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So my sister's "new" boyfriend is into Ghostbusters. As far as I'm concerned, those were a series of "meh" movies. I understand the "cult classic" thing, but this? I wasn't aware a "Ghostbusters club" was "a thing" at all.
His car's covered in Ghostbusters stickers, he owns a set of overalls like they do in the movies, and a backpack with flashing lights and the whole kit. He's driven from Canada to the States to get that backpack a few months ago, and then again last weekend apparently to get "a better one". Never mind the backpack, the expenses for the trip itself have got to have cost him a few hundred bucks (gas, meals, motel, money exchange, etc). His car's falling apart, so he's taken my sister's car for the trip. He's got a close to minimum wage dead-end job, no money, no ambition that I've ever heard him speak of. Every time he opens his mouth it's to say something about the comic book movie du jour. Not a great conversation piece for myself, and much less my folks.
This is a 50+ year old grown up man with his own grown-up kids...I was going to try to explain the cosplay culture to my dad, but I decided to let him fend for himself.
Where was I heading with this? Not sure. Why Ghostbusters? I don't see the appeal. As per my subject line...don't question hobbies, I guess...
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Yeah...problem is, he's dragging my sister into it. She is old enough to make her own decisions...but I have at times questioned her decision-making process. After all, she is dating the guy (and thinks everything's peachy).
It probably could've been anything.
It's not so much about Ghostbusters as it is about having something to keep you busy.
It's pretty cool to know and collect everything about whatever.
Maybe it's Ghostbusters because he saw it at the movies when he was a kid and back then it truly blew his mind.
If he had seen Star Wars that day he would've been into Star Wars.
I get it though, it's the fun of collecting and the joy when you find a new rare item that you can add to your collection.
People do it with Star Wars, LOTR, Harry Potter, so why not Ghostbusters?
An ex-coworker collected crane models, I collect music and film (although I collect a lot less than I used to).
Being a deadbeat probably has nothing to do with it.
In the twin paradox does the returning twin also come back permanently length contracted flatter than the twin on Earth?
No, but his grammar does get scrambled by his exposure to cosmic radiation.
Is it unusual that English uses possessive for past tense?
No, but it is usual for people who ask such specific questions about a language to be able to speak the language in question.
Are dead worlds a good galactic barrier?
Against what? What have you tried? Show us your code! We are not here to do your homework!
How does Data know about his off switch?
Someone told him and he retained the information.
Does code obfuscation give any measurable security benefit?
It might provide job security for the charlatan that wrote it.
Is the tap water in France safe to drink?
It rather depends on the quantities involved and what you mix with it.
Is it really better for the environment if I take the stairs as opposed to a lift?
Well, it's certainly better for you, you lazy so-and-so, stop looking for excuses!
Should I avoid "big words" when writing to a younger audience?
Only if you wish to patronise the subannuated little elephanters.
How are Aircraft Noses Designed?
In a similar way to the rest of the aircraft.
Can we not simply connect a battery to a RAM to prevent data loss during power cuts?
You sure know how to upset a sheep!
What happens when the Immolation spell is cast on a creature immune to fire damage?
It burns but it doesn't get hurt, I'd have thought. But what would I know from my boring life on Planet Earth?
How many wires can safely be secured in a Marrette 33 wire nut?
If you don't know that, you shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a Marrette 33 wire nut!
Could an American state survive nuclear war?
Alaska, maybe. Rhode Island, probably not. But it really does rather depend on the number and power of the nukes involved, where they're targeted and prevailing weather conditions amongst other things. Do try to be more specific with your hypothetical clap-trap!
Why is technology bad for children?
Because it exposes them to questions like these!
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain