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Saturday Puzzle Contest: On this day…Ghostbusters released!
Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Okay, so you’re probably thinking my topic is kind of weird, but hear me out.

Coming up with topics on a daily basis isn’t always easy. Yes, I can talk about books, but doing that every day…? Boring. I have guests, so that changes things up. When I’m reaching for a topic, I love to check the calendar for weird holidays because I love an excuse to celebrate. Today’s holiday was VCR Day, and I thought about it, but got nothin’. So, I moved on. Then I thought about the History Channel’s website. Every day, they have a “This Day in History” post, so I headed on over to steal some ideas.

Some of today’s offerings were…

  • Muhammed died (632)
  • Robert F. Kennedy was buried (1968)
  • Apache chief Cochise died (1874)

Those are sacred dates, so I know better than to have fun with them. Then another one popped up.

I remember when the movie came out. I think I was pregnant/giving birth at the time, so I didn’t see it in the theaters, but back in the day, we had HBO and a new-fangled way of watching movies we wanted, whenever we wanted, called a VCR (see how I worked that holiday into here?!). Ghostbusters was one of the recordings we made so we could enjoy it whenever we wanted. When my family went with me to Germany for my second tour there, all those taped movies we’d made were sooooo important! Remember, that was before streaming, and sometimes, we only had one channel, AFN (Armed Forces Network) to watch. The library on post had a ton of classic movies (most in B&W) to check out, and I attribute my love of classic movies to that period. However, it was our library of movies recorded off of HBO that saved our sanity. There were many, many kids’ movies among them…

Anyway, Ghostbusters it is, and I did manage to find an image I could use without getting into trouble with a copyright, so enjoy the puzzle!

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, solve the puzzle, then tell me what classic movies you might have seeing made into a puzzle.

16 comments to “Saturday Puzzle Contest: On this day…Ghostbusters released!”

  1. Pansy Petal
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 9:40 am · Link

    “I’m not afraid of no ghost!” How fun. You did a good job finding a topic for today. I like it. As for a classic movie I would like to see, or have seen, as a puzzle? I had to look this up to jog the grey cells, but 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, and any number of other Disney movies had/have puzzles. Then there is Indiana Jones. Those were fun. I love puzzles. We often had one going when I was growing up.



  2. Anna Marie Flamini
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 11:08 am · Link

    I really enjoy these puzzles



  3. kerry pruett
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Goonies



  4. Colleen C.
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 1:01 pm · Link

    Wizard Of Oz, Gone With The Wind, Gremlins!!!



  5. Jennifer Beyer
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 6:29 pm · Link

    Die Hard would be great as a puzzle. Lots of very recognizable scenes.



  6. Mary Preston
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 6:47 pm · Link

    Gladiator would be a great puzzle I think. I saw Ghostbusters at the cinema, lot of fun on the big screen.



  7. Eileen McCall
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 7:21 pm · Link

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid!



  8. Diane Sallans
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 8:20 pm · Link

    I remember watching Ghostbusters over and over with my 4 year old nephew when he was in the hospital – that was in the days when they rolled in a cart with a tv & VCR – worked great to distract him and pass the time. I haven’t seen the newest one yet, but it’s on my ‘to watch’ list.

    How about Elf – Beetlejuice – E.T.



  9. Shirley Long
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 9:42 pm · Link

    I could go for a puzzle every day. I LOVE THEM!!



  10. BN
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    · June 8th, 2024 at 10:45 pm · Link

    Godfather



  11. Debra Guyette
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    · June 9th, 2024 at 6:13 am · Link

    I love Ghostbusters. I would love to see Jurassic Park/World.



  12. Anna Taylor Sweringen
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    · June 9th, 2024 at 8:06 am · Link

    The movie poster of Star Wars.



  13. Deb Brown
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    · June 9th, 2024 at 8:15 am · Link

    Sound of Music with Julie Andrews in the streets of Salzburg with children singing DO RE MI song. I’m a big musical fan. Where I was stationed we only had Armed Forces Radio no TV and not even sure if we had a theatre at one of my duty stations. Thank you for your service



  14. Beth
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    · June 9th, 2024 at 10:13 am · Link

    For some reason that one took me a little longer than usual.

    Goonies, Star Trek IV



  15. Sara D
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    · June 9th, 2024 at 10:56 am · Link

    Beetlejuice movie poster puzzle was a fun one. And all of the Disney movie puzzles have been favorites.



  16. cindy
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    · June 12th, 2024 at 1:22 pm · Link

    For me, it would be The Godfather, but wouldn’t mind seeing Ben Hur, Home Alone or the original Alien.
    For Ghostbuster fans, a local restaurant does their building for Halloween. Check out the link. It you’d rather search yourself, google Angelos Ghostbuster display.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news/angelos-ii-restaurants-popular-ghostbusters-halloween-display-returns/



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