Monday, December 3, 2007

Urban Spelunking


I must begin this blog entry with a disclaimer--I do not advocate trespassing on private property. However, during my golden days at the U, I often heard tales of a labyrinthine tunnel system running below the campus that could be accessed via a manhole or a window well or some other trap door. And for some odd reason this memory popped into my head today and I decided to do some "googling" (which you certainly couldn't do back when I was an undergrad!) Lo and behold, I stumbled on a group of urban explorers who call themselves Action Squad. Not only have they penetrated the U's subterranean depths, they've busted into the Hamm's Brewery, spelunked into caves I've never even heard of, and they've got the pictures to prove it. And even if you don't approve of their activities, you should love that their tagline is an obscure quote from the righteous "Mikey" in the Goonies, who says "It's their time up there. Down here, it's our time."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How ironic: I tried to get to the Action Squad site from our corporate internet, and gt "Blocked: illegal or questionable."
-Will

Chunk said...

"Everything. OK! I'll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max's toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog... When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out... But the worst thing I ever done - I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa - and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life."

Michele said...

I do love that tagline. And I love your commenters.....

Mary Kay Bailey said...

Chunk's commentary is my brother. We grew up watching the Goonies way more than is normal.