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  1. Things We Saw Today: The Princess Who Saved Herself

    Things We Saw Today

    If Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak's Kickstarter gets $7k more dollars, they'll make a comic for kids based on Coulton's song "The Princess Who Saved Herself," which is about a princess who convinces all the monsters that threaten her to join her rock band, as a stretch goal. I'll just leave a link to it here. (MTV Geek, Youtube, Kickstarter)

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  2. Days of Futurama Past: Comedy Central Ends The Show’s Run Sep. 4

    Futurama has been cancelled before, but it looks like this time it might really, truly be over. Comedy Central has decided not to order any more episodes of the show, and will just it march slowly to its death on September 4th as it closes out its seventh season. The news will no doubt upset fans, but the show's executive producer David X. Cohen isn't surprised.

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  3. Actually, The Simpsons Does Not Take Place in Oregon

    Never Mind

    Hey, remember that time earlier this week when Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, said that the town of Springfield, where the show takes place, is located in Oregon? It was an announcement that dispelled over two decades of speculation as to where this generic-sounding town was in these United States. Well, you can forget about it -- Groening says he's been misquoted, and The Simpsons does not take place in Springfield, Oregon. But I hope Portlandia does a sketch about this anyway.

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  4. Matt Groening Reveals The Simpsons Springfield is Named After the One in Oregon

    In an interview with Smithsonian Magazine, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening revealed the one and only burning question fans of the show have ever wanted to know: Where is Springfield?

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  5. No Money And No Simpsons Make Us Something, Something

    The Boob Tube

    Go crazy? Don't mind if I do! You remember that Simpsons Tree House of Horror skit that was based on The Shining? That's kind of how I'm feeling right now. Because of arguments over money between Fox and the principle voice actors of The Simpsons, the show may soon end its 20+ year run.

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  6. New Futurama Episodes Coming in June

    We rejoiced when we heard that Futurama might come back to TV, but now we know for sure, and we've got a date: Comedy Central will air the first of 26 new episodes of Matt Groening's sci-fi cult hit in June.

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