Hey, Careful Man. There’s A Beverage Here!

bl.jpgLast Sunday L.A. Times culture vulture Joel Loquat-Hater Stein pissed all over “twits” that buy DVDs, and begrudingly I admit that:

1) I am one of those twits, and
2) He has a point.

But that was before learning that The Big Lebowski Achiever’s Edition is coming out on DVD October 18. Armed with that new knowledge pardon me while I paraphrase Walter Sobchak: “Shut the fuck up, Joely.”

Let the comments now overflow with favorite quotes from one of the Best Movies Ever, too long overdue from taking its rightful place on a DVD shelf that Stein would no doubt despise.

13 thoughts on “Hey, Careful Man. There’s A Beverage Here!”

  1. Damn nihlists.

    I don’t think I’ve ever watched a film as many times as the Big Lebowski. Pure genius.

  2. “The real reason that we have bookcases is to immediately let guests know that we’re smarter than them.”

    Wow, is this guy suffering from an inferiority complex or what? I wonder what Thomas Jefferson would say to this, the fucking show off. This guy is the reason we have had George W. Bush as President for two terms. It reminds me of something I think I heard Harlan Ellison say once. He said people often ask him when they see his bookcase ‘wow, have you read all these books?’ Of course the awnser is no, who wants a bookcase full of books they’ve already read? It’s the same reason I buy DVD’s. If I want to watch Leave Her to Heaven or Don’t Look Back on a Sunday afternoon, or watch the first 30 minutes of Conan before dinner, I have the option. Our lives are enriched by books and films, not diminished. I wonder exactly what he means by ‘real entertainment’?

  3. I will keep this DVD playing at all times just for decorational purposes. I suspect it will really tie the room together.

  4. The Stein guy seems pretty caught up on sex. In an article about DVD’s, he referenced sex 4 different times. Awesome.

  5. “Hey, nice marmot!”

    I try to avoid the tube whenever possible, but I do have a huge stack of Monty Python episodes which, incidentally, are great for making a girl you’re merely using get really weirded out and leave you and have it all be her fault.

  6. “The Dude abides. I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowin’ he’s out there. The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.”

  7. “He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.

  8. Also, Will, I totally agree with you.

    1). I’m also apparently one of those twits.
    2). He does have a bit of a point. (For once.)

  9. With so many excellent choices, it is hard to choose, so rather than spit out a bunch that are part of my daily speech patterns, here is one of my favorites…

    “What is that… yoga?”

    I will come back with more if I do not see more quotes added soon….

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