By Dan Soslowsky:
Local dad Howard Smitherson was watching the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with his son Jack last Sunday night when all of a sudden, Ferris’ dad held up a newspaper in the movie. In response, Smitherson turned to his son and remarked, “that was before the internet.” Forgetting that the family received multiple newspapers delivered to their doorstep every single day, Smitherson felt quite proud of himself for demonstrating this superior wisdom to his son. Smitherson, however, still felt that it was not quite obvious enough that he had more world experience than his 11 year-old son, so he decided to remind the other members of the household of his greater age by shouting, “back in my day, we did not have the internet!” This gave Smitherson lots of joy. Jack must be really impressed by my being older than him, he thought to himself. Little did Smitherson know that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was actually released in 1986, multiple decades after the internet was invented.