Wednesday, June 2, 2010
So we're reaching that time again (a time which, for argument's sake, let's say occurs every 28 to 30 days) when John starts begging me to eat chocolate and play video games.
I'm not sure why.
John: [looking pained] "Please. Stop working."
Me: [stabbing angrily at keyboard] "I'm FINE. If this stupid filth-flarned flippin' WEBSITE would just work...!! WHY is it TAKING so LONG?!? Aauuughh!! [now sobbing] And I HATE my toenails!!"
John: "How about a brownie? Look! [waggling video game in front of me] I got you Ghostbusters!"
(If you're thinking John should be sainted right about now, I can only agree with you.)
Anyway, so I've been playing Ghostbusters, mostly because it's one of my favorite movies of all time, but also because I love that the game has a new, original storyline and all the original guys are back doing the voices.
Predictably, I suck at it. (Blasted doorways.)
UNpredictably, it is scaring the ghost-loving JEEPERS out of me.
No, really! It's scary! Honest! I mean, yes, I'm a wimp beyond all wimps, but parts of this game - the ones where you're in the dark with only a flashlight to see by and creepy demonic children are whispering in your ear and flaming ghost spiders keep leaping in your face screeching and doors are slamming suddenly all around you and the music's all "AhhWOOOeeeeeooooo!!" - are enough to make me go running for my mommy.
Or, in this case, for John.
The setting: our bedroom
John: [blearily] "Mrphmph."
Me: "Oh, good. Listen, could you come sit with me out here?"
Me: [mumbling to the floor] "'Cuz I want to finish this level but the creepy librarian ghost lady is freaking me out, and the books keep flying around, and it's all dark and foggy and I had to pause the game because I'm too scared to keep playing by myself."
It is a testament to how much John loves me that he simply laughed, got up, and came and sat with me in his game room/office. Within 5 minutes he was even *playing* for me, while I held my nightshirt over my eyes and squealed things like, "Oh no! There she is!" and "I can't look!" and "lalalalala tell me when it's over lalalalala!"
Anyway, other than the game, I've seen a few other awesome Ghostbusters things this past week. (Yes, despite the creepiness, the game is awesome.) A lot of you sent me this:
It's a little stunt by Improv Everywhere, who were actually hired by the NYC public library to do it. "It" being just some guys dressed as Ghostbusters chasing other guys dressed in white sheets around the library, but it still made me grin like a fool for three and half minutes.
Even better, though, are the still photos of the stunt over on Super Punch. Here's one:
And finally, if I ever do get through the rest of this video game, I may have to buy myself this as a reward:
It's a Proton Pack backpack! Because admit it: you've always wanted to wear an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on your back. :D
This isn't available for sale yet, but it's going to be $40 over on 80s Tees sometime in the future. I think the design could be a little better - maybe if it were all black, or had a few 3D elements? - but the concept is so cool you know die-hard fans like me will have to get one anyway.
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