How did Homer do it?

How did Homer do it?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you could be a cashier at a convenient store in the 80s and raise a family and own a home. the economy and housing market were just better and not strangled by the government and banks like they are today.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Geez. Who runs the government and banks nowadays?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The same people who've been running them for several hundred years

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wrong moron.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the israelites have very gradually taken over and subverted the system, they've been at it for a hundred years at least

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Global Rule 3.

            Houses are cheaper in a low crime, mostly yellow town.

            Global Rule 3.

            50 million less beans/jeets

            Global Rule 3.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              here's your (you)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *also own, outright, two vehicles, create an emergency nest egg savings account, save for two kids to go to college, and go on fun vacations once or twice a year (without going into debt)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Rose-colored shades.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >NOOOOOO MCDONALDS ALWAYS COSTED $20 FOR A MCCHICKEN COMBO YOU CHUDE

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why are you demonstrating my point for me? A McChicken combo has never cost $20.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kek this is such delusional bullshit. Although, there was a time quite recently when a cashiers could “own” homes. It was 2004-2007, and then the real estate bubble burst

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. coping zoomie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The last time you could own a home off of one income was the 60s, considering the age of most Simpsons writers they just wrote based off of what they grew up with. But I would rather have the housing and job market of the 80s, it wouldn't even be close.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    His father bought Homer the house. /thread

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and in the golden age, especially the early seasons, they were always struggling with money

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that was a mid-00s retcon to make it realistic again

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No it wasn't. They mention it in a golden age episode. Grandpa agrees to sell his house to pay for Homer's and they make a joke that Grandpa's house was a prize from a crooked 50s game show. Then they stuck home in an old persons home.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kill your self no it wasnt

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, classic era. How Lisa Got Her Sax. Abe won it in a crooked game show.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think it was "Lisa first word" when Homer tells Abe he cant afford the house they want, he tells him something about his house is the only thing he has and he build it with his own hands and the Homer retorts he won it in a crooked game show.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, grandpa simpson sold his house so Homer could buy his and then Homer sent grandpa to a retirement home

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    he worked at a nuclear powerplant homer made plenty of money. He was hired for the safety job because he was incompetent

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >safety job
      >incompetent
      This is where they would probably put one of your most educated, experienced personnel. Reminder that you need a college degree to work at a nuclear power plant and you'll make 100k with experience.

      Homer is far from poor.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Remind me who Homer's boss is again? I'm about to call you moronic, but I need you to set yourself up first

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        he was hired as a safety inspector because burns needed to decapitate the safety protest against the plant he was leading after getting fired for being an incompetant low level bum.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Homer is far from poor.
        he's probably still making royalties off the be-sharps and owning a football team worth $5billion might help with paying the bills

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >still making royalties off the be-sharps
          No that would require someone to still like barbershop quartets.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ned clears this up in one like

    >"Homer: Affordable tract housing made us neighbors, but you made us friends"

    A government subsidized program is how Homer can afford that house.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tract housing isn't a government subsidized program, moron lol

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do Americans think cartoons are reality?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why do Americans think cartoons are reality?
      Why do weebs?
      Why do Europeans think American tv shows represent the reality of living in the US?
      Over the years, being online has made me realize that so many people outside the US think they know more because they consume American media. As though that is a 1:1 replacement for actually growing up and living here. That's the US represented through a Hollywood lens. Americans constantly complain about Hollywood not being accurate or Hollywood talking down to a particular part of the country. They don't live in the US, they don't actually know what it's like. For as annoying as Americans are about let me tell you about your country or why it sucks, you'd think people who pride themselves about not being American i.e. being superior, would realize they're doing the same thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >weebs
        rent free, troon

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You've made this thread several times and have already gotten the answer. Homer doesn't have to pay for the house.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and you reply everytime

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Muh Grimes
    Grimes isnt attacking the fundamental economic nature of The Simpsons universe, he's attacking the flanderization of Homer and what he had come to represent by season 8, which is to say, a literally 60 IQ, bumbling, moronic, alcoholic manchild who personally got to meet the POTUS and go to space.

