Bill Murray, meet the biddies. Biddies, meet Bill Murray.
Bill Murray loves his alcohol. He’s notorious for finding his way into random Brooklyn ‘Hipster’ parties. He loves meeting and drinking with young people. Possibly because we are the ones who have been watching his movies, paying for his lavish lifestyle (let me pretend that I’m important, just for a minute). Maybe because young people know how to have some drunken debauchery, and aren’t confined by marriage, children, or ‘true’ responsibilities to enjoy a drunken night out – or four – on the town. Either way, Murray has been finding himself in many drunken situations throughout the past couple years. You already knew that.
Take for instance this video he took recently for Moonrise Kingdom, giving a drunken tour of the set all the while holding a glass of “Sailor Jerry…it’s a spiced rum.“
Some people may find this offensive. A man in his early 60s, (my father’s age) getting drunk all the time?!?! How dare he! Alcoholism is a disease and it’s bad to enjoy drinking with women who could be your granddaughters. I certainly don’t associate with those people, but all I can do when I think of Bill Murray is compare him to Ernest Hemingway. Sounds crazy? Hear me out. Both men were great at portraying love, loss, and alcohol. Both men have worn grizzled beards. Both men have a deranged, morbid sense of humor. And, well, they both seem(ed) like they’re kind of lonely people. Hemingway had his hunting and fishing trips, his escapades to foreign countries, where surrounded by multitudes of people, he would still become self-involved and borderline self-obsessive. I can only wonder if Murray is the same way.
It’s not like these allegations are anything new. Stories of Murray’s ridiculousness have been finding their way to the media since before 2008. But Murray is no longer just a man, and his two new movies will prove that. He is a myth. He is a legend.
And he’s a hot mess.
I hope to one day not remember drinking with him. It will be the greatest day of my life that I didn’t know happened.
If you believe this website, you can drink some of Bill Murray’s favorite drinks. Dare I say a Bill Murray themed party is in your future?