1. Harold Ramis was the master of the smart dumb-movie, which he could only make because he actually was one of the smartest guys around – he could fence, speak Greek, joke about Trotsky, and do the ritual drumming he learned attending Robert Bly’s men’s groups. Like [Bill] Murray, he was always more serious than people originally supposed.

    — John Powers on the late Harold Ramis 

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  1. 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 Credit: Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection

    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 IIIbut 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 Credit: Columbia/courtesy Everett Collection

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    RIP

  1. Remember Ned, Bill Murray’s annoying friend from high school in Groundhog Day?

    Am I right, or am I right, or am I right? Right? Right? Right?

    Tomorrow’s show: character actor Stephen Tobolowsky, who has a new memoir The Dangerous Animals Club.

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    Fresh Air

    Groundhog Day

  1. Posted on 2 February, 2012

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    luciwithani:

Happy Groundhog Day!

He’s clearly not listening to NPR. [Related: Bill Murray on Fresh Air]

    luciwithani:

    Happy Groundhog Day!

    He’s clearly not listening to NPR. [Related: Bill Murray on Fresh Air]

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  1. Posted on 1 February, 2012

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    derekeads:

38 Days of Groundhog Day: Every day that was shown in the film illustrated by Derek Eads

Pre-gaming for tomorrow. View in High-Res

    derekeads:

    38 Days of Groundhog Day: Every day that was shown in the film illustrated by Derek Eads

    Pre-gaming for tomorrow.

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  1. The More You Know (Aboout Canada): Canada’s official winter weather watcher is Wiarton Willie, an albino groundhog in Wiarton, Ontario, where the 5-day Willie Festival begins today. Hit songs include “Silly Willie” and “Don’t Touch My Willie.” (via esteemed editor TBB)

    The More You Know (Aboout Canada): Canada’s official winter weather watcher is Wiarton Willie, an albino groundhog in Wiarton, Ontario, where the 5-day Willie Festival begins today. Hit songs include “Silly Willie” and “Don’t Touch My Willie.” (via esteemed editor TBB)

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  1. The NOAA analyzes years of groundhog data and finds….well….”no predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of this analysis.” View in High-Res

    The NOAA analyzes years of groundhog data and finds….well….”no predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of this analysis.”

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