The Molly Ringwald Paradigm and the Constant Fuck Down

Being a show that explores proper teen angst using John Hughes' films as a guideline.

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The image of Judd Nelson, the criminal of "The Breakfast Club," walking across an empty football field at the end of the film, the prom queen's diamond earrings in a clutched fist held high over his head has served as an inspiration since I first saw the film years ago. It is a rallying call, a loud and proud "FUCK YOU!" to the forces of age, of apathy and of the uninspired. One would like to believe that through the years our skin has grown thicker. One would like to believe our inner rebel has been calmed to some degree, that our thirst for civil and uncivil disobedience has been satiated. This is not always the case.

This episode of the Ear Candy Update stems from dozens upon dozens of emails I've received from teenagers the nation over. Times haven't changed much, this I can tell you. While it appears to be every generation's duty to bemoan the generation that follows them, I do not. This episode is for them. You may find some fond memories down this road, but this one is for them. The future is unwritten.

-Duke Wilbury

If you have any suggestions, bitches, gripes, complaints or praise, email the Duke right here:

The tunes:
Bastards of Young - The Replacements
Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
Skankin' to the Beat - Fishbone
Feel the Pain - Dinosaur Jr.
Girlfriend in a Coma - The Smiths
About a Girl - Nirvana
Wave of Mutilation - The Pixies
What Do I Get? - The Buzzcocks
Freedom of Speech - Above the Law
Valley Girl - Frank Zappa
Caroline No - The Beach Boys
You Make Me Feel Like a Whore - Everclear
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Kiss Off - Violent Femmes



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