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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Will the New Girlbusters Bust You Up?

So I was thinking... how come I hate the new Ghostbusters movie so much when clearly I haven't seen it yet? Could it be that this is, unbeknownst to all of us but Dan Aykroyd, bound to become the greatest reboot that has ever seen the light of day? Could it? And how come I like the alternate title, Girlbusters, so much more? Many questions from your Bora Blue and Scooby Doo


"Blue, you blatant sexist!" (That's Pickleope von Pickleopeland talking...)

 Excuse me?

"Can't a girl be as good as a guy?!"

Well, I guess that particular question is exactly why I hate the new Girlbusters movie. Why would women want to imitate guys and prove they can 'do it' too? It's so not cool. Look... we've seen meh Supergirl (1984) the movie, meh She-Hulk in comic book land, meh Spider-Woman (mind the hyphen), meh Batwoman (and why is there no hyphen) and, well, Batgirl. Are you telling me that now we need a bunch of female Ghostbusters too? Really?

Make no mistake, I know said female counterparts were created by geeky mouse-fiddling men with ulterior motives like "hubba-hubba check out those green racks and now I need to ahem 'pee.'" But they were also uninspiredly created because, at the time, there was a gap, niche and hug hole in the market for unappealing female duplicates, not to mention the fact that doing so was the right slash 'modern' thing to do.

Hey, while I'm scribbling this down, I'm having a brainwave, a full-blown epiphany: men are idiots. (Say it ain't so!) Yes, men are to blame and no one else. They uncreatively created Supergirl (how original). They have also been the unrivaled rulers of the movie business for a century, heck the world (even in 2016), and they can't even do a better job than to simply copy paste my male heroes (woops and now their anatomy is somewhat different)?

Okay, but Melissa McCarthy and Company still agreed to do this movie. Yes, this movie. No one forced them or so my spies tell me. They — McCarthy and Company — said, "Hey, we can do it all over again with better special effects, a better sense of humor and more porn. Destruction porn. You don't want to see The Cat's favorite actress, Melissa Dear, in adulty (new word) compromising positions involving huge protein packs (delete delete proton packs) and lots of yucky let's get lucky icky sticky stuff.

So now I'm wondering — and maybe you too (irrespective of your gender)... Are McCarthy et al (1) retarded, thinking that replacing "Do-Re-Egon!" and Additional Hired Hand Guy is the modern thing to do while clearly they are nothing but a bunch of cash-grabbing male-dominated studio executives' puppets; (b) retarded, thinking that replacing "Do-Re-Egon!" is a positive statement; (c) or smart... because of the, you know, ka-ka-ka-ka-ching?

"Blue, you unabashedly blatant sexist, you!"

Excuse me? 

"Don't you have anything positive to say about the new and improved Girlbusters?"

Okay, Dezz, let's end this post on a high note. I'm happy as BEEP! that the new all-female re-imagined then rebooted ghost-catching cast are each of them fairly ugly. At least they are consistent, doing their copycat business. Yes, it pleases me that the new chocolate-craving "Do-Re-Egon" lookalikes (and Additional Hired Hand) are basically ugly as duck. Why? Because I wouldn't want those ladies to be seen as sleek sex objects like Supergirl, She-Hulk check-out-my-green-rack-and-all, Spider-Woman, Batwoman and, well, Batgirl. Nope, much to my relief, the studio executives made one non-sexist politically-sound decision: "We need those chicks to be ugly as..." That's when the big expensive door closed and my spies didn't hear the final word. Your guess is as good as mine.

I think what we need is four lepers to play the next Ghostbusters. No... four midgets.... No four studio executives. Wait... four Mexicans minus stereotypical sombreros. Well, why not? You're not racist, are you? Do you see my point?

Yes, you may respond.
Hello, Cat.

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Happy birthday, Blue, and lighten up, will ya.

96 comments:

  1. The New Ghostbusters is an innovative twist. Whether it works or not depends on the script.

    Typically, sequels or remakes rarely are up to the original.

