This Aroo thing is starting
to catch on, don't you think?
The BeagleSword was Meat.
thought it was Substance,
but he's wrong. It's Meat.)
The rabbit hole theme was children.
We lost John Updike last Tuesday, that
great chronicler of anonymous American lives.
In 1960, when Ted Williams played
his final game at Boston's Fenway Park,
Updike gave us a glimpse into the soul of
that superstar of baseball and helped us see
a neglected little boy hiding in a godsuit.
FLASH MOB TRIVIA:
It is the opinion of the wizard
that the genesis of the Flash Mob
was the parade scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
(1986, 22+ years ago.)
The movie was about a kid, Ferris Bueller,
(Matthew Broderick) cutting school
to spend a day in downtown
Chicago with his girlfriend, Sloane,
and his depressed buddy, Cameron, who,
after an adventurous day, tells Ferris
he “hasn't seen anything good.”
The following 2:49 scene occurs after
Ferris tells them to “wait right here” and
disappears into the crowd.
He reappears aboard a parade float,
microphone in hand:
Ferris: Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we'd like to play a little tune for you. It's one of my personal favorites and I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today – Cameron Frye, this one's for you.
Sloane: Ferris! Get off of the float!
INSIDER ALERT: The next time you're on campus, ask the wizard to tell you about seeing Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Bob Lepine in Dallas in 1986. Then ask him to tell you about Bob and the elevator incident in Nashville the following year.