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2020-12-04 12:13:12 PM  
After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.
 
2020-12-04 3:20:08 PM  
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I see potential photoshopping opportunities here.
 
2020-12-04 3:20:53 PM  
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2020-12-04 3:39:03 PM  

Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.


I'm convinced he never saw a Black person.
 
2020-12-04 4:08:48 PM  
4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.
 
2020-12-04 4:23:14 PM  

JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.


yeah that's like 2000 people
 
2020-12-04 4:24:53 PM  

JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.


I used to drive past there sometimes on my commute when i lived in the area. It was a little out of the way but the architecture out that way is phenomenal and worth meandering around for.

Anyway its one of the smaller houses on its block. The house next door where the creepy old man lived in the movie is way bigger
 
2020-12-04 4:27:38 PM  

JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.


Right up there with the 1980s version of Alvin and the Chipmunks:

And all three of the boys share one farking bedroom.
 
2020-12-04 4:29:07 PM  
It's in freaking Winnetka.  I have no doubt it will be out of my price range in another 30 years.
 
2020-12-04 4:29:29 PM  

Fireproof: JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.

Right up there with the 1980s version of Alvin and the Chipmunks:

And all three of the boys share one farking bedroom.


Fark changed its mind on if that was a usable image or not. Let's try that again:

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2020-12-04 4:31:04 PM  

Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.


Whenever I pass a large Tudor style home, I think of John Hughes movies.
 
2020-12-04 4:34:23 PM  
I like Home Alone. I even managed to mildly enjoy and beat the Home Alone 2 video game my naive little brother requested for Christmas (it's terrible).

I think I've spent more time reading Fark headlines and threads about HA than watching the movies.
 
2020-12-04 4:37:23 PM  

foo monkey: Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.

I'm convinced he never saw a Black person.


Hughes was a piece-of-shiat. Awful, awful person. Petty, vindictive...conservative. But I repeat myself.

Pretty much everyone that wrote for "National Lampoon" was an unbelievable prick. They wrote some funny stuff, sure, but mostly they wrote hateful, mean stuff for other pricks. Dig up some back issues and prepare to be...not offended, exactly, but exasperated.
 
2020-12-04 4:39:52 PM  
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/ you are so wrong subby
 
2020-12-04 4:43:48 PM  
I find it hilarious how many Schitt's Creek fans are suddenly discovering just how many movies of that era Catherine O'Hara was in, such as Home Alone, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
 
2020-12-04 4:48:51 PM  

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/ you are so wrong subby


First movie's an all-time great among Christmas movies. Revisited it last year, after not watching it for a couple decades. It's damn good. The soundtrack really puts it over the top.

It's so good that even though the second is a ton worse, it's still watchable. Mostly thanks to Tim Curry, but still.

But yes the series as a whole is hardly some high-quality, sacred thing. However, especially after watching the making-of for the first one on Netflix, I don't think there's any chance of a remake even coming close to the original. It was one of those weird, cheap little movies that struck gold through luck and a perfect alignment of good and often non-obvious choices.
 
2020-12-04 5:14:22 PM  

realmolo: Hughes was a piece-of-shiat. Awful, awful person. Petty, vindictive...conservative. But I repeat myself.


He wrote screenplays about rich Chicago assholes. But he did write National Lampoon's Vacation so I have to give him that.
 
2020-12-04 5:20:54 PM  

realmolo: Pretty much everyone that wrote for "National Lampoon" was an unbelievable prick. They wrote some funny stuff, sure, but mostly they wrote hateful, mean stuff for other pricks. Dig up some back issues and prepare to be...not offended, exactly, but exasperated.


I hear they killed the dog even though people bought the magazine. Go on, check. That dog is definitely dead now.
 
2020-12-04 5:29:27 PM  

Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.


John Hughes movies suck.
 
2020-12-04 5:34:45 PM  

realmolo: foo monkey: Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.

I'm convinced he never saw a Black person.

Hughes was a piece-of-shiat. Awful, awful person. Petty, vindictive...conservative. But I repeat myself.

Pretty much everyone that wrote for "National Lampoon" was an unbelievable prick. They wrote some funny stuff, sure, but mostly they wrote hateful, mean stuff for other pricks. Dig up some back issues and prepare to be...not offended, exactly, but exasperated.


