Thursday, August 20, 2009

An Epic Day

One day in grad school, one of my roommates mentioned something about the Goonies.

Pause. During the pause, pupils slightly dilate and jaw goes a little slack. Then:
"You've never seen the Goonies?!?!?!" 

In order to read this correctly, you have to understand that there is a slight pause at the word "never".  That's the point that the brain boggles over what that word means and tries to place it in connection with the movie "The Goonies".

Seen it?  I don't even remember hearing about it growing up.  I don't know why.  It isn't that I lived in a hole under a rock.  I didn't even know what it was about.  I just remember my roomie's response to my offhand comment about a movie that I had not seen.  You know what?  I have seen this exact response more than once.  We can call it "The Reaction." Same pause, same inflection, everything.  In fact, I've seen it every time that fact came up.  It's so weird to me.

Anyway, Wednesday I saw that movie for the first time in my life. My life is no longer Goonie-less, and that's a good thing.  The world is a happier place because of Chunk.

But, it is a little sad that I will no longer be able to elicit The Reaction.


  1. So worth not seeing THE REACTION. :) Chunk = Love.

  2. Umm, much to my husband's chagrin, I -still- haven't seen it. :p

  3. hah - I grew up overseas so I missed all 80's movies and have been given a list that I was required to see in order to catch up with my generation. Goonies was on it. You know what surprised me? The amount of foul language was surprising for a kids movie!

  4. :) I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that was late in watching this movie! I did like it, but I agree that there was certainly some language problems, and there were also a few other references that I can't imagine having my 10-year-old brother seeing.