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I never liked Jake
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Not that I disliked him but seriously. Molly Ringwald should totally have realized that John Cusack (sorry, Scott) had serious potential and plucked him from the wall of geekdom.

From a Hank Stuever story missed while away:

Listen to all the Thompson Twins songs you want, but let's finally admit that Jake Ryan from "Sixteen Candles" is never coming to get you.

Not in the red Porsche 944, and not wearing that Fair Isle sweater vest. Not with his shiny black hair moussed gently heavenward, not with his gooey brown eyes and square Matt Dillonesque jaw. He will not be standing there with his hands in the pockets of his 501 button-fly jeans (while leaning against said Porsche), and he will not be shyly waving at you from across the street. ("Yeah, you," he mouths, just as in the movie, after you look behind you to see what girl he could possibly be interested in.)

Let's be even more clear: Popular high school seniors don't dump their cheerleader girlfriends with great bods so they can ask out a sophomore girl nobody notices. Jake did not actually do this, because he is not real.

You know, as recently as last year I found myself in a losing argument with my friend Mandy, '80s-come-lately but connoisseur, and Christopher that Jake actually was played by Matt Dillon. The tricks of the mind. And I only used to watch that movie every Thanksgiving night for six or eight years.

Also, this is true:

(And anyone who went to high school in the 1980s understands how difficult it can be to turn away from "Sixteen Candles" or "The Breakfast Club" or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," no matter how busy they are, how many times they've seen it, or how many commercial breaks come along.)

If you're wondering why I'm posting so much today, it's because I'm home with what seems to be a little virus that Christopher picked up on the way home and then transferred to me. Feeling somewhat better after coma-sleep.

San Miguel entry coming soon, Barth. Promise.

earworm: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

rec: sun

namecheck: Mandy "Remembered the Actor's Name" Helton

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