Holy smokes! It’s the one year anniversary for the Gabbing Geek podcast and we celebrate it in style with The Big 5-0. Traditional one year anniversary gifts are paper so we cover some comic books; modern one year anniversary gifts are clocks so we cover some time travel movies; and we also celebrate our birthday with an epic trivia challenge that must be heard to be believed. Listen to the episode now or jump after the break to read more!
30 Years Ago Today Ferris Bueller Cut School
Although the actual date was never mentioned in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off the fans over at Baseball Prospectus were able to identify the exact game that Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane attended. Turns out it was when the Cubs hosted the Atlanta Braves on June 5, 1985. And yes, that’s the only game it could have been based on the players and the game stats. They were even able to name the player that hit the foul ball Ferris caught (it Atlanta rightfielder Claudell Washington, if you’re interested). The guy at the pizza shop did have the score wrong (he said the game was tied 0-0 but it was actually tied 2-2 at the time) but we’ll let that go. It was a busy pizza shop what with all the principals stopping by looking for serial truants.
The fact that this means Ferris is likely 47 or 48 today…let’s try to ignore that.
Happy 10th Anniversary Leeroy Jenkins!
It’s been ten years since the infamous World of Warcraft video was first uploaded and it still stands as the epitome of eagerness and bloodlust in the face of thoughtful planning and strategy. And sure the anniversary was technically yesterday, but it’s never too late to celebrate Leeroy! See the original video after the break as well as some other moments from pop culture where Leeroy has popped up.