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Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:29 PM

'Lebowski' Fans: Do You Follow the Word of 'The Dude'?



http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/mailform?id=16023289

"Leboswki" fans unite! One die-hard fan of "The Big Lebowski" has taken the Coen Brothers' film to a whole new level with founding The Church of the Latter Day Dude (my note: www.dudeism.com), an emerging religious movement based around the "life and teachings" of Jeff Bridges' character, "The Dude."

"Nightline" is looking for "Lebowski" enthusiasts, who are already following the word of "The Dude," or who would consider following it, for an upcoming segment. To participate, you must be 18 or older and be able to be in New York City the afternoon of Monday, April 23. Fill out the form below and a "Nightline" producer may be in touch with you.

More info at url.

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Reply 'Lebowski' Fans: Do You Follow the Word of 'The Dude'? (Original post)
deutsey Apr 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Apr 2012 #1
deutsey Apr 2012 #4
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #20
Kaleva Apr 2012 #23
trof Apr 2012 #2
deutsey Apr 2012 #3
trof Apr 2012 #5
pokerfan Apr 2012 #26
OriginalGeek Apr 2012 #6
deutsey Apr 2012 #7
geardaddy Apr 2012 #13
OriginalGeek Apr 2012 #14
opiate69 Apr 2012 #21
Scuba Apr 2012 #8
Noodleboy13 Apr 2012 #9
trof Apr 2012 #10
deutsey Apr 2012 #11
trof Apr 2012 #12
PassingFair Apr 2012 #15
trof Apr 2012 #17
deutsey Apr 2012 #19
Chan790 Apr 2012 #16
evlbstrd Apr 2012 #18
opiate69 Apr 2012 #22
sendero Apr 2012 #24
aikoaiko Apr 2012 #25
Zorra Apr 2012 #27

Response to deutsey (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:37 PM

1. I had so many people say, 'Oh, you must see this movie.'

And I love funny and get all the humor, etc. but I swear I watched about 15 minutes and turned it off. Maybe it's just me or I'm old but sheesh... even "Dude, Where's My Car" was funnier.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:55 PM

4. You're not alone

Even the most die-hard Lebowski fans (i.e., me) have felt that way after the first, second, etc., viewing.

It's one of those movies that slowly seeps in the more you watch it, imo. And if it doesn't, that's cool, that's cool.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:26 PM

20. I watched the first 15 minutes and turned it off when it was FIRST on cable...I hated it...

...then about a year ago I watched it on Netflix.

I've watched it 20 or 30 times since. Can't explain it. It really struck me the wrong way the first time around. I think it was a matter of loving "Fargo" and thinking "it was made by the same guys...maybe I should give it another chance." Glad I did.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:22 AM

23. My wife & I watched the movie for the first time on Netflix about 2 weeks ago.

We both loved it and laughed all the way thru it. We also both loved "Burn after reading" but she didn't care at all for "True Grit" or "Fargo" which I greatly enjoyed.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:43 PM

2. OK. You've changed my life forever. Now what?

I've been an atheist since my teens and I'm 70 years old.
NOW I learn about Dudeism and find I'm no longer an atheist.
I'm a Dudeist.
Damn.
Who knew?
Thank you very much.
It's all cool.

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Response to trof (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:52 PM

3. Abide

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Response to deutsey (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:09 PM

5. Roger that.

Abide.
Yesss.........

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Response to trof (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

26. The Tao of Dudeism

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:21 PM

6. I drink white Russians because of the Dude

I never would have bothered had he not made them looks so good.

Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:44 PM

7. Got any Kahlua?


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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:20 PM

13. But do you use CoffeeMate if there isn't any cream around?

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 05:28 PM

14. eww no lol

I will go to the store - it's not very far


at christmas they had some neat Kahlua gift sets for sale so we bought a couple - they came with a 750ml bottle of regular and then a bunch of flavored Kahlua miniatures - each one just the right size to make one drink - chocolate was my favorite but the hazelnut was pretty excellent too.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:43 PM

21. so when you go to the store, do you write a check for $0.69?

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:55 PM

8. I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in....

Don't miss the Dudespaper.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:55 PM

9. My friend's wife thought a "Caucasian" was the actual name

for a white russian.

This caused a minor kerfluffle when they were at a nice restaurant and the African-American server came up and asked if they would like to order drinks. She looked the server dead in the eye and said totally innocently "I'd like a Caucasian."

My friend had some explaining to do, the server was cool with it, and she was mortified.

true story

peace,
Noodleboy

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 08:09 PM

10. Just got my ordination certificate.

From The Church of the Latter Day Dude.

I can now officiate at weddings, funerals, exorcisms, christenings, ship launchings, and bar mitzvahs (I'm pretty sure).
I'm available for a modest honorarium.


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Response to trof (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 08:28 PM

11. And don't forget officiating at circumcisions

where they cut off part of one's johnson (or chonson, if you're into the whole nihilist thing).

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Response to deutsey (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 03:15 PM

12. Bris!

Yeah, I forgot that one.

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Response to trof (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 06:05 PM

15. You're a "Dudest Priest"!!

I have a girlfriend who is ordained as well!

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:40 PM

17. Just call me Father trof.


Blessings on thee.

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 09:17 PM

19. The female form does not make us at the Church of Latter-Day Dude uncomfortable. n/t

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:38 PM

16. I do.

I'm a dudeist priest.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:36 PM

18. Ordained since 2008. nt

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 11:50 PM

22. Ordained as of about 3 minutes ago.

"I am the walrus"

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 06:11 AM

24. If I learned anything from the Dude..

... it would be to watch out for the Walters of the world

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:34 PM

25. I abide the word of The Dude.

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Response to deutsey (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:58 PM

27. Yo, check it - Dude was total bonus student of this wooly coohah, brah.

The epic crusher, natural even when he was just a random stander punk valley sheep out of LA, always stealing the beach, and living in a sandbox and collecting Emmas.

In no time flat Dude murk'd his diva and became kart, seriously, like, totally brosiah.

Then one day, he got all garshed when frogs on toast turned the world into a zoo, went ace, (actually kinda agg), left kai and bourd, and took up bowling.

Dude is legend among greys and groms alike.

Da kine.

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