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Re: Dudeism

Postby Freakzilla » 13 May 2011 10:11

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The Dude De Ching [Paperback]

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The Dude De Ching is an interpretation of the Tao Te Ching for followers of Dudeism. Dudeism is an authentic religion with over 70,000 ordained "Dudeist Priests." It is inspired mainly by Taoism and the Coen Brothers' 1998 film "The Big Lebowski." This funny and inspiring book of spiritual lessons will help you take it easy and abide in the face of any gutterballs that are thrown your way. Each verse is followed by the original Tao Te Ching (Peter Merel's interpolation) to help show the similarity between Dudeism and Taoism. NOTE: All royalties earned from the sale of this book will go to a fund that will be presented to the charity website kiva.org. Please visit Dudeism at http://www.dudeism.com to find out more. The Dude De Ching is illustrated by award-winning mystery novelist and cartoonist Colin Cotterill.

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The Church of the Latter-Day Dude is a real religion inspired by the teachings in the film "The Big Lebowski" as well as several traditions which predate it, notably Taoism, American Transcendentalism and Humanism. You can get ordained as a Dudeist Priest at http://www.dudeism.com.

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:lol:

I forget, did you get ordained or not?

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Re: Dudeism

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Of course!
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Re: Dudeism

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Re: Dudeism

Postby Freakzilla » 26 May 2011 12:04

TBL finally coming to Blu-Ray (whatever the hell THAT is.)

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Re: Dudeism

Postby Freakzilla » 26 May 2011 12:25

GREAT DUDES IN HISTORY

Lao Tzu
Creator of Taoism

When things got screwed up in Ancient China Lao Tzu didn’t go all Mr. Miyagi and try to fix it. He got on his buffalo and took off for more-copasetic pastures. But not before scribbling down a few what-have-yous that helped define Eastern philosophy ever since.


Heraclitus
Greek Philosopher

The man who wrote "you can never step into the same river twice" propagated the idea that everything was in flux, or "burning." Consequently one should make the most of it and spark one up whenever possible. And step into the river from time to time, preferably with a cocktail and an inner tube.




Snoopy
Charlie Brown’s Dog

Always living up to the dictum, "It’s a dog’s life," he also famously said "My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?"


Jeffrey Lebowski
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.


Quincy Jones
Urban Dude

Producer/Musician/Songwriter Quincy Jones’ nickname was "The Dude," and though his 70s urban cult of Dudeism is slightly different than present-day orthodox Dudeism, it still exalts the groovy over the square, the heartfelt over the phony, and the afro over the buzz-cut. At least it did until he started going bald.


Sarah Silverman
Comedian, Actress, Agent Provacateur.

One of the funniest humans on earth, Silverman has managed to downplay her classic good-looks in exchange for current status as the most controversial and offensive comedian in the world (except maybe for that Danish guy that drew the Mohammed cartoon). Universally beloved by male dudes everywhere, who wish more women were like her, but with significantly lower standards.


The Buddha
Indian Sage

In keeping with the idea that the ideal Dude abandons the trappings of society and goes it his own way, there is no better candidate for Dudeism than the Buddha. Born a rich prince, he bailed on his birthright and taught that you should go with the flow. Chicks also dug him like crazy but none ever tied him down, cause Nirvana was what he was all about, man. Righteous.


Jesus Christ
Bearded prophet of the meek and early archetype of the 1960s hippie.

Jesus was born Jewish, but then converted to Dudeism after he realized that the Romans and the Pharisees were fucking fascists. Today lots of people think he’s the son of the guy who created the universe and that our life is in his hands. But probably he was just a dude who thought people should mellow out and stop getting so worked up about stuff. Sadly, few of his followers seem to actually realize that. Remember: There’s not a literal connection.


David Grayson
Alter-ego of Pulitzer-prize winning author Ray Stannard Baker.

David Grayson wasn’t a real person, but no one knew that for a long time. Intellectual writer Ray Stannard Baker longed for a life out in the pastures and so wrote a series of seemingly-autobiographical books under this nom-de-dude. The series speaks of the comfort of a simple life without too much work, surrounded by nature and good friends. Baker was forced to admit the truth after the character grew in such popularity that others were claiming to be him. The dude will out. To thine own self be dude.

Jerry Garcia
Guitar canoodler extraordinaire

Roll away, the dude. Got a little carried away with the drugs, but it wasn’t because of psychic torment or weakness of character. He just liked them and maybe they made him play better. He was universally reknowned as an all-around nice guy with libertarian attitudes and appropriately-dudeish facial hair.

Joni Mitchell
Angel-voiced troubador of the unpaved

While most of the sixties rock revolution was fomented by guys, the ladies seemed to end up as notches in their frayed leather belts of free love, or dead from intemperance like Mama Cass and Janis Joplin. Not so for the quintessentially cool dudeist saint Mitchell who sang smartly about individualism while smoking and cursing like a sailor and living life on her own terms. She paints pretty good too.


Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi
Peace-loving subcontinental pacifist

Calmer than you are. Calmer than anyone ever anywhere. Gandhi was never, ever un-dude. He practically invented modern pacifism, not to mention shabby chic – he showed up to stuffy English parliament in nothing more than a ratty sheet. He also invented the sit-in, the hunger strike and the cool 1960s specs. He was the man in the white pajamas.


Walt Whitman
Turned the hobo zero into a boho hero

Never had anything approaching a permanent job. Wandered all over the place. Became a famous poet unexpectedly and accidentally, while poseur contemporaries like Emerson and Thoreau struggled to make sure everyone thought they were hip and bohemian. Was a literate friend to the common man, never really acknowledged his fame, and even though he was probably gay, adamantly refused to iron his clothes.


