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Ed Rooney, "Cheese in the Wind"


Right after watching Ferris Bueller this week to get some inspiration for this (and the painting of Sloane) I heard the sad news of the passing of John Hughes. His movies definitely had a real vibe to each of them. You could tell a John Hughes right away when you saw it, they all had a lot of heart. They all just made sense and felt good. Quite the legacy left behind by that guy.

One of those legacies was the character of Ed Rooney. What I think to be one of cinema’s greatest villains. Now I know he didn’t actually carry a slice of Swiss Cheese in the movie, but it’s based off one of his greatest lines. This may not be one of those paintings where you get it right away. But if you do, your mind is random like mine. If you don’t get it, here is what I found on Urban Dictionary’s website….

“Cheese in the wind’ was first uttered by Ed Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s day off.

Someone is ‘leaving your cheese in the wind’ when they do any of the following:

A. Ruin your fun; be a wet blanket/buzz-kill
B. Flout your dignity/authority
C. Dismiss you/hang you out to dry
D. Deny you sexual satisfaction (whether intentional or not)

I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind!”