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The best Ghostbusters sequel is now free on YouTube

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There’s a new Ghostbusters movie, and it’s a lot of fun in every way. Interesting new characters, some nostalgia, terror dogs, Paul Rudd – Ghostbusters: Afterlife ticks many of the necessary ectoplasmic boxes. Still, it didn’t grab me that much, and that’s not because it’s bad per se, it’s just that the best sequel came out a while ago.

No, I’m not talking about the underrated comedy movie Ghostbusters 2, or the unjustly maligned reboot of 2016. Nor am I referring to the animated series The Real Ghostbusters or the 2009 action adventure game which featured the original cast. This is about when Ghostbusters got darker, weirder and more progressive than it has since, in a 90s show that went in the right direction at the wrong time.

Extreme Ghostbusters gave the ’80s film the Gen X treatment, featuring a younger line of heroes who had to defend New York against forces beyond our comprehension. The ragtag team is rough around the edges but no less dedicated, aided by the vigilant Egon. He leads them against some of the toughest spectral forces ever encountered, of which there are now ten episodes available for free on YouTube.

Two things make Extreme Ghostbusters special: its heartfelt “anyone can be a Ghostbuster” ethos, and the way it embraces the scary side of the series. There’s a lot of real horror in the first two movies, and this show leaned on that, while still remembering being goofy and off-the-wall when the opportunity presented itself.

In this timeline, Egon, Peter, Ray and Winston have retired from busting. All but Egon have completely left psychic research behind, while he now lectures on it to the few who will listen. His students, all four, are given a field assignment to remember when he is defeated by something strange on the subway, and they are given proton packs to save the day.

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As terrifying as the encounter is, the group is excited and designs their own equipment based on all the classic technology to get started full-time. Most have an affinity for it: Roland is all about beautiful new technology, Garrett is a thrill seeker and Kylie loves the occult. The fourth, Eduardo, just took Egon’s class for an easy grade, but comes along for the ride, because who wants to be left out when battling poltergeists?

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They all have different personalities. Garrett has been a spinal cord injury from birth who uses a wheelchair but participates in every bizarre activity he can; Kylie was drawn to the occult by her grandmother, with knowledge equal to Egon; Roland is academically driven with hopes of attending medical school; and Eduardo is a wimp for whom Ghostbusting becomes the target he didn’t know he needed.

Putting on those beige overalls, iconic nameplates and cumbersome particle accelerators means something different to each of them. It’s the chance to stare death in the face, or to put incredibly specific information to good use on the spiritual plane, or to finally do something that seems worthwhile. They come to the line-up just as we approach our love of genre and pop culture, answering and reflecting our fear of the unknown, desire to find acceptance and infatuation with the dark and fantastic.

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The alien adversaries put such devotion to the test. Mythological figures such as the Golem and the sea dragon Lotan are made lively and ethereal by the brilliant mid-90s colors and well-defined line work. Jersey Devil acts as a mascot for cryptids, and if Ghostbusters ever wants the kind of success Venom achieved from 2018, the producers will go all out for that particular subset of monsters.

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Every now and then something crazy appears, such as when the gang faces a leprechaun. But that’s all more than offset by clowns making people laugh and people’s bones being stolen. Strange, existential body horror permeates the show, right down to the disturbingly soft outro. The Ghostbusters on the big screen have always saved the day, here you rarely feel much comfort.

Which leads to what’s potentially a better watch than my headline: Ghostbusters suits TV more than film. No disrespect to Zuul or the pink gunk, but they pale in comparison to the breadth of goblins, ghosts, nightmares and impossibilities in the 40 episodes of Extreme Ghostbusters. Monster-of-the-week formatting with more character development makes for more well-rounded terror, this was evident in The Real Ghostbusters, and it’s being further realized with this follow-up.

