"Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude, in Los Angeles."
For the Dude, that time was the early '90s—"just about the time of our conflict with Sad'm and the I-raqis"—but for us, the Dude sauntered into pop culture 16 years ago, to the day. With him came Walter, Donny, Maude, Bunny, Uli the nihilist, Jackie Treehorn and, of course, the eponymous Big Lebowski—plus an entire lexicon of quotable quotes.
To mark the theatrical release of The Big Lebowski
, every March 6 since 2010, adherents of Dudeism
—the official religion of Lebowski
—observe "The Day of the Dude."
According to The Dudespaper
("a lifestyle magazine for the deeply casual"), observance of the Day of the Dude is simple: "We recommend celebrating The Day of the Dude by getting together with like-minded Dudeists, drinking white Russians, watching the sacred film and going bowling."
For other Day of the Dude ideas, visit The Dudespaper
online. Whatever you do, make it worthy of the Dude, or Duder, or el Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.