This country's public education system has been in dire need of a boost for years -- just look at the evidence collected by the diligent folks at Next Movie; they've created a PSA from all your favorite movie student/slackers (because not all of America's bright young stars of tomorrow can argue their way from a C+ to an A-).
The mysterious Ferris Bueller-themed Honda commercial that I was telling you about last week has been unveiled. On the one hand, it's just Matthew Broderick and a string of references to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, with the actor calling out ill to work to go frolic around town in his Honda CR-V. So technically, no legacies were harmed in the making of this TV spot. On the other hand, for a guy who's supposed to be having a day off, I don't know if I've never seen Broderick work harder in my life.
It would be too easy to seethe and writhe with dismay about Matthew Broderick -- who'll turn the big five-O(MG I'm old) in March -- reprising his role as everyone's favorite truant teen from the '80s, Ferris Bueller, for Honda. But factor in a 10-second teaser and a few other implications reported this morning, and the spasms of outrage might just ensue involuntarily.