Following Homer's Lead

I've written extensively about how much I loved The Simpsons. I've probably seen every episode from the first six seasons 20-30 times each by now. I watched them when they first aired, on VHS, in syndication, on DVD, streamed from the web, with my kids and by myself.

This weekend, the kids and I revisited season five. That's a tremendous season, possibly the best of all. It includes Homer Goes to College, which includes this shot of Homer's cinder block bookshelf.


I first watched Homer Goes to College on ‎October 14, 1993. A couple of years later, when I was living off campus at Charles Street and Yonge, I followed Homer's lead and built a similar bookshelf. Below is a photo of the only photo I have of this bookcase that served me well in university.


I've still got that Pulp Fiction poster hanging in my basement.

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milk crates

& how many of you still have a few milk crates (that housed LPs so perfectly) kicking around the house somewhere?


February 5, 2017 @ 4:33 PM


I loved the Simpsons growin up. I agree, season 5 is the best one. I haven't watched it recently though. Maybe I should start 😊

February 6, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Andy in Minnesota

I had a work colleague who taught Honors Science classes. As a gift for the students at the end of the school year, she would give them T-Shirts that say "I am so Smrt".

February 6, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

James Edgar

I never did build the concrete block shelves ,(which i first came across at a friends place in about 1978ish ) but i still have one milk crate that until about 15 months ago was still the container for my vinyl.

February 6, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

guy smiley

Great episode written by none other than Conan O'Brien!

February 8, 2017 @ 6:17 PM

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