I watched my Faithful Reader remove leaves from our driveway last week using a leaf blower. It was amazing, like Moses parting the Red Sea. But, with the hose in his hand and the pack on his back, he looked like a Ghostbuster. This got me to wondering—if he were a Ghostbuster, which one would he be?
He couldn’t be the token black guy (played by Ernie Hudson), because he deserves a bigger role.
He couldn’t be Egon Spengler (played by Harold Ramis), because though funny, Egon is humorless. My man has a great sense of humor.
So it comes down to Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) or Peter Venkman (Bill Murray). Tough choice. Ray is cute and cuddly, but too much of a child. Peter is kind of a bastard, but in some ways more appealing.
I think ultimately I’d have to go with Peter.
I can’t believe I said that.
I really don’t like Bill Murray.
But then, I don’t like grown men who can’t take care of themselves.
So, Faithful Reader, did I get it right? Is Peter Venkman the Ghostbuster that you most identify with?