Life is Not Whatnot...
I will admit, when Michael Jackson died, I watched all the hoopla, and saw how invested people were in it, and understood it was a big deal and a big story. It just wasn't really a big deal to me. I was never a massive fan. When I was a kid, when he was massively popular, I pretty much just listened to the oldies station my parents listened to. Basically, I was too big of a dork to be a real Michael Jackson fan.
No one is too big a dork to be a John Hughes fan. In fact, many would argue that dorks were his target market. And I am a fan, and I do own quite a few of his movies, and I may in fact have one of them loaded on my iPod for when I get bored on airplanes. Ok two of them.
Fine, THREE! Three John Hughes movies taking up valuable hard drive space because what would I do with a two hour delay other than watch Sixteen Candles. Again.
And while I'm fairly certain he won't be having a funeral that costs L.A. $3 million, it still feels like a big deal to me.