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quote of the week #1

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The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands.  It’s a good non-specific symptom; I’m a big believer in it.  A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead-lock, but, uh… you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor’s office.  That’s worse than school.  You fake a stomach cramp, and when you’re bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms.  It’s a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.

~Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Seriously, is there a more quoteable movie?


Written by laurenthejukebox17

June 22, 2010 at 10:11 am

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  1. Well said!

    Just found out about this blog from your comment on A Life in Equinox. I like what ya got going here, so consider yourself one reader richer!

    Mad Hatter

    June 23, 2010 at 1:13 am

  2. My mom never checked my hands…..of course, when I wa sin high school, I only had to tell mom that I was sick and she’d just say ok, and we’d both go back to bed.

    FRC Ruben

    June 23, 2010 at 5:03 am

  3. Thanks for your comments! I’m always excited to get more readers!

    Well, I guess in any John Hughes film, playing hooky is much more complicated than it would be in real life. 🙂


    June 23, 2010 at 9:03 am

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