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http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/02/24/harold-ramis-appreciation/5782249/

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Very sad, really talented guy. Rip

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Very Sad. He was a funny guy and made some great movies. Watched Groundhog day just a few weeks ago. RIP
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Such a talented man. He will be missed.

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One of the truly unsung heroes of comedy from the 70's onward. His importance is immeasurable. He lives in the land of Gozer the Gozerian now.
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One of the truly unsung heroes of comedy from the 70's onward. His importance is immeasurable. He lives in the land of Gozer the Gozerian now.
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Sorry to see him go. Very warm, very funny and talented man.
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This is a big loss. A lot of people have no idea of how much funny that this guy contributed. I was surprised he was even 69 years old. Time flies. I was going to do something with "giant twinkie in the sky" here but just not feeling it. Very sad.

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First ballot comedy hall of fame.
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First ballot comedy hall of fame.
Absolutely.

He was one of the best....so many comedy classics that have become part of our culture.

I believe his movies will stand the test of time.

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Caddyshack
Stripes
Ghostbusters
SCTV
Meatballs
Animal House
National Lampoon's Vacation
Groundhog Day etc...
BTW, thanx for reminding me of some of these.....
I went over to Amazon and loaded up on the reasonably priced BDs.wink.gif

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This is a big loss. A lot of people have no idea of how much funny that this guy contributed. I was surprised he was even 69 years old. Time flies. I was going to do something with "giant twinkie in the sky" here but just not feeling it. Very sad.

Caddyshack
Stripes
Ghostbusters
SCTV
Meatballs
Animal House
National Lampoon's Vacation
Groundhog Day etc...


First ballot comedy hall of fame.

Some of my all time favorites. frown.gif

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Damn, one of the greats and too soon.

Some of the best comedies of all time, thanks for the laughs Mr. Ramis.


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The man defined comedy for an entire generation


I could shed a tear but the man still fills me with too many laughs for any sorrow

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One of the truly unsung heroes of comedy from the 70's onward. His importance is immeasurable. He lives in the land of Gozer the Gozerian now.

Yep - RIP Mr Ramis, in your honor we are watching Ghostbusters on blu-ray this weekend.
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No one was funnier in our generation, truly a sad day :(



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So sad when I read this. He was involved with some of the biggest comedies of all time. Caddyshack and Stripes are in my top 5 comedies of all time. My buddies and I can go on all day quoting those movies. RIP, Mr. Ramis.

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They sure like to throw the word "GENIUS' around a lot. That adjective was meant for Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, they were the "GENIUSES" of comedy...IMO.

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They sure like to throw the word "GENIUS' around a lot. That adjective was meant for Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, they were the "GENIUSES" of comedy...IMO.

You may want to find a website that chronicles Ramis's portfolio. This guy wasn't just an actor. As a matter of fact, acting was probably his least memorable contribution, although quite good nonetheless. His vision for writing and directing are what set him apart. IMO.

Not trying to bust your balls here, but keep in mind that Charlie, Harold, and Buster were once the young bucks and probably compared in a less than favorable light to their predecessors.
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They sure like to throw the word "GENIUS' around a lot. That adjective was meant for Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, they were the "GENIUSES" of comedy...IMO.

Nah, maybe just the first on film though.

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Nah, maybe just the first on film though.


nah, I'd say he qualifies for genius on at least a half dozen films

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nah, I'd say he qualifies for genius on at least a half dozen films

Groundhog Day is one of the best screenplays ever


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Right. I agree.

My response up above when in response to ancient folk like Charlie Chaplin having exclusivity to the title of 'Genius'. I was saying Ramis belongs in a category that has 'Genius' in it's vocabulary.

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Right. I agree.

My response up above when in response to ancient folk like Charlie Chaplin having exclusivity to the title of 'Genius'. I was saying Ramis belongs in a category that has 'Genius' in it's vocabulary.


And you can just bet the previous generation of vaudeville or whatever comedians were like " This Chaplin hack is taking advantage of these newfangled moving picture thingys. That's not REAL humor. In MY day we knew REAL talent when we saw it!" Grnnnff.


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Harold Ramis is Lead Software Designer for lots of the legacy code in my brain. Godspeed good sir.
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Harold Ramis is Lead Software Designer for lots of the legacy code in my brain. Godspeed good sir.

That's about the best compliment we could give to a writer I would expect.

In my case, that statement is very true as well.

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That's about the best compliment we could give to a writer I would expect.

In my case, that statement is very true as well.

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That's about the best compliment we could give to a writer I would expect.

In my case, that statement is very true as well.

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Like John Hughes this one stings a bit. So much joy and so many lines to fit into daily life. I'll try to avoid being too sappy but I was raised by a single mom and had very little male leadership in my real life and movies filled the void honestly. As kids we would "play" Army and my brother and I would recite lines from Stripes right next to Full Metal Jacket as we abused our GI Joe action figures.
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I'll try to avoid being too sappy but I was raised by a single mom and had very little male leadership in my real life and movies filled the void honestly..
I can see why you and I get along so well....wink.gif

Speaking of Hughes....
After news of the HR death this week, I went out and bought a bunch HR movies on BD and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

Sat down to watch PT&A today.
I remembered when it was first released and how funny everyone thought it was.
Sadly, it doesn't hold up very well.

I watched the first hour and laughed once.

Part of the problem is Steve Martin.
He isn't a very good actor and his constant smirk is distracting as he!!.
It appears he was/is under the impression that simply showing up would illicit laughs (it doesn't).

In addition, the writing isn't there either.
As it turns out, I didn't pay much for it....so now harm, no foul (except I want my hour back).

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