Sick of Kimye? This news is the perfect palate cleanser: Bill Murray, who has a charming way of popping up in the most ordinary of places, was the surprise toastmaster at a Memorial Day weekend bachelor party in Charleston, S.C. The actor has a home in the area and owns the Charleston Riverdogs minor league baseball team. When some Boston College alumni saw him dining at a local steakhouse, they invited him upstairs to celebrate the waning bachelorhood of their engaged pal, E.J.
Murray rebuffed them at first, according to Deadspin — but just as they were about to give up, the man, the myth, the legend waltzed in and imparted some wisdom about life and love. Since E.J., who’s scheduled to be married on June 14, is already committed, Murray directed his remarks towards the flabbergasted men in the room who are still looking for Ms. Right. “You know how funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living?” he said. “Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they’re for the uncommitted.”
The room erupted with giddy delight, though one surmises Murray could’ve received a similar response for anything he uttered, even gibberish like “Gunga galunga. Gunga gunga da gunga.”
But Murray took his task seriously. “If you have someone that you think is The One … take that person and travel around the world,” he suggested. “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.”
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If that wasn’t enough for E.J., Murray then led the group in hoisting him over their shoulders. All I can say is the strippers that inevitably followed had a tough act to top.