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Title: Identification cards
Post by: RevWade on September 26, 2009, 03:39:10 AM
I noticed in the VW ad about Dudeism that Olly had a Dudeist Priest id card.  anyone know where to get one of those?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on September 27, 2009, 02:19:59 AM
That's a good question, that's a good question.  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on September 27, 2009, 03:57:19 AM
yeah we're going to start producing those soon. just working out a few kinks. should be pretty cool!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on September 28, 2009, 01:19:49 AM
I knew you would have answered  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Elbowski on September 28, 2009, 02:39:35 PM
Cool, now I'll know where to look when I forget who I am, as I don't have a Ralph's card, or need one, as I rarely ralph anymore.

Ollie, have you posted anything about how that VW ad came to be? That may be an interesting tale.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on September 28, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
Thanks for asking, dude.

I attended the L.A. Lebowskifest, courteously invited by Will and Scott to deliver the opening benediction on the first night. I read the "Dude's Prayer" - written by Rev. John Jansson - the Swedish Jeff from the Dudespaper. It went over like lingonberry pancakes. I'm sure you've seen the video at the Dudespaper:
http://dudespaper.com/the-dudes-prayer-at-lebowskifest.html/

I asked Will and Scott if I could sell some stuff at the second night bowling party to help defray the costs of my flight in from Thailand and they said no problem so I set up a booth selling ordination kits. This attracted a bunch of the press and among them was a group of flimmakers who had been contracted by VW to seek out folks for whom a particular movie had changed their lives. They quickly gleaned that such a transformation had happened to me. I blathered enthusiastically for their camera and they asked if they could follow up and expand the bit by filming me talking about Dudeism and the Big Lebowski at various spots around L.A. I must have talked for hours, but they selected the salient bits and assembled it into the commercial you've seen.

The commercial was not shown on TV but before films at 550 independent movie houses in the UK. So despite some criticism I've received for "shilling" for VW, truth is that the money mainly helped support independent movie houses in that country.

All in all it was a fun fucking day. They got me drunk on white russians, had me commandeer a bowling lane and blather to my heart's content. I must admit that it was a bit embarrassing to watch at first but now I dig it. Hope you all do too.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on September 29, 2009, 12:37:20 AM
Yes we do. There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, well, a movie is worth a thousand pictures, which makes for one million words, which makes for, well, I'm lost a little.
Oh yes, I'm sure the movie will spread the Dudeish word a lot. Well done.

Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: martin on September 29, 2009, 03:22:14 AM
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Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 01, 2009, 12:24:19 AM
Thanks for asking, dude.

I attended the L.A. Lebowskifest, courteously invited by Will and Scott to deliver the opening benediction on the first night. I read the "Dude's Prayer" - written by Rev. John Jansson - the Swedish Jeff from the Dudespaper. It went over like lingonberry pancakes. I'm sure you've seen the video at the Dudespaper:
http://dudespaper.com/the-dudes-prayer-at-lebowskifest.html/

I asked Will and Scott if I could sell some stuff at the second night bowling party to help defray the costs of my flight in from Thailand and they said no problem so I set up a booth selling ordination kits. This attracted a bunch of the press and among them was a group of flimmakers who had been contracted by VW to seek out folks for whom a particular movie had changed their lives. They quickly gleaned that such a transformation had happened to me. I blathered enthusiastically for their camera and they asked if they could follow up and expand the bit by filming me talking about Dudeism and the Big Lebowski at various spots around L.A. I must have talked for hours, but they selected the salient bits and assembled it into the commercial you've seen.

The commercial was not shown on TV but before films at 550 independent movie houses in the UK. So despite some criticism I've received for "shilling" for VW, truth is that the money mainly helped support independent movie houses in that country.

All in all it was a fun fucking day. They got me drunk on white russians, had me commandeer a bowling lane and blather to my heart's content. I must admit that it was a bit embarrassing to watch at first but now I dig it. Hope you all do too.

Forumdude, your pad is in Thailand ? Far fucking out, mang. I hear parts of Thailand are very dude like.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: ozzy85 on October 02, 2009, 02:37:29 AM
Cool ad.  Too bad Ford doesn't make the Torino anymore, though...

I inadvertantly met a fellow Dudeist at the local brewery.  He took his computer and shrank his Ordination Certificate and had it laminated.  A card-carrying Dude.  Cool.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 03, 2009, 01:04:15 AM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Dude1967 on October 15, 2009, 10:01:22 PM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Matt the Walrus on October 15, 2009, 10:27:46 PM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?

You mean coitus?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: RevWade on October 15, 2009, 10:32:08 PM
Quote

You mean coitus?
the physical act of love
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 16, 2009, 12:46:36 AM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?

Well, you know, the surrounding environment has some importance in helping not only to conceive but also to keep you relaxed and your mind limber. Thailand I guess is one of those places. Like Hawaii, Polinesia and so on. Am I wrong? Or am I just an asshole?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: martin on October 16, 2009, 02:24:43 PM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?

Well, you know, the surrounding environment has some importance in helping not only to conceive but also to keep you relaxed and your mind limber. Thailand I guess is one of those places. Like Hawaii, Polinesia and so on. Am I wrong? Or am I just an asshole?

i can see some sense in that statement . . . dont know if my opinion counts for much tho ?? . . (https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi860.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab165%2Fo0_martin_0o%2Fsmoking-big-blunt.gif&hash=e6d1239c28c42ccdfa8a08b8b47b50c1)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 17, 2009, 01:34:27 AM
You mean about the fact that I'm an asshole?  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: martin on October 17, 2009, 03:41:36 AM
You mean about the fact that I'm an asshole?  ;D

lol, no the other part of the statement (https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi860.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab165%2Fo0_martin_0o%2Fpeace-and-love.gif&hash=24ad9b05fd33044aa51daf358b9f0691)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 19, 2009, 01:34:45 AM
Yeah. Living in a dudely place helps a lot being dude. Like flowing down a gentle hill. Or something like that.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: martin on October 19, 2009, 03:11:47 AM
Yeah. Living in a dudely place helps a lot being dude. Like flowing down a gentle hill. Or something like that.

very true (https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi860.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fab165%2Fo0_martin_0o%2Fsmoking-clouds.gif&hash=72d9198c95c0db2831816612cc6056c1)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Dude1967 on October 19, 2009, 01:31:49 PM
Yeah. Living in a dudely place helps a lot being dude. Like flowing down a gentle hill. Or something like that.
That's marvelous
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 20, 2009, 02:10:34 AM
Luckily there are still some around. And in the future, as Dudeism spreads, there will be more. Dudeish Oasis.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on October 20, 2009, 09:58:32 AM
Luckily there are still some around. And in the future, as Dudeism spreads, there will be more. Dudeish Oasis.
Could we claim our own Dudeist State, like Israel?

Perhaps Dudeania?

And where would it be?

FBI database entry:

Dudeania

Population 70,000

Exports

Weed, dope, grass, any cannabis derivative, rugs.

Imports

half and half, vodka, Kahlua, In-and-Out Burgers.

Main occupation of population

Bowling, smoking dope, talking crap.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 21, 2009, 01:05:08 AM
This is interesting, very interesting. And very funny. Where could it be? Not in a place that will drown soon.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on October 21, 2009, 08:43:11 AM
...Where could it be? Not in a place that will drown soon.

Global warming is just the planet's immune system trying to flush out an annoying little infection the it's caught, us.

I had a look at this site http://flood.firetree.net/, it seems I don't have to worry until sea levels raise about three meters at home, but I look forward to Portsmouth becoming like Venice, sorry lost the plot there for a minute.

We have no historical precedence, seeing as we weren’t driven out of anywhere, or for that matter been heavily oppressed as a religious minority.

Also I don’t see us being a very big lobby either (due to total disinterest and the fact our combined financial clout would be some what smaller than many other religious based groups).

It’s going to have to be one of the ex-nuclear bomb test Islands I think (Bermuda shorts, tee shirts, and shades, were protective clothing  for most of the British involved in the tests, so the addition of dressing gowns and jellies wont go astray).

