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Theory Prints Pins

time for chiliDon’t be mad because you don’t have a clock on your hat and always know that it’s time for chili with this awesome pin! Pick it up here!


Stand up for yourself, poindexter, with this pin of the dud from the Dating Game. Pick it up here!


Grab this IRS Burger pin next time you get an IRS-which without lettuce and four tax burgers. Three dependent-sized sodas on the side. Pick it up here!



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This week on Smartline, we’re covering a new Simpsons patch company and a new search engine that will make it possible for Simpson’s fans to always have the perfect screenshot for any situation imaginable.

First up, Gummi Venus patches!

Based in Australia, Gummi Venus are a new(er) company making Simpsons patches. Creating some of the most iconic Simpsons moments along with some really random moments to make patches, their work is excellent and are a must buy for any Simpsons fan. Here are three of my favorite:




All of these, plus about 6 more are available from Gummi Venus with more added pretty frequently. Check them out at their Big Cartel shop!


Second, the Frinkiac search engine!

A complete game changer for Simpsons fans, the Frinkiac is a new search engine that let’s you search for over 3 million screenshots from the Simpsons. All you need is a Simpsons quote and it will produce any screenshot attached to that quote. It’s amazing and I spent hours searching through the site finding some of my favorite shots. Now you never have to interact with someone through something as dumb as words again! Visit the Frinkiac HERE and say goodbye to all of your free time.


BONUS metal Smartline post: The History Of Heavy Metal Music!

I haven’t posted about metal on Smartline in quite a bit since I post a lot about it in most of the other posts on Xtapolapometal, but I recently bought a pretty great book about heavy metal that I wanted to promote. Written by The American Nihilist Underground Society with incredible design work from Jaci Kvlt, the book is extremely fascinating and beautiful to look at. The History Of Heavy Metal Music traces the influences and actions that brought heavy metal into the world unlike any book I’ve ever read. If you’re into reading about metal at all, you need this book! Pick it up from Blurb HERE!



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This week for Smartine, I wanted to focus on a company called Collaborative Goods, from Columbus, Ohio. They work with artists to help turn their work into patches and pins. They do excellent work and you should keep an eye on them since they update frequently. Here are some of their Simpsons related items:

Bad NeighborBart Lisa CatdogBuzzed LightyearComic Book BartDr Nick PeanutDuff CanSpider Pig

All of these can be found at their website HERE!



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Nothing Shirts:

The band Nothing recently put out two new shirts featuring Bart Simpsons on them. One features Bart spray painting the Nothing logo on a wall, while the other features Bart losing his mind from drinking a squishee. Both are $15.99 and can be picked up from Nothing’s Cold Cuts Merch page.


Bart Vs. Homer Pin:

T’s For G’s recently made this awesome pin featuring a very cartoony fight between Bart and Homer.


You can pick this up, as well as a cool Milhouse pin, at T’s For G’s website.


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Bart’s Tattoo Pin:


Mike McCabe collaborated with the Instagram account The Simpsons Tattoo to create this pin of Bart’s tattoo from the “Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire” episode. The pin is available HERE along with some other amazing Simpsons patches and pins.


Sax On The Beach Pin:


These awesome Bleeding Gums Murphy pins were just made and released by Couch Gag, who I believe is new to the Simpsons pin/patches game. I’m hoping with a name like Couch Gag that there will be a lot more to come. You can pick this pin up HERE!




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First off, I have about 4 more interviews lined up which means 4 more weeks of regular posts. After that, I’ll probably take a 2 or 3 week break just based on my work schedule being crazy for the next month or two. Anyway, this weeks Smartline is a revisit to the work of Thrillhaus and a couple new patches he’s made.



I remember seeing this patch being teased months ago and have been vigilantly keeping an eye on the Thrillhaus Instagram account. I bought it as soon as it was put up for sale. It’s probably my favorite Simpsons related patch I’ve ever seen. Buy it before they sell out! Get it for $6 HERE!

Brak Flag


This one isn’t Simpsons related, but I love Space Ghost Coast To Coast and The Brak Show. This patch made me laugh out loud when I first saw it. It’s pretty genius. Also, My War by Black Flag is easily my favorite Black Flag album. Pick this up for $6 HERE!



Can I Borrow A Feeling? Poetry/Art Book

Sold through Clinic Press, Can I Borrow A Feeling? is a zine style book of poetry and art inspired by The Simpsons.


Featuring works from Ellie Andrews, Dan Barrow, Crispin Best, Amy Blakemore, Harry Burke, Vahni Capildeo, Josh Checkley, Dan Clarke, Sophie Collins, Angela Dalinger, Sam Donsky, Lauren Doughty, Joe Dunthorne, Aisha Franz, Sam Grinberg, Grace Helmer, James Howard, Kirsten Irving, Holly Isemonger, Kevin Jackson, Katie Johnston, Paul Layzell, Megan Levad,  Harriet Lee-Merrion, Charlene Man, Željka Maroševic, Alex MacDonald, Ella McLean, Charlotte Mei, Rebecca Perry, JJ Regan, Jonny Reid, Sam Riviere, Peter Rhodes, Jack Sachs, Jack Taylor, Sam Taylor, Olly Todd, Emily Toder, Jack Underwood, Mark Waldron, and James Womack, the book is a fun read for anyone who is a fan of everyone’s favorite yellow family.

Smartline – Treehouse Of Horror Edition


This week, all Xtapolapometal posts will be Treehouse Of Horror/horror movie and music related. To kick it off, a special Smartline dedicated to cool Treehouse Of Horror related pins/patches/art/etc.

I Voted For Kodos sticker


BxE Buttons has these awesome “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Kodos” stickers for sale in their Etsy shop. $3 each.

Gremlin Bart drawing

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DrewCottomArt has these Gremlin Bart drawings in his Etsy shop. $15 each.

The Raven Bart lapel pin


Loud & Obnoxious is selling these awesome lapel pins from probably the most popular Treehouse Of Horror segment. $8 each.

Kodos And Kang patches


These Kodos and Kang pacthes are being sold on eBay. You can grab a set for $13.99.



This weeks Smartline, I’m going to highlight some Simpsons patches and pins. Most of these are extremely limited, so if you like them, jump on them fast!

The Funeral Club


The Funeral Club has two Simpsons patches for sale, including this amazing Moe patch (also sold as a pin).



Xinaxiii made these adorable Snowball mummy patches. She also Bart ghost patches and stickers, and a baphomet Homer sticker (the pin sold out very soon. I have one and it’s amazing looking).

Hoard 90


Hoard 90 has these awesome Scratchy ice cream cone pins up for pre-order!

Degenerate Scholar


Degenerate Scholars have these awesomely creepy Marge pins up for sale. They also sell a mini art zine with a very bizarre drawing of Homer in it.