Guide to Springfield USA

weezer1d writes "Simpsons buffs will squeal at the first-ever online digital map of Springfield USA. "The mapping of Springfield began in the Spring of 2001 when it became evident that no adequate map of Springfield existed either online or in print." Those questioning this greatness of this resource need look no further than Harvard's "oldest map collection in America" Map Collection, where the resource has been added to the catalog."


Lisa: Bart, it's naive to think you can change a person...except maybe that boy who works in the library...[flashback to library]Ralph: Do you have, "Go, Dog, Go"?Boy at Library Desk: [scoffs] That's in Juvenile. This is Young Adult.[back to present]Lisa: Well-read, and just a little wild. [sighs] Ooh, if only someone could tame him...Librarian: You've checked out this Bible every weekend for the last nine years. Surely it would be easier just to buy one?Rev. Lovejoy: Perhaps on a librarian's salary.Homer to Librarian: Yes, I'd like a phone book for Hokkaido, Japan.[Librarian immediately produces a phone book from under the desk.]Homer: May I please use your phone?Librarian: ... Is it a local call?Homer: ... Yes.Homer: [dialing] Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep... Beep...

That Hokkaido, Japan one is a classic."Well, there's your answer fishbulb..."

At his school library, Bart runs on top of a large globe, spinning it. A group of other children cheer him on, until Homer yells, "Cut it out, boy!"; he slips, sliding onto a nearby table where Homer reads.Bart: Dad, what are you doing here?Homer: Reading about this Edison character. They won't let me in the big people library downtown, there was some ... unpleasantness, I can never go back. Ooh! [reading a pop-up book] Look at all the inventions Edison came up with: the stock ticker, the storage battery, even wax paper! And look at him dance! [Homer fiddles with levers on the sides of the book, moving Edison's legs. He does a little scat singing as musical accompaniment] And, these Hardy Boys books are great, too! This one's about smugglers!Bart: They're all about smugglers.Homer: No, not this one! "The Smugglers of Pirate Cove". It's about pirates.A librarian comes over to Homer's table.Librarian: Excuse me, are you a student at this school?Homer: I think it's pretty obvious that I am! [holds up a pencil with a paper flag reading 'school' attached] Go school!

Lisa (to Homer): I always dreamed you'd be my library buddy!