Being sick and becoming a Goonie

Apologies for being such a Zil lately (i.e not updating). I’ve been sick with the flu these past coupla days. Bad timing too because i was planning to do something bigger for Thess’s birthday site wise. At least something bigger than what i did for her last year… but alas, i just HAD to come down with the flu and it just HAD to make me bed ridden for the past two days.

I practically slept the WHOLE day yesterday. Only to wake up at around 6pm in the evening and forcing myself to go online just so i could at least leave a birthday post up for Thess. Because she really means a lot to me.


Anyway, i headed off to the mall right after to get some dinner. And buy groceries and other boring things that you really wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about. So i’m walking around, making my usual rounds around the mall AND THEN I SAW IT.

The Goonies on DVD.

And so i bought it. Hadn’t seen The Goonies in like… 10 years or something. I remember having it on VHS somewhere. Taped it off of TV. It’s good to finally watch it in widescreen. I’ve never seen The Goonies in widescreen. I love widescreen.

Fuck pan and scan.

As a DVD, The Goonies ain’t that hot. But for a non-special edition, it’s pretty decent. You get a commentary (complete with video of the actors actually doing the commentary ala Mallrats/Dogma), a 6 minute making of (only 6 minutes?), a trailer, some outtakes (which are actually deleted scenes… including the infamous octopus scene that was formerly only hinted at towards the end of the movie) and the truly atrocious Cyndi Lauper Goonies music video.

Possibly the worst movie tie-in music video ever. It was… very weird to say the least. It had 80’s WWF wrestlers cameo-ing in it.

But anyway, i watched the movie again. Twice even. The second time with the commentary on. The commentary wasn’t exactly the best ever. Too many people talking over each other the first half hour or so and the dead silences were kinda distracting. And it wasn’t because nobody was saying anything, it was just the way they cut the commentary track i guess. Like they blanked out parts of the commentary to cover up stuff they fucked up on or information they didn’t want disclosed or something and just let the movie dialogue run until said ‘offensive’ parts were over.

Sean Astin also mysteriously disappears halfway through the commentary never to appear again.

I guess he got tired of doing it.

Anyway, it’s still a classic movie. Not exactly the best ever but still, a classic. That redhead chick was hot. I have a thing for redheads. I still have no idea what the hell that Chinese kid was saying throughout the movie. I had to rewind and turn on the subtitles everytime he said something.

Okay maybe i didn’t but still, i had a hard time understanding what the hell he was trying to say most of the time.

And by the way… what the hell is a Goonie anyway? And how would one go about to become a Goonie? They never really explain that in the movie. Or in the commentary.

What the hell is a Goonie??

5 thoughts on “Being sick and becoming a Goonie

  1. glad that ur now up on yur feet….take good care of yurself.

    #1 | Comment by Cyndi "red head" Lauper — September 29, 2001 @ 7:44 pm

  2. Sloth is a fucking goonie man. I think that is the only word that can really describe that guy. I mean with those crazy ears and all. The guy is the epitome of goonienes! Chunk was pretty goonie aswell. Dunno about the others.

    #2 | Comment by Tom — September 29, 2001 @ 8:07 pm

  3. hey i was juz lookin for my Goonies VIDEO TAPE too! yes, it is a classic movie. that’s why i have it on tape. and that cyndi lauper song rocks.

    #3 | Comment by deeds — September 30, 2001 @ 1:19 am

  4. They are called goonies because they live in a part of the country called the goondocks.

    #4 | Comment by goonies master — September 30, 2001 @ 10:56 pm

  5. goonie rhymes with poonie.

    #5 | Comment by gooper duper — February 2, 2004 @ 7:57 pm

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