In praise of Bill Murray



Bill Murray was invited into a stag party this week (he was having his tea next door). He gave a speech. It is quite magnificent:

"You know funerals are not for the dead, they're for the living?" the actor told the group in a video posted by Deadspin. "Bachelor parties are not for the groom." They are for the guys who are unmarried, he said to applause and howls of approval.

Murray then encouraged everyone except the groom not to think in their "ordinary mind" and simply plan a date and do the marital deed with a person that might be "the one."

Rather, he recommended, "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."

See a video of the speech here