I think my dog Zuul should go as Slimer this Halloween

I am deeply considering Slimer as my Cavalier Zuul's Halloween costume. Read the rest

The wording on these t-shirts are slightly wrong, and that's the hilarious point

Is it me or is there something off about these t-shirts?

Haha, just kidding. That's the point of the slightlywrong tees, that they aren't quite right. For example, in their brilliant misquoted t-shirt world, Spock's motto "Live long and prosper" becomes "Live long and proper."

Their tagline? "T-shirts with slightly wrong quotes on them to annoy the pedants in your life."

And their pro-tip: "Insist the quote is 100% accurate."

Shut up and take my money.

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The 'Ghostbusters' theme song played on floppy drives

Pawel Zadrożniak's Floppotron is back. This time his "computer hardware orchestra" is tackling the Ghostbusters' theme song. I think even Ray Parker Jr. would approve.

(Sploid)

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We Are Ready to Believe You: a Ghostbusters mashup from dj BC and friends

dj BC (previously) writes, "This Ghostbusters bootleg mashup, originally created by myself (BC) and Tribe One of Bootie ATL, is now an official, totally legal (!) release, with new instrumentation, new hype vocals from Atlanta MC Supercrunk, and a new music video. 'We Are Ready To Believe You (Stranger Ghostbusters Mix)' is available on Amazon mp3, Amazon Music, Pandora, Youtube, and all your favorite streaming and digital platforms. DJ BONUS- two instrumental versions, and the acapella, are also available for your personal remixing/atmospheric needs." Read the rest

Zuul the ankylosaur bears likeness to 'Ghostbusters' namesake

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

This Ghostbusters Ecto1 Wheelchair Halloween Costume is Totally Amazing

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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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Wheelchair Costume

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

Tobin's Spirit Guide

"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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Rosie the Riveter, Ghostbusters edition

One year ago, Hugohugo gifted us the fine Immortan Joe/Uncle Sam mashup; this year, it's Rosie the Riveter meets Dr. Jillian Holtzmann (my all-time science hero!), also available as an art print or tee. (via Wil Wheaton) Read the rest

Massive LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse

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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This second 'Ghostbusters' trailer looks fantastic

Not sure about the StayPuft Marshmallow Man at the end, but the rest looks great to me. I love that theme song! Read the rest

Bust some ghosts with this insane remix of Ray Parker Jr.'s 1984 'Ghostbusters' theme song

Neil Cicierega's "Bustin." (Thanks, UPSO!)

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The new Ghostbusters trailer is awesome

The new Ghostbusters looks fantastic. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Read the rest

Inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume

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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Meet the female Ghostbusters

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

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters cosplayers at NYCC

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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"Do Ghosts Have Civil Rights?" -- magazine cover article from "Ghostbusters" montage, actually written up!

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

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