22 Times 'The Simpsons' Accurately Predicted The Future

If you’ve been a longtime viewer of The Simpsons, then you know that the writers they pick for the show are basically clairvoyant.

Now maybe you can just chalk it up to humanity being predictably ridiculous, or the fact that the show’s been around forever, so the writers are bound to cover everything that’s going to happen in the scope of past, present, and future history, but there are some seriously impressive social phenomenons that the show’s got right on the nose. 

Here are some of the craziest ones. 


Siegfried and Roy being attacked by their tigers.

S05E10: “$ pringfield” aired in 1993, in 2003 the garish entertainment duo encountered called it quits after Roy was mauled by the tiger and left part-paralyzed


Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show.

S23E22: “Lisa Goes Gaga” in 2012 predicted the pop sensation would be rocking the Super Bowl festivities mid-game. In 2017, she did just that


Trump getting elected President.

S11E17: “Bart to the Future” made a joke of a dystopian future where Donald Trump somehow was elected President. 16 years later and that ridiculousness actually came to pass. 


Mutant tomatoes.

S11E5: “E-I-E-I-D’oh!” debuted in 1999, and 14 years later, mutant tomatoes started popping up in Japan in wake of the Fukushima disaster


Autocorrect frustrations.

S6E19: “Lisa’s Wedding” came out way back in 1995. In the episode, Lisa and Marge talk with a phone that has video capabilities and lo and behold, an annoying autocorrect feature. Sound familiar? 


Broken voter machine.

S20E4: “Treehouse of Horror XIX” came out in 2008. Then in 2012, the exact same thing happened


The discovery of “The God Particle”.

S10E2: “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace” came out in 1998 and it features Homer at a blackboard with an equation written on it. That equation predicted the mass of an undiscovered particle: the Higgs Boson, or “God Particle” that ended up being a huge scientific breakthrough


The inexplicable theft of a lemon tree.

S6E24: “Lemon of Troy” aired in 1995. The episode featured residents of rival town, Shelbyville, stealing a lemon tree from Springfield. Life imitated art when a lemon tree was uprooted, for no reason, in the same exact fashion, in 2013


The NSA Spying Scandal.

The Simpsons Movie in 2007 depicted the NSA as this huge organization spying on all American citizens. Now it might’ve seemed like hyperbole back then, but it turns out they got it pretty much right


Lisa’s fiance from the future talking into his watch.


S6E19: “Lisa’s Wedding” debuted in 1995, and now we’ve got a wave of smartwatches that do all sorts of crazy stuff


TV Evangelists worshipping money.


S7E12: “Team Homer” shows TV preachers being obsessed with worshipping money. Then Pope Francis said this in 2013


America’s Ebola “outbreak”.

S9E3: “Lisa’s Sax” shows Marge reading Curious George and the Ebola Virus in 1997. In 2014, America was very, very afraid of Ebola


Horse meat as a “secret” ingredient.


S5E19: “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” aired in 1994, featuring the lunch lady putting horse meat in children’s lunches. In 2013, a bunch of popular food products were found to have horse meat in them.  


FIFA’s corruption.

 S25E16: “You Don’t Have To Live Like A Referee” aired in 2014 featuring a character who bore an eerie resemblance to the same officials arrested on corruption charges


Hamburger earmuffs.


S10E2: “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace” featured this weird fashion trend in 1998 well before this product hit the market in 2010


Greece’s economic collapse.

S23E10: “Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson” aired in 2012 and cracked a joke about Greece being put up on eBay. In 2015, Greece went into default


Ringo taking 20 years to write back to his fans.

S2E18: “Brush with Greatness” had Ringo say he’ll write back to each and every one of his fans, even if takes him “20 years”. In 2013, Paul McCartney of the Beatles responded to a fan’s mail 50 years later. 


Predicting someone would win the nobel prize six years before they did.

S22E1: “Elementary School Music” aired in 2010, saying that an MIT Professor would win a Nobel prize, which he did, in 2016. 


Future Lisa’s college librarian was a robot.

S6E19: “Lisa’s Wedding” debuted in 1995. Her college’s librarian was a robot, and, well, we now have robotic libraries. So there


Baby translator.

S3E24: “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?” came out in 1992. The episode featured a baby translator that could let you know what your infant is saying. Now, there’s an app that recognizes the type of cry your baby is giving you


Disney buys out Fox.

 S10E5: “When You Dish Upon A Star”, nearly 20 years before Disney bought out Fox, predicted the animation studio giant would own 20th Century Fox in 1998. In 2017, Disney purchased Fox for $ 66.1 billion. 


Homer sells cooking grease for money.

S10E1: “Lard of the Dance” came out in 1998 where Homer has a get-rich-quick scheme stealing and selling grease. In 2013, thieves were found smuggling grease for pretty much the exact same reason

What I want to know is why the writers of The Simpsons aren’t using their future prediction powers for good. Or maybe there’s a secret organization that’s forcing them to deliver their message in cartoon-joke form, so no one takes it seriously? Illuminati. 

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Woman Reported Missing By Her Mom Ends Up On 'The Bachelor'

The sad reality of “missing persons” is that in most cases, the individuals aren’t missing at all: they’re usually dead.

In order for law enforcement to legally declare someone dead, there has to be a body. And if there’s no body, then that individual is reported as missing, unless someone files a petition for the person to be declared dead in absence.

Rebekah Martinez was officially declared missing by her mother on November 18th, 2017, but thankfully she wasn’t missing or harmed at all.

Even though she was featured in a cover story placed by the Northcoast Journal, Rebekah Martinez was never in any danger.

The last Rebekah’s mother heard, her daughter left home in Fresno to go and work on marijuana farm in Humboldt county. She called police in the area to report her daughter as missing, which is what prompted the publication to include the young woman’s photo in their cover story.

After posting the article on Facebook, the Northcoast Journal asked users if they recognized anyone in the list.

Amy Bonner O’Brien, from Trinidad, noticed that one of the faces looked very familiar: she was a contestant on the most current season of The Bachelor. She immediately phoned police to let them know that the woman who was reported missing was currently on a reality TV program, making her not much of a missing person.

Rebekah posted a few weeks ago that she was going to get off of social media and be away from her phone for a few weeks, but apparently, her mother didn’t get the memo.

And then, on November 22nd, a few weeks later, like she promised, she was back on social media announcing that her technology fast was over, she was back online, and that she was going to be a contestant on the upcoming season of The Bachelor.

Martinez, after hearing the news, seems to have taken the whole thing mix-up in stride.

And even roasted herself for this her adorable driver’s license photograph.

The story’s being picked up by a bunch of media outlets, which will only help Rebekah’s career. She’s been captioning stills from the show on her social media account with illuminating messages like the one below:

In her defense though, her account’s been pretty great even before she was on The Bachelor.

Martinez is one of the show’s younger contestants at 22-years-old, and the age difference between her and this season’s main dude, 35-year-old Arie Luyendyk Jr., has a bunch of people talking.

Something she’s not really happy about.

At the very least she seems to be getting a kick out of her Instagram comments.

And a kick out of weird face-morphing apps.

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'The Last Jedi' Director Responds To Backlash Over Shirtless Adam Driver Scene

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He certainly isn’t the first shirtless Jedi…

Warning: spoilers ahead!

If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson’s latest installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, you may have been caught off guard by Adam Driver’s shirtless Kylo Ren in a scene with Daisy Ridley’s Rey.

Johnson, the film’s writer and director, told PEOPLE the scene was not gratuitous:

It’s all about those Force connection scenes. The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.

Though some fans didn’t care for the scene, others had a different reaction:

And Johnson knew Driver was ready for it:

Adam looks so damn good because he’d been training hardcore for the past six months for those fight scenes. I’m like, ‘Eh. He looks so good. We should put him up there.’

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The Director Of 'The Last Jedi' Just Responded To Massive Backlash On The Internet

It has been a week since The Last Jedi released and the world is still torn on it. While everyone agrees that it was a very, very different kind of Star Wars film, no one can seem to agree if that is a good thing or not. Should the franchise remain what we know and love? Or should it evolve into something different?

