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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2014, 12:18:04 PM »
Sorry. I asked my Bavarian friend (she was born & raised in Nuremberg). Christian is the same in English and German. The adjective is christlich. Nihilist is spelled the same. In German it's pronounced more like nee-hee-leest.

They don't rhyme.
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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2014, 01:28:17 PM »
Besides this guy's notions of TBL having some Christian undertone, what I find equally hilarious is that he actually thinks we are reading all this windbaggery. I know I didn't read any, just the amusing replies. Who the hell has the time for all that preachy religious nonsense?...

Moreover, who gives a shit??

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« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2014, 05:08:58 PM »
In keeping with the good principles of The Dudeocrat Party, I'm calling for a vote;

The issue on the ballot box is do we keep this thread open, or do we close it off to further comments?

 8) Please vote YES or NO.

(YES = close the thread, NO = remain open)

What say the dudes?


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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2014, 05:29:20 PM »
Yes close it down.
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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2014, 05:37:49 PM »
I vote to YES, close the thread.

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2014, 06:19:23 PM »
the thread has been un-locked.
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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2014, 08:40:05 PM »
Besides this guy's notions of TBL having some Christian undertone, what I find equally hilarious is that he actually thinks we are reading all this windbaggery. I know I didn't read any, just the amusing replies. Who the hell has the time for all that preachy religious nonsense?...

Moreover, who gives a shit??




"windbaggery"  Ha! Nice phrase, dude. Gets you a beer for that one! ;D

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2014, 09:54:00 AM »
The Holy Grail


THE LAST SUPPER (DETAIL)

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CODE TRIANGULATION

SCENE (Setting & Position): Most paintings of the Last Supper position Jesus between John and Peter.1

SYMBOLS: Donny is wearing a purple2 shirt with 'Jug'3 monogrammed over his heart. Sustenance is laid out before him. The pinsetter lid is raised to create a halo effect.

TEXT & DIALOGUE: The Stranger states, "Well, a wiser fellow than myself once said, Sometimes you eat the bar, and  . . . much obliged . . . sometimes the bar, well, he eats you." In Aramaic, bar translates to "son." Inserting 'son', "Well, a wiser fellow than myself once said, Sometimes you eat the Son, and . . . much obliged . . . sometimes the Son, well, he eats you." Compare John 6:56 "He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me and I in him."4

FORESHADOWING: Script and Scripture: In both works of art, Gospel of John and The Big Lebowski, the writers are foreshadowing events to come. In Chapter 6 of the Gospel, the writer is foreshadowing the Last Supper. In The Big Lebwoski, the writers are foreshadowing the Eucharist scenes, blood with Walter and body with the Dude (refer to above reply title ?Eucharist?).
 
LEBOWSKI CODEX: A triangulation of codes echoes the Last Supper with Donny himself as the Chalice.




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The Last Supper (Detail), Joos van Cleve5

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1REFERENCE: Bible Paintings: The Last Supper
http://www.jesus-story.net/painting_last_supper.htm

2REFERENCE: Purple
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple

3REFERENCE: Holy Grail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Grail

4REFERENCE: Gospel of John 6:56 (Darby Translation)
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+6%3A56&version=DARBY[/size]

5REFERENCE: Joos van Cleve
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joos_van_Cleve

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« Last Edit: April 12, 2014, 05:02:28 PM by Nolan Hofstadter »

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2014, 10:32:29 AM »
See the next post.
Sorry I lost my train of thought for a second.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 10:38:26 AM by BikerDude »

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2014, 10:37:06 AM »
I think the Jesus said it best...

Let me tell you something, bendeco.  You pull any your crazy shit with
us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you
and stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger til it goes
"click".

PULL THE PLUG!

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2014, 01:56:55 PM »
I think the Jesus said it best...

Let me tell you something, bendeco.  You pull any your crazy shit with
us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you
and stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger til it goes
"click".

PULL THE PLUG!
Agreed.

I mean, believe whatever you want, but don't shove it on others. That shit is UNDUDE. That's my problem with most religions is they all feel the need to recruit or they won't be "saved".

Give me a fuckin break!!!

Regarding free speech on the forum etc.- Just because we're Dudeists doesn't mean we should allow someone to barge into our private residence, drink a gallon of holy water and proceed to micturate preachy pablum all over our fucking rug.

Sometimes Walter needs to step in and say mark it fuckin zero.

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2014, 03:32:27 PM »
I can't actually bring myself to read through all the bs being poured out here. But I got to say he has spent an impressive amount of time on researching and analyzing this shit. Not sure if he should smoke more or less. Dude seriously join a bowling team or go look for a new rug to tie your room together. Your looking for shit that's not there and lay off the bible thumping and relax. 

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2014, 05:16:38 PM »
so here's the skinny dudes.
I have been going through some rather rough treatments for my recurring lung cancer....I got a collapsed right lung and trying to function on one lung only. Just finished 3 radiation treatments called HDR-airway....you can look that up....it really really sucked. knocked the snot right out of me....no energy...sleeping 14 to 16 hours a day. I started my first cycle of 3 for chemo yesterday....two different drugs and they are both nasty. Why I am doing this I am not real sure...buy a few more years maybe....but they way I feel now i am not so sure I really want to....real tired all the time and nothing interest me....don't even want to  eat....lost 10 pound already....not a good thing.
So anyway Wednesday night I log in and I see Nolan pissing all over our forum again.....I was in No Mood for his bullshit and my inner Walter took over. I locked the thread and put a 7 day ban on Nolan....I was just going to delete his account and kick his ass out of our nice quiet beach community, but then I saw the option to ban for how many days....never used that before so I decided to give it a try.....I can always boot his ass later if need be.
After logging in Thursday after my chemo I read the comment and undid the Walter from Wednesday night. I am still not sure if that was the right thing to do.....we will have to wait and see.
So look Nolan.....I am dying of lung cancer and going through some real nasty shit just to stay alive a few more years. When I log in here I want to enjoy myself and talk with other dudes about dude type nonsense and shit. I'm an Atheist as I believe are most of the dudeist who sign on here. We are Not stupid nolan we been through many a flame war with countless christian asshats. I do not want to have to keep going through the same bullshit over and over again....especially here on the Dudeist Forum. Dudeism has no gods....we do not want any gods, and we sure as shit do Not want your fuckin god. So Please keep your religion to yourself.
You are welcome here to discuss thinks that interest you as a dudeist....talk with us as if we are all sitting together at the bar sharing an oat soda. Please avoid climbing on you soapbox and preaching....that is what you have been doing here so far.
Nolan....become a Dude for real man....take it easy and just enjoy your time here. Talk to us as a fellow dude, not some crazy preacher asshat.
If you can do that everyone will get along just fine, but please remember what I am going through right now, and I have no patience for any bullshit.
And until Oliver decides I am too far over the line and removes my admin.....I do have the authority and the ability to delete all you posts and your account with just a few clicks on a mouse. I have done so a few time in the past when I was feeling good....I am not feeling so good right now so Please do not test me!
Remember...first....before all else.....Please Do No Harm. 8)
 
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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2014, 07:05:01 PM »
Hey Cc dude, positive vibes your way, man! Hang in there, dude!

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Re: THINK LIKE A KOAN! A Daily Meditation on Decoding The Big Lebowski.
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2014, 11:12:55 PM »
Hey CCK. Much love to you my friend. You're right. We should come here and have a laugh and be enlightened...not upset.

I hope you're not in too much pain my friend. I wish for your recovery. I pray to a God I do not believe in that you will get better.

Peace dude. take it easy.
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