Harold Ramis, Actor, Writer & Director Best-known for ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Stripes’ and ‘Caddyshack’ is Dead at Age 69 … Rest in Peace
It is truly a sad day, one of my favorite actors, writers and directors of all times has passed away … Dr. Egon Spengler, Moe Green, Russell Ziskey … Rest in Peace.
Harold Ramis passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 surrounded by family in his North Shore Chicago home at 12:53 AM. Ramis, best known for his acting, writing and directing roles in such comedy classics as ‘Ghost Busters’, ‘Stripes’, and ‘Caddyshack’, died from complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Tragically, he was only 69. Long before Ramis became a household name in the movie ‘Stripes’ and ‘Ghostbusters’, Harold Ramis was fantastic on SCTV. I think I just dated myself. For those who think SNL was funny and cutting edge, SCTV had it beat by a mile. Not familiar with SCTV, it is the show that launched the comedic genius and careers of John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Rick Moranis, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas and of course, the late Harold Ramis.
I can honestly say, the world will be a little less funny without him … Harold Ramis, Rest in Peace.
Harold Ramis (Moe Green) provides a PSA on warning signs of death … “So You’re Dead; Now What?”
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 vasculitis in late 2011, said Laurel Ward, vice president of development at Ramis’ Ocean Pictures production company.
Harold Ramis not only may be the most successful comedy writer-director that Chicago has produced, but some wouldn’t even confine that statement to Chicago.
“Harold was clearly the most successful comedy writer-director of all time,” said Tim Kazurinsky, who followed Ramis at Second City and later became his friend. “The number of films that he has made that were successful, that were blockbusters, nobody comes close. Even in light in of that, he was more successful as a human being.”
Ramis’ career was still thriving in 1996, with “Groundhog Day” acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984′s “Ghostbusters” ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, when he decided to move his family back to the Chicago area, where he grew up and had launched his career.
Ramis died Monday morning in his Chicago-area home, the agency said.
For more than 40 years, Ramis was a leading figure in comedy. A veteran of the Second City troupe in his hometown of Chicago, he was a writer for “SCTV” and wrote or co-wrote the scripts for “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981), “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Groundhog Day” (1993) and “Analyze This” (1999).
The films often featured members of his generation of comedy talents — veterans of the National Lampoon’s recordings, “Saturday Night Live” and “Second City TV” — most notably Ramis’ old comedy colleague and fellow Chicagoan Bill Murray.
“Harold Ramis and I together did ‘The National Lampoon Show’ off-Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’ He earned his keep on this planet,” said Murray in a statement. “God bless him.”
Harold Ramis was a man before his time as he proclaimed in the 1984 movie classic, Ghostbusters … “Print is Dead”.
On a personal note, what makes some one like Harold Ramis so brilliant a writer, director and actor is his works are timeless. There are no more movies that are quoted by people in everyday life than Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Stripes, Groundhog Day and Back to School and “that’s the fact Jack”.
Tell ‘em about the Twinkie
Dr. Egon Spengler: Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s sample, it would be a Twinkie… thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.
Jay Leno Says: President Obama Promised Iran ‘If You Like Your Uranium, You Can Keep Your Uranium’ to Get Them to Sign Nuclear Deal
Exactly why is NBC getting rid of Jay Leno, he is hysterical …
Late night talk show host Jay Leno has finally figured out how President Barack Hussein Obama got Iran to sign the nuclear agreement. He said during his monologue, “Well, apparently what got the Iranians to sign this deal was the promise from President Obama. He told the Iranians, if you like your uranium, you can keep your uranium”. Sadly, if this matter was not so serious and dangerous to the security of the United States and our allies, it might be even more funny.
From Washington Free Beacon:
JAY LENO: Well, apparently what got the Iranians to sign this deal was the promise from President Obama. He told the Iranians, if you like your uranium, you can keep your uranium. So, I don’t know. Well, President Obama’s approval rating is now down at the lowest point of his presidency. It’s down to 37%. In fact, here’s how bad it’s gotten. You know the Thanksgiving turkey he’s pardoning this week? The turkey said, no pictures. I don’t want pictures. [ laughter ]
Posted November 26, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Mock Obamacare at 2013 CMA’s … “Obamacare by Morning” … “Over 6 People Served”
Southern country cooking … Obamacare, that’s niiice.
