So, Bill Murray isn't really my boyfriend, but there were often times I fantasized he was. The span of my crush on Mr. Murray dates back to his days on Saturday Night Live. What made it even more intriguing was my former brother in law's affiliation with one of the funniest men alive. He told us of his days hanging out with Bill at Loyola Academy. There were photographs documenting his claims. A young Bill Murray, in a suit, standing next to my bro by marriage.
As time progressed, my Bill Murray fixation was put on the back burner. Oh, I never stopped adoring him from afar. With stellar performances in Scrooged, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Kingpin, Osmosis Jones, his voice work as Garfield, he was never forgotten. Admittedly, my heart palpatations diminished slightly until ... Lost in Translation. I fell in love all over again. When his Bob Harris sings More Than This to Scarlet Johannson's Charlotte, the intimacy of their relationship is revealed. The movie; awesome. My boyfriend; phenomenal!
While at work yesterday on my break, I looked for something to read. I found a copy of the magazine featured that the top of today's post. Movies Rock is a new mag that had the brilliant idea to feature Mr. Murray on its cover as Elvis. GENIUS! Inside the back cover you'll find the final page featuring the comedic icon. The editors chose to keep it short and simple: They ask Bill the same Tiger Beat questionnaire devised for The Monkees in 1967. Here is the Q & A:
How would your mother describe you in one word? Troublemaker
What is your favorite flower? Columbine
What is the most insane question you've ever been asked? "Bill, can I ask you a question?"
What word in the English language do you wish you had invented? Blubber
Where would you like to live? On the dark end of the street.
What is the first quote that comes to your mind? "Sit down and shut up!" ~ Various
What animal best describes the kind of girl you'd be interested in? Wounded Duck
What do you miss about your childhood? My mom and dad
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Bill Murphy
What is the main fault in your character? Caring about others
Who is your favorite historical figure? Abe Lincoln of Illinois
Describe how you kiss in one word. Semi-sloppy (is that one word?)
If you met the right girl today, would you propose tomorrow? I met her twice, pal.
What in the world do you least desire? My neighbor's wife and lawn.
Why do you think most girls date you? Morbid curiosity
Finish this sentence: "Happiness is a thing called ... " Freedom