Thursday, August 20, 2009


The Coen brothers have been responsible for some amazingly, f--- up films. Fargo, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona to name a few classics. However, none have skyrocketed (with bowling ball in hand) to cult status faster than The Big Lebowski. Jeff Bridges starred as Jeffrey Lebowski – the ultimate loafer and the self-proclaimed, “Dude!” Together with his bowling buddies, the Shabbat celebrating psycho Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), and an oddly subdued Steve Buscemi (Donny) they battled kidnappers, a pornographer/loan shark and DeGEEZUS. The movie is definitely up there on the comedy scale. Though I think it’s THE DUDE-ian “whatever man” way of life that has had such a deep impact with fans. So much so that a tribute festival was born – Lebowski Fest. This 8-city tour consists of 2 days worth of Lebowski-centric events which include: live scene performances, bowling, a movie screening and of course all the White Russians (Caucasians) you can drink. It all starts in September. So check out the site to find out when the Achievers will be rolling into your alley.

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