Thursday, September 28, 2006


More travel-induced wandering of the mind.

The Goonies is one of the greatest films ever made. No further exposition is necessary, but why do I bring this up? Recall the video for Cyndi Lauper's "Good Enough" which featured several clips from the The Goonies. It was around this time in my early cable years when I thought that any video that was on MTV had something to do with a movie -- if Mouth, Chunk, and Data were in a Cyndi Lauper video then, ipso facto, the same must be true of Mr. Mister.

Not possessing a highly evolved taste in music in 1985, I was under the impression that "Kyrie" was compositional masterpiece so I spent a lot of time waiting for the video to come on MTV (one never had to wait long). In fact, I was so enamored of the tune and video that I really really wanted to go see Welcome to the Real World, blissfully unaware that the byline at the end of the video was an album name, not the title of the movie from which the video was lifted. Of course I also thought that the chorus went something like, "Carry on a laser down the road that I must travel." I really wanted to carry a laser too.


At 9/28/2006 10:47 AM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Best misheard song lyric of the "Kyrie" era - when my sister and I were little in my mom's car, we sang our version of the chorus to Cyndi Lauper's "All Through the Night," which was, "He whipped me forward all through the night." My mother almost had a wreck. We were innocently singing, not knowing we had changed a cheesy ballad into an ode to sado-masochism. And at such a tender age!

At 9/29/2006 8:07 AM, Anonymous Ryane said...

HAHA. That's funny...

At 1/03/2007 7:16 PM, Blogger 123Valerie said...

Okay, I should have told you I kind of obsessively read archives when a newbie leaves a comment.

I had pretty much come to the conclusion that you're my long-lost twin, but The Goonies nod was the clincher.

Quit being so GD entertaining, I've got work to do, Mister.


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