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  2. Think "And God Created Women" and "Where The Boys Are."

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  3. Happy Birthday to you...
    Happy Birthday to you...
    Happy Birthday dear BLUE...
    Happy Birthday to you...
    Have a wonderful day...enjoy...eat,drink and be merry!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  4. Before he discovered Elvis, they say Sam Phillips said, "If I could find a white boy who could sing like a black man I'd make a million dollars."

    This is sort of like that. If you could have the humor and concept of one of the most beloved comedies of all time and add breasts to it, what could go wrong?

    As an aside, that Spider-Woman looks a bit uncomfortable.

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  5. haha the cat gets four
    Be quite the tour
    Some make for more
    When in need of an encore
    And hey they're all richer than me
    I'll sit under their money tree

    But I won't watch this
    One I'll surely miss
    A copy and paste reboot
    Needs to hit mute
    Murray said it was waaay better though
    Then the first show
    But guess what?
    Cameron also talked out his butt
    Praising Terminator 5
    That took a dive
    What else are they gonna say?
    "I did this all for the pay?"
    Nah, can't have that
    Be polite and won't get sued where they are at.

    It's your birthday too?
    Well maybe original Wonder Woman or Cat Woman find you

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    1. Four....
      Could you handle more?
      The Cat's got a lot in store
      Never a bore
      Ready for an encore
      Yep, they're rich day and night
      Moneybusters would sound about right
      Who YOU gonna call when they stop by?
      Would they make you cry?

      No need to watch - just cry a bit more
      They might go away at your kitty cat shore
      YIKES! and then some
      Will this reboot be great or plain dumb?
      Murray was lying through his teeth all right
      Don't know why he took that bite
      Cameron lost my vote
      Sinking his own boat
      T5 was supposed to be great
      Sure, baby.... at any rate
      T6 will get made I just know
      And he'll also praise that F-ed up show
      It's called politics and dirt
      I'd rather wear a skirt
      And call it a kilt
      As another T gets rebuilt

      Yep, it sure was my birthday too
      But no Super Mario at my shoe
      Like I did a year ago
      Time flies at our show
      Cat Woman.... well, why not?
      On a Bora yacht?

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    2. Cat woman on a yacht
      Would sure have a lesson to be taught
      Mario was that long ago?
      Sure flew away at every show

      T6 will get made
      The stench of those won't fade
      Murray is so full of crap
      No good movies in ages from that chap
      He and Cameron can sink on a boat
      Maybe even with a goat

      The cat would call a mutt
      He'd sniff their oversized butt
      Give them all the thrill they need
      That would be their only deed

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    3. A thrill it would be
      In (no pun intended) the place to be!

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  6. Happy birthday dear Grumpy blue !!
    Have a lovely day with Angie.
    <3 <3 <3

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  7. Your points are well founded, Blue. I don't think your lack of enthusiasm for the new (and remains to be seen about the "improved" part) Ghostbusters is unwarranted. Totally agree that it's all about the money, money, money...it's not to make the world dance, it's all about the price tag (did I sufficiently plant the Jesse J.s Price Tag tune into you super blue brain?)

    The fact they named the sequel the exact name as the original is suspicious to me. No, customary Roman numeral II, no something-something behind a colon to show that it is a sequel? The Girlbusters title at least would of allowed for the possibility that this movie is different in some way from the original.

    It appears that movie execs are hoping that Melissa McCarthy has the power to turn movie crap into gold. (sort of a modern version of alchemy)

    As for your epiphany.. Not sure if ALL men are idiots but perhaps a good portion of the creative geniuses that feel the need to reshape every genre of action film, reinvent a version of it with a female star and sexify it...OK I can see your point. But are women any better? Those shirtless hotties thrown into movies aren't going unnoticed at the box office.

