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February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis :: November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014

Filed under: Laments,Movies @ 8:42:07 PM
From the "Let's-show-this-chick-how-we-do-things-downtown" Department

Sad news, which I learned today, Actor, Director, Writer Harold Ramis died today.

In memorial of Ramis, I re-watched my DVD Copy of GhostBusters.

It had been a few years since I’d seen it last, but I was instantly reminded of all the “funny lines” which I have shamelessly stolen from this movie (and others Ramis wrote).

While I do have *some* original humor, I’m very prone to rehash lines from movies, books, song, and especially from a movie like GhostBusters.

People who know me, might recognize some of my “off-the-cuff” wit is very similar to Ramis writing:

dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

when I’m vocalizing the idea of a crazy idea.


All right! This [insert item] is TOAST!

when I want something (or someone) out of my way.

And one that needs audience participation:

I blame myself.
So do I.

I don’t get to use this often:

Back off, man. I’m a [insert role here].

Or when defending a very bad idea

That would have worked if you hadn’t stopped me.

When reacting to a warning or prediction of doom,

Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip.

When I’m expressing complete mental fatigue,

Sorry, I’m [insert condition] beyond the capacity for rational thought.

When I sneeze,

Okay, who brought the [cat]?

When I’m commending something someone did,

I’m gonna take back some of the things I said about you.

When someone is comically giving me a hard time:

I don’t have to take this abuse from you, I’ve got hundreds of people dying to abuse me.

When I’m sarcastically getting behind a really bad idea which I have no possibility of changing for the better:

I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! LET’S DO IT!

When celebrating a team success:

We have the tools, and we have the talent.

When I need a speaker to breakdown an idea:

for a moment, pretend like I don’t know anything about [technical subject], [broader subject], or [Absurdly general subject] and just tell me what is going on?

And my favorite:

What did you do, [name]?

Especially when the person’s name is “Ray”.

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1 Comment »

  1. My favorite
    “Yes it’s true. This man has no dick.”

    Comment by beast1624 — February 27, 2014 @ 9:55:55 AM

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