August 17, 2011

My Life... as directed by John Hughes

"His name is Blane?  That's not a name, that's a major appliance!"

"Bueller?  Bueller?  Bueller?"

"Relax, would you?  We have seventy dollars and a pair of girls underwear.  We're safe as kittens."

John Hughes, who was born right here in Lansing, Michigan, was an amazing director, producer and writer.  He created icons, like Duckie, Ferris Bueller, and Sam Baker.  I love his films and I've always wondered what it would be like to really live in the 80's.  What would it be like to have John Hughes direct my life...?

Could I pull off the feathered bangs, funky jackets, big jewelry, and flowered clothes? 

My favorite John Hughes movie has to be Pretty in Pink.  I love the scene where Duckie bursts into song at the record store!

Can you imagine if Jon Cryer spontaneously did this on an episode of Two and a Half Men?  Charlie Sheen would lose his mind...

What else would life be like living in the 80's with Hughes at the helm?  While his characters experienced a lot of drama, life seemed pretty simple.  Obviously we're talking about movies here, but this is my fantasy and if I want to believe that life was really like that in the 80's, no one can stop me!

The 80's were filled with Nintendo and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Tight pants and leg warmers.  Vanilla Ice and M.C. Hammer.  The Wonder Years and Golden Girls.

No Facebook.  No smartphones.  Things were more personal 30 years ago.  "Fun" was bowling, listening to good music, painting your toe nails and gossiping with girlfriends, aerobics, and smoking pot.  So much has changed since then...

Maybe I can bring back leg warmers...  Wouldn't that be totally bodacious?

1 comment:

  1. I might be able to come up with a pair of those bodacious leg warmers for you!!