It simultaneously feels accurate that everyone will run into Bill Murray once in their lifetime, and also that spotting him is more precious and rare than spotting a Sasquatch playing cribbage in a unicorn cavern. Whatever the case may be, all of our chances just got higher, as he's in town filming St. Vincent de Van Nuys with Melissa McCarthy and also this dope convertible:
Yesterday we briefly discussed Murray sightings in the office—each one seems so unique, like he's giving every person he encounters a special little gift for them and them alone.
Jen Carlson: I hope one day I run into Bill Murray:
Crossing Bowery a bit ago & Bill Murray rolls down his window and asks me "Who's the lead guitarist in the Dire Straits?" like its cash cab
— Chris Johnson (@chrisaj) July 23, 2013
John Del Signore: AWESOME! MARK KNOPFLER!
Jen: No one asked you
Jen: And the Village Voice saw him at Belmont. And also he was at whatever this is.
John: I feel like people shouldn't be allowed to tweet about Bill Murray unless there's a pic
Jen: I think that one day our independent bookstores will be 90% bullshit Tumblr books.
John: Better cash in!
Jen: "Tweets From People Who Have Seen Bill Murray," By Jen Carlson
Last night, Williamsburg's Delaney Barbecue posted this photo of Murray, sipping wine through a straw...
John: Bill Murray was a half fucking block from my apartment. Now my rent's going to go up again.
Jen: and WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT BILL MURRAY SIGHTINGS today.
At press time, 5 out of 9 Gothamist staffers in the office have Bill Murray stories—one involving a night of karaoke, one involving a Seu Jorge concert, one that can never be repeated, one from the 2010 poetry walk, and one of him on set. What about you?