One of those Kennedy/Lincoln situations.
In Ferris Beuller‘s day off, Ferris faked his health as an excuse for a day off. Barack Obama is being blamed for using the healthcare crisis to draw away attention from the war and economic problems.
Ferris Beuller was from Chicago. Barack Obama was Chicago senator.
Ferris Beuller borrowed his friend’s dad’s car, convincing him there was no other way. Barack Obama convinced Congress et al. that we needed to borrow money and buy out General Motors.
Ferrish Beuller was an incredible speaker that ultimately always got what he wanted. Barack Obama (see Ferris Beuller).
So what do we have here? Like a scene out of Ferris Beuller’s Day Off when Ferris runs through a Chicago parade getting the entire city in on his song and dance. Well, Barack Obama is pushing for a more socialized health care system, not unlike Canada, the UK and France‘s systems, for America while simultaneously trying to win the 2016 Olympics for Chicago, which of course would bring a lot of song and dance to the city.
So here’s the two coming together. A French Canadian, university (UQAM) gathers 172 of their communication students to perform a massive lip-sync of an American hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas, in a style ripped from the venerable 1986 film. They did the entire thing in two hour and fifteen minutes and as you’ll see below, it’s pretty freaking incredible.
Moral of the story? We need socialized healthcare, the 2016 Olympics and more mass-lip-sync performances.
Not too proud of my Americanism to say… I’d kill to be a French Canadian going to l’Université du Québec à Montréal!