    I am happy as BLEEP that you are happy that the GB girls are ugly. I would agree if they put sexy, super model types in the roles it just wouldn't come off as funny. The lepers idea, would certainly take away the laugh factor and the "midgets" would picket the theaters because they are sensitive about the "little people" title and...seriously without sombreros would we laugh? (just kidding if any non-sombrero Mexicans are reading this)



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    1. Whenever I hear or see the word reboot, I feel like opening a new bottle of booze, and not to celebrate. Thanks for the Price Tag tune.

      Suspicious? It's plain rude, is what that is. Ghostbusters Schmostbusters. Now, I don't know what Schmostbusters are but I'm pretty sure I'd rather watch that movie. Girlbusters sounds a bit naughty , don't you think? May Melissa McCarthy not appear in that one... I think she has that special quality of turning gold into crap. Just saying. I know it's not entirely her fault, but she said yes on account of the ka-ching!!! I'm pretty sure creativity had nothing to do with it.

      All I need is for you to see my point in spite of there being a very clear lack of subtlety that just comes with discussing either Melissa McCarthy or the Girlbusters, or both. Did you say shirtless hotties? Where?

      See, I'm so easily distracted.

      Everybody is so sensitive. I wonder if that includes me.

      P.S. Thanks for yet another excellent comment.

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  8. If McCarthy is in it, it's got to be crap. Just sayin!

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  9. It is going to be crap, also in part because it's a remake - of a movie that didn't need to be remade! Even my wife thinks the idea is crap.
    Can't stand McCarthy, so no way I'm seeing it.

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    1. Exactly. It just didn't need to be remade. What even your wife thinks it's crap? I wonder if my wife feels the exact same way.

      What a second. Let me ask her....

      She says she thinks McCarthy would make an excellent Ghostbuster. See, now I'm considering getting a divorce. Maybe she was being sarcastic.

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  10. I vaguely remember that the original movie gave me the morbs, it was that exciting and fun... colour me bored... maybe if they had Gene Wilder or Richard Simmons in the cast....

    Which means, Dezzy doesn't care at all about the femalecentric new version... I will also puke if they put a woman to play the new Bond.... If they do that I want a man to play Wonder Woman next! No, not you Blue...

    Left you a comment on your old post if you care to take a look :) I've also alerted the ladies it is the BlueDay today, hope they rush over here in crowds....

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    1. Dezzy in a Wonder Woman suit. Oh, I hope there is a female Bond just so he has to eat his words and put the suit on :)

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    2. I said I want a man in it, I'm a supreme intergalactic being and thus don't fit the description

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    3. @Theresa - Would he look dazzzzling and winning? A female Bond... Somehow that idea sounds a bit more appealing.

      @Dezzzzzmeister I - I can tell your superpower is modesty. :p

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    4. In other news: where's my piece of the birthday cake?

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    5. Check out my belly. I mean my six-pack...

      One-pack?

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    6. in your dreams only.... and mine....

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  11. I didn't know the title was changed to Girlbusters. Seriously? Or are you joking? I'm so out of it that I don't know. My head hurts. Happy Birthday. I really don't like Girlbusters, but I won't go see the movie anyway. I might watch the DVD if someone I respect says the movie is good. What makes you say the women are ugly?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. No, it wasn't. Girlbusters is an adult movie that I directed. Ghostbusters: The Reboot With Women In It is for idiots - unless, of course, you intend to see it, in which case it is not. Am I making any sense, Janie? (That's a trick question.) My head hurts too, but it has nothing to do with the Girlbusters if you know what I mean, and you don't know what I mean because you're a lady. Anyhawk... did I say McCarthy et al are ugly? Really? Maybe I was trying to make a point so deep it made me seem a tad shallow. Maybe.

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    2. I feel no interest in the movie, whatever it's called.

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    3. What if I were to buy the tickets?

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  12. I loved the original in the 80's. Now, I probably won't like this one as much as the first, I will see it. Time will tell if I like it or not, but I'm not writing it off just yet.

    Now, onto more pressing matters:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Blue. Happy Birthday To You. (sung in my horrible version of Marilyn's birthday song)

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    1. I loved it too. But I was in love, so maybe that's why I loved it so much. Hmmmmmm.

