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Salute to Ghosts

Ghosts. Can’t live with them, can’t prove they exist.

Today is Apparition Appreciation Day (or it should be anyway) so we’ve compiled a short salute to our spectral friends. Join us, won’t you?

Beetlejuice:

No single figure had more of an impact on my young adult life than the one they called, Beetlejuice. His outlandish fashion sense and good-natured lechery made me laugh. The cartoon spin-off was a staple in our home and for years, I too, feared the dreaded Sandworm.

Boo Berry:

The other kids said you were just a tired Peter Lorre homage in a porkpie hat, but you were so much more. You were also the mascot for a cereal I never actually ate.

Slimer:

When I saw you in Ghostbusters I was an instant fan. Your in-your-face attitude and casual concern for social norms made me want to emulate you. Why else would I drink something that despite its orange flavor, turned my tongue green?

Your prodigious sliming was second to none.

and finally… Swayze:

Seeing Ghost for the first time at the ripe age of 4, little did I appreciate the emotional and sensual undertones in this classic film about pottery. Until you Patrick, ghosts were unfairly portrayed in film as frightening, malevolent figures. You changed all that.