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Author Bordem Busters News: Harold Ramis interview!
Spooky
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Joined: Jul 15, 2001
Posted: Feb 23, 2003 12:36 AM

These are interesting ecerpts from an interview(s) with Harold Ramis on Yesterday Land.These are anything i find interesting or things we probbly havent known about.

There's a joke in Ghostbusters II where we come into a child's nursery and Danny Aykroyd and I were improvising and I said 'I didn't have any toys growing up.' He said 'you didn't have any toys?' I said 'well I had half a Slinky once, but I straightened it.' Whenever I tell people I didn't have toys my wife always rolls her eyes. When I introduced her to my parents when we first started dating, she said 'well Harold says he didn't have any toys', my father goes 'I don't think he did.' [My parents] didn't have a lot of extra money. So it was, like, you had to wait until you had all your wisdom teeth pulled so you could get a cap gun as a reward or something. You don't have that many teeth, so we didn't have that many toys.

did a lot of singing. A friend taught me to play the four-string guitar when I was 12, and we started singing together. Then I learned the five-string banjo and then I learned six-string guitar. Folk music was happening.


I worked at Playboy for about 18 months as an editor. So I read it for those 18 months. I read 18 issues of Playboy, literally, in my life. Those were the issues I was paid to work on. But it was out there in the culture

I moved back to Chicago after college. I sort of stalled for around a year. I went to college in St. Louis and hung out for a year after college just kind of being a slacker. I had a job, but I was there to hang out with my friends. My job was interesting though. I worked in a locked psychiatric ward in a general hospital. I did about 7 months of that. Then I got married, moved back to Chicago in '68, and I took workshops at Second City cause it really looked like fun just going there. It was very entertaining and seemed very accessible. I thought, 'well, I could do that.' I had been writing college shows and performing in college and writing shows with Michael Shamberg. We used to write together and I'd sometimes coax him into performing.

I applied to the Peace Corps and got in. I actually had a ticket in my hand from the University of Texas to go learn Kurdish, to go teach English to the Kurds in Turkey.

Now for the GB stuff:
As we were writing it, Aykroyd was just rubbing his hands and saying 'this is going to be great. This is going to be really great.' And he said, 'you know how when I was doing Blues Brothers, I didn't want my face on every lunchbox in America? Now I do'. He was already designing merchandising tie-ins and action figures.

My first wife was really deeply interested in the paranormal. She used to drag me to all kinds of psychics and readers and metaphysicians of all kinds. And I read books like Psychic Discoveries, Behind the Iron Curtain. We went to Bulgaria once to find a guy that we had read about in Psychic Discoveries. All kinds of stuff. Aykroyd had a big family history. They had family ghosts and he subscribed to the "Journal of American Psychics". Danny and I love talking about this stuff. I was totally skeptical. Dan kind of believes everything

Ok thats it guys. smile smile smile

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New World Order
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Posted: Feb 23, 2003 1:51 AM

a great read, i wish i could meet him in person, and just ask him many questions dealing with Ghostbusters.

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Spooky
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Joined: Jul 15, 2001
Posted: Feb 23, 2003 11:19 PM

*bump*
Geeze guys comment this is some good stuff

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-Kev
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This is your brain.....THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SKA!

Call me immature call me a poser, Id like to spread manure in your bed of roses.

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JyPsy
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
Posted: Feb 24, 2003 1:35 AM

hehe that is neat, shows how much like the characters they really are smile

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Dark Lotus
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Posted: Feb 24, 2003 2:49 AM

angry Good posts always get overlooked, nice find. Did you happen to have this interview?

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ghostbuster11
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Posted: Feb 24, 2003 4:18 AM

Great, hehe

I own the book he mentions. Psychic discoveries behind the Iron Curtain.
Still reading it smile

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Spooky
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Posted: Feb 24, 2003 12:44 PM

If you want to read the entire interview its at Yesterdayland.com . Just look under Ghostbusters

The excerpts I gave are the more interesting stuff. He talks about his life throught the entire interview. Harold CAN TALK! tongue

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-Kev
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This is your brain.....THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SKA!

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Flash1087
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Joined: Jun 10, 2002
Posted: Feb 26, 2003 10:32 PM

Wow, to think our buddy Egon edited for Playboy! You learn something new every day, don't ya?

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