Friday, May 23, 2008

Rat Pack vs. Brat Pack vs. Frat Pack

Anyone that's ever attended high school knows there is a social hierarchy. You've got the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads and...of course...the "cool kids."

I forfeited any chance I might of had of being a part of the cool group when I decided to skip school for a day because I knew there was going to be a Knight Rider marathon on TV. Oh you don't think David Hasselhoff is the shit! I have to admit, however, Ferris Bueller might have used his off-day a bit more efficiently.

The three posses listed below are the keepers of cool for their respective generations.

The original kings of cool. These multi-talented superstars were the bees knees in the '50s and '60s. The group consisted of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. They were the original stars of Ocean's Eleven.

The Brat Pack consisted of a group of young budding actors and actresses, more specifically, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, and Judd Nelson. They were like totally awesome, radical and tubular during the '80s. Although probably the least well known of the group...Andrew McCarthy has starred in some gems. If you haven't seen Mannequin, starring a young Kim Cattrall, treat yourself sometime soon. And who can forget his performance in Weekend at Bernie's?

They are the new kids on the those new kids...stop dating yourself! In the '90s these guys became the phatest guys diggity. The main members include: Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson. Interesting fact...Owen Wilson has given himself the nickname...The Butter-Scotch Stallion. Is that not the lamest thing you've ever heard?

Final Verdict: Brat Pack

Inspector Gadget

Inspector Clouseau

Mark Fuhrman

Maxwell Smart

Total votes: 9


Prof. Quincy Adams Wagstaff said...

There is no contest here, Erik. The only true, "Pack," is the Rat Pack. The others are all cheap imitations that don't deserve to be uttered even in the same breath as the original legends. People who vote for the other two knock-offs have to sit down and watch some quintessential Rat Pack material. Perhaps then they'll see the light. Am I right E.H.?

As for your post, NOT A BAD READ MY FRIEND. Not a bad read at all. However, you might want to change the first, "of" in:

"I forfeited any chance I might of had of being..."

to, "have."

Finally, why have you not responded to Erik Bacardi Chang's posts in the previous entry? The poor guy is probably crying himself to sleep every night due to your blatant disregard of his existence. The little Oriental is harmless, so do not hesitate to respond to the little chum's inquiries. Do you not recall the wonderful memories you two had together?

Welp, talk to you later, amigo.

Erik said...

well prof.,

I might have to ask you to be my editor. That was quite the grammatical find. Kudos to you.

I'm glad you are taking your jury duty seriously, too. That was quite the impassioned speech on behalf of the rat pack.

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