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Meet The Simpsons, Upworthy Style

January 28, 2014  |  11:00am
Meet <em>The Simpsons</em>, Upworthy Style

Do you love The Simpsons? Do you hate Upworthy, or at least find it annoying when writers with a YouTube link and an arsenal of four different phrases shove inspirational content down your throat? Then we’ve got the website for you, because there’s no better place to celebrate your adoration of The Simpsons and indulge your disdain for viral content quite like Upworthy: Springfield.

Happily, this is exactly what it sounds like: It’s a Tumblr that uses screen shots from Simpsons episodes and adds one of those cloying Upworthy headlines to subvert the whole form and make you laugh like Nelson, but with more joy and maybe a tad less cruelty.

Anyone can submit an entry, and the results so far have been superb. My personal favorite is a picture of Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel with the headline: “Some Folk’ll Never Eat a Skunk. When You Find Out Which Folk’ll, Your Assumptions About Rural America Will Never Be The Same.” Here’s another, to give you an idea of the look:

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Each page also comes with one of those annoying pop-up questions, which on Upworthy force you to hit the big orange “I agree!” button to prove you’re not a bigot. In this case, though, the pop-up comes with different messages, such as: “Cannons are designed to hurt. They’re designed to hurt” or “Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.” These are sentiments to which I’ll happily agree.

Again, you can find all the entries here. Judging by the home page, the Tumblr was started by Twitter user VirgilTexas, so if you like it, give him or her a follow.

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