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The Anti-Homer Simpson Workout


#1

From today's Wall Street Journal. Article about the workout philosophy of Matt Selman, executive producer of "The Simpsons."

Very Funny. I thought some of you might relate.


#2

For someone who exercises for an hour a day 7 days a week he looks pretty ordinary.

But, hey, he writes for the Simpsons, that’s more than enough in my book. Who cares what he looks like.


#3

When you spend more on your socks than your food, don’t expect to be another Arnold.

But working on those shows is massively time-consuming, he’s lucky he can make it to the gym at all.


#4

[quote]FarmerBrett wrote:
For someone who exercises for an hour a day 7 days a week he looks pretty ordinary.

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…along with most of the people you see every morning at the gym.

Yeah, I just laughed at some of his insights on aging and his fascination with the fitness culture, and he’s obviously got a great sense of humor. Trying NOT to look like Homer Simpson seems a worthy goal.

When “The Simpsons” ends, he plans to workout twice a day and become a male model.

And about his squats, “I’ve gotten pretty good at ass lowering over the past few years.”

Very funny.


#5

[quote]cavalier wrote:
When you spend more on your socks than your food, don’t expect to be another Arnold.

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I’m gonna admit to owning a few pairs of SmartWool Socks (worth every penny) but I don’t wear them to the gym. :slight_smile:

I wonder if enjoying your socks is one step away from bragging about your comfortable shoes.


#6

[quote]cavalier wrote:
When you spend more on your socks than your food, don’t expect to be another Arnold.

But working on those shows is massively time-consuming, he’s lucky he can make it to the gym at all.[/quote]

I missed the part where he said he was trying to be another Arnold.

I think he seems to have a good sense of humor about it, and it doesn’t sound like he’s holding himself up as a paragon of fitness. He’s pretty self-deprecating, and just seems like a guy who enjoys working out and the side benefit of being able to enjoy some unhealthy stuff without turning into a Biggest Loser contestant. Puts him ahead of much of the population.

I know that this site is about pursuit of somewhat bigger things for many often regulars here, but there is nothing wrong with being “just a guy who works out to be healthy” - and many folks would do well to follow his lead.