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‘Big Lebowski’ Russian nesting dolls
05.05.2015
02:15 pm

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San Francisco-based designer Andy Stattmiller has certainly won my heart over with these excellent matryoshka dolls that pay homage to everyone’s favorite late-‘90s bowling-themed stoner movie, The Big Lebowski by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Die-hard fans of the movie won’t need to be told that the dolls represent, in descending order, Walter Sobchak, The Dude, Jesus, Maude Lebowski, The Big Lebowski, The Stranger, and the innocent marmot that gets tossed into the Dude’s bathtub.

Wait: No Donny? No Donny??

Actually, Stattmiller accurately points out that Donny is represented by the Folger’s can Walter is clutching.  Walter is also carrying ex-wife’s pomeranian, sans bowling shoes (I assume anyway, it’s in a carrier).
 

 
More after the jump…

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Jeff ‘The Dude’ Bridges releases a most Duderriffic album about snoozing, slumber, sleep
01.30.2015
08:42 am

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Jeff Bridges has recently made available one of those inexpressibly peculiar albums that only a very famous and beloved movie star could release, a double album on the theme of the land of dreams and slumber called The Sleeping Tapes. Proceeds from the album will go to the charity No Kid Hungry; Bridges has partnered with Squarespace to set up an appropriate web presence for the album, where you can listen to it for free or purchase the album in a variety of formats in prices ranging from “pay what you like” for the digital files to $200 for an LP with a “180-gram golden vinyl plate” as well as a “debossed gold leaf pressed album cover.” There’s also an auction in which you can win 1 of 5 signed copies of the album.

By the way, be on the lookout for a Squarespace commercial featuring Bridges during this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
 

 
Track titles include “Sleep, Dream, Wakeup,” “Hummmmmm,” “Ikea,” “My Keys,” “Seeing With My Eyes Closed,” and “Feeling Good.” “I hope you dig the sleep tapes ... hope they, uh, inspire you do some good cool sleeping, some cool dreaming, some cool waking-up,” Bridges purrs in the opening track. Bridges recorded the album with composer Keefus Ciancia.

The album is rather easy to poke fun of, as evidenced by this not overly nasty thread on Metafilter. It’s a defiantly leisurely and lazy piece of work that nevertheless works on its own terms and fits within some kind of ambient lineage. I enjoyed listening to it, and I have some respect for the thought that went into it, but I suspect it won’t soon become a mainstay of my listening regimen.
 

 

 
via Nerdcore.de

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Finally: The ‘Big Lebowski’ pinball machine is here and it is gorgeous!
10.02.2014
07:37 am

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I have to tell you, I adore pinball, and I’m very excited to make a trip to my local bowling palace sometime in the next year or so to try out the soon-to-be-released Big Lebowski pinball machine, duly licensed by Universal Studios and manufactured by Dutch Pinball. The machine retails for $8,500 (which can be broken up into four payments), excluding taxes and fees; if you would like to pre-order one, you can do it here. They aren’t kidding about the “Dutch” in “Dutch Pinball.” Ahem: “Residents of the European Union are subject to Dutch BTW (VAT). ... Customers living outside of the European Union are not required to pay Dutch VAT; however, you may be subject to an import tariff.”

The game has three levels, including a stunning re-creation of a bowling alley (“Licensed Brunswick Lane Design”) underneath the main level. The game will play songs from the movie, including Bob Dylan’s “The Man in Me,” Kenny Rogers’ “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In,” and Santana’s “Oye Como Va.”

Details on gameplay are not the easiest to come by, but the game features three “Character Modes,” two “Car Modes,” a “Mark It Zero” bonus, and three “Rug Modes” (you read that right). Marvelously, the game features a life-sized, actual goddamn White Russian that juts out of the playing field on the right-hand side and occasionally lights up.

When you speak of this—and you know you will—please resist the temptation to make a “rug ties it all together” joke, everyone’s already done that one.
 

 

 

 

 

 
“Attract mode lighting”:

 
Three more videos detailing the luscious Lebowski pinball machine, after the jump….

