LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2014 — With June 21st kicking off Summer and July 4th celebrating our awesome smack down of the former British Empire, this is the time for fun. Nothing says fun like Bill Murray.
In a world that can often be depressing, laughter is the best medicine and very few people have brought so much laughter and fun to so many people as movie star and former Saturday Night Live alum Bill Murray.
As a way of thanking this man, a new list has now been created in his honor. While most lists are released in December, Summer is all about fun,and fun is a large part of what makes the United States the greatest nation on Earth, hence our summer debut, and weak homage, to Mr. Murray.
Include your reasons they deserve this honor, and if not someone we can find on Wikipedia, a photo or YouTube video link! If response warrants, we might even come up with a prize or two. But probably not. But if we do, make sure we can contact you.
So why Bill Murry, you might ask?
- In recent weeks Murray crashed a bachelor party and gave sound advice to the groom.
- A couple years back he stopped by an ordinary kickball game and asked the players if he could join in.
- He may be the only man to be given a citation for drinking and driving with a golf cart as the vehicle. This was in Europe, and he paid the fine, posed for pictures, signed autographs, and promised not to drink beer while driving a golf cart in Europe again.
- While movie lines are scripted, Murray comes across as a man who could believably say or do his characters’ things in real life. In “Caddyshack,” he went to war with and attempted to kill all the gophers after mistakenly thinking he was told to kill all the golfers.
- “Meatballs,” “Stripes,” and “Ghostbusters” brought more fame, but his very best and perhaps most underrated movie was “Quick Change.” He dresses up as a clown and robs a bank solely to finance his escape from New York City.
- Every time something goes wrong, he exclaims, “God I hate this town.”
- Murray is Chicago to the core, cheering on his beloved Cubs. When Michael Jordan retired from the Bulls to play baseball, Murray “retired” from the entertainment industry to play basketball.
- In “Space Jam,” Murray contributed far less to the basketball victory than Jordan but far more in humor.
- In “What About Bob,” Murray the mental patient drove Richard Dreyfuss the psychiatrist crazy.
- “Groundhog Day,” like “Quick Change” was Murray at his nastiest funniest.
- He recently walked up to a man eating in an airport restaurant, took a french fry from his plate and said “no one will believe you.”
- Any skit from the second season of Saturday Night Live – particularly this skit:
The Bill Murray awards are not just for comedians.
They can be people in politics, sports, arts and leisure, and all other walks of life.
Mowing the grass may not be entertaining, but watching Murray operate a lawnmower could be entertaining. So thank you for the laughs, Mr. Murray. Your tribute for 2014 will be complete once all nominations are received and evaluated.
Welcome to the 2014 Bill Murray Awards.
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