Julia Child
Brought fine cuisine to the common man

If not for Madame Julia, most Americans afflicted with a bad case of the munchies would only have overboiled 1950s cooking to turn to. But this huge, burly woman proved that you can be working-class and sloppy-looking and still eat good grub. She took the snobbery out of eating well – on one episode of her TV show she accidentally dropped food on the floor and then unceremoniously threw it back in the pan. Right on, Grey Poupon.


Jeff Spicoli
Quintessential Surfer Dude

Surfers are responsible for the resurgence of the term "dude" in the 1970s so it would be downright unholy to omit their pop culture patron saint, Jeff Spicoli, Sean Penn’s character in the 1980s movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Spicoli summed up the dude ethos in this perfectly pithy riposte to another character’s suggestion that he get a job: "What for? All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine." He also had the brilliant idea of ordering delivery pizza during history class. Though he almost failed history, he totally aced Dudeist Ethics 101. Radical!


Kurt Vonnegut
Modern day Dudeist philosopher

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different." So wroteth one of the greatest writers of Dudeist novels ever. While few of his books really even had plots, they were so packed with witty, quotable sayings and iconoclastic, easygoing ideas to live by that it hardly mattered. In fact, the very idea that plots were a part of life was anathema to him. Consistently imploring the world to shrug rather than assert, his essential philosophy was that life on earth is totally and utterly nonsensical so just try to have as good a time as possible without blowing anything up. So it goes.
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Re: Dudeism

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Jul 2011 00:38

Lessons In Manhood From The Dude

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What makes a man?

Many popular movies have attempted to tackle that timeless question by serving up sweaty examples of shirtless, brawny action heroes running around blowing things up with oversized, phallic firearms.

It looks exhausting, man.

That might be why a lot of guys today are finding comfort in a more relaxed image of manliness, one embodied by a bathrobe-clad slacker sipping creamy cocktails and taking it easy for all us stressed-out sinners.

We’re talking about The Dude here, a real inaction hero made famous by Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski. While The Dude isn’t exactly a hero (‘cause what’s a hero?), ever since the Coen Brothers introduced him to an uptight world back in the ‘90s, this laid-back stoner icon has sparked a worldwide following of dude-icated devotees.

They don bathrobes, down Caucasians (The Dude’s favorite beverage) and do dudely things at annual Lebowski Fests like bowl, listen to some jams and have the occasional acid flashback. There’s even a new religion based on The Dude called Dudeism, with over 130,000 ordained priests worldwide and a new book on the way. Here are the top 10 manly things Dudeism’s founders believe make their idol of idleness the non-traditional man for our time and place.

Dwayne Eutsey is co-author of The Abide Guide: Living Like Lebowski (Ulysses Press, August 2011). He serves as the Arch Dudeship of the church of Dudeism and founded its monastic order, The Brotherhood Shamus. He is a writer/editor abiding near a nice, quiet beach community in Maryland with his special lady and three little Eutsowskis.

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Re: Dudeism

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Jul 2011 00:40

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"CALMER THAN YOU ARE!"
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Re: Dudeism

Postby JustSomeGuy » 16 Jul 2011 01:06

I bring nothing to the table.

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Postby JustSomeGuy » 16 Jul 2011 01:20

I bring nothing to the table.

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Re: Dudeism

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Jul 2011 01:43

You're not wrong, Walter. You're just an asshole.
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Postby JustSomeGuy » 16 Jul 2011 14:28

I bring nothing to the table.

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Re: Dudeism

Postby Nekhrun » 16 Jul 2011 20:29

"If he was here to discuss Dune, he sure as hell picked a dumb way to do it." -Omphalos :character-cookiemonster:

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Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.

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Re: Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.

Postby Serkanner » 19 Jul 2011 04:04

Freakzilla wrote:Vote for Jeff Bridges

http://www.gobowling.com/CelebrityContest/Default.aspx


Done ... perhaps the 4chan legion should be asked to "participate". The win would be obvious.
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Re: Dudeism

Postby JustSomeGuy » 19 Jul 2011 10:50

Done.
I bring nothing to the table.

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Re: Dudeism

Postby SandChigger » 20 Jul 2011 22:37

:clap: :lol:

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Re: Dudeism

Postby Apjak » 22 Jul 2011 21:54

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rmw5g_WQpM&feature=fvwrel[/youtube]
I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work - Kevin J. Anderson
We think we've updated 'Dune' for a modern readership without dumbing it down.- Brian Herbert
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Postby SandRider » 22 Jul 2011 22:26

huh.
didn't know Sam owned a tie that wasn't silas rope w/a turquoise clasp ....
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Postby Freakzilla » 02 Sep 2011 11:11

Man-of the -Year Time Magazine Generator: http://dudeism.com/dudeism-time-magazine-generator
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It's nice to know Jeff Bridges and John Goodman are still up for goofing around -- and making Julianne Moore, their co-star in "The Big Lebowski" -- laugh. The gang was at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday night to celebrate the 1998 cult hit's release on Blu-ray DVD.



Notice Jeff Bridges T-shirt, is that Moonsquid?
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Postby SandChigger » 09 Sep 2011 10:17

Moon squid or Cthulhu? :lol:

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Postby Freakzilla » 09 Sep 2011 11:17

SandChigger wrote:Moon squid or Cthulhu? :lol:


Now that you mention it, it does look more like Cthulhu.
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Postby Freakzilla » 27 Sep 2011 18:06

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