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Is there a Lebowski Code?
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:56:28 PM »
Well is there a code within the Big Lebowski?

Just asking?

Some may say there is:

Some may even go as far and say this: THE ANTI-STRIKE

In Chapter 8 "Jesus" (The Big Lebowski 25 min) there is a 4 second scene in reverse image. An indicator of code? The viewer's attention is on the licked purple ball, oblivious to reversed lane numbers ascending to the left. The scene is righted after the strike. However, upon closer inspection it becomes apparent that things have changed again. Jesus is now on lane '21.' What the fuck!?

After an air-kiss to Donny (as if between two tangent universes), Jesus points to the heavens and immediately the camera does a close-up flyby of Score Projector '23.' 
   
REFERENCE: Gospel of John 21:23 This word therefore went out among the brethren, That disciple [[THE Dude]] does not die. And Jesus did not say to him, He does not die; but, If I will that he abide until I come, what [is that] to thee?1
 
LEBOWSKI CODE: Another fine example of a Coen Brothers' foreshadowing . . .

20140404: You're right Doug. So let me reveal a signal code. A signal of significance in the Lebowski Code is thrice repeating (e.g., "your roll, your roll, your roll"). It's like in Donny Darko (Director's Cut, 28 min) when the narrator says, "Pay close attention, you could miss something."  In the "Jesus" chapter of The Big Lebowski, there are actually thee discontinuities: 1) image reversal, 2) Jesus now on lane 21, and 3) Jesus's teammates on lane 19. BROTHER'S SHAMUS, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION.       


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Some may say that there is no basis for a Lebowski Code.

That's cool man that's cool...

However others may say that to even think there is another meaning or a Lebowski code is heresy and that they should be silenced immediately!

Ok let's have a vote.. anyone who doesn't agree shall have their threads shut down....because it doesn't gel with the current opinion of the 5 wise men.

Don't worry....We can cut and paste!

Peace dudes...
Love is like a butterfly it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes. :)

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 06:38:47 AM »
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
Trying to silence the voices of others looks very undude to me.
What the fuck are you talking about?

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 08:58:57 AM »
There is a difference between silencing and voicing disagreement.
Requiring respect for certain beliefs is IMO silencing voices.


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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 09:30:58 AM »
And actually my objection is not to the point of view but the constant preaching.

You want to preach go get yourself a blog.

And from construction and content this is probably a previously banned individual just being a tit.
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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 12:05:26 PM »
I don't like the preachy thing...I don't like the xian references either and I'm not sure if this is Icon in disguise.

However that being said. These posts are easy to ignore because they just seem like the ravings of a mad man and I there doesn't seem to be an agenda.

I'm surprised to see the thread being closed without a vote...and that is censorship...but hey if it be the will of Forum dude...then it's his private residence and I will be like Donny and shut the fuck up!

Peace.
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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 05:01:05 PM »
I don't like the preachy thing...I don't like the xian references either and I'm not sure if this is Icon in disguise.

However that being said. These posts are easy to ignore because they just seem like the ravings of a mad man and I there doesn't seem to be an agenda.

I'm surprised to see the thread being closed without a vote...and that is censorship...but hey if it be the will of Forum dude...then it's his private residence and I will be like Donny and shut the fuck up!

Peace.

It's actually very difficult for us as admins.

We don't do anything lightly.

We are very conscious of trying to do the right thing as Dudeists.

What you see is the result of probably weeks of discussion between the four of us behind the scenes.



Personally I don't see any difference between this guy and Icon, or Thinkingdude.

Just because he's a nut job he is still ranting on the same level as Icons "post a day from the bible".

Those of you who have been around the forum for a while know how much I am against locking threads.

For me he is just as bad as Icon, etc. If he wants to preach (which he is doing) this is not the place.

I do not see any difference between what he is doing and previous individuals who we have banned.

This for me was the point he stepped over the line:

"Nihilist and Christian: they rhyme in German, and they do more than rhyme...."1

          Who's the fucking Nihilists
       around here, you bunch
       of fucking crybabies?


Ye Dudes of little faith. Have faith. What did you think the Nihilists were all about, in The Big Lebowski? They're Christian, man!

