I posted this at 12:39 am and it posted as Thursday - but I really posted it on Friday - I did, I did, I did. Stomp stomp stomp.
As you may or may not know - I love the movie The Big Lebowski. I have a friend who walked out of the movie when he saw it in the theater (and we are still friends because we never ever talk about The Big Lebowski). Had I had the foresight to actually see the movie in the theater - I never would have left - I would have been laughing to beat the band through the whole thing.
Anyway, maybe to make up for not seeing The Big Lebowski in the theater, I drug my family to 2 Lebowski Fests - one in Los Angeles in 2007 and one in San Francisco in 2008. I tend to be obsessive about things and when I found out there was such a thing as a Lebowskifest - yikes - I was a goner - and so were my family members, by proxy.
The fests are put on by 2 guys from Kentucky who stumbled onto a bit of a cash cow. At the last fest we attended, Dandu (Middle Son), asked how much money they were making and one of the guys (pictured below with my husband AKA Marty Akermann) got an embarrased look and gave no answer. Imagine that.
Here is a link to the Lebowski Fest website.
I am still trying to decide if I am going to the fest in Seattle this month. I probably will not, but that won't keep me from obsessing about it until the date has come and gone - and then I will think about the San Francisco one... and then I will wonder why I didn't go to any of them.
Frecking Quintana, man, that creep can role. This guy had all the Quintana moves down pat - but of course I missed them and only got him drinking his White Russian. (A lot of that goes on at all the fests - White Russian drinking and missed photos.)
This guy was the cash machine (as in I'll just go find a cash machine, when Bunny offers to s***the Dude's c***.) He really liked my husband's costume (I made that shirt, aren't you impressed?) - Marty Ackerman (as in Walter's ex wife going to Honolulu with Marty Ackermann and leaving Walter to babysit the fecking show dog).
And finally for this Friday - Dandu's girl Toothy - with the Number One dude from the LA 2007 Lebowski Fest. He won best in show, so to speak, for the Dude costume. They have catagories for best Maude, best Dude, best Walter, and the best of the rest. My husband and I were in the running (I was Cynthia - Walter's ex) but not really even close. I will share a picture of the costume winner from this fest in next Friday's post.
Have a great Friday and remember, the Dude abides!