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August 26, 2009

Attitude Chair — Episode 2: Invented by Homer Simpson?

Toiletchair

Just hours after Episode 1 appeared yesterday, Thomas Kvamme — the newest member of my Crack Research Team (so new he's just finding out now along with the rest of you) — chimed in as follows:

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Now hold on just one second...

Granted, I can't read whatever language the original site is written in but I am pretty sure they don't credit the real inventor of this chair — Homer Simpson:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Evergreen_Terrace

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Sure enough, if you click on Thomas's link you will find, buried deep in the Wikipedia exegesis of the September 20, 1998 episode of "The Simpsons" entitled "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace" the following: "Feeling despondent over his failure to invent anything useful, his invention career is saved when he reveals he added two hinged legs to a chair making it impossible to tip over backwards. However, his hopes are dashed when he notices his poster of Edison shows his idol sitting in the same type of chair, which indicates Edison has already invented Homer's untippable chair. But Homer also finds out no one else has seen the extra legs on Edison's chair, and thus Edison has never received public credit for inventing it. So he sets out with Bart and his electric hammer to the Edison Museum in New Jersey to destroy the chair."

Well, there it is.

All credit to Homer Simpson, then, for this among many other wonderful additions to our weird, wonderful world.

Yo, Thomas — stop cheesing and get back to work.

Slacker.

August 26, 2009 at 05:01 PM | Permalink


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Wait, wait -- The Toilet Attitude Chair!

NO! -- the LIGHTED Toilet Attitude Chair!

Although one could make a case, I guess, that the Toilet Chair all by itself, outside the toilet space, is evidence of a certain attitude.

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 26, 2009 6:23:05 PM

Well, shit. As it were.
I was looking at Homer's "toilet chair" in the picture, and also thinking about that lit-up cat-poop scoop, and I thought == outside the box, as instructed -- hey, a lighted toilet paper dispenser! Yeah! For people who don't want to fumble around in the dark, you know. This is great, I've never seen one, I have GOT to be the first...but there's this:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5624025.html

And this one, too, which I kind of like:

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6000658.html



Posted by: Flautist | Aug 26, 2009 6:15:57 PM

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