The Daily Populous

Friday September 21st, 2018 morning edition

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God and his son Jesus are the only characters on The Simpsons to have a full set of five digits.

Everyone else in the Simpsons universe has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, and four toes on each foot.

“When you're flicking with your remote control and a flash of yellow goes by, you'll know you're watching The Simpsons,” he said.

Groening also designed the Simpson family to be immediately identifiable in silhouette - hence their distinctive hairstyles and head-shapes.

The likes of Lovejoy, Quimby, Flanders, Kearney, Terwilliger and Burnside are all real-life street names in Portland, Oregon.

There is a specific clause in the creators’ contract that the network can’t give notes, make cuts or exert creative control over episodes - meaning the producers have free rein to poke fun of FOX itself.

Hence the network HQ being a few well-dressed people in a trailer on a hill, Krusty saying, "You're Fox! »

Brexit was sold by 'liars' and Britain's exit plan is unworkable, UK told

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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, said key aspects of Brexit proposals presented by May "will not work" in their current form.

The entire Brexit project was sold to the British people by "liars" who immediately fled the stage, unwilling to see their project through.

EU leaders will meet again at a formal summit in October, which Tusk called "the moment of truth" for Brexit negotiations. »

Muslim-American can sue over 'no-fly list': U.S. appeals court

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Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon said Yonas Fikre’s due process claims did not become moot when he was removed from the list without explanation in May 2016, three years after he sued.

“We’re hopeful that the lower court will see the no-fly list for what it is: a gross transgression of fundamental rights,” Abbas said in an interview.

Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 16-36072. »

Canadian officials are mulling an attack on U.S. pharma, says Ottawa lawyer

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The plan would target valuable U.S. patents, granting Canada’s generic pharmaceutical firms the right to copy, sell and potentially export American drugs.

“Canadian officials are aware of and studying the proposal in case the United States decides to impose a major retaliation on Canada,” he told Yahoo Canada Finance on Tuesday.

Attaran said a threat by Canada to suspend U.S. patents on Canadian soil would be impossible for those companies to ignore. »