Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ghosbusters!

I'm doing work but listening to online TV and movies in the background. I eventually realized I should only watch movies and TV I've already seen because I can't quite put all my attention to it. I could list the ENORMOUS amount of stuff I've watched since starting this project, but right now I'm watching Ghostbusters, which I hadn't seen in a while.

The main bad guy (besides the ghosts) is the EPA who's trying to shut down their containment unit. Granted, the EPA does a lot of dumbass stuff. But really, it WOULD be a criminal violation of a lot of things to have an unregulated nuclear reactor in the middle of Manhattan. It's one thing when they crossed the beams to defeat the Stay-Puf marshmallow man, but they had the nuclear stuff just for their status quo business operations, and that's irresponsible.

Also, speaking of the marshmallow man, when Xuul said that they themselves would choose the vehicle of their destruction, and (Egon I think?) said to keep their minds completely blank to avoid causing the apocolypse, but then Ray thought of the marshmallow man and they got mad at him...well, that was a poorly conceived plan. It takes monks their whole lifetime to truly empty their mind of thoughts--how long did they think four random dudes would be able to accomplish that? Also, thinking of absolute nothingness would be a pretty efficient way to destroy everything in existence. That's kind of what absolute nothingness is. This part never sat well with me, so I thought I'd get it off my chest.

4 comments:

TB said...

1. The ghostbusters theme is really fun for karaoke

2. I've been doing HW to online TV too! what do you use? Did you already know about surfthechannel.com? doing HW to it is great because then you don't even mind the chinese subtitles!

Carrie said...

I would only want to karaoke the sweded version of the Ghostbusters theme song. It's been in my head all day, and it cracks me up every time.

I use my parents' Netflix account. Maybe we should not talk about our i l l e g a l piracy in a technically public forum, but no, surfthe... is awesome thanks!!

jessica d wolpert said...

That was the most intelligent thing I've read all day, and I'm writing papers so I read a lot.

Carrie said...

haha...that's just sad.

When I saw you'd commented, I thought you were going to tell the story of you and your brother playing the Nintendo game and chanting "xuuuuul, xuuuuul" at the final boss. Does it creep you out that I remember that story? or did I remember it wrong?