Goodbye Drop Dead Fred
Taking a break from fretting about the far-reaching Internet to say goodbye to Rik Mayall. I read the news of his death last night, and then promptly turned on Drop Dead Fred. Movies are sort of a rewind button, springing the dead back into life for a moment.
This was my favourite movie for the longest time, and my best friend and I watched it incessantly. I still quote from it to this day — “I am the pirate who doesn’t touch anything!” — and the movie still makes me cry. I think that’s why I loved it so much: it made me cry so hard.
Because maybe — just maybe — I could relate a bit to Phoebe Cates having imaginary friends of my own.
Thank you, Rik Mayall, for being so funny that you made me burst into tears.