    "Homer's Enemy" is a self-aware critique of sitcom protagonist plot armor, not the realities of boomer economics.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is a reminder that expanding the money supply devalues each dollar. This also makes debts easier to repay.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reagan destroyed the middle class

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The town only had a handful of immigrants and they actually tried to adapt.
    If you think deporting millions of immigrants wouldn't help reduce housing prices you're moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Trumpgays vote against their own economic interests

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        All parties support mass immigration you dumb homosexual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Trumpgays vote against chinese economic interests.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        LIKE URKEL

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >any day now the democrats will forgive my student loans like they said they would!
        kek, you gullible moron, the uniparty will never fricking do anything other than pointless grandstanding. I'm including Trump in this.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >one party wants people to have affordable healthcare, schooling, equal rights for women, minorities, and LGBTQIA+ folks, and common sense gun laws
          >the other party wants a literal theocracy where children of immigrants are thrown in cages, women are jailed for seeking bodily autonomy, and school shootings are the norm because muh 2nd Amendment
          >BUT BUT BUT BOTH PARTIES ARE THE SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!!!!!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >the other party wants a literal theocracy where children of immigrants are thrown in cages, women are jailed for seeking bodily autonomy, and school shootings are the norm because muh 2nd Amendment
            God I fricking wish that was true

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're probably baiting, but if you aren't you should turn off MSNBC, you propaganda-swilling moron. Neither party wants any of that, they want an army of compliant slave drones, living under the illusion that their democracy means fricking anything.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            if the democrats have my economic interests in mind, why do I get poorer when they're in charge?

            Cletus and co are smarter than you, they have basic pattern recognition.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When The show began, he wasn't a bumbling idiot who didn't went to college and worked at a nuclear company.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was a different time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >talks about the price/income ratio
      >the graph doesn't show the ratio
      >actually the ratio seems to stay roughly the same
      what did xe mean by this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Britbongistan
      Yeah has nothing to do with there being 20 million more people in the country now than in 'baby boomers' time. Haha. Such a big wide open country with loads of space and greenery for houses and infrastructure. Next you'll tell me Bermuda is full of cheap houses and it is shocking a small tropical island is expensive. Don't be moronic. UK is fricking tiny. USA is fricking huge and has plenty of space. Prices in USA being the way they are is odd due to that exact reason, in the UK? Not so much, because it is small and lacking space. Other issues like people wanting to live in cities in USA pushes average prices up (Japan has a major issue with like 12 million abandoned homes in ghost towns and villages because everybody wants to live in cities and nobody wants to do the work to repair the house, so they're all being bought by foreigners who do). If you want a cheap house, go to a shithole country or buy one in Japan in some country bumpkin town.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never directly addressed iir other than some vague shit about Abe selling his farm and Flanders alluding to some govt program

    it doesn't really matter. in reality they'd likely be living in a trailer or some shit for sure, but then the entire show would likely have been around them living in a trailer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Nuclear Safety Inspector
      >Trailer

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because the writers wrote the show that way

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He was subsidized by the writers who thought the big house would appeal to their audience's tastes, thus paying dividends.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dont they raise this point in Homer's Enemy, which is like season 2?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Season 8

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The real answer is that this was before the birth rate collapsed and people got unsustainably old. Plenty of wealth has been created the last 30 years, but all of it is being swallowed by pensions and healthcare for elderly boomers.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    do people really not know how much people working at nuclear plants make?
    people here make over 140k a year to twiddle their fricking thumbs and do nothing, with their experience being all of barely graduating high school back in 1980

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >It's another zoomers are angry at fictional characters who have houses because they never will since they spent all of their money on uber eats and fell for the no one wants to work manipulation meme thread.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People could afford houses that big because of low taxes. Imagine the Simpsons trying to buy a house that large after the Bear Tax was passed. It would have been impossible.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Marge cooked and took care of the kids.
    Homer worked and drank at a dive bar.
    Meanwhile Zoomer's (if they even have kids) will pay $2k for daycare, 70 dollars on Ubereats daily, and 30 dollars for a "mocktail" from a fake speakeasy and wonder why they can't afford a mortgage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Meanwhile Zoomer's (if they even have kids) will pay $2k for daycare, 70 dollars on Ubereats daily, and 30 dollars for a "mocktail" from a fake speakeasy and wonder why they can't afford a mortgage.
      They're in their mid 20's now or a bit later, they're capable of doing these things because they actually did something with their lives and went outside.
      >Zoomers having kids
      They already are lmao.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Parents are having to pay for daycare because they both have to work to support their family. The Simpsons are able to afford a house and three kids on just one parent's income which allows Marge to stay at home.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        between daycare, transportation and not cooking your own meals you're spending more to have two parents work than if one of them stayed home and took care of everything else