Doesn't answer the question but I'm working on it. (a lot of ins and outs in this one)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 22, 2009, 01:27:39 AM
That's right, for the earth we are more a problem than something else. For example have you heard of ships full of toxic wastes down in the Italian seas?
I think we will grow a lot, isn't this the right time? For a relaxed religion?
But I don't know if one of those islands is the right place, you know, fishes with more than two eyes, talking plants and so on. What about high in the mountains? Like a Dudeolin temple?
Well, we should be aware that the chinamen can arrive even there. Like Tibet knows.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on October 22, 2009, 07:53:19 AM
Yes i actually favour some kind of Shangri-La (just thought of this "Duderi-La") set up.

for instance:

(https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.telegraph.co.uk%2Ftelegraph%2Fmultimedia%2Farchive%2F01500%2Fangel_falls_1500270i.jpg&hash=31fa945d079f704d82f6dd824f60df69)

A location for a real Dudeutopia.

Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Tedsville on October 22, 2009, 07:59:05 AM
dude that place looks totally awesome - for other awesome landscapes see the bbc's 'life on earth' - grab the blu-ray dvd pack - god damn is it one of the most beautiful things you will ever see...
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 23, 2009, 01:04:37 AM
Ok, where is that place?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on October 23, 2009, 04:49:56 AM
I have to admit it's from an article about UP and the true locations for some of the films locations:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/6307028/UP-The-real-locations-behind-the-classic-Pixar-movie.html

and is actually Angel Falls in Venezuela, the worlds highest waterfall
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 23, 2009, 05:45:58 AM
It's a little bit too far away from Italy. I must find something nearer. Very beautiful place though.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Matt the Walrus on October 24, 2009, 04:22:05 PM
I think that us Dudes function better as a diaspora. Running a country, even one full of Dudeists, just seems like way too much effort. Although, it would be cool to have some sort of retreat/holy place/pilgrimage destination or something. That way we'd have somewhere to go and get limber for a bit when the rest of the world's being way too undude.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: RevWade on October 24, 2009, 07:53:11 PM
3 I have heard of are Venice in LA, Pai Thailand, and Amsterdam.  Amsterdam is pretty far out. 
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 25, 2009, 01:52:39 AM
Yes, Amsterdam is beautiful. I went there some 20 years ago. Wonderful place, but half a day later I was tired of having addicted every ten meters asking for money and having drug dealers every fifty. Not a very beautiful landscape. Other then that a wonderful city. But never ever make an Amsterdammer angry. Very dangerous. But girls. Well, wonderful.

I missed the other two cities but I went to Venice in Italy. A wonderful place if you don't go to tourist attractions and maybe know someone who can take you around to the right places. You can eat well for less then 20 bucks if you go in the right restaurant with a Venetian speaker. Same in a lot of other cities around the world I guess.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 25, 2009, 02:19:06 AM
But isn't having an I.D. card a bit undude like? Or at least only something the square community would give a shit about? I mean the dude relied on his Ralph's card for his I.D., which seem to surfice for the dude. I know my rights, man. Am I wrong, or just an asshole?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Matt the Walrus on October 25, 2009, 02:29:42 AM
But isn't having an I.D. card a bit undude like? Or at least only something the square community would give a shit about?

You may have a point there but following the same line of thought do you think the Dude would be concerned about certificates and letters of good standing and such? Do you think the Dude would be into any kind of organized religion at all, even if it was based on him? We just don't know Dude, but I think it'd still be awesome to have an id card. It'd make my friends laugh to beat the band if I whipped that out at the local drinkery. Plus it's travel-size for your convenience.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 25, 2009, 02:49:39 AM
But isn't having an I.D. card a bit undude like? Or at least only something the square community would give a shit about?

You may have a point there but following the same line of thought do you think the Dude would be concerned about certificates and letters of good standing and such? Do you think the Dude would be into any kind of organized religion at all, even if it was based on him? We just don't know Dude, but I think it'd still be awesome to have an id card. It'd make my friends laugh to beat the band if I whipped that out at the local drinkery. Plus it's travel-size for your convenience.

I hear what you're saying, dude, and understand. But I look at it this way.....the dude was in his own dudely way more or less zen in much of his thinking and life; I have a hard time seeing a Zen Buddist master dude pulling out an I.D. card to prove that he has reached enlightment.


Ah fuck it, I'll probably order one and then get me a lane and go bowling.  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 25, 2009, 02:54:01 AM
But isn't having an I.D. card a bit undude like? Or at least only something the square community would give a shit about? I mean the dude relied on his Ralph's card for his I.D., which seem to surfice for the dude. I know my rights, man. Am I wrong, or just an asshole?

Well, man, we just don't know. Probably he wouldn't give a shit about this. But when dealing with ceremonies and recognition and all the stuff and papers of this world an official id card is simply needed. Around there are a lot of assholes and having an id card helps. Probably no one asks for identification to a catholic priest but we are far, for now, from that point. Otherwise there is the danger that anyone can say he's a Dudeist Priest. And that's cool, but what if he's a nihilist, or a fascist, or worse? "Eight years old Dude."
An id card, if not fake, shows that you are who you say you are, and lets the church to know it too. And when ceremonies are recognized and have legal value and your credentials can be easily checked I think is good.
And it might also be that you get some discounts somewhere. On a bowling alley or at rug vendors too.  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 25, 2009, 03:04:38 AM
But isn't having an I.D. card a bit undude like? Or at least only something the square community would give a shit about? I mean the dude relied on his Ralph's card for his I.D., which seem to surfice for the dude. I know my rights, man. Am I wrong, or just an asshole?

Well, man, we just don't know. Probably he wouldn't give a shit about this. But when dealing with ceremonies and recognition and all the stuff and papers of this world an official id card is simply needed. Around there are a lot of assholes and having an id card helps. Probably no one asks for identification to a catholic priest but we are far, for now, from that point. Otherwise there is the danger that anyone can say he's a Dudeist Priest. And that's cool, but what if he's a nihilist, or a fascist, or worse? "Eight years old Dude."
An id card, if not fake, shows that you are who you say you are, and lets the church to know it too. And when ceremonies are recognized and have legal value and your credentials can be easily checked I think is good.
And it might also be that you get some discounts somewhere. On a bowling alley or at rug vendors too.  ;D

Discounts......now that is dude like. Far fucking out, man.  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Matt the Walrus on October 25, 2009, 03:07:09 AM
I have a hard time seeing a Zen Buddist master dude pulling out an I.D. card to prove that he has reached enlightment.

But he may have other signifiers to show that he is at least on the path, right? I'm no scholar of Zen Buddhism but is there not some form of traditional garb or anything like that?

For me, a huge part of Dudeism is humour. Ya, it's a little bit ridiculous to base a religion on what could well be classified a "stoner movie", but that's alright. Ridiculous is good sometimes. Keeps us from taking ourselves too seriously. And you know what happens when you start to take things to seriously? You get a cleft asshole, that's what. When did enlightenment become such a serious matter?

I don't envision the ID cards as a way of keeping track of who's a true Dudeist and who's an imposter. I mean, it's not like we're some exclusive club where you have to show your badge and perform the secret handshake to get in man. I don't see it as some sort of trophy either. Basically its just something cool to show your buddies and such when you're talking to them about Dudeism. Also, its kind of a keepsake, a little reminder to yourself to take er easy man. I don't know about you but the next time I'm asked to produce some ID at the local pub, if I look down and see my Dudeist ID card, it'll put a smile on my face. And that can't be anything but a good thing.

Ultimately, no one's forcing you to have one. Why should it matter so much if others want to carry one? Just abide Dude.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 25, 2009, 03:36:32 AM
"I don't envision the ID cards as a way of keeping track of who's a true Dudeist and who's an imposter. I mean, it's not like we're some exclusive club where you have to show your badge and perform the secret handshake to get in man. I don't see it as some sort of trophy either."

