Tobin's Spirit Guide


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/26/tobins-spirit-guide.html


#2

What do you think, @TobinL?


#3

Wrong Spirits. Heading back to the lounge.


#4

I’m boycotting it, on account of them gender swapping all the ghosts! Plus I’m being unbelievably insufferable on Facebook and Twitter, so no change there.


#5

Can we send this back in time to my teenaged self who, even though he knew Ghostbusters was fiction still searched in vain for Tobin’s Spirit Guide?

When I learned Dan Aykroyd was influenced by his own family’s history with ghosts and spiritualism I assumed it was a real book. This would have saved me a lot of condescending snickers from librarians.


#6

I go with what @wisconsinplatt said… wrong kind of spirits.


#7

I’ve had my own copy of Tobin’s Spirit Guide since 1991.


#8

Ghostbusters by West End Games, the only RPG I could play with my Grandparents.


#9

I called the phone number more times than I rightfully should have.


#10

Wait, Tobins’ spirit guy BY Ray Stanz and Egon Spengler?

Did somebody not understand that was supposed to be an old book that they were using as a reference and not a book they wrote?

Isn’t this a bit like releasing a Necronomicon by Dexter Ward?


#11

I was hoping for Amon Tobin. But then, I usually am.


#12

Right! Or at least could have made it “updated additions by Stanz and Spengler”


#13

Are there entries from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon? Like Samhain or the Boogeyman?


#14

Yeah. I thought this was super cool but that kind of spoils it.

So close!


#15

According to a review I read: films, toon, comics and video game all got sourced.


#16

Last I read (which was several months ago), he was working on a new album. Can’t wait. ISAM (the album and the tour) was incredible, even by his standards.


#17

Yeah, and there’s a picture of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in the upper left of the cover. Someone really didn’t understand how “in-universe artifacts” work.


#18

He had the Dark Jovian EP last year, which was nice by normal standards but nowhere near the brilliance of ISAM. I think he’s got it in him to get up there again though.


#19

I’m ready to believe you!


#20

For a minute I thought it was some sort of joke on the lost spirit of the Tobin Tax.