don’t you forget me
Here’s something else I realized while watching both The Breakfast Club and Lucas today: Saying I love “bad” 80’s movies is pretty redundant. No movie from the 80’s good. Don’t get me wrong. I love them. All of them. If it’s from the 80’s, I’m totally into it.
And The Breakfast Club is one of the most awesome movies of all time. (I have a movie poster of it in my office, and my ringtone on my phone is “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds.) I actually cried when John Hughes died, and then suffered incredible frustration when I spent the next week explaining to everyone who John Hughes was and why he was so friggin amazing.
But let’s be honest – The Breakfast Club is so cheesy. It really is. And Lucas ends with a slow clap! It actually ends with everyone in the school looking at poor adorable Corey Haim and doing a slow clap!
I’ve been my whole life for a real-life slow clap moment, and I still haven’t found one. I’ve stumbled across many moments where I clapped, and nobody else did, so it wasn’t really a slow clap. It was more like a clap fumble.
But someday, I’ll have a slow clap moment, and that will be the single greatest day of my life.