oh to be young in 1987 and a member of the brat pack

John Hughes, that director of all those teen movies we loved in the 80s (you know it!) died the other day while taking a walk in New York City. dead of a heart attack while visiting family. life sucks sometimes.

so, there's the retrospective of his whole career to be had: "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Pretty In Pink," "Say Anything" (!!!!!!!!), etc. basically, this man was the reason Molly Ringwald exists.

I got to thinking about it and decided "Ferris Bueller" is probably my favorite. what a classic. so many great scenes. Jennifer Grey as the sister, Matthew Broderick at his best and cockiest (except "Election," which was also awesome, he just looks so creepy and old now) CHARLIE SHEEN IN THE POPO STATION.

god, I don't even know. this movie had no effect on me for years. but now, everytime I take a shower, I feel compelled to reenact that scene. true, true.


(because Al is still in Nova Scotia, I should ask)




  1. "The reason Molly Ringwald exists"? I think you're thinking about The Facts of Life.

    My favorite... I have to go with the ubiquitous Breakfast Club. You can't get much better than that.

  2. My favourites would have to be Uncle Buck, Home Alone and National Lampoon's Christmas Vaction.. good fun classics.


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