21 January 2017
Ferrero SpA, the Italian manufacturer of chocolate and the company responsible for ever-expanding love handles, offers
its customers the chance to create wrappers (stickers, actually) to decorate their Nutella jar. The promotion is
free of charge and postage costs, and runs through the company's website. Naturally, I opted for a Goonies wrapper.
Hey, what did you expect?
10 October 2015
One of my social network friends shares my love for license plates. Once you have the bug, you'll be hooked, and you'll always be on the lookout for more. Last week, she posted a picture of my license plate, without knowing it was mine. Imagine my surprise.
'Best personalized license plate EVER! #supremenostalgia' she posted. Which
subsequently meant she also shared my love for 'The Goonies', another personal yet unknown tidbit. Quite awesome. I've edited out her name and profile picture, for the sake of her well-deserved anonymity.
15 August 2014
Dedicated LEGO fans can propose an idea, and perhaps see their idea come to fruition, via the LEGO Ideas website. A chap named "Lyonsblood" (if that is his real name) is currently seeking support
for his awesome Goonies playset. An Inferno in LEGO? Oh yeah. Bring it on. Support the cause, and make it happen.
28 July 2014
Since 30 June 2014, Belgians are allowed to purchase a personalized license plate of up to eight characters, of which at least one has to be a letter. Being a Back to the Future fan,
I wanted to buy 'OUTATIME', but some dastardly funkers came to the DMV a little earlier and snatched said combination right before my eyes. As such,
I opted for a license plate inspired
by my second-favourite movie of all time. Warner Bros. is allowed to compensate me for this free ad.
19 June 2014
On 29 May 2014, Ghent-based cinema KASK hosted a one-off event called Eighties Entertainment. Ten 80's movies were gathered in a poll on a social network,
and the public had the final say. Winning with 26% of the votes was, of course, The Goonies. Quite a thrill, for I never had the chance to see the movie on the silver screen.
Or on 35 mm, for that matter. The copy was worn and battered, but it sure was a real treat to see my second-favourite movie of all time on actual 'film'.
The 1985 subtitles included some chuckle-worthy moments: 'Chunk' was translated as 'Vetbol' (more or less "fat ball/globule/cell"), 'Mouth' became 'Bakkes' (which is Dutch for "piehole") and the 'Truffle Shuffle' was interpreted
as 'Kwabbendans' (Dutch for "Dance of the blubbery mass"). 'Twinkie' was changed into 'gebakje' (the standard noun for pastry); understandable, because Twinkies weren't (and still aren't) sold
in Belgium, so few people would grasp the meaning. However, 'Baby Ruth' remained 'Baby Ruth' and that candy bar ain't for sale either. Most fascinating, however, were a few seconds of footage missing:
Mikey never says "1632!" while grabbing the dubloon, and Chunk gets cut off at "Geez mister, you're even hungr--". Probably has to do with small pieces of film missing between reels, either lost or deteriorated.
A big thanks to KASK for the opportunity to see The Goonies on the big screen!
6 February 2014
An update after a six year hiatus, no less!
a. The Goonies as a bargain in London.
b. Chunk and Sloth T-shirts in London.
28 June 2008
An update after a four year hiatus, no less!
a. I spotted the DVD in Sweden. Dödskallegänget roughly
translates as "The Gang Of The Deadly Skull".
b. the first Belgian Domino's Pizza has opened.
6 June 2004
Honourable mention for The Goonies - included in a Dutch film anthology!
30 October 2003
Major update: it's been a while, but now I'm back!
New interface for the site, and the third chapter of the audio commentary is online.
7 July 2002
The second chapter of the audio commentary is now online.
1 April 2002
a. I've written down my thoughts on actor Jeff B. Cohen on the "cast"-page.
b. I've added a short link to the "the dvd"-page. UK-people should read it.
29 March 2002
I've added the introduction from the audio commentary (in audioformat).
28 March 2002
The site goes online ... so far everything works.