Wednesday, June 18, 2008
THINGS I LEARNED BY WATCHING FERRIS BUELLER
You know I was watching Ferris Bueller the other day and I noticed a lot of weird $h!t in that film. At the age of 34, I am realizing that even though there is a lot of cool stuff from the 1980s that I adore, a lot of it was ridiculous.
For example, in the world of John Hughes movies, black people travel around the city in packs waiting to hear music blaring from a loudspeaker so they can do a syncopated dance number that they have practiced for months.
If you don't believe me, check out the video above and wait til about 0:57 seconds in. I don't even know if that is racist or not because on one hand, that group of black folks look like they are having a blast; but on the other hand, don't these people have jobs or families to go to?
Or maybe they are all one big family like the Osmonds or the Kardashians and they make money walking around as one big urban dance troupe.
Just a thought.