Archive for ‘Pop Culture’

August 6, 2009

John Hughes: A YA Classic of a Different Sort

I wouldn’t have nearly as much interest in the lives of teens or reading and writing about them if it weren’t for John Hughes. His death saddens me greatly.

When I was 9 years old when The Breakfast Club came out. I remember seeing the commercials on TV and I remember my older sister seeing it. I remember when I finally did see it, years later, I thought that John Hughes was the best writer ever. He just got teens and their inner thoughts, daily lives.

I watched Pretty In Pink a few months ago. Unlike many films of the 1980s, John Hughes movies don’t make me cringe. I’m always transported right back, even though I was a teen a decade later.

One thought I’ve been having since I read the news is, he made me want to be a teenager. For which I thank him.

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July 30, 2009

I’d Buy It.

Gooey Decimal System”  would be made of awesome! I’ll definitely join the cause.

New Yorker article here.

Thanks to my friend Gabby for alerting me.