Bill Murray Did an Reddit IAMA, and it was awesome..

Bill Murray held an IAmA on Reddit and it was pretty much awesome. I am quite surprised the internet didnt break after it. Here are some of the highlights:

[–]Einchy

Fuck, 30 minutes late. Now Bill Murray won’t ever acknowledge my existence

[–]_BillMurray

What? What do you mean by that? Acknowledge your existence? If you’re acknowledging your existence, and I’m acknowledging it, it’s happening.

[–]anniedog03

If you could go back in time and have a conversation with one person, who would it be and why?

[–]_BillMurray[F,S]

That’s a grand question, golly.

I kind of like scientists, in a funny way. Albert Einstein was a pretty cool guy. The thing about Einstein was that he was a theoretical physicist, so they were all theories. He was just a smart guy. I’m kind of interested in genetics though. I think I would have liked to have met Gregor Mendel.

Because he was a monk who just sort of figured this stuff out on his own. That’s a higher mind, that’s a mind that’s connected. They have a vision, and they just sort of see it because they are so connected intellectually and mechanically and spiritually, they can access a higher mind. Mendel was a guy so long ago that I don’t necessarily know very much about him, but I know that Einstein did his work in the mountains in Switzerland. I think the altitude had an effect on the way they spoke and thought.

But I would like to know about Mendel, because i remember going to the Philippines and thinking “this is like Mendel’s garden” because it had been invaded by so many different countries over the years, and you could see the children shared the genetic traits of all their invaders over the years, and it made for this beautiful varietal garden.

[–]bellekid

I’d never heard of the Monuments Men story until I heard about the film and now I’m intrigued.

What was the most interesting or surprising thing that you learned while filming the movie? 

[–]_BillMurray[F,S]

Well probably the most horrifying thing was that there was something called Nero Edict that was distributed by the Fuhrer, Hitler, which said that if the Reich should fall, or if Hitler was killed or taken, that all the art that was stolen should be destroyed. And a fair amount of the art was burned, things were burned that will never be returned, a lot was burned even before the Nero Edict because of the modern art, that was degenerate.

In the hunt for the art, they found hidden in the salt mines where the art was hidden, they found the ENTIRE gold supply of Germany.

ENTIRE. Like they had moved their gold, their Fort Knox, into a mine, and this small group of guys searching for art in a mine, found the gold supply of Germany. And this effectively ended the war because once we announced we had all their gold, no country would sell them any more rubber, no country would sell them any more oil, no country would sell them any more anything.

Is that surprising? I think it’s one of those odd, bizarre facts where you have this dinky group of guys looking for an art heist effectively ends the war in one fell swoop cutting the arteries of the economy.