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Title: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: forumdude on February 26, 2007, 05:02:07 AM
Hey all you great dudes out there, tell us who you think should make it to the finals. The Great Dudes in History Page (http://www.dudeism.com/greatdudes.html) finals, that is. If you feel we've made a big boo boo by leaving out any truly great historical and contemporary dudes, nominate them here and we'll consider if he's a good man (or woman) and thurrah.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 26, 2007, 11:17:54 AM
Jesus.......................Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax--YOU'RE GODDAMN RIGHT I LIVE IN THE PAST!   I--Jesus.  What the hell happened?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: mintygoddess on March 05, 2007, 02:12:11 AM
I nominate The Fab Four (The Beatles!) were great dudes. They influenced a generation and still are influencing young folks with their music of peace and love.
Think about it. All you need is love... there is enough money, food, etc on this planet to go around. It's a matter of distribution. When there is love, there is sharing and caring.
John Lennon is as alive today in his music as he was 40 years ago in The Beatles.
"I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go"
Sounds a bit dudeism to me.
Do we have to write up the profile for those we nominate if they get chosen, or do you?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: El Duderino on March 05, 2007, 01:56:51 PM
Clint Eastwood - okay, so he's a Republican but I don't think you could meet anyone more laid back.

Matthew MacConaghey - by virtue of the fact that he was arrested for playing the bongo drums at 3am while naked and stoned out of his face. I mean, cool. What a Dude!

Jesus - Okay, so he didn't toke. But he did have long hair and a beard, and he had a tendency to abide.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: forumdude on March 05, 2007, 10:29:18 PM
clint eastwood is pretty dudeish in real life. don't know if he qualifies. maybe after he's dead (not face down in the muck, hopefully). matt mc is pretty dudeish considering he's a big hollywood actor. not a great dude in history, but definitely a dude. jesus is already listed. keep em coming.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on March 06, 2007, 11:02:22 AM
This dude is very dude -

Russian mathematics genius shuns the spotlight

The world of mathematics is in uproar over rumours that its most prestigious prize will be turned down next week by one of its brightest stars.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9775-russian-mathematics-genius-shuns-the-spotlight.html

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: I Love Bowling on April 09, 2007, 03:44:34 AM
3 letters one name...

R-V-D

Rob Van Dam

1. Has a past of smoking weed
2. Uses a yin-yang as a symbol
3. Very laid back in his approach in general
4. Owns his own comic book store
5. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rob_Van_Dam - If most of those quotes are not dude, i don't know what is.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: dude_doug on April 20, 2007, 12:51:37 PM
The late, great John Belushi. Like Uncle Jerry, a bit too fond of the drugs but oh, what a dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: drugo783 on May 05, 2007, 01:11:28 PM
The best of the three is Scorsese's "Life Lessons", about an artist (played by Nick Nolte) who uses his hyper-success to lure beautiful, young, aspiring artists to serve as his assistant/lovers. It's an astute portrait of the nature of the New York art world..
The real dude is Nick Nolte in New York Stories...

Ciao I'm a dude from Ostia the Rome's beach!!

I'm waiting here for party and beer...!!!

See you later in Italy...
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: orion1975 on May 05, 2007, 02:56:16 PM
Bill S preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan for thinking Caesar was only a salad dressing dude and Joan or Arc was Noahs wife but still being able to pass their history class even when SO-crates was said wrong all while dating historical babes and traveling through time in a telephone booth! That takes some talent!WOah! No way!DUDE!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: El Duderino on May 05, 2007, 06:08:40 PM
I'll go along with Bill and Ted as Dudes, if nothing else but for the line, "Strange things are afoot at the Circle K".

Wayne & Garth?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 28, 2007, 03:12:01 PM
The Dali Lama, a very dude person.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: BlueDragon on August 04, 2007, 11:04:22 AM
Hi Dudes

great site thank you.

But you is missing some very BIG dudes like

Cheech & Chong  (Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong)

Tommy Chong went to prison in real life to save his son and wife from going in his place (it was about selling glass bongs over US borders)

Quote:-
"In 2003, Chong was targeted by two American investigations code-named Operation Pipe Dreams and Operation Headhunter, which sought out businesses selling drug paraphernalia, mostly water pipes. He was charged for his part in financing and promoting Chong Glass/Nice Dreams, a company started by his son Paris. Chong agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia in exchange for non-prosecution of wife, Shelby, and his son."

Quote:-
"Marijuana

Chong has an unabashed love of marijuana. He used to say "I get high constantly! If you smoke pot, eat well and work out, I guarantee you'll live forever." Chong is also a marijuana activist and is a supporter of marijuana legalization & medical use of marijuana."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Chong

you must add at least tommy to your dude list imo one of the few Real dudes of the 20th century even picked on by the US goverment ;)

keep up the good work

Regards
BlueDragon
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: human paraquat on August 18, 2007, 09:06:43 AM
Bill "Spaceman" Lee,along with Bill Walton the 2 JockDudes off all time.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Andrea D. on September 05, 2007, 12:15:09 PM
Hi Dudes

great site thank you.

But you is missing some very BIG dudes like

Cheech & Chong  (Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong)

Tommy Chong went to prison in real life to save his son and wife from going in his place (it was about selling glass bongs over US borders)

Quote:-
"In 2003, Chong was targeted by two American investigations code-named Operation Pipe Dreams and Operation Headhunter, which sought out businesses selling drug paraphernalia, mostly water pipes. He was charged for his part in financing and promoting Chong Glass/Nice Dreams, a company started by his son Paris. Chong agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia in exchange for non-prosecution of wife, Shelby, and his son."

Quote:-
"Marijuana

Chong has an unabashed love of marijuana. He used to say "I get high constantly! If you smoke pot, eat well and work out, I guarantee you'll live forever." Chong is also a marijuana activist and is a supporter of marijuana legalization & medical use of marijuana."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Chong

you must add at least tommy to your dude list imo one of the few Real dudes of the 20th century even picked on by the US goverment ;)

keep up the good work

Regards
BlueDragon


In fact man, the dude  makes a "wink" to Cheech & Chong, you know, like in "Up in smoke", the creedence-bear-joint-accident part man.
They're pacifist just like he.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Andrea D. on September 05, 2007, 06:24:08 PM
I mean "beer" man...the oak soda ya know...no bear.
But sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you.
a bummer.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: max toupointeau on March 04, 2008, 12:09:17 PM
No mention of Marcel Duchamp as a great Dude in history?  After giving up on painting, this brilliant Dadaist-Surrealist invented the Readymade: find a banal/utilitarian everyday object, take it out of context, call it art, sell it, get paid for it.  Great Duchamp quote: "My capital is time."  I mean ... Joni Mitchell?!  Duchamp's a much more obvious choice.

Another great Dude: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.  J virtually invented the '90s Slacker ethos.  If J ain't a major Dude, this Dude doesn't know who is.

Love and sweet dreams to everyone ...

Max Toupointeau


Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dantediv86 on March 23, 2008, 06:15:39 PM
i say ???
maybe i was suposed to post here?

Jay and Silent Bob!!


i reapeat myself, but i can't help noticing this is an awesome site :D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Tiki Dude on May 30, 2008, 04:16:33 PM
I'd like to nominate Harris K. Telemacher as an honorary dude.  He's the wacky weatherman in the movie L.A. Story.  He spends his spare time rollerskating through the metropolitan museum of art in Los Angeles but his thinking has gotten to be very uptight. (He's had seven heart attacks- all imagined which is to say he was very unhappy but didn't know it because he was so happy all the time.)  But then  a freeway signpost speaks to him and helps him to find abiding happiness in the form of a special lady friend played by Victoria Tennant.  (Harris is played by Steve Martin who also wrote the script.)

L.A. Story is deeply mystical and is the only other movie in addition to The Big Lebowski
the Tiki Dude can watch over and over and never grow tired of.  It too has generated a bit of a cult following- or so I've been told.       

   
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: stratocharger on June 16, 2008, 12:24:25 PM
  Howdy there dudes dudettes and the just curious,...

 Anyway I would like to nominate the guy who immediately sprung to mind when confronted with this thread...

 the late great..  err,..
oh yeah, the sailor and sometimes crappy actor what's izname..
 umm,. hang on a minute,.. it'll come to me...

 you know?.. umm,..

 Sterling Hayden,..

 God I love Google...

 here with the dude himself is the dude's dude,.. dude dudettes and you curious fascists.

 (http://www.12gauge.com/images/2003/sterlinghayden1973.jpg)


 you tube video of the dude and the dude's dude...
   http://youtube.com/watch?v=HwFx19Vi5vg

 more info:
 http://www.12gauge.com/people_2003_hayden.html

 from Voyages:
 (http://www.pardueduran.com/SterlingHayden.jpg)

 P E A C E...  :-*

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Cringe Schrapnel on June 22, 2008, 04:52:03 PM
Quincy Jones???....huh? what? why? :-\
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DudeInBangalore on July 29, 2008, 01:41:22 AM
I dont know if animals can be dudeists but if they can i think Balloo the bear should be nominated man. Oh yeah snoopy is too. Balloo the bear is from Jungle Book (1960 something film and book). He's a bear that preaches about
"bear (bare) necessities". He stays in the forest and sleeps under trees and scratches his back occassionally. He floats around on a river and picks fruit from the forest.
His complete theme -
Look for the, bear (bare) necessities,
The simple bear necessities,
forget about your worries and your strife
I need the, bear necessities,
Of mother natures recipes,
just the bear necessities of life
yeah man.

I think Balloo is a prime animal candidate..if you;re not into the whole brevity thing.

Second is a pair - calvin and hobbes. From the popular comic strip. Calvin is as spaced out as any dude. Hobbes likes to sunbathe. calvin is a 100% pacifist, as this can be seen when the bully moe beats him up and he doesnt do much. Hobes likes tuna sandwiches and likes to think hes real. Calvin spends large amounts of time in front of the tv and detests sports and conformity. Prime dude candidates i think,. But thats just like my opinion man,. 6 year olds dude.

Tommy chong. Nuff said. Especially him as Leo. Far out

Dave brubeck. Jazz maestro. Will play with just about anybody on stage. Hes 87 years old and thats due tot he fact that he never pushed himself in life, just went with the flow. Take 5 is the most chilled out duder song ever *(besides the creedence). Rumour has it that he ate food, smoked a lot of reefer and had a few beers. Dont know whether he had caucasians.

Though he is already on the list, Mahatma Gandhi, the father of my great country. he did not watch his buddies die face down in the sand.

