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2020-08-16 1:26:19 AM  
#14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?
 
2020-08-16 3:11:37 AM  

johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?


Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.
 
2020-08-16 5:32:07 AM  
When has anyone on this site ever been afraid to ask about Bill Murray?
 
2020-08-16 5:56:20 AM  

johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?


Also accepted: just sticking with the first part.
 
2020-08-16 6:31:12 AM  

The Perineum Falcon: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.


It's not like we ever wanted to see Spengler and Venkman team up again. No, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties and friggin' Bedazzled were so much better uses of their intervening years!
 
2020-08-16 6:47:23 AM  
Just go watch The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man
 
2020-08-16 7:10:35 AM  
It's only one part of his life, and I won't pretend I follow his personal life closely, but he's somehow affiliated with The Chive, which is a wretched hive of scum and villainy.  Seriously, the site went full emboldened Trumper frat bros, while posing as a charity do gooder comedy site.  So, he has that going for him.

/Haven't visited the site in years, maybe they cleaned up their act?
//Still not giving them clicks.
 
2020-08-16 9:10:06 AM  
10 pounds of MaryJane at O'Hare airport in 1970 and he didn't end up at Joliet until about the time of the Blue Brothers filming. Known drug mule, the rich always slither through...
 
2020-08-16 9:11:28 AM  
I don't understand the "internet cool" thing with this guy?

I've liked a handful of his movies.  I don't know him personally but every story I hear he sounds kinda like a jerk.

Why is he on t-shirts and car window stickers?
 
2020-08-16 9:55:38 AM  
My favorite movie of his will always be The Razors Edge. I enjoy him in others, but Razors is, to me, perfection.
 
2020-08-16 10:09:17 AM  

The Perineum Falcon: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.


I kind of see where Murray was coming from.  The timing wasn't right, with how his personal life was going.  A lot people have those times, and Ramis was probably a close, personal friend.  And during that filming, Ramis broke that trust.  Murray comes off as a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, even in character.  I don't know too many comedians that can play the crazy funny stuff he's done, and still do some of the deepest, contemplating roles that he's done in later years.  The only thing he can't really do is play a bad guy.  His whole career, and now, I don't think he can play an actual evil man.  But he has the biggest emotional range I think I will ever see.  Well, he was quite evil in Kingpin, but in a rather funny way.
 
2020-08-16 10:22:44 AM  

lack of warmth: The Perineum Falcon: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.

I kind of see where Murray was coming from.  The timing wasn't right, with how his personal life was going.  A lot people have those times, and Ramis was probably a close, personal friend.  And during that filming, Ramis broke that trust.  Murray comes off as a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, even in character.  I don't know too many comedians that can play the crazy funny stuff he's done, and still do some of the deepest, contemplating roles that he's done in later years.  The only thing he can't really do is play a bad guy.  His whole career, and now, I don't think he can play an actual evil man.  But he has the biggest emotional range I think I will ever see.  Well, he was quite evil in Kingpin, but in a rather funny way.


Well said and probably close to 100% accurate.
 
2020-08-16 10:41:01 AM  
 Every time I go past a restaurant with outdoor seating I just want to walk up and take the hot sauce, right in front of the diners. "No one will ever believe you."

And I'd be right. Who steals hot sauce from an occupied table? Even if the guy were twice my size he'd be so bewildered that I'd be far around the corner by then.
 
2020-08-16 11:27:42 AM  

johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?


That's pretty much their business
 
2020-08-16 11:31:50 AM  

Crewmannumber6: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

That's pretty much their business


I don't think it's Ramis' business anymore

/welcome to Fark?
 
2020-08-16 11:39:24 AM  
I've always been a huge Murray fan.

After I got out of the Army I was working at CVS while I pretended I was going back to school. He came into the store one day while they were filming Moonrise Kingdom to get a specialty med for his son. We didn't have it we would have to order it as we'd never had a patient on it before.

He proceeded to go off like asshole Venkman would. The girl dealing with him at drop off got the whole thing, I was filling and just feeling bad for her.

Then he went around town doing his buying people shots and "no one will ever believe you" thing.

Still like his movies, but he's obviously pretty farked up in the head.
 
2020-08-16 12:47:51 PM  

buntz: Why is he on t-shirts and car window stickers?


Because there are dorks out there thinking that Murray is obscure enough to make them cool.

It's the equivalent of putting a Tom Cruise sticker on your car.
 
2020-08-16 12:56:38 PM  
I will watch a Tom Cruise movie and sometimes enjoy it, but Scientology is a cult.
I will watch any actor and judge the work, not giving a fark about how they act In public life, unless its genuinely unpleasant.
Same with musicians, I can listen to Zeppelin and not steam about cultural appropriation.
I rewatched Stripes two nights ago after 20 years, it made me laugh out loud.
Get off Instagram and enjoy the art.
 
2020-08-16 1:07:42 PM  

Unikitty: lack of warmth: The Perineum Falcon: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.

