He has won a Grammy, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, been to space, and has saved Springfield more than once.
He also may have some form of superhuman endurance as he has been seriously injured many times but survived.
To pay for her tuition, Abe gives Homer a job at Simpson Lazer Tag as well as this, along with Lou, Lenny and Carl, Homer is part of a barbershop quartet.
When Marge becomes infatuated by her professor, Homer changes the band's name to Sadgasm and they invent grunge music.
Homer is overweight, lazy, and often ignorant to the world around him.However, before she started protesting, she took Homer and her husband to the Woodstock Music Festival, where Homer ended up briefly adopting the Hippie lifestyle (and Abe Simpson attempted to send him off to the Vietnam War as punishment for wanting to be a hippie, but obviously failed, given Homer's age at the time).At age 12, Homer along with Lenny Leonard, Carl Carlson and Moe Szyslak went over to a deep gorge for a nice swim, but the water was drained.Homer works as a low level safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in Sector 7G, although he is often incompetent and mostly sleeps on duty and eats the donuts that are provided.He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny, and bartender Moe.