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Reach:
Greetings,
 
First, I love what you have done. I read and laugh out loud. Thank you & keep it up.
 
I have a problem with Sarah Silverman being listed as a great dude role model.

I had heard of her but never heard her perform, so I checked out a sample on YouTube. I found her routine to be mean spirited and racist - I don't go for that.

The Dude may have had some faults, but being mean spirited and racist was not among them.
 
I find her very un-Dude and request that she be removed from the list - maybe replace her with Nelson Mandela.

RevWade:
I did like the "I'm fucking Mat Damon" song, but the dude did not rub the big lebowski's nose in the rug he stole.  very un-dude...

forumdude:
we've fielded a lot of criticism for honoring sarah silverman as a great dude in history. let me address a few points:

she's clearly not racist - she's being supremely ironic, playing a stereotype of an odious, spoiled brat to make a point. but if you watch interviews with her she's extremely dudeish - openminded and easygoing and remarkably wise.

the i'm fucking matt damon song was certainly not meant to be taken seriously. her boyfriend jimmy kimmel countered with a "i'm fucking ben affleck" song. her humor is dark and knowing like that of the coen brothers. only not nearly as subtle.

however, i must admit that it is hard to find standout female dudes out there. we've got a couple lined up for great dude in history column in the dudespaper - maude from harold and maude and the main character from mike leigh's film "happy go lucky" among them. we put in sarah because frankly we couldn't think of that many female dudeist saints when we first scribbled down that list.

if enough people insist that sarah silverman doesn't adequately represent the dude faith then we'll consider removing her. however, give her a chