Next month, The Simpsons will celebrate 30 years since its first episode – the festive Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire – debuted, with Danny admitting he never anticipated the show would achieve even a fraction of the success that it has.
He told Joe: “All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did.
“So, you have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no-one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.”
Wagner has been locked in a battle to take the towns of Bakhmut and Soledar in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, where Western and Ukrainian officials have said it is using convicts as cannon fodder. The U.S. Treasury Department, as part of action targeting dozens of people and entities in an effort to degrade Russia's ability to wage the war, said it designated Wagner Group as a "significant transnational criminal organization" on Thursday. "Wagner personnel have engaged in an ongoing pattern of serious criminal activity, including mass executions, rape, child abductions, and physical abuse in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali," the Treasury said in a statement.
The Bank of England looks on course to raise its main interest rate by half a percentage point to 4% on Feb. 2, but economists will be looking keenly for signals that this 10th consecutive rate rise will be one of the BoE's last. The BoE was the first major economy central bank to begin tightening after the COVID-19 pandemic, lifting rates from a record-low 0.1% in December 2021. But Britain's inflation rate hit a 41-year high of 11.1% in October, driven in large part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The cat is out of the bag with the announcement Robbie Williams will star as the voice of Felix, the feline behind the cat food brand, in a newly recorded song. The 48-year-old pop star sings It’s Great To Be A Cat, a tune set to feature in new Felix adverts.
Social media posts claim Canada's parliament is considering bills that do everything from confiscating guns to forcibly vaccinating individuals. This is misleading; while the Liberal government is backing broad gun control legislation, there is no federal effort to reintroduce Covid-19 shot mandates."Research this," says a December 22, 2022 Facebook post that includes a list of bills Canada's parliament is said to be "passing."The post includes an image with a list of legislation that will suppo
A huge elephant seal who has been causing a stir in Victoria, Australia, interrupted a dog owner’s usual walk on a favorite pier on January 22, after rangers roped off the structure so the sea creature could loll undisturbed.Local diver Jules Casey captured footage of the seal at Camerons Bight in the seaside town of Blairgowrie and posted it on Instagram.What’s believed to be the same seal was spotted in Point Lonsdale on January 20, and spotted again in Blairgowrie on January 23.Casey said an unintended consequence of the seal taking up residence on the jetty on the 22nd was that it interrupted her usual dog-walking routine with her two canines, Eko and Salty.Casey’s Instagram post noted that “most mornings” she takes the pair of dogs for a walk at Camerons Bight beach. “They love to explore the little jetty, but today they weren’t allowed on the jetty because we had a very special visitor,” her caption noted.The seal, she said, “caused a great deal of excitement amongst the locals and tourists wanting to visit her. So the local wildlife rangers have roped off the area to ensure people keep a respectable distance so as not to disturb her while she is resting.”The footage from Casey, a keen diver in the area’s waters, shows the seal galumphing along the pier, before dropping back in the water. Additional footage then shows the seal enjoying a snooze on the beach. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful