Tuesday, November 21, 2006

But, oh, what a wonderful feeling

The Big Lebowski is my favourite film in the whole wide universe. It’s amazingly clever, funny and brilliantly directed and scripted. It is the perfect comedy film, no other film even comes close, and I’ve watched it perhaps thirty times and never tired of it. And I’m not the only one. In the States people meet at various bowling alleys around the country and go dressed as their favourite characters from the film at things called Lebowskifests. They even get bands to play there like Jon Spencer and My Morning Jacket. You know, typical music that the Dude might listen to if he really existed.

You still don’t know what I’m talking about? – here you can see a YouTube video of a short version but don’t worry it includes all of the ‘f*%@s’ said in the film. And you can read some Lebowski Haiku's here.

So I was really excited when my good friend Janne sent me a link to a website of a new religion called Dudeism. You can get yourself ordained as a Dudeist Priest, read the Tao of the Dude, find out about the great Dudes of History, read self-help books Dudeist style, read (and follow!) the Duderonomy: Rules to live by.

Here’s what they have to say about a certain Jeffrey Lebowski, also known simply as, ‘The Dude’:

“The uber-dude. Helped to bring Dudeism to the forefront of modern consciousness. If not for him, we'd still be stuck in the dude dark-ages. He's Dude Vinci, Isaac Dudeton, and Charles Dudewin all rolled into one. Or just, His Dudeness, if you're into that whole brevity thing.”

The Man in Me

1 comment:

Paolo Vites said...

ah... thanx for this... my favourite film ever.. i have a friend that in his real life is really like the dude!

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