Fantastic Ghostbusters goalie mask hits NHL

Well, we assume it’s hit the NHL. There’s more info online about the mask than the player. But as we understand it, John De Santi, goalie for the Ottawa Senators, is the proud owner of this custom painted goalie mask, titled Dr. Venkman versus Slimer. Painted by David Gunnarsson, the helm features a New York skyline, Mr. Stay Puft, no-ghost logo, Venkman (drawn from the Stripes poster, it looks like), an ecto-cooler-esque Slimer, and a whole lot of pink slime.

I can only hope it will make it onto Hockey Night In Canada someday soon.

Big ups to Dan Gladwell for the heads up!

AZGBs spread the Xmas spirit!

Christmas time means Ghostbusters teams cheering up kids! Here’s an email I got from the Arizona GBs;

On Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, the Arizona Ghostbusters made their annual holiday visits to the local children’s hospitals to deliver toys collected in the toy drive held earlier in the month. For the toy drive and these visits the Arizona Ghostbusters teamed up with the local Children’s Cancer Network. The toys are distributed to children undergoing treatment at each of the hospitals.

Our first stop of the morning was at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This was actually our 3rd visit to this hospital. We stopped by the outpatient wing and set up the toys in a meeting room. Children came in one at a time to pick out their toys. If they didn’t find something they liked we gave them a gift card.

Our second stop was at Cardon’s Children’s Medical Center. At this hospital we set up the toys and a Christmas tree in the playroom. Here the children were told we were coming ahead of time so the were coming out of their rooms and followed us to the room or were already there anxiously waiting for us.

I have too many stories to tell from these visits. We look forward to these visits all year round. They are both the greatest and hardest events we do each year. It is so unbelievably hard to see children in the hospital at any time of the year, but especially during the holidays. We all had emotional moments, I choked back tears several times, but you realize that while some of these children are in going through alot, you really are brightening up their day, if even for a moment, and that’s why we were there and that’s what we did. I can’t express what a great feeling that is. We worked hard to collect these toys and we got to see a happy kids walk away with them. We’d like to thank the hospitals and the Children’s Cancer Network for allowing us to make these visits.

Nice work, gang. Check out their visit photos here!

Weaver says Murray is up for GB3

Once it became slightly more clear that Dan Aykroyd’s cheerleading, while essential to the continued existence of Ghostbusters as a franchise, is often potentially in the realm of “say anything to keep things alive and people talking“, I figured talk of Ghostbusters 3 would be few and far between.

Imagine my surprise when Sigourney Weaver, promoting her new Lifetime channel movie – Prayers for Bobby – had something interesting to say about The Sequel. As in previous comments, she talks broadly about the state of the script and specifically about her wish/desire that Oscar be one of the new Ghostbusters – all comments that have been of limited use in the past. But she did specifically speak about talking to Bill Murray at his infamous Spike Scream Awards appearance;

I just saw Bill Murray at the Scream Awards, and he said we’re gonna do it, but I’m not sure. I think no one’s really read a script. But I’ve talked to Ivan Reitman. He definitely wants to do it. There was a script that was being rewritten as of about a year ago. The one thing I said is that I’ll do it if Oscar, my little son, can be a Ghostbuster, and I think he liked that idea.

If a genuine comment on Murray’s part, it’s a small bit of hope to keep us warm over the holidays.

Not a creature was stirring, not even this thing. Name The Ghost Contest!

Created by Dapper Dan Schoening and James Cereal Geek Eatock for the special Thanksgiving comic that was included in IDW’s Ghostbusters holiday trade paperback as a bonus story, this creepy creature never really got a name… until now!

Dan, James and Proton Charging want to give you something to do over the holiday break – come up with a suitable name for a ectoplasmically reanimated roast turkey. Once you have a corker, email it to us – Dan and James will pick their fav and the person that submitted the name will win themselves some original sketches from Dan’s IDW comics, a signed copy of the trade paperback, and some extra Ghostbusters swag from Proton Charging!

You’ll have until New Years Eve to get your best answer to us.

Good luck and have a great Christmas break everyone!