      I like the way you sing. Dezzy once tried to sing for me too and I ended up talking to an ear doctor.

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    2. too much fat on my diaphragm, I'm afraid

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    3. I ain't lying unless I'm paid to....

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    4. I bet Dezzy is a fabulous singer. He does opera, right?

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    5. 'tis kinda the same as my dancing... I love doing it, but it ain't lovely for watching or listening

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  13. Happy Birthday, Blue!

    Not going to enter into the whole Ghostbusters thing, as I have mixed emotions. Not a big fan of Melissa McCarthy.

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    1. I loved her on The Gilmore Girls. Not so much since then.

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    2. Thanks you, Mr. Silver Fox! Mixed emotions? Well, there's still hope for you. In my case we're talking plain hatred and uter disgust. But, of course, I mean that in the most positive way imaginable.

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  14. Haaappppyyyyy birttthhhddaaayyyy!!!

    Wow, you must love those HUNKY Hemsworth brother as much as I do because that's two posts about them in a row! Because, clearly, thats what the two posts were about. Duh!

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    1. Thanks for another Haaappppyyyyy birttthhhddaaayyyy!!! That HUNK is starting to become a part-time stalking, all right. Next time he pops up again, I'll send him your way :p Yes, clearly THAT was was my posts are all about. I can see that now.

      I like you too.

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  15. Sounds very misogynistic, I'm going to tell Wonder Woman right away.

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    1. Great. Make sure she spanks me 46 times. After all, it was my birthday.

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  16. Firstly, a very happy birthday to you, Blue!
    Secondly, if the trailer is anything to go by, I shan't be watching the movie. I'm also getting somewhat tired with this feminist bandwagon. Ugh.

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    1. Hey..... Wendy is back! Good to see your um... eye again. And what a beautiful eye it is. I'm pretty sure the trailer equals the movie, i.e. Girlbusters: The Trailer = Girlbusters: The Reboot. I don't mind feminists that are not copycats and have not lost the ability to, you know, meow. Ugh+1.

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  17. I'm going to reboot this little tune just for you Dear Blue

    Blue Birthday

    Today's your special day
    what more can I say
    let's have a celebration
    Happy Birthday
    let's make it jazzy
    sort of snappy
    put on your blue dancing shoes
    I'll sing you a birthday tune..

    chorus
    we're gonna shake those blues
    cause today's your birthday
    we're gonna shake them away
    cause today's your birthday

    Today's your special day
    the day you were born
    let's have a celebration
    Happy Birthday to you
    let's throw in some horns
    percussions and drums
    put on your blue dancing shoes
    I'll play you a birthday tune..

    chorus
    we're gonna shake those blues
    cause today's your birthday
    we're gonna shake them away
    cause today's your birthday

    Today's your special day
    the day you were born
    let's have a celebration
    Happy Birthday to you
    Let's make it spectacular
    wrap it up with best wishes
    fill it with hopes & dreams
    put on your blue dancing shoes


    PS - I sent you an email this morning to wish you a Happy Birthday!

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    1. and if you don't like that version how about this one it might make you smile.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGF4xCpbJk

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    2. Thanks for the song. It's a classy reboot, though I might be biased. Thanks for the email, too.

      Poor Elvis.

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    3. But his music lives on a gentle soul

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  18. Happy birthday Blue!!!

    Funny thing: I liked Ghostbusters when it came out in the 80s. I watched it again last year and thought it was kind of... dumb. ha. That was teenage me versus adult me thinking. So, I can't help but wonder about the smartness of this remake idea. I now think the best thing about Ghostbusters (the original) was the song.

    I think Girlbusters is a terrible idea. It looks like a train wreck. Here's the thing about train wrecks, though. People can't help themselves from watching them, so it'll probably get decent box office sales (at first), followed by horrible reviews, and then it'll completely tank. Ah well.

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    1. Hello Robin. You're so right. And who needs a train wreck anyway? But it might be a train wreck disguised as a cash cow. It smells equally shitty. ;)

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  19. I think it looks pretty awful. Honestly, I don't even know why they made the movie, but whatever. When the reviews say exactly what I think they will, I'll sit back and pretend the movie never existed. Because it shouldn't, eh?

