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08.06.09 43 Comments

Jeez, I leave for 10 minutes to walk the dog (masturbate) and I come back and now John Hughes is dead?  What the hell.

The 59-year-old was taking a morning walk in New York when he went into cardiac arrest, according to Michelle Bega. He was in Manhattan visiting his family. [BBC]

John Hughes was the man responsible for:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Uncle Buck
– Planes, Trains & Automobiles
– The Breakfast Club
– Weird Science
– Sixteen Candles

among other things.  I’d venture to guess I’ve seen Ferris Bueller roughly 600 times, and spent much of my childhood trying to be that cool.  I often wake up thanking God I had Ferris Bueller (a hero of a high school movie who was witty and popular, imagine that!) to emulate and not… who the hell do kids even idolize these days?  Zac Efron?  Shia LaBeouf?  Stifler?  I don’t even know.  Bottom line, he will be missed. Death is a cruel bastard who never takes the ones who deserve it, like Danny Masterson.

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