Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look at this 8 bit cinema video, you may miss it. That may or may not be a direct quote from the movie. Just saying. No skipping class or driving your friend’s car until after the break:
I spent many hours as a kid not just praying my favorite superheroes would get their own big budget action movies, but actually casting these can’t miss vehicles with the stars of the day. Forget the budgetary impact of having all the biggest stars of my youth in one movie, the only limitation was my imagination! It was quite a way to toil away the time; necessary as Words With Friends was still decades away.
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.
This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny discussed the 80s.
Now, if I have a reputation around here, and I might, it may include how I am not much into nostalgia. That was, like, my biggest barrier to really enjoying Ready Player One. The big problem with nostalgia, I feel, is that it elevates stuff that maybe doesn’t deserve it. I have no problem loving things from my childhood that hold up, but these things should be good in their own right, not good because I thought they were awesome when I was 8.
Did you love the 80s? The hair, the fashion, the movies, the interest rates? The 80s were totally tubular! Gabbing Geek has devoted an entire episode to this beloved decade. You can listen to it now or jump after the break to read more about it!
Gabbing Geek’s first podcast of 2015 is now live and we FINALLY get to talk about Golden Son, the second book in the Red Rising trilogy. If you’ve read the first book, Red Rising, or don’t care about spoilers for the first book, then you’ll absolutely want to listen to this episode–we don’t spoil anything for book 2. But if you want to participate in our Gabbing Geek Book Club in 4 weeks, be sure to read both Red Rising and Golden Son (they’re page turners, you won’t have any problems, Jenny guarantees it!). Continue reading Gabbing Geek 21: Golden Son & Prophecies