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I have a confession to make... - Dan the Serene
September 3rd, 2008
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I have a confession to make...
I have a significant chink in my cultural armor. I recently read an article on what a cult classic it is, and how significant it is for many people, and yet


I have never seen The Big Lebowski. Further more, I'm not completely sure what, "The Dude abides" means.

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From:phanatic
Date:September 4th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
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He puts up with shit and doesn't stress because he's too lazy to worry.
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From:smjayman
Date:September 4th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
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I think that sums it up quite well, actually.
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From:evilegg
Date:September 4th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)

My favorite thing I've ever read about that film:

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And from an interview with Philip S Hoffman:

Q: Do you have any thoughts on why The Big Lebowski resonates so strongly with certain people?

A: ... "I remember when the Stranger, Sam Elliot, at the end, says, "The dude abides." ... And I think that's why it does, because I think everybody wishes that that's what life was like.
If everyone treated each other in such a way. "I'll abide by you and you abide by me, and we'll be just fine." And there's something beautiful in that. And that's what's great about Coen brothers movies in general, I think: There's always a certain something that's being said, in a very humble way. That to me is why.
But the first hour of the film is just hysterical."

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From:9thmoon
Date:September 4th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
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*gasp*

How soon can you get here? Quick, filter this post!!!!
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From:dantheserene
Date:September 4th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
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No, no. I am making my shame public as the first step to making amends. Kind of like a 12 step program.

Unfortunately, I think it would take quite a while to get to Texas from here.
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From:3fgburner
Date:September 4th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
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Actually, 'fessing up is the FIFTH one. The first is admitting that you're powerless over X.
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From:abz6598
Date:September 4th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
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Most people are powerless over their ex.
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From:dantheserene
Date:September 4th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
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I'd say Amen.
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From:fragbert
Date:September 4th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
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Pffft. The bitches have no control over me.
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From:evilegg
Date:September 4th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
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I am way more into Fargo, Raising Arizona, and No Country, but I love to get my Lebowski on. It took several viewings for me to really fall in love-love. I don't like Julianne Moore in this film, and I usally love her.
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From:phanatic
Date:September 4th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Vagina.
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From:evilegg
Date:September 4th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
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I did like that part.

But I also hated Clooney in O'Brother and Jennifer Jason Lee in Hudsucker.
That style of charatcter doesn't tweak my nipples.
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From:faecat
Date:September 4th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
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I haven't ever seen it either.
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From:morlith
Date:September 4th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
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+1

It's on my Netflix queue, though.
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From:evilegg
Date:September 4th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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OMG. I've never even noticed how often they say fuck.
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From:warpedpuppy
Date:September 4th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
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wow
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