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Caddyshack for Real

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 22, 2007 8:08PM

With all our posts about Ingmar Bergman, Charles Burnett and underground cinema you might think that our cinematic tastes are strictly highbrow. Phooey. We like all sorts of movies. And we aren't immune to the charms of some juicy movie celeb gossip either (Vince V. anyone?)

8_22Caddyshack.jpg Not convinced? Fine: here are some new Batman photos to peruse.

But actually that's not what prompted this post. No. It was this headline: Bill Murray faces drunken driving charge after golf cart cruise through Stockholm

Mr. Murray was in Stockholm for the Scandinavian Masters golf tournament (ever hear of it before?) when he decided to borrow a golf cart which was on display at his hotel to get to the Cafe Opera nightclub. It was on his way back to the hotel that he was pulled over. According to the article, driving a golf cart in traffic is legal. But still odd. The officers then noticed alcohol on his breath ...

No one was injured or probably even that endangered by Mr. Murray's joyride and he'll probably get off with just paying a fine. "Bark like a dog." All in all, an amusing anecdote, which is more than we can say for the local media's rabid devotion to all things Brangelina. At least Bill makes us laugh.

Speaking of Caddyshack, Brian McConnachie (who was in the movie) will be at the Hideout with two other 70's-era National Lampoon writers, Chris Miller and Anne Beatts, next Monday. They'll be interviewed by Josh Karp, author of the book A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever. Info here.