Well, we all agree that a Dudeist is someone who lives the Dude way, or Lao tzu way, or JCD way, or whathaveyou way. But when it goes down to legal matters papers count. Of course if a Dude doesn't care about officiating ceremonies or having discounts,  ;D , that's cool too. Remember though that people who has religious powers in their hands will not let it go fairly.
Being "official" is a way to have some "protection" too. And I'm not talking about muslim or hindus countries here. Not only about them anyway.  8)

And, let's not forget, let's not forget, that if you ever really reach enlightenment you're happy for yourself and that's it. Those who say they are enlightened usually are scammers and seconds later try to reach you wallet, in a way or another.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 25, 2009, 02:30:39 PM
I have a hard time seeing a Zen Buddist master dude pulling out an I.D. card to prove that he has reached enlightment.

Why should it matter so much if others want to carry one? Just abide Dude.

Well, yeah, but it's just like my opinion, man.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on October 25, 2009, 04:10:33 PM
As a member of the Erisian movement as well as Dudeism I always carry my "Pope" card (all erisians are bonafide and certified Popes), but to be honest I only carry it to get rid of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Other religions on the whole don't carry cards, but other organisations do.

I'm happy with my ordination certificate and patches (which I put on my waistcoat).

If you feel you need a card carry one, if not just abide.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 27, 2009, 02:30:34 AM
You can be a good Dude both ways. But those of us who like the idea of feeding the monkey mainly through religious ways need business papers, and a ringer to carry them.  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on October 29, 2009, 08:43:52 PM
I dont know if I would want to belong to an organization that has identification cards. Well other than my Ralphs card.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 30, 2009, 01:32:55 AM
Do you prefer a tattoo? On the forehead?  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Tedsville on October 30, 2009, 09:51:32 AM
I had that written on my forehead at the last fest, along with a rug poncho
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on October 30, 2009, 10:11:24 AM
I dont know if I would want to belong to an organization that has identification cards. Well other than my Ralphs card.

To miss quote Marx (Groucho not Karl) "I don't want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member in the first place!"
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on October 30, 2009, 05:58:45 PM
groucho also said, and I quote:
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

Ewww that is so un-dude. Groucho was uptight.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on October 31, 2009, 02:08:07 AM
I had that written on my forehead at the last fest, along with a rug poncho

It seems to have been a good fest.  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: RevWade on February 13, 2010, 02:22:34 PM
whats the word on these things?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on February 14, 2010, 05:12:03 AM
i'm currently upgrading the site so that i can divide some orders between my assistant in los angeles (the city of angels) who ships out the certificates and such, and stuff i want to mail from thailand, like the ID cards, and some other cool new shit (awesome WWDD bracelets, solid silver yin yang bowling ball pendants, a woven dudeoo (dudeist voodoo) doll, etc.).

plus, we're also going to offer Abide University student ID cards so you dudes can get discounts on movies and flights and what have you. Masters Degrees in Leisure Studies, Dudeism, Philosophy, Ethics, etc. will be available for free through the site (printed certificates will cost a bit, naturally) and Ph.Ds (and honorary faculty appointment) will be awarded to anyone who sends in a convincing thesis for publication (certificates in this case will be free). We were going to call it Dude University but figured no one would take us seriously.

unfortunately the goddamn plane keeps crashing into the mountain. i upgraded the site last week to some nice new servers and suddenly i couldn't change anything. strong men also cry.

anyway, good news is that that's all up and running. bad news is it's entering the slash and burn season in northern thailand and i need to run away from the smoke for a few weeks (they burn the dried up rice fields to fertilize the new ones here in the land of thai stick). good news is i'll be on a tropical beach drinking cheap rum for a while. bad news is i won't be able to mail anything till i get back in mid-march. good news is i'll have internet access. bad news is i'll probably be asleep and/or drunk a lot.

so hopefully by mid march we'll have those ids ready to go!

thanks for the interest, dudes. sorry for the slow pace on my end.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on February 14, 2010, 11:06:31 PM
the goddamn plane crashed into the mountain again. sorry for the 15 hour downtime! while i slept, darkness warshed over. i hope things will be smooth from now on.

fucking computers. nothing changes.

i highly recommend not using 1and1.com as your domain registrar. their technical support was abysmal.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on February 14, 2010, 11:09:35 PM
Here I thought I should not be Posting on Shabos.
Is this a ... what day is it?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: FuckinA on February 15, 2010, 02:28:55 AM
Wave of the future, interactive software, man... Good thing we can still jerk of manually.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 15, 2010, 03:35:48 AM
Do you prefer a tattoo? On the forehead?  ;D


The only ID a dude needs...........

(https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg20.imageshack.us%2Fimg20%2F7168%2Fvd1nh5.jpg&hash=93366c272fd3ab94ab4b46e889f9c762)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on February 15, 2010, 08:11:37 AM
i'm currently upgrading the site so that i can divide some orders between my assistant in los angeles (the city of angels) who ships out the certificates and such, and stuff i want to mail from thailand, like the ID cards, and some other cool new shit (awesome WWDD bracelets, solid silver yin yang bowling ball pendants, a woven dudeoo (dudeist voodoo) doll, etc.).

plus, we're also going to offer Abide University student ID cards so you dudes can get discounts on movies and flights and what have you. Masters Degrees in Leisure Studies, Dudeism, Philosophy, Ethics, etc. will be available for free through the site (printed certificates will cost a bit, naturally) and Ph.Ds (and honorary faculty appointment) will be awarded to anyone who sends in a convincing thesis for publication (certificates in this case will be free). We were going to call it Dude University but figured no one would take us seriously.

unfortunately the goddamn plane keeps crashing into the mountain. i upgraded the site last week to some nice new servers and suddenly i couldn't change anything. strong men also cry.

anyway, good news is that that's all up and running. bad news is it's entering the slash and burn season in northern thailand and i need to run away from the smoke for a few weeks (they burn the dried up rice fields to fertilize the new ones here in the land of thai stick). good news is i'll be on a tropical beach drinking cheap rum for a while. bad news is i won't be able to mail anything till i get back in mid-march. good news is i'll have internet access. bad news is i'll probably be asleep and/or drunk a lot.

so hopefully by mid march we'll have those ids ready to go!

thanks for the interest, dudes. sorry for the slow pace on my end.
forumdude - have you decided on the university name for sure? Perhaps you and some of the other reverends have gone into seclusion and discussed this already, but I would like to suggest a longer name. I think a longer name may represent legitimacy to the fuckin amateurs who have not heard of Dudeism. Plus there may be a acronym in the name other than AU.
If you have already beat this to death in a different thread, so be it, but here are my suggestions
Throw in a word like Guild, National or Academy, that may carry a little Pasadena style: (home of CalTech IIRC)

Abide National University
Academy of Leisure National University
Abide International Guildhall University
Abide Academy University. (now we can say we have been through AA)
Abide Philosophy National University
Philosophy of Leisure National University
Philosophy National University System

Anyway like thats uh,  just like my opinion man. Anyone care to add?




Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on February 15, 2010, 09:32:16 AM
that's fuckin interesting, man. do you think people won't take 'abide university' seriously? i think it sounds pretty believable, especially since the christians use that word all the time. i'd like it to be cool sounding but not too obvious that it's not a real physical university. dude university sounds cool but no one would believe it. the ones you've suggested might sound more authentic, but they don't sound all that hip. at least not to my shabby sense of style.

anyone got any opinions on NEAL's suggestion?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 15, 2010, 02:16:46 PM
Dudeversity.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: RevWade on February 15, 2010, 11:59:57 PM
I think Abide University is gold!  AU= chemical symbol for gold!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on February 17, 2010, 04:21:02 AM
I think Abide University is perfect, at the end that's what Dudeism is all about. Can I apply to work at the Female Form Department?

And, since I'd like every Dudeist new shit, can I make a bulk order? Or even better, can I come to the Thai Stick Land and help make it?  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on March 01, 2010, 11:52:41 PM
I think Abide University is perfect, at the end that's what Dudeism is all about. Can I apply to work at the Female Form Department?

And, since I'd like every Dudeist new shit, can I make a bulk order? Or even better, can I come to the Thai Stick Land and help make it?  ;D

All Universities are made up of various colleges and other institutions. In this case I humbly submit the following.............