P.G Wodehouse's characters Bertie and Wooster. Bertie eats big breakfasts and smokes cigarettes. He half heartedly chases tails and thats when his butler Jeeves helps him out. All he says is "Yes sir" and "no sir" and " I wouldnt agree sir". He's also very very funny- like our modern day dude. Good candidate. He also quit his white collar conformity job to start writing...quarter-time. Died at ripe age of 93. Thats a bummer man. Mind if i do a j ? Im out of suggestions.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Turtle on August 03, 2008, 07:03:42 AM
I agree, Baloo's a dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dude1967 on August 03, 2008, 02:07:46 PM
I second the nominations of Calvin and Hobbes
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: marcel duchamp on August 21, 2008, 05:08:09 PM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on August 23, 2008, 12:52:53 PM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
That's fucking interesting, man, that's fucking interesting.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dude1967 on August 23, 2008, 01:02:18 PM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
well, Dude, we just don't know
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on August 24, 2008, 03:00:59 PM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
well, Dude, we just don't know

1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  ..................jesus, that's good enough for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dude1967 on August 28, 2008, 12:56:01 PM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
well, Dude, we just don't know

1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  ..................jesus, that's good enough for me.  ;D
Far out, D-buddha
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DudeInBangalore on September 22, 2008, 01:37:55 PM
I think silent bob from clerks, jay seems a bit wound up you know.
Lester bangs.
Lester bangs.
Lester bangs.
Watch almost famous for a more graphic description, he was one of the best journalists of all time.
I'm just looking for a handout like everyone else. Condolances
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: brandt on September 23, 2008, 12:07:37 AM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
well, Dude, we just don't know
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: brandt on September 23, 2008, 12:10:06 AM
I think Thomas Pynchon should make it.  Thre main qualifications:  1. Admitted to using drugs while writing some of "Gravity's Rainbow".  2.  Shuns public exposure and 3, related to 2, Hired Prof. Irwin Corey to accept the National Book Award for him for Gravity's Rainbow.

While I am at it I think Irwin Corey, The Worlds Foremost Authority should be one too.  Just for his speech in accepting the prize for Pynchon.  Read it here:

http://www.irwincorey.org/routines.html
well, Dude, we just don't know

This is our concern, Dude
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: nonesuch on September 26, 2008, 01:51:39 PM
The super-angry dude of all dudes... George Carlin.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: ZenDudeist on September 30, 2008, 05:36:09 AM
I think silent bob from clerks, jay seems a bit wound up you know.
Lester bangs.
Lester bangs.
Lester bangs.
Watch almost famous for a more graphic description, he was one of the best journalists of all time.
I'm just looking for a handout like everyone else. Condolances

Agreed, just read Let It Blurt a few years back, Bangs was quite the duder...
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: BizarreCzar on October 01, 2008, 08:00:10 AM
I've a couple suggestions for folks whom may qualify...



Dudley Dawson AKA 'Booger'

(http://www.luminomagazine.com/2004.10/spotlight/nerds/images/booger/booger4.jpg)

Memorable Quotes

  • I say we blow the fuckers up.
  • I've been out combing the High Schools all day!
  • Step aside momma, I wanna see some of that muff!
  • This is bullshit!

Dudeist Qualities

  • Lover of the Ganj
  • Disheveled and proud
  • Stand out character
  • Loves that Moo's know how to party
  • Belching Champion
  • Fantastic collection of 'colorful' t-shirts



David Allan Coe

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb4/FRISBEE_HIPPIE/David%20Allan%20Coe/DavidAllenCoe.jpg)

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=aBqZs7oGPZQ



Dudeist Qualities

  • Has written and performed over 280 original songs like, "Take this Job and Shove It."
  • Sang in a band with Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera/Damageplan
  • Gave Charles Manson guitar lessons while imprisoned together
  • Defends some of his racist and misogynistic lyrics as "bawdy fun which never made me much money"
  • Knew Johnny Cash
  • Wrote a song called "Cum stains on the pillow"
  • Has a 3 1/2 foot long goatee - Split and braided
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: McMarco on October 02, 2008, 06:44:18 AM
I think silent bob from clerks, jay seems a bit wound up you know.

Seconded. Although rather than SB I'd nominate the guy who wrote/played him, Kevin Smith!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: McMarco on October 02, 2008, 06:45:38 AM
The super-angry dude of all dudes... George Carlin.

Oooooh, a GREAT dude, dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dude1967 on October 02, 2008, 11:28:25 AM
I've a couple suggestions for folks whom may qualify...



Dudley Dawson AKA 'Booger'

(http://www.luminomagazine.com/2004.10/spotlight/nerds/images/booger/booger4.jpg)

Memorable Quotes

  • I say we blow the fuckers up.
  • I've been out combing the High Schools all day!
  • Step aside momma, I wanna see some of that muff!
  • This is bullshit!

Dudeist Qualities

  • Lover of the Ganj
  • Disheveled and proud
  • Stand out character
  • Loves that Moo's know how to party
  • Belching Champion
  • Fantastic collection of 'colorful' t-shirts



David Allan Coe

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb4/FRISBEE_HIPPIE/David%20Allan%20Coe/DavidAllenCoe.jpg)

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=aBqZs7oGPZQ



Dudeist Qualities

  • Has written and performed over 280 original songs like, "Take this Job and Shove It."
  • Sang in a band with Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera/Damageplan
  • Gave Charles Manson guitar lessons while imprisoned together
  • Defends some of his racist and misogynistic lyrics as "bawdy fun which never made me much money"
  • Knew Johnny Cash
  • Wrote a song called "Cum stains on the pillow"
  • Has a 3 1/2 foot long goatee - Split and braided
Second on both nominees  :-)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: duderambler on October 03, 2008, 03:11:22 PM
I got a few for you.
1. Martin Luther King, Jr.  One really righteous Civil Rights Dude.
2. Duane Allman, the Dude of the slide guitar.
3. Wooderson from Dazed and Confused, personifying "takin'er easy" while he gets older and teenage girls stay the same age.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: ZenDudeist on October 04, 2008, 12:04:41 AM
The super-angry dude of all dudes... George Carlin.

Oooooh, a GREAT dude, dude.

Carlin needs to be on the list, even though in his later years he was a bit of a cranky dude, he was still one funny MF'r.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: McMarco on October 06, 2008, 05:13:06 AM
The super-angry dude of all dudes... George Carlin.
Oooooh, a GREAT dude, dude.
Carlin needs to be on the list, even though in his later years he was a bit of a cranky dude, he was still one funny MF'r.

Dudes when getting older slightly Walterize themselves. Possibility?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: duderambler on October 06, 2008, 04:56:34 PM
and did i mention Mitch Hedburg? need i say more?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: digbys kid on October 09, 2008, 01:03:18 PM
and did i mention Mitch Hedburg? need i say more?

Mitch "a fuckin Dude" Hedberg     R.I.P

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: skatoolaki on October 17, 2008, 03:17:21 PM
I would like to nominate Rob Brezsny as one great contemporary Dude.  His poetic, funky astrological columns and visions of PRONOIA (opposite of paranoia) ways of loving the world & peace for all are something we desperately need in this screwy world.  How can you not love a man that urges us all to "liberate your imagination"?

In his own words:

WHAT IS PRONOIA

DEFINITION: Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia. It's the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly. It's a mode of training your senses and intellect so you're able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring. Cynicism is idiotic. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright.

PROCEDURE: Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination. Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be. Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.

DISCLAIMER: The material in PRONOIA may be too intense and controversial for some readers. It contains graphic scenes of peace, love, joy, passion, reverence, splendor, and understanding. You should therefore proceed with caution if you are a jaded hipster who is suspicious of feeling healthy and happy. Ask yourself: "Am I ready to stop equating cynicism with insight? Do I dare take the risk that exposing myself to uplifting entertainment might dull my intelligence? If you doubt your ability to handle relaxing breakthroughs, you should stop reading now.

Check him out, he's my favorite funky dude: http://www.freewillastrology.com/

I also *absolutely* second the nominees of George Carlin & Mitch Hedberg!  (Btw, I'm so jazzed to find this site & forums...can't wait to become a fully ordained dude!)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: trumpetdude on October 22, 2008, 10:11:49 PM
there are too many posts here for me to take the time to check, but i bet somebody already mentioned him:
Bob Dylan
his songs surrounded many of the topics covered in Dudeism. He also was never afraid to do his own thing. He constantly revisited his world philosophies and never focused his career around what his fans liked, but what he was into at the time.  My current favorite quote of his is "Nietzsche didn't wear an umpire's suit." In my opinion a prototypical Dudeism quote.
He definitely has a place among the great dudes in history.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: TheGermanNihilist on October 23, 2008, 03:31:27 AM
There are A LOT of DUDES out there. But let's anaylze dudes in history. WHO influenced the Dude and this laid back, lifestyle of his and many others?

ALEISTER CROWLEY

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law

(http://startnow72.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/aleister-crowley11.jpg)

Creator of Thelema....he is THE man
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 23, 2008, 04:21:26 AM
There are A LOT of DUDES out there. But let's anaylze dudes in history. WHO influenced the Dude and this laid back, lifestyle of his and many others?

ALEISTER CROWLEY

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law

(http://startnow72.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/aleister-crowley11.jpg)

Creator of Thelema....he is THE man

Hey, man, if my fucking ex-wife asked me to take care of her fucking ALEISTER CROWLEY while she and her boyfriend went to Honolulu, I'd tell her to go fuck herself.  Why can't she board him?  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: TheGermanNihilist on October 23, 2008, 07:53:05 AM
There are A LOT of DUDES out there. But let's anaylze dudes in history. WHO influenced the Dude and this laid back, lifestyle of his and many others?

ALEISTER CROWLEY

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law

(http://startnow72.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/aleister-crowley11.jpg)

Creator of Thelema....he is THE man

Hey, man, if my fucking ex-wife asked me to take care of her fucking ALEISTER CROWLEY while she and her boyfriend went to Honolulu, I'd tell her to go fuck herself.  Why can't she board him?  ;D

First of all, you don't have an ex! And..its fuckin' Aleister Crowley, he's got papers, you can't just board him, his hair will....aww...shit...he's bald...
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: roystonlodge on October 23, 2008, 01:54:41 PM
I would really like to nominate R2D2.  If you really wanna know why, go on over to the Han Solo thread.  I'm way too Dude to go into it a second time.

(And just in case anybody tries to nominate Yoda, "Try not.  Do or do not.  There is no try" is a very UNDUDE thing to say.  A Dude would say, "Try or try not, dude.  Whatever's good for you.")
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Beastman on October 28, 2008, 12:58:56 AM
What about Franklin Roosevelt? He is the brain.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 28, 2008, 11:20:34 PM
There are A LOT of DUDES out there. But let's anaylze dudes in history. WHO influenced the Dude and this laid back, lifestyle of his and many others?

ALEISTER CROWLEY

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law

(http://startnow72.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/aleister-crowley11.jpg)

Creator of Thelema....he is THE man

Hey, man, if my fucking ex-wife asked me to take care of her fucking ALEISTER CROWLEY while she and her boyfriend went to Honolulu, I'd tell her to go fuck herself.  Why can't she board him?  ;D

First of all, you don't have an ex! And..its fuckin' Aleister Crowley, he's got papers, you can't just board him, his hair will....aww...shit...he's bald...

Come on GermanNihilist, it's just--it's Aleister Crowley.  So his bald head slipped over a little, it's just a game.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: TheGermanNihilist on October 30, 2008, 07:06:12 AM
This is  a league game! This determines who enters the next round-robin. Am I wrong?!

