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Rapping at my chamber door . . .

Never let it be said that "The Simpsons" have no redeeming value. After watching the Halloween episode (from Season 2), he's become interested in Edgar Allen Poe. Last night at the library, he checked out a collection of Poe's stories and poems. Right now, I'm listening him to read aloud "The Raven." He's giving a wonderfully dramatic reading, too.

He's also expressed interest in reading "Fall of the House of Usher."


(Of course, he also learned "eat my shorts" from that episode, but let's ignore that, shall we)?


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Sep. 13th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
About that first sentence, shouldn't it have read:
Let it be said "The Simpsons" have no redeeming value - 'Nevermore'? LOL

That is one of my favorite episodes, BTW.
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Hee! I like your version. :)

It is a good episode, but I think my current favorite is the one where Lisa has a substitute teacher. She is so sweet, I lovelovelove Lisa. Of course, it's important for me to note that I've only watched a fraction of the episodes. We've got the first two seasons, and I've seen an episode here and there over the years. So, I'm sure there are other gems I've yet to discover. The way Connor is eating these up, we'll probably by at least a few more seasons. It is a good show. I just need to keep reminding him that Bart and Homer are comedy; Lisa and Marge are role models. I must keep repeating that before he starts acting TOO much like Bart (and he doesn't have far to go; really, he's pretty Bartesque without any help from the show). :D
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the Simpson's version of The Raven. I haven't watched the Simpsons regularly in years, but that's one of my favorite episodes of the ones I've seen. There's also a very funny Harry Potter parody with Mr. Burns as Voldemort which I love, and the episode w/ John Waters in it is great. Those are my 3 favorites, although there's an awful lot to choose from.

The Raven is a great poem, which I don't say lightly because I'm not a big poetry fan. I also like Annabel Lee, which for some reason I memorized at some point in my life.
Sep. 13th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I wanna see the Harry Potter one. (I'll have to check which season it is; maybe that will be the next season we buy. Since the kids don't get any older each year, it doesn't really matter the order in which we watch them, does it)? I like "The Raven" too - and I, like you, am NOT a poetry fan. It's pretty cool to listen to Connor read it; he's putting a lot of emotion into it.
Sep. 14th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
You realize your have to do a voicepost of this, right?
Sep. 18th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
That is one of my favorite lines from a Simpsons episode... "Quoth the raven... Eat my shorts!" LOL...
Sep. 24th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
"he also learned "eat my shorts" from that episode"

Don't have a cow, Mom!
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