Last month the royal we received a press release from James Duncan regarding his new book, Am I a Dude? In true "dude" form I regrettably forgot to immediately share the news. Fortunately I'm finally getting around to it. Let us know if you've read it and what you thought.
Press Release: Within the world of children's literature, there are almost an infinite number of books geared towards teaching children proper values, but how many teach children to develop their own philosophy of inner peace, and relaxation. With the birth of Dudeism there was bound to come a culture of teaching, and as Dudeism continues to grow as the Number One religion based on a Jeff Bridges movie, we welcome the first in a series of books for children to answer the simple question "Am I a Dude?" With a little history, and a lot of fun, little Finnegan learns what a dude is, and where dudes came from. For those looking for more answers on the subject of Dude or Dudeism, please visit the Church of the Latter-Day Dude at dudeism.com.
Availability: The book is currently listed on Amazon.com as well as creatspace.com.
About the author: James Duncan lives in Montreal, Quebec with his lovely wife, two beautiful children, and a cat that likes to fur up their apartment! A Dudeist Priest since 2009, James looks for those little moments in life to find his bliss, whether it's working on his Comic journal 'MINE' at kaesye.com, or just finding happiness in moments with his loved ones.
Dudes - Entertainment Earth has great sale prices on most of their Lebowski items during Cyber Monday Week. Here's your chance to buy your special someone that bobblehead or action figure they've always wanted.
These are some of the deals you can take advantage of:
Do you live in New England? Do you love The Big Lebowski? Do you know about Viva Lebowski?
Last year Liz and I attended the first Viva Lebowski in Portland, ME and it was a very good time. Similar to a standard Lebowski Fest, Viva Lebowski has bowling, costumes, a viewing of the film, and lots of what have you. To top it off, proceeds go to a good cause. This year all ticket sales are going to the Maine Heart Association.
Even if you aren't local to Portland, ME - I can assure you it'll be worth the drive. Please consider checking out the party this weekend, December 3rd, at Bayside Bowl.
Just posted Episode 57 - LA Fest 2011. This is a short interview I did with Mrs Jamtoss recounting some of the events in LA this past September. This was my first Lebowski Fest in the city of angels, but I have been to LA a few times already. There was a small group of us Midwest folk: Founding dudes, Xal, Duder, Brad, Mrs J, and myself I think. We met up with some forum friends, and ate way too much In N Out. We had a wonderful time. DaFino even followed us around town.
This is part of us catching up on episodes from moving recently. I'll be posting one more episode before Thanksgiving, and then two more episodes next month before Christmas. Enjoy the holiday weekend and stay safe!
It's getting close to Christmas and that means all us achievers are looking for Lebowski-related gifts. Some buddies of mine alerted the royal we to these awesome etched glasses on Etsy.com.
Two 16oz glasses etched with Walter and Duder's faces for $16. That's basically 50 cents per ounce of holding capacity, man. These are also etched so there's no worry of losing Walter's flat top to the dishwasher. Geekyglassware also offers to personalize these for a modest price. Perfect gift for a holiday.
For those of your more detail oriented Achievers, you'll remember one of The Dude's bowling shirts saying, "Medina Sod" on the back. While most of us pronounce it as Muh-dee-na, it's actually a reference to a business in Orrville, Ohio. There's also a Medina, Ohio and that town is pronounced like Muh-die-na, which is also how Medina Sod Farms is pronounced.
The shirt The Dude wears is a realy shirt from a real bowling team back in the 1960's and belonged to Art Myer. At some point Art's shirt ended up in a second-hand store where it was bought by the film's costume designer. I would assume this refers to Mary Zophres or one of her staff. I find this a great tidbit of trivia surrounding The Dude's shirt because I've always wondered how he's come into posession of his bowling attire. It's not like his shirts say "Jeffrey" or "Dude." All of them are obviously acquired second-hand.
I don't really dig bursting bubbles, but as far as I know Medina Sod Farms still does not have bowling shirts for sale. The article below was written in 2008 and some friends of ours have tried to purchase a bowling shirt from the business. I must give the 7-11 crew some recognition for attempting to educate everyone on the "real" pronounciation of Medina Sod. I've been aware of the town for some time, but didn't put two and two together until a few years ago.
So there's a bit of trivia for you. What other cool stories do you know of?
Here's one for my friend who goes by "Dudeabides." I know she knits and this would probably be less work than making a sweater. I found this at a site called The Testy Knitter. They made a tiny little dude complete with sweater, caucasian, and a bowling ball.
Lebowski Fest comes to Orlando, FL again next year in February. Friday the 10th will be the movie night with Saturday the 11th encompassing the bowling, costumes, and what have you. For more information, be sure to check out the Lebowski Fest web site.