I hope someone mourns at your funeral
 
2020-12-04 5:56:42 PM  
What exactly did Kevin's dad do for a living to afford a house that size with that many kids?
 
2020-12-04 6:03:35 PM  

jayphat: What exactly did Kevin's dad do for a living to afford a house that size with that many kids?


IIRC, half of the kids were his brothers, but that's still a lot, and then there's the house.
 
2020-12-04 6:06:25 PM  

jayphat: What exactly did Kevin's dad do for a living to afford a house that size with that many kids?


I don't remember the movie but it's probably one of the same plot contrivances they use in sitcoms to explain how broke asses with no jobs have expensive New York apartments.
 
2020-12-04 6:11:27 PM  

Fireproof: JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.

Right up there with the 1980s version of Alvin and the Chipmunks:

And all three of the boys share one farking bedroom.


Oh, don't even get me started on The Brady Bunch. He was an architect FFS.
 
2020-12-04 7:33:55 PM  

JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.


4 bedrooms, xbaths, parlor, kitchen, pantry, living/dining, study, maids', laundry.  You can make a lot of boxes for non-bedrooms in a 4000 sq ft house.
 
2020-12-04 7:51:46 PM  

Mugato: jayphat: What exactly did Kevin's dad do for a living to afford a house that size with that many kids?

I don't remember the movie but it's probably one of the same plot contrivances they use in sitcoms to explain how broke asses with no jobs have expensive New York apartments.


The movie plays up that they're loaded. He's paying for his brother's whole family to fly with them to Paris, FFS. People who could afford a house like that in Chicago exist, especially before investment money made housing so expensive. Lawyers, mid-level managers at certain companies. Doctors. That sort of thing. I don't remember the movie saying what he does, but it's not one of those things where they just mysteriously have a nice house. The text of the movie tells they're notably well-off, house aside.
 
2020-12-04 8:05:40 PM  

blondambition: Fireproof: JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.

Right up there with the 1980s version of Alvin and the Chipmunks:

And all three of the boys share one farking bedroom.

Oh, don't even get me started on The Brady Bunch. He was an architect FFS.


All 6 kids had 1 bathroom.

...without a toilet!

It was a running gag in the movie that all the buildings he "designed" were split level single family homes no matter what the purpose.
 
2020-12-04 8:31:17 PM  

Mugato: jayphat: What exactly did Kevin's dad do for a living to afford a house that size with that many kids?

I don't remember the movie but it's probably one of the same plot contrivances they use in sitcoms to explain how broke asses with no jobs have expensive New York apartments.


Well, they don't explain what any of the 4 adults do for a living.   We just have to leave it up to our imaginations.

They also, if I recall, never mention if any of the grandparents are alive.  And his brother in NYC has a pretty expensive looking Brownstone house.  Perhaps they all inherited a bunch of money?

/I get the feeling that Peter does a lot of business traveling and probably makes a good living but not a good enough one to support buying a mansion and supporting a zillion kids.
 
2020-12-04 9:08:36 PM  

realmolo: foo monkey: Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.

I'm convinced he never saw a Black person.

Hughes was a piece-of-shiat. Awful, awful person. Petty, vindictive...conservative. But I repeat myself.

Pretty much everyone that wrote for "National Lampoon" was an unbelievable prick. They wrote some funny stuff, sure, but mostly they wrote hateful, mean stuff for other pricks. Dig up some back issues and prepare to be...not offended, exactly, but exasperated.


However, we do have this from National Lampoon

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2020-12-04 9:10:22 PM  
I've only liked Home Alone 3 for Haviland Morris.
 
2020-12-04 9:16:57 PM  
A girl I used to date, used to date a guy that lived in this house so in a strange way, I have had sex with Mila Kunis.
 
2020-12-04 9:26:47 PM  
I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.
 
2020-12-04 10:41:34 PM  

realmolo: foo monkey: Wadded Beef: After seeing pretty much all of his movies, I'm pretty convinced the only houses John Hughes ever saw were McMansions in Wilmette, IL.

I'm convinced he never saw a Black person.

Hughes was a piece-of-shiat. Awful, awful person. Petty, vindictive...conservative. But I repeat myself.

