The Simpsons

Woohoo! (Or d’oh, for those of us without a valid excuse to stay home, glued to the tube.)

In case you haven’t heard, the FXX network is currently in the midst of a 12-day, 552-episode marathon of #EverySimpsonsEver. That’s 25 years worth of arguably the best animated sitcom (and officially, the longest-running scripted primetime series) of all time. This immediately made us think of our colleague Andy Comer—Men’s Creative Strategy Director here at Nordstrom HQ—who recently decided to introduce his eldest son, 7-year-old Wilfred, to the show that he himself holds dear.

Keep reading for four tips (and warnings) for passing The Simpsons down to a new generation—compiled in collaboration with a man who, for better or worse, has tried it firsthand.

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With baseball season now in full swing, we have a vast selection of MLB snapbacks to choose from. We’re fans of these black-on-black numbers, and these Japanese-inscribed guys have their charm, but our current MVP in the headgear department is the American Needle 400 Series—which takes archival cues from the last 100 years of America’s favorite pastime. Here are a few highlights; click any image to shop the full collection:

New York Yankees, 1922  •  Chicago Cubs, 1908 Road Uniform  •  Pittsburgh Pirates, 1949

LA Dodgers, 1958  •  San Francisco Giants, 1972  •  Philadelphia Phillies, 1980

Chicago White Sox, 1931  •  Boston Red Sox, 1975  •  Seattle Mariners, 1977


Beer. Hotdogs. Hats. If, somehow, you still need reasons to get fired up for baseball season, here are a few of our favorite moments in the sport’s storied history:




[Trailers and clips © Universal, Orion, Columbia, Paramount, TriStar, 20th Century Fox, and Gracie Films. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]


With a convenient location on the ground floor of our corporate headquarters, our friends and fellow Seattle natives at Starbucks get a lot of our coffee money.

This week, they also get the respect of anyone (including us) who loves humor, horror, animation, and Edgar Allan Poe.

How? By offering 1990 Halloween masterpiece The Simpsons ‘Treehouse of Horror: The Original Episode’ as a free download. Pick up a code at your nearest Starbucks, and you’re just a couple clicks away from 23 minutes of vintage Simpsons bliss.

In the meantime, watch the episode’s third act above. Creator Matt Groening worried this literary bit would be “the worst, most pretentious thing” the show had ever done. But with a script that’s stood the test of time since 1845, classic lines like “Quoth the Raven: Eat my shorts,” and none other than James Earl Jones narrating, we’re going to go ahead and disagree.


[Video clip courtesy of Gracie Films and 20th Century Fox Television. Matt Groening quote courtesy of Wikipedia.]