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Bill Murray's vodka ski jump

Posted December 17, 2013 by John Birmingham

For a Christmas party one year he made a mini ski jump out of ice. Then poured vodka down it. Because he's Bill Murray.

From the Esquire interview:

Bill: I throw a Christmas party at my house. It's not really a Christmas party, because I don't want to call it a Christmas party. But let's just say I put a lot of Christmas trees around the house, so it smells good. I used to serve Christmas wine — a sort of Beaujolais Nouveau — because you could leave it outdoors and it feels right for the season. I'd serve it, and people would just end up at the bar in my house, drinking anything else they could find there. My friends said the party needs a higher octane. They needed something more danceable. Beaujolais doesn't make people dance. So I said to my friend Peter Kelly [co-founder of Slovenia Vodka], a great chef — his restaurants are fantastic, I've been eating in them for thirty years. Have you ever had his food?

ESQ: No, but he gave me a recipe for lobster made with vodka, and it sounds pretty good.

Christmas at Bill's.

Bill: Oh, that one is great. That's really great. He makes the food at this non-Christmas party of mine. I said I should get vodka, and he said, "I've got something." It was this Slovenia Vodka. At that point you couldn't buy it — it was only known to a couple of people. See, what I wanted was one of those ice luges. It's a big magilla to get an ice luge, but if you do, you can pour vodka into it and it chills it on the way down. It looks like an Olympic ski jump. It's more for visual effect. You can put your head underneath it, like you're guzzling gasoline, but we just fill shot glasses. Hundreds of little shot glasses. So, we drank this stuff, and it took the party to a completely other level. The party lasted much longer. No one left. The year before, people would leave at, like, two or three in the morning. With the vodka luge, they didn't leave until five. The last two years I've had this luge. That's how I like to drink. Out of a large ice structure.


25 Responses to ‘Bill Murray's vodka ski jump’

Surtac swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 17, 2013

I was just thinking about Bill Murray in Lost in Translation and the Jesus & Mary Chain song that was the outro music.

Eery timing, Mr B.

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Lulu would have you know...

Posted December 17, 2013

That's the second former Ghostbuster who has been reborn as a vodka promoter.

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted December 17, 2013

I endorse this behaviour.

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Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted December 17, 2013

Knew a guy in HHB 1-5 who thought it would be neat one night to light everclear on fire and drink it. Like he wasn't the first, I know. The bad news for this clown is that the shot drizzled down the sides of his mouth leaving some pretty serious burns. Sort of a 70s porno stache burn. Folks gave him shit about it for months.

What does this have to do with Murray's ice luge powered by vodka? Well, nothing.

Other than the fact that I can see some assclown lighting the liquid on fire as it went down the luge while holding their mouth open under the dropzone. That won't happen at Bill Murray's party but I can see it happening at someone else's party.

Just sayin'.

Respects,

Murph

On the Outer Marches

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NBlob is gonna tell you...

Posted December 17, 2013

I have Very Important News.

(Insert SFK of teletype / busy Newsroom)

For 5+ years I have mourned the unavailability of ??? ?????? Stolichnaya's most excellant product Stoli Crystal.

Those of you in the Tweetenverse may be aware La Bobette returned from a mission to Siam last week. She brought for her dear old dad 2 bottles of Stoli, bog ordinary Red Stoli and a black bottle in a presentation tube. My heart went pitter-pat as I unwrapped it, then fell. Stoli Gold. OK, thanks honey.

So I chilled it down and poured myself a shot. Oh My Freakin Dog It's Crystal!

Stoli Crystal is Back, rebranded as Stoli Gold. Caloo Callay oh Frabjous Day. This is better than christmas, easter & Pegging Poo @ Greybeard Day all wrapped up into one.

One small problem. 5 days later its almost empty :(

Vodka luge = cool

NBlob mumbles...

Posted December 17, 2013

Ok, for future reference Cheeseburger Gothic doesn't support the Cryllic letter set.

DNABeast asserts...

Posted December 17, 2013

You will be the death of me.

NBlob is gonna tell you...

Posted December 18, 2013

Perhaps

Perhaps

Perhaps

NBlob mutters...

Posted December 18, 2013
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NBlob reckons...

Posted December 18, 2013

She sells sea shells

NBlob mumbles...

Posted December 18, 2013

By the sea shore.

NBlob ducks in to say...

Posted December 18, 2013

It would seem there is a NBlob trap in comments box on book thread above.

Foop.

w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted December 18, 2013

??? ??? Foop, ????????

Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted December 18, 2013

Got it last night NBlob,

'Digit'_al 'Gold'.

Shazza

w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted December 18, 2013

Though my question still stands, comrade. You are right about the right wing anglocentric bias of this western decadent website.

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Blarkon would have you know...

Posted December 17, 2013

At Havock's House it's a VB Luge.

Dino not to be confused with has opinions thus...

Posted December 17, 2013

I am so going there.

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Dino not to be confused with swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 17, 2013

NO FKING WAY!

I went to the Esqiure article after I posted my comment.

Dino not to be confused with is gonna tell you...

Posted December 17, 2013

Then I went to Esquire and a big banner Advertisement wanted to know if I "required Man Skills".

Well yes.

I do.

Put em up Fuckwits.

Demonstrate your 'Man skills'.

I have few.

Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted December 17, 2013

You know the Problem with advertising and Esquire, who I think is a 'Mans' magazine, is they are populated with people who are stupid/never done a days work/ are scared about losing their jobs. Ciao Esquire, I had so much to say.

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Durand is gonna tell you...

Posted December 17, 2013

Bill Murray once climbed up a tree outside a stranger's house, tapped on their upstairs window, and said "No-one will ever believe you!", before climbing down and going home.

Why has he not yet received a Nobel Prize?

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan would have you know...

Posted December 17, 2013

A tragic, wasted life. A cry for help, that was.

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Shifty Tourist mumbles...

Posted December 18, 2013

It's about what you'd expect from the co-inventer of shotgun-golf.

Read a list on one of those 'list-commedy' sites which was all about the ways in which Bill Murray is better than everybody. After reading the list it is hard not to agree.

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Barnesm asserts...

Posted December 18, 2013

This is why Bill Murray's vodka ski jump Refutes The. Decline of the West.

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