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Title: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Bill on November 16, 2007, 11:47:25 PM
Actually, I started this week a few weeks ago before I knew anything about Dudeism.

Anyway, it's my attempt at rewriting the screenply as scripture form. In classic Dudeism fashion, I didn't get very far. Anyway, here it is for your amusement.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d5hc22n_262d4v684

And maybe a few people could work on it at once.
Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: ZenDudeist on November 17, 2007, 04:41:15 AM
I dig this work man. I've read my fair share of biblical stuff in my youth, so if I can get any creative ideas going, I'd be glad to help out sometime.

Abide.
Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Andrea D. on November 20, 2007, 09:30:12 AM
Oh, man, the bible.
A marvelous book.
I read it every day and i say the little prayers to kicking back and take it easy.

"Fuck it, let's go bowling", "life goes on",  "I don't roll on shabbas", "I'm the walrus", "Mark it zero", "You mean coitus", etc.
I love this religion, and maybe, since i'm a dudeist i'm a better person.
The dude abide.
Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Bill on November 20, 2007, 03:49:48 PM
"Fuck it, let's go bowling", "life goes on",  "I don't roll on shabbas", "I'm the walrus", "Mark it zero", "You mean coitus", etc.

Funny you mention those quotes.

I had this idea (of re-formatting the script) many weeks ago. And I was doing it just as a lark. Thought it would be funny.

But then, when I discovered the Dudeism site, I thought, this re-formatting could come in handy.

For, example, if I break the script into chapters and verses, then, when people quote the movie, they could add a scriptural notation. Like....

"The Dude Abides." (Lebowski 48:12)

Then, I also thought, such a document could be used in expounding on certain verse, like the ones you mentioned.

To those who may be familiar with the concept, I'm thinking like D'var Torah, or Torah Commentary. Take a verse, or a section, and see what kind of philosophical truths one can glean from it.

I could see a list of "Profound Utterances," which a central to the tenets of Dudeism. Then people could comment or expound on them.

In fact, I have a lot of ideas one some of them. "That's fucking interesting" says that a follower of Dudeism is easily fascinated. "That's a bummer" says that followers are compassionate. "The Dude abides" says that a follower both focuses on just living, as well as does their best at "abiding" any crisis that crosses their path. "This is what happens..." shows that our actions have consequences. "You're being very unDude, Dude" is an admonition to relax and get back on the path. And so on.

(Okay, this next idea, I admit may be going a little far. But hey, I've seen stuff on the internet that's a whole lot more obsessive than this. If you don't know, the founder of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is writing - or has written - a complete Bible for that religion. Plus, this stuff fun to do when I have downtime at work.)

Whereas in Judaism, the Torah is broken up into sections roughly equalling the number of weeks in the year. This could be done to the script could be as well. I did this yesterday, and found, if you break up the script by scenes, and include even small ones as scenes, you get 48, which is pretty close to a year. So, maybe, in Dudeism, it is customary to read (or watch) that scene, and think about it or discuss it online, for a week.

If you're curious to see this breakdown, look here...

http://docs.google.com/View?docID=d5hc22n_268v25wrb&revision=_latest

Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Andrea D. on November 21, 2007, 08:31:33 AM
That's fucking interesting dude, that's fucking interesting.
Take a look to the dudelexicon too.
http://www.oliverbenjamin.net/lebowskilexicon.html (http://www.oliverbenjamin.net/lebowskilexicon.html)
Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Bill on November 21, 2007, 08:36:16 AM
Yes, I've looked that a few times.

By the way, I've noticed that if one only watches the movie, they're missing out on some good stuff in the script.

For instance, I love the line...

"His rumpled look and relaxed manner suggest a man in whom casualness runs deep."

Doesn't that sound like a perfect source for another Dudeism blessing?

"May your casualness run deep."

Abide
Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Andrea D. on November 21, 2007, 08:49:04 AM
You have all the reason.
In fact, "That's bummer" is one of my favorite.
Good luck with the work Bill.
Abide.
Title: Re: Working on more scripture for Dudeism
Post by: Andrea D. on November 21, 2007, 10:13:28 AM
And i like too:

"Fucking amateurs"
"Where's the money"
"You see what happens?"
"Fuck it"
"I have a rash too"