Why Are You Not Celebrating Top Gun Day Right This Second?


Editor’s Note: This news post reprinted from Top Gun Day 2009. You can tell because of the Like a Boss reference. But it still applies, and it seems like it would be destroying the meaning of Top Gun day if we were to spend it writing instead of chomping our teeth menacingly at our nemesis while the title screen comes up.

So you woke up this morning feeling fine, but as the day has progressed, you’ve felt like something was missing. That usual spark of life is somehow absent from your daily routine. You drank your coffee, ate a bagel, shit on Debra’s desk, sure, but still – your life is a hollow shell of what it could be.

Wonder no more, my lost friend. It’s because you’re not celebrating Top Gun Day to the fullest.

That’s right. I too was once like you until I went over to The Official Site for Top Gun Day and realized that, despite the fact that the film was released on May 16th, for some arbitrary reason, today’s the day to celebrate.

So, should you continue rolling along your pointless life path as usual? Negative, Ghost Rider. Call in sick from work (this especially works if you can say it to your boss in person) and skip on home to throw on your flight suit and pop in the DVD. Succumb to your need for speed. Play a homo-erotic volleyball game while continually checking your watch.

There’s still time to turn your sad little life around, and Top Gun Day is just the thing to do it.

We’ll get you started on your highway to the danger zone:

This has been a public service announcement brought to you by your conscience.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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