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Writer, director, producer and co-creator of “The Simpsons,” Sam Simon, died at the spry age of 59.

Simon worked with Matt Groening on the deeply unfunny “The Tracey Ullman Show” where he helped produce cartoon commercial buffers of a family called “The Simpsons,” (known at the time as “The Only Reason to Watch ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’”).

“The Simpsons” became a spin-off that was slightly more successful than “The Tracey Ullman Show.”  The show has been on for 26 years (so far) and it was extremely funny for the first nine of those seasons.  (Seriously, Bart’s dead, just pull the plug already.)

After four years, Simon retired to enjoy his millions and millions of dollars.  He signed a deal that would make him over $10 million a year.  Just a typical one-percenter asshole.

With his time and money, Simon founded the Malibu-based Sam Simon Foundation (egotist)  which was worth nearly $23 million as of 2011 (rich asshole).

The foundation rescues hungry and stray dogs.

Oh….

Well, I’m sure he just did that to look good.  Because we all know that if you’re rich, you’re a prick.  It’s a basic fact.  It was probably just a do-nothing charity set up as a tax shelter.

When rescuing the dogs, the foundation then trains them to be service dogs, to help people with disabilities,  primarily the deaf.  It also provides a free mobile spay and neutering service for low-income pet owners, free operations for sick dogs, and trains dogs to help soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sam Simon, selling the whole "I care about dogs" thing to the IRS.

Sam Simon, selling the whole “I care about dogs” thing to the IRS.

OK,… fine, he does one good thing and we have to treat him like a saint…

His other pet charities include PETA; international nonprofit Save the Children; and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a global marine conservation organization. His generosity led the latter in 2012 to name one of the four ships in its fleet of vessels — used to hinder whaling and illegal fishing — the M/Y Simon.

Yeah… well…  I’m sure there’s some nefarious reasoning behind this bullshit facade.  There’s some ulterior motive here.

In a 2007 interview, Simon said that his money was “well spent just for the pleasure it gives me.”

Man, it really burns me up how some of these rich assholes make it so hard to hate them…

This hit goes to: Jami!  She reclaims the lead from Bean (who gets a reprieve from being a dick) and is the first to break the triple digit barrier!

Nancy Reagan, somehow, continues to live.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 120 – (Diem Brown – 70, Sam Simon – 50)

Tailgating with Jesus: 90 – (Jean Béliveau – 20, Ernie Banks – 20, Jerry Tarkanian – 20, Minnie Minoso -10)

Anne: 70 – (Lesley Gore – 40, Joe Cocker – 30)

Gianna: 70 – (Ahmad “Real” Givens – 70)

Nikki: 60 – (Stuart Scott – 60)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 40 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10, Cardinal Karl Josef Becker – 20)

Fearless Ghoul Pool Administrator: 30 – (King Abdullah – 10, Joe Franklin – 20)

Anne: 30 – ()

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

Babysitter: 20 – (Leonard Nimoy – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 – (Ralph H Baer – 10, Edward W. Brooke III – 10)

The Girl on Fire: 20 – (Mario Cuomo – 20)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)

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