simpsons and philosophy

Thursday, December 05, 2002, at 05:21PM

By Eric Richardson

For the second time in my college career, I've gone to write a paper the night before it was due and absolutely failed to do so. I tried to read, and my eyes just wouldn't assent to staying open. So my philosophy paper that was due today didn't get done. It's not a real big deal... 1/3 of a letter grade. And I guarantee writing it today will make it better enough to more than make that up.

But anyway... I'm now faced with the same question I normally am, namely, do I put in a Simpsons quote? It's not a question of whether it relates, because obviously, being the Simpsons, it does. The question is really, is my dry philosophy professor going to appreciate The Simpsons, or think I'm not worthy of writing in the confusing style philosophers seem to so prefer? I think I have to go for it, and make it as academic as possible.