Harold Ramis, RIP

posted at 2:31 pm on February 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

His first big-screen directing credit was “Caddyshack.” His first big-screen writing credit was “Animal House” — followed over the next eight years by “Meatballs,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Back to School,” with a few seasons of “SCTV” mixed in. He was the Mike Trout of Hollywood comedy, basically, and that’s before you get to “Groundhog Day.” Even the smaller successes on his resume, like “Armed and Dangerous,” “Multiplicity,” and the “Bedazzled” remake, are fond memories. I’m lazy so I tend to think of him in tandem with John Hughes, not just because they were contemporaries with an improbable string of hits (who hooked up on “Vacation,” of course) but because of how innocuous and even sweet they made rebellion seem. (A lot of 80s comedies did, thanks to their influence.) They were great pop songwriters. If you were a kid when these movies broke big, you’ll never not be nostalgic for them.

And now, like Hughes, Ramis is gone too soon.

Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.

Ramis’ serious health struggles began in May 2010 with an infection that led to complications related to the autoimmune disease, his wife said. Ramis had to relearn to walk but suffered a relapse of the vaculitis in late 2011, said Laurel Ward, vice president of development at Ramis’ Ocean Pictures production company.

There are endless salutes to the subtle genius of “Groundhog Day” online, from National Review to the Atlantic to the Guardian and beyond. Murray was the perfect Ramis hero, never more so than in GD: Seemingly shallow but with great depth, and tenderness, underneath. How many mainstream comedies can seriously be parsed for hidden religious meanings? That’s the level Ramis had reached. RIP.

Via Matt Lewis, here’s the man himself on the resonance of “Groundhog Day” in 2009. Click the image to watch.

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Update (Ed): There are far too many great moments of Harold Ramis on screen to remember in a short clip. However, nothing Ramis ever did on screen touched me more than this scene from Knocked Up, which I think rescued the film from being a second-rate stoner comedy. Seth Rogen is telling his father that a baby is on the way, and that it’s a disaster — and Ramis stops him cold (NSFW):

Rest in piece, Mr. Ramis, and thanks for all of the great memories.


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He made some great movies.
Very good straight man.

No clue about his politics – which makes him that much better than most Hollywood types – whichever way he leans.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Ah, man…

Rest in Peace Harold.

Thanks for all the laughs.

turfmann on February 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

One of the best, funny thinkers I can remember.

I have a lot of my childhood invested in his movies/comedy.

Big loss here folks. Big.

portlandon on February 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I was watching a little bit of Groundhog Day last week. I have both that and Ghostbusters on my Kindle and often put them on the background to make the workday go by easier. Seriously, those are two damn near flawless motion pictures that hold up incredibly well even today. I’d even go so far as to say that Groundhog Day is one of the finest films ever made.

R.I.P. Egon. You will be missed.

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

RIP

Great talent

cmsinaz on February 24, 2014 at 2:36 PM

He also was a producer for “Back to School”.

Thornton Mellon: “Oh, I don’t shower with guys. Before you know it you’ll be pined a sophomore named Chip.”

Then Ghostbusters.

“You’re a great Humanitarian”

“I don’t think he is Human”

Oil Can on February 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

That would be bad.

Kraken on February 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Not sure I know who he was, never been much of a movie goer…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

As I said in the headline thread, a big chunk of my childhood. If you’ve never seen these classic movies, do so!

ConstantineXI on February 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Oil Can on February 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

LOL.

“If you want to look thin, you hang out with fat people.”

-Thornton Melon, Back to School

portlandon on February 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

He made some great movies.
Very good straight man.

No clue about his politics – which makes him that much better than most Hollywood types – whichever way he leans.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM

No idea what his politics were either, but he co-wrote Ghostbusters which depicted an EPA agent as a villain. For that alone, I will always hold Ramis and Aykroyd dear to my heart.

