I am almost sad to say that I have never watched The Simpsons, but havn't failed to notice that Homer is constantly being disctracted by life happenings around him. Even while he is seemingly on task at the Springsonian in search for inspiration he finds himself more distracted by the subjects of the paintings being food than inspired. Making fun of ourselves is also a common pass time of this comic The Simpsons. Matt Groening's constantly makes fun of himself and cartooning by making fun of his cartoons being in the museums. Calling the work he does not art and quoting others by staging props such as giant erasers that reference the hand and himself behind the cartoon.
Our reliance on technology is a constant reminder of how our culture is making fun of its self as a supposedlyin dependent nation, but dependent on technology as a form of artificial life support. We are constantly making fun of ourselves and are distracted by our obsession with texting.