- Administrative Center - The Fucks Down at the League Office (in charge of scheduling)

- The Dude's Center for the Research of Dudeism (or El Dudeism or El Dudearinoism if you're not into the whole brevity thing)

- College of Athletics, Department of Bowling

- Coitus College for the Study Human Reproduction

- V.I. Lenin Hall (shut the fuck up Donny)

- The Jacket Treehorn School of Film and 100% Electronic Arts

- The Big Lebowski Institute for Business and the Crip, sorry, Disabled

- The Maude Lebowski Center for the Virginal Arts and Painting

- The Walter Sobchak School of International Studies, Jewish Torah, Weapons, Rule of Law and Military History

- The Gary College of Bar Tending and Communication (call for ya, Dude)

- The Stranger's School of Literature and International Journalism

- The Nihilist's Center for the Study of Philosophy and Nothing

- The Marty Institute for Dance, Drama and Notes

- The Bunny Knudsen School for Agriculture and Oral Arts

- Donny College (they shut that one done when the good Lord took em')

- The Da Fino School for Investigative Studies

- Official University Motto - "Fuck it, Let's Go Bowling."

- Unofficial University Motto - "She'll Suck Your Cock for a Thousand Dollars."
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on March 02, 2010, 06:27:46 AM
...
- Official University Motto - "Fuck it, Let's Go Bowling."
...

Now most Universities here in the UK translate their motto's into Latin (to look as though they've been around for a while).

Funnily enough I managed the "let's go bowling" very easily on some on-line translation sites (Google doesn't do Latin).

The abbreviation "let's" stumped a few so I used:

"fuck it, Let us Go Bowling"

and got:

"fuck is , Permissum nos Vado Scaphium"

the major problem is the word Fuck. The romans just didn't use it the same way we do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_profanity#Futuere:_to_fuck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_profanity#Futuere:_to_fuck)

using the above information (it's surprising how coy some translation sites are on the word).

"Fūtus is , Permissum nos Vado Scaphium"

But it really needs looking over by a dude that actually speaks Latin to get it correct.

I put it back through a Latin to English translator unfortunatly it reads:

lets go have a bowl (or dish or pot).

Buttox.

Anyone else want a go at this?

--Meekon5 head of the Faculty of Doing Bugger All but seeming to do a lot of whatever it is your doing.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. Ed C on March 02, 2010, 10:22:01 AM
I always like the mottos that comply with brevity (which isn't usually in my nature).  The ones that start "Semper" are good.  Mix that with Converso, the Latin word for abide, although it means specifically "to abide" without a specific context regarding abide, but it's general enough for me.

So, Semper Converso means Always Abide.



Semper Converso, Dudes!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: ScottishDude on March 02, 2010, 11:46:42 AM

All in all it was a fun fucking day. They got me drunk on white russians, had me commandeer a bowling lane and blather to my heart's content. I must admit that it was a bit embarrassing to watch at first but now I dig it. Hope you all do too.


it was the vw ad that brought dudeism to my attention, i have been living what you could call the life of the dude for some years now but . . .

never did i think i would find so many like minded dudes

thanks forumdude



Exactly how i came about dudeism myself , thanks aswell .
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Elbowski on March 02, 2010, 05:17:08 PM
Let's go have a bowl sounds good to me, man. If you will it, it is no dream. Actually, it's a very nice dream. Smokin' it up over here boss! Wait, that's another movie.

Semper Converso has a nice ring to it, but Fuck it, let's go bowling, really says it all, and in English, too. El Duderino Supremo sounds kinda Latiny, but some dudes might think it's some kind of taco, and they'll get a 99c education. 
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: not_exactly_a_lightweight on March 02, 2010, 11:23:22 PM
Semper Strumpet
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: greatspiritmonk on March 04, 2010, 05:27:02 AM
DB, you're always a Far Out Fucking A, if it's the correct nomenclature.

Unfortunately I speak Italian, and not really Latin, but since I love Latin's way of speeches I'll check my two books on them and give notes.  ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. Ed C on March 04, 2010, 05:53:51 AM
And hey, whilst we're still roughly on the subject of ID cards  :P  when am I gonna get my Dudespaper Press Pass?  I've already ordered the trilby hat with the big band and the little card saying [PRESS] stuck out of it at a jaunty angle, but I need the offical pass to show off.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on March 04, 2010, 07:14:28 AM
$ M pulsus officium

or more correctly:

$ M fellātus

($1000 blow job, or more correctly fellatio).
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Elbowski on March 04, 2010, 02:01:17 PM
A press pass yes yes. Dudeist business papers.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Matt the Walrus on March 04, 2010, 09:48:54 PM
Dudeist business papers? What a waste of time. We'd just burn 'em.  ;)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Elbowski on March 05, 2010, 01:24:13 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong.

A zig zag paper = a press pass?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on March 05, 2010, 06:18:37 AM
Dudeist business papers?.........

Zig Zag, Rizla, anything else is just roach.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Andrea D. on March 05, 2010, 08:23:00 AM
Quote

You mean coitus?
the physical act of love

Johnson?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on March 05, 2010, 11:29:21 AM
....
Johnson?

No thank you I already have one.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: RevWade on May 03, 2010, 12:06:17 AM
Any word on these yet?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Toph on August 16, 2010, 04:46:55 PM
Oh man, please tell me this is gonna be something we can get! I really want one!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on August 17, 2010, 12:33:06 AM
All the I.D. a dude needs (IMHO) ............................

(https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ft2.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3A7QMaFshsNlwIJM%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fimg40.imageshack.us%2Fimg40%2F8235%2Fralphscard.jpg%26amp%3Bt%3D1&hash=b7b648560794e9ca55c78c5120d3bea3)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on August 17, 2010, 02:33:45 AM
Just to let you all know - we've perfected the ID card making technology (50 percent electronic, jerked out by hand) and will be offering them on the site in early October. Again, sorry for the slow pace. Career's slowed down (or sped up) a bit lately. Also looking to release some cool WWDD bracelets, maybe some yin yang bowling ball pendants, a Dudeist voodoo doll (dudeoo doll) as well as some other what have you.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on August 17, 2010, 05:11:47 AM
...a Dudeist voodoo doll (dudeoo doll) as well as some other what have you.

how about Du-doo doll (or perhaps Dude-Doo doll)?

OK I thought about this later and realised the Do do is perhaps not the best marketing move for a name.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cakebelly on August 17, 2010, 04:45:52 PM
Is there a first draft on the design of the ID cards we could take a squint at? Liking the idea of bracelets and pendants . . not too sure about the Voodude Doll, though. Would be pretty darn nifty to have a 'Dudeism'-fish ring (although sizing and cost would probably cause hassles).

Just a thought but couldn't we help in the process of the design of those cards? Maybe have a thread for the ideas of the Brethren or some such?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cakebelly on August 17, 2010, 04:48:50 PM
Oh crap! Sorry about all the bold type on that last post  :-[
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on August 17, 2010, 05:18:57 PM
Just sign up for a Ralph's Value Club Card.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. Ed C on August 17, 2010, 08:38:06 PM
That's all great news, offical ID, pendant, and whathaveyou.  Now I'll just need my Dudespaper press pass so I can turn up at events with the intention of "providing a frame of reference to our semi-dedicated readership".

