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Hughes or Lose

when life hands you a day in Chicago with nothing to do, and a super ill Rabbi with a car (and a lot of salami) offering to take you and yer lovely wife anywhere, you go movie location sightseeing, right????

I mean, Chicago and its burbs are home to many a John Hughes movies, and if you don’t want to revisit the places where John Hughes movies were shot, you probably should be shot, right???

well, this is the John Hughes driving tour I quickly cobbled together (which MUCH help from this site)…

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Cameron’s House

cameron house  2

cameron house2

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cameron house

370 Beech St Highland Park, Illinois 60035

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Ferris’ High School

ferris high school steps

ferris high school pick up

ferris hs parking lot

ferris hs parkinglot today

Glenbrook North High School - 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

The ‘Save Ferris’ Water Tower

save ferris tower

save ferris tower today

behind the Cedarbrook Public Library – 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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The Breakfast Club

Shermer High School

shermer high

breakfast club hs

formerly Maine North High – 9511 Harrison Street, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

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Uncle Buck

Buck Russell’s Brother’s House

uncle buck house

uncle buck ghouse

2602 Lincoln Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201

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Home Alone

The McCallister Home

home alone house2

home alone house

671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois 60093

and while the following was not a John Hughes movie, it was around the corner from Cameron’s house!!!

Risky Business

Joel Goodson’s House

risky b house

risky business house

1258 Linden Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

crap, in the process of recapping, forgot to visit the Sixteen Candles locations

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some more Hughes location pics were also taken from here

 

 

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Thighs Wide Telly 2012

 TV was watched in 2012, and here’s how we rank what we watched!!!!!!

1. Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable (ESPN 2)

Two years of existence and it’s still the funniest show on TV (NO JOKE), and it’s on DAILY!  More Papi rants please!  Less Papi raps please!

[we’ll take this off the list next year, and just make it a permanent bestness like CBS Sunday Morning & PTI]

2. Louie (FX)

the best David Lynch TV show since Twin Peaks + there was GF Parker Posey + that episode where Louie got so scared of his dad that he had to escape the madness on a boat

2a. The Untold History of the United States (Showtime)

IT HAS BEEN TOLD!!!!! As told by Oliver Stone!!!

3. American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Dominique -inique -inique s’en allait tout simplement,
Routier, pauvre et chantant.
En tous chemins, en tous lieux,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu,
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu.

4. The (American) Inbetweeners (MTV)

MTV tried to make an American Skins, and it didn’t exactly work.  They tried again with the UK’s BEYOND INCREDIBLE The Inbetweeners and it BEYOND WORKED (like how the US version of The Office beyond worked)!!!  Making this work is Nobel Peace Prize worthy.  Too bad MTV cancelled the series, cause it was smarterer & clevererer than anything else on its channel.  Personally, I think the show failed cause they didn’t get crazy hot adorable girls, like the British one did

5. Modern Family (ABC)

If you hate Modern Family that means you hate Phil Dunphy which means you hate life.  I feel sorry for you

6. Episodes (Showtime)

Everything about this show = A+.  Daisy Haggard as Myra = A++++++++++++++++++++++++++

7. Dexter (Showtime)

Finally, Dexter boned someone we’d actually bone too – Yvonne Strahovski.  Oh, and the show returned to form, after its first and only not so great season, which starred Tom Hanks’ son

8. Newsroom (HBO)

I’d literally watch Emily Mortimer watch TV screens, which is why I watch the overly annoying YET thighly addictive Newsroom

9. 30 Rock (NBC)

Going out with a bang, of laughter!

10. Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC)

It’s ALMOST better than 60 Minutes.  Well, it’s definitely more fun.  And Bri Wills’ week in review bit at the end of each show 30 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

11. The Client List (Lifetime)

and what’s your reason for NOT watching this show about hand jobs & boob jiggles??????????????

12. Political Animals (USA)

this mini-series was more engaging and sirprizing than the 2012 election, and Ciarán Hinds (my favorite living actor) as faux Bill Clinton was pretty much the knee’s bees to end all knee’s bees in 2012 + Carla Gugino was in it, so that means she was probably half nekkid and banging someone.  in fact she was!

13. Dallas (TNT)

Desperate Housewives was the würst, and yet we barely missed an episode.  It ended in 2012, so we needed a trashy prime-time soap to replace it.  Well, how about a show that features two of the hunky guys from DH, who happen to be two of the würst actors around?  SOLD!!!  Plus, there’s JR, one of TV’s greatest villians EVER.  Glad we joined in.  And we’ll stick with it, until TNT doesn’t

other solid forms of entertainments: Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (so real!), Eastbound & Down (that Russian pitcher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Pretty Little Liars (JOtastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Breaking Bad (it’s been kinda downhill after the dis-Gus), Misfits (love it, but there’s been too many cast changes), Mad Men (think we take it for granite, and yet it’s still overrated), Sherlock (CUMBERBATCH!), Elementary (it’s no Cumberbatch, but Jonny Lee Miller is awesome!!!), Arrow (super, heroes), Homeland (losing patience with this one), The Office (righting the wrongs of last season), Boardwalk Empire (less Bored-ing this year), The Ricky Gervais Show (anything Gervais is behind is worth your time), Veep (THAT CAST!!!!!), Life’s Too Short (we loved it… in 2011), The Mindy Project (who knew Mindy could carry her own show?), Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt 23 (Dawson-awesome), Childrens Hospital (11 minutes of heaven), Gossip Girl (we’re actually gonna miss this show), Parks & Rec (it’s still not as funny as you all make it out to be),  Shameless (annoying, but can’t stop watching), Nurse Jackie (annoying, but can’t stop sorta watching), House of Lies (awful, but can’t stop watching), Californication (awful, but see below), SNL (obvs) & Game of Thrones (well made, but we couldn’t tell you a thing about this show) 

+ bone-yes moments

Californication, you’re never amazing, and yet, you are the BREAST!!!!!!!

Phil-isms

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’ Gymnast Sisters story :(  :)

- ‘where are gay men’s vaginas?’

Lisa Loeb + Rufus 9ever!!!!!!!

- Gervais’ Derek pilot is melancholy madness

Weeds ended, thank gawd

- found out who Gabbo is, almost 20 years after the fact

- MLB.tv is the greatest web tv thing ever

- 12.12.12 got us to watch one thing on TV for 6 straight hours

- more Drunk Uncle please!!!!!!!!!

- wait, Joe E Tata was on TV’s BATMAN?!??!?!!

- the guys of Girls, cause the girls from Girls suck

- when it comes to Hitchcock, we’re on team Toby Jones (and Sienna Miller too!)

- Pat Sajak’s interview on DLHQ | Liam Neeson calling Dan ‘David’ on DLHQ

- Mister Rogers and the Make Believe Olympic Games robot!!

- the Luck theme song

& fair thee well Dick and…

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