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August 07, 2009

The Balzac of homeroom

Michael Weiss considers John Hughes, Republican ersatz class warrior. It is an elegy for Hughes, dead of a heart attack at 59, and deserves to be read in full. I shall excerpt the immortal words of Ferris Bueller by way of introduction.

-Ism's, in my opinion, are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus but it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car.

Related: Requiem For A Day Off.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 7, 2009 08:53 AM


Despite being right in the Hughesian teen angst demographic while he was at the height of his powers, I didn't actually get around to seeing any of his movies until I was in my 20s.

Most of my teen moviegoing experiences involved guns, boobs and Steven Seagal.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2009 05:12 PM