Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dude

It's been ten years since the world was introduced to The Big Lebowski. The psychic shockwave abides to this day. There have been books (eg. I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski), bowling leagues, and even its own convention, complete with Donnie, Dude and Jesus impersonators. The politics of neo-cons and Walter Sobchak have been compared, and there's even talk of a sequel:
“That’s just like a sick thought, isn’t it?” laughed Philip Seymour Hoffman recently, commenting on Turturro’s dream of making a sequel that revolves around his child-molesting, bowling ball-licking Jesus Quintana.
So raise a White Russian to the dude who really ties us all together. Happy birthday, Duderino.