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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    I'm a noted GB2 hater but I will always, always, always love the courtroom scene

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    JandaruJandaru New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Remember that time I posted a screenshot of a subtle GB reference in the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
    I think this one might be less subtle...
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    Literally one episode later:
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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    A real punch to the gut tonight. I just saw the news that one of the twins who played baby Oscar in Ghostbusters 2 has died.

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    Incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Hank Deutschendorf. The entire staff at Ghost Corps sends our thoughts to his family and friends.

    To make a donation to "Hank's Hope For a Cure" visit:
    https://bbrfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=7096

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    It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my twin brother, Hank. On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, Henry John Deutschendorf II lost his battle with schizoaffective disorder.

    Many people do not know much about Hank. Some knew him as Baby Oscar in Ghostbusters 2 or John Denver’s nephew. Others knew him as a brother, son, martial artist, teacher, uncle, or friend. What people do not know about Hank was that he suffered from schizoaffective disorder. It is a chronic mental health condition which is a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He experienced hallucinations, delusions, depression, and mania. It is a very severe mental illness that usually requires a lifetime of treatment. It is not well studied, so the treatment is largely an estimation based on schizophrenia and bipolar treatments.

    Hank was diagnosed in August of 2008. If you knew Hank before his diagnosis, you knew a young man who was upbeat, healthy, witty, kind, outgoing, and was always ready to stand up for people. Medication curbed the delusions but it did not stop the voices. The side effects of the medication took a toll on Hank. He felt like a zombie, lost his personality, gained weight quickly, slept for twelve hours a day, and had to use all of his willpower just to lift his hand to drink a cup of water. My brother was left with a bandaid for a gunshot wound.

    Hank fought for his life every day. Since his diagnosis, he tried everything to alleviate the symptoms. In his daily life, he used supplements, meditation, strict dietary plans, and exercise regiments. His daily disciplines weren’t enough to allow him to live the life he wanted to live. Other things he tried, to no avail, were homeopathic medicine, herbs, water fasting, acupuncture, aromatherapy, chakra cleansing, affirmations, magic bath salts, CBD, prayer, voodoo, magic spells, parasite cleanses, and more. By the end he had 25 voices, all with different personalities and opinions, but mostly agreeing they did not like Hank.

    Hank would have good days and bad days. He didn't take a real sick day for the past nine years that I can remember.
    Sometimes he would lie and say he was sick because he felt guilty, but I knew he really just couldn’t stand another day on the mat with his voices. He never took a real vacation, other than a few trips with his loving girlfriend. Any day he stayed home was because of his voices and delusions. Sometimes he stayed home because he was manic and couldn’t sleep. Other times he was so depressed he could not leave his home.

    Despite all this, Hank thrived. Our school hit 150, 175, 190 active students over the years. He said he had cognitive problems, but he could still think things through better than me. He trained in multiple styles of martial arts. He earned his third and fourth degree black belt in Kempo, bought his own condo, and found the love of his life. For Hank, it was quality over quantity.

    On June 14th, Hank lost his battle to schizophrenia. Our parents will always remember him as a loving son. His family will remember him as someone who was always there when they needed him. His nieces and nephews will remember him as the funnest uncle who was always ready to play. His close friends will remember how he always helped them look for the silver lining. His students will remember him as a mentor, in martial arts and in life. His girlfriend will remember him as someone who made her feel like the most important person in the world. I will remember him as my best friend, my partner, my brother, and the bravest man I have ever known.

    I will be posting his Memorial Service date soon. It is also very important to me to immediately spread awareness about schizophrenia, bipolar, and suicide prevention. If your first reaction is to ask us what you can do, it’s to help us do everything we can to help others suffering from the same illness as Hank.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    In happier news,

    Playmobile has released Ghostbusters toys.

    I have always been not a fan of playmobile but man. My dad bought most of them just now for my nephew to play with and I just got done assembling them.

    Highlights: The Ecto-1 has full lights and sounds. Two separate buttons turn them on independently. The lights all cycle for about 2 minutes before switching off and the siren goes for about 30 seconds with a wind up and wind down. You can fit four Ghostbusters inside very easily and there are racks for four proton packs and storage in the back for traps and pke meters. The Ecto is very accurate scale wise and seems very sturdy.

    Also the Ecto comes with Winston and Janine who is in her own movie style ghostbuster suit with her own gear and proton pack which is freaking sweet!

    There is a firehouse the Ecto can roll into which looks very similar to the old kenner firehouse. We did not get that yet. It comes with a Janine in GB2 style outfit, Luis, Egon in lab coat, uh someone else. Also there is a slimer with a hotdog stand set.

    These are pretty cool for playmobile.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Some of the dads in my group bought that Playmobile Ecto-1 and a few of the figures plus the Slimer play set and invited me over for the build night. I got some photos and video of it which I can upload later.
    The car is far superior to any toy (display-only scale replica models excluded) that we've seen so far. The wheels are rubber, the lights are all separate pieces and the lights and sounds are spot-on. The gummy silicon slime is a very fun edition as well!

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Some of the dads in my group bought that Playmobile Ecto-1 and a few of the figures plus the Slimer play set and invited me over for the build night. I got some photos and video of it which I can upload later.
    The car is far superior to any toy (display-only scale replica models excluded) that we've seen so far. The wheels are rubber, the lights are all separate pieces and the lights and sounds are spot-on. The gummy silicon slime is a very fun edition as well!

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