You're entering a World of Pain..
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dude1967 on October 30, 2008, 05:03:30 PM
This is  a league game! This determines who enters the next round-robin. Am I wrong?!

You're entering a World of Pain..
Obviously you're not a golfer.

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: duderambler on November 11, 2008, 12:55:30 PM
how about the Good Doctor?  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  one really righteous civil rights and human equality dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Pigs in Blanket on November 18, 2008, 03:13:31 AM
What about Mr. Kerouac? Or Mr. Ginsberg? Or Mr. Burroughs? Hell, hows about Mr. Kessey?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Timmy Dude on December 14, 2008, 12:35:46 PM
Anthony Bourdain.
Dude bums around the globe, eatin', drinkin', and kickin' back with cool people. He makes a lot of references to keeping his mind limber, and he sure likes to take er easy. He seems like a laid back, mellow Dude, but that's just my opinion.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Lone dude on December 16, 2008, 05:00:56 PM
Anthony Bourdain.
Dude bums around the globe, eatin', drinkin', and kickin' back with cool people. He makes a lot of references to keeping his mind limber, and he sure likes to take er easy. He seems like a laid back, mellow Dude, but that's just my opinion.

I second.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: digbys kid on December 16, 2008, 09:51:13 PM
Hold everything...I like Tony Bourdain, I watch his show, and I've read his book, but I don't know if he's a Dude.

He holds grudges, he is too quick to put somebody down, he has a rather high opinion of himself, and he can be rather spiteful at times.

Far more Walter than Dude, and a bit more Uli than Walter.

He lives a Dude lifestyle, but he probabgly isn't a Dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Lone dude on December 18, 2008, 08:59:44 PM
I too read his books.  He also does mob crime type books, which kinda makes him like the Cohen brothers but thats not my point.  I will have say that yes he can be undude at times.  I refer to his writing about working at Le Halles and he can be an asshole, but I do especially love When he tells the twink waiter that he as his sou chef will poke two holes in his neck then bump dicks in the middle.  It is very undude but wow what an attention getter.  But you have to give him credit he has made peace with Emeril.  Oh I'm ramblin again.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: therakishrouge on January 09, 2009, 01:31:55 AM
This is just like, my opinion, but I believe you have overlooked one of the most dudely thinkers in philosophy:Epictetus the Stoic. Basically, he said that the world is a crazy place, and that there are always going to be assholes. The only choice you have is how you react to it; do you jump out of a moving car with a uzi and make things drastically worse, or do you accept you fate, knowing that eventually the person who stole your new rug will either get theres or fess up and become your special lady?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: duderambler on January 21, 2009, 12:24:16 PM
i'm afraid i have to agree with tony bourdain being undude.  the man hates on rachel ray bigtime because she's not a real chef according to him.  and she may not be, but hey, she's an artist. an artist of the everyday kitchen.  i'd impregnate her and never see her again if she was down with it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Lone dude on January 21, 2009, 06:49:21 PM
i'm afraid i have to agree with tony bourdain being undude.  the man hates on rachel ray bigtime because she's not a real chef according to him.  and she may not be, but hey, she's an artist. an artist of the everyday kitchen.  i'd impregnate her and never see her again if she was down with it.

(Dad????  Is that you?)


Well yeah but uh, just because uh he doesn't like her doesn't make him uh you know not a dude and thats not the issue here.  Uh you know Bunny could be considered a a a a uh artist you know in the uh parlence of our times too you know uh hasn't that ever  uh occured to you man, uh sir.  So instead of of of going around and blaming him maybe you should look at it from his point of view you know.  Take a uh 5 star chef in the parlence of our times who has you know uh worked his way up from well the uh nasty underbelly of the restraunt industry and made it!  Then this amature rolls on the scene with really no credentials other than the ones under her blouse (their down there somewhere take another look) to ride the coat tails and claw her way to the front of this whole food porn thing we got going on here and then you tell me you wouldn't be you know just a little pissed of maybe even if only in public.  The dude told Dafino to fuck off too ya know after trying to muscle in on his case,  I mean after all Dafinos rug didn't get pissed on and neither did Rachel Rays, do you see my point but something tells me you would be uh more than happy to uh "soil her rug".

Also dude,

If you consider yourself an artist, you know with food, uuhm you don't use a microwave.

Sorry if I rambled there you are entitled to your own opinion man and I am not mad at you just had to get it off my chest. 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: digbys kid on January 22, 2009, 02:03:49 PM
i'm afraid i have to agree with tony bourdain being undude.  the man hates on rachel ray bigtime because she's not a real chef according to him.  and she may not be, but hey, she's an artist. an artist of the everyday kitchen.  i'd impregnate her and never see her again if she was down with it.

Mind you, I still am of the mind that Tony Bourdain falls short of dudeness, but i agree with him that Rachel Ray is crap, and I would not do my own johnson so much dishonor as to have her be my fucking lady friend.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Lone dude on January 26, 2009, 08:35:16 PM
Joking,, but perhaps your right. :'(
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: vlax5hitthat on February 18, 2009, 02:33:55 AM
dudes you are missing two of the most legit dudes ever John Lennon and Bob Marley.  That are absolutly Necessary and Needed
(http://)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Colonel John Hubertz on April 18, 2009, 01:22:59 AM
I nominate Silent Cal - Calvin Coolidge - the Dudeliest President.

See my post - the Coolidge Effect
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1108/1439420694_a7a2ccde9d.jpg?v=0)

Dude, I'm so sincerely my own dude, and thus remain;

Reverend Colonel John Redbear Edward Charles Hubertz
http://blackswampcenter.ning.com  (http://blackswampcenter.ning.com)

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Sahm Music on June 25, 2009, 02:05:00 PM
Doug Sahm needs to be nominated for The Great Dudes In History!!!!
The original cosmic cowboy "Texas Groover"
Douglas Wayne Sahm (November 6, 1941 ? November 18, 1999), was a musician from Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was a child prodigy in country music, but became a significant figure in blues, rock and other genres. Today Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex. He was the founder and leader of the 1960s rock and roll band The Sir Douglas Quintet, and later with Augie Meyers, Freddy Fender and Flaco Jimenez - The Texas Tornados
Sahm began his musical career singing and playing steel guitar, mandolin and violin as "Little" Doug Sahm, making his radio debut at the age five and releasing his first record "A Real American Joe" at age eleven. In December of 1952 he played on stage with Hank Williams.

He is said to have been offered a permanent spot on the Grand Ole Opry, but his mother wanted him to finish junior high.

One of Sahm's earliest recordings was rejected by Mercury Records in 1953. Also in the mid-1950s, he started sneaking into San Antonio R&B clubs such as the Tiffany Lounge and the Ebony Lounge, and he was soon performing at the same venues.

Sahm formed his first band, the Knights, in 1957. Later in the decade, Sahm joined up with Spot Barnett's band playing mostly black San Antonio blues clubs. In 1960, Sahm travelled across the country promoting a record.[1]

He met Freddy Fender around 1958 and Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits from San Marcos, TX in 1959 when they shared the stage at a sock hop in San Antonio's Municipal Auditorium.

In 1965, prompted by record producer Huey Meaux, he formed the Sir Douglas Quintet with childhood friend Augie Meyers. The group's name was chosen in an effort to make the band seem British to benefit from the British invasion. This image had its problems, particularly Sahm's Texas accent and that two fifths of the band were of Mexican origin. Some early publicity photos of the band showed them only in silhouette to hide this fact.

The band had a top 20 US hit with the 12-bar blues "She's About a Mover" and a lesser hit with "And the Rains Came," the former also reaching the Top Twenty in the UK.

The band broke up after a bust for marijuana possession in Corpus Christi, Texas. Doug moved to San Francisco, forming the Honkey Blues Band before reforming the Sir Douglas Quintet with a new lineup. Eventually Augie Meyers rejoined the quintet and they released the successful single and album "Mendocino". The record contained the song "At the Crossroad" with the legendary Sahm line "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul".

"Look" he said, "for me right now there are three groups: Butterfield, The Byrds and the Sir Douglas Quintet." Bob Dylan
In 1973, Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records bought Sahm's contract and produced his solo debut Doug Sahm and Band, an album featuring Bob Dylan, Dr. John, David Bromberg and Flaco Jim?nez.

"Then in October 1972, Dylan was in the studio with Doug Sahm..........Dylan having been friendly with Sahm since the mid-sixties and having expressed enthusiasm for the Sir Douglas Quintet on more than one occasion"[3]

Sahm continued recording both as a solo artist and with the Sir Douglas Quintet. During this period, Sahm also had a couple of minor motion picture roles. In 1972, he and the Quintet appeared with Kris Kristofferson in Cisco Pike and in 1979 he was featured in More American Graffiti.

Sahm was also a sought-after session musician, appearing on releases of other artists including, The Grateful Dead. He sang backing vocals on Willie Nelson's 1977 gospel album, The Troublemaker.

In 1983, Sahm and Meyers signed with the Swedish Sonet label, and made several extensive European tours that revitalized their careers. The single "Meet Me In Stockholm" from their Midnight Sun LP went platinum and was one of the biggest selling records ever in Scandinavia. After an accident in 1985 Doug moved to Canada and then returned to Texas in 1988.

In 1990 Sahm formed Tex-Mex supergroup the Texas Tornados with Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez. The group recorded four albums and received a Grammy.

Sahm also appears on the Uncle Tupelo album Anodyne on the song "Give Back the Key to my Heart". Anodyne was released in 1993.

Sahm recorded a Grammy-winning solo album, The Last Real Texas Blues Band and recorded with yet another new formation of the Sir Douglas Quintet for SDQ '98.

Sahm died of a heart attack in his sleep in a motel room in Taos, New Mexico on November 18, 1999.

A posthumous album, The Return of Wayne Douglas, was released in 2000. Sahm's son, Shawn Sahm, continues in his father's footsteps as the leader of his band, Shawn Sahm & The Tex Mex Experience. Father and son appeared together on the cover of the Rolling Stone in 1968.

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Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: bhunter dude on June 30, 2009, 10:43:06 PM
dude saint of the late '80's Ferris Beuler
all i need to suport my argument is some Quotes

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look once in awhile, you could miss it" - Ferris Beuler

"I do have a test today; that wasn't bull. It's on European Socialism. I mean really, whats the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who cares if they're socialists? They could be Facist Energists for all I care. It still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone facism, or any other ism for that matter. Isms, in my opinion, are not good. A person should not believe in an ism; he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' Good point there. After all...he was the Walrus. I could be the Walrus-I'd still have to bum rides off of people." - Ferris Beuler

"Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."


Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Poz on July 12, 2009, 07:49:10 PM
I nominate Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar.Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar

(generally known as Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar) (Born December 14, 1918 in Bellur, Kolar District, Karnataka, India) is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 75 years.

He has written many books on yogic practice and philosophy, and is best known for his books Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He has also written several definitive yoga texts. Iyengar yoga centers are located throughout the world, and it is believed that millions of students practice Iyengar Yoga.
He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002.

