Just one quick post that’s not about media, or tragedy, or the stupid things politicians are saying in the wake of a tragedy. Here’s a picture of Hunter S. Thompson and Bill Murray on a boat.
HST & Murray.
Bill Murray Is A Goddamned American Treasure.
Interviewer: How many kids do you have?
Bill Motherfucking Murray: Six. All sons.
Interviewer: That's a lot of emergency-room visits.
BMM: There's only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation. But the only time it really matters is in the emergency room with your kids. That's when you want to be noticed, because it's very easy to get forgotten in an ER. It's the only time when I would ever say, "Thank God. Thank God." There's no other time.
(The whole interview is dynamite. Such a thoughtful, intelligent guy. Read it because it's the Friday before Memorial Day, and you know you're not working anyway, dangit.)