The story of Ferris Bueller is one of the great cautionary tales of the 1980s, a reminder that even the most mundane of days can be made into something memorable if you just put in the effort, torture a poor school principal and falsify your identity as Sausage King of Chicago.  Though I’m more likely to end up being a Cameron (or, to be honest, these days I’m within a few degrees of Ed Rooney), the question of what I want to do with a day where I could do anything I want.  I suppose taking a nap, going to Applebee’s and watchin’ Netflix isn’t really particularly adventurous, but it does at least beg today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would probably try to make out with Mia Sara if at all possible, asking: What epic things would you want to make sure you did on your “day off?”


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Sleep in, eat too much ice cream, and play video games :))) High hopes, I know.

    See, the thing about being an adult, is that days off become less about about getting to do what you want to do, and more about not doing the things you don’t want to do.

  2. Heh. I agree with Gary in regards to not doing what you don’t want to do (or have to/ought to do).

    I would stay in my pajamas, drink real hot chocolate, and alternate between video games and reading old comic book series. And I might even eat cookies for lunch.

    Really wild, I know. But that’s what I’d do.

  3. Now that I’m in my 40s with adult responsibilities and a dearth of expendable income, my adventures would probably consist of checking Twitter and Facebook, maybe a little Netflix thrown in to spice things up.

  4. Find a few makeup effects artists and some willing lovely ladies to undergo a few hours of makeup application to be transformed into Twi’lek girls in the Slave Leia style outfit for something really, really fun…

    … Making my Star Wars fan film. What did you think I was talking about? You pre-verts!!

    A slightly more realistic alternative is just have a good book I haven’t read yet, a movie or season of something on DVD, a spinach and feta on white sauce pizza from Domino’s Pizza and some good ginger ale.

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