News and Notes
Diehard Simpsons fans have long used the Internet for critiquing episodes and discussing favorite characters. In the early days, the conversation was limited to a couple of Usenet newsgroups. Today, we have the Simpsons Archive -- a massive collaboration that offers an exhaustive, ever-growing concordance of all things Simpson. The searchable episode capsules are great if you're looking for specific Homer/Barney dialogue, while the FAQs, guides, and lists will prove invaluable as you research your doctoral thesis on "The Fin de Siecle Rebirth of the Prime-Time Cartoon." Does the world really need a complete list of Bart's chalkboard openings? Maybe not. But it's a comfort just to know it's there.