Homer Jay SimpsonThe other day, Taryn and I were watching TV when we saw a PSA about bullies in the school yard. This sparked a brief discussion about what we would tell James if he was being tormented by a bully. Right on cue, I went into a dialogue about how I'd teach James to fight dirty because "we Boons sometimes have to bend the rules a little in order to hold our own". I even did my best Homer and threw in a little "and there's nothing wrong with hitting someone when his back is turned". These references, obviously, are to Bart the General, an episode of The Simpsons from their first season.

This discussion was taking place as we awaited the beginning of an episode of The Simpsons. As the clock hit 10:28, I quickly turned the channel to WUTV. As if the Simpsons gods were smiling down upon us, guess which episode we were in store for? Bart the General, the very same episode I had just finished quoting. Out of over 300 episodes, we were about to enjoy Bart the General. How was this possible? It's not as if the PSA on bullies was on the same channel. Some would chalk this up to coincidence, but I'm not sure. Some things are greater than you or I. Some things are cosmic.

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