Iyengar has been named in 2004, as one of the Time 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: dudette on July 24, 2009, 08:28:57 PM
Cheech and Chong
Up in Smoke
When they said "We gotta lotta things to do man" he meant drive around, find some smoke, find some girls, with the least resistance, money, and effort.
Title: Dirty Bill! (william jefferson clinton)
Post by: can-a-bliss on July 25, 2009, 11:24:29 PM
Bill Clinton! the dude sat in front of congress (i think) and said that blow jobs were ok, depending on what your definition of "is" is. This has to be the most publicized bit of dueness ever.

This blow job aggression will not stand... man.

he was an undercover dude infiltrating the fuck'n white house!

that blow job really tied the room together.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Rev.Wendy aka The Dude a-Rides on August 29, 2009, 01:25:21 AM
Oh, yes bhunter, Ferris was TOTALLY a great dude! (and proud I am that I scored as both The Dude, and Ferris, respectively, in separate facebook quizzes. )

  I nominate Billy Bob Thornton's character in Sling Blade.
I am tired at the moment and cannot fathom presenting an appropriate argument or list of reasons as to WHY. Just...see the movie, and tell me if you agree.

Mostly because he WAS who he WAS, he saw things clearly, and he had his own kinda language "I'll have some of dem dere french fried potaters"

It's just a general feeling I got off him which put him on my list of heros.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: rhubarb on September 16, 2009, 11:19:04 AM
I would  like to nominate Chris Stevens, the character on Northern Exposure who made art, revered the philosophical greats, and lived in a trailer while working as a radio DJ.  Definitely a dude who marched to the beat of his own drummer.  My favorite response of his when Minnifield would call his views crazy was, "Maybe." 

(http://home.comcast.net/~mcnotes/SignCorbett.jpg)

Marilyn as well gets a nod, who always handled Joel like a pro.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: nesta37 on September 23, 2009, 07:21:19 PM
(http://www.born-today.com/btpix/hicks_bill.jpg)

LOVE ALL THE PEOPLE
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: CuteCyberKitten on September 29, 2009, 04:10:41 AM
I cant beleive you don't have Bill and Ted on your list of dudes!! The classic films they gave to all dudes, Bil and Teds excellent adventure and Bill and Teds bogus journey (featuring the very cool death!)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: yeaux on October 27, 2009, 03:31:04 PM
I hereby nominate Richard Milhous Nixon, the quintessential anti-dude. Can you dig it?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Matt the Walrus on October 29, 2009, 10:35:07 PM
I hereby nominate Richard Milhous Nixon, the quintessential anti-dude. Can you dig it?

We are entering a world of pain if we don't draw a line in the sand there.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Rama Gonzobabba Rumraisin on December 03, 2009, 08:55:28 PM
How's about the late, great Warren Zevon?  Like the dude knew he was expiring fast and still carried on to "enjoy every sandwich".

He left us with a catalog of classic songs unlike anything anyone else ever addressed;

"Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan"...

"Well, I saw Lon Chaney walking with the Queen
Doing the werewolves of London
I saw Lon Chaney, Jr. walking with the Queen
Doing the werewolves of London
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect
Werewolves of London again
Draw blood
ahhh oooh, werewolves of London"...

"My Shit's Fucked Up :

Well, I went to the doctor
I said, "I'm feeling kind of rough"
He said, "I'll break it to you, son (Warren sings, "Let me break it to you, son")
Your shit's fucked up."
I said, "my shit's fucked up?"
Well, I don't see how--"
He said, "The shit that used to work--
It won't work now."

I had a dream
Ah, shucks, oh, well
Now it's all fucked up
It's shot to hell

Yeah, yeah, my shit's fucked up
It has to happen to the best of us
The rich folks suffer like the rest of us
It'll happen to you

That amazing grace
Sort of passed you by
You wake up every day
And you start to cry
Yeah, you want to die
But you just can't quit
Let me break it on down:
It's the fucked up shit "...


What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Muggins on December 11, 2009, 03:46:16 PM
I nominate the proto-dude, Maynard G. Krebs.   Although pre-marijuana, he pioneered fashion, facial hair, love of music, alternative vocabulary, the will to abide,  brought to fore the issue of achieving and the lack of aptitude thereof, and an uncluttered value system.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: VivaVediVicious on January 08, 2010, 01:32:46 PM
A cool dude is Dick Dale, The King of the Surf Guitar. He created the surf sound in the late 50s early 60s. You will know his song mirserlou from the opening credits of Pulp Fiction. If that ain't cool I don't know what it.

Oh, and the Fonz.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on January 08, 2010, 01:49:50 PM
A cool dude is Dick Dale, The King of the Surf Guitar. He created the surf sound in the late 50s early 60s. You will know his song mirserlou from the opening credits of Pulp Fiction. If that ain't cool I don't know what it.

Oh, and the Fonz.
Mark it 8 for Dick Dale, he may have lived near the dude's place. But not that close, surfers say there is no life east of the I5.
May have eaten at the same family restaurant.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: TheWalrus on January 10, 2010, 09:29:30 PM
I would have to agree with the Bill and Ted votes, but the main reason for my post is to nominate a pro athlete (other than RVD which was an awesome recommendation as well):

John Kruk

I'm not a Phillys fan or really a baseball fan (anymore), but I remember going to watch the Phillys play the Pirates when I was a kid and Kruk would either lay in the outfield or just sit there and "stretch". Krukie is also a very cool dude as well... good person all around. However it wasn't until I started researching some infamous Krukie quotes that I realized he should be enshrined:

After the Phillies scored eight runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to win a game:

"We?re losing by eight runs, and all I?m thinking about at that point is getting back to the hotel by midnight because that?s when room service closes. All of a sudden we start getting hits and more hits, and I?m saying, ?I?m not going to make it.? If you?re not going to get room service you might as well win."

"I would think I drive most hitting coaches crazy. During one single at-bat I used six different stances on six pitches. Oh yeah, I also struck out. So what do I know ?"

And my personal favorite...

"Lady, I'm not an athlete... I'm a ball player."

On a side note he also opened up a bar in West Virginia. When asked why he called the bar "Third Base," Kruk replied: "Third base is the last stop before you go home."
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Dude of Dudes on February 16, 2010, 11:22:37 PM
How about the ultimate rasta dude, Bob Marley.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: meekon5 on February 17, 2010, 12:34:19 PM
There are A LOT of DUDES out there. But let's analyze dudes in history. WHO influenced the Dude and this laid back, lifestyle of his and many others?

ALEISTER CROWLEY

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law

(http://startnow72.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/aleister-crowley11.jpg)

Creator of Thelema....he is THE man

Ah the Beast himself.

I have slight problems equating him with Dudeism though (I do own most of his books including "666 - Magical Diary of the Beast")

Damn fine occultist and good source of information on rituals (probably wrote the Wiccan Reed but don't mention it to them).

Massive egotist yes, but Dude, sorry but I don't think he was.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Klaus Korters on February 17, 2010, 02:38:53 PM
I'm gonna enter Kurt Russell.............not in the biblical sense of course, just cos I tend to get him and Jeff Bridges kinda muddled up and for this line at the end of the film The Thing, after much alien carnage has ensued (generally people morphing into hell knows what) wondering if the thing is dead with no hope of surviving says "Why don't we just wait here for a while, see what happens....."
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 21, 2010, 02:28:39 PM
I hereby nominate Richard Milhous Nixon, the quintessential anti-dude. Can you dig it?

Well dude, we just don't know.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on February 21, 2010, 11:31:27 PM
I hereby nominate Richard Milhous Nixon, the quintessential anti-dude. Can you dig it?

Well dude, we just don't know.
See the movie "Elvis Meets Nixon" for a good laugh. These guys were for real but not many people could dig the way they do business. They watched the superbowl, and discussed who was on the "list of people to hate" not nihilists, not nazis, just run of the mill bowlers.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 22, 2010, 12:52:10 AM
opinions are like arse holes, everyones got one.

Well, that's just like your opinion, man.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 22, 2010, 12:53:26 AM
I hereby nominate Richard Milhous Nixon, the quintessential anti-dude. Can you dig it?

Well dude, we just don't know.
See the movie "Elvis Meets Nixon" for a good laugh. These guys were for real but not many people could dig the way they do business. They watched the superbowl, and discussed who was on the "list of people to hate" not nihilists, not nazis, just run of the mill bowlers.


Sounds like "The Flying Elvis Dudes From Mars."
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: meekon5 on February 22, 2010, 08:22:56 AM
opinions are like arse holes, everyones got one.

Well, that's just like your opinion, man.  ;D

digitalbuddha are you saying you don't have an asshole?

Wow digitalbuddha's some sort of Dudeist Owl hybrid.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: FuckinA on February 22, 2010, 09:27:21 AM
Holy crap, man!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Caesar dude on February 22, 2010, 09:44:25 AM
Quote
Holy crap,

Or not in Digitalbuddahs case!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Klaus Korters on February 23, 2010, 03:46:19 AM
opinions are like arse holes, everyones got one.

Well, that's just like your opinion, man.  ;D
Dude I'm just holding it till the jobs done ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: meekon5 on February 23, 2010, 06:00:13 AM

Dude I'm just holding it till the jobs done ;D

Dude you're holding someone else's arse?
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: albumflaps on February 23, 2010, 05:28:58 PM
George Carlin..

Simply because he was a MAJOR dude..
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on February 23, 2010, 08:50:22 PM
When it comes to George Carlin, or GC, I just want to say, sir, that we're both enormous--on a personal level,
Branded, I mean the hippie dippie weatherman, especially the early episodes, has been a source of, uh, inspir---ation

GC made me smart.
Words I can do without.
People that I can do without.

The list goes on and on. He should have been elected to an office where he could have made a difference.. But he wasnt because he was too mouthy. That and a criminal record.
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Post by: FuckinA on February 24, 2010, 02:29:26 AM
Never heard of, gonna check him out!
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Post by: The Lennon on February 27, 2010, 04:30:41 PM
I definitely think that "Hansel" from the 2001 movie Zoolander is the perfect example of dude. He shows that being male model of the year doesn't impede on his mindset of constant chill and living life how he wants.
Hansel.
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/theultimafrylock/?action=view&current=Hansel.jpg
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Post by: jonathanphorwitz on March 02, 2010, 11:58:46 AM
Don't know if It's been said, but I would nominate Eckhart Tolle as a Great Dude In History.   Eckhart is one of the greatest laid back Dudes of our time (author of A New Earth & The Power of Now).  A spiritual person who is not affiliated with any religion, doesn't have a religion, he has gained millions of followers, and his books have been translated into 34 different languages.  Not only is he all about Takin' it easy, in his great relaxed efforts to show people how to do the same; he's not at all worried as to whether or not people will wake up to this important principle of life.  Strikes or gutter balls, he's perfectly content either way.
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Post by: smokin_and_pickin on March 02, 2010, 04:17:24 PM
I second the nomination of the Beatles but only John, George, and Ringo.  Paul would have to be a "Dudas Iscariot" for selling out to money and bad pop music.  A wolf in Dudes clothing...
 
