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How to Become an Official Dude in 10 Easy Steps

If only real life religions were this appealing.

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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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August 3, 2014 - 7:00 am
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10. Watch The Big Lebowski a minimum of 3 times.

The first time you watch Lebowski, encounter the film fresh and unfettered. Invite a friend or two over. Make it a casual affair and, if you can, do a double feature. Watch The Maltese Falcon beforehand so you have some understanding of how incredibly screwed up the plotline is going to be. The second time you watch Lebowski, do so with a Caucasian in hand. Immerse yourself in the experience, not as a moviegoer, but as a key aspect of the mise en scene. Discover your favorite quotes. By your third go-round, call in sick, lounge in your bathrobe, and when your friends say, “You wasted a sick day on that movie?” respond with, “Well, that’s like, your opinion, man.” Be sure to obtain the collector’s edition and review the special features for complete immersion.

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With the exception of the pot-smoking, there is much of the Dudeist philosophy that dovetails well with Conservatism. Live and let live, don't interfere with others... Being conservative does not mean being an ego-driven workaholic; being productive and profitable can also be accomplished if you (and your employees/colleagues) enjoy your job, don't let things bother you, and have a live-and-let-live approach to dealing with others.
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???
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The actor who played the Dude is a workaholic. Go figger.
6 weeks ago
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Not sure about this article. It's cute, but the fact is, real conservatives and real liberals are way too aware, too concerned, too angry, and waaaay too uptight to be Dudes. Dudeism is for dropouts.
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It's been a long time since I saw the movie. There was just one question I never got answered. How did The Dude support himself?

The Being With No Visible Means of Support is a uniquely Hollywood creation. Perhaps some more knowledgeable Dude-ists can remind me of references in the movie of how The Dude kept from starving in the gutter.
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i seem to recall something from the cohen bros where "the dude" was the heir of the rubik's cube fortune but this tidbit was left out of the final cut of the movie
6 weeks ago
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Only a billionaire capitalist could afford to live like The Dude.
6 weeks ago
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Or the son of one.
6 weeks ago
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What a crock of equine scat.
6 weeks ago
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Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
6 weeks ago
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And yet you felt the need to comment.
6 weeks ago
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Must all comments be positive?
6 weeks ago
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Yes. particularly with regard to Dear Leader. The IRS is watching.(through the auspices of the NSA and CIA, each of which is a large inefficient bureaucratic organization, thus is our liberty protected by incompetence).
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