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A Day in the Life of a Dude / Re: Fuckin' fascists !!
« Last post by Kanantus on Today at 03:09:48 AM »
Well, looks like we can close the file on that one.  8)
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A Day in the Life of a Dude / Re: Fuckin' fascists !!
« Last post by DigitalBuddha on July 25, 2017, 04:36:11 PM »
I'd leave it like that.
Something tells me that the Dude would need to update his account.
I'd call that a very dude sig pic.

I think you gotta a point, dude. I hang with my current free sig image fer now. Mark it ten!
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A Day in the Life of a Dude / Re: Fuckin' fascists !!
« Last post by BikerDude on July 25, 2017, 10:35:27 AM »
I'd leave it like that.
Something tells me that the Dude would need to update his account.
I'd call that a very dude sig pic.
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General Discussion / For your consideration
« Last post by BikerDude on July 25, 2017, 09:56:37 AM »
Fuck it's been quiet around here.

Do you accept that choosing the most sensible course of action one after the other will lead to the best outcome?

Sounds like a simple concept but of course it's not at all simple.
The famous "morality tests" come to mind. The trolley problem for instance.
http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/fatman/

In the larger sense are we, the royal we, you know, the editorial, marching down a dead end street?
Drawn in stark terms "is the world were Bill Gates is the richest man in the world unarguably better than one where Alexander the Great wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer"?
Hmmmm!
More and more I find that I believe in almost nothing.


Except Beer!


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Living the Life of the Dude / Re: What would the Dude read?
« Last post by BikerDude on July 25, 2017, 05:39:20 AM »
Everything is about balance.
What I remember about heroism in the Tao of The Dude is nuanced.
As I recall it celebrates a seldom celebrated type of heroism. Individualism. A worthy endevour and it seems an answer to a frustratingly popular definition that is about conformity. I'd almost say it's the exact shadow cast by "The Unsung Hero's" that Reagan conservatism loves to celebrate. The conformist glorified. Basically the Big Lebowski. The version seems to have an appeal to those who traffic in fake heroism. Chest beating. Gun culture, false patriotism etc. As I see it both extremes cheapen genuine heroism. It almost strikes as a sales pitch.
Everyone can be a hero? No they can't! Hero's are rare and idealizing them is a good thing.
The solution to "fake heroism" does not lie in diminishing the importance of heroism in my opinion. Or a whole sale redefinition of it. Inaction is not the solution to misplaced aggression or wrong courses of action. Or even powerlessness.
It is probably true that people create a lot of unnecessary drama in their lives. I call it "shadow boxing".
The drama is real but the way people express it and deal with it is misguided and often self destructive.
"The Hero" as an archetype is an idealized version of humanity but individual hero's are real.
Unfortunately idealization often leads to cheap stereotypes.
False heroism, false patriotism, jingoism these are all ascendant but diminishing the role of courage and selflessness is not IMO a worthy fucking endeavor. Suggesting otherwise is throwing out the bulk of the series.
Great literature, music, poetry. On and on. The way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' it-self, down through the generations, westward the wagons, across the sands a time until-- aw, look at me, I'm ramblin.
Far be it from me to take on the holy writ but I'm on record as being an outlier. There's a lot of Dudeism that I dig but I'm not down with the inaction as a principle or any redefinition of heroism. Am I a Dude? Who the fuck knows. I try to be as Dude as I can be but I refuse to devalue my Walter. And for all his bluster would anyone suggest that in the end Walter is not a hero? Yeah I know Donny. Shut the fuck up Donny! I'm staying. Finishing my coffee. Enjoying my coffee.
 
IMO the greatest sin of this day and age is that it supplants the greatest things with cheap half ass versions.
Every side is at war with false stereotypes. A fake image of liberalism, conservatism, patriotism on and on.
Creating false drama for sure. But the solution isn't to suggest that real drama isn't real. It's fine to stop hating on imagined "bad guys" but perhaps more now than ever in my lifetime there are real "bad guys".
It's not because of any underlying fault of our ideals. It's because the legitimate version has been supplanted by some pale soundbite fueled cardboard cutout. People have lost track of what's important.
I'd caution contributing another comfortable stereotype to the mix. Is the slacker hero really necessary? And how is he different from your average Ted Nugent apostle?  The bottom line is most people are not hero's. That is the fucking point! It's not enough IMO to find your inner dude to be a hero. Any more than it is to fill your basement full of guns and take up a watch against imagined foes.

