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What’s With the John Hughes Nostalgia?

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First NPR reprints Adrian Tomine‘s “The Donger and Me“, a strip about the cartoonist’s resentment of the gross stereotypes perpetuated by the character of Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles and now, in a promotional video for her new novel, She Went All the Way, Meg Cabot breaks out her doll collection to re-enact a favorite scene from Pretty in Pink. Maybe I need to reconsider whether it’s too early to do that coffee table book on ’80s Hollywood…

(panels rearranged and made safe for work from Tomine’s strip)

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