Monday, August 10, 2009

You see us as you want to see us... the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.

John Hughes died.

Don't know John Hughes? Maybe you've seen one of his movies.

Mr. Mom
National Lampoons Vacation (the first one with Wally World)
Cousin Vicki: I’m going steady, and I French kiss.
Audrey Griswold: So, everybody does that.
Cousin Vicki: Yeah, but Daddy says I’m the best at it.
16 Candles
Do you know how many times a week I go without lunch because some (girl) borrows my lunch money? Y'know, any halfway decent girl can rob me blind, because I'm too torqued up to say no. The Breakfast Club
Dick Vernon: False alarms are really funny, aren’t they? What if your home, what if your family…what if you dope was on fire?
John Bender: Impossible sir. It’s in Johnson’s underwear.
Weird Science
So... what would you little maniacs like to do first?
Pretty in Pink
Duckie: You know what an older woman does for me?
Iona: Changes your diapers?
Duckie: Touche.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom. I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you a good phoney fever is a deadlock, but you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office--that's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then so is high school.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
How do they know where we're going?
Uncle Buck
I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, I'm coming looking for you! Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.
Home Alone
When I grow up and get married I'm living alone! Did you hear me! I'm living alone! I'm living alone! I'm living alone.

Yeah maybe you've seen one of these movies.

I wanted his teen movies of the '80's to define my teenage years. I wanted to be Bender and Ferris. Sadly I was more Ducky Dale. With a mullet. But I found that high school was nothing like these movies. There are no similarities whatsoever between John Hughes High School and West Blocton High School. None. John Hughes High was new and smelled good. West Blocton High was old and it smelled like it looked. One word describes the smell of West Blocton High School. Mullet.

Who didn't cheer when Ducky beat the crap out of James Spader's character? If you don't like Simple Minds Don't You (Forget About Me) then there is something wrong with you.

What was your favorite John Hughes movie and why? Are there any other quotes from his movies you liked?

If you don't know any of these movies you should immediately rent them and watch them.


Shawn Stinson said...

West Blocton Smelled like mullet. That should be on a t-shirt.

I also enjoyed the fact that the google ad that came up beside your blog was for a free Sex Offender Report. Interesting.

Joseph said...

Probably the picture.

Deborah Busby Ingram said...

OK....I dropped everything I was doing and read this (yes I listen to SS) and just gonna go back to work now :)
I do agree with Shawn's comment.....the best part was ALL these ads that Google brought up as links

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Joseph said...

Don't be enteratined by them. Click them. They are wonderful products or I would not have put the Joseph Kinnaird seal of approval on them.

Jamie said...

I was in love with Jake Ryan, Andrew McCarthy AND Judd Nelson. I think I still am.

Read this and love John Hughes even more:

Ben said...

I TOLD you those shades and that hat gave you the impression of being a sex offender. Or one of those guys from "Deliverance."

Chris Barnette said...

Here are some of my Favorites John Hughes movie quotes, all of his movies were classic’s. R.I.P Mr. Hughes

The Breakfast Club

Vernon: “any more questions?”

Bender: “yes does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?”
Vernon: “You want another one?”
Bender: “I don’t know, how many is that?”
Vernon: “Six.”
Brian: “Actually it’s seven, sir, counting the one where he asked if Barry Manilow knows you raid his closet.”
Bender: “Did your Mother marry Mr. Rodgers?!”

Brian: “No she married Mr. Johnson”

Ferris Bueller

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

“I asked for a car. I got a computer. How’s that for being born under a bad sign?”
“[My test today] is on European Socialism. I’m not European, I don’t plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they’re Socialists?”
“A man shouldn’t believe in an ‘ism,’ he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: ‘I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.’ Of course, he was the Walrus. *I* could be the walrus, [yet] I’d still have to bum rides off people.”

Ed Rooney: “I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind.”

Ben Stein – Economics Teacher, “Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?”

Weird Science

Chet: “Feeling kind of queasy? How about a greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ash tray?”

National Lampoons Vacation

Clark: “I’m so hungry I could eat a sandwich from a gas station”

Margo Redding said...

I LOVE all of those movies; however, my most favorite is The Breakfast Club. I own it on DVD and watch it every chance I get. Even though I own it, I will watch it every time it comes on TV....horrible edits and all. In The Breakfast Club, we learned that screws fall out all the time - the world's an imperfect place, we learned the definition of "neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies", what happens to you when you spill paint in the garage, that the required wrestling uniform does indeed include tights and that a genius cannot make a lamp. The only thing I have to say about the death of John Hughes is....B-O-O H-O-O. Rest in peace. Your legacy lives on.