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Red Eye Accepts The Ferris Challenge

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 9, 2009 7:20PM

2009_09_09_ferris.jpg A while back, we pointed out how ESPN's Bill Simmons laid out a challenge to recreate Ferris Bueller's day of hooky. Chicago Magazine's Jeff Ruby tried it a year ago but couldn't quite do it all. So now the Red Eye's social media intern Ernest Wilkin has taken up the mantle and even has an itinerary to boot with all the fun happening this Saturay. It's an ambitious undertaking and - sorry, Ernest - we're a bit skeptical he can pull the whole thing off. That's not to say we're rooting against him. On the contrary, it would be a feat worthy of a round of beers on us to Ernest and his cohort. So good luck to you, Ernest; we're looking forward to how it goes.