The Goonies House Has Closed Because Too Many People Did the Truffle Shuffle on the Lawn
I’m going to level with you guys. I’ve never really understood the phenomenon that is The Goonies. Actually, I don’t know that I’ve ever even sat down and watched the whole movie. Sue me. If you’ve read enough of my work, you know that I can be contrarian simply for the sake of being contrarian. The more you tell me to do something, the less likely I am to do it. That includes watching The Goonies. Still, I can appreciate a good story about people ruining things, because I generally coast through life thinking most people are dumb as shit. Take these people that shut down the Goonies house for instance….
A house in Astoria, Oregon that was used in 1985 cult classic The Goonies has been closed to visitors after the woman who owned it tired of having literally thousands of people visit her home every day.The building, best known for being the site where Chunk was made to do the “truffle shuffle” before entry, was still attracting 1,500 visitors a day, according to city officials, more than 30 years after it was made.
The owner had no problem with people taking a nostalgic look at her home, but drew the line at beer bottles and cigarette butts being left outside and dogs urinating on her lawn, now covering the property in blue tarpaulin and putting a sign in front of it telling people to leave the premises.
Another sign out front reads: “Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love. Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000’s of people to come and stand in front and view it.“This driveway (maintained by homeowners) sees 1,000+ people every day. Most are kind, fun and welcome, but many are not.”Commenting on the closure, an Astoria City Councilman, told KGW News: “I’m surprised that she waited this long.”
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