 
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Post by: Elbowski on March 02, 2010, 05:24:33 PM
Interesting comment S and P, St. Paul McC sure has a spooky past, what with all that "Paul is dead" voodoo and such.
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Post by: LittleLarry on March 07, 2010, 11:24:02 PM
Dock Ellis for pitching a no-hitter on acid.   Or claiming to, or having a Dude-inspired acid flashback
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: lvlaverick on March 25, 2010, 04:47:28 PM
Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest from India, influenced the world through his powerful understanding of the human condition. Through the use of parables and teaching stories, de Mello pointed the way to authentic living. The influence of spiritual traditions outside mainstream Christianity is clear in his work. The depth and spiritual insight in his teachings, stories and articles made him well known throughout the world. He is well appreciated by many inside and outside the Roman Catholic Church.

His teachings were temporarily banned within the Roman Catholic Church by then future pope Ratsinger, but the ban has been lifted. Catholics are still advised to avoid his writings though. It is good to be reminded occasionally that the Roman Catholic Church still has a blacklist, where mystics can get their work listed.

    "How shall I help the world?"
    "By understanding it," said the Master.
    "And how shall I understand it?"
    "By turning away from it."
    "How then shall I serve humanity?"
    "By understanding yourself."


    last recorded words, a prayer following Communion:

    Don't change: Desire to change is the enemy of love.
    Don't change yourselves: Love yourselves as you are.
    Don't change others: Love all others as they are.
    Don't change the world: It is in God's hands and he knows.
    And if you do that change will occur
    Marvellously in its own way and in its own time
    Yield to the current of life unencumbered by baggage.

    There were rules in the monastery, but the Master always warned against the tyranny of the law. "Obedience keeps the rules," he would say. "Love knows when to break them."


Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: firefly on March 26, 2010, 02:41:47 AM
Alan Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Tom Waits! Especially Tom Waits!

I saw Alan Ginsberg read his poetry in Los Angeles years ago and he read this one epic poem, the refrain of which was:

"Don't smoke! Don't smoke! Don't smoke! Don't smoke! Smoke dope! Smoke dope! Smoke dope! Smoke dope!"

He was very dude, very cool, and also very Zen.

And Tom Waits both for his hobo-inspired music and persona and his laid-back dudeness.

Also, Ted (of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure").

Oh, and this guy named Tex who is the lead singer for a band called the Groovy Rednecks. He epitomizes dudeism...
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Post by: technopeasant on April 13, 2010, 09:30:53 PM
Nominate: Naked Cowboy
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Post by: CamusDude on July 10, 2010, 01:27:35 AM
2 to add to the list: Bono, the Fonz.

Bono might not seem chill enough to some dudes, but I submit that he is actually a pretty cool dude. He has a soulful voice, he's saved more lives in Africa from his humanitarian work than someone like Mother Theresa who is lauded the world over but only ever let people rot, she never saved a life! I consider Bono a great humanitarian.

The Fonz is the Fonz, man!
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Post by: MarMar on August 19, 2010, 02:34:27 PM
Charles Bukowski, obviously. Always drinking, sleeping past noon, didn't like to work.. he's definitely a Great Dude in History.  ::)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: cakebelly on November 08, 2010, 01:35:12 PM
Graham Hancock, a great Dude of our time; here's a recent interview with him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkCnE8YdFP0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkCnE8YdFP0). If you want to read "Supernatural" (in the interview he states that it will be his last non-fiction book) then contact me.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Abideist on November 08, 2010, 04:14:33 PM
I see a lot of dudes and dudettes on this list that arn't exactly "dudes", Bono for one is no dude. He might be famous and have slightly good if only douch-like  intentions, but I can't actually consider him for a greatest dudes of all time list.

Jesus may be one of the greatest dudes of all time, but what message are we sending as dudeists if we don't include Sidhartha and the rest of the gang? It would be easier to pick the list if we narrowed down the requirements.

I don't like the word requirements, but somehow deities and pop singers don't really strike me as appropriate for a dude award.

I would also say that fictional characters be scratched, but what kind of sense would that make under dudeism circumstances...

So are these great dudes in history, like the Dude, or are they simply great in the eyes of dudes?


My vote is with Bill Murray 
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Abideist on November 09, 2010, 09:00:42 AM
With a runner up for Woody Harrelson

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: cakebelly on November 09, 2010, 11:13:37 AM
I guess one Dude's Dude is always going to be another Dude's fuckin' fascist. It does give us an opportunity to check out Dudes that other Dudes may not have heard of, though. Just a way of innerdudeing our likes and interests, I guess.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: brother_erwin on December 18, 2010, 05:20:37 PM
Hi,

I'd like to make a suggestion, well, not for the greatest dude in history, because, to be frank, the notion of a greatest dude in history does not make a whole lot of sense to me, but for a great dude indeed. His name is Paul K. Feyerabend (1924-1994), an Austrian-born philosopher, who never thought of himself as a philosopher.

Now, to start with, the name itself has got something dudeist about it. Feyerabend, which is basically German (although the spelling today would be Feierabend, but we don't want to split hairs, do we?) stands for the time of day when you stop working, "calling it a day"-time, in the parlance of our times perhaps.

One might hold against him that he did not give the impression to be dudeist exactly, at least not during his earlier years that is. First, he was in fact an officer, lieutenant,  in the Wehrmacht, the Nazi-army. However, in his autobiography "Killing Time" or "Zeitverschwendung" (which is also a rather dudeist title for a book, don't you think?), he stated that he entered the officers' academy hoping the war would be over before he would have graduated from it. Actually this plan, the strength of which lay in its simplicity, did not work out, he got badly wounded at the eastern front and stayed a crip.., uh, handi... , disabled would be the correct nomenclature, I suppose, for the rest of his life. Second, he was rather undude in his early years of a philosopher. A bit uptight in his positions one might say perhaps

Anyway, his dudeness lies in his major "teachings" which were mainly anti-teachings. Actually, he was called an anarchist (!) of scientific methods; he did not accept that there was or is something like scientific method as such. Instead, he maintained that what qualifies as scientific method keeps changing all the time and differs widely even within specific disciplines.
In a nutshell his message was "Anything goes!" Purportedly, he coined that phrase.

With is well-argued points he drove members of the scientific establishment quite potty.

He also warned about the unchecked aggression and dominance of "science" and formed something like a civil rights movement within science.

Ah yes, and he spent a lot of time in California, as a professor at UoC, Berkeley.

To wrap it all up, Feyerabend stands for a humanist, non-dogmatic, dissident way of looking at science and many other things who, particularly in his later years, stressed the importance of other things like helping and comforting each other over high-flying philosophising.

And yes, he never regarded himself as a philosopher but just as someone who did what he was interested in.

Here is a bit more about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Feyerabend (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Feyerabend).

I don't know, whether they ever met, but I think if they had met, he and Kurt Vonnegut would have got along nicely.

There are some videos with interviews in youtube but sofar all I have found are in German, which is a pity, because his dudeness becomes apparent when you see and hear him answering all these questions.

So, I suggest Paul K Feyerabend as a Great Dude.

Catch you later on down the trail!
faithfully yours
Bruder Erwin







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Post by: brother_erwin on December 18, 2010, 05:42:35 PM
PS Here are two videos quoting from Feyerabend's works, and in English, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGa2xNpyFoY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGa2xNpyFoY)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_oRYJYCvMU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_oRYJYCvMU&feature=related)
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Post by: cckeiser on December 18, 2010, 11:20:14 PM
PS Here are two videos quoting from Feyerabend's works, and in English, too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGa2xNpyFoY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGa2xNpyFoY)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_oRYJYCvMU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_oRYJYCvMU&feature=related)
Hey brother_erwin, nice philosophies, but I prefer Skeptical Idealism 2.0 myself! 8^)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-IATxGmis
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Post by: brother_erwin on December 19, 2010, 06:35:12 AM
Hi cckeiser,
I dig that skeptical idealism thing very much, mark it eight! Very much straightforward.

In essence, it doesn't seem to be far from the Feyerabend thoughts, though, although I would agree that Feyerabend's thoughts were a bit more convoluted in comparison.

By the way, how about all the constructivist dudes, like Paul Watzlawick and the others from the Palo Alto group?

Let's abide
Yours faithfully
Bruder Erwin
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: meekon5 on December 20, 2010, 08:52:17 PM
I see a lot of dudes and dudettes

Sorry Koog "dudettes" is not the correct nomenclature. I wont bore you with the long discussions in the forum on this but a Dude is a Dude, whatever the gender.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: W.Dude on December 21, 2010, 08:12:54 PM
Tom Bombadil gets my vote. He's nature and evil doesn't affect him. He also speaks in rhyme.
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Post by: cckeiser on December 21, 2010, 10:48:53 PM
Tom Bombadil gets my vote. He's nature and evil doesn't affect him. He also speaks in rhyme.

Welcome dude! Pull up a rug!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 21, 2010, 10:54:39 PM
Tom Bombadil gets my vote. He's nature and evil doesn't affect him. He also speaks in rhyme.

Welcome to our little beach community, dude. Check out the bar.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: cckeiser on December 29, 2010, 10:25:28 PM
Sorry dudes, it may just be like my opinion, but it seems to me several on this thread have a problem separating real dudes from play acting dudes, you know characters in movies or on tv that are not really real dudes but may be played by a real dude.
But then, what is a real dude? If he/she really was a real dude...would we have even heard of him/her?
BUt as long as we are going to nominate characters I would like to hold forth for your consideration the First dude of them all....The Righteous Rev. Jim from Taxi!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACF4XDznGEs

For all you young dudes who may never have seen The Rev. Jim in action in Taxi, there are a few clips from the tv series on YouTube (IF you can get them in your country!!).
You are in for a very dudely time!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: meekon5 on December 30, 2010, 01:11:40 PM
Sorry dudes, it may just be like my opinion, but it seems to me several on this thread have a problem separating real dudes from play acting dudes, you know characters in movies or on tv that are not really real dudes but may be played by a real dude...

Surely these are examples of Dudeism we admire, therefore they don't have to be "real" just good examples of Dudeism?

It is probable that the original Lao Tsu didn't exist, or didn't write all of the Tao Te Ching, it is more likely it is an amalgam of Taoist writings that have proved to be "Useful" or "Meaningful" so have been included together in the Tao Te Ching, then later all accredited to him. It's not important whether he wrote them or not, what is important is that they exist and have been found to contain some truth.

The same here, these are useful examples by which we may measure our own attempts at Dudeist living.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: [email protected] on January 15, 2011, 04:38:28 PM
Jack Kerouac was a Dude.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: cckeiser on January 15, 2011, 04:46:32 PM
Jack Kerouac was a Dude.

