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The world of comedy fandom was sent reeling Thursday, with the news that Harry Shearer is leaving The Simpsons, after providing the voices of countless memorable characters for a whopping 26 years.

Click above to watch an interview Shearer did just last year in Ireland, talking about his marriage, his other projects (like the satirical rock band Spinal Tap), and the evolution of the vocal personas for his characters — including a certain old, notoriously ruthless businessman. Then share this video!

Video via RTÉ 2.

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News that U.S. inflation inched up 0.5 percent last month set off another round of excited media reports, as news outlets pounded one of their favorite themes in recent months. Convinced that rising prices are the defining economic issue of the day — not huge job gains, record-setting GDP predictions, or boosted wages — the press continues to portray inflation as a uniquely American problem that’s hounding Democrats.

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