I was chatting with a friend of mine today as we sat around a bunch of fellow nerds, and he asked me about my summer employment – I told him I was working for the assistant dean at Osgoode (which I am), and naturally his response was to start making “crusty old Dean” quotes from the episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to college. Naturally I jumped in (“yeah, and she played bass for the Pretenders”) because, you know, nerd.
But here is the horrifying bit: the younger nerds around us did not recognize the quoting, and when we told them it was The Simpsons they were amazed because to them, that’s not what they immediately identify with The Simpsons.
So, in conclusion? Be forewarned that if you recognize references to fifth-season Simpsons episodes, you may well in fact be an old person in addition to being a nerd. Consider this a warning. You are welcome.
Top comment: I for one appreciate this reminder that for all your impressive Canadian blogging awards and talk about law school, you are still just another nerd making fifteen-year-old Simpsons references. — Jim Smith