WHEN: 1:20 pm EST on January the 17th, 2013
WHERE: Number 1
FORMAT: DVD on Tobor (my computer)
COMPANY: My Lady Via Skype, though she can’t see the movie.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STATE: I am refreshed from my breakfast. I am still drinking Earl Grey, hot.
REACTIONS OF NOTE:
- I have always wanted to know how they did the card-catalog-flying-out special effect.
- I laughed at the “I can tell you what the effect is” line.
- Ray gets one of his ears pulled by Venkman in the library, in the second Ghostbusters Venkman pulls on both of his ears in Ray’s book shop.
- I have always wanted to karate chop something out of someone’s hands and yell, “Stop that!”
- I have always wanted to know what Peter and Ray are drinking. I think it is Hot Damn.
I was reminded of something this week. I used to work at a summer camp. Well, it was more like a day camp but we called it a summer camp. In the afternoon we normally went to a public pool and let the kids go nuts. If it was raining, though, the pool would not open and we would find a movie to watch instead. The only bad thing about this was the fact that we were limited to movies rated below PG-13. Now, I do not know how many PG or G movies any of you have watched lately. Most of them suck near as much as Battlefield Earth and feature a talking animal of some sort. By the way, if you want an easy test to see if someone is mentally competent to take care of themselves, have them watch Marmaduke. If they enjoy it, commit them.
Marmaduke: not even once.
I wanted to force the kids to sit through something from my childhood. This was mostly to avoid suicidal thoughts, but also to show these kids what a real childhood is. I was elated when I discovered that Ghostbusters actually fits the PG guidelines that we were required to stick to. Little did I know that this means nothing. Ghostbusters came out in ’84, which was when the rating system used by the MPAA was going through a change. Temple of Doom was a PG movie, and apparently that pissed off some parents enough for the MPAA to restructure the rating system. It happened again in ’86 and then again in ’90. It has not changed since; fun bit of trivia.
On the next rainy day, I brought in Ghostbusters and we watched it. All I have to say about kids today is that programing like The Wiggles and The Fresh Beat Band must have pussified them. Most of the kids were scared of Slimer. Motherfucking Slimer! The character that the shitty run of The Real Ghostbusters was based around (more on that later). I did also have a kid say that this movie might be the type of movie he was not allowed to see. That was right before Dr. Stantz has a dream… yeah.
The thing I was forced to admit to my to myself was that this movie was a very sexual movie, if not totally about sex. This might explain a bit about me and my view of sexuality. I will have to admit that there is a lot of sex in the movie.