First, there's this, the trailer for the Ghostbusters video game, which looks slightly more than 1,000 times better than the old Ghostbusters video game for the NES, probably the only game I played for excess of 2 hours at a time and still hadn't the slightest idea how to get anywhere besides the first two screens. It's also probably about as close to a Ghostbusters sequel that we'll ever get (or EVER NEED DO YOU HEAR ME HOLLYWOOD MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOP. Honestly, how many more Lucas films will it take to prove that messing with a legacy just isn't worth it?)
Then, this interesting tidbit that is bizarre and unexplainable, cats and dogs, living together, and confusing and probably has something to do with bribes being offered for open senate seats and threats made against other web sites, but somehow this blog for the past few days has been the No. 1 Google image search result for the word "Ghostbusters." Go on, try it, I'll wait. [EDIT 9:03 p.m.: of course a few hours after I wrote this, the google search results are drastically different, but trust me when I say this was true for several days.][EDIT2 1:30 p.m. 1/12: We're back to No. 1. I guess it just fluxuates]
for this image here, from this throw-away post in September.
Is everybody getting this?
Finally, there's this story, which is starting to make a buzz around the Brooklins, about Bill Murray nonchalantly dropping in on Brooklyn parties Lost in Translation style (until, of course, some Wsburg hipster tries to give him life lessons). My favorite part of the story:
The previous fall, he landed in Britain's tabloids when he followed a 22-year-old female university co-ed to a house party in St. Andrew's, Scotland, where he had been playing in a celebrity golf tournament. Students told the papers he helped them do the dishes when it turned out there were no glasses left to drink from.
So if this whole "job" thing or whatever doesn't come together for me soon, I have a new life plan: designing parties with the specific intent of enticing Bill Murray to appear. It seems like the main ingredient is either hip new indie band or, um, chicks. Lots and lots of chicks.
"No, no, no. I have all new cheap moves."
Recommended additional viewing: One of Bill Murray's best roles in recent years, in Fact Checkers Unit from Funny or Die.