"Excuse me, would you like to make a comment on that for our readers... or not, it's cool."
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on August 17, 2010, 10:40:14 PM
A "Dudespaper Press Pass"! Now that's fucking interesting!
How does one go about getting a Dudespaper Press Pass?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on August 18, 2010, 08:58:11 AM
You can see the ID cards in the youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYUD6vs0pg4
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Zen Dog on August 18, 2010, 09:18:21 AM
I've got a Tesco's one,does that count?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on August 18, 2010, 11:30:08 AM
Damn it my Toys-R-Us gold card doesn't have any name on it so wont count.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cakebelly on August 18, 2010, 01:00:42 PM
Quote
You can see the ID cards in the youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYUD6vs0pg4

Ah, if I had of been paying attention I'd have saved myself some typing; okay, video duly viewed and ID card spotted. That's okay, man - it's pretty good; may I suggest a reverse view of the card?
(https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi114.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn262%2Fcakebelly%2FAntique_Agra_Oriental_Rugs_4.jpg&hash=b7db55f84f30546cd1f137b87ef41e59)

Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cakebelly on August 21, 2010, 04:57:11 AM
Here's a variation:(https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi114.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fn262%2Fcakebelly%2Fdudeintherug.jpg&hash=a17950d32664328cf559a083e267bed6)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cakebelly on August 24, 2010, 12:10:52 AM
With or without the Holy Pee-stain.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: milnie on October 10, 2011, 09:11:22 AM
just resurrecting this old topic looking at date of last post, did an id card ever get resolved?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on October 10, 2011, 09:16:46 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Kit on October 13, 2011, 03:41:35 PM
I think the ID cards should be done in the same colors as the bumper sticker and the iron-on patch.

Make the card dark purple with light green lettering and put that classy Yin/Yang bowling ball logo over in the corner and you've got it made.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: BigBossMan on January 20, 2012, 01:30:30 AM
Is this a dead idea?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on January 20, 2012, 01:39:07 AM
Is this a dead idea?

I don't think so; I was hoping for one that said "Rev. DigitalBuddha, Ordained Strumpet." ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. RJ Dudemiester on July 11, 2012, 06:50:18 AM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?

isn't the founder, his Dudely Lama, Oliver Benjamin, also in Thailand? I seem to recall reading in the CNN interview that convinced me Dudeism was the right religion for me, that he first had his epiphany that prompted him to start The Church of Later-Day Dude while living in Thailand...
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on July 11, 2012, 02:49:55 PM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?

isn't the founder, his Dudely Lama, Oliver Benjamin, also in Thailand? I seem to recall reading in the CNN interview that convinced me Dudeism was the right religion for me, that he first had his epiphany that prompted him to start The Church of Later-Day Dude while living in Thailand...

Yes....they are all the same dude.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. RJ Dudemiester on July 11, 2012, 03:04:18 PM
Men, there's a reason why the forumdude is the forumdude. Thailand is part of the rug that ties this big room together, if you know what I mean.  8)
The fuck you talkin' about?

isn't the founder, his Dudely Lama, Oliver Benjamin, also in Thailand? I seem to recall reading in the CNN interview that convinced me Dudeism was the right religion for me, that he first had his epiphany that prompted him to start The Church of Later-Day Dude while living in Thailand...

Yes....they are all the same dude.

do you mean literally or metaphysically? forumdude an alt handle for the founding Dudely Lama?
or were you speaking along the lines of the opening of I am the Walrus-
I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on July 12, 2012, 01:24:25 AM
Different handles for the same person. He uses forumdude when he post to the forum.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. RJ Dudemiester on July 12, 2012, 12:58:05 PM
far out man!!!
i'm humbled by the knowledge that the forumdude is also the leader of the whole church!

far out, indeed man!

so... back to the point of the thread- i am unclear as to what sort of complications or challenges are blocking us fro having ID cards... but i'm an idea guy and i am wondering if it would be possible to use some kind of stop-gap solution for the time being? this post prompted an idea-


I think the ID cards should be done in the same colors as the bumper sticker and the iron-on patch.

Make the card dark purple with light green lettering and put that classy Yin/Yang bowling ball logo over in the corner and you've got it made.


So, I'm guessing that the original idea was to create cards that are laminated and look and feel 'official', which by all means would be wicked groovy.
But in the mean time, while what ever those problems are being addressed-
could we not create an image generator (like with the certificate) that would spit out a graphic (like the one suggested above, or what-have-you) with our Rev. Names, a the seal, the ying/yang, the name of the church and what ever necessary info needs be on there?
then we can print them ourselves at home, and even get them laminated at kinkos or some-such place.

this way, we all could actually be card-carrying Dudeists!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on July 12, 2012, 02:32:20 PM
I think the only thing getting in the way is we're dudeists....some times it takes awhile to get things done.
One of the reasons I like Dudeism over Buddhism...lower standards and even lower expectations! 8)

But that is just like my opinion man.

But hey...if you have the where-with-all and the motivation...go for it dude! I'm sure everyone here would be grateful.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. RJ Dudemiester on July 12, 2012, 05:18:09 PM
I think the only thing getting in the way is we're dudeists....some times it takes awhile to get things done.
One of the reasons I like Dudeism over Buddhism...lower standards and even lower expectations! 8)

But that is just like my opinion man.

But hey...if you have the where-with-all and the motivation...go for it dude! I'm sure everyone here would be grateful.

I fell you on all that.
for better or worse, my life experianced has made me what i am... and i think that by some standards i make a really poor Labowski Dudeist.
it would be more accurate to describe myself as Secular Buddhist Theatre Mystic who has accepted Dudeism as his new organization.

Fear not! i can be as "lazy" as the laziest of any Dudeist! lol
but i also have periods of high intensity productivity because of my arts background.

now sadly programming is not my bag. I could not create the gizmo that would work the way the Church Sign Generator or the Certificate Generator work. 

Now if i could be introduced to the Dude who created those two gizmos- then i could get something done by collaborating with them!


I will tinker with some graphic design that i have percolating in my mind, but i may not be ale to get them done for a few weeks cause i'm slammed this week getting ready for a huge tour that i'm working. But that is neither here nor there...
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: NobleElement on August 28, 2012, 09:49:01 PM
Hey RJ, did you have a chance to like create some stuff?  Pretty sure some svelte ID cards would feed the monkey, and I like being able to whip out my credentials when people are like unsure about this.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on August 28, 2012, 10:51:39 PM
Hey RJ, did you have a chance to like create some stuff?  Pretty sure some svelte ID cards would feed the monkey, and I like being able to whip out my credentials when people are like unsure about this.
Yo! Welcome to the beach party dude! Smoke em if you got em! 8)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on August 29, 2012, 01:45:23 AM
Hey everyone. I'm back in Thailand in a week or two, where my card making equipment is. Will have the Dudeism ID cards in the store very shortly! Also - Student I.D. cards from the upcoming "Abide University".
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on August 29, 2012, 09:17:04 AM
Hey everyone. I'm back in Thailand in a week or two, where my card making equipment is. Will have the Dudeism ID cards in the store very shortly! Also - Student I.D. cards from the upcoming "Abide University".

Far out man. Bunny said you were good for it!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: NobleElement on August 29, 2012, 11:03:47 AM
Hey everyone. I'm back in Thailand in a week or two, where my card making equipment is. Will have the Dudeism ID cards in the store very shortly! Also - Student I.D. cards from the upcoming "Abide University".

Good deal.  Hope the time in the states went as well as it could.  Excited about the Abide University concept!  Might try to submit a piece for consideration for that upcoming book if it's not too late.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: NobleElement on August 29, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
Yo! Welcome to the beach party dude! Smoke em if you got em! 8)
I appreciate the welcome, dude.  Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: rev-jaholbrook on August 29, 2012, 10:22:47 PM
I am so Damn stoked for the I.D. cards!!!!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on September 25, 2012, 01:59:41 PM
Yoo hoo....   Olly...?  Any news?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on September 25, 2012, 09:43:04 PM
Just arrived back in Thailand a week ago and am still dusting everything off -- we had massive floods here last Sept and a lot of my equipment is is a sorry state. But it's at the top of the list! Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on September 25, 2012, 10:20:35 PM
Stay dry dude!  8)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on September 25, 2012, 10:46:09 PM
Just arrived back in Thailand a week ago and am still dusting everything off -- we had massive floods here last Sept and a lot of my equipment is is a sorry state. But it's at the top of the list! Thanks for your patience!

No worries, dude; a few foi thong and few sangkhaya, your troubles are over, dude. ;)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Masked Dude on September 26, 2012, 07:53:32 PM
All Universities are made up of various colleges and other institutions. In this case I humbly submit the following.............

(a bunch of dudely abidin' words)

I hereby offer my help as anything you need. I used to teach college courses, so I know a little bit. I can also help design.

