A security personnel walks past a wall painted with the cartoon character Homer Simpson and a bubble reading "where is the factory" in downtown Jakarta, Indonesia in February 2008. According to the readers of Entertainment Weekly, Homer Simpson is the single greatest character created for film or television during the past 20 years Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/FILE
Homer Simpson apologizes to the Queen of England after he crashed his car into the back of her carriage in an episode of 'The Simpsons.' WENN.com/Newscom/FILE
Homer Simpson walks out of 'The Simpson Movie' premiere in Springfield, Vt., in July 2007. Newscom/FILE
Fox Studios along with the U.S. Postal Service representatives unveiled the new collector postage stamps of characters from 'The Simpsons.' Newscom/FILE
Artist Sean Kenney has made mini replicas of New York landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the old Yankee Stadium, and the Chrysler Building from LEGOs. Seen here is Kenney's recreation of Homer Simpson in LEGO. Sean Kenney/Splash News/Newscom/FILE
In June 2008, Homer Simpson of 'The Simpsons' throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium during the final game of the Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers in California. Newscom/FILE
In 'The Simpsons Movie,' Homer Simpson must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings, a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. Here, the Simpson family makes an escape when an angry mob descends upon the Simpson home. Newscom/FILE
Homer Simpson is seen appearing with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show to promote 'The Simpsons Movie' in July 2007. Business Wire
Homer Simpson is a stamp collector in an episode of 'The Simpsons.' PRNewsFoto/Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising
Members of the Simpson family, Homer, Marge, Maggie, Lisa, and Bart, arrive at the Jet Blue Airlines unveiling of the First-Ever Specialty Aircraft - 'The Woo Hoo' Jet Blue in Celebration of The Simpsons Movie Release - which took place at The Million Air Bank at the Bob Hope Burbank Airport in Hollywood, Calif. Newscom/FILE
The Simpson family, created by Matt Groening, is seen in front of their Springfield home. AP/FILE
Fans of The Simpsons are spending their hard earned 'Doh!' in real-life 'Kwik-E-Marts.' The shows fictional convenience store run by Indian clerk Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is where Springfield's animated residents have gone to get their donuts, Squishees and Krusty Os cereal. U.S. 'Kwik-E-Marts,' such as 7-Eleven, promoted the The Simpsons Movie in July 2007 transforming dozens of its stores. Newscom/FILE
Working toward the insurgent stronghold of Barawe, African peacekeeping troops and Somali forces have regained several towns this year, capturing Bulamareer on Saturday.
ByAbdi Sheik, Reuters
African peacekeeping troops and Somali forces recaptured a southern town from Islamist al Shabaab rebels on Saturday, bringing them a step closer to the insurgent stronghold of Barawe, commanders said.