Last night in Nashville, Tennessee, country music giants and co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood started the 2013 CMA Awards by mocking Obamacare and the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov. OMG, too funny! But what else would one make fun of than what is the biggest joke going in pop culture today? Paisley and Underwood said nothing that was false. However, the Obama White House was probably not laughing as millions watched as the CMA’s shredded the disastrous rollout of Obamacare with newly crowned entertainer of the year George Strait’s song “Amarillo by Morning” renamed … “Obamacare by Morning, Over 6 People Served!!!”
“ObamaCare, what’s that?” Paisley asked Underwood.
“Oh, it’s great!” Underwood quipped. “I started signing up last Thursday and I’m almost done!” The “Blown Away” singer proceeded to help her co-host sign up for ObamaCare and “join the six other people” who have reportedly signed up successfully for the healthcare service.
The Blaze has the unhinged reaction of the LEFT and the Obama sycophants who one, cannot laugh at something that is obviously funny and two, go mental at anything that dare make fun of their Obamamessiah.The skit was funny enough, but to see and read the LEFT’s unhinged reaction, that is just priceless.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Says of HHS Sec. Sebelius on ABC’s ‘This Week’ … “She’s Lost Considerable Credibility. She’s the Laughingstock of America.”
HHS Sec. Sebelius is a microcosm of the Obama presidency …
During the Sunday talk show ‘This Week’ on ABC, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) stated that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has “lost considerable credibility” and that “she’s the laughingstock of America”. The rollout of Obamacare on October 1 has been nothing short of a disaster. The Keystone cops look more organized and functional as compared to the web site Healthcare.gov and the numerous glitches and major technical and coding problems. Sebelius was basically the project manager of Obamacare and has failed so miserably that even SNL could no longer avoid the situation at hand to make fun of. However, what is most sad is that the reality of the comedy of errors with the Obamacare rollout and Barack Obama’s and Sebelius’ comments and excuses were even more funny than the SNL skit. Well, it might be more funny if it had not caused so much trouble for America and is about to screw up 1/6th of the US economy.
A Republican senator called Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the “laughingstock of America” after she was lampooned on “Saturday Night Live.”
The sketch, which aired Saturday, poked fun at Sebelius’s attempts to downplay serious problems with ObamaCare’s enrollment website.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) referred to the skit Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“She’s lost considerable credibility,” Barrasso said of Sebelius. “She’s the laughingstock of America.”
As everyone focuses on the website disastrous launch of Obamacare, we are reminded of a little tid-bit that many seem to be forgetting. From ABC’s ‘This Week,’ Sen. Barrasso also went on to say, “the website was supposed to be the easy part of this. This is just the tip of the iceberg of problems, with bigger problems to come.”
In the end, the Obama administration and presidency has been a laughingstock. It would appear that SNL thinks Sebelius is a laughing stock as well. But the joke is on all of us; however, no one is really laughing?
Posted October 28, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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SNL Rips HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius & the Falied Obamacare Website Launch … “Millions of Americans of Americans are visiting Healthcare.gov … Unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time”
Even Saturday Night Live could not ignore the disastrous train-wreck launch of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov …
SNL ripped HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obamacare launch in their opening skit, “now a lot of folks have been talking about our new healthcare enrollment website. How it’s been crashing and freezing and shutting down and stalling and not working and breaking and sucking”. In the skit Sebelius went on to make excuses for the delays and slow running, malfunctioning site, “we’re probably just loaded with traffic. Millions of Americans of Americans are visiting Healthcare.gov, which is great news. Unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time”.
The skit was just amazingly brutal to the screw up that has been the Obamacare website launch. However, it is not like 60% of Americans do not think it was a joke already. As brutal as the skit was, it could have been even worse.
However, what is sad is that SNL could have just repeated verbatim comments made by Sebelius HERE and HERE, Barack Obama and Press Sec. Jay Carney. To make matters worse Barack Obama gave out the telephone number to call if individuals could not access the website and … wait for it, wait for it … the phones were busy and gave messages referring people back to the failed website. You just can’t make this stuff up.
University of Colorado Boulder Political Correctness … Tells Students Not to Wear Offensive Costumes including Cowboys, Indians or White Trash for Halloween
Good grief, are you kidding me … exactly how is it offensive to dress up like a cowboy or Indian?
