Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt!

Today is Matt Groening's birthday. He probably would hate to hear it , but through his "Life in Hell" strip and later "The Simpsons" he's been a huge influence in my life. I started reading reading the Life in Hell strip in 1980 when I moved to SoCal--it was new, I was new....I could totally relate to the angst.
You know the old one...."If I could have dinner with three famous people....who would they be?" For me, Matt would be one. The other two people would be Julia Child and Brett Favre, although I think I might be on the lookout for a replacement for Brett.


Miss Healthypants said...

He is sooo freakin' talented!!

So Cal Peeper said...

I always loved 'Life in Hell'. I can still remember, "I Plead of Alignment, to the flakes, of the Untitled Snakes of a merry cow...And to the Republicans, for which they scam, One nacho, underpants, with libertines and jugs of wine for owls..."

A good substitute lately has been "Tales of Mere Existence" on YouTube:

MaryRuth said...

MHP--...and humble about it!
SoCal--that is one of my faves too. I can't say the pledge without that going through my of these days I'll probably say it out loud and get arrested or something. I like that link you gave--thanks!