So, when I read about a joyriding FBI agent wiping out a Ferrari and then not standing up to the consequences, my very first thought was of the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Cameron telling Ferris that he'd take the heat from his father for trashing the Ferrari. Who knew that hypochondriac Cameron would turn out to be made of sterner stuff than a 21st Century special agent?
And I knew that by including a simple snippet of dialogue for a post title, almost everybody who read it would get the reference.
And when I wrote it, I had no idea that some whiny SWPL hipster had just angsted out a column about how we were all wrong and that Ferris Bueller's Day Off really wasn't that good of a movie, because it was all classist and racist and suchlike. As I commented at Robb's: "If the movie is so unimportant and sucky, how come he has to write a big whiny rebuttal about it a quarter century later?"
Which in turn reminds me of a snippet of dialog from another iconic movie of my adolescence...