And in addition to this being just awesome to witness, one part of it struck me. See the video below and in particular the part that struck me was the beginning:
basically said that only a few simple changes in faces can be recognized by people very easily. This reminds me of Jenna Lang's talk at the Lake Arrowhead meeting this year where she discussed using facial drawings as a form of visualizing microbiome data.
Citizen Microbiology: Opportunities for Engagement and Data Visualization, Lake Arrowhead, 2014 from jennomics
So - since I discussed fecal transplants with Matt and since he gave a good description of facial characteristics being easy to identify, I think we should definitely (1) try and get him to include microbiomes on the Simpsons and (2) for our work we should use Simpsons characters as model faces for different microbiomes ...
Oh and I also showed Groening some of the pics of my kids reading his "Hell" books:
So - basically it was a night of feces, faeces and faces. Seems ideal.