Saturday, January 15, 2011

Quote of the Day


"Let's get the obvious out of the way: this is his goddamned job. He is the Dean of Students, not the Dean of Not Giving A Damn. People are always all up the public schools system's digestive tract for not taking a more active interest in their students and that's exactly what Mr. Rooney was doing. It doesn't matter if, on a personal level, he's a dick or not -- he is literally paid with your tax money to make sure kids aren't doing exactly what Ferris did. The kid can go to a museum and drive a sports car on the weekend. During the week, he and the other kids are Rooney's responsibility so they can, you know, get an education. And you know what? He was right all along. Ferris was skipping school."

-- Cracked Online

Cracked's lists are generally entertaining (trust me, once you start down the rabbit hole of clicking on one after the other, you can destroy an entire day of planned productivity) but this one is truly inspired: 9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along.

10 comments:

The Bacon said...

I have clicked on Cracked by 9:30 every morning. How they get writers of that skill level to work for them azazes me.

What a great fucking website.

James said...

The Cracked editor-in-chief, David Wong (pseudonym) is a fucking hilarious guy. I followed him way back when he was managing a site called pointlesswasteoftime.com with a good friend of his, John Cheese (also a pseudonym).

If you like the stuff on there? I'd highly recommend David's book "John Dies at the End." It's probably the funniest thing you'll ever read.

Angela Lucier said...

Boy, were you right about that rabbit hole.

Anonymous said...

I read that when it was first posted. I read most of their lists and they all are funny but this one is definitely one of the best lists. I like the lion king one, cause those hyenas were so scary as a kid but now I get them! The oz one was obviously taken straight out of wicked but thats ok. I still hate the principal in Ferris though!

Anonymous said...

Important to note that the actor, Jeffrey Jones, playing the principal has since served time for possession of kiddie porn. His obsessive hunt for Ferris seems more sinister!

em said...

I like this list, but I now can't look at this actor's face and not think 'kiddie toucher'...which has then altered my perception of why he was really looking for Ferris.

Sheriff Bart said...

Damn kids...

denesteak said...

OK, the entry on Sauron just blew my mind.

xoch said...

They missed Johnny Lawrence from the original Karate Kid, though.

http://functional-strength.blogspot.com/2010/04/real-story-behind-karate-kid.html

drater said...

Also left out Dean Wormer from Animal House. Because fat, drunk, and stupid really isn't a good way to go through life, son. Not to mention the fact that some of the Deltas had been failing all their classes while draining their parents bank accounts for like decades, what self-respecting dean wouldn't put them on double-secret probation?