You're right about one thing, though. I really, really am . . . a Fellow Brother Shamus.
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Anything we do has by it's nature be our opinion.

And we have been discussing this guy for a few weeks now before we did anything.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2014, 05:03:00 PM by meekon5 »
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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 02:26:29 AM »
I am as exhilarated now as I was crushed this morning. Thank you Administrator Dudes for unlocking the thread.

I spent the day reflecting on what went wrong. What could I have done better? I knew tension was mounting. As each meditation was posted--it's content overtly religious--the accusation of proselytizing gained momentum, especially in light of past street preaching. Maybe unavoidable. For it remains to be a fact that it is to these religious stories that the code is pointing.

Dude's, I'm not interpreting the story. I'm interpreting the code. TBL is a Cult Film Noir Extraordinaire.

So, I do not offer up The Big Lebowski as Trojan Horse. Rather, these works of literary art (Gospel of John included) are being spun by the Coens into golden threads by which to weave a rug, not unlike Hofstadter braided his Godel, Escher, & Bach. We Brother Shamuses get a hard-on when we experience these analogies, along with a gratifyingly release. Man, do I get this is not for everybody. That's why I kept to the "Influences" corner of Dudesim.com.

Look Dudes, I understand each lone element of code fails to convince. That would be ludicrous on my part to expect. However the sheer volume of evidence--aggregated and triangulated systems of code--beams in a particular direction. At some point that should begin toward dawn.

When I wrote "Ye Dudes of Little Faith. Have faith.", I was waxing paradoxically from the second-level-story that is not yet apparent in the same way that we bandy about effortlessly the first-level-story of the Dude, Walter, and Donnie. That was a mistake and I apologize. Walter (again, second-level) is inviting us to reexamine the identity of the Nihilists. The theme of mistaken identities is pervades TBL. In the case our Nihilists, they are alluded to as Christians. The Nietzsche quote from the ANTICHRIST was relevant this implication.     

Tomorrows post will yet again decode towards the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 08:40:38 AM by Nolan Hofstadter »

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 04:27:47 AM »
And I will ignore tomorrows post.....
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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 06:44:25 AM »

Tomorrows post will yet again decode to the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm; it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a while and let us catch our breaths while we contemplate your great wisdom. ;)

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 07:44:58 AM »

Tomorrows post will yet again decode to the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm; it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a while and let us catch our breaths while we contemplate your great wisdom. ;)

And understand that you are still under discussion.

This is not necessarily a reprieve.

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2014, 07:48:36 AM »

Tomorrows post will yet again decode to the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm; it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a while and let us catch our breaths while we contemplate your great wisdom. ;)

And understand that you are still under discussion.

This is not necessarily a reprieve.



Me, or Nolan Hofstadter?  8)


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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2014, 07:55:54 AM »

Tomorrows post will yet again decode to the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm; it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a while and let us catch our breaths while we contemplate your great wisdom. ;)

And understand that you are still under discussion.

This is not necessarily a reprieve.



Me, or Nolan Hofstadter?  8)

Put the joint down Dude and take some of your meds.

Nolan Hofstadter.

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 07:56:33 AM »

Tomorrows post will yet again decode to the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm; it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a while and let us catch our breaths while we contemplate your great wisdom. ;)

And understand that you are still under discussion.

This is not necessarily a reprieve.



Me, or Nolan Hofstadter?  8)

Put the joint down Dude and take some of your meds.

Nolan Hofstadter.

BTW that's me saying that not Nolan Hofstadter saying it!
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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 08:08:29 AM »

Tomorrows post will yet again decode to the Gospel of John., to the central foreshadowing of the Dude's acceptance of Donny's death. And all along it was right there before our eyes and ears.

Good night, Dudes.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm; it might be a good idea to give it a rest for a while and let us catch our breaths while we contemplate your great wisdom. ;)

And understand that you are still under discussion.

This is not necessarily a reprieve.



Me, or Nolan Hofstadter?  8)

Put the joint down Dude and take some of your meds.

Nolan Hofstadter.

BTW that's me saying that not Nolan Hofstadter saying it!

I'm confused. But that's not unusual!  ;D

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Re: Is there a Lebowski Code?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 11:45:43 AM »
Ok Duder. Just opened your message. I will tone it down. :)

 

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