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How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« on: February 23, 2010, 10:51:06 AM »
OK so I was well into some Dudeist meditation last night (Pint of Caucasian in hand), when I started to wonder.

Now I have the badges, and the patches, and will probably take the Dudeist ID (once it's ready), but how do I recognise a fellow Dudeist who spurns the outward paraphernalia.

How do we approach another individual that we think may be a Dudeist but has not outwardly declared it?

(and why does the spell checker still not recognise "Dudeist"?)

Secret handshake anyone?

Code words?

A hand signal?
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 12:46:58 PM »
I suggest a secret sign, followed by the code words: "Take it easy", and reply "And life will take it easy with you". Or "Today is a wonderful day" and "Every day is a wonderful day". But I guess when we Dudeist priests will have our Dudeist medallion things will be pretty easier.  ;D
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 12:53:43 PM »
That's certainly an interesting one.  I myself have my ordination patch sewn onto my satchel, which goes most places with me.

The main trouble would be, if we were to implement something like that, to make it universal.  Most Dudeists possibly don't read the forum or the Dudespaper, and so you'd have to email everyone on the ordination register, which sounds like a whole load of hassle.

Also, I think anyone shunning the patches and the like isn't really going to be big into advertising.  I guess you just have to respect the privacy of a Dude who doesn't like to show it.  We are in the most casual religious movement in the world, afterall.

I think if you're looking to meet other Dudeists in the street, or in pubs and bars, you're just gonna have to rely on the signs, or chance making a fool out of yourself:
"But what if I do... this!?" *complex hand gesture*
"Huh?" *strange looks*

I for one have not many any brother shamus', but I live in hope.
Maybe we should set up a club group down here in the PO postcode? :)
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 02:33:08 AM »
Got a thing there, there are not a lot of dudes in Holland, as I posted earlier on another topic. But then again, there are I think a lot of "anonymous dudes" out there, you know, dudes who are dude but don't know it yet (because they did not see TBL). So, if we meet other dudes, or possible dudes, we should bring 'em the good news, man! We should enlighten them! I think we can cal it dudevangelism!
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 08:00:46 AM »
......We should enlighten them! I think we can cal it dudevangelism!

Much have I written on my opinion of evangelism. I would hate the thought that there may come a day when a couple of spotty Dudeist "elders" were to be knocking on my door, on the shabbas, when I don't even turn the cooker on, just to share with me the good news of the Dude, because I would just have to take their eye's out with a spoon!

From previous discussion on the Dudespaper (http://dudespaper.com/evangelical-dudeism.html/)

Quote from:  Me on The Dudespaper
I'm sorry but surely evangelism is diametrically apposed to the way of the Dude? Seems like too much uptight thinking for me.

As a cleverer man than me once said.

“A Dude fills his house with oat soda and burgers from In-N-Out. He sits out front with the door open. If a reactionary, or a nihilist should walk past and not notice, what the fucdoesn'toesn’t bother them. But should a stranger pass and notice, and approach the Dude, he invites him in for a beverage.”

That for me is the way of the Dude, that is how Dudeism should be transmitted. Not shouted from roof tops and evangelised. Too much unchecked aggression.

ps it is only with great self control this entire reply is not entirly IN CAPITALS. ;D
« Last Edit: February 24, 2010, 08:03:15 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 08:18:10 AM »
That's certainly an interesting one.  I myself have my ordination patch sewn onto my satchel, which goes most places with me.

I wear a lapel badge during the week, and have a couple of patches sewn onto my waistcoat that i wear during the weekend.

The main trouble would be, if we were to implement something like that, to make it universal.  Most Dudeists possibly don't read the forum or the Dudespaper, and so you'd have to email everyone on the ordination register, which sounds like a whole load of hassle.

There are dudeist that don't read the Dudespaper (I will have to sit and contemplate this concept for a while, bow your heads).

Also, I think anyone shunning the patches and the like isn't really going to be big into advertising.  I guess you just have to respect the privacy of a Dude who doesn't like to show it.  We are in the most casual religious movement in the world, afterall.

I see this point. If your not publicising it there must be a reason. As I said before I'm fairly obvious about both my Paganism and my Dudeism.

I think if you're looking to meet other Dudeists in the street, or in pubs and bars, you're just gonna have to rely on the signs, or chance making a fool out of yourself:
"But what if I do... this!?" *complex hand gesture*
"Huh?" *strange looks*

Yep that would be me, dancing round in circles, waving the hands around, only to be told to "F off you looney" by some inbreed (and possibly invited to partake of some physical violence as well).

I for one have not many any brother shamus', but I live in hope.
Maybe we should set up a club group down here in the PO postcode? :)

May have to start a new thread for this one. Klaus Korters and myself have been mates for years, and I've just sent him a message about "Dudes Day" perhaps we could have a local chapter meeting (has Pompey got a bowling alley?).
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 01:34:57 PM »
May have to start a new thread for this one. Klaus Korters and myself have been mates for years, and I've just sent him a message about "Dudes Day" perhaps we could have a local chapter meeting (has Pompey got a bowling alley?).

The only one I know of is in Gunwharf, but, much like my local in Fareham it's crowded and loud, but it is larger and has quiet shady drinking corners and pool tables!

And yes, starting a new thread is good idea, try and see if we can make a South Coastal hub for Dudes Day  8)
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010, 05:33:15 PM »
So that is what I have done:

I've started this thread in response to discussions started elsewhere:

To split the discussion.
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010, 05:42:31 PM »
Well, what I meant is 'passive' dudevangelicalism'. It's the slowest growing religion in the world, and there is a reason for that! You don't necessarily have to be an fucking fascist to dudevengalice. It's like St Francis said: "spread the word, and if you have to, use words." By being very dude, we inspire other people to become dude as well! And if there were more people like the dude in the world, everything would be way more, ehm, relaxed, man!
But of course, that's just, like, my opinion, man.
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010, 07:46:33 PM »
FuckinA; to say "passive dudevangelicalism,"
wouldn't that be like saying
"free bonus", or "financial money"?

My metaphor for the dudeism religion is a shaggy dog;
Us Dude reverends are like the pollen and lint that gets stuck in the hairs (threads) of a shaggy dog's coat as it wanders into the middle of a movie, after carousing around a bit in the chaparral way out west. No frame of reference, and don't need one.

The beauty of this is its simplicity. If the plan gets too complex something always goes wrong.  If there's one thing I learned in Nam...
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 03:49:10 AM »
Fucking A!
Stop thinking too uptight, just take it easy and abide.

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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 09:50:59 PM »
Dude here.   8)
...Whatever enhances the experience...   Dude here, man.

Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2010, 12:16:27 AM »
That'll work.
Dude here
Is this your only ID?

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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2010, 01:10:07 PM »
Quote
Dude here

Loving the whole brevity thing.  8)

Dude here it is from me from now on... ;D
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Re: How do we recognise another Dude on the street?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2010, 06:32:06 PM »
No problemo, man..... 8)
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