Posts Tagged ‘ghostbusters’

Bustin’ And Tappin’

These precocious performers probably make poltergeists perspire with preternatural panic.

Via ThinkGeek.

Marmota Momax Day

I love me some Harold Ramis. Not only did he give us perhaps the greatest film of all time, I refer of course to Ghostbusters, but he also gave us the second greatest film to boot: Groundhog Day starring that guy from Caddyshack.

Well, ‘that guy’ is a real card and the movie is a classic, but let us not forget the true meaning of Groundhog Day: harassing some marmot in your evening wear.

Yesterday, Punxsutawney Phil calmly appeared (sans top hat), refused a cracker (surprisingly), made a Steelers shoutout and then predicted an early spring. With mega storms barreling down on the US, an early spring should be welcome news. (Just don’t look too closely at Phil’s track record).

When there's no one left in your library, who you gonna call?

In the age of Netflix, torrents, and page turning on a svelte plane of glass, it’s easy to forget that your local librarian cares and loves to share. Lest we forget, going to the library is one of the greatest downloads of all time.

New York knows. Well, the city’s officials certainly don’t — luxuries like knowledge are sadly the first to go when the times get tough. The city of New York is proposing a $37 million dollar cut to the New York Public Library (NYPL), but the NYPL is busting back with a winsome public relations campaign, enlisting the help of comedy group Improv Everywhere and various somethings strange:

Improv Everywhere

Hoping to stave off the measure that would potentially close 10 libraries and drastically cut back hours, the library dug in its heels with a 21st century PR onslaught. Once they employed the services of their friendly neighborhood Ghostbusters, librarians across the city were at long last able to assure bygone patrons that it was indeed safe to return to the vaulted ceilings and endless shelves for some socialized librarycare.