Tuesday, December 16, 2003

The Breakfast Club

Saturday, March 24, 1984
Shermer High School,
Shermer, Il

Dear Mr. Vernon,
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong -- and what we did was wrong -- but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us: in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athelete, a basketcase, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7 o'clock this morning.

"We were brainwashed."

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