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People love the 80s.  I’ll admit it, I like them quite a bit.  But sometimes I forget why.  I mean, the clothes were terrible, the hair was horrible, and technology was a joke.  And then I see this.

Go ahead, click it.  It’s the video for Cyndi Lauper’s “Goonies ‘R Good Enough” video–that’s right, the theme for one of my all-time favorite movies, “The Goonies.”  I discovered this incredible gem while watching the DVD tonight. 

I mean, they just don’t make stuff like this anymore.  I know that I can’t catalogue all of the amazing things about the video, but I have to try…  Maybe I’ll do a Top 10 list…

The Top Ten Most Awesome Things about the “Goonies ‘R Good Enough” Video

10.  The terribly spliced clips from the movie that are apparently supposed to look like part of the “action” in the video–even though they’re in two different formats and the colors are completely different.

9.  The fact that Cyndi and her family just happen to be in the same situation as the kids in the movie–they’re being foreclosed on by developers.  Huh, weird how that happens.

8.  Cyndi’s hair, which is almost as amazing as her acting skills!

7.  Cyndi’s outfit, which consists of a checkered shirt, plaid capris, and possibly men’s garters.  (She moves so fast, it’s hard to tell.

6.  Cameos by, like, every single important WWF wrestler of the day.  Including my favorite, Rowdy Roddy Piper!  (Come on, the dude wore a kilt, you know that’s awesome.)

5.  That there’s a hibachi grill in the caves.

4.  That the video was originally a two-parter, with a cliffhanger!

3.  Steven Spielberg’s cameo, where he appears to be dressed as one of the government agents from ET.

2.  The sign at Cyndi’s family’s gas station, that says, “You haven’t had GAS until you’ve had Mom and Pop’s.”  Classy.

And finally, the #1 most awesome thing about the “Goonies ‘R Good Enough” video is…

Andre the Giant (aka Fezzik) saves the day and everyone lives happily ever after!


Oh jeez…  So I see that it’s been nearly two months since I last posted.  I can’t believe it’s been that long.  I could make a lot of excuses about why, but I think the thing that best illustrates how busy I’ve been is that I moved into my new apartment a few days before that last post, and I still haven’t finished unpacking!  Yikes!

So, here are some other things I’ve been up to…

1.  I am so amused by this.  It totally reminds me of my old job, and the kids I worked with there.

2.  I’ve been to Colorado, Nevada, and Utah (twice).  I’ve taken lots of pictures; I just need to unpack the CD of drivers for my camera so I can upload them!

3.  I survived total craziness.  Seriously, that thing went right past my apartment!  Some of the worst damage is just 3 or so blocks from my house.  Here’s a map of the path.  See that “10” in a white circle–the one under where it says “Highland Ave NE”?  Yeah, that’s exactly where my apartment is.

4.  I updated my 101 in 1001 list, just a little.  The only thing I’ve really accomplished is that I bought a DVD player.  I decided that I wanted to watch all of Sex and the City on DVD prior to the movie coming out in May.  I’m about halfway done!

5.  I just went to Bryce Canyon, which inspired me to write again, so I have a post waiting the wings, but I think it needs photos!  I also won $100 at the casinos in Vegas on the same trip…  It was awesome.

Ok, I’ll post more soon…  But first I have to do my taxes!