Our school didn’t teach sax.

/Our school didn’t teach sax.

Interesting look on the lasting legacy of Lisa Simpson, arguably the cartoon avatar of Millennial social justice angst, as well as Yeardley Smith, the woman behind the voice. [Content warning for some parts of the article, that deal with Smith’s disordered eating and self-image issues.]

One of the things that kind of stands out to me, as someone who grew up watching The Simpsons (when I first saw it I was nine, i.e. one year older than Lisa and one year younger than Bart) but who hasn’t seen a single episode since the 90s is that, well… I have seen almost all of the episodes referenced in the article. Take that as you will, I suppose.

2018-03-05T11:38:34+00:0019th August, 2018|Tags: culture, pop culture|


  1. Vickie 21st August, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Lisa was my favourite character (“was” because I also haven’t seen the show in ages and the character might have evolved?). When we’re younger, friends often asked if I meant Bart, because I’ve never been articulate enough to explain why I liked her, and they all liked her brother instead. Well, there, half an article on the character!

    • Alis 21st August, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Lisa was always my favourite, too. And seriously, like… Bart? Why would anyone like Bart? I already went to school with asshole pre-pubescent boys, I didn’t need another one in my life. >_<

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