Homer Simpson

How to be a multimillionaire - well, at least for one day

What would you do if you suddenly had HK$14 million? A reader was recently confronted with that very question when he checked his internet bank account with Standard Chartered and was surprised to find more than HK$14 million deposited there.

Saturday, 1 May, 2010, 12:00am

The greatest cartoon ever made

With something in it for every taste, The Simpsons Movie sums up American culture in one neat little package. While well-informed adults will laugh at the witty and satirical punchlines, toddlers will enjoy watching Bart skateboard nude across town to get a burger.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Homer's odyssey

Set in the fictional middle American town of Springfield, The Simpsons is America's longest running cartoon series and one of the most recognisable and popular shows on the planet. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are as well known as any of the famous names who have queued up to make guest appearances.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The Simpsons Movie

Starring the voices of: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Director: David Silverman

Category: IIA

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The gentleman of the press

Acceptance' is a word that plays heavily on the mind of John Simpson, the indefatigable BBC world affairs editor. His unconventional upbringing, which saw him choose to live with his bullying father over his mother at the age of seven, his regular attendance at church despite a disbelief in God ('I don't think many of the vicars and bishops ... really believe in God either.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

No laughing matter

Doh! The ever-subversive Simpsons, along with other foreign cartoons such as Pokemon, Doraemon, Mickey Mouse and the Teletubbies, are to be banned from the mainland's prime-time television - between 5pm and 8pm - from next month.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Homer puts it on-line for Pentiums

In a seemingly unlikely match, Intel's high-powered Pentium II microprocessors have been partnered with a donut-loving, Duff beer-swilling nuclear power plant worker.

10 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Marge's way

Poor Marge Simpson finally gets some help in organising, feeding and clothing her monstrous clan in tonight's episode of The Simpsons (World, 7pm), but she has to break down completely first and lose chunks of that extraordinary vertical blue hair.

16 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

New take, old idea

The lesson to be learnt from comparing the two competing new series that start tonight is that it takes more than a new plot idea to make a refreshingly new series.

5 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

TV's influence

FOR years I have been sceptical about parents who blame television for the weird nature of their kids, until a few nights ago when our six-year-old son 'mooned' us when we told him to go to bed.

When asked where he learned this charming behaviour, he said: 'Homer Simpson, of course.' I am sure we all know Homer Simpson, father to that horrific Bart.

16 May 1995 - 12:00am

Why do we persecute our poor fund managers?

ANYONE wondering why the fund managers seem to be getting so worked up about the issue of commission rebates will find the answer in the size of the sums involved.

For Jardine Fleming, two independent whispers put last year's figure at US$70 million, with Wardley and Schroders slightly less, say US$50 million each.

30 Jul 1994 - 12:00am