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Anyone can defeat ghosts, and sometimes the most difficult tasks fall on the most unlikely of heroes. By the end of one season of Extreme Ghostbusters, Roland, Kylie, Garrett, and Eduardo should become legends in the field. Well, to me they are, and now some episodes can be watched on YouTube, maybe they’re getting what they deserve. But if the unceasingly charged Afterlife suggests anything, it’s that other Ghostbusters fans and I have very different answers about who we’d want to answer the call when something strange is going on in our neighborhoods.

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The Colorado Springs area and much of the Front Range will be under a red flag warning of a high fire hazard on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

The weather alert started at 7am and lasts until 5pm. The Weather Service reported gusts of 40 mph along the Interstate 25 corridor early Sunday with higher gusts in the mountains.

El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Fremont and Douglas counties are included in the red flag warning of several other counties. It is expected to remain windy throughout the day, likely 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph, in the Pikes Peak region.

Colorado Springs can expect a high of 61 on Sunday, the weather service says, with an overnight low of 16.

Stormy conditions continue on Monday with a high temperature near 36.

On Sunday, Colorado Springs entered its 208th straight day with no measurable snowfall since mid-May. The longest stretch without snow in Colorado Springs lasted 236 days in 2012 and 1946, according to the weather service.

'120 Meteors Per Hour' Possible During Dazzling Meteor Shower Visible in Colorado

Colorado Springs broke the record for last measurable snowfall after no flakes fell last Thursday.

Here’s a look at the rest of the week ahead, according to the weather service.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high of almost 48. North-northwest winds 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon south-southeast.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, peaking at almost 57. West-southwest winds 10 to 25 mph.

Thursday: 10% chance of showers after 5pm Mostly sunny, with a maximum of 56. West winds 10 to 25 mph in the morning south.

Friday: Chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, peaking at almost 44. Northerly winds around 25 mph.

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Before household names dominated McDonald’s and Burger King, Wimpy was the favorite burger joint in the UK.

The restaurant brand originated in Bloomington, USA in 1932, and the first restaurant in Britain, serving the country’s first-ever hamburger meal, opened in 1954 at Lyons Corner House in London.

By 1970, Wimpy was a worldwide favorite and had more than 1,000 outlets in 23 countries around the world, including Nottingham’s Broadmarsh Centre.

Nottingham’s restaurant is now long gone, along with the Broadmarsh Centre, so we’re left with nostalgia and of course that old favorite of eating a burger with a knife and fork.

This retro menu takes us back to the heyday of Wimpy’s 70s, Chronicle Live reports.

Check out some of the tasty favorites and crazy prices from the era: Wimpy Burger 16p; Wimpy Cheeseburger, 21p; and Wimpy Kingsize, 31p.

And what about the meals? A Wimpy Grill sold for 36 pence; a Wimpy Special Grill was 41p; and the top of the range Wimpy International, including steak and all the trimmings, was 51p.

One item on the menu that people will especially remember was the Wimpy Bender – a deliciously spicy sausage curled around half a tomato.

Elsewhere, a Whippy — the brand’s own milkshake — was 17 pence, while a knickerbocker glory could be yours for 25 pence.

It’s worth remembering, of course, that if these prices seem ridiculously cheap, the median weekly wage in 1976 was £70 for a man and £45 for a woman.

But the market was about to change.

In 1974 there was a new kid on the British fast food bloc – the American giant McDonald’s, with the brand reaching the Northeast in the mid-1980s.

Crucially, McDonald’s sold their burgers and fries over the counter, and Wimpy, who used traditional table service, was forced to give in.

Later, the arrival of Burger King brought another major competitor and the number of Wimpy’s in the UK gradually declined.

Nottingham’s Wimpy store is sadly closed in 2019 at the Broadmarsh Center.

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Amazon is offering new Epic Daily Deals today including a super $5 off book promotion, LOL Surprise!, Barbie, Instant Pot 6 Qt (50% off), PlayStation Games (up to 50% off), Airpods (3rd Gen), Melissa & Doug toys (up to 55% off), robot vacuums, LifeStraw, headphones, 50% off select Fire TV Sticks, Echo, Blink cameras and more!

