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On this episode we discuss the episode that gives us our name, The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson. We begin by talking about the claim that the line "jerks in tower one" was regrettable. The conversation touches on many things including how America copes with tragedy and the role of censorship in media. We also take time to analyze the episode's depictions of Homer and Marge. Are Homer's actions in this episode in line with his regular behavior on the show? Does the episode make Marge come off as a small town homebody with no ambition? All that plus diarrhea and homeless people. Enjoy!

Direct download: Ep_15_-_Whats_in_a_Name.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT
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After a slightly longer than usual break we are back to discuss politics in The Simpsons. We begin with a quick discussion of Edna Krabappel voiced by Marcia Wallace who sadly passed away recently. Our main discussion is centered around three questions: can a TV cartoon create political change, does the show have a political party bias, and lastly is politics the topic the show is most cynical about. We hope you enjoy the show and look forward to hearing from you.

Direct download: Ep_14_-_Politics_and_The_Simpsons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT
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Food is an ever present theme on The Simpsons so us Jerks  decided to sit down and chat about it. How does the show handle America's obesity and overconsumption? Is food Homer's biggest vice? Will Bart grow up to be overweight? All this and more on the latest all Simpsons podcast from The Jerks From Tower One. 

Direct download: Ep_13_-_Food_and_The_Simpsons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT
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On this episode we fight and bite our way through a conversation centered around Itchy and Scratchy. We discuss how The Simpsons have used the show within a show as a vehicle to give their viewers insight into the creative process and of course to poke some fun at themselves. The conversation also covers the careers of Roger Meyers JR and his late father, what Itchy and Scratchy episode is the most disturbing, and a ton of other topics.

Direct download: Ep_12_-_The_World_of_Itchy_and_Scratchy_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT
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With summer fast approaching us Jerks dig into some classic summer time Simspons episodes. Throughout the podcast we discuss some great moments and talk about how our experiences with camp, having a pool, and going down the shore compare to those of The Simpsons. 

Direct download: Ep_11_-_The_Simpsons_in_Summer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT
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For Episode 10 us Jerks dive into The Simspons overseas travels. Our main focus will be on how the show has handled making jokes about other cultures and whether or not any responsibility is called for when doing that. On top of that we talk about our favorite one-off characters The Simpsons have met in other places and where we want the family to visit. 

Direct download: Ep_10_-_The_Simpsons_Around_the_World.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT
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In Episode 9 us Jerks discuss The Simpsons Movie. We talk about our hopes for the movie before it was released as well as what we thought worked and what didn't. Mixed in for good measure are some debates about the showing of Bart's "special area" and the decision to not use Hank Scorpio as the villain. As usual, fans of our wonderful tangents will not go home angry. Enjoy the episode and remember to share your thoughts via twitter or email.

Direct download: Ep_9_-_The_Simpsons_Movie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT
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In this episode us Jerks discuss one of Springfield's favorite past times, BOOZE! We get into the show's depiction of the negative side effects of alcohol, where boozin' ranks amongst other vices in the town, our favorite times when drinking is a starting point for an episode, and the portrayl of the two characters most tightly caught up in Duff's grip Homer and Barney. For the tangent lovers we throw in stories about a kid who got alcohol poisoning during college summer orientation, Adam Smith's fears of unregulated capitalism, straight edge hardcore punk, and collecting Marlboro Miles.

Direct download: Ep_8_-_Alcohol_in_Springfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EDT
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In Episode 7 - Love in Springfield us Jerks tackle The Simpsons' portrayal of love and relationships throughout the years. We discuss some overarching themes, individual episodes, and some tangents on things like rapper Juvenile, middle school sex education, and the psychological damage internet porngraphy is inflicting on today's youth.

Direct download: Ep_7_-_Love_in_Springfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT
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The Jerks from Tower One talk about moments from their favorite sports related episodes of The Simpsons. Mixed in for good measure are conversations on sweaty jock straps, sneaker related murder, and hating the Dallas Cowboys.

Direct download: Ep_6_-_Sports_and_The_Simpsons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT
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