This past week's issue of The Economist had an interesting survey of Indonesia
. On the cover of the magazine, in the upper-right corner, was the following:
INDONESIA AT A CROSSROADS
A Survey, After Page 50
To a normal reader, there's nothing out of the ordinary there. But Simpsons fans aren't normal people.
In the "Catch Me If You Can
" episode that aired earlier this year, Homer and Marge got upgraded to First Class. As they were enjoying living the life of the jet-setting upper class, Homer said:
Look at me. I'm reading The Economist.
Did you know Indonesia is at a crossroads?
This isn't the first time The Economist has made subtle references to that joke. When the episode first ran, they printed it, under the title "Our kind of Doh". The same issue carried an article entitled:
Investing in Indonesia
At a crossroads
(this older reference is via The Quantum Pontiff