Learning from Movies: Ferris Bueller

Posted on February 21, 2011


The full title, as all the cool kids know, is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

  • Learn the keys to faking out the parents – the clammy hands.
  • Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
  • Don’t believe in “-isms.” If you believe in yourself, they have no power over you.
    • On the other hand, even if you were the walrus, you still might have to bum rides off people.
  • When life hands you a computer instead of a car, take up programming.
  • You’re not dying. You just can’t think of anything better to do.
  • If you love your car more than your family, then you don’t deserve the car.
  • Righteous dudes are popular with everyone – the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, and dickheads all adore him.
  • If you played by the rules, you’d be in gym right now.
  • You didn’t reach this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave your cheese out in the wind.
  • Don’t put up with snotty people. Yell “rat.”
  • You can never go too far.
  • If you’re going to get busted, it’s not going to be by that guy.
  • Stay on the float and sing. Something incredible could happen.
  • Some people never see good things. Be the one who sees the whole city, goes to a museum, sees priceless works of art, and eats pancreas. See every good thing!
  • Sooner or later, everyone goes to the zoo.
  • You can’t respect someone who kisses your ass. It just doesn’t work.
  • You can’t sit on your ass as the events that affect you unfold to determine the course of your life. Take a stand and defend it.

When it’s over, get out and enjoy a beautiful day while you’re still grinning.