If you've come to this blog in search of "Goonies Never Say Die!" conference photos, they'll be posted sometime tomorrow. Until then, here's two links:You may enjoy this article about the time I "broke into" the Goonies house. Or there's this lengthy rundown on Cyndi Lauper's video for "Goonies 'R Good Enough" courtesy of phooeyhoo.com
UPDATE: Earlier today Ain't it Cool News (link) and CHUD (link) both ran a story I passed along on last weekend's "Goonies Never Say Die!" conference/anniversary celebration in Astoria. Harry Knowles ran it with a favorable intro. Meanwhile, Devin Faraci, an editor over CHUD, made fun of the article (but, despite his concerns/criticisms, ran it anyway).
So I spent my workday getting lambasted by and defending myself against movie geeks from around the world on AICN's Talkback message board. Here's my favorite snide comment, compliments of "anchorite." It's a response to not only the Goonies article but the bits I posted on the "meth epidemic" last week.
"And to the guy who contributed this bit of news to this willy-wanker of a site, why don't you get off your ass and try to make downtown Portland less of a shithole. Stop blogging your miniscule brains out and start actually DOING something about it. Need some ideas? You can start by throwing 'AIDS Man' in front of a bus. Several times, if necessary. You liberal, overly-tolerant jackoffs have let a perfectly good city turn into a hellhole because you're too damn scared to do anything about it. Losers."
Sheesh. I wonder if the fans holding out for a "Sixteen Candles" sequel are receiving this sort of abuse. Some days it just doesn't pay to be a fan of '80s cult classics.