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Is Harold Ramis really dead?

Discussion in 'No Golf For You!' started by TEA Time, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Or is it a hoax?
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Why would it be a hoax?
     
  3. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Because he's a comedian and maybe trying to see how fast and far this could go before it was discovered to be a hoax? Get egg on every news outlet's face? I dunno.
     
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    It's being reported in the Chicago Tribune, I don't think it's a hoax. That's more Andy Kaufman style than Harold Ramis.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Yeah, it's apparently true, unfortunately. R.I.P. Egon.

    Andy Kaufman did come to mind, also wasn't another celebrity recently declared dead and everyone freaked out until he tweeted he was alive? I can't remember who that was. It's been done before, and this was rumored to be a hoax... so, whatevs.
     
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    He directed Animal House, Groundhog Day and Analyze This. He was in Stripes, Ghostbusters and a few other movies.
     
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    That seems to be the thing now, fake your death for attention. Last one I saw was Vin Diesel. I saw one too that Kanye west was threatening to leave the US for some reason or another. I say let him go.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Who?
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Most of hollywood wouldn't bother me a bit if we sent them all to another country...hell, take all of SoCal.
     
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    Don't tell me you've never seen Ghostbusters. If you haven't you need to make it a priority to watch, Stripes too for that matter. Two if the best comedies of all time.
     
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    Looked up his picture and know his face...but never knew his name.
     
  13. anonymous golfaholic

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    Didn't he direct or write Caddyshack?
     
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    He directed it.
     
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    You guys just know this stuff or do you have to look it up?

    There's a guy at work that can tell you who wrote/directed/starred/co-starred/filmed/cut the actors nose hairs/etc on just about every movie we bring up and quote 99% of the lines as well. All from memory.

    If you held a gun to my head and said "Tell me the name of a famous movie director or you die". I would be dead. I just can't bring myself to care.
     
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    First time I've heard his name was this morning. I just skimmed over a news article about it. The only thing I pulled from it was Caddyshack. I brought it up because I was surprised it wasn't mentioned here. Was wondering if I was thinking of someone else.
     
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    Besides golf, movies are another passion of mine. After awhile you get to know actors and directors and their work. I can't name every person in every movie, but close.

    FWIW, I haven't seen a really good mind blowing, watch it over and over again movie in awhile.
     
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    Have you seen/do you like Game of Thrones? I enjoyed it enough that I'm reading the books now.
     
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    I like watching movies but I really can't care less about who's in them or who directed them.
     
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    I have heard slit about it but haven't seen any episodes, it's a series right?
     

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