Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Viva Bill Murray!

This is a bit of an interesting turn on the old "be kind to strangers" fable.

New York City bargoer Mike Impollonia and his friends were kicking it at a karaoke bar one recent night, doing their thing. And then they spotted the one and only Bill Murray. They made some smalltalk with him, and graciously invited the legendary actor and his female companions to join them in their room of the bar. Mike and his buddies didn't really expect Murray to take them up on the offer, though. I mean, he's a famous guy out on the town with two chicks. Why would he hang with some young guys he doesn't even know?

Well...because Bill Murray's a bad mother-shut-your-mouth, that's why. From The Chive:
"About 15 minutes later we get a knock on the door... IT'S BILL F@#KING MURRAY! We were all shocked of course but at that point we were already pretty trashed so the party just kept going. He was super nice and they all fit right in. His girl was really cute, and as far as i remember, from Amsterdam. She sang a bunch of random French songs!

At some point he bought us all a round of some weird green drink and wouldn't tell us what it was. I later found out it was Chartreuse some French liqueur made by monks. Apparently you are supposed to sip it ... like an idiot I just shot it down.

The high point was when Bill and I sang a duet of an Elvis song called, "Marie's the Name." Random I know, but so was the night. We were all drinking and dancing and screaming our asses off.

We tried not to make him feel uncomfortable though of course later we all joked about picking the Ghostbusters theme. Amazingly, they stuck around the entire night, about 4 hours. As you can imagine it was all pretty surreal. Something I will never ever forget…Viva Bill Murray!"
Along with this tale at The Chive are several pictures of Mike, his peoples, Bill, and his French-speaking lady friend kicking it NY karaoke style. Sounds like a sick night. I typically hate karaoke, but I think I'd look past that to be able to say I drank all night with Bill Murray.

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