That he was doc...that he was!
Welcome Doc!
Can you write prescriptions??? ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: wheeman on January 27, 2011, 06:45:02 PM
maybe Hunter S. Thompson... a great.. a Dude!!
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Post by: cckeiser on January 27, 2011, 09:30:12 PM
maybe Hunter S. Thompson... a great.. a Dude!!
Hey wheeman dude! Welcome to our beach community!
Any rug dude...any rug. 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on January 27, 2011, 10:45:06 PM
maybe Hunter S. Thompson... a great.. a Dude!!

Welcome to the party, mang!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: JJWelsh95 on January 31, 2011, 03:12:20 PM
Einstein :D, as well as being a total genius and all that, he was totally dude, he said that if you want to solve a problem, relax and barely think of it, and it will be solved, and that all you need for happiness is a bowl of fruit to eat and a chair to sit.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on January 31, 2011, 05:12:46 PM
Einstein :D, as well as being a total genius and all that, he was totally dude, he said that if you want to solve a problem, relax and barely think of it, and it will be solved, and that all you need for happiness is a bowl of fruit to eat and a chair to sit.

Einstein dude had his shit together, no mistaking that. Welcome to the bowling alley, dude!
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Post by: cckeiser on January 31, 2011, 10:30:55 PM
Einstein :D, as well as being a total genius and all that, he was totally dude, he said that if you want to solve a problem, relax and barely think of it, and it will be solved, and that all you need for happiness is a bowl of fruit to eat and a chair to sit.
Yeah dude Einstein was a dude for sure!
Welcome to our beach community dude! 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: KPD51 on February 05, 2011, 05:41:21 AM
If nobody else has yet, I nominate Cheech and Chong as two Great Dudes in History!
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Post by: cckeiser on February 05, 2011, 01:16:30 PM
If nobody else has yet, I nominate Cheech and Chong as two Great Dudes in History!

Great choice dude!
Welcome KPD51! Smoke em if you got em! 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 05, 2011, 04:40:52 PM
If nobody else has yet, I nominate Cheech and Chong as two Great Dudes in History!

Fuckin' eh, C and C for sure. They don't mind if you burn a J.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Stormkhan on February 09, 2011, 09:39:04 AM
Mind?  Mind???  Shit, they used to grow some good gear!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: jackboi on February 14, 2011, 02:53:15 PM
mann,

lets not forget about saul silver from pineapple express, he is a serious dude.
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Post by: cckeiser on February 14, 2011, 10:58:28 PM
Welcome Stormkhan and jackoi dudes!
Welcome to our nice little beach community. 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 14, 2011, 11:36:29 PM
Welcome dudes, lets get us a lane and throw a few rocks!
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Post by: Tub on February 15, 2011, 06:19:38 PM
i agree with the dude jackboi,saul silver is a serious dude, and should be remebered as one of the great dudes in history
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 15, 2011, 06:33:20 PM
i agree with the dude jackboi,saul silver is a serious dude, and should be remebered as one of the great dudes in history

Welcome to our beach community, dude. Grab an oat soda!
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Post by: cckeiser on February 15, 2011, 09:25:30 PM
i agree with the dude jackboi,saul silver is a serious dude, and should be remebered as one of the great dudes in history
Welcome dude. Any rug in the place dude. 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: PHMike on March 04, 2011, 10:03:39 AM
Hi Dudes,
I've been reading this forum for a year or so but did not register until today.

I did a search but maybe I missed him because of a difference in spelling (or I spazed somewhere?) but I'd like to nominate the "Doodah Man" from "Truckin'" by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (both great Dudes themselves) as a great Dude in history. I've seen his image in a signature here but maybe I lost my train of thought and missed him in my searches. 

I also seen Jimmy Buffett mentioned somewhere up above so I'd like to 2nd (or 3rd or 4th or . . . what wuz I talkn' about?) the nomination for him as a great Dude in history.  If there ever was a smoke'm if ya got?m (he probably does) or mellow (waist'n away in Margaritaville) kinda guy that really does the rebel shrug (Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.) I think it's Jimmy. 

Fins Up Dudes!
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Post by: cckeiser on March 04, 2011, 03:57:15 PM
Hi Dudes,
I've been reading this forum for a year or so but did not register until today.

I did a search but maybe I missed him because of a difference in spelling (or I spazed somewhere?) but I'd like to nominate the "Doodah Man" from "Truckin'" by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (both great Dudes themselves) as a great Dude in history. I've seen his image in a signature here but maybe I lost my train of thought and missed him in my searches. 

I also seen Jimmy Buffett mentioned somewhere up above so I'd like to 2nd (or 3rd or 4th or . . . what wuz I talkn' about?) the nomination for him as a great Dude in history.  If there ever was a smoke'm if ya got?m (he probably does) or mellow (waist'n away in Margaritaville) kinda guy that really does the rebel shrug (Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.) I think it's Jimmy. 

Fins Up Dudes!


Yo! Welcome dude!
Yeah mang, Jimmy was a dude for his time...fits right in there!
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: TaoLima on March 04, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
Hey!  What about Bill Hicks man?  Why isn't he on our list?  Bills probably THE Dude of recent times.  Please get him on there man, you know it makes sense.

Thanks

 8)
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Post by: cckeiser on March 04, 2011, 11:06:55 PM
Hey!  What about Bill Hicks man?  Why isn't he on our list?  Bills probably THE Dude of recent times.  Please get him on there man, you know it makes sense.

Thanks

 8)

Well sure enough dude...and welcome to our little beach community. I believe digitalbuddha said something about the bar being over that way? ;D
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Post by: cheflebowski on May 05, 2011, 08:47:24 PM
I believe you'd be remiss not to induct former president Bill Clinton into the Great Dudes in History....also Comedian Stephen Wright would be a great one....laid back as they come man.
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Post by: cckeiser on May 05, 2011, 10:42:39 PM
I believe you'd be remiss not to induct former president Bill Clinton into the Great Dudes in History....also Comedian Stephen Wright would be a great one....laid back as they come man.

Good suggestions dude.
Welcome to our nice quiet beach community. Smoke em if you got em! 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Tripnastic on May 06, 2011, 10:27:30 AM
Welcome to all the new Dudes!

And I was just at a Jimmy Buffett concert on Tuesday night. Still recovering!!
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Post by: Couch Coach on May 26, 2011, 08:09:09 PM
Don Felder : I know he was in the Eagles... but got booted by money hungry/controlling fellow band members.

The guy is "essence of Dude"

Read his book a few years ago and confirmed his "Dudeness"
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Post by: cckeiser on May 26, 2011, 10:11:59 PM
Don Felder : I know he was in the Eagles... but got booted by money hungry/controlling fellow band members.

The guy is "essence of Dude"

Read his book a few years ago and confirmed his "Dudeness"

A worthy contender dude!
Night Talk: Interview With Don Felder (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaY4nPMiGug

Welcome to our nice quiet beach community dude! 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Couch Coach on May 29, 2011, 02:46:16 AM
Don Felder : I know he was in the Eagles... but got booted by money hungry/controlling fellow band members.

The guy is "essence of Dude"

Read his book a few years ago and confirmed his "Dudeness"

A worthy contender dude!
Night Talk: Interview With Don Felder (part 1)


Welcome to our nice quiet beach community dude! 8)

Thanks for the link & the welcome dude 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: 4weeddude on June 09, 2011, 02:08:44 PM
I nominate The Fab Four (The Beatles!) were great dudes. They influenced a generation and still are influencing young folks with their music of peace and love.
Think about it. All you need is love... there is enough money, food, etc on this planet to go around. It's a matter of distribution. When there is love, there is sharing and caring.
John Lennon is as alive today in his music as he was 40 years ago in The Beatles.
"I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go"
Sounds a bit dudeism to me.
Do we have to write up the profile for those we nominate if they get chosen, or do you?



I have to agree ..... big influnce ....... and positive ....... pretty much.....
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Post by: 4weeddude on June 30, 2011, 04:24:56 PM
And We All Shine ON, On and On and On..................

(http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/The14weed/Posting%20Beatles/61.jpg)
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Post by: Dirty Hippie on June 30, 2011, 09:12:47 PM
How do you Dudes feel about the Dudeness of Gallagher?

(http://www.totalmediabridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gallagher11.png)
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 01, 2011, 01:17:41 AM
A definite dude.
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Post by: Spaghetti on July 02, 2011, 02:22:37 AM
I have to support the nomination of Bill and Ted, strictly for the best quote of the movie, "Be excellent to each other." That right there should be a major tenet of Dudeism.

Opps, sorry dude, I modified your post by accident. Meant to post...
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 02, 2011, 06:50:34 AM
Fucking eh, dude. Welcome to our beach community. Pull up a rug.
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: cckeiser on July 02, 2011, 11:46:03 AM
I have to support the nomination of Bill and Ted, strictly for the best quote of the movie, "Be excellent to each other." That right there should be a major tenet of Dudeism.

Opps, sorry dude, I modified your post by accident. Meant to post...

Indeed dude...indeed!
Welcome to our nice quiet beach community dude.
Smoke em if you got em! 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: cakebelly on July 04, 2011, 01:15:29 PM
And We All Shine ON, On and On and On..................

(http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/The14weed/Posting%20Beatles/61.jpg)


Article on Lennon: http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/28/lennon-was-a-closet-republican-assistant
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: ethansloan on July 04, 2011, 09:15:19 PM
Has anyone nominated J.D. Salinger yet? Franny and Zooey alone is filled with enough zen to gag a monk. Leaving fame and publishing behind to write purely for his own happiness is the very definition of Dudeist activity.
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Post by: cckeiser on July 04, 2011, 09:20:26 PM
Has anyone nominated J.D. Salinger yet? Franny and Zooey alone is filled with enough zen to gag a monk. Leaving fame and publishing behind to write purely for his own happiness is the very definition of Dudeist activity.
You are the first that I know of dude! And a worthy nomination it is! ;D
Welcome to our beach party dude! 8)
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Post by: ethansloan on July 04, 2011, 09:23:01 PM
Glad to be here.

How about Fletch? Think of him as The Dude in his younger, more active days.
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Post by: cckeiser on July 04, 2011, 09:44:48 PM
Fletch? ???
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Post by: 4weeddude on July 05, 2011, 02:44:49 PM
To easy to say this now that he is not around but knowing Lennon he like to get everybody worked up into a lather .... it was his way of checkin you out..... he laughed outside but laughed twice as much inside.... I don't buy into this being the truth not one bit..... remember B.S. is big money ..... I would ask Yoko but I do not want to be laughed at.....

And We All Shine ON, On and On and On..................

(http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab78/The14weed/Posting%20Beatles/61.jpg)


Article on Lennon: http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/28/lennon-was-a-closet-republican-assistant
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Post by: 4weeddude on July 05, 2011, 02:46:04 PM
Top of Dudeism's Dudeist Dudes ....


How do you Dudes feel about the Dudeness of Gallagher?

(http://www.totalmediabridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gallagher11.png)
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Post by: Dirty Hippie on July 05, 2011, 05:38:31 PM
Fletch? ???

