Indiana “Goonie” Jones and the Kingdom of Dr Pepper

Good news and bad news.

A colleague visiting from the U.S. brought us two twelve-packs — one each of Dr Pepper and Mug Root Beer. How cool is that? I’m having a cold Dr Pepper right now. It’s the first one in I don’t know how long. And it’s not even a fountain drink from one of the local Subway restaurants (you can get Barq’s there, but the mix is usually off). Given that we even dilute fruit juice with fizzy water to make Schorles, a full-strength cold Dr Pepper is knocking my socks off.

But that’s not the only of my senses to be teased with a twist of Americana this evening. We just got back from an OV* showing of the most recent (last? please?) installment of the Indiana Jones movie series.


There, got that done. OK, ok…it wasn’t as bad as I’d feared, but it wasn’t as good as I’d dared hope. I think I liked it better when it was about pirates, not conquistadors, and the Fratellis were chasing the protagonists instead of the Russians. And yeah, I know both movies were Spielberg vehicles. That’s why there was a smart-aleck kid constantly combing his hair in both.

Oh, and remember that wacked-out Act III of AI? It’s here, too.

13 thoughts on “Indiana “Goonie” Jones and the Kingdom of Dr Pepper”

  1. Andrea

    Hi, I hope you can help me. I am being chased by these really disgusting people, maybe you have heard of them….The Fratelli’s???? I was reciting “Goonie” lines all last night. Thanks a lot.

  2. Chritina G

    Sloth loves Chunk!

  3. Tammy

    I get what you mean by ‘Boo.’ It was the monkey scene that ruined it for me..

  4. Christina G

    AHAHHAHA! That monkey scene was…

    There are no words to describe it!

    Kind of funny how Harrison Ford’s face didn’t move at all during the movie too.

  5. Marr3wk

    Hello! Could you please tell me in which of the two Subways is Barq’s root beer?

    93053 Regensburg, Friedenstr. 23 (31424)
    93059 Regensburg, Im Gewerbepark A7 (36405)

    Thank you very much!

  6. Sarah

    Hi there.

    Actually the Barq’s is at both of them. Plus, both locations (upon our last visits) have a self-service drink station with access to as much ice as you want in your cup. Whether the refills are free is anyone’s guess – I’ve managed to train myself to make one drink last for a whole meal since moving here.


  7. Marr3wk

    Wow, thank you very much for such a quick response.

  8. Cliff

    Hey man…Root beer is important. We try to respond promptly.

  9. Marr3wk

    Indeed. :)

  10. Marr3wk

    Hello and thanks again. I really enjoyed a 0,9l of Barq’s yesterday, when I was in Regensburg. :)

  11. Marr3wk

    Hi, I’d like to ask, do you still have Barq’s root beer in the local Subways ? I am probably going through the town again this year and would love to get some.

  12. cliff1976

    You know, it’s been a really long time since I went to a Subway in Regensburg, but my wife said they still had Barq’s at the Subway restaurant in the Arcaden (the shopping mall across the train tracks from the main train station) as of about a month ago.

  13. Marr3wk

    Okay, thanks, then it’s probably fine. I’m asking because there was a mention of Barq’s at Subways in Bayern on German Coca-cola website in FAQ section and that seems to have disappeared so I thought that maybe the root beer has gone as well.

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