30 Days Hath Novembeard – Day 13
“Sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? Sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here – the Dude from Los Angeles. Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.”
Today’s Whisker Awareness Spotlight is on none on than Jeffrey Lebowski, the slacker star of The Big Lebowski. Now, if you’ve never seen this film, here’s what you do: You go to Netflix and you watch it (as soon as you’re done reading this article and every other article on this site and telling all of your friends to do the same). If yo have seen the movie and didn’t enjoy it, here’s what you do: You go find yourself a nice even run of open space, perhaps a clearing in the woods or the beach at sunset. And you go there with a squared off piece of fabric set on a wooden t-frame. And you GO FLY A KITE, sir or madam. It’s our generation’s definitive detective film, starring Jeff Bridges as an aging pothead with effeminate taste in mixed drinks and a penchant for bowling.
The dude is the consummate deadbeat; the opening scene of the movie had him writing a check. A check for 69 cents. A check for 69 cents which he post-dates.
So in honor of the dude, let’s take it easy today. Fix yourself a White Russian. Smoke a roach in the tub. Go bowling with Steve Buscemi if the opportunity presents itself.
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