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‘Being right sucks’ The Simpsons reference Trump win in opening credits

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You've been on the internet, haven't you? You saw that that The Simpsons "predicted" the rise of Donald Trump sixteen years ago, back when the shriveled satsuma cum construction titan was just a blowhard honking away on the periphery of American politics.

And now, through the most relevant and recognisable medium in pop culture, they have acknowledged it. 

And it does. Being right sucks.

Just ask H. L. Mencken (although you might need a Ouija board) who had a prophecy of his own when he wrote this depressingly prescient closing paragraph to his 1920 article on presidential candidates Warren Gamaliel Harding and James M. Cox for the Baltimore Sun:

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

Eesh.

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The Associate Editor of New Projects at ShortList, Sam enjoys making up words to annoy editors, writing features about sports, music, weird things, and cool people, and listening to Mark Morrison's 'Return Of The Mack'. He's also a fairly capable centreback. Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamDiss

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