|Guardian covers Dudeism|
|Written by Chalupa|
|Thursday, 21 January 2010 22:56|
There's a decent write-up on Dudeism over at The Guardian. It appears these guys did not go the way of Larry Sellers and actually did their homework. They mention The Year's Work In Lebowski Studies by Comentale and Jaffe, Eddie Chung's film The Achievers, Cathleen (they messed up her name a tiny bit) Falsani's The Dude Abides book, Dudeism, Oliver's VW commercial and several other good resources. I'm a little impressed.
Such connections notwithstanding, the Dude is really more of a Zen kind of guy; takin her easy, after all, is quite different to dying in agony. When Richard Gaughran asked 180 students to name "Dude-like qualities", he reports in Professor Dude: An Inquiry into the Appeal of His Dudeness for Contemporary College Students (also in Lebowski Studies), the results included "serene", "blissful", "Zen", "Taoistic" and "Buddha-esque". Stormy, a fan seen in The Achievers getting a tattoo on her thigh that combines elements of bowling, Buddha and The Big Lebowski, would presumably agree.
Read the complete article here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jan/20/dudeism-the-big-lebowski