Bill Murray played Bill Murray over the weekend when he crashed a bachelor party in Charleston, SC and gave some awesome relationship advice (video here). He was spotted at a steakhouse by one of the party guests and invited to come upstairs and give a speech, which he politely declined. A couple minutes later, he walked into the room and said:
“Listen here, I’m gonna give you all advice, cause it’s too late for this one… here’s what I recommend to you. If you have someone that you think is The One, don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay let’s make a date, let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world. And go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of, and if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
Yes, yes, yes. Do this. Do what Bill Murray says. Just in general, do whatever Bill Fucking Murray says (DWBFMS).
No Pants May 27, 2014, 3:13 pm
I have a Bill Murray coloring book and it’s amazing.
LlamaPajamas May 27, 2014, 4:59 pm
I didn’t know he had a coloring book, too! Every little thing he does is magic.
No Pants May 27, 2014, 5:02 pm
It’s a collection by a bunch of different artists called Thrill Murray. I was on the waiting list for it for 6 mos, but it was worth it. I tend to make copies of each illustration because I want to keep the actual book for a million years.
Diablo May 27, 2014, 3:15 pm
I had been led to believe that he would only receive total consciousness on his deathbed, but my source may be unreliable. Gunga gulunga!
Taylor May 27, 2014, 3:24 pm
lets_be_honest May 27, 2014, 3:26 pm
He’s awesome! I love that.
p.s. I met Bill Murray once!
muchachaenlaventana May 27, 2014, 3:27 pm
what? that is so amazing. I love Bill Murray so intensely.
lets_be_honest May 27, 2014, 4:49 pm
It was brief and uneventful really. His son was playing my school’s basketball team so I met him at the game. My affair with Hugh Jackman though…that was amazing and not brief or uneventful.
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 3:50 pm
Tell us all about it! I’m a sucker for celebrity encounters, no matter how brief. Spill it.
ktfran May 27, 2014, 3:54 pm
Ooh, AP, he was at Pop’s once while I was there. It was a few years ago after I first moved here. Some couple was celebrating an engagement so he hung with them a bit.
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 4:42 pm
Super cool! I’ve met only a few famous people: Hillary Clinton, Mel Gibson, James Wood, Dar Williams (met her at her own concert and invited her to coffee after and she said yes – I did not expect her to say yes!!), Henry Thomas (duh), … Shit, this is a pathetically short list! And the first two – Hillary and Mel – were just like me yelling “Oh hi!” that got me like a “oh hey” back. Kind of. At least with Hillary I also told her I loved her which got me a heartfelt “thank you” back from her. I need to meet more famous people, people!! How is that possible that that’s it? I’m surely forgetting someone.
rachel May 27, 2014, 4:50 pm
I haven’t met anyone famous. Apparently Steve-O from Jackass was at the resort where Ross’s work thing was last weekend. He saw him in a breakfast line.
lets_be_honest May 27, 2014, 4:50 pm
Rosie O’Donnell complimented Lil’s hula hooping skills once!
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 4:55 pm
How did that happen? Like, did Rosie just mosey on by while Lil was hula hooping?
lets_be_honest May 27, 2014, 4:59 pm
Haha, yea, all of a sudden she was just walking through my backyard. It was really weird.
No, her kids were hula hooping in the “contest” at a fair near our town (she lived nearby). Some woman next to me said something like ‘wow, she’s really good. is she your’s?’ and I turned to her and it was Rosie.
Cassie May 27, 2014, 7:56 pm
I’m beginning to think you’re some secret celebrity… maybe that’s why you don’t post your picture on Facebook.
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 4:53 pm
I have SEEN a few others, I guess. I saw what-his-name – the brother on Everybody Loves Raymond at brunch once; I saw Charlize Theron at a premiere in London (so beautiful in person; and bigger than I expected her to be); oh wait, and I’ve run into a lot of politicians in Chicago – Rahm, Jesse Jackson, oh and that really weird encounter with Blago where we were staring at each other for what was an uncomfortably long time so I gave him a thumb up but then he thumb’d me up and that was so awkward. … Oh and Oprah I saw her at the gym a couple of times and I saw Julianna Rancic (sp?) at the gym once. But that’s it! I need more celebrity encounters in my life.
rachel May 27, 2014, 4:59 pm
See now you’re just bragging. “Oh, I’ve only seen like a dozen celebrities, that’s nowhere near enough!”
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 5:16 pm
haha, well there, that’s IT! And most of those are just politicians and I didn’t really “meet” them. I stand by what I said: i need more celebrity encounters in my life.
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 5:16 pm
I mean come on, BGM saw Shia NAKED. he wins.
