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Title: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: hannahdude on June 11, 2011, 02:28:12 PM
...and if he did would he watch it? rabbit ears of course, no cable. sports? hogan's heroes, 'branded'?? local news? or was it a moral choice to eschew it altogether. i wonder....
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Tripnastic on June 11, 2011, 04:47:18 PM
I don't think he did.  I don't remember seeing it around in any of the shots of the living room, but I don't think it'd be his style anyway.  I don't think he'd want that kind of negativity.  My humble opinion of course. 

Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: andy on June 11, 2011, 04:49:14 PM
When the dude returns home from Malibu we see TV set on a small table in front of the fireplace. A bowling ball protrudes from the screen.

I would expect to see PBS, local news, cartoons, westerns... sometimes just static with the volume down. I doubt he would have spent much time watching the tube. But he wouldn't have gone to the trouble to boycott it on moral grounds. Life's too short.

This dude has a TV but no cable or satellite. Just a PS3 for watching movies and occasionally playing a game.
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Busmum on June 11, 2011, 04:55:19 PM
i think he would, but it wouldn't work... in in pure dudelyness, would leave it in the room to symbolize... um... what were we talking about again?
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Tripnastic on June 12, 2011, 01:12:48 AM
Sure enough Dudes, Andy hit it on the head.  I went back and checked, then did a screen grab.  There it is.

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c357/Tripnastic/lebowskitv.jpg)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Michael68 on June 12, 2011, 05:49:48 AM
Point of order re: Andy's post. This movie was made and released in...mid '90s somewhere...I don't think there was a Playstation 3...or a 2 or a 1 for that matter.
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: cckeiser on June 12, 2011, 12:27:38 PM
So did Woo do that as well.
I mean really, who would do that to a perfectly good bowling ball?
It was obviously someone who was not a golfer. 8)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: cckeiser on June 12, 2011, 12:44:23 PM
Point of order re: Andy's post. This movie was made and released in...mid '90s somewhere...I don't think there was a Playstation 3...or a 2 or a 1 for that matter.

It was shot in 97 but was supposed to have taken place in 91, and I wager, 92.
I believe The Dude would watch PBA bowing on tv. 8)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Abideist on June 12, 2011, 02:25:59 PM
the more times i've watched TBL and lived my own life as a 'duder', it becomes increasingly clear that we have our dark sides, and perhaps even greater capacity for outbursts of short controlled emotional exchanges that linger on the 'Walter' side of the fence than someone who remains completely neutral or resides within the television rather than a dudely viewer (if you know what I mean).

Therefore it can only be concluded that The Dude, in an act of rebelious rejection of fascism threw his golf ball into the TV set as a symbol of his freedom.

Am I wrong here dudes?
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 12, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
But the real question is did the dude have a computer?

Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Tripnastic on June 12, 2011, 05:46:43 PM
Good God man,  Do you remember what computers were like in 91?  That's the year that the WWW was made public too, if I'm not out of my element here.
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Caesar dude on June 12, 2011, 05:52:52 PM
Exactly my thoughts Koogs....I was working on some of the most advanced Fighter Plane technology at the time and we didn't even have a laptop! I had an Amiga at home I think....maybe with a cassette for the programmes...?

The dude did not have a computer!
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 12, 2011, 07:02:10 PM
Good God man,  Do you remember what computers were like in 91?  That's the year that the WWW was made public too, if I'm not out of my element here.

Kinda like this......................

(http://www.hpmuseum.net/image/homePage.jpg)

And the web looked like this....................

(http://www.tranquileye.com/cyber/1997/yahoo_1997.gif)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Tripnastic on June 12, 2011, 07:09:47 PM
Second in from the bottom left (with the white and blue thing on it, small screen and paper roll coming out the right side)  I had that one.  I believe we thought it was "portable"  ;D :D
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 12, 2011, 07:48:09 PM
Second in from the bottom left (with the white and blue thing on it, small screen and paper roll coming out the right side)  I had that one.  I believe we thought it was "portable"  ;D :D

 ;D Yeah, like this "portable" computer.............

(http://oldcomputers.net/pics/compaqiii.jpg)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: jakubol on June 13, 2011, 03:49:28 AM
Point of order re: Andy's post. This movie was made and released in...mid '90s somewhere...I don't think there was a Playstation 3...or a 2 or a 1 for that matter.

IMHO "This dude" = author of the post = andy has a PS3.
Am I wrong? Okay then.
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: 4weeddude on June 13, 2011, 03:25:11 PM
I don't do the T.V. thing...... that is where I would keep my Bowling Ball if I had a T.V.

  Crap will ROT your thinking........ ??? ;) ;D :o :P ::)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: andy on June 14, 2011, 12:25:45 AM
Point of order re: Andy's post. This movie was made and released in...mid '90s somewhere...I don't think there was a Playstation 3...or a 2 or a 1 for that matter.

IMHO "This dude" = author of the post = andy has a PS3.
Am I wrong? Okay then.

You got what I meant. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Abideist on June 14, 2011, 07:00:29 PM
I'll never forget the old AOL 'Free Trial!' disks that would show up in the mail every week for about 3 years straight.

And the 1995, dial up process.

You would spend an hour just trying to get online, but once you were on it was worth it.  Actually, these days the inter-web is rather boring, compared to the originally simple style. 

I would give anything to go back to Pop Ups, and get rid of facebook and marketing sharing.


Hey dudes, I didn't download a lot of stuff back then, but were viruses worse now or before?

sincerely,
koog-meister
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: hannahdude on June 16, 2011, 02:02:15 PM
dudes, koog, no, man, that photo shows im nearly sure what his trashed bungalow looks like after he gets home from malibu. woo or other henchmen did this NOT dude, am i wrong?
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Quaker Dude on June 24, 2011, 02:37:27 AM
There are a few TV shows I genuinely enjoy (History Channel stuff and Adult Swim mostly), but I find less and less justification to buy expensive cable or satellite service when you can usually find those shows online now.
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: cakebelly on June 24, 2011, 03:18:10 AM
Dudeist TV . . hmmm: http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV (http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV)
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: Quaker Dude on June 24, 2011, 04:23:08 AM
Dudeist TV . . hmmm: http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV (http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV)

Looks interesting!  Are they still planning on launching this soon?
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 24, 2011, 04:43:32 AM
Dudeist TV . . hmmm: http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV (http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV)

Far fucking out, mang.
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: cakebelly on June 24, 2011, 10:51:27 AM
From the look of the quantity of weed consumption, chances are they've forgotten all about it.  ;D
Title: Re: Did The Dude have a tv set?
Post by: cckeiser on June 24, 2011, 11:41:53 AM
Dudeist TV . . hmmm: http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV (http://www.youtube.com/user/DudeistTV)

I subed as well!
Thankee dude!