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Tour Detour: The Goonies House.

[Click here to watch in hi-res]

So while we're on tour rushing to the next town for another Keith Apicary show, we're doing our best to take advantage of what little downtime we have. After we left Portland, we decided to head up to Astoria, Oregon to pay a visit to the house from The Goonies.

Goonies from all around the world are welcome... just not their cars.

Once we entered the town, it quickly felt like we were driving around the Goon Docks and I was expecting to see some kids riding past us on their bicycles about to go on an adventure. But today, the adventure was ours, for we were heading up to that classic house. When we pulled up, there was this fantastic custom made sign letting people know they had arrived at a cinematic landmark. What's nice is that the current owners are totally cool with people walking up their driveway and taking pictures of the house. The place has been maintained really well over the years and the views of the water and town down below made me want to move in immediately. Of course, it could've used some Rube Goldberg contraptions to really sweeten the experience, but it was still great finally seeing the place in person.

The original Goonies house gives me the strange urge to get into the real estate business.

Afterward, we decided to drive out to the beach with the huge rocks near the Fratellis' hideout in the film. What's funny is that it takes about 45 minutes to drive a car from the house to the beach, so it's funny imagining The Goonies actually doing that bike ride. I guarantee Mikey, Chunk, Data and Mouth would've croaked or been hit by a speeding car long before reaching that beach. Ah movie magic...

The Goonies Haystack Rock - one of my new favorite places on earth.

Cannon Beach was completely overcast that day, so it even felt like we were reliving scenes from the film, but holy crap.... Haystack Rock was ENORMOUS! No photos or movies can possibly do it any justice, and all I can say is that the people of Astoria are seriously lucky to live near such a spectacle.

We finished shooting some video and then truffle shuffled our way out onto the long, winding roads towards Tacoma. But before we reached our next show destination, there was another special stop we planned on making, so you can expect to hear about that one soon enough. So stick around and don't ride up Troy's Bucket, there are more adventures on the way for all you Goonies to enjoy.

By the way, be sure to watch the above video in its entirety even after the credits, I think you'll get a kick out of it.


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Fathom Zero on 09/12/2011 1:26 pm

I want to live there. I want to live near that rock.


ShawntheDoughnut (Guest) on 09/12/2011 1:39 pm

I want to live ON that rock.


MattyV (Guest) on 09/12/2011 2:51 pm

Great pics, Rog! I had the opportunity to visit some movie sets myself last summer such as the Sawyers gas station from the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and many of the locations from the movie, "Dazed & Confused". Maybe I can put together an article for i-Mockery?

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executioneer on 09/12/2011 2:58 pm

astoria OREGON, geez

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HowardC on 09/12/2011 3:30 pm

I want to live IN that rock.

Seriously.... evil lair hidden within a hollowed out island? I'm the only one thinking that?

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doopa on 09/12/2011 4:18 pm

@executioneer haha oops. I fixed it for him.

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Tacobot on 09/12/2011 5:33 pm

Great post, it looks like the tour is going swell.
Can't wait for more so keep on truckin!

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ChrisGlass on 09/12/2011 10:04 pm

Friggin' amazing

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SewnonSmile on 09/13/2011 9:17 am

Stayed till the end & laughed so hard i popped my stitches & almost fell outta my chair!!! Truly awesome dude, each day gets better & better..LOVE THE GOONIES & LOVE I-MOCKERY!!! Can't wait 2 see whats next.....


Jerry Katz (Guest) on 09/14/2011 9:22 am

That is a very nice house, I love American colonial houses!

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captain516 on 09/18/2011 4:49 pm

Loving that Gigantor statue!


Naomi (Guest) on 09/23/2011 9:08 am

Was your next stop Stephanie's house from Short Circuit, also located in Astoria? I hope so!

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-RoG- on 11/04/2011 12:04 am

Part 2 of the Apicarnage tour video series is now online! Take a look at it here:

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