Perhaps the greatest barrier to the logic of Larry Granillo is that I do not know of any high school’s that are still in session today, 5 June. I do, however, know a lovely and talented high school teacher who is working today (my partner). So, I am willing to accept the detailed analysis that 5 June 1985 was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Enjoy it the way Ferris intended. Drive a fast car that isn’t yours. Sing karaoke. Pretend to be the Sausage King.
Failing to do that, then enjoy Ferris Club, which may be the reason the Internet exists at all.
We’ve been celebrating Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day here at The Finch & Pea since 2011.
According to the analysis of Larry Granillo, the Cubs game watched by Ferris and friends was the 5 June 1985 day game loss to the Atlanta Braves (2-4).
Today, the 29th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the Cubs (21-34, at the time of this writing) will be taking on the NY Mets (28-30, at the time of this writing) in a night game at Wrigley. So, no skipping school to watch this one. Also, no singing in parades or driving cars through glass garages.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day is an official holiday in my house, and apparently in the UK this year (though they are claiming its for some chick named Elizabeth). According to the calculations of Larry Granillo, the inaugural Ferris Bueller’s Day Off occurred on 5 June 1985..
In honor of the 27th anniversary, I give you Ferris Club*:
*If you have not seen Fight Club
, you will not get this; but, if you have not seen Fight Club
, that probably happens to you a lot.