R.I.P., Harold Ramis

To-GA! To-GA! To-GA!

To-GA! To-GA! To-GA!

This interview at Shambhala Sun made Harold Ramis seem like a person worth knowing, and not just for his movie work, which included “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Caddyshack,” and “Groundhog Day,” all of which are in the library here at Chez Dog.

Ramis also worked in the Second City comedy troupe; as the joke editor at Playboy; on “The National Lampoon Radio Hour,” which I remember fondly from my stoner days down on Mill Street; and in “The National Lampoon Show,” a revue that followed “National Lampoon’s Lemmings,” which I have on vinyl around here somewhere. Alas, my copy of “Radio Dinner” is long gone.

Here’s his obit in The New York Times.

What a shame he and John Belushi left the toga party so early.

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3 Responses to “R.I.P., Harold Ramis”

  1. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Mr. Ramis has returned to the source. Thanks for the laughs Harold, especially SCTV. It is now OK to cross the streams.

    I have never seen Groundhog Day. I need to fix that this week.

    On a more positive note, 30% chance of rain today, and we have a 60% chance of rain, with significant snow above 7000 feet Saturday afternoon and evening. The Coronado National Forest is a tinder box right now, and this precip would really help.

  2. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Comment directly above is spam.

  3. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Spam has been removed by someone, I assume the Mad Dog.

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