God, maybe the coolest school in the entire country after this weekend.
So my alma mater, George Mason University, doesn’t exactly have the best of reputations. It is still something of a commuter school, horrendously located in the middle of god forsaken Fairfax and is entirely made-up of terribly modern brick and tan buildings. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great appreciation for that institution and it only improves year after year. But dating Spy and seeing all the pride and brilliance that comes with Georgetown, I have always had a twinge of envy.
Well, after this weekend no longer:
Yes, that is Bill Murray! Quite literally the coolest man alive today. Now I know other schools have celebrity fans that go and cheer them on, but:
- They usually make some semblance of sense. Bill Murray has utterly no connection to GMU.
- No celebrity is anywhere near as awesome.
I can’t emphasize that last point enough. If anyone out there even dares to argue that “X” celebrity is better, I may have to cut you. I think Woody Harrelson sums it up nicely.
I’ve been an admirer of his for as long as I can remember — Arlnow and I can probably perform every scene from Ghostbusters by heart — something Spy knows all too well — so I obviously couldn’t be more proud that he chose my school to arbitrarily support. But for those of you keeping up with Mr. Murray, this is hardly anything new. A quick recap:
- He agreed to play Garfield because he thought the Cohen brothers were directing it. Long story short, wrong Cohen brothers.
- He has a habit of attending random college house parties — even staying to do the dishes — or to play tambourine with the band
- He very likely could be your next bartender
- Tends to hunt down random strangers, whispers something incredibly cryptic while putting his hands over their eyes, only to run away shouting “They’ll never believe you”.
Jesus Christ is that amazing.
Turns out Murray is actually a well-known hoops fan (Spacejam, anyone?) and his son is friends with a GMU assistant. So considering all-things Murray, this is considerably less random.
Knowing Murray’s reputation, I don’t think we’ll ever be seeing him at another GMU game. I am sure some of my compatriots will be disappointed by this, but like Halley’s Comet, we must enjoy the fact he came at all. Plus, doesn’t having Condy Rice as a fan now seem far less impressive?
Cheers to Peter Solari for the excellent find.