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Bill Mothereffing Ghostbuster Murray
June 21, 2012 5:42 AM   Subscribe


 
The dude knows how to give a speech.
posted by gwint at 6:24 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I didn't know old Bill was so into baseball. This of course makes me like him even more.
posted by allkindsoftime at 6:32 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I want to be just like Bill Murray when I grow up.

I actually, amazingly met him a couple of years ago, while I was smoking with some friends outside a bar on the upper west side, and got to say hi and talk to him for a few minutes. He ended up standing next to me. No way I would've approached him otherwise, that would've been rude especially in NYC, it's just not cool, and he was pretty much who you see in that video. I told him about a small play I'd seen him in downtown (The Guys at The Flea Theater), in 2002. He'd played the part of a fire chief who'd lost his entire fire team at the towers on 911. I complimented him on his performance, which he completely nailed. Than he began to riff a bit on me and my friends, we were wide-eyed with awe...he even just went over and gave a big friendly bear hug to this one girl in our group who looked like she was going to pass out..

Just a sweet awesome dude.

/Yes, humblebrag etc...
posted by Skygazer at 6:37 AM on June 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Shut your mouth, that sportcoat is a thing of beauty.
posted by The Michael The at 6:41 AM on June 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


This thing we call "Bill Murray" is actually an ancient trickster god, merrily spreading mirth and benign chaos to subvert the po-faced anti-fun authority figures that rise in every age of humanity.
posted by Etrigan at 6:52 AM on June 21, 2012 [13 favorites]


Sure he likes baseball! He owned part of the St. Paul Saints when the Northern League launched in 1994, and he came to some games.

I remember one game where he threw out the opening pitch, rearing back at the last second to try to throw it over the announcer's box. Later that day, he was in the concourse concession stand selling beer, then came out and talked to people. (I said Hi and then swooned like someone hit on the head by a fly ball.)
posted by wenestvedt at 6:53 AM on June 21, 2012




Bill Murray, American philosopher.

For a change, I'm not being sarcastic.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:59 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hideous Sports Coat

You are in error.
posted by enn at 7:02 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I told him about a small play I'd seen him in downtown (The Guys at The Flea Theater), in 2002. He'd played the part of a fire chief who'd lost his entire fire team at the towers on 911.

A friend of mine was the stage manager for that production and confirmed Bill is a swell guy. (She also told me - you know that orange camo shirt he wears in that one scene in Lost in Translation? That was his own shirt. He wore it to a few rehearsals and such, and so when she saw it in the movie, all she could think was "Oh, god, THAT thing.")
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:06 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


A while back my son was watching a golf tournament on TV and for some reason Bill Murray was playing in it. As far as I could tell he was the only celebrity. Every single time he made a put about fifty guys watching would all yell out "Ish in da hole!" as if they were the first people to ever think about doing that to Bill Murray.

I don't think I've ever felt so bad for a celebrity in my entire life. I'm sure he's used to it by now but if he'd gone on a rampage that day I wouldn't have blamed him. Bill Murray is obviously a better man than I am.

I hope I never run into him because if he didn't rub my shoulders, follow me to my house to do some dishes, let me film a slow motion walk with him, or otherwise do something Bill Murrayish, I'd end up being disappointed.
posted by bondcliff at 7:08 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did Salman Rushdie introduce him in that video?
posted by wenestvedt at 7:09 AM on June 21, 2012


...a golf tournament on TV and for some reason Bill Murray was playing in it.

He plays in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am annually, and in 2011 with pro partner D.A. Points actually won the thing. He's a decent golfer I think, but on top of that he throws the other players off with his attire.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:12 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


but on top of that he throws the other players off with his attire.

Just when I thought I couldn't love Bill Murray more, I find out he basically plays golf in a ghillie suit. Amazing.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:17 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Carl Spackler really could've used a ghillie suit.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:46 AM on June 21, 2012


Well, I mean, it really has to give you the psychological edge over the competition when your opponents look over and just see your floating head and a pair of hands holding a golf club.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:17 AM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


He lives his life in public. A saint or incredibly lonely. He instructs us.
posted by pdxpogo at 8:24 AM on June 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


The funny thing is, I'm pretty sure my dad had that jacket.
posted by pxe2000 at 10:09 AM on June 21, 2012


I bought a patchwork madras blazer a few years ago after I found one on sale from LL Bean. It's been sitting in my closet the entire time never seeing the light of day. Sometimes after I have a few scotches in my belly, I threaten to wear it outside but I never make it past my front door. I think I just like knowing that it's there waiting to be worn if the proper occasion ever arises. Or maybe tequila.
posted by cazoo at 10:41 AM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey wait. At the 3 minute mark, he talks about a benevolent guide's hands over expectant eyes before the enchanting reveal. Isn't that similar to the mythology about his random public appearances?
posted by methinks at 1:32 PM on June 21, 2012


Hey wait. At the 3 minute mark, he talks about a benevolent guide's hands over expectant eyes before the enchanting reveal. Isn't that similar to the mythology about his random public appearances?

Some believe they have uncovered clues to the truth about Bill Murray, and they are the ones who are furthest from divining his nature.

/koan
posted by gompa at 4:32 PM on June 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Whoa. The Murray we can talk about is not the eternal Murray?
posted by methinks at 5:27 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Murray that may be murrayed is not the murray Murray.
posted by howfar at 9:41 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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