Famous Simpsons, Familiar Places

Written on July 19, 2007 at 3:37 pm, by Lain Shakespeare

The results are in!

First stop (of two), Eatonton! …and a veritable meeting of the minds.

Meeting of the Minds

From left: Joel Chandler Harris (Lain), James Brown (John), Brer Rabbit, Sir Salman Rushdie, Mark Twain (John). Picture by Steve Enniss.

Next up, awkward small talk at a wedding at the Wren’s Nest–

Wedding at the Wren's Nest

General Custer (Deb), Joey Ramone (Tim), Janis Joplin (Josh)

They might need some drinks.

At least one of the folks in the next picture has actually visited the Wren’s Nest before–

Visiting the Wren's Nest

Lucrezia Borgia (Chauncey), Teddy Roosevelt pre-Spanish American War (Amelia)

JB may be the hardest working man in show business, but he really knows how to ruin a moment. Teddy looks livid.

And finally, I imagine these ladies visited the Wren’s Nest with their book club–


Janis Joplin (Lauren), Aretha Franklin (Kristin), Pocahantas (Munch)

Thanks to everyone who participated! If you still want to play, I’m happy to update this post with a few more. If I missed yours, please let me know!

EDIT 4:25 PM: Of course, I forgot one.  My bad, Scotty!
Some things never change–


Carson Christiano, Lain Shakespeare, Vincent van Gogh (Scotty).

Vince, buddy, give it a rest.  You don’t even have a shot.

10 Comments to Famous Simpsons, Familiar Places

  1. Deb says:

    Awesome! The James Brown and Joey Ramone are especially good!

  2. Scotty says:

    You did indeed leave mine out . . . I’ve been crying ever since you posted them.

    Perhaps my email went straight to your spam folder? I sent if from my UVA address . . .

  3. lain says:

    Oh man! I did leave yours out, Scotty. Which is dumb because yours is especially good. I’ll get to work on it right now.

  4. Scotty says:


  5. John says:

    Is that really van Gogh or just a slightly disguised Big Scotty?

  6. Joe S. says:

    Oh, that James brown. Always up to no good.

  7. Lauren says:

    Mad photoshopping skills, Lain!

    Hmmm…maybe Vincent should try offering Carson his remaining earlobe.

  8. […] Famous dead Simpsons avatars are visiting The Wren’s Nest! (That’s my Joey Ramone hanging out with Janice Joplin and General Custer.) Famous (and alive) author Joyce Carol Oates has a fascinating essay about amnesia lit in the New York Review of Books (featuring BGB fave The Raw Shark Texts). Be sure to read this essay as a homework assignment for an upcoming top-secret BGB feature coming soon. […]

  9. lain says:

    Hey thanks Lauren. I had no idea I was capable of photoshopping anything!

    And you’re right Joe–James Brown is up to no good. By the way, what happened to your avatar?

    And John, you are exactly right.

  10. Every single time I come into your funny site I laugh out loud. Keep your cool blog up and going!!

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