The great Harold Ramis passed away today. His work meant a great deal to me; not only Ghostbusters (which I love) but his many other contributions to the world of comedy and the art of filmmaking.
As the news circulated, a small shrine to Ramis popped up on the sidewalk in front of Ghostbusters HQ (or, as it’s known in real life, Hook and Ladder 8.) I sketched a portrait of Ramis on an small art card, and went downtown to add it to the memorial. I then got to hang out for a bit with the others who had gathered there in the cold - including a Ghostbuster in full homemade uniform and proton pack - and we all chatted about what the man and his work meant to us.
He’ll be missed.
I multitrack a capella’d “Tom’s Diner.”
I’m your Suzanne Vega now.
Music: “Hail Columbia” by the US Marine Corps Band (public domain).
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Now we are engaged in a great civil war , that nation or any nation has been conceived, and so dedicated , can long continue . Battle of the big war . For us to survive here in this country and gave their lives as a final place of rest in this area has come to set aside part . This we should do , which is natural .
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This is a new variant of Scrabble I’m working on which is fairly mean to its players. Rare letters are no longer rare, point values are rendered mostly meaningless, and you have to make valid plays without actually seeing any of the words on the board.
Please click over and share your thoughts, I’d love some input on this. Would it actually be any fun to play this way?