I kind of see where Murray was coming from.  The timing wasn't right, with how his personal life was going.  A lot people have those times, and Ramis was probably a close, personal friend.  And during that filming, Ramis broke that trust.  Murray comes off as a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, even in character.  I don't know too many comedians that can play the crazy funny stuff he's done, and still do some of the deepest, contemplating roles that he's done in later years.  The only thing he can't really do is play a bad guy.  His whole career, and now, I don't think he can play an actual evil man.  But he has the biggest emotional range I think I will ever see.  Well, he was quite evil in Kingpin, but in a rather funny way.

Well said and probably close to 100% accurate.


He owned Kingpin and does not get enough credit for that role.
Kingpin - Bill Murray Improv Clip - Blu-ray
Youtube 90JcqGVrz1o
 
2020-08-16 1:12:46 PM  

scotchcrotch: buntz: Why is he on t-shirts and car window stickers?

Because there are dorks out there thinking that Murray is obscure enough to make them cool.

It's the equivalent of putting a Tom Cruise sticker on your car.


I thought it was a Chive thing.
 
2020-08-16 1:15:23 PM  

scotchcrotch: buntz: Why is he on t-shirts and car window stickers?

Because there are dorks out there thinking that Murray is obscure enough to make them cool.

It's the equivalent of putting a Tom Cruise sticker on your car.


I feel like the internet just takes things and runs too far.  Bill Murray, bacon, zombies, Friends.  I like all of these things but at a fraction of the attention they get from the 'net.

It is, however, sort of neato when the internet can all agree to like something, what with all the Star Wars talk around here
 
2020-08-16 1:56:48 PM  

thesharkman: Unikitty: lack of warmth: The Perineum Falcon: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.

I kind of see where Murray was coming from.  The timing wasn't right, with how his personal life was going.  A lot people have those times, and Ramis was probably a close, personal friend.  And during that filming, Ramis broke that trust.  Murray comes off as a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, even in character.  I don't know too many comedians that can play the crazy funny stuff he's done, and still do some of the deepest, contemplating roles that he's done in later years.  The only thing he can't really do is play a bad guy.  His whole career, and now, I don't think he can play an actual evil man.  But he has the biggest emotional range I think I will ever see.  Well, he was quite evil in Kingpin, but in a rather funny way.

Well said and probably close to 100% accurate.

He owned Kingpin and does not get enough credit for that role.
[YouTube video: Kingpin - Bill Murray Improv Clip - Blu-ray]


You give a little, you get a whole lot back

I don't know. It's fun though

Big Earn is finally above the law!
 
2020-08-16 2:12:39 PM  

buntz: I don't understand the "internet cool" thing with this guy?

I've liked a handful of his movies.  I don't know him personally but every story I hear he sounds kinda like a jerk.

Why is he on t-shirts and car window stickers?


Because he's awesome.
 
2020-08-16 2:50:23 PM  
Didn't read the article, does it cover his spousal abuse?
 
2020-08-16 8:06:58 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: scotchcrotch: buntz: Why is he on t-shirts and car window stickers?

Because there are dorks out there thinking that Murray is obscure enough to make them cool.

It's the equivalent of putting a Tom Cruise sticker on your car.

I feel like the internet just takes things and runs too far.  Bill Murray, bacon, zombies, Friends.  I like all of these things but at a fraction of the attention they get from the 'net.

It is, however, sort of neato when the internet can all agree to like something, what with all the Star Wars talk around here


I keep thinking about the article from, I wanna say Cracked, from Halloween 2016 where someone was critiquing costumes and said "I envy people who would dress as Harambe (who had died that past May). If they're not completely sick of it by now, they probably have a really good Internet vs. Real Life balance."
 
2020-08-17 12:21:50 AM  
The man who thought he was Bill Murray
Youtube gObpDYqBB34
 
2020-08-17 8:24:00 AM  

Farkin Charlie: My favorite movie of his will always be The Razors Edge. I enjoy him in others, but Razors is, to me, perfection.


Counterpoint: Meatballs
 
2020-08-17 10:38:14 AM  
I'm afraid to ask.
 
2020-08-17 11:57:42 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The Perineum Falcon: johnny_vegas: #14.  Why were you such an asshole and shut Harold Ramis out of your life for 20 years?

Happened on the set of Groundhog Day if I remember correctly.  He was having personal issues (and from what I understand, was drunk a lot of the time) and argued the direction of the film.  In the end, much of what Murray argued for became part of the final product and did make the film the classic that it is today; however, it was at huge cost to their friendship/work relationship; especially in the way Murray went about it.

Link to one version

From what I gather, Murray was the one who continued the divide. The truth lies within him and the ghost of Harold Ramis.

It's not like we ever wanted to see Spengler and Venkman team up again. No, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties and friggin' Bedazzled were so much better uses of their intervening years!


Ghostbusters the video game...
 
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