Area Man Has Opinion On Oscar-Nominated Short

Maggie Simpson’s animated adventure “The Longest Daycare,” screened before last year’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, has been nominated for an Academy Award. I didn’t see the thing until five minutes ago, and my reactions are thus: Thank Jeebus a cinematic “Simpsons” product of merit has come along to atone for that deflated mess in 2007 they called The Simpsons Movie. Let me also jam in the requisite complaint that “The Simpsons” tv show hasn’t been able to do anything with a fraction of this much soul since Dikembe Mutombo played for Atlanta.

Where is the soul, “Simpsons” brain trust? Where is the love? Must you give us irony in place of balls, balls in place of brains, and brains in place of soul? I used to think it was the lengthier commercial breaks that killed your show but that’s been disproven by about fifty different programs of similar time restraint since 2001.

P.S. I’m aware I’m screaming into an empty void and that if you line up all the complaints middle-aged Gen Xers have about “The Simpsons” they’d stretch from here to Eternia. I apologizing for adding to the problem.

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