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Do. Ray. EGON!!!!

ladyingray on February 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Seems I have enjoyed a lot of his work.

sharrukin on February 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Looks like I need to dig out my Stripes and Ghostbusters 1 & 2 DVDs

ladyingray on February 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

“Do you know how to make a bull shot?”

“Do you know how to make a shoe smell?”

“Hey you’re a funny kid. What time you due back in Boys Town?”

RIP to a hell of a funny guy

Chuck Schick on February 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Stripes:

I’ve always been kind of a pacifist. When I was a kid, my father told me, “Never hit anyone in anger, unless you’re absolutely sure you can get away with it.” I don’t know what kind of soldier I’m gonna make, but I want you guys to know that if we ever get into really heavy combat… I’ll be right behind you guys. Every step of the way.

Great writer – RIP

jake-the-goose on February 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

I find myself quoting his movies quite frequently.

i I I’m your camp counselor……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPEfxNbvcjo

RIP

ted c on February 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

One of the best comedic minds in the last 50 years.

He’ll be missed.

“I collect spores, molds and fungus.”

Don’t we all.

Meople on February 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

A man who lived to punch the lion.

And manely did.

profitsbeard on February 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM

RIP, Mr. Ramis. I loved (most of) your movies.

Groundhog Day is one the greatest movies of the past (checks to be sure Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments were in the 50s…) 50 years. At the least it deserves consideration amongst the greats.

makattak on February 24, 2014 at 2:46 PM

I was a freshman in high school in ’84-and that Halloween we must’ve had 20 ‘Ghostbusters’ running around the school.
Awesome movie. Awesome man.
RIP Mr. Ramis.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Thornton Melon: “You don’t lie to me. You lie to women.”

Dack Thrombosis on February 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

From Animal House:

“Over? Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?”

“The Germans?”

“Let it go, he’s on a roll”

Oil Can on February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Not sure I know who he was, never been much of a movie goer…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

So why don’t you simply STFU?

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Son of bitch….shit.

Dave in San Diego on February 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

RIP Harold Ramis

Thanks

workingclass artist on February 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Baldwin and Ramis threads? HA is beginning to resemble TMZ or something.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Gawd,….everyone is kicking the bucket,…..UGHS!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Harold Ramis dies
29s
Billy Crystal on Harold Ramis: ‘A brilliant, funny, actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all’ – @BillyCrystal
end of alert

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Who do we call now??

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

He was part of the adolescence and young adulthood of Gen X’ers.
My guess is that I’ve seen ‘Groundhog Day’ at least 10 times.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Very sad – I was still hanging on for Ghostbusters III….

Free Indeed on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Not sure I know who he was, never been much of a movie goer…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

That’s ok – but you must have at least marginally heard of Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Stipes, Animal House?

Just keep scanning this thread for a lot of his best lines as a writer, director and actor.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

So why don’t you simply STFU?

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

factsonlypls:

Oooooooooooooooooh you seems a bit key’d up,..your going to blow
a gasket!

I tend to agree with OC,..as I had to google him,
to see which actor he was!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Thornton Melon: “You don’t lie to me. You lie to women.”

Dack Thrombosis on February 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Technically the line is “You lie to girls.” Sorry, but I’ve seen that movie too many times. Speaking of Ramis and politics, there’s an unheralded conservative movie, Back to School. Whether it’s Thorton Melon dressing down his econ professor or even Sam Kinison’s rant about Vietnam, that’s a movie that was definitely right-of-center.

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

From Ghostbusters:

In the Mayor’s Office

“Is that true?!?!” – Yells the Mayor

“Yes, sir. That man has no d*ck”

Oil Can on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Baldwin and Ramis threads? HA is beginning to resemble TMZ or something.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

AP’s in his early 40s. Icons from our ‘youth’ are starting to die off at a rapid rate.
It’s very sobering for some of us.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I didn’t know he helped write Back to School!! Another of my favorite comedies. So sad that he’s gone.