LOL. Maybe so! Fletch seems kinda lazy. He doesn't care about his appearance or wardrobe. He sorta shows up at his job when he feels like it. Fletch never wanted to be a killer for hire, he just wanted to write his story about drug dealers. He has a dreamlike fantasy sequence in the movie. Hmm, yeah, that's all I gots.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on July 05, 2011, 08:27:31 PM
Dudeness of Gallagher affirmed.
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Post by: Dirty Hippie on July 07, 2011, 07:28:34 PM
Peter Dante. Rumor has it that he can score this crazy Zimbabwean weed that'll turn you into a deer!

(http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/dante.jpg)
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Post by: ethansloan on July 08, 2011, 04:17:23 AM
Jiddu Krishnamurti. Indian philosopher made famous in the early twentieth century. Here's what wikipedia has to sum up a bit of what he thought:

"Krishnamurti denounced the concept of saviors, spiritual leaders, or any other intermediaries to reality, and urged people to directly discover the underlying causes of the problems facing individuals and society. Such discovery he considered the natural outcome of unconditional, absolute psychological freedom, which he proclaimed to be within reach of everyone, irrespective of background, ability, or disposition. He vowed to work towards this goal of universal psychological freedom, and stated that understanding the actual relationships individuals have with themselves, society, and nature is of vital importance in attaining this objective."

The man preached no religion, caste, or nationality. After his death, nobody took up his teachings because, at his own insistence, he didn't want to become deified. A true dudeist priest if their ever was one.
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Post by: beattydude on August 23, 2011, 02:21:39 PM
New York Mets right fielder Lucas Duda
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Post by: username on September 11, 2011, 06:13:08 PM
I triple-nominate Doug Sahm.

And I'd like to take the opportunity to canonize Bill Hicks and George Carlin.
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Post by: Dudeman on October 08, 2011, 02:38:56 AM
Ok the turtle from finding nemo!  He may have been animated but he fits the mold no bout a doubt it dude!   :D
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Post by: TulsaDudeistChick on October 15, 2011, 10:51:50 PM
Apologies for what is most likely a repeat nomination....but for me, Bruce Springsteen is a poster child for Dudeism.  Also -- I dig Denis Leary.  While he can be a little over the top at times, his basic message is "Live & let live - and leave me the fuck alone if you don't like my life"
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Post by: Another Dude in the Universe on October 20, 2011, 09:20:21 PM
I second Jake and Elwood Blues.

I would also like to nominate Carl Sagan, sure he may have been a scientist, but the man also liked to just chill out smoke some pot and relax.
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Post by: cckeiser on October 20, 2011, 10:39:12 PM
I second Jake and Elwood Blues.

I would also like to nominate Carl Sagan, sure he may have been a scientist, but the man also liked to just chill out smoke some pot and relax.

Good choice dude. Welcome to the beach party dude. 8)
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Post by: meekon5 on October 21, 2011, 06:03:17 AM
Seems the official list hasn't been updated recently:

http://dudeism.com/greatdudes/

but Sagan is a good one.
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Post by: Dirty Hippie on October 21, 2011, 07:17:54 AM
Dude, I forgot about that list. This one has always really bothered me:

Sarah Silverman
Comedian, Actress, Agent Provacateur.

One of the funniest humans on earth, Silverman has managed to downplay her classic good-looks in exchange for current status as the most controversial and offensive comedian in the world (except maybe for that Danish guy that drew the Mohammed cartoon). Universally beloved by male dudes everywhere, who wish more women were like her, but with significantly lower standards.


I just don't get that at all. She is one of the most "Walter" people I can think of. Maybe worse than that. Yuck. Since when is being offensive a "Dude" quality? I am sure glad more women aren't like her, and I certainly don't find her to be attractive or funny in any way. She just seems mean.

OK, done with whiny rant.
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Post by: dudeismdude on February 28, 2012, 04:51:58 AM
I second the Clint Eastwood and Dalai Lama nominations. I always thought both of them were dudes.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 28, 2012, 11:31:40 AM
I second the Clint Eastwood and Dalai Lama nominations. I always thought both of them were dudes.

Fuckin' eh!
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Post by: BlackRose7 on April 22, 2012, 12:07:38 AM
I nominate Zonker Harris from the comic strip "Doonesbury".  Zonker is one of the most Dude characters I can think of and he has been a Dude for about 40 years.  His many titles and accomplishments include:  Greatest Living Slacker, SPF 0 Solar Collector, Lifetime member of the Malibu Cannabis Buyers Club, Hippie, Ol' Surfer Dude, Prince of Inner Space, Excellence in Tanning at the Gerald R. Ford Summer Biathlon, and the all important reputation as a Freak.  I think Zonker would be an excellent addition to the "Great Dudes in History" Hall of Fame.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on April 22, 2012, 05:39:33 AM
I nominate Zonker Harris from the comic strip "Doonesbury".  Zonker is one of the most Dude characters I can think of and he has been a Dude for about 40 years.  His many titles and accomplishments include:  Greatest Living Slacker, SPF 0 Solar Collector, Lifetime member of the Malibu Cannabis Buyers Club, Hippie, Ol' Surfer Dude, Prince of Inner Space, Excellence in Tanning at the Gerald R. Ford Summer Biathlon, and the all important reputation as a Freak.  I think Zonker would be an excellent addition to the "Great Dudes in History" Hall of Fame.

Welcome to our beach community, BlackRose7 dude. Lots of rug space here, good to see you!
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Post by: Rev. Gary (revgms) on April 26, 2012, 09:36:15 AM
I wanna jump on the Clint Eastwood nom, it at first seems counter intuitive, but when he talks you definitely see how he is a total Dude.
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Post by: Caesar dude on April 26, 2012, 05:58:29 PM
Like when he said "I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots, or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you?ve got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well do ya, punk?"

Really dude like!

I know I know...that was the acting bit...don't worry...I'm taking the piss.

Wasn't he the governor of California at one time? hmmmm...something about ice creams?

I'm not so sure he's a dude... all IMDO of course.
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Post by: Rev. Gary (revgms) on April 26, 2012, 06:07:25 PM
Naw, was thinking more when he says stuff like this:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9A8tBuzTQH0/T1vvEt2f3cI/AAAAAAAAAyg/m_aWGFxiXbU/s1600/clint-eastwood-on-gay-marriage1.jpg)
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Post by: Caesar dude on April 26, 2012, 07:01:38 PM
Fair play!  ;D
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Post by: Abideist on April 26, 2012, 10:33:42 PM
I agree with Revgms,   Clint Eastwood is a total dude. Just look at the films he has directed. All pro life, and dudelyness, even if they come with a bit of watch your ass or I'll blast you one.

ceasar dude-  he is an actor lets not forget but watch a few of his interviews. He's a big softy in the real world. (not that dudes are soft- we kick ass and take names when the time is right) it's just the things he talks about are very do thy self nature.

Gotta admit, being a part of the greatest non religious story ever told is pretty awesome too.  ( YOJIMBO-A FIST FULL OF DOLLARS-LAST MAN STANDING, ETC) 

In fact, I've had my eye on revgms comments for awhile, this might be the pick of the litter.  I applaud you sir. Clint EastWood is deffinately a DUDE.
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Post by: okfinewhateva on May 27, 2012, 01:58:51 PM
Von Dutch , renowned pinstriper and creator of "The Flying Eyeball" . Total Dude!
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 27, 2012, 08:00:58 PM
 ;) The dude has some cool treads, man.................

(http://challenge.visualessence.nl/C514241107/E20050710164229/Media/vondutch.jpg)

 ;D And I dig the way he does business..............

(http://siam-trading.com/catalog/images/Von%20Dutch%20top%20white.jpg)
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Post by: Ninjabob27 on August 21, 2012, 05:41:04 AM
I just don't get that at all. She is one of the most "Walter" people I can think of. Maybe worse than that. Yuck. Since when is being offensive a "Dude" quality? I am sure glad more women aren't like her, and I certainly don't find her to be attractive or funny in any way. She just seems mean.

I think calling her a "Walter" is giving her too much credit, dude. Walter was an asshole but at least he could get shit done when the chips were down. I think I'll put Sarah Silverman in the "Knox Harrington" category. You all remember him right? The video-artist with the cleft asshole who's giggling incessantly at Maude's pad? I remember trying to watch that Sarah Silverman show, had no clue who the woman was at the time. I couldn't stand to watch it for more than about 10 minutes. Her humor is vulgar and juvenile. At least I can say I gave her an unbiased chance.
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Post by: forumdude on August 21, 2012, 06:59:38 AM
Oh man, I love the Sarah Silverman program. The point is obviously that she's acting as undude as possible. I think that her intelligence and irony and willingness to poke fun at herself (and everyone) makes her by far the most Dudely female comedian out there.

There's long been a complaint (From Adam Corolla, Christopher Hitchens and others) that women aren't as funny as men. I think they can be but they're often hindered by the fact that they're reluctant to be too unladylike. Silverman shows that it's okay for women to be as crass and rude as any male comedian. And of course, being crass and rude is only undude if it's done for cheap laughs. I think SS does it in the way that Larry David is rude to show how we are all a little bit ashamed of our internal monologue. It's sort of cathartic.

Knox Harrington, on the other hand, is a symbol for the smugness and vacancy of modern art. It's implied that his art is hollow and self-serving. I don't think that's the case with Silverman. Her shows and routines deftly skewer so much about humanity and the dark side of what it is to be human.

Certainly we get a lot of people claiming she's not a Dude and should be stricken from the list. But I think that it's just that a lot of people find her way too ironic for comfort. Which is understandable. At some point we may indeed have to remove her because this is a free religion after all. Don't want to be a fascist about it.
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Post by: BikerDude on August 21, 2012, 08:13:06 AM
I agree with Revgms,   Clint Eastwood is a total dude. Just look at the films he has directed. All pro life, and dudelyness, even if they come with a bit of watch your ass or I'll blast you one.

ceasar dude-  he is an actor lets not forget but watch a few of his interviews. He's a big softy in the real world. (not that dudes are soft- we kick ass and take names when the time is right) it's just the things he talks about are very do thy self nature.

Gotta admit, being a part of the greatest non religious story ever told is pretty awesome too.  ( YOJIMBO-A FIST FULL OF DOLLARS-LAST MAN STANDING, ETC) 

In fact, I've had my eye on revgms comments for awhile, this might be the pick of the litter.  I applaud you sir. Clint EastWood is deffinately a DUDE.

And let us not forget his work with Jeff Bridges in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Great Flick) which JB recieved the oscar nomination.
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Post by: Ninjabob27 on August 24, 2012, 04:57:07 PM
Oh man, I love the Sarah Silverman program. The point is obviously that she's acting as undude as possible. I think that her intelligence and irony and willingness to poke fun at herself (and everyone) makes her by far the most Dudely female comedian out there.

    There's a difference between poking fun at yourself and making a vulgar spectacle of yourself. Perhaps off-screen she really is a loveable person who acts totally normal, but I don't think a woman has to act gross and stupid to be funny. That's just me, dude. It's the same with Stephen Colbert for me. I've read some of the things he's written and it's quite witty and humorous, but I absolutely cannot stand his show because the character he invented for it is unbearable to watch. When he's out of character, he's brilliant.
   
