“This shot is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted.”

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FXX is going to have a 12-day Simpsons marathon, playing all 552 episodes.  In appreciation of the series, we’ve compiled several of our Simpsons interviews into one show. 

Since The Simpsons began, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross has interviewed many people who have had a hand creating the show – from Matt Groening in 1989 and 2003 to  two of the writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss in 1992. Gross also talked with actors who do the voices, including Nancy Cartwright, who plays Bart, in 2007; Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge in 1994; Hank Azaria, the voice of Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum and others in 2004.

Here, Simpsons creator Matt Groening tells Terry about how they occasionally got in trouble with the Fox network: 

"At the beginning, virtually anything we did would get somebody upset and now it seems like the people who are eager to be offended — and this country is full of people who are eager to be offended. They’ve given up on our show. We got into trouble a few years ago for — Homer is watching an anti-drinking commercial and it said, "Warning! Beer causes rectal cancer." And Homer responds by saying, "Mmm beer." Fox didn’t want us to do that because beer advertisers are a big part of the Fox empire and it turns out the writer was able to track down the actual fact where some studies show that indeed it does — or did or has a tendency to [cause cancer] — so we were able to keep it in."

Photo: Courtesy of Fox 

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The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 1964.

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Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston dressed as each other’s characters at a Breaking Bad cast party.

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Behind the scenes of The Shining

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“Poisonous compounds are like yin and yang, dark and light,” says Mark Siddall, the curator of the division of invertebrate biology at the American Museum of Natural History. “They’re often medicinal on the one hand, lethal on the other. That something is poisonous doesn’t make it bad; it’s what we do with it.”

Deborah Blum, journalist and author of The Poisoners Handbook, spoke with him about the toxic natures of snakes and spiders, frogs and fish, bees and even birds. 

Read the full conversation in the New York Times, and learn more about Dr. Siddall’s new book, Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences. 

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The deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Bülent Arinç, faced global backlash this week as he stated that “[women] should not laugh in public.” In response, women everywhere have been posting pictures of themselves smiling and laughing online, with the hashtag #direnkahkaha (Turkish for ‘resist laughter’). The reaction has had international reach, with high-profile celebrities getting involved, including Emma Watson who posted a photograph of her laughing on Twitter.
As Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” and at OUP, we couldn’t agree more. From the science behind why we laugh to laughter among deaf signers, and from humorous quotations to how we can interpret our smiles, there are plenty of resources for you to explore and let yourself giggle along to. And if that doesn’t work, well, there are always plenty of cat gifs.
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The deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Bülent Arinç, faced global backlash this week as he stated that “[women] should not laugh in public.” In response, women everywhere have been posting pictures of themselves smiling and laughing online, with the hashtag #direnkahkaha (Turkish for ‘resist laughter’). The reaction has had international reach, with high-profile celebrities getting involved, including Emma Watson who posted a photograph of her laughing on Twitter.

As Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” and at OUP, we couldn’t agree more. From the science behind why we laugh to laughter among deaf signers, and from humorous quotations to how we can interpret our smiles, there are plenty of resources for you to explore and let yourself giggle along to. And if that doesn’t work, well, there are always plenty of cat gifs.

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