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What the frick are you even talking about? The whole point of this thread is that Homer Simpson was a literal moron who fell ass backwards into a job with a high school diploma and was nevertheless able to support his family, and that this was the norm 30 years ago while today it's completely unobtainable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >while today it's completely unobtainable
            wrong

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He steals shit from his job and sells it on the black market, it's literally in the intro
    Just do crime

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He manage a whole nuclear power plant safety, that's his job.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is like a $250k-$300k job right now in the US. A person like that could easily afford a house like that in a mid-sized / smaller town like Springfield. Remember, he didn't live in Manhattan. You can buy a house like that right now where I live for around $250k maybe a little more depending on how old it is.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You could do it to if you move to some flyover town in bumfrick nowhere

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No one wants to live in bumfrick nowhere, even the people that live there.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Like it matters. It's not like you ever leave your room and do things. You probably just sit on your as all day browsing Cinemaphile and eating cheetohs.

        I've lived in small towns and large cities like San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Miami. The experience really isn't all that different. The most I can think of is going to concerts but with the kind of music I listen to they never have concerts anyways. I think I have been to two concerts my entire life, Purity Ring and Austra.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Living in a rural shithole compared to SF is the same? Are you smoking crack?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Living in the middle of nowhere is the same as living in a large city
          Anon... I

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Living in a rural shithole compared to SF is the same? Are you smoking crack?

            Please tell me what the big difference is that I'm missing. Right now I'm living 2 hours from the biggest city in the state. When I lived in San Francisco it took 40 minutes to get downtown and rush hour lasted literally 5 hours so you wouldn't get home until 10pm anyways.

            You consume all your entertainment online, you buy everything online, you play video games in your apartment or house, and you don't have to worry about hours upon hours of traffic.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >You consume all your entertainment online
              Wrong I walk to the cinema or gig venues
              > you buy everything online
              Wrong I walk to the shops
              > you play video games in your apartment or house
              True
              >and you don't have to worry about hours upon hours of traffic
              I don't sit in traffic, I walk

              Cities are good for some people, rural areas are good for others doesn't matter if you prefer one more than the other but they're not the same

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                What kind of city do you live in where you walk to the cinema or to concerts? That would take you two hours in SF or an hour in a small city like Salt Lake.
                >buying in shops
                What is this, the 90s? You're crazy.

                The only good thing about a city is getting a good job. Everything else is pretty much the same, you just live in the shadows of giant buildings in large cities.

                I do all contract work so I can live anywhere I want to. I would rather spend $600 in rent rather than the $3000 for a one bedroom apartment I was spending in SF. Plus I get to breathe in air that doesn't infuse my lungs with car exhaust.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >What kind of city do you live in where you walk to the cinema or to concerts? That would take you two hours in SF or an hour in a small city like Salt Lake.
                Brit bong, everything is in walking distance

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Not him but why are you arguing with someone who was clearly talking about the US?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Why aren't you?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            shhhhh. let him believe it. we don't want them to come here.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how long is the frog gonna boil for
    i can't take this shit anymore

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Houses are cheaper in a low crime, mostly yellow town.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Home sold drugs before he got the power plant job

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nuclear technician

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Zoom Zoom's will still vote for 1 of the 2 major parties that keep fricking them over KEK

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There’s a whole episode about how Homer was supposed to have gone to college, and then does

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When this was made, the Simpsons house was seen as an out of date junker in need of restoration. The cracks in the walls, old style door and main floor windows, the protruding chimney, the interior décor and kitchen were all throwbacks to then out of style 70's homes. Even their cars were modelled after shitty old cars. One being a 1973 Chevelle wagon, and the other a similarly old Valiant. The simpsons were supposed to be bums barely getting by in 1990.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same thing with Al in Married with Children. Funny to think about. They go to such pains to portray the family as perpetually embarrassingly poor and struggling in a lower middle-class economic band, and yet they live like princes.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guys I just took a GIGANTIC shit that absolutely frickin wrecked the toilet at work and now they're saying they want to check the cameras and look into what happened