The University of Colorado at Boulder is warning students not to dress up in Halloween costumes that are “offensive” and might make some people feel uncomfortable. UNREAL. The PC nonsense has now provided a war on Halloween. Offensive? What is offensive is the narrow-mindedness of the liberal hierarchy at CU and the lack of any sense of humor. You can’t have party themes or dress up like cowboys, Indians, white trash, ghetto or hillbillies. Nor themes of crime or sex work. Good grief! What ever happened to people just having fun and be able to laugh? Let’s face it, there is always some one that will be offended by something. Especially in this day and age of “weeniness.” Just curious, how do you know you are not offending witches, goblins, ghosts, vampires and other ghouls by the costumes you wear, HMM?
I am guessing if they dress up like Barack Obama in an unflattering way that it will be grounds for dismissal.
Costumes you will not see at CU this Halloween for a multitude of reasons …
Nor This …
University students in America have been told not to wear “offensive” halloween costumes including cowboys, indians and anything involving a sombrero.
Students at the University of Colorado Boulder have also been told to avoid “white trash” costumes and anything that portrays a particular culture as “over-sexualised”- which the university says includes dressing up as a geisha or a “squaw” (indigenous woman).
They are also asked not to host parties with offensive themes including those with “ghetto” or “hillbilly” themes or those associated with “crime or sex work.”
In the letter sent by a university official students are asked to consider the impact that their costumes could have.
Christina Gonzales, the dean of students, wrote: “Making the choice to dress up as someone from another culture, either with the intention of being humorous or without the intention of being disrespectful, can lead to inaccurate and hurtful portrayals of other people’s cultures.
I wonder if the University of Colorado officials think its ok for students to dress up like Conservatives and have anti-Tea Party themes?
BTW, get a life and a sense of humor.
SNL Rips Obamacare, “Winners and Losers” … Healthcare.gov: “How could you not be ready? That’s like 1-800-Flowers getting caught off-guard by Valentines Day.”
What makes this skit on Obamacare so funny … the fact that it is the truth!!!
Even SNL could not overlook the colossal failures of the Obamacare website this week in ‘Winners & Loser.’ Skip to the 1:00 mark unless you want to hear the usual dribble of the liberal media attacking the GOP and demonizing the Tea Party. One of the Losers for the week was Obamacare and the Healthcare.gov web site for its numerous technical issues and failures. And just think, for years SNL said that they had no material on Obama to make jokes. Go figure.
“You can’t campaign on the fact that millions don’t have healthcare and then be surprised that millions don’t have healthcare. How could you not be ready? That’s like 1-800-Flowers getting caught off-guard by Valentines Day.”
May the force be with you …
How cool is this, The Guardian is reporting that scientists have discovered how to make a lightsaber. Well, at least the technology for the light aspect of the saber, it appears they still need to build the actual weapon and produce the THHHHHHWWWWOM sound made when wielding a lightsaber.
Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous lightsaber weapon wielded by Luke Skywalker and his ilk in the long-running space opera saga might one day exist beyond the realms of fiction.
Harvard and MIT physicists writing in the new edition of Nature say they have discovered a way to bind photons together in order to form a new molecule which behaves almost exactly like George Lucas’s deadly devices.
“Most of the properties of light we know about originate from the fact that photons are massless and do not interact,” said Harvard university physics professor Mikhail Lukin. “What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they act as though they have mass, and bind together to form molecules.
Inexplicably, reports suggest that physicists have not yet begun the process of using the technology to build actual lightsaber-style weapons, nor have they perfected the THHHHHHWWWWOM! sound traditionally manifested when duelling Jedis do battle.
Too Funny, But Very Sad as Well … Passing a Joint Scores Higher than Passing the Collection Plate in Church … “This is When You Know We’re Going to Hell”
This might be one of the funniest moments ever in ‘Family Feud’ but boy doesn’t it speak volumes of just how far our society has fallen. What happened to us? The question was, name something that gets passed around? Unbelievably there were more “weed heads” than people that go to church.
The host was looking for some saving, but passing the joint scored higher than the collection plate at church. YIKES!
- With the election over and Republicans in the background, Obama is now front and center. Anthony Wiener is in second place