Jack_Burton on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

He was part of the adolescence and young adulthood of Gen X’ers.
My guess is that I’ve seen ‘Groundhog Day’ at least 10 times.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

There are no bad ones.
Being that I’m a nerd-Ghostbusters would be my choice.
Groundhog Day also rocked it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Stripes and Ghostbusters.

NoFanofLibs on February 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Harold Ramis was such a talented film maker, as a writer, director and actor. He has a body of work that is as relevant to the way it left its mark on the culture as for its impact at the box office. 4 of his films are in the AFI top 100 comedies. In time, I think he will be recognized as one of American Cinema’s greats.

RIP, Egon.

Rixon on February 24, 2014 at 2:56 PM

RIP Harold Ramis, as a child of the 1980s, I am grateful for all the laughs he provided over the years. A truly great talent

Dr.B on February 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

What an amazing and valuable cultural legacy he left us with.

Incense smoke ascending.

DarkCurrent on February 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Groundhog Day.

sharrukin on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Stripes is a great comedy, and a great time capsule of the “Second Cold War” of the late 1970s and early 1980s

Dr.B on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Harold Ramis dies
1m
‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman says Harold Ramis ‘possessed the most agile mind I’ve ever witnessed’ – @EW
read more on insidemovies.ew.com
=================================

Harold Ramis dies
2m
Dan Aykroyd mourns death of Harold Ramis; ‘May he now get the answers he was always seeking’ – @EW
read more on insidemovies.ew.com

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Sam Kinison’s rant about Vietnam, that’s a movie that was definitely right-of-center.

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

THAT was a great scene.

Side tidbit – I had Sam Kinison in my face (6 inches away) doing his screaming bit at a small comedy club – before he became really famous. My fiancee (now wife of 26 years) and I were front center stage (first time suckers at a comedy club), and when he started talking bad about marriage, the wife reached over and covered my ears with her hands – Kinison zeroed in on that instantly, so I was his target for the rest of the show.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Death Watch Gauntlet started. It always runs in 3′s.

Which are the next 2?

My guess:

Mickey Rooney

Elaine Strich

portlandon on February 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

So why don’t you simply STFU?

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

“Lighten up Francis”….

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Well so much for Ghoastbusters 3,..gone too soon

falcaner on February 24, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Willing to Learn – Stripes (2/8) Movie CLIP (1981) HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR9HuRUUTbs

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Not sure I know who he was, never been much of a movie goer…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Comic Actor,Writer,Director,Producer

National Lampoon’s Animal House
Meatballs
Caddyshack I & II
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Ghostbusters I & II
Groundhog Day
Analyze This

To name a few

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000601/

workingclass artist on February 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Ghostbusters 2 (4/8) Movie CLIP – Routine Spook Check (1989) HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nd7VxsQIGo

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

THAT was a great scene.

Side tidbit – I had Sam Kinison in my face (6 inches away) doing his screaming bit at a small comedy club – before he became really famous. My fiancee (now wife of 26 years) and I were front center stage (first time suckers at a comedy club), and when he started talking bad about marriage, the wife reached over and covered my ears with her hands – Kinison zeroed in on that instantly, so I was his target for the rest of the show.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

I remember watching clips on YouTube of his early standup routine(Letterman had him on a lot in the mid 80′s).

“If you ever think about getting married, I want you to remember this face.” Then he’d get right up in the guy’s face and do his famous scream. “That’s the face of every married man.”

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

RIP Egon. You were my favorite childhood nerd.

Copperwood on February 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Definitely start with Ghostbusters. It’s a triple whammy–Ramis, Aykroyd and Murray.

Laura Castellano on February 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

My guess is that I’ve seen ‘Groundhog Day’ at least 10 times.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Only 10 times?!?! I’ve seen Stripes and Ghostbusters hundreds of times!

Slacker!!!! ;)

ladyingray on February 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

I had forgotten he was involved in Stripes.

