Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I am Cameron from Ferris Bueller

"Good times, for a change..."

It was another great day in Chicago.

We started it off at the Art Institute of Chicago, where I ran across the famous painting by Georges Seurat, "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte."

As I stared at it, I suddenly became fixated on the faceless girl in the centre of the picture and Morrissey's voice started singing "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" in my head. I realized that my life had become and empty sham and that I'd have to borrow and trash my father's car in order to make things right.

Of course, the painting is from the pivotal scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where Cameron does all of the stuff I talk about in the previous paragraph. I'm pretty sure that the kids in my picture are the same ones from the movie. Check it out:

But what made my visit to the Art Institute even more fitting is that I saw Morrissey live in concert on Monday in Minneapolis. It's official: I am Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Tomorrow, I can only hope that there's a parade and a chance for me to lip sync to "Twist and Shout" (see YouTube video, below).

What scares me: the van is parked in "valet parking." And we all know how that turned out for poor Cameron...

(P.S. I should've said that Morrissey's song is performed by the Dream Academy in the film; but that waters down my thesis, so I didn't.)

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