lotr 30 day challenge (30/30) → favorite quote: many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. can you give it to them? then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.
Sad news from the comedy world as yesterday we learned of the passing of the legendary comedic writer, director, and actor Harold Ramis. He is a man largely responsible for some of the biggest and most memorable film comedies of all-time that include National Lampoon’s Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, National Lampoon’s Vacation and Groundhog Day. Of course most of us will forever remember him in the role of Dr. Egon Spengler (a man whose hobbies included collecting “molds, spores and fungus”) in the iconic 1984 film Ghostbusters. Ramis of course was no stranger to the NYPL as you can see in the photo above from the day of the Ghostbusters film shoot at the Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street. To purposely (mis)quote Dr. Peter Venkman at the end of Ghostbusters: “See you on the other side Mr. Ramis.” You will be missed.
Comedy actor, writer and director Harold Ramis is best known for the 1984 film Ghostbusters, which he co-wrote and starred in along with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Ramis had co-written and planned to star in the long-awaited Ghostbusters III — but did not get the chance. Ramis died Monday in Chicago from an autoimmune disorder. He was 69 years old.
Ramis co-wrote Animal House, Meatballs and Stripes. He co-wrote and directed Caddyshack, and directed Murray in Groundhog Day.
Today, we remember Ramis with excerpts from a 2005 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross:
"I played a lot of weasels, a lot of cowards; sweating cowards was my thing. I used to play like hippies and, like, counterculture guys, and [John] Belushi kind of took that over, so I moved into the coward role. … The other thing I would always play was the character called "specs" or "the professor." I’d play the brainy guy, which I ended up doing, of course, in Ghostbusters.”
image via US Magazine
(EDIT: The Ghostbusters sign hangs inside the firehouse, as the FDNY only places things outside the firehouse when a firefighter has died.)
A page from the Arabic version of Kalila wa dimna, dated 1210 CE, illustrating the King of the Crows conferring with his political advisors.
Holy freaking canoli.
why you do this gavin
Funniness aside can we talk about how sherlock calms down the moment he sees john
WHERES THE TEA
one month into the semester, and zee is officially done w life
Life is hard man.
STOP BEING SO ADORABLE GOSH DARN IT
POTATO POTATO POTATO
I have never seen so much excitement over a potato in my life.
POTATOES ARE EVERYTHING
This is ME.
I feel like this is a very accurate representation of Anqa responding to potatoes in the dorm. @scarfheadproblems
“To operate within the matrix of
power is not the same as to replicate uncritically relations of domination.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUDITH BUTLER!
Circle of Geertgen tot Sint Jans
The Tree of Jesse
Oil on panel
"Pictured here symbolically is Christ’s family tree. It grows out of the sleeping figure of Jesse, forefather of a line of kings that included, according to tradition, Solomon, David, and Jesus. The branches are filled with the kings of Israel, among them King David with his harp. At top, the Virgin is enthroned with the Christ Child on her lap."
Description and image taken from the Rijksmuseum’s website.
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