Lyra May 27, 2014, 9:41 pm
Not to mention you made out with Elliot from ET. NBD.
kerrycontrary May 27, 2014, 5:08 pm
I haven’t met any *celebrities* but my famous encounters are all war-reporters on TV. And the archivist of the united states. Nerd alert.
othy May 27, 2014, 5:30 pm
I was excited when I met the surgeon general. Nerd unite 🙂
Banana May 27, 2014, 11:30 pm
Yeah, I’ve met a ton of famous political types and senators and journalists, but no Hollywood celebs. And the politicians don’t seem as glamorous or famous when you can literally bump into them on the street all the time, living and working near the Hill. Um, at a book signing I got Neil Gaiman to kiss me on the cheek once!
othy May 28, 2014, 12:07 pm
Sososososo jealous of your kiss from Neil Gaiman. Othello’s getting a signed copy of Ocean at the End of the Lane for his birthday 😉
othy May 27, 2014, 5:29 pm
Making out with someone famous counts double, for the record.
CatsMeow May 27, 2014, 5:31 pm
I met Adam Carolla (ugh), Joel McHale, Wil Wheaton, Linda Blair, Jensen & Jared, Ernest (as in Ernest Goes to Camp), Chelsea Handler, all of The Killers except Brandon (sigh), and….that’s all I can think of right now.
Addie Pray May 27, 2014, 6:57 pm
What was Chelsea like in person?
CatsMeow May 27, 2014, 7:23 pm
My cousin had bought tickets to a book signing she did before her stand-up in St. Louis. She arrived late, but we were early in line so we got to see her. She just wanted to get through it as quickly as possible and wouldn’t really talk to anyone. i mean, I know you gotta keep the line moving and stuff. But then the line dissipated and so she left before her scheduled signing time was up so i heard that a lot of people who had already paid for autographs didn’t get to see her!
Roxy_84 May 27, 2014, 10:45 pm
I once made out with a dude that exactly like Wil Wheaton, except with a sleeve (of tats). Then like 3 years later I was walking to comic con with friends and one of the girls points to a guy on the street and goes “oh my god I think that’s Wil Wheaton!”. But nope, it was the guy I’d made out with.
lets_be_honest May 28, 2014, 12:19 pm
Oh my god I almost forgot to brag about smoking with Scott Weiland!
iwannatalktosampson May 27, 2014, 7:39 pm
I met Larry the Cable Guy once… he does not talk the way he does on the comedy specials in real life… and he’s really normal and his wife is adorable.
I recently met Josh Wolfe! At his comedy show. I was sitting in this weird area that was like front row but on the side? And the way the venue was set up there was only two rows on that side… and me Colin and my friend were the only 3 people in our row and there was no one behind us. Anyway at the beginning of the third opening guys act Josh discreetly walks behind me and sits down – and I catch him out of the corner of my eye and get SO EXCITED that I spill my entire rum and coke all over myself… and then he’s like shhhh don’t draw attention to me I’m just trying to watch the show. And in my head I’m like… uh good fucking luck with that I just spilled a drink all over myself. Anyway I met him again after the show and he made fun of me. It was nice.
bethany May 28, 2014, 12:28 pm
I stalked DMB at the Four Seasons for the past 2 years and got to meet Stefan Lessard (he hugged me!) and Boyd Tinsley. I waved at Carter and shook Tim’s hand.
And one time while waiting in line in the parking lot, Dave’s tour bus drove right next to my car, and he was just sitting on the steps, and he totally looked at me, and he smiled and waved. And then I hyperventilated, cried and called my mom.
I also met Hillary. And we were wearing the same outfit. It was weird!
Kate B. May 27, 2014, 4:30 pm
We should always do what Bill Murray says. The man is a genius.
Nina May 27, 2014, 5:38 pm
I feel like Wendy should create/sell DWBFMS merchandise for the site! :D…. is that legal?
Portia May 27, 2014, 7:31 pm
Very timely advice, I’m in Asia with Bassanio right now, flew through a country that had a military coup recently.
Bittergaymark May 27, 2014, 8:12 pm
Bill offers up solid advice. The sad reality is that the rigors of travel rather quickly reveals most people to be miserable, abject idiots… Indeed. Very few people would EVER get married. 😉
CatsMeow May 27, 2014, 8:24 pm
It makes me wonder if more people should spend the money on the around-the-world trip to test compatibility rather than for an extravagant wedding.
bittergaymark May 27, 2014, 8:35 pm
Weddings are such a waste of money. The tragedy of this is compounded by that fact that — truth be told — two out of three weddings are absurdly tacky affairs….
bethany May 28, 2014, 1:52 pm
Man, now I wish we would have done that!
Traveling with someone is a huge test on a relationship (and friendship, too!).
Nookie May 28, 2014, 5:35 am
To be honest, reading that I wondered who in the world I could do a round the world trip with and still want to be around them, or them want to be around me.