The official spin to this phenomenon out there on the “internets” today is that this is the aftermath of a failed Russian missile launch. Ha! I ain’t seen no kinda missile do that.
But, have you seen Ghostbusters? Remember when Louis, the Rick Moranis character, was possessed by the creepy dogmonster? He became Vince Clortho, the Keymaster. Right? And Dana, played by Sigourney Weaver, was the Gatekeeper, right?
For whom, you ask? Well, let’s let Vince Clortho speak for himself, when Egon (Harold Ramis) asks him what sign he is waiting for:
Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you.
Just then the Bill Murray character, Peter, calls from Dana’s apartment. The following discussion:
Peter: Egon, it’s Peter. I have some news from the world of Gozer.
Egon: (on phone) What is it, Peter?
Peter: I’m here with Dana Barrett. It seems that the Goz’ has been putting some moves on my would-be girlfriend!
Egon: (on phone) How is she?
Peter: I think we can get her a guest shot on Wild Kingdom. I just whacked her up with about 300 cc’s of thorozine. She’s going to take a little nap now. She says she’s the Gatekeeper, does that make any sense to you?
Egon: Some. I’ve just met the Keymaster. He’s here with me now.
Peter: (on phone) Oh, wonderful, we have to get these two together.
(Louis takes a slice of pizza, sniffs it, and then sticks it on his cheek.)
Egon: I think that would be extraordinarily dangerous.
Well, it certainly was. In any event, those two did get together, and when the gate opened to let in this hideous creature there was a weird light show that looked an awful lot like that spiral light over Norway.
Perhaps Gozer attended the Nobel Prize presentation. It seems the most likely explanation. There is your answer, then, Mr. Madrid.
The real question, Mr. Madrid, is this: Do you like Marshmallows? I mean, a whole lot?
P.S. Don’t cross the streams!!