From Mallory Ortberg at The Toast, an appreciation of Ralph Wiggum.
Ralph is not a rule-follower like Lisa, nor a rule-breaker like Bart; Ralph does not observe the rules because he is almost completely unaware of them. More than any of the other students at Springfield Elementary, Ralph is a
This piece by the wonderful Mallory Ortberg is, as usual, wonderful.
Ralph is one of those loves I’ve shared with my son, a five year old who is nevertheless old enough to know that it is funny when Ralph asks “why do people run from me?” and then his pants darken with pee.
At press time, someone had reportedly fixed everything for the goddamn imbecile.
The events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, remind me of this recent powerful episode of The Memory Palace.
You have three and a half minutes, don’t you?
"We remember the fire, but we forget the match."