In honor of Ferris Bueller’s actual day off, June 5, 1985, we’ve declared today an official Generation X holiday.
It’s Skip Day for Gen-Xers.
This is an international event, y’all. Because of Canada and Coupland. Itza a big deal. All day long, Gen X is elsewhere.
So, skip out. Skip off. Skip the crap. Skip some more crap. And, above all, skip to my lou, my darlings.
June 11, 1986 is the 30th anniversary of the opening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There was a huge Ferris Fest in Chicago. It included a mock high school dance, scene recreations, tour of film locations and film showings. Seriously, somebody out did himself. Hopefully, before I die I might get to go to something cool like this. In the meantime, I’m just going to skip the crap today. Too bad it’s Sunday, since there is statistically 50 percent less crap to deal with on weekends than on weekdays. Next year, June 5, 2017, is a Monday. I’m totally skipping that day.