06 August 2009
TwinSpeak: Phoebe admits, she served time in detention for not doing her homework in the first grade. (Do not twitter about this...I haven't done that homework assignment YET!) But I did kiss my first boyfriend while we were together on the chain gang, I mean, on punishment. Such fond memories.
The man who had such a great ear and eye for teen-aged angst, John Hughes, passed away today after suffering a heart attack. He was 59. Sadness.
His films include Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Sixteen Candles, Curly Sue, Made in Manhattan and some of the National Lampoon "Vacation" movies. He started his career in Chicago and many of his movies were shot in the Chicago area. Hughes set some of his movies in the fictional Illinois town of Shirmer.
The pop cultural references to his films run in the hundreds, however we like the lines, "Eat My Shorts" which is now a Bart Simpson staple and love it when Jay and Silent Bob in the movie, Dogma," imagine how their future would be improved by moving to Shirmer, IL. But then they can't find it on the map--'cause it doesn't exist!