…these men have no dicks. Well, that’s what I heard.
Seriously though – observe a lesson in being too cool for school. As Chad spotted over at GB.net, Kotaku (the gaming wing of the Gawker network of blogs, infamous for their remarkable snark to effort ratio) contacted Sierra to find out why Rick Moranis wasn’t going to be voicing Louis Tully in the Ghostbusters video game.
The brief to the point of flippant Sierra response;
He made so much money off of Honey I Shrunk The Kids that he retired. He just doesn’t want to work anymore.
The snarky to the point of dickitude Kotaku analysis;
Oh. Well. Good for you, Rick Moranis.
Which then turns into a Rick Moranis-bashing free-for-all in the comments. Unfair, and uncool. While the Sierra rep is correct, I can only hope he said much more than that, and that Kotaku cut it down to size, making it seems so glib. If only someone had thought to, you know, maybe ask Rick why he would or would not do Louis Tully every again. Oh wait, someone did. And it’s a lot deeper an answer than “He’s rich and doesn’t want to work.”
[UPDATE] Sorry, Kotaku didn’t talk Sierra, Das Gamer did. They were just reposting and snarking. Like they do. But still… tacky.