Let me say publicly that DonBoy’s answer exudes a combination of intuitive genius and confidence that make me think DonBoy is going to do big things in his life. -- Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics blog)
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Simpsons Already Did It


GLENDALE, California (AP) -- A jury has awarded $15.6 million to a man whose image was used for years without his permission on Taster's Choice coffee labels.

The Simpsons, Season 8, Episode 22 ("In Marge We Trust"):

Homer brings to the kids to the dump and there they find a box with Homer's face on it, which really creeps him out.

Although in that case:

Homer investigates the box and finds out that it is a Japanese dish detergent. He calls up Japan to inquire further and they send him a promotional videotape, which clears up the mystery behind Homer's face. It is the company's logo; a combination between a fish and a light bulb.

Powered by Blogger Weblog Commenting by
free website counter