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4 November, 2016

I Want Some of What Bill Murray’s Got

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I read that Bill Murray turned 66 on September 21st, eight days after my 55th birthday. I learned that important statistic immediately following a discussion with my wife about “Khaki Dad Shorts” and how I have decided to not be that dad, not any longer at least. You know the one I mean? The tube top socks-with-sandals, golf shirt and khaki-shorts-wearing dads that graze the manicured lawns of our great nation (I’m not sure what dad’s in Scandinavia wear).

Crap, just realized I totally dressed like a dad today.

Crap, just realized I totally dressed like a dad today.

I Want Some of What Bill Murray’s Got

The news of Murray’s birthday caused me to ponder why he has managed to stay so cool and relevant among such a wide age demographic? His own age seems to play no factor other than he seems to become more and more hip the older he gets. We’ve all heard the mythology of how he has no agent or manager and that to get him to work in your movie you have to call an 800 number and just maybe he will call you back. We’ve read about how he shows up in random places such as restaurants, bars, bachelor parties and left people with “Bill Murray” stories to tell their grandkids. Stories which have been repeated over and over so much that in a strange way they’ve outshone his body of work, so far at least.

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Let’s face it, you and I will never be a Bill Murray. However, I do think he offers the rest of us middle-agers a ray of hope. Let’s face it; he’s not a gorgeous man. Clearly, no Botox has touched that face. Most of the time when he appears on television or in photos he looks tired and almost always disheveled. Perhaps his lack of appearing to care about certain things and his apparent scoffing of movie star traditions are part of the attraction? Is he so cool because he doesn’t care if he’s cool? The problem with that way of thinking is that if the rest of us embrace it we’ll wind up working on our lawns in khaki shorts, golf shirt, and sandals with tube top socks.

 

Tequila shots with BILL f—King Murray. Read all about it via the link in my bio ☝️☝☝☝☝☝☝

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I wonder if he would be that cool if he wasn’t a star. What if he worked at Lowe’s or was your dentist? I don’t have the answer but I will continue to fantasize that he would be every bit as cool.
Hoist up your khaki’s and click this link to read the Huffington Post article about Murray showing up to bartend at a bar in Brooklyn:

MAXWELL STRACHAN Bill Murray tends bar at 21 Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York.

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Bill Murray tends bar at 21 Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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