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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Construction Workers

Posted by on Wed, May 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM

This video has been all over the book internet in the last couple of days. It does exactly what it says on the tin: It's Bill Murray reading poetry to construction workers. For some reason, the first minute of the video is made up of an awful time-wasting video collage set to an atrocious soundtrack. You'll want to start about a minute in, but I think it's worth it for Murray's rendition of Emily Dickinson:

(Thanks to Slog Tipper Jaime.)


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sepiolida 1
the opening was the best part.
Posted by sepiolida on May 5, 2010 at 11:48 AM · Report this
Irena 2
The Dickinson poem got applause. That was awesome.
Posted by Irena on May 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM · Report this
I remember a story along similar lines ... minus the awesomeness of Bill Murray, unfortunately ... where close to the renovation of the Royal Conservatory here, musicians gave construction workers a lunchtime concert, a mash of classical music and classic rock song covers.
Posted by Gloria on May 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM · Report this
V 4
Lovely. Thanks!

Pro tip: If you want to link to a youtube video but have it start playing at a specific time, add #t=0m0s to the URL and replace the zeros with your desired start time. e.g.…
Posted by V on May 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM · Report this
Yes, because all construction workers are cultural morons and would never appreciate poetry (or classical music, or the visual arts) on their own.

Good to know it isn't only the right wing that engages in hurtful, elitist stereotyping.
Posted by bigyaz on May 5, 2010 at 2:04 PM · Report this

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