Will we dudeists be able to become deans or professors or something to make ourselves sound really impressive? C'mon, it might help some of us get more chicks.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on September 27, 2012, 09:36:05 AM
Will we dudeists be able to become deans or professors or something to make ourselves sound really impressive? C'mon, it might help some of us get more chicks.


Chance would be a fine thing, by the amount some of us spend on here just giving us an ID card is unlikely to improve things.

;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Worldman on October 09, 2012, 02:01:56 AM
I am looking forward for the ID cards too. On FB I clearly state that I am a Dudeist (and had the question asked if this means that I am a Nudist), I have a FB page which is my chapel and on my blog my appartenance to the Church is prominently displayed.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Masked Dude on October 15, 2012, 10:26:09 PM
plus, we're also going to offer Abide University student ID cards so you dudes can get discounts on movies and flights and what have you. Masters Degrees in Leisure Studies, Dudeism, Philosophy, Ethics, etc. will be available for free through the site (printed certificates will cost a bit, naturally) and Ph.Ds (and honorary faculty appointment) will be awarded to anyone who sends in a convincing thesis for publication (certificates in this case will be free).

May I offer some suggestions?  I know I'm a bit of a pushy fat bastard, but hey, it's my calling in life. Someone's gotta do it.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
A thesis regarding philosophy and/or comparative religions, such as creations myths, stoicism from Zeno to Aurelius, etc.

Doctor of Humanities - DHum
For exemplary public service. For a thesis, it could be something like how important your Red Cross days were, how you started a community center, or so on.

Doctor of Humane Letters - LHD (Litterarum Humaniorum Doctor)
Similar to the previous, but usually for academic distinction. For instance, if you published a book, this might count.

Doctor of Fine Arts - DFA
For writers, artists, musicians, sculptors, architects, art/museum curators. A thesis could include a song you made, discussions of heptatonic scales and Western music, or a discussion of how the opera Lucia di Lammermoor's Ashton vs Ravenwood feud compares to Shakespeare's Montague vs Capulet feud.

Doctor of Letters/Literature - DLit, DLitt, LitD, LittD (Litterarum doctor)
For great scholarly contributions of literary, social, historical, or other similar value. Mark Twain got one from Oxford, if that helps. In many cases, this is higher than a PhD. This is for the really smart, really influential, or people with like Lebowski coolness.

Doctor of Laws - LLD (Legum Doctor)
For a thesis or contributions to laws or politics. There is also the SJD (Scientiae Juridicae Doctor). The LLD and SJD are academic or research, not to be confused with a JD, the Juris Doctor, require to practice law. Attorneys get JDs, while researchers and writers get the other ones.

Doctor of Science - DS, ScD (Scientiae Doctor)
Can be for sciences, including technological and social sciences. Can also be used to honor educators who are really smart fuckers.

Doctor of Education - EdD, DEd (Doctor Educationis)
Bit of controversy regarding EdD and PhD in education. Depends on the institution as to what it means and the differences. Some consider it a rather lowly doctorate, but surely those with it disagree.

Doctor of Divinity - DD (Divinitatis Doctor)
Usually an honorary one, since it's pretty common for churches to give them out. In the past, it was given to scholars who taught theology. Nowadays if you're not a preacher in a pulpit, some people look down upon these.

Honorary degrees, or doctorates honoris causa, are the highest award given to those who have earned them. For instance, Dr. Billy Graham has a bunch of honorary degrees. He academically earned a bachelor's in anthropology, but since he's been preaching since T rex died, I guess they figured he's earned it.

Ignore these if you want.

JLMO (just like my opinion)

 ;D

Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on October 15, 2012, 10:34:31 PM
Great suggestions! I'm not sure if we're going to offer all those types of degrees, however. It depends how it unfolds. I have researched the laws and it seems that we could offer all those, especially since we're clearly not being fraudulent like diploma mills that charge thousands of dollars for a piece of paper. Like our ordinations, we'd offer them for free, though we'd have to charge for the certificates (and Student ID cards, etc.).

I'm trying to decide how best to balance it so that we offer free degrees but we also provide incentive for people to present theses to an online database. Maybe we'd offer Masters Degrees in Leisure Science, Practical Philosophy, and the like, but doctorates only to people who write theses.

Moreover, people who really participate (evaluating theses, promoting the University, etc) would get faculty status. Professor Dudes.

What say you?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Masked Dude on October 15, 2012, 10:56:27 PM
I'm trying to decide how best to balance it so that we offer free degrees but we also provide incentive for people to present theses to an online database. Maybe we'd offer Masters Degrees in Leisure Science, Practical Philosophy, and the like, but doctorates only to people who write theses.

Moreover, people who really participate (evaluating theses, promoting the University, etc) would get faculty status. Professor Dudes.

What say you?
I like the idea of the Masters. :) And I also like the doctorate for theses.

Yeah, offering that many would probably be overkill! :) If I remember right, the only degrees you definitely could not offer would be professional or licensed degrees like medical and legal degrees, right? I'm a bit rusty on the specifics, so you know a lot more about that.

What you could do is to earn them... sorta. For instance, give out the Masters quickly, have them offer a thesis statement, give them X number of months to actually write and upload the thesis, and then the faculty review it. If they don't do it within that time frame, they have to re-present the thesis and are given another chance.

You may already have ideas about the online database for the theses. To review and approve, that can be done with wiki software (I've set them up in the past, so I can say there are plenty of help forums for that) and have a review page where the faculty can read and vote. Alternatively, you can butcher, er, hack some free help desk software and change the labels. Like you could have the faculty vote and leave comments if they vote against, so the person can make changes.

I'm not saying it should be very hard or a huge pain in the ass, since that's not very dudely. And all that I've said above just sounds harder than it would actually be.

Another quick idea is to offer a doctorate based on the thesis itself. Not sure if that would work, but if someone wrote a great paper on poetry, you'd give them one regarding literature. I know PhDs are a catchall and might be the preferred one, since philosophy is a huge category. And as I type that, I wonder if I should have edited this paragraph out. :)

And I love the faculty status idea!
Title: Identification cards
Post by: Celticgladiator on October 16, 2012, 04:14:27 AM
I'm too lazy to write a thesis, crack another beer maybe, but write? Lol
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on October 16, 2012, 08:47:24 AM
Hey Oliver - what's your vision here? Are we talking a *real* fake thesis here, (like - 80,000 words) or just a lazy-man's facsimile? Say - a hefty one or two thousand words...?  Just wondering how high a bar you want to set...
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on October 16, 2012, 10:37:51 AM
Oh, no, that sounds exhausting. I was thinking a good-sized magazine article. 3,000 to 5,000 words. And not written in dry scholarly style, but rather something that anyone would be stoked to read. The point would be to get a broad repository of Dudeist articles to present to the public.

I guess we should automatically give out Ph.Ds to contributors to Lebowski 101 (www.dudeism.com/Lebowski-101 (http://www.dudeism.com/Lebowski-101))! That's pretty much the criteria for submissions to that book.

But we'd also have people working on the Wiki who could probably earn their degree if they contribute substantially to that I guess.

Any ideas or input is more than welcome. I've been ruminating about it for a while.

One thing that would be an important part of Abide University would be an Abidance Counseling program to try and come up with a basic skill set for helping counsel people in a therapeutic sense. Maybe gather some proven techniques (like neurolingustic programming, cognitive therapy, deep relaxation techniques, life management skills, etc. No Freudian or Jungian mystic stuff, just good practical help) and put together a training course. I have an idea for a way to match up Abidance Counselors with "patients." Not sure if it should be totally free or if there should be a way for Abidance Counselors to earn some monkey food for it.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 16, 2012, 06:26:39 PM
Dr. Dude! I love it, mang. Mark it ten!

Maybe it should be called PhDW (similar to PhD) Doctor/Philosopher of Dudely Wisdom.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: mrpaddy on October 16, 2012, 06:30:24 PM
A dudeist PhD.. got to get me one of those!

