Bill Murray SXSW dog


This is Bill Murray reading a poem about a dog, and that’s all it needs to be

Murray has a real tail to tell.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 18, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:26 pm CDT

Bill Murray was at South By Southwest this weekend. And while in town, Bill Murray did Bill Murray things.

Like reading a poem about a dog while being accompanied by a man playing the cello. It is Bill Murray at his finest.

As Murray said before he started his performance, the poem is called “Dog,” and it was written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and published in 1958. The poem discusses a dog’s perspective on politicians and freedom and how the dog’s reality is different than from the humans who tower above it.

And like the dog in the poem, everybody watching Murray saw reality, and the things we saw were bigger than ourselves.

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2018, 9:07 pm CDT