Up at Noon (typically a comical weekly show) did an outstanding and heartfelt monologue/tribute to Harold Ramis.
“Be the Ghostbuster”
Harold Ramis passed today. He was a comedy genius whether it was Animal House, Back to School, Groundhog’s Day, Stripes or Caddyshack. There is a good chance that any movie that is quoted on a regular basis was enhanced in some way by Harold Ramis. But the whopper is that he starred (Egon) and wrote/created one of my all time favorite movies Ghostbusters.
RIP Harold Ramis, you will be deeply missed.
Harold Ramis, ‘Ghostbusters’ star, dead at 69
Actor and director Harold Ramis, who delighted audiences in comedies such as “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes” and who was the first head writer on the groundbreaking “SCTV,” died Monday at age 69, NBC News has confirmed.
Ramis died from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition he had battled for the past four years, his talent agency said in a statement. United Talent Agency said that Ramis “passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family and friends in his Chicago area home, where he and wife, Erica Mann Ramis, have lived since 1996.”
The Chicago-born Ramis was as acclaimed a writer and director of comedies as he was an actor. He wrote four of the comedies listed on the American Film Institute’s 100 Funniest Movies: “Ghostbusters,” Groundhog Day,” “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “Caddyshack.” He also wrote “Meatballs,” “Stripes,” and “Back to School.” His more recent films included Robert De Niro’s “Analyze This” and its sequel “Analyze That,” “The Ice Harvest,” and the 2009 biblical comedy “Year One.”
He joined Chicago’s famed Second City improv comedy troupe in 1969 while working a day job as jokes editor at Playboy magazine. His first Hollywood hit was the 1978 blockbuster hit “National Lampoon’s Animal House.”
In a 2004 profile of Ramis, Tad Friend of the New Yorker wrote, ” What Elvis did for rock and Eminem did for rap, Harold Ramis did for attitude: he mass-marketed the sixties to the seventies and eighties. He took his generation’s anger and curiosity and laziness and woolly idealism and gave it a hyper-articulate voice. He wised it up.”
Ramis won numerous awards for his work, including the American Comedy Award, the British Comedy Award, and the BAFTA award for screenwriting.
Fans and friends remembered Ramis on social media.
Ramis was married twice and is survived by wife Erica, two sons, Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet, and two grandchildren.
Original Article HERE.
I was looking for things that were funny that involved the phrase “fuck winter” and stumbled across this song and am finding myself listening to Barnzy’s other songs. It is like a slow rap with jazz/blues sound to it (interesting sound).
But in all seriousness, fuck winter. At least there are some funny ecards: