Bill and Ted always said “Be excellent to each other” and I sure would like to see more and hear more of that in our present-day world. Each year I celebrate Bill & Ted Day (June 9th) with a photo or two of Bill & Ted action figures/minifigures in hopes that it might spark a bit of joy hoping people will be kinder to each other.

Our culture is sure to be obsessed with dystopias rather than utopias. One of the last mainstream English-speaking culture movies to feature a utopia is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989. Maybe my love of the dudes Bill and Ted as a child has given me too much hope that we will have a utopian future with rad waterslides and epic music. By all means, it is good to recognize what is happening in the world and be aware of the chance of a dystopian future. As a culture, we could spend a lot less time thinking about gloom and doom and start imagining a better future like the Solar Punk movement and be excellent to each other. 

Celebrate Bill & Ted Day

Bill & Ted Day is a commemorative holiday observed annually on June 9th, celebrating the Bill & Ted franchise and its values. It’s a day where people around the world make a concerted effort to be excellent to each other, and party on, dude. It was created by John Morzen. The first Bill & Ted Day took place on June 9th, 2012. In the years since, tens of thousands of people around the world have celebrated this most bodacious day both online and in-person. In years that Bill & Ted Day occurs during the work week, celebrations often extend into the following weekend. Learn more about Bill & Ted Day HERE.