Wherever you fall on this debate, I, for one at least think it is good we are having it. One of the biggest complaints about Hollywood is that they make the same things over and over again. So shouldn’t we be wanting something new? 

Was The Last Jedi too new?

Director Rian Johnson has finally chimed in on this issue. While I think we all suspected that he would stand by his work, he did also mention that dividing people was never his intention. 

But much like The Last Jedi itself people are really divided on Johnson’s answer. 

This will be a fight that lasts a long time. It will only end when the light side and the dark side can strike a balance. 

[h/t Mashable]

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Ann Coulter Got A Grilling No One Expected From The Hosts Of 'The View'

Ann Coulter Got A Grilling No One Expected From The Hosts Of ‘The View’

Yes, most of the time the hosts of The View just like to chat without much interest in any big “scoop.” Every once in a while, however, the five co-hosts decide to BRING THE HEAT. Ann Coulter, who visited the show this past Monday, May 2nd, could definitely feel it.

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Ann tells the story of having her recent speaking engagement at UC Berkeley cancelled. Though The View team picks up on some small discrepancies, they decide to fight that battle another day, making a point about the importance of free speech even when you don’t like a person’s message.

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Whoopi goes so far as to compare Ann’s cancelled speech to her recently cancelled stand-up engagement in Clearwater, Florida. Goldberg continued:

Berkeley, you made a mistake, man. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. That’s the law.

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Things heat up as The View asks Coulter about The President. Coulter claims she refers to Trump as “The Emperor God.” At one point, host Joy Behar says “She’s kidding, she’s a comedian,” to which Coulter replies, “No, I totally do,” before bemoaning Republicans in Congress.

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The View then begins to go after Coulter with a journalistic tenacity no one was expecting, grilling her on Trump’s dishonesty with the media. When confronted with the fact that President Trump repeatedly lies to the press, Coulter responds:

He doesn’t lie — he’s a B.S.-er

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The hosts then ask Coulter whether she thought Trump was lying when he claimed President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States. Coulter responded that she doesn’t count anything he said before he started running for President. This caused one very vocal audience member to shout what we were all thinking:


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When asked about Trump’s lack of action on the border wall, Coulter aims the blame at congressional Republicans who didn’t begin working on the wall right away when they found out Donald Trump would be president.

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Wow! The next time we need hypocrisy taken down a notch, let’s put them on with Whoopi and Joy! These ladies know how to get stuff done.

Here’s the full video:

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68-Year-Old Hardcore Singer Known As 'The Grindmother' Is The Internet's Latest Crush

Grindcore is a pretty extreme genre of music that surfaced in the mid-1980s. If you took hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, industrial, and noise rock, and threw them all in the oldest, rattly blender you had, you’d get grindcore. It’s definitely an acquired taste, and not one that you would think a 68-year-old grandma would not only rock out to, but thrive in.

When you take age gap into consideration, music is one of the first major differences that come to mind. If I turn the radio on nowadays, I often catch myself turning the steering wheel into the opposing lane at the same time just to make it stop. Grindmother has definitely bridged that gap and then some.

It all started when she went to her son’s recording studio to provide backup vocals (read: screams) for his band, Corrupt Leaders. It became clear that she had a knack for it, which led to her starting her own band with her son and releasing the single History Repeats that has been seen millions of times worldwide, earning her fans all over the world, which includes a huge following in Japan.

Check out their live rehearsal video below:

She caught the attention of many celebrities, one of which was Ozzy Osbourne, who tweeted her video last year.

Her popularity has risen steadily, and she and her band are now preparing to go on tour. Her friends don’t quite appreciate the music as much as she does, but it sounds like they’re supportive of her rise to fame.

She even did an interview recently on Canadian television. When she’s not screaming her lungs out, she sounds like any other grandma does. Who knows what hidden talents they’re all hiding from us.

The appreciation isn’t one way, either. She’s very thankful that her fans have accepted and encouraged her music.

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