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >taking shits
      do americans really do this? in my country, we leave our shits

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The wealthy elites, having no more places to easily loot and plunder, logically turned inward to loot their own country instead. We are now in the beginning of the ochlocracy phase.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    still a thing if you don't live in a big city

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a cartoon

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    College is for parasites.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Or for others that want to further their education to get better, higher paying jobs.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay but Black people were more oppressed back then so really it's better now.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    50 million less beans/jeets

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hes literal nuclear plant safety officer. hed be making like 50k+ in the 80s and 6 figures today.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you can buy a house like this in michigan for 200k

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      zoomers don't understand the concept of living outside of big cities or the concept of mortgage or the concept of saving money

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the episode where abe gives homer the money to get the house with a promise of getting to live with them
    then it cuts to homer on the couch explaining his dad was in a home within weeks

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Al bundy was a shoe salesman and had a big fricking house too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How is this a thread multiple times a day.
      Not like he was a shoe salesman. He was a fricking supervisor at a nuclear power plant. Yes a jokingly bad one but a great paying job.

      AlMind

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How is this a thread multiple times a day.
    Not like he was a shoe salesman. He was a fricking supervisor at a nuclear power plant. Yes a jokingly bad one but a great paying job.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >homer never went to college
    >has an episode literally called homer goes to college

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >nuclear technician requires at least an associate degree.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was the norm. But the simpsons mocked and ridicule everything that made that possible and then promoted policies and politicians that made that an impossibility.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Go to bed, Jeremy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Closing the door behind you is a time honored tradition.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First, the life the Simpsons live has never been accepted as normal. Even when less absurd, it was always a cartoon. Also
    >Grandpa paid for the house, it isn’t unusual for people to have nicer homes because of help from family
    >Homer worked at a nuclear power plant, which is far above minimum wage job
    >Homer even expects a Christmas bonus in the first episode
    >Marge worked before they had kids
    Regardless, almost every sitcom has characters in bigger homes than is realistic. See Friends

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Progressives have this fantasy that life was never that easy, or good because they cannot face the facts that the policies they support, and have supported are making life worse for everyone else.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I went to college and got a liberal arts degree!!!
    >where's my two story 2500 sq ft house???

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was pre-Bidenomics.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The whole thing is made out of cardboard anon

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He had a decent job in a flyover state.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What state is that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What state is that?
        A state that you fly over to get to an important one.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's non-officially Oregon. Don't know if that qualifies as "flyover" Matt grew up in Portland.

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Easy. Homer doesn't own the house. The bank does. Its called a mortgage. And zoomers don't seem to understand it.

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dad, can we stop at Flickey's?

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cost of living is going up and the purchasing power of money constantly going down? I have JUST the solution:

    Increase the population forever!

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No

  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >not a formerly Flickey's joke

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The salesman strikes a deal with Link.

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Homer is a college graduate nuclear technician that got that house from his WW2 vet father, Abe.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Homer is a college graduate
      No he isn't. Or at least he wasn't one when he got the house.

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He applied to the powerplant the day it opened, Carl and Lenny both of masters degrees in nuclear physics.

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's a metaphor for selling your soul. working at the nuclear power plant is extremely draining, mind-numbing work that destroys the town around him, but if you work for mr. burns (selling your soul), you get an above-average life.

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He actually worked unlike people today

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >work
      >sleeping at his desk, goofing off, eating donuts, drinking at work or leaving early to get hammered
      >work
      Homer Simpson never worked a day in his life. Shit just falls into his lap. Frank Grimes was right. Annoying, but right.

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe he voted for a non two party system and unionized

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you can still do that just not it california

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >there are literal garbage men that have a nice house with a 30 year mortgage, a loving wife, beautiful kids, and 2 cars
    >But the nuclear safety astronaut surely couldn't buy a house today
    Seriously guys?

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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