Off topic: 'Simpsons' fantasy league, travel books, not so well-read, big bucks for Beanie Babies, AK-47 underwater

Now we know what “The Simpsons” writers did last summer: play their Summer Box Office Fantasy League. Defending travel guidebooks as creators of social change. Speaking of books, here are 20 well-known titles people pretend to have read. A family that spent big bucks on Beanie Babies is still waiting for a payoff. Watch an AK-47 being shot underwater, with bonus science lesson.


Photo of Beanie Babies from Associated Press archives

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