And now for something completely different, part deux

The first half of The Big Lebowski may the funniest half-movie ever, and is certainly right up there with the other funniest half-movies of all time. Not surprisingly, the film in its entirety has generated its own cult following and annual Lebowski Fest convention.

Dude In the film Jeff Bridges plays the dissolute leading character, Jeff Lebowski (“the Dude,” photo at left). His daily attire is a bathrobe, except when he is bowling.

Shopping for a bathrobe online, not necessarily one like the Dude sports, I find that the film has even generated a Big Lebowski Dude Wig and Costume Set. The Dude Wig and Costume Set is “frequently bought together” with the bathrobe.

As a standalone, it is for the man who has everything, or for the man who needs it for the next Lebowski Fest convention. With one-day delivery, it can even be adapted for use on Halloween tomorrow. This made me laugh.

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 11.47.26 AMSTEVE adds: I’ve wondered sometimes whether the Coen brothers aren’t making some sly digs at modern liberalism in Lebowski.  Among other great lines is the early scene by the pool where The Dude spies Bunny’s supposed boyfriend asleep on a pool float.

Bunny: “Oh, he’s a nihilist.”

The Dude: “That must be exhausting.”

Truer words have seldom been spoken.  And don’t even get me started on the wisdom of Walter Slobchak, who is slated to make an appearance in our Week in Pictures this Saturday.


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