I like the Abidance Counsellor idea. As to the monkey food, guess it could go either way but shouldn't be something you have to administer.. as part of the process of matching counsellor to patient let each counsellor decide if they work pro bonum or pro burger, in the parlance of our times. Some kind of profile system, like a dating site. Then the patient gets to look at what the counsellor is good at, and what/if they charge, and decide if they're groovy with that or not.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Zen Dog on October 16, 2012, 06:39:24 PM
I don't need a piece of paper to prove that I'm a dude.And as for 'counselling'! Well I just talk people  into coming bowling.It's amazing what happens when people learn to stop being uptight.Some of then need remedial work. But that's OK.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Masked Dude on October 16, 2012, 08:02:00 PM
Love the idea of the counselors. I'd love to jump in and help where I can.

Can't wait. I'm loving these ideas so far. If I think of any other things, I'll pass them along, forumdude.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 16, 2012, 10:13:48 PM
I don't need a piece of paper to prove that I'm a dude.And as for 'counselling'! Well I just talk people  into coming bowling.It's amazing what happens when people learn to stop being uptight.Some of then need remedial work. But that's OK.

No, but it, along with three bucks, will get you a cup of coffee at your favorite family restaurant. ;)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on October 16, 2012, 10:20:05 PM
Yeah, it's true Zen Dog - none of us need these papers! In fact being too proud of Dudeist priest status would be very undude. But they're cheap and they're fun and it's an unobtrusive way of supporting Dudeism. It's also sort of a commitment - when you have that hanging on your wall it makes (me at least) feel like I'm taking the AA pledge or something. Abiders Anonymous. Or not very anonymous, I guess, if you're hanging your name on your wall. Ha ha.

Of course, there's a paradox in Dudeism when it comes to selling stuff and giving out official-style certificates and the like. But we hope that people understand that it's both serious and ironic at the same time. And that it only means what people want it to mean. I've purposely avoided expanding the store over the last years - and we have a few hundred WWDD bracelets made up, hundreds of Dudeoo doll keychains and even some solid silver handmade Dudeism pendants. We will continue to offer more stuff but I know that it's a fine line. Over the line, you do not! This also applies to the idea of the Dudeocracy making money off of Dudeism - we could start an affiliate program that would reward "dudevangelists" for selling certificates, but it might turn out all wrong. Same with Abidance Counseling. It's hard to know how to finesse it so that dudeness is enhanced, not diminished. Still, people have to feed the monkey and it is very abideful to have a job that you love and that rewards you for your efforts.

As I said, with Abide Uni I think it would be good to offer the "status" of doctor to people who contribute something to the neural Dudeist network in the form of a paper or what have you.  Or maybe not. We have to see how it plays out.

Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 16, 2012, 11:50:57 PM
If a dude contributes something to overall Dudeist thinking and advances the body of knowledge, culture and direction of Dudeism, a degree of some kind would a worthy achievement. :)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: rev-jaholbrook on October 17, 2012, 12:23:59 AM
Ok so I'm wandering in on this with no frame of reference, I'm a little lost on the Dude university,  what's the deal here?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on October 17, 2012, 01:20:27 AM
If a dude contributes something to overall Dudeist thinking and advances the body of knowledge, culture and direction of Dudeism, a degree of some kind would a worthy achievement. :)

Fuckin' eh...   So, maybe our post-count can be factored in!  DB - you'd rock!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 17, 2012, 02:07:46 AM
If a dude contributes something to overall Dudeist thinking and advances the body of knowledge, culture and direction of Dudeism, a degree of some kind would a worthy achievement. :)

Fuckin' eh...   So, maybe our post-count can be factored in!  DB - you'd rock!

HA! :D Thanks Hominid dude, I hadn't thought about that; I'm almost embarrassed at my post count, but when you look at my stats, it's only 2.643 per day to date. Guess we'll have to leave the degree up to the Dudely Lama. ;D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on October 17, 2012, 06:26:31 AM
Oh most definitely. DB gets a Ph.D Summa Cum Laude! He has gone above and beyond the call of dudely.

Or Summa Cum Loudly? Ha ha. Do I have to use so many cuss words?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on October 17, 2012, 09:28:07 AM
Oh most definitely. DB gets a Ph.D Summa Cum Laude! He has gone above and beyond the call of dudely.

Or Summa Cum Loudly? Ha ha. Do I have to use so many cuss words?

I've said it before, I'll say it again - you need to write a dude-ictionary... your dude-isms make me laugh...  Perhaps it could be a community effort by everyone contributing to a new forum called "Dudely Puns" or something similar. Every time someone comes up with one, they create an entry, plus an example sentence.  After enough are created, publish it as another "feed-the-monkey" project.  Just a thought.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: NobleElement on October 17, 2012, 11:35:54 AM
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I've said it before, I'll say it again - you need to write a dude-ictionary... your dude-isms make me laugh...  Perhaps it could be a community effort by everyone contributing to a new forum called "Dudely Puns" or something similar. Every time someone comes up with one, they create an entry, plus an example sentence.  After enough are created, publish it as another "feed-the-monkey" project.  Just a thought.

Second!

And forumdude, it looks like you're back hard at work abiding.  Your ideas sound pretty fuckin' solid.  I'll get around to writing one of those theses after a while.  Contribute to the body of dudeist knowledge and what not.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on October 17, 2012, 04:43:44 PM
Oh most definitely. DB gets a Ph.D Summa Cum Laude! He has gone above and beyond the call of dudely.

Or Summa Cum Loudly? Ha ha. Do I have to use so many cuss words?

Thanks man, appreciate the kind words. Wow, A Ph.D would be cool... Dr. Digital Buddha!  ;D(https://dudeism.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdudeism.com%2Fsmf%2FThemes%2Fdefault%2Fimages%2Fpost%2Fthumbup.gif&hash=1ebc111424551629619102591c23106c)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. Marcus on October 27, 2012, 02:00:07 PM
Dudely,

I'm pretty excited for the ID cards man. I'm waiting for my ordination package to come in the mail. Fuckin A-man, I dig your style.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: RevHooch on November 19, 2012, 11:37:44 PM
Wondering what the good word is on the ID cards?  Any update on when we might get order'em?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: milnie on November 20, 2012, 04:13:30 PM
I'm wondering whether we need them? What would you use it for, to prove your a dude? 10% off your next ralf purchase ?
I'm to lazy to check back on this thread to see if this has been asked before, but just thought I would ask (again).
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Foldingtype on December 01, 2012, 01:38:59 PM
I'd just lose an ID card, but I still want one.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Zen Dog on December 01, 2012, 08:28:43 PM
You want an ID card? Hell..................etc.I carry about 7 for a living.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: oshi76 on January 10, 2013, 07:17:16 PM
So I stumbled across this topic and thought "Damn, I could really use a dudeist priest ID card".  Sadly I see that despite the topic starting in 2009 there still isn't an ID card.  Then I thought "of course not, the dude isn't going to spend time making one."  As I am new to dudeism, I still have a bit of Walter in me and decided to explore the costs of getting my own ID card.  Well man, the most moderately priced item I could find is 12 bucks for the card and 6 for shipping.  With the blessings of the Dudely Lama, I would like to go ahead and set up the template on this thing and get me one.  If it comes out sexier than my special lady friend, then maybe my fellow dudes can just use the same template and get their own like me.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on January 10, 2013, 07:57:27 PM
So I stumbled across this topic and thought "Damn, I could really use a dudeist priest ID card".  Sadly I see that despite the topic starting in 2009 there still isn't an ID card.  Then I thought "of course not, the dude isn't going to spend time making one."  As I am new to dudeism, I still have a bit of Walter in me and decided to explore the costs of getting my own ID card.  Well man, the most moderately priced item I could find is 12 bucks for the card and 6 for shipping.  With the blessings of the Dudely Lama, I would like to go ahead and set up the template on this thing and get me one.  If it comes out sexier than my special lady friend, then maybe my fellow dudes can just use the same template and get their own like me.

