Not on the Rug, Man...

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  1. dpippel

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    This weekend the First Annual Lebowski Fest West (details HERE) is being held in Las Vegas. These guys also have an annual event in Louisville, KY. It's a fan celebration of everything Lebowski, as in the Cohen Brothers' film The Big Lebowski. They have bowling, white russians, oat sodas and sasparillas, a screening of the film, costume contests, a "ringer toss" contest, and celebrity appearances. This year in Vegas it's Jeff "the Dude" Dowd, whom Jeff Bridges' character in the film was based on and James Hoosier, who played The Jesus' bowling partner Liam. You can imagine where it goes from here.

    These are just a bunch of fans who get together every year to celebrate the film and have some fun. It sounds like a blast.
    I've never been but plan on possibly attending the Louisville thing this year and definitely the Vegas Fest next February. Anyway, I'm posting this info just in case any Big Lebowski fans at HTF are unaware of the festivities and want to, in the spirit of comaraderie, watch the film today themsleves. I know what I'm gonna do.

    "What I'm blathering about - new shit has come to light, man! She owes money all over town, including to known pornographers, and that's cool... that's cool, and of course they're going to say that they didn't get the money, because... she wants more, man! She's got to feed the monkey... "
     
  2. Nils Luehrmann

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    Doug,

    This thread might reach the right audience if it were moved to the National and Local Home Theater Forum Meets forum.

    That said, The Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin has also hosted some very entertaining 'Lebowski' theme parties. Sounds like the one in Vegas is even better! If someone from HTF goes, I hope they report back on the festivities.
     
  3. dpippel

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    Thanks for the suggestion Nils. I thought I'd post it here since my primary goal was to suggest people watch the movie today. But it probably would have served just as well in the Meets forum. If anyone from HTF does go I'd look forward to a report as well.

    "I do mind! The Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand man."
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Actually, the Movies area is where this should be located.
     
  5. Ernest Rister

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    Are they going to have a "fat guys jumping from a moving car" contest? I'd show up to see that.
     
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    I feel out of my element.
     
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    I hope the Vegas fest has a trip to In'N'Out on the intinerary. [​IMG]
     
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    It's a long haul from Vegas to the In 'n' Out on Radford.
     
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    True, but at least Vegas HAS In'N'Outs, as opposed to Louisville. [​IMG]
     
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    you mean...coitus?

    CJ
     
  11. dpippel

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    Those are good burgers Walter.
     
  12. Ernest Rister

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    In 'N' Out refers to a popular hamburger chain - not coitus. The best hamburger I ever had was at Jerry's Tavern in the tiny burg of Granger, Tx.

    What I want to know is if Big Kahuna Burgers exist.

    (watches thread go waaaay off topic)
     
  13. Dome Vongvises

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    I'll need to watch The Big Lebowski again. Hopefully I can attend the one in Louisville.
     
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    Well, that's just like, your opinion, man.
     
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    Unfortunately, no. Jeffrey Wells did a little riff on Big Kahuna and other "products" from Tarantino's films in this column from last year (it's near the bottom so you'll have to scroll down a ways):

    http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/elsewhere/115.html
     
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    You can guess what happens next.
     
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    dome, youre not the only one who needs to watch this movie again!

    CJ
     
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    Three of my friends went to the Louisville event last year. If you go you need to arrive as early as possible. They didn't, it was packed, they missed most of the contests, and only got to bowl a couple of games.

    Or maybe not. There details were kind of sketchy due to high levels of Caucasian consumption.

    And bring money for T-shirts. They each brought back a couple of shirts that I'm extremely jealous of.
     

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