EconPop takes a look at the economics of Ghostbusters


Starring comedian Andrew Heaton, EconPop takes a surprisingly deep look at the economic themes running through classic films, new releases, tv shows and more rom the best of pop culture and entertainment. Heaton brings a unique mix of dry wit and whimsy to bear on the dismal science of economics and the result is always entertaining, educational and irreverent. It’s Econ 101 meets At The Movies, with a dash of Monty Python.

In this episode of EconPop, Andrew discusses Ivan Reitman’s classic paranormal comedy Ghostbusters. Subjects include entrepreneurship, subjective value, regulatory interference, and ectoplasm!

For more videos, be sure to check out their YouTube page.

Video: Opening night at Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Gallery

Wish you could have atteneded the opening night of Gallery 1988′s Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show? No reason to fret, as the nerds over at Nerdvolution.com have posted the below recap video:

I’d also suggest checking out Nerdvolution.com for a full write up on the show.

Also be sure to head on over to Ghostbusters 30th for more information and upcoming art show dates.

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder ends his search for a “rare” Ghostbusters item on Toy Hunter

Longtime Ghostbusters fan and WWE Superstar Zack Ryder was featured on this past weeks episode of Toy Hunter. Ryder, who we’ve talked about on the site countless times (alright… six) was looking to track down an Ecto-Charger Pack from the Real Ghostbusters toyline.

Click the above image to watch the video

Paying $375 for a mint in the box toy from the eighties? Woo, woo, woo… you know it!

 

Video: Louisiana Ghostbusters premiere new fan film

The Louisiana Ghostbusters just released their brand new fan film! Check out the backtory below, then scroll a bit further to watch!

This project began in the spring of 2012, was shot in late 2012, previewed in 2013 at Alabama Phoenix Festival, and with the blessing of the Twin Cities Ghostbusters is now ready for release. It is our introduction to a well-established fan film universe which ties in some of the major players dabbling in fan films and web series, and a labor of love from a few fans of Ghostbusters who wanted to have a little fun over a weekend or two.

We’re planning to pick up from this with a stand alone fan film series of our own which we’ll work on this summer. Enough talk. Ghostbusters fans, we are proud to present our fan film, “Louisiana Ghostbusters.” Special thanks to Ice Park Productions and Ghostbustin’ 911 for sharing Will and Kat with us for a day and allowing us to tie in our plans for a short film to your established world. Also thanks to Adam Schwartz and the crew of Alabama Ghostbusters: A Web Series for letting us use this project and your show to bridge these and other projects together into a cohesive world of fan fiction we lovingly refer to as the GBFCU (Ghostbusters Fan Cinematic Universe.)

Be sure to check out more of the Louisiana Ghostbusters on either their Facebook page or website.

Ontario Ghostbusters release new video for their proton pack raffle

Face it, you want a proton pack. Heck, you NEED a proton pack!

The good news? The Ontario Ghostbusters want to help with their proton pack raffle giveaway!

The OGB’s sent in the below video, further hyping up the raffle.

For those out of the loop, the Ontario crew will be raffling off a proton pack at this years HUGE Fan Expo Toronto convention. Tickets start as low as just $10 each, with proceeds going to help out Sick Kids Toronto!

For more information on the raffle, click here, or if you’d like to go ahead and buy some tickets, we’ve got a link for that too.

Ernie Hudson comments on the passing of Harold Ramis

TMZ caught up with a visibly shaken Ernie Hudson outside of a terminal at LAX. Hudson, always a professional, commented on the passing of Harold Ramis:

“Harold was the glue. There wouldn’t a ‘Ghostbusters’ without Harold Ramis. Harold Pulled it together,” Hudson told TMZ. “And I know I probably wouldn’t be in the business had I not had the chance to work with Harold at that time in my career. He taught me a lot, not overtly by trying to teach me, just watching him work and how he dealt with things. He will be missed.”

When asked about another Ghostbusters, Ernie responded with “There can’t be another Ghostbusters without Harold. There can be another Ghost-something, but it won’t be… that was always my fear, that… you know, something would happen before we all got together.”

The Ontario Ghostbusters want you to WIN a proton pack!

The Ontario Ghostbusters are proud to announce a major fundraising initiative in support of Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. The team is giving a lucky Ghosthead the opportunity to win their very own proton pack! Not only that, but the winner will get an invite to join the group for a day at a Comic Con in 2015. A secondary prize of an OGB prize pack which includes, among other things, a hot beverage thermal mug and balloon for the kids.

Tickets are available to purchase right now!

As seen in the above picture, you can grab 1 entry for $10, 3 for $20 or 10 for $50!

For more information or to order tickets click here!

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