   
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Post by: forumdude on August 24, 2012, 07:56:37 PM
I hear you. To each his own indudely. One of the problems is that we've had a hard time finding good examples of female Dudeist icons. Feel free to suggest them here!
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Post by: byrish on August 28, 2012, 04:03:55 PM
Todd Snider, Singer/Songwriter is definitely a Dude. Just listen to his songs - pure Dude poetry!  Naturally he smokes a lot of pot and always performs barefoot. You go, Todd!!!
Y'all gotta listen to: "Doublewide Blues", "Alright Guy", "Tilamook County Jail", etc.....the list goes on....
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Post by: cckeiser on August 28, 2012, 10:47:52 PM
Yo byrish! Welcome to our nice quiet beach community dude! Any rug in the place dude. 8)
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Post by: dude 13 on September 13, 2012, 04:18:35 PM
Gotta agree with Clint Eastwood . I like Donald Sutherlands role  in "Kelly's Heroes " - Oddball - very dude tanker .
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Post by: banjodude on October 04, 2012, 07:30:18 AM
Chauncey Gardener, Peter Sellers character in 'Being There',
there's a dude in a world of achievers
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 04, 2012, 08:00:58 AM
Todd Snider, Singer/Songwriter is definitely a Dude. Just listen to his songs - pure Dude poetry!  Naturally he smokes a lot of pot and always performs barefoot. You go, Todd!!!
Y'all gotta listen to: "Doublewide Blues", "Alright Guy", "Tilamook County Jail", etc.....the list goes on....
byrish dude, welcome to the most dudely place in the whole of the known universe, grab a place on the rug and abide, mang. Good to have you here.
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Post by: Chaplain K on March 21, 2013, 06:33:45 PM
Honorary Dude Award to the late Joseph Campbell - for his very 'Dudeist' philosophy 'Follow Your Bliss'...
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Post by: Jojoma on April 09, 2013, 08:33:21 PM
I'm new here...first post.  I was ordained last week and already my life is coasting along must easier.  It's all about abiding and 'What would the Dude do?"
I have lately also been inspired by a late, great icon who was, most certainly a Dude.  I'm talking about Mark Twain.  He had the slow and easy wit that makes him a very Dudeist indeed.   8)
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Post by: Hominid on April 09, 2013, 09:02:55 PM
Welcome dude - grab a rub and join us at our little beach party. It's almost the 10th; rent's due.  ;-)
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on April 11, 2013, 06:20:42 AM
I'm new here...first post.  I was ordained last week and already my life is coasting along must easier.  It's all about abiding and 'What would the Dude do?"
I have lately also been inspired by a late, great icon who was, most certainly a Dude.  I'm talking about Mark Twain.  He had the slow and easy wit that makes him a very Dudeist indeed.   8)


Dude, a big welcome to dude-topia, glad to have you here, mang! Grab any place on the rug and burn your J if you have one! If not, bar's over there.
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Post by: VeganAtheist on May 05, 2013, 09:55:51 PM
Tom Waits. Sometimes there's an Artist!
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on May 06, 2013, 01:21:54 AM
Tom Waits. Sometimes there's an Artist!

VeganAtheist dude, just stopping in to say welcome to our beach community and dude-like residence. Good to see you here. Grab a place on the rug, dude, and abide! Bars over there, mang!
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Post by: Subtlefist on June 04, 2013, 01:51:03 AM
Fellow dudes for your consideration

Terence McKenna and Bill Hicks

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Post by: purple_drank on June 04, 2013, 02:03:38 AM
Al Bundy
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 04, 2013, 02:11:25 PM
Fellow dudes for your consideration

Terence McKenna and Bill Hicks



Great dudes in history for both, fuckin' eh! And Subtlefist dude, welcome to dude-topia and our most dude-like private residence, mang! Good to have you here, you know where the bar is, help yourself, man.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on June 04, 2013, 02:14:31 PM
Al Bundy

Fuckin' eh, man, Al was dude. Would have been very cool to have zesty coitus with Al's on screen daughter, man; just for the purposes of helping her conceive, you understand! Welcome to the beach party, purple_drank, good to have you here. Pop a cap off an oat soda and abide, mang!
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Post by: Chaplain K on June 04, 2013, 07:39:37 PM
Jeff Dugan (from the movie FM) was one heck of a Dude character. That movie had a couple of great Dude characters, come to think of it...  If you haven't seen this movie it's still out there someplace... Peace, fellow Dudes!  :)
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Post by: Judd Dude on August 06, 2013, 10:06:39 AM
If we're also including characters here I want to nominate Kurt Russell as "Captain Ron". He's like the Dude of the Islands man! He is a long-haired, oat soda drinking sea captain who literally floats through life, taking each day as it comes. When shit hits the fan he says fuck it and deals with tasks at hand without losing his cool. He's got some great quotes too, such as:

"Okay, let's kick the tires and light the fires!"

(to the kid who picks up his(Ron's)beer) "Hey! You want a beer you get your own beer"

"Best way to find out about a boat is to get 'er out on the ocean. Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there!"

And my personal favorite- "Okay, let's tie 'er off and kick back some cold ones huh!"
Title: Tomas Jefferson, Dude in disguise
Post by: DudePatrick on October 28, 2013, 02:39:12 PM
I'm going to second, third, and fourth everyone who mentioned Thomas Jefferson.  I raise them a Douglas Adams.  He may have been a little hardcore on the atheism, and that's not cool, but in every other way he was Dudetastic.

Also, how can you argue with someone who divined the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

Both Dudes knew where their towels were.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 29, 2013, 06:18:50 AM
I'm going to second, third, and fourth everyone who mentioned Thomas Jefferson.  I raise them a Douglas Adams.  He may have been a little hardcore on the atheism, and that's not cool, but in every other way he was Dudetastic.

Also, how can you argue with someone who divined the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

Both Dudes knew where their towels were.

DudePatrick, just dropped in to the pad here and saw your post. Welcome to dude-topia and our beach community, mang! Good to have you here. Grab a spot on the rug and abide, dude! Bars' over there.
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Post by: beardude on January 05, 2014, 10:49:22 AM
Dudes, another Epicurus fan here. Where else in history did a philosopher actually say "relax"? He pointed out that happiness is the goal of all humans and that anxiety is the principal enemy of happiness. So he proposed cultivating a calm mind, good friends and good conversation in a peaceful setting; all of which are demonstrated by our heroes in the bowling alley.
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Post by: bionic_apeman on June 26, 2014, 05:57:13 PM
I would like to submit, with peace and love, for the approval of all you dudes, as a truly noteworthy dude in history, devin the dude. just listen to this one song and tell me if you don't think it belongs in the canon of dudeist spiritual hymns.

devin the dude - do what the fuck you wanna do

thank you
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Post by: anjwood on December 07, 2015, 04:35:47 AM
Willie Nelson.

Neil Young.

Lemmy.

Fat Mike.

Frank Zappa.

Snoop Dogg.

I will write essays to support the case of each for inclusion on the site, if requested.
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Post by: Father Bubba on December 07, 2015, 04:18:16 PM
Quote
Neil Young

I like yer style, dude   8)
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 09, 2015, 10:31:33 PM
Welcome new dudes to dude-topia! Good to see you on the lanes rolling a few! Abide, mangs!
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Post by: Mufti on February 16, 2016, 12:03:45 PM
I think it is a big mistake that we left out Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin. But it's just my opinion.
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Post by: Brother D on February 16, 2016, 01:07:54 PM
Has anyone nominated keanu reeves? If not, I will, for great dude worldwide.

The man has endured some of life's deeper gutters and rolled some strikes too, yet he's still humble enough to ride the subway and not live in some flashy mansion.
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Post by: RustyMarmot on February 16, 2016, 05:14:08 PM
I would just like to add, John Frickin' Denver.  The dude fought Phyllis Schlafly and Tipper Gore's Eagle Forum along side Frank Zappa and Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister in front of congress to stop the Parental Advisory labeling on records.  His songs are righteous, and clear.
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Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 17, 2016, 11:40:57 PM
Yeah, I would say John Denver was a great dude. Fuckin' eh.
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Post by: BikerDude on February 18, 2016, 11:17:43 AM
John Denver was very Dude.
Sad that he passed.
I'm thinking he would have had a new career with newer generations.

Red House Painters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvLNKw8zxWg

Heavy Denver
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk7aseN9mNM
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Post by: RandoRock on February 20, 2016, 12:09:17 AM
I second the vote for Keanu Reeves, lives in a small flat, rides the subway, donated a huge chunk of his salary to the Matrix special effects team, and could quite possibly be the calmest Dude alive today. But that's just my opinion, man.

He also brought down the Russian Mob for killing his dog which is something I'm sure Walter would appreciate.
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Post by: NiJoDude on August 23, 2016, 04:29:28 PM
Bill "Spaceman" Lee,along with Bill Walton the 2 JockDudes off all time.
Please don't forget Doc Ellis. Throwing a no hitter on acid is VERY dude.
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Post by: fredrickpmurphy on January 05, 2017, 02:14:33 PM
Stan Lee; Fred Rogers; Homer J. Simpson; Al Frankin; Hunter S. Thompson; and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Post by: gomezpeter on June 30, 2017, 02:53:38 AM
Thanks a lot Andrea D. for the wikipedia link i was searching for the same   :)
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Post by: Mildbill on February 06, 2018, 04:21:45 AM
I nominate Jimmy buffet... He Lives the dude way!
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Post by: maurockstar on April 06, 2018, 12:28:57 AM
- Charlie Harper
- Tarantino
- Keith Richards

Fuckin' A
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Post by: BikerDude on April 09, 2018, 06:51:47 AM
- Charlie Harper
- Tarantino
- Keith Richards

Fuckin' A


Solid picks
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Post by: Misanthropicnay on August 29, 2018, 05:37:13 AM
April Margera because she's truly an inspiration.

Mother Theresa she lived over 100 years and never let them get under her skin.

Joan of Arc because.. Joan of Arc that's why.

And I agree with Albert Hoffman he was all about trying to help his fellow man. Even used himself as a Guinea pig.
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Post by: BikerDude on August 31, 2018, 06:15:41 AM
April Margera because she's truly an inspiration.

Mother Theresa she lived over 100 years and never let them get under her skin.

Joan of Arc because.. Joan of Arc that's why.

And I agree with Albert Hoffman he was all about trying to help his fellow man. Even used himself as a Guinea pig.

Being the difficult prick that I generally play, otherwise known as devil's advocate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJG-lgmPvYA
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: BikerDude on August 31, 2018, 06:23:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZiKAeJ9mAU

Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: Jimdude715 on December 22, 2018, 04:46:04 PM
I proffer forth Jim Morrison as a Great Dude in History
Title: Re: Welcome to the "Great Dudes in History" Forum
Post by: clairen on December 01, 2019, 11:46:12 AM
Mr. Rogers abides with the best of them imo