Wow. I never watch the news, but tonight Tivo recorded it twice, so I thought maybe it was trying to tell me something. And so I found out from television news rather than from the internet or the radio that John Hughes had died of a heart attack at the surprisingly young age of 59. I suppose it's fitting that a man who understood youth so well couldn't be allowed to grow old.
Time to set the Tivo to pick up some of the best teen movies of my generation. As Ferris says, "Life goes by so fast that if you don't stop and look around, you might miss it."