Rev. Joseph Vance delved dudely into Phil Wells’ new book, Dudesong, a rendering of The Big Lebowski in the style of Homer’s Odyssey. Comparing it with other great mock-heroic epics in history, Vance puts Dudesong high in the runnin’. Including interviews with Wells, and the Dudely Lama.
There’s more than one way to spread the Dude word, and Rev. Gabe Mac has found a far out and fully creative way to bring a little Lebowski into the lives of fans all over the world. Literally! This photo project is really going to tie the world together, man!
Rev. Ciaran Malone pens a short-but-sweet poem to honor Great Dudes in History. Man, we really dig his stylings. Are there any other Dudeist poets out there? Send us your paeans!
As we enter the age of Web 2.0 and beyond, the idea of media, myth and reality doing a do-si-do is becoming increasingly accepted. Dudeism is a prime example of this. To further illustrate the increasingly fuzzy boundaries of our mythologies, enjoy our list of favorite Lebowski mashups!
Charlie Chaplin resisted speaking in his films, but when he did finally say something it was perhaps the greatest thing anyone has ever said. Rev. GMS takes a look at The Great Dictator and this remarkable scene. It’s the manifesto for our time and place.
While filming a segment for ABC’s Nightline program, The Dudely Lama and the Arch Dudeship got to hang out with several esteemed members of the Lebowskiverse. Two Gentlemen of Lebowski author Adam Bertocci gave a far out speech about Dudeism, Shakespeare, movies, religion and what have you. It is reprinted here for your pleasure!
Any Coen Brothers fans in Los Angeles who want to see a far out musical interpretation of their entire body of work should check out “For the Record” at Show at Barre. Chop chop! It’s only playing for another few weeks!
Aside from the famous VW ad back in 2009, the Dudely Lama of Dudeism has appeared in an increasing number of videos. Enjoy two of them here. But be forewarned – in one of them he looks quite foolish due to too many white russians and an ill-chosen wig!
A Dudeist children’s book? Thaaat’s right Dude. 100 percent awesome. Now you can make sure your kids learn how to just take it easy from a young age. You won’t have to worry about bullies or teenage angst or tantrums anymore. The spirit of the Dude will be strong with them. Rev. James Duncan’s book “Am I a Dude” will see to that.
There’s a lot of great Lebowski-inspired art out there, but our pal Joe Forkan is certainly high in the running for most strongly commended worldwide. In juxtaposing Lebowski scenes against important medieval paintings and drawing parallels with them he’s made high art all that much higher indeed. Come see his exhibition in Costa Mesa, CA where big screen meets big canvas!