I’m in an airplane.
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.
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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