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* New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) are on sale for $149.99 (reg. $179.99)

* Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), HD streaming device is only $19.99 (reg. $39.99)

* The newest version of the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) is on sale for only $24.99 (reg. $49.99)!

* Barbie Color Reveal Surprise Party Set with 50+ Surprises: 1 Doll, 1 Chelsea Doll, 2 Pets, 6 Color-Change Activations, Accessories & More, Dance Party-Themed Set is on sale for $27.99 (reg. $49.99) – 44% off

* New 1-day Epic Daily Deals and Lightning Deals every day HERE including these on Dec. 5:

Tom’s of Main products are up to 57% off including toothpaste for adults and kids, mouthwash, deodorant and more!

Native Deodorant is on sale up to 44% off

Osmo Educational Kits and Games are on sale up to 48% off

Select top eBooks are on sale starting at $0.99

KODAK Mini Digital Film & Slide Scanner – Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to 22 Megapixel JPEG Images is $103.99 (reg. $149.99)

Fire TV Device Deals

* All the Fire TV Sticks are on sale starting at $17.99 at Amazon.com HERE!

Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote Lite (no TV controls), HD streaming device is only $17.99 (reg. $29.99)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), HD streaming device is only $19.99 (reg. $39.99)

The newest version of the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) is on sale for only $24.99 (reg. $49.99) at Amazon right now!

The older version of the Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) is on sale for only $24.99 (reg. $49.99) at Amazon right now!

Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) is on sale for $34.99 (reg. $54.99)

Fire TV Cube, Hands-free streaming device with Alexa, 4K Ultra HD is $79.99 (reg. $119.99) – this is the same price as Black Friday 2020!

* Insignia NS-32DF310NA19 32-inch Smart HD TV – Fire TV is on sale for $149.99 (reg. $199.99)

Fire Tablets

* Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1″ 1080p full HD display, 64 GB) is on sale for $94.99 (reg. $189.99) – 50% off at Amazon.com HERE!

Echo Device Deals

* Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa is on sale for only $19.99 (reg. $39.99) – 50% off at Amazon.com HERE!

* Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa and with Sengled Bluetooth Color bulb is only $19.99 (63% off) at Amazon.com HERE!

* Echo Dot (4th Gen) smart speaker with Alexa is on sale for $29.99 (reg. $49.99)

* Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 are on sale 45%-47% off starting at $44.99 at Amazon.com HERE!

* Echo (4th Gen) With premium sound, smart home hub, and Alexa is $59.99 (reg. $99.99)

* Echo Show 8 Sandstone with Blink Mini Indoor Smart Security Camera, 1080 HD with Motion Detection is on sale for $64.99 (reg. $144.98 – 55% off) at Amazon.com HERE!

Security Cameras, Doorbells and Systems

* Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080 HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, Works with Alexa is on sale for $19.99 (43% off) at Amazon.com HERE

* Blink Indoor – wireless, HD security camera with two-year battery life, motion detection, and two-way audio – 1 camera kit is $49.99 (reg. $80)

* Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera, two-year battery life, motion detection, set up in minutes – 1 camera kit is $59.99 (reg. $99.99)

* Blink Outdoor Camera + Echo Bundles are on sale up to 58% off at Amazon.com HERE!

* Arlo smart security devices and Arlo with Echo bundles are on sale up to 40% off

Electronics

Headphones

* JBL Headphones and Earbuds are on sale up to 50% off!

* Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) with Wired Charging Case is $109 (reg. $159)

* New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) are on sale for $149.99 (reg. $179.99)

* Jabra Bluetooth headphones and earbuds are on sale for up to 52% off

* Sony Headphones and Earbuds are on sale up to 56% off

* Razer Gaming Headphones, Controllers, Mics, Mouse, various Video Game Accessories are on sale up to 50% off

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Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers

* Introducing Amazon Halo View fitness tracker, with color display for at-a-glance access to heart rate, activity, and sleep tracking on sale for $49.99 (38% off)

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TVs, Streaming Devices & Speakers

* Roku Express | HD Streaming Media Player with High Speed HDMI Cable and Simple Remote is $19 (reg. $29.99)

* Multiple TCL TVs are on sale up to 40% off including the All-New Toshiba 65-inch 65C350KU C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV, Released 2021 for $529.99 (reg. $719.99)

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Laptops, Chromebooks, Computers, Routers, Monitors, Computer Accessories

* Logitech Gaming Accessories, mouse, keyboard, headsets are up to 50% off

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Smart Plugs, Bulbs, Switches, Thermostats

* Kasa Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb, Filament A19 E26 Smart Light Bulb, Soft White 2700K, Dimmable, No Hub Required, Compatible with Alexa & Google Assistant is $9.99 (41% off)

* Kasa Smart Dimmer Switch 3-Pack, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Light Switch Works with Alexa and Google Home, UL Certified,, No Hub Required is $44.99 (40% off) at Amazon.com HERE

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Phones and Phone Accessories, Charging Products

* Up to 64% off Otterbox Phone Cases

Vacuums & Air Purifiers

* BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum, Cordless is $69 (reg. $99.99)

* eufy by Anker, BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim), Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Super-Thin, 1300Pa Strong Suction, Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Cleans Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets is $137.98 (40% off)

* eufy by Anker, RoboVac G30, Robot Vacuum with Smart Dynamic Navigation 2.0, 2000 Pa Strong Suction, Wi-Fi, Compatible with Alexa, Carpets and Hard Floors, Ideal for Pet Owners is on sale for $169.99 (reg. $319.99 – 46% off)

* iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging is $179 (reg. $274)

Kitchen

* The Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Pressure Cooker is on sale and in stock for only $59.99 (reg. $119.99) at Amazon.com HERE! That’s 50% off!

* Instant Pot Pro 6 Quart 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Grain Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Sous Vide, Yogurt Maker, Sterilizer, and Warmer, 6 Quart is on sale for $79.95 (reg. $129.99)

* Lodge Skillets are on sale including the Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron 8-Inch Skillet for $12.90 (reg. $19.25) and the Lodge 10.25 Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet for $17.90 (reg. $26.68)

* NFL Drink Coasters 4-Piece Stainless Steel, Laser-Cut Team Coaster Set – Carolina Panthers are $14.29 (43% off) – there are other teams available as well starting at $14.29

* Dash Mini Waffle Maker for Individual Waffles Bunny shape, is $7.99 (reg. $9.99)

Toys, Games, Crafts & Puzzles

* Barbie Career of The Year Music Producer Doll (12-in), Colorful Orange Hair, Trendy Tee, Jacket & Jeans Plus Sound Mixing Board, Computer & Headphone Accessories is on sale for $9.44 (reg. $14.99)

* Barbie Extra Doll #7 in Top, Shorts & Furry Shrug with Pet Pomeranian, Long Pigtails with Rainbow Hair Ties, Outfit & Accessories, Multiple Flexible Joints is $15 (reg. $24.99)

* Barbie Doll and Pet Boutique Playset with 4 Pets, Color-Change Grooming Feature and Accessories is $19.99 (reg. $29.99)

* Barbie Color Reveal Surprise Party Set with 50+ Surprises: 1 Doll, 1 Chelsea Doll, 2 Pets, 6 Color-Change Activations, Accessories & More, Dance Party-Themed Set is on sale for $27.99 (reg. $49.99) – 44% off

* There are many Barbie Dolls and playsets on sale starting at $7.94 at Amazon.com HERE!

* VTech PJ Masks Super Owlette Learning Watch is $10.82 (reg. $17.99)

* VTech PJ Masks Time to Be A Hero Learning Tablet is on sale for $14.82 (reg. 21.99)

* LOL Surprise! Movie Magic Dolls with 10 Surprises Including Limited Edition Doll is only $6.59 (reg. $10.99)!

