Scientists have found fossils of an ankylosaur they've named Zuul. Perhaps this dinosaur slept above the sheets.
Via the LA Times:
Someone call the Ghostbusters: Scientists have discovered a new species of horned, club-tailed dinosaur with a spooky resemblance to the monstrous demigod Zuul, one of the villains of the 1984 movie.
The ankylosaur, described in Royal Society Open Science, could shed light on the surprising diversity of these creatures near the end of the age of dinosaurs.
Zuul crurivastator’s scaly body stretched some 20 feet long, with an impressive tail that took up half that length. Its tail was lined with forbidding spikes and ended in a sledgehammer-like club. Two horns sat on its skull right behind the eyes, giving it a very Zuul-like look that inspired the genus name.
Similarly, I call my Cavalier King Charles by "Zuul" as well. Read the rest
IMGURian Ryan S. Miller posted this wonderful series of images: “Here is Jeremy's Costumer this year...The Ghostbusters Ecto-1!”
“Every year we've tried to step up the scale of the costume builds we do for Jeremy,” Ryan says. “This year we put it to a vote and our friends choose the Ghostbusters Ecto-1!”
Check it out in action, below.
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Ryan Scott Miller outdid himself with this terrific wheelchair costume that Jeremy will be sporting this Halloween: "This year we put it to a vote and our friends choose the Ghostbusters Ecto-1!" Well-played, sir! Read the rest
"The architect's name was Evo Shandor. I found it in Tobin's Spirit Guide. He was also a doctor, performed a lot of unnecessary surgery. And then in 1920, he started a secret society... " -- Dr. Egon Spengler
If you are a Ghostbusters fan, you've been hoping, since 1984, to get your hands on a copy of Tobin's Spirit Guide. Here it is!
Fantastically illustrated by Kyle Holtz, and written by Erik Burnham, Tobin's Spirit Guide shares the backstory of many familiar Ghostbusters ghosts and demons. From Class 5 Free Roaming Vapors to Vigo the Carpathian, they're all here!
Certainly a fun book to have in your collection!
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Got a lot of time on your hands? Build this amazingly detailed LEGO model of the Ghostbusters Firehouse!
With over 4000 pieces, you also get Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore minifigs, along with a pole for them to slide down!
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Not sure about the StayPuft Marshmallow Man at the end, but the rest looks great to me. I love that theme song!
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The new Ghostbusters looks fantastic. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Read the rest
I'm considering this inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume for Halloween. Every few years my Ghostbuster costume comes out of storage, but I feel like stepping on a church.
A friend has this costume and it uses a clever battery operated fan to pump air into the suit, keeping it inflated. At $30 it is a bargain.
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Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones! The photo (and more) were posted to gaming forums NeoGAF. Looking forward to this. Read the rest
New York Comic-Con is full of motley fans cosplaying as their favorite characters. I was alarmed, however, to find that inadequate precautions have been taken to protect conference-goers from poltergeists, apparitions and other paranormal entities. I hope the organizers will step up to the plate with an official response to the ectoplasmic menace and get rid of these unwelcome freelancers. (Mike Brown, left, and Josh Hollifield)<
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At The Awl, Matthew Phelan created something wonderful: the text to go with a fake cover article from The Atlantic, "The Politics Of The Next Dimension: Do Ghosts Have Civil Rights?", that appeared for barely a moment during a montage during 1984's Ghostbusters.
Until the beginning of the current fall semester—when Columbia University abruptly shuttered its psychology department's program in paranormal studies—Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz and Dr. Peter Venkman had been conducting research into extra-sensory perception and recurring manifestations of what they call vaporous apparitions and psychokinetic activity. "Psychics, ghosts, floating stuff, to the lay person. But to us it's way more technical," Dr. Venkman explains, half ignoring me as he rifles through the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet, then fixing me with a cold stare. "Stuff floats for a lot of different reasons."
It'd be neat if The Atlantic quietly slipped this into their archives. Read the rest
In an item that actually has nothing to do with the "development hellish" Ghostbusters 3
, Deadline is reporting that director Ivan Reitman will be directing the "reboot" (that's what they're calling it here) beginning next summer
. So, that is, apparently, happening. What is not
happening is Bill Murray being a part of this movie. And there is your latest entry in the Ghostbusters 3
-Bill Murray Involvement Saga. If you've been keeping track, this is the second Ghostbusters 3-related item in a row
to report this without any contradicting statements by Bill Murray. So, if a third story comes up stating that he won't be involved, expect Bill Murray to show up at a kickball game somewhere
and say "It's showtime!"
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We all know that Ghostbusters 3 is not going to happen, because Bill Murray will waffle back and forth until everyone is dead and no one will be able to do the movie with actual ghosts. But that doesn't mean we can't report on new developments about it. It's like hearing your really fun cousin, Dan Aykroyd, talking about the awesome band he's in. It mysteriously never, ever seems to produce any kind of music, but he's having a great time talking about it.
And this time, he's talking about the "awesome new writer" they got to write songs for them: Etan Cohen, who wrote Tropic Thunder, Idiocracy, and Men In Black 3, has been hired to write a script for Ghostbusters 3.
Oh wait, I just realized that covering this movie amounts to insanity. Read the rest