We Weren't Afraid of No Ghosts!

@Corbin5 (116269)
United States
August 13, 2017 3:11pm CST
I am watching "Ghostbusters" right now. It is the first movie that came out in 1984. Our son was born in 1984, and at the ripe old age of three, he was hooked on that movie. He wanted to be a Ghostbuster. I cannot remember which Ghostbuster he wanted to be, Egon, Peter, Winston, or Ray, but he was serious about being one of those amazing fighters of ghosts. Of course, my husband and I had to equip that boy of ours with all he would need to be a Ghostbuster! Thanks to Toys "R" Us, Inc., our son was ready to fight ghosts with the following Ghostbuster necessities: 1. P.K.E. Meter- This meter is used to locate Psychokinetic Energy because paranormal entities are made up of Psychokinetic Energy. 2. The Ghost Trap- This very important piece of equipment served to imprison spirits. 3. Proton Pack- This piece of equipment is crucial to a Ghostbuster. The Proton Pack never runs out of the power that is needed to weaken an entity or to surround an entity with a "cage" to confine the darn thing. 4. Ecto Goggles- These amazing goggles are used to track an entity and also study its readings and locate entities that are invisible. 5. The Uniform- To look professional, and to be taken seriously, the khaki Ghostbuster uniform is a must. The uniform of a real Ghostbuster is loaded with a plethora of essentials, but there are too many to list here. 6. The Slime Blower- Positively charged Psychomagnetheric Ectoplasm is the Slime Blower's ammunition. This ammunition is scarce and the Slime Blower is to be used sparingly. Thanks to equipping our three-year-old with everything he needed to be a Ghostbuster, we never had ghosts inside our house, outside our house, or in the neighborhood! Our son wanted to be Dick Tracy at age 4, and Dick Tracy he became, thanks to good old Mom and Dad.
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39 responses
@garymarsh6 (14429)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 17
I don't think I have ever watched a whole Ghostbuster film
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
The humor in this movie makes it worth watching.
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@TheHorse (72440)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I agree.
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@studylove (2129)
• Canada
14 Aug 17
Same is the case with me
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@Susan2015 (21719)
• United States
13 Aug 17
That is a pretty good movie. It is very funny.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
I love watching it again every so often. I was amazed at how kids were so attracted to that one.
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@JohnRoberts (63191)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Aug 17
Who you gonna call?
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
Our son, the Ghostbuster!!!
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
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@TheHorse (72440)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 John Roberts!
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
13 Aug 17
Those definitely wouldnt be what a 3 and 4 year old would want to be these days. Good job mom.
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
13 Aug 17
@Corbin5 so awesome!
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
13 Aug 17
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@MALUSE (43628)
• Uzbekistan
13 Aug 17
Your son must have been proud to have chased all ghosts away from your house!
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
He achieved hero-status.
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@TheHorse (72440)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I'm glad it worked!
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@gauti2483 (595)
• India
14 Aug 17
Wow this is very great,
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
A fun movie to watch.
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• India
15 Aug 17
@Corbin5 yes carry on
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
14 Aug 17
There may be different opinions about the movie.But I found it fun to watch.You two are always such affectionate parents to your son.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Oh, thank you for your kind words. He turned into such a kind, wonderful man. We only have one child, and he is a dream come true.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
15 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Yes,I do know from reading your discussions about your son.
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@mandala100 (50594)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I really love that Ghostbusters movie in 1984 and I love the plot of the story and how it cinematographic presentation my friend.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
It is a move that is just so much fun to watch.
@mandala100 (50594)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug 17
@Corbin5 You are right my friend very funny movie indeed.
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@snowy22315 (52867)
• United States
14 Aug 17
My son became obessesed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles when he was about that age. He had a pair of boots that had the turtles on and he could name them all!
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Oh yes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became an obsession with our son too. I remember running all over the place one Christmas because he want one particular Turtle action figure.
@andriaperry (58878)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Awww that is just to sweet.
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@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
14 Aug 17
I don't believe in ghost but when I was a little kid I got afraid after watching horror shows but now it seems funny to me
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Yes, little kids can become afraid of a lot if exposed to scary things early in life.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
13 Aug 17
I used to have some of their toys too! I loved Ghostbusters. Me and my brother enjoyed it a lot.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
Yes, so much fun it was for you, your brother, and our son to love all-things Ghostbusters!
