Around 1985 or 86, when I lived in New York City, I went by myself to see the movie Stop Making Sense featuring the Talking Heads. Afterward I headed towards home, walking along something like West 57th in Midtown. And the streets were fairly deserted. I saw a man walking by with his arms around two women. I didn’t really take any notice until after they’d passed, when I heard him sing “Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999” – sung in the lounge lizard style Bill Murray used on SNL. Then, as I looked over, I recognized him from his walk and build, though I never saw his face. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that it was The Man Himself.
If you saw the FSU/Clemson game yesterday, you might be thinking that Bill Murray is not that great at making sports predictions (the Seminoles killed Clemson 51-14); but he’s always my pick when it comes to beating up sports broadcasters.
And, like all good things should, there’s an animated .gif (via SBNation):
We’d like to thank Ricky for the following story.
I met Bill Murray only once in a peculiar, chance meeting.
Although I rarely go downtown in Toronto, as it’s just too busy and hard to find a parking space, one day in 2002 I went to see a visiting friend who was staying at one of the big hotels (I think it was the Sheridan).
Going into the lobby, there was quite a few people milling about and I had no idea why. It turned out that it had something to do with the Toronto Film Festival. Many there were well-dressed and wearing tuxedos, while I had on shorts and a t-shirt. Continue reading
We’d like to thank Samantha for the following story.
It was a cold January Friday and a few of my best friends from the College of Charleston were in town to share my birthday and a sorority sister’s at the same time, a yearly ritual. After trying to score a last minute reservation at any of the nameable Charleston restaurants, we settled on a college favorite, The King Street Grille.
The restaurant was not too busy but the hostess brought us upstairs. We sat down and what do ya know? Bill Murray was sitting right next to us with a blonde, tan skinned woman. Continue reading