For relaxing times, make it Slovenia time?
Bill Murray – who shilled Suntory whiskey as a washed-up actor in 2003’s “Lost in Translation” – became an investor in Slovenia Vodka this year along with legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. The Wilmette native has been promoting the vodka, most recently in an interview with Esquire.
“Different vodkas have different effects,” Murray told Esquire. “Some make you feel a little…poly-lingual. Some make you feel like you want to talk back to someone who's giving you a hard time. Some make you feel like lifting kettle bells. There's something about the taste of this vodka that takes the bad taste out of your mouth. I don't mean like a mouthwash, but if something bad is on your mind, this makes it go away.
“I have a quieter voice when I drink it. I drink gin, and once, when drinking gin, I made a large man cry. Not with this. This makes you kind of sweet.”
As far as Murray interviews go, this is one is a bit of a snoozer. The “Ghostbusters” actor talks about the time he replaced Harry Caray during a Cubs broadcast and staying up in Germany to watch the Blackhawks play.
If you want to read a great Murray interview, here’s the one he did with GQ magazine in 2010. The story about Murray frequently sneaking up on strangers in New York and covering their eyes with his hands still cracks me up, mainly because, according to the urban legend, he says “No one will ever believe you” when they turn around.
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