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@HazySue (23091)
• United States
13 Aug 17
Well, it sounds like your ghost buster did a good job. Did you watch the new Ghostbuster movie with he women ghost busters?
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
No, I have only seen the first one. I was watching it and the memory came to mind of his desire to be a Ghostbuster. He did a good job.
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@Hannihar (42160)
14 Aug 17
You son is very creative and how old is he now and what did he turn out to be? I also ghostbusters. I am Bill Murray fan. It makes me want to watch it again. Wasn't there a sequel to it?
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Our son is age 33. He is a financial analyst now. However, he started sculpting with metal and wire when he was just a little kid, and his sculptures are incredible. He would rather work on his art, but making money doing that is not feasible.
@Hannihar (42160)
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 So, does he still do the sculpting and work with metal now too?
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@Hannihar Yes, in his free time. When he was in middle school, he wanted a forge in the backyard so that he could heat metals for his sculptures. We had to say no to that.
@just4him (127252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Aug 17
You did have an interesting life with your son.
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@just4him (127252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 He sounds like a wonderful young man.
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@TheHorse (72440)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I'm glad he turned out well! Do you still call him when there are ghosts or other issues to be dealt with?
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse Well, since he is constantly mistaken for Toby McQuire of Spider-Man fame, by children and adults alike, we now use the services of Spider-Man . We are so lucky!!!
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 Aug 17
I'm Laughing so hard right now... Great story. Well told. So.. if you don't mind me asking.... What did your son become?
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
15 Aug 17
He is a financial analyst with a degree in Economics and an MBA in finance/marketing. He is mistaken often for the actor who played Spider-Man, Toby McGuire. Little kids and adults alike think Spider-Man is right before them all the time. Now my husband and I have Spider-Man to come to our rescue. He is the fellow on top being lifted by all 10 of his groomsmen on his wedding day.
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 Aug 17
@Corbin5 lol. Not a super hero job. But he looks like one. I can totally see the ToneyMcGuire resemblance!!!
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@minx267 He just gives the Spider-Man hand signal which delights everyone when they mistake him for Toby.
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
14 Aug 17
I saw that too before it was the best movie for me that time.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
I love that movie. I can watch it again and again.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
14 Aug 17
@Corbin5 i don't think i would love to watch it again even though i remember how good the movie was i can't remember all the details and stories.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@hotsummer Every time I watch it, the clever humor becomes more apparent.
@amadeo (73357)
• United States
13 Aug 17
I have no interest in this and never saw the movie or care to.I know it was a big hit.But pass.Too many good ones out there.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
13 Aug 17
Yes, this one really was aimed more for kids and teens, I believe.
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@amadeo (73357)
• United States
13 Aug 17
@Corbin5 like a bubble gum movie.LOL
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@nanette64 (17955)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Aug 17
We were too poor for all those goodies @Corbin5 so since we lived out in the country, Dad hung Tarzan ropes from several trees. I could do Johnny Weismuller very well.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Wish I could have seen you in action as Tarzan, my friend. Growing up, no goodies for us either, and Dad made kites and skate boards for us since money was incredibly tight. When a couple has only one child, a dream come true by the way, a couple can to a bit more for that one child. Funny thing is, he never asked for anything. I remember when he was working during college summer break, he asked me to lend him some money for gas. I thought the poor guy was going to have a heart attack due to the asking. Oh, Thank you for the funnies my friend!!!
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@nanette64 (17955)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Yeah, we wound up doing some imaginative things as kids. Can you picture that in today's society of kids? Not. You're welcome on the funnies. Ya know I gotta make ya laugh.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
15 Aug 17
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• United States
14 Aug 17
My older son wanted to be a super hero. But not one that already was a superhero, he created his own. I had to make his cape myself.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
14 Aug 17
So glad you made that cape for your son. Being a superhero is very important.
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• United States
16 Aug 17
@Corbin5 He believed his shoes were flying shoes. He had a great imagination! His name was Snoople.
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@Corbin5 (116269)
• United States
16 Aug 17