They all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

Les jeux sont faits. The game is up. The die is cast. The chips are down.

A lot of cliches apply. But I don’t care about cliches, I just love Ferris. Beginning to end, it’s just a not-subtle and downright brilliant film.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Airplane! are probably the movies sitting on my shelf with the most quotable “lines”, that pretty much anyone (at least in my generation) will instantly recognize. Maybe Stripes.

Oh sure, there are your Monty Pythons and your Princess Brides. But they don’t boast the sheer depth of one-liner quotables.

What does my movie selection say about me?

I suppose it pins me down to the Age of VHS, Until you could start acquiring video tape (and DVDs), you just couldn’t watch the films again and again and again until you could quote the dialog.

But can you finish singing this line?

“When Cameron was in Egypt’s land…” ¹

I suppose that’s an 80s Test, right?

Or maybe is says something about me, that weird comedies remain (and always will) my favorite films.

Maybe it says something about my weirdo college buddies.

Maybe it says something about the endurance of the iconic characters. I could dream of ever writing comedy that well.

Anyway, that’s my babble for this morning. Watch them again, the next time they show up on your TV listings.

Sorry, you kids who were Born Too Late. They just don’t make em like this no more.

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¹ (“Let my Cameron go.”)

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