Monday, March 3, 2014

Harold Ramis (1944-2014)

As a young kid growing up in the 1980s, I loved the movie Ghostbusters.  I would argue that it is easily one of the best films of the 80s.  Yes, the movie is a bit silly with (from today's perspective) bad special effects and campy dialogue, but it mixed two things that are rarely combined in popular entertainment: the supernatural (i.e., the ghosts) and science (i.e., the guys running around catching the ghosts with high-tech toys).  I think that's a theme of the movie that isn't discussed enough.  In the movie, ghosts exist, but science kicks their asses.  As a young kid, that made a huge impression on me.

On Feb 24th, 2014, the world lost Harold Ramis, an actor, director, and writer of some of the greatest comedies of the 20th century.  He acted in and co-wrote Ghostbusters, and in it showed that a geeky, awkward guy with glasses could take on a bunch of threatening ghosts, a Sumerian god of destruction (Gozer the Gozerian), and an enormous marshmallow man and come out on the winning side, not because he was big or strong or attractive, but because he was smart.  RIP Harold Ramis, and thanks for showing a generation of young kids that scientists can be heroes.


  1. I really like these type of posts which are written in simple writing so that everyone can understand it, and everyone can understand what message does author wants to convey.The style of your is very unique but easy to understand what you want to say in this discussion. Feel free to visit top essay writing service for any king of essay writing.Thanks a lot for sharing.

  2. As a sign of gratitude for how my son was saved from Lower Respiratory Infections , i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My son suffered Lower Respiratory Infections in the year 2013 and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he always complain of weakness of the body, and he always have difficulty falling asleep . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to Lower Respiratory Infections . I never imagined Lower Respiratory Infections has a natural cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my son will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my son used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of i believe that natural medicine are gift from god, Lower Respiratory Infections has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my story