Fuck it? Yes that's your answer to everything.

Oh fuck.
Lost my train of thought.
What would the dude read.
I'd say in terms of authors a few are obvious.
I'd say Vonnegut is a good bet.
Ken Kesey for sure. One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest being the story of an anti hero.
Tom Robbins. Still Life With Woodpecker.
Persig for sure.
Doug Coupland is great.
The part of "Polaroids From the Dead" about the hippies and the Grateful Dead concert captures the Hippie spirit a couple decades on. It ran as a serial version in spin magazine. I can remember working night shift and reading the one part about the old hippie couple. I went out and bought Gen X and a Couple others right away.

How Douglas Coupland's Polaroids from the Dead continues to be a touchstone 20 years later
http://nationalpost.com/entertainment/books/book-reviews/how-douglas-couplands-polaroids-from-the-dead-continues-to-be-a-touchstone-20-years-later/wcm/f7db6a82-b64f-4acb-906a-ec59d9131480

OH let me throw one more into the mix.
Perhaps a bit critical of the Dudeist mind set in that in his criticism of Zen Bhuddism.
Nikos Kazantzakis. Particularly Zorba the Greek. A great book. And Zorba is a great character. In his celebration of the human spirit.
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Living the Life of the Dude / Re: What would the Dude read?
« Last post by DigitalBuddha on July 24, 2017, 05:42:47 PM »
My Dinner with Audre - the screen play...........

My Dinner with Andre is a passionate, volatile, and humorous encounter between two friends who have not seen each other for a long time, and decide to catch up on each others' lives over dinner. Andre Gregory is an intense, highly experimental theater director and playwright in search of life's meanings and spiritual revelations. His friend, Wally Shawn, is an actor and playwright living in New York who is more preoccupied with the search for his next meal. As Andre recounts his global journeys involving esoteric theatrical experiments and mystical adventures, Wally listens with more than skepticism, as his attitudes shift among wonder, puzzlement, admiration, and anger. What finally emerges is a sensitive portrait of a friendship that survives and transcends contransting assumptions about love, death, art, and man's continuing quest for self-fulfillment.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-dinner-with-andr-wallace-shawn/1110887885;jsessionid=4CD17AD329561BD6E17DBB355C0618CB.prodny_store02-atgap02?ean=2900802130630&pcta=u&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core%20Shopping%20Textbooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP62423
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Living the Life of the Dude / Re: What would the Dude read?
« Last post by Dudov on July 23, 2017, 08:21:25 AM »
Good question Dude.

I am a big fan of Pirsig myself. The Dude would definitely dig his style. If you like Fiction, another author I discovered this year who could be a Dudeist is Lionel Shriver. We Need to Talk about Kevin is the best novel I've read in years. I like Paul Auster a lot too.

I think the Dude is definitely a reader. Probably keeps a caucasian by his side while reading though ;) Don't think he would have a problem with any particular genres, as long as the writer knows how to take er' easy and doesn't take life too seriously!
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Living the Life of the Dude / What would the Dude read?
« Last post by Kanantus on July 23, 2017, 06:14:53 AM »
I'm thinking of fiction here. But what genres do you think the Dude would read when it comes to novels? Crime, horror, romance, comedy, SF, fantasy or what?

The reason why I ask is because recently I have been contemplating what Oliver has written about heroism and how we dudeist need to take it easy and not be so aggressive. In "The Dao of the Dude"  he points out that Campbell talked about The Hero's Journey and for us dudeists that's kind of a bummer because heroes are often an idealized version of us humans and are often quite aggressive and quick to judge and condemn "the bad guys". Oliver also quoted Vonnegut in The Abide Guide about why so many people fuck up their lives is because they seen to many faery tales. In other words they create fake drama in their lives because that's what they've seen on TV or read in books that our lives must be full of drama.

I love reading all genres from the highbrow like Kerouac, Ginsberg, Bukowski, Pirsig, to the more lowbrow like King, Rice, Rowling, Martin etc. But many of these authors write books that are about heroism and adventure or horror or drama. But now I have my doubts about reading such material as a dudeist. So fellow dudeist: What genres of books do you think the Dude would read and what genres should we dudeist read, and finally what genres of books do you read as a dudeist?
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Living the Life of the Dude / Re: Dude Food
« Last post by Turwaithiel on July 22, 2017, 01:36:43 PM »
Lime cucumber Gatorade...

I'm the only one I know that likes it.

Glad to know there's a cult following.  I'll hafta get into that!
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