Magazine September 9, 2019, Issue

Orlando Magic

Exterior details of the highly anticipated “The Simpsons Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City. (Paul Mounce/Corbis via Getty Images)

On Twitter, a New York Times writer asserts, “Nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery.” Hang on, that doesn’t sound right. What about deep-fried Oreos? Yacht rock? The Simpsons?

My kids have just become fans of the last of these. This is my proudest achievement in parenting, and accomplishing it cost me only 4,000 bucks. On an August excursion to the Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando, where we became masters of the game I call “Spot the Brit” (“There’s one!” I’d cry, espying another squamous-cell outburst on the back of a tank-top-clad bloke clutching a pint

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