How could we possibly be expected to handle work on a day like this? If The Atlantic Wire had its way, we wouldn't, for we've long advocated June 5 become officially designated Ferris Bueller's Day Off. That's because Baseball Prospectus's Larry Granillo determined that the Chicago Cubs game Matthew Broderick's character attended in the iconic John Hughes film took place on June 5, 1985. As you may have noticed, we haven't managed to convince either the government or our bosses that our plan has much wisdom, but hey, Ferris Bueller wasn't one for doing what he was told. So in the interest of furthering our little holiday, we've assembled a quick celebration guide. You might not be able to play hooky from school or work, but you can sneak in some homages to Ferris nonetheless:
Carols: Prepare to have a great day, aurally speaking, because the film had a great soundtrack. Key songs to include on your playlist are "Danke Schoen" for all your shower-singing needs, "Twist and Shout" for any parade-crashing (see below), and "Oh Yeah" by Yello, because what says Ferris Bueller Day better than weird synth bass and a dude saying "Oh yeahh" over and over?