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Harold Ramis was a great entertainer, director and screen writer. His mild manners hid a comic genius. RIP sir. You will be remembered and missed.

simkeith on February 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Tough choice between Ghostbusters, Stripes and Groundhog Day.
But he was not IN Groundhog Day – as an actor – he was the Director and wrote the screenplay.

In my personal view, 3 of his best – but I don’t think Ramis was ever involved in a bad movie – not that I can think of off the top of my head.

imdb page on Ramis:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000601/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Thanks for giving Ramis the space he deserves. I should have just waited 5 minutes.

Not sure I know who he was, never been much of a movie goer…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

But here’s the beauty about Ramis: I guarantee you DO know who he is.

You may not know it, but if you laughed at a movie in the last 30 years – especially if it happened to have Bill Murray in it – it was Harold’s writing you were laughing at.

Unless you threw away your television circa 1978, you’ve enjoyed his work.

And if you truly have NOT … my friend, I would truly envy anyone who could see all of those movies for the first time.

Head to the video store. Go log on to Netflix and start watching.

Professor Blather on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I did not know that/this:

GroundHog Day

Director:
Harold Ramis

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Far too young for his level of genius.

rbj on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

“If you ever think about getting married, I want you to remember this face.” Then he’d get right up in the guy’s face and do his famous scream. “That’s the face of every married man.”

Doughboy on February 24, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Yup – and that’s the face that was 6 inches from my face….

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

You leave OC ALONE!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

factsonylpls:

Whats your AGENDA????????

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM
what the hell is your problem?

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

One of the cable networks did two 2 hour specials on the 30th anniversaries of both Caddyshack and National Lampoon’s Vacation, both with extensive Ramis interviews. Definitely worth watching if you can find em.

Copperwood on February 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

what the hell is your problem?

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

dmacleo: No kidding,….smacks of Road Rage,..er,..Comment Rage:0

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Dan Aykroyd mourns death of Harold Ramis; ‘May he now get the answers he was always seeking’ – @EW
read more on insidemovies.ew.com

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

When you look at the scripts he wrote, and his entire body of work – I think it’s possible he already had all the answers.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM

If I were to watch a movie he was in, which would be the best one to see?
OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

If you want to see an absolutely brilliant, deep, well crafted comedy rent “Groundhog Day”. If you want to just split a gut laughing rent “Back to School” or “Caddyshack”. Or better yet rent all three, they are all better than anything I’ve seen out of Hollywood for at least a decade.

The plotline involing Kurt Vonnegut’s cameo in “Back to School” gets me laughing just thinking about it. And this:

Thorton Mellon: “And what are you studying Honey”

Nubile Coed: I’m a poetry major

Thorton Mellon: Oh, maybe you could stop by and help me straighten out my Longfellow.

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

with a few seasons of “SCTV” mixed in.

Ah, give Harold a little more credit than that, AP-Ramis was one of the creators of SCTV, and was not only one of the original cast members, but also the show’s head writer.

And a slight correction-Ramis was only onscreen on “SCTV” for the first season. But they spread out his appearances from that first season into the second season.

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

dmacleo: No kidding,….smacks of Road Rage,..er,..Comment Rage:0

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

yeah really, someone that doesn’t go to movies didn’t know something about someone so asked.
what a damned tragedy huh?

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Rest in Peace Harold Ramis. Thanks for the laughs, we all need them from time to time. It makes life enjoyable.

SC.Charlie on February 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Not sure I know who he was, never been much of a movie goer…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

To see him as an actor/writer/producer, start with Stripes, then go to Ghostbusters.

I think he was mostly behind the scenes for most of the other movies mentioned.

ladyingray on February 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not Egon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this guys movies. I am 30. My wife (29), not so much.

“And you wouldn’t want us, exposing ourselves.”

JAGonzo on February 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

“Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.”

Terrible news.

Good Lt on February 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Way to soon. Stripes, Ghostbusters & Groundhog day have to be my favorite movies.

