I am well aware this awesome mash-up of the Ghostbusters theme song and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” is old and has been around the block. However, it is awesome, and needs to be shown in case some people, like me, haven’t seen it yet; and besides, if I run something late, it’s not my fault but yours for not sending it to me earlier. Way to drop the ball on this one, guys. Good thing JPyke finally picked up the slack.
But the real reason I’m running it is for one of those nerd discussion points I like to bring up every so often — did the Dan Ackroyd nearly receiving a blowjob from a ghost sequence upset anyone else as a kid? Man, it did me. Admittedly, I was an awful little goody-goody as a child, but this thing went far beyond sexualizing a movie that didn’t need sexualizing. First of all, it sexualized Dan Ackroyd, which is vastly disturbing even when he was in his ’80s prime. Second of all, I still can’t watch this scene without being terrified that this time the ghost will pull his dick out, and I’ll have to see Dan Ackroyd’s erect penis. If the ghost was somehow visible, that would be a tiny bit comforting, since it might cover up things a little, but no, the ghost is totally invisible, so all we’d see is Ackroyd’s dick, swaying in the breeze. I’m actually getting upset just thinking about it now. And a little nauseous.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.