* LOL Surprise OMG Movie Magic Studios with 70+ Surprises, 12 Dolls Including 2 Fashion Dolls, 4 Movie Studio Stages, Green Screen & Accessories is on sale for $81.99 (reg. $135.99) – 40% off

* Just Dance 2022 for multiple gaming systems is 40% off

* Buffalo Games Jigsaw Puzzles for adults and kids are on sale up to 76% off starting at only $5.50 at Amazon right now! You’ll find themes including nature, animals, castles, oceans, summertime, cities, landmarks, country themes, fantasy, maps, floral, Star Wars, Pokeman and many more. See all the puzzles at Amazon.com HERE!

* Many Melissa & Doug playsets, puzzles, building blocks, puppets, flashcards and more are on sale for up to 50% off at Amazon.com HERE!

* Playstation Games are on sale up to 50% off HERE!

* Imaginarium Toys are on sale up to 60% off including train tables, dollhouses, blocks, playsets, activity cubes and more

Outdoor, Sporting Goods, Tools, Garden, Auto, Home Safety

* LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness is $12.99 (reg. $29.95) – 57% off!

* LifeStraw Personal Water Filter 2 pack for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness is $25.98 (reg. $39.95)

* Wind Chimes are on sale up to 57% off starting at only $6.99!

* DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Drill / Driver Kit, Compact is on sale for $96.95 (41% off)

* DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Drill / Driver Kit, Compact, 1/2-Inch with 14-Piece Titanium Speed Tip Drill Bit Set is $113.93 (44% off)

Misc. Home & Gifts

* Pure daily care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser& Essential Oil Set – Ultrasonic Diffuser&Top 10 Essential Oils – 400ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings is on sale for $33.95 (51% off)

Books

* “Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience” Hardcover released November 30, 2021m by Brené Brown is on sale for $19.48 (reg. $30)

* Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” Hardcover book is on sale for $11.98 (reg. $27) – 56% off!

* Brain Quest Workbooks for grades K-6 are on sale up to 57% off starting at only $5.62 (reg. $12.95)

* If Animals Kissed Good Night Board book is on sale for $4.44 (reg. $7.99)

* I Love You to the Moon and Back Board Book is on sale for $4.28 (reg. $7.99)

* Where the Wild Things Are Paperback Book is on sale for $5 (reg. $8.95)

* The Wonky Donkey Paperback Book is on sale for $5.28 (reg. $7.99)

* Where the Crawdads Sing in Hardcover by Delia Owens is on sale for $12.40 (reg. $26)

* A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance) in Hardcover by John Grisham is on sale for $11.91 (reg. $29.95)

* Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook in Hardcover – Illustrated by Ina Garten is on sale for $19 (reg. $35)

* See all the current Best Selling books at Amazon.com HERE.

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* Kindle Unlimited Offer Get 30 day free trial of Kindle Unlimited or 6 month for $30 (reg. $59.94) at Amazon.com HERE!

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These deals are available for a limited time and may end at any time. They were valid at the time the list was created.

Deals of the Day

There are multiple new Deals of the Day and hundreds of Lightning Deals (which only last a few hours or until they sell out) on Amazon every day. See them all at Amazon.com HERE.

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Gift Guides

You will also be able to shop from Amazon’s biggest selection of gift guides, including the following:

* Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

* Customers’ Most-Loved Gifts Guide

* Holiday Toy List

* Fashion Gift Guide

* Home Gift Guide

* Electronics Gift Guide

* Beauty Gift Guide

* Sport & Outdoors Gift Guide

* Small Business Gift Guide

* Handmade Gifts Guide

* The new Holiday Prep Shop including decor, fashion, bakeware, tablesettings, treats and more for Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and other seasonal celebrations

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Prime Members get free Amazon Fresh 2 hour delivery (with min. purchase) on groceries, wine, beer, Amazon Devices, toys, games, crafts, decor and more!

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