“No, we’re not homosexual, but we are willing to learn”

Ha!!

RIP

tommer74 on February 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Do the rest of us a favor and shut up! Or go away, I am fine with either.

sharrukin on February 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM

One of the cable networks did two 2 hour specials on the 30th anniversaries of both Caddyshack and National Lampoon’s Vacation, both with extensive Ramis interviews. Definitely worth watching if you can find em.
Copperwood on February 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

They were great. Ramis reveals that the hilarious “Cinderella Story” scene in Caddyshack started out as Murry just goofing off on the set cracking everyone up imprompu and Ramis thought it was so funny he added it to the movie. It was never part of the original script. The line about the Dali Lama still cracks me up even after hearing it 100 times. “So, I’ve got that going for me”

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I don’t know it still feels like a B. Bulk it up a bit and add some multicolored graphs.

Oil Can on February 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM

The Hot Air crew should appreciate Egon’s remark: “Print is Dead.” Noted 30 years ago. Annie Potts was great in Ghostbusters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3v_ogRaTf4

BuckeyeSam on February 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

imdb page on Ramis:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000601/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

dentarthurdent: Excellent Linky,..thank-you:)

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:17 PM

My guess is that I’ve seen ‘Groundhog Day’ at least 10 times.
annoyinglittletwerp on February 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Only 10 times?!?! I’ve seen Stripes and Ghostbusters hundreds of times!
Slacker!!!! ;)

ladyingray on February 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Whenever I hear a Sonny & Cher song anywhere – my first thought is waking up in Punxatawney….

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:18 PM

ladyingray on February 24, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Ditto. Seen em all dozens of times, they never get old. My wife can’t stand Groundhog day, but I watch it at least once a year on Groundhog day.

tommer74 on February 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

yeah really, someone that doesn’t go to movies didn’t know something about someone so asked.
what a damned tragedy huh?

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM

dmacleo:Could be!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Good line from Ghostbusters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TJ2v9O2iEo

BuckeyeSam on February 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Were born an as$hole or have you worked at it your whole life? Either way it worked out, ’cause you’re an as$hole tonight.

Rio Linda Refugee on February 24, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Whenever I hear a Sonny & Cher song anywhere – my first thought is waking up in Punxatawney….

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Which is better than waking up with Cher.

Oil Can on February 24, 2014 at 3:22 PM

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

When you look at the scripts he wrote, and his entire body of work – I think it’s possible he already had all the answers.

dentarthurdent on February 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM

dentarthurdent: I’m betting,..its about Life after Death,..which I believe,
there is!:)

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Thorton Mellon: “Hey waitress, bring us a pitcher of beer every 15 minutes until we pass out. Then start bringng them by every 30 minutes.”

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM

So why don’t you simply STFU?

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Pent up sexual frustration?

Bitter Clinger on February 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Watch the instructional videos about how not to be a cultural retard, and then how not to announce that fact to the world at large.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Dude, not every guy spends his free time the same way. Surprising, I know.

DisneyFan on February 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM

what the hell is your problem?
dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 3:08 PM

At the announcement of a death, it takes a special kind of narcissism displayed by the ignorant to announce their ignorance, so that we must attend to their ignorance, rather than to the memory of the deceased.

factsonlypls on February 24, 2014 at 3:26 PM

“We Got One!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXMcbhn6Np0

BuckeyeSam on February 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

I think I’ll have veal for dinner tonight out of respect, or some kind of beef. And a Fresca.

cbenoistd on February 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Harold Ramis was an extra-extraordinary writer and comedic genius.
All throughout his carrier he exhibited humility at every juncture … start to finish.
Mentor to the multitude who wished to learn his craft, and who we can only hope will pick up the baton of his genius of creating humor, bringing laughter to the thoughtful. (Lord knows we need it.)
He is gone too soon; his talents touched and inspired many.

Missilengr on February 24, 2014 at 3:28 PM

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