Hey oshi76 dude, just dropped in to see what condition we were in and noticed your post. Welcome to our not so quiet, but very dude-like beach community, mang! Great to have you here, dude; bar's over there. Help yourself.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on January 10, 2013, 10:51:53 PM
Sorry it's been taking so long. A company is sending me the holograms on Monday so we'll be able to move forward very soon. That's what was holding them up - I got stuck dealing with a hologram maker that wasted a few months. Sit tight Dudes!

But if anyone wants to make their own ID card, they're free to do so, only it wouldn't be "official", whatever that means.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: oshi76 on January 11, 2013, 02:00:32 AM
Holograms!?!?!?! Far fuckin' out man
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: NobleElement on January 16, 2013, 01:26:57 PM
Looking forward to being able to bust this out when people ask who I am.  Thanks for making it happen, forumdude.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: JamHead on April 01, 2013, 03:22:43 AM
From what I understand there are only a few dozen printers in the world able to print the holograms. This may be old information, however. Also... any word?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: milnie on April 01, 2013, 03:49:39 PM
I have to ask: a hologram of what?  The dudeist symbol or something more profound (now I'm waiting on a hominid shout!)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on April 02, 2013, 03:52:05 PM
My dear sir, far be it for me to disappoint...


VAGINA!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: milnie on April 02, 2013, 04:45:32 PM
Bingo! ;)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Caesar dude on April 02, 2013, 07:12:32 PM
I had seen your post Milnie and was going to steal his thunder....but I knew he would do it so much better than me!

Good to see you all again dudes! :)

Peace
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Hominid on April 02, 2013, 08:02:38 PM
It's our pleasure Caesar dude!   :D
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: forumdude on April 02, 2013, 11:58:07 PM
it's a hologram of the dudeist yin yang. but not a full 3d hologram - a 2d hologram. basically it looks different as you change the angle of the light source but it's a more "flat" look than the typical credit card hologram. those cost thousands of dollars to develop.

just moved to a new house and the printing stuff is in boxes. trying to settle on a final design. but very very close to being able to put these into production.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Father Dude on April 26, 2013, 03:05:16 PM
I'm on board for sure man.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Easy McRider on April 26, 2013, 04:51:30 PM
So these cards... will we need to find an ATM?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: This Dude Abides on April 26, 2013, 08:47:09 PM
Figures I just ordered my ordination kit, but I'll buy one of those separate when they're available. 
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: LotsaBadKarma on April 27, 2013, 10:32:41 AM
I'm in! I haven't read the entire thread, when/where will these be available?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Easy McRider on April 29, 2013, 12:03:30 PM
Yep indeed dudes, an abide card would be good. When and where from?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Chaplain K on April 29, 2013, 04:07:39 PM
Definitely gotta have one of these cards, looking forward to seeing them listed.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: ispamforfood on September 10, 2013, 08:01:13 PM
*bump* :-p
I would love to get an ID card but I fear our leader is taking it a little too easy to get this done.  LOL
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: PriorRestraint on September 11, 2013, 10:14:31 AM
Oh, no, that sounds exhausting. I was thinking a good-sized magazine article. 3,000 to 5,000 words. And not written in dry scholarly style, but rather something that anyone would be stoked to read. The point would be to get a broad repository of Dudeist articles to present to the public.

I guess we should automatically give out Ph.Ds to contributors to Lebowski 101 (www.dudeism.com/Lebowski-101 (http://www.dudeism.com/Lebowski-101))! That's pretty much the criteria for submissions to that book.

But we'd also have people working on the Wiki who could probably earn their degree if they contribute substantially to that I guess.

Any ideas or input is more than welcome. I've been ruminating about it for a while.

One thing that would be an important part of Abide University would be an Abidance Counseling program to try and come up with a basic skill set for helping counsel people in a therapeutic sense. Maybe gather some proven techniques (like neurolingustic programming, cognitive therapy, deep relaxation techniques, life management skills, etc. No Freudian or Jungian mystic stuff, just good practical help) and put together a training course. I have an idea for a way to match up Abidance Counselors with "patients." Not sure if it should be totally free or if there should be a way for Abidance Counselors to earn some monkey food for it.

Hey Forumdude,

I have a phd in clinical psychology and often work from a (subliminally) dudeist perspective with my anxious, overly Walter, or perfectionistic patients.

If the Abide counseling idea still appeals to you, please be in touch and I'll help anyway I can.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: cckeiser on September 11, 2013, 01:27:09 PM
Email Oliver/forumdude/The Dudely Lama at: center@dudeism.com
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: PriorRestraint on September 11, 2013, 04:11:35 PM
Will do. Thanks!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: ispamforfood on February 15, 2014, 07:58:41 AM
I think I might have to just print myself a made up ID card because I can't wait.... :-p
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: jgiffin on February 15, 2014, 11:34:33 AM
I saved the pdf Ordination Certificate from when I signed up, re-sized it to something vaguely resembling a credit card, printed on heavy stock (antiqued) paper, then cut it out and ghetto-laminated by covering both sides in clear packaging tape. Probably the most work I've done since the Fall of aught-seven.

Overall, however, the impression leaves much to be desired. So, yeah, whenever this-a-here official card thing is a go, I'm your huckleberrry.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: jdurand on February 15, 2014, 01:15:10 PM
On printing/laminating, the way I did the Food Ministry card is I made up a 4" x 6" photo file using Gimp that had two copies of the image.  I took that on a flash drive to Fedex Office where they have Sony Photo Printers and did a zoom on the screen until it was the right scale (had to shrink just a tiny bit) and printed it on glossy photo paper.  $0.39 per badge.

I took that, cut it out, laid them back to back and hot laminated them into wallet card pouches.  I added a piece of wire for strength since I was punching them for a lanyard.

The heat will cause the print to smear just a little, but if you use the slick lined pouch to put the wallet pouch in, it's not bad at all.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Masked Dude on February 15, 2014, 01:22:01 PM
I made one in Adobe Illustrator and used a heat laminating pouch. Ran it through, and kept it on me for a while. I have the bowling ball yin-yang on the back.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Shagbeard on February 15, 2014, 02:38:45 PM
Does anyone have the art for the wood yin yang on Dude De Ching site. If I made my own I'd use that.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Captain Will on February 16, 2014, 05:43:54 AM
Just realized my special wifey friend works at the Wally World Photolab... and thus has access to a laminating machine.  And she's not too shabby at the photo-shoppery, either...

Oh yeah, this dude's getting an ID!  Thanks for the idea, dudes!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. Gary (revgms) on February 16, 2014, 03:21:56 PM
There are a few technical issues to work out with the IDs, but they should be available soon, they will come with a special holgram on them, I've seen the design, it is cool.
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: DigitalBuddha on February 17, 2014, 04:10:25 PM
There are a few technical issues to work out with the IDs, but they should be available soon, they will come with a special holgram on them, I've seen the design, it is cool.

A 3D dude perhaps? Awesome, mang!
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: ispamforfood on February 19, 2014, 07:56:59 AM
There are a few technical issues to work out with the IDs, but they should be available soon, they will come with a special holgram on them, I've seen the design, it is cool.

Given that The Dudely Lama hasn't posted on here in over a year, "soon" is not a very reassuring timeframe...  :-p 
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Rev. Gary (revgms) on February 19, 2014, 10:37:53 AM
I'll give him a friendly nudge today. ;)
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: Yeti on February 20, 2014, 12:33:19 AM

Given that The Dudely Lama hasn't posted on here in over a year, "soon" is not a very reassuring timeframe...  :-p

Wait, isn't the Dudely Lama named Oliver? Because he was on here recently, dealing with a problem poster. Or is there another guy at the top as well, a Brandt to his Big Lebowski?
Title: Re: Identification cards
Post by: meekon5 on February 20, 2014, 11:36:02 AM

Given that The Dudely Lama hasn't posted on here in over a year, "soon" is not a very reassuring timeframe...  :-p

Wait, isn't the Dudely Lama named Oliver? Because he was on here recently, dealing with a problem poster. Or is there another guy at the top as well, a Brandt to his Big Lebowski?

Yes Oliver is the Dudely Lama, and Forum Dude.

We (the other Admins) gave him final call on a problem we had been experiencing.

;D