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The Big Lebowski pays a surprise visit to The Little Lebowski
08.13.2014
11:22 am

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Even though this PBS YouTube clip of Jeff Bridges making a surprise visit to The Little Lebowski Shop has been around for some time (it only has a little over 100k views, tho), I thought I’d share it with you guys anyway. I’d never seen it before. It’s a big Internet, isn’t it?

If you don’t know what The Little Lebowski Shop is, it’s a wee store located in NYC dedicated to all things Big Lebowski. And I do mean everything Big Lebowski. What a hipster hoot.

I found Jeff Bridges to be a real charmer in the short clip. He seems like a really nice, likeable, easygoing guy. Someone you’d want to shoot the shit with. Drink a brew or smoke a joint with. A dude!

One revelation in the video is where Bridges admits that he had serious reservations about taking on the role of “The Dude” and how he it thought it might affect his girls’ perception of him. I think his daughters gave him the right advice. I just can’t imagine anyone else playing “The Dude,” can you?!

 
With thanks to reddit

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Get your very own Lebowski doodle pad, complete with sketch of ... you know what
06.05.2014
06:38 am

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Treehorn doodle pad
 
From the good people at Lebowski Fest, the Treehorn Doodle Pad! Only five bucks. Anyone who is a fan of the Coen brothers’ mastepiece The Big Lebowski will have no trouble summoning to mind what scene the Treehorn doodle pad appears in, and what rude message Jackie Treehorn (producer of Logjammin’) writes on a page that we never actually get to see…...

The 13th annual Lebowski Fest takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, on July 11-12, 2014 if you’d like to attend.
 

 
Thanks to Carol Schumacher Yachanin for the tip!

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Minute-long ‘Big Lebowski’ is a wild crazy ride
09.12.2013
07:25 am

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A few months ago Tara did a post on 1A4STUDIO’s brilliant 60-second version of Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—in doing so she remarked that “One of the YouTube commenters is asking for a minute-long version of The Big Lebowski. That would be good, too.”

I’m happy to report that 1A4STUDIO has followed through on Tara’s request—and it’s far better than the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas one, in my opinion. The entry of Maude Lebowski is pretty fucking fantastic, as is the Valkyrie bowling dream sequence and the scene where the nihilists dump a ferret into The Dude’s bathtub.

So, so, so good.
 

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Freaky cosplay, dood: The Dude as a ‘Doctor Who’ Ood


 
Holy hell, while twisted and marvelous, The Dude as an Ood is something to… behold!

This remarkable costume was spotted at the annual Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One, in Los Angeles.

Via Neatorama

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The Big Lebowski toilet set
04.01.2013
09:40 am

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A custom-made Big Lebowski-themed toilet seat by devientART-ist Valoree. You too, can chillax on yer throne just like The Dude!
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Doctor Who ‘Weeping Angel’ toilet decal

Handy tips on using the toilet

Heil Shitler: Hitler’s Toilet lives (in a New Jersey auto-body shop)

Puzzling set of toilet instructions in India

Via Neatorama

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‘The Big Lebowski’: Replica of The Dude’s sweater
12.11.2012
01:46 pm

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I think The Dude would totally lose respect for me if I spent the asking price of $200.00 for this Cowichan knit sweater.
 

 
Via This Is Why I’m Broke

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The Dude of Thrones


 
I really like this Game of Thrones meets The Big Lebowski screenprint, available through Gallery 1988 for $40.00.

Via reddit

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Amusing ‘The Big Lebowski’ poster starring Frank Zappa, Iggy and Bowie


 
I had a good laugh with this one.
 
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Jesus
12.08.2011
08:22 am

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Nobody fucks with the Jesus!
 
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‘The Big Lebowski’ bowls a strike with Quincy Jones’ ‘The Dude’
03.15.2011
02:15 pm

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Edited by Jeff Yorkes.

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Fuckin’ Quintana
01.07.2011
10:02 am

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“Fuckin’ Quintana … that creep can roll, man.”

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The Dude dicking around
11.09.2010
10:46 am

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It’s only Tuesday. I want this week to be over already!

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