Pretty much everyone that wrote for "National Lampoon" was an unbelievable prick. They wrote some funny stuff, sure, but mostly they wrote hateful, mean stuff for other pricks. Dig up some back issues and prepare to be...not offended, exactly, but exasperated.


Half of the Lampoon crew banged your mom.
 
2020-12-04 11:14:24 PM  

The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.


Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.
 
2020-12-04 11:26:01 PM  

slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.


There are so. So many movies. I see entirely differently now that I have kids.
 
2020-12-04 11:41:12 PM  

fallingcow: slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.

There are so. So many movies. I see entirely differently now that I have kids.


Also, what kind of a boring person would consider plain cheese to be their favorite?
 
2020-12-05 1:50:44 AM  

The_Sponge: fallingcow: slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.

There are so. So many movies. I see entirely differently now that I have kids.

Also, what kind of a boring person would consider plain cheese to be their favorite?


I would guess a decent percentage of 8-year-olds.
 
2020-12-05 1:39:36 PM  

slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.


Yeah, upon rewatch as an adult you realize that, at least in the beginning of the movie, everyone in that family is an asshole. The only likeable characters are Marv, and (maybe) Kevin's mom and dad because they have to deal with all these assholes
 
2020-12-05 2:04:48 PM  

TDWCom29: slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.

Yeah, upon rewatch as an adult you realize that, at least in the beginning of the movie, everyone in that family is an asshole. The only likeable characters are Marv, and (maybe) Kevin's mom and dad because they have to deal with all these assholes


The old man living next door was also likable.

And while I won't claim Buzz is likable, I can't hate him because I am the older brother in our family, and my brother was always a little shiat.
 
2020-12-05 2:30:05 PM  

The_Sponge: TDWCom29: slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.

Yeah, upon rewatch as an adult you realize that, at least in the beginning of the movie, everyone in that family is an asshole. The only likeable characters are Marv, and (maybe) Kevin's mom and dad because they have to deal with all these assholes

The old man living next door was also likable.

And while I won't claim Buzz is likable, I can't hate him because I am the older brother in our family, and my brother was always a little shiat.


Buzz intentionally ate the only pizza his brother could eat, and was shoving it in his face as hard as possible. That's a dick move. Then making fun of the kid because of it.

Everyone in that house was an asshole.
 
2020-12-05 3:13:23 PM  

imaconnect4guy: The_Sponge: fallingcow: slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.

There are so. So many movies. I see entirely differently now that I have kids.

Also, what kind of a boring person would consider plain cheese to be their favorite?

I would guess a decent percentage of 8-year-olds.


Maybe I was a weird kid, but even back then my favorite pizza was combo...lots of meat and veggies.
 
2020-12-05 3:14:19 PM  

jayphat: The_Sponge: TDWCom29: slantsix: The_Sponge: I rewatched Home Alone during Thanksgiving Weekend....and it had been a while.

And during the early scenes, Kevin seemed way more shiatty than I remember.

*While his mom Simon the phone*

"Hang up and make me why don't you?"

Holy shiat...my Mom would have slapped me if I had said that as a kid.

Same. Rewatched it a year ago and holy shiat, is that kid an asshole. I would have left him behind on purpose. He's not nice to a single person in that movie that I can recall.

Yeah, upon rewatch as an adult you realize that, at least in the beginning of the movie, everyone in that family is an asshole. The only likeable characters are Marv, and (maybe) Kevin's mom and dad because they have to deal with all these assholes

The old man living next door was also likable.

And while I won't claim Buzz is likable, I can't hate him because I am the older brother in our family, and my brother was always a little shiat.

Buzz intentionally ate the only pizza his brother could eat, and was shoving it in his face as hard as possible. That's a dick move. Then making fun of the kid because of it.

Everyone in that house was an asshole.


Crap...I forgot about the pizza scene.

But maybe Kevin deserved it because he acted like a jerk earlier.

That's my older brother logic working.
 
2020-12-05 6:54:23 PM  

deadsanta: JerkStore: 4000+ feet and only four bedrooms? That seems off.

4 bedrooms, xbaths, parlor, kitchen, pantry, living/dining, study, maids', laundry.  You can make a lot of boxes for non-bedrooms in a 4000 sq ft house.


Right?

It's not an orphanage or a hotel.
 
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