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SAVE FERRIS from Westley’s Awful Mustache in #MMM2

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Look Who is Chillin' With Ferris & Cameron

Where have I been all day?

What do you mean?

I’ve been out having a fabulous day, that’s where I’ve been.

Just like Ferris would have wanted me to.

First, I went to Victoria’s Secret and tried on underwear.

It’s true.

Then I had an iced latte.

Then I danced for a while. Afterwards, I took a shower and gave myself a cool hairdo.

I looked a lot like this.

I did.

Seriously.

In case you haven’t heard, Ferris Bueller has made it to the Semi-Finals of Clay Morgan‘s March Movie Madness tournament.

Now Ferris needs your support (again) to make it to the finals of this Best Movie Protagonist competition.

Ferris is up against some stiff competition, namely Westley from The Princess Bride. I can hear you moaning now. Some of you are bound to love The Princess Bride. I know. It’s a great flick, but I have serious reasons as to why Westley needs to go down.

  • Westley has a mustache that looks like a third eyebrow.
  • Westley has a decidedly un-sexy ponytail.
  • Westley is “mostly dead” for much of the movie.

Seriously is this the kind of hero you want to come out on top? Don’t get me wrong, Westley has some witty lines, but I don’t think he is really an epic hero.

So why should you vote for Ferris Bueller?

  • Ferris is always alive during the entire movie. He is never even partially dead.
  • Ferris is always there for his friends and his love.
  • Ferris is never attacked by Rodents of Unusual Size. In fact, Ferris would have been able to charm the rodents and make them love him.
  • Ferris is able to do something to the time/space continuum so that he was able to do more than any one person could do in a single day. That’s because Ferris is magic.
  • Ferris does everything we wish we could have done but were too afraid to do — and he never gets caught.
  • And of course, there’s the whole joie de vivre/seize the day/live life to the fullest because you might not be here tomorrow thing.

So this is (almost) it.

Click over and SAVE FERRIS one more time. You have until noon EST Saturday to do it.

Should Ferris win the whole thing, I will sing a song with all the names of the people who helped bring me to that final victory. So if you’d like to hear your name in song… SAVE FERRIS.

Enjoy this clip my family helped me make to show you how much I am in it to win it.

On an unrelated note, what are you wearing right now?

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SAVE FERRIS in March Movie Madness!

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Photomontage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am fighting to save Ferris Bueller as the greatest movie protagonist in Clay Morgan’s 2nd Annual March Movie Madness Contest.

People have accused Ferris as being a slacker.

Not so.

Ferris was before his time.

He started tackling his Bucket List before people knew what Bucket Lists were.

He was never lazy.

He was a doer.

He thought outside the box.

He knew how to be a friend.

He knew how to sweet talk his parents, the lunch lady, and the school nurse.

He always had a Plan A and a Plan B and a Plan C.

Because he was smooth.

He knew how to work the system.

Everyone loves Ferris.

Why does everyone love Ferris Bueller?

Because he is on a universal quest to have fun.

He takes risks: not dangerous ones. But he does the crazy, silly things we wish we might be brave enough to do. That kind of ethos that will always triumph. He’s the friend we all wish we had.

Sure, Ferris is a rich kid who has almost nothing to complain about.

And guess what? He doesn’t.

He helps his friends during their darkest hours.

He shows them love.

And a good time.

He reminds us all to cherish every moment of every day.

And this is why you have to go over to Educlaytion and vote to SAVE FERRIS right now!

The polls are open this moment!

Cover of "The Sound of Music (Two-Disc 40...
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Today Ferris is up against Maria Von Trapp from the Sound of Music.

I’ll admit, Maria is pretty awesome.

And she can sing “doe a deer” like nobody’s business.

But VOTE FERRIS BUELLER!

Oh, I am not above trying to sweeten the pot.

BLOGGERS: If you vote to SAVE FERRIS and leave me a comment, I will tweet your current blog post.

NON-BLOGGERS: I will make a vlog and create some kind of crazy song where I sing the names of everyone who votes for me. That’s right, I will get the names from Clay and create a vlog of gratitude.

I might even be on a float.

Danke Schoen.

“Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself.” – Ferris Bueller 

Look at the brackets. Who do you think is going all the way? IYKWIM.

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Vote Bueller for March Movie Madness 2.

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I’m in an airplane.

Seriously.

I’m stuck on an airplane right now as Clay Morgan opens the polls for Day 4 of his Second Annual March Movie Madness Contest.

Cover of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off Buelle...
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I picked Ferris Bueller as the movie protagonist that I am prepared to fight for.

Because Ferris knows how to be a friend.

He knows how to sweet talk his parents, the lunch lady, and the school nurse.

He always has a Plan A and a Plan B and a Plan C.

Because he is smooth.

He knows how to work the system.

Everyone loves him.

Only Principal Rooney, Ferris’s nemesis, doesn’t appreciate the gifts that Ferris bestows to the world.

Even his sister, who claims to hate him, comes through for Ferris in the end.

So why does everyone love Ferris Bueller?

Because he is on a universal quest to have fun.

He takes risks: not dangerous ones.

He does the crazy, silly things we wish we might be brave enough to do.

It is that kind of ethos that will always triumph.

Sure, Ferris is a rich kid who has almost nothing to complain about.

And guess what? He doesn’t.

He helps his friends overcome their fears.

He shows them love.

And a good time.

He reminds us all to cherish every moment of every day.

And this is why you have to go over to Clay’s blog and vote for me Ferris right now!

The polls open at noon.

I don’t even know who Ferris is up against.

But VOTE FERRIS BUELLER!

Do it for the little, geeky rebellious part of you that aspires to do something a little naughty.

Like sing Danke Schoen in public.

On a float.

And say something nice to Clay while you are there!

Look at the brackets. Who do you think is going all the way? IYKWIM.

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