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Six Degrees of… Rupert Murdoch

A finger in every pie and a salary of $20 million. But how can we connect the media mogul to UAE royalty via a Bollywood megastar and a hotel heiress?

July 15, 2010 5:21 by

Homer Simpson

If you question the sustainability of a diet centered around beer, donuts, and pork chops, then you’re clearly unfamiliar with the accomplishments of Homer J Simpson. “He juggles the roles of husband, father, and safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant,” according to his official bio.

But make no mistake, he’s not one to deny his passions. Homer finds ample time to indulge himself in hobbies like bowling, beer drinking , and amateur “astronauting.” Homer’s got that cool about him that makes it all look easy. And it’s precisely that ‘cool’ that has Simpson running in some elite circles.

In one episode of the long running Simpsons cartoon, Homer is living the dream, chilling with Rupert, Simon Cowell and Ellen, when he develops a little case of American Idol addiction. But

that little issue pales in comparison to the night Homer downs a poisoned blowfish in a sushi restaurant menu mix-up. An episode that featured the vocal talents of…


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