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    1. They made the movie because.... ka-ching!!!! "Yeah, let's do it once again, only this time the men are played by woman and the secretary is now a hunky guy. GRRRRRRRREAT IDEA! Add today's special FX in the mix and we've got a hit, people!"

      No, it shouldn't.

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    2. LOL! *high five* Shame on Hollywood and their lack of new ideas.

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    3. Well, tomorrow I'm gonna subject myself to the Girlbusters. Wish me luck.

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  20. Next you'll announce a female Darth Vader.
    Women in Black - think about it?
    Fish net stockings, part time stalkings.
    That'll make you Blue, sweetheart!

    P.S. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Dixie!

      Happy birthday to me. Where are my M&M's?

      Fishnet stocking? Well....

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    2. Your M&M's? I forgot to get your address from the DezzMeister... pooh!

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    3. Bora Beach... Blue's Condo. That'll do the trick.

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    4. why does she think I'd have your address, Blue?

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  21. Happy Birthday! I might have watched this movie but I don't like those actresses so I doubt I'll like the movie. Maybe instead of remaking a movie they should think of making an original movie. But Hollywood doesn't seem to have an original idea to make.

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  22. If they stick with the original tune I may just be happy.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUE!!!!!!!! I hope you've had a lovely day/week with lots of cake & chocolate & a lil tipple of your favorite bevvie!!!! XO

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    1. No complaints here, AlleyCat. But I admit I was hoping for a ticket to Bora... Maybe next year. ;)

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  23. You'll have to do an actual review after you watch the film to let us know if it was up to snuff. And happy birthday dear friend!

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    1. Being called a dear friend by Rooth makes me blush. Just don't tell anyone for I'm as butch as can be ;) Thanks.

      Well, now I'll have to actually watch the movie and write a review. Will do. I promise.

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  24. I haven't decided if I'll see this one in the movies or wait for the rental, but I do want to see it. It has two of my favorite comedians so knowing me, I'll spend the money to see it in the movies.

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    1. I hope they won't disappoint my friend Elsie or else there'll be hell to pay ;)

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  25. I'm sure it would be fine. I've noticed people watch anything that's put in front of them on a big screen. I don't recognize this world anymore so I just tear tiny fragments off the fringe if I feel the need to absorb .....kinda like taking the wafer at communion.
    Another merry-go-round birthday. They just keep coming around at a dizzying
    speed....faster and faster. Soon, life will be just one big continuous birthday celebration..... like mine. But heck, that is a good thing.

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    1. Another one and another one. I'm just glad to still be around. How are you today?

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  26. I can't imagine them being as good as the original crew, but I'm anxious to find out and hope they are.
    Happy BDay. Enjoy it! Left you a bday message at my place.

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed for you :))

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  27. How can you remake Ghostbusters, period? It's stupid. I'm going to don my Superchick PVC suit and go and have a chat with these muppets...

    Happy birthday Mr. Wonderful. I'm going to drink a Blue lagoon on your behalf this morning in sunny California. Feel that toast, Blue, feel it!

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    1. Period. Full stop. Dot.

      I'm feeling it!

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  28. Happy birthday, Blue! I'm sick of 80s remakes...doesn't anyone have any new ideas?

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    1. Lots of people have new ideas, except for money-grabbing Hollyheads.

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  29. Happy belated Birthday! Hope you had a good one. My son is actually looking forward to the Girlbusters movie. The trailer for it looks pretty comical.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! Good to hear from you. Of course your son is looking forward to it. Let's hope it's a good one.

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    2. she's like seriously belated, shouldn't Sherry play you a violin song to repent?

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    3. I would be honored. She's really good, you know. Of course you know.

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  30. I will withhold judgement until I see it :) it could be great! I am intrigued by the new cast.

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    1. Well, tomorrow's the day, Keith. Wish me luck.

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