Friday, March 6, 2009

Breakfast Club Mutt

Remember the movie, "The Breakfast Club?" Of course you do. It's shown on TBS at least once a week. In response to Mr. Vernon's request to write an essay answering the question, "Who do you think you are?" Brian pens this essay:

Dear Mr. Vernon:

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But, what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, and a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.

Chuck and I were talking about this movie at dinner (we find ourselves frequently quoting it to one another) and I asked him who he thought he was? Like Brian, we came to the conclusion that we are both some sort of Breakfast Club Mutt. But in what proportions? Chuck certainly has a lot of the brain in him, but there's definitely a little criminal, as well as the others. I, too, think I'm mostly the brain (there's just too much logic in my head to leave room for much else), but certainly the others exist inside me. What about you? Are any of you completely deficient of one of them?


  1. Sadly I would probably put myself in the basketcase category maybe a few of the others are in me not quite the brain that you are though. As we don't have cable or satellite I haven't seen this movie for years!

  2. interesting. . .

    i'd have to stay i'm a mix of everything - except criminal. i don't really think of myself as criminal. ha. i don't think i really dominate in any of them, however. i've got a little bit of princess in me (tiny), some brain (tiny), some athleticism, and some basketcase (more than tiny).

    i want to watch that movie now. :)