Happy 30th Anniversary for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day!

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.

Remembering Ferris Bueller’s Day Off & Another Cubs Loss

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

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.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Day is an official holiday in my house. According to the calculations of Larry Granillo, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off occurred on 5 June 1985, which ironically falls on a Sunday this year.

In honor of the 26th 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.

Whither Dweebery?

Oh, he’s very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads — they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.
-Grace in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Lost in the endless arguments over the definition of “geek” and “nerd” – let alone the competition for superiority – is what happened to the “dweebs” and “dorks”? Are they still out there? Have we misclassified them in the geek/nerd hegemony? Are “dweebs” and “dorks” just the juvenile form of “geeks” or “nerds”? If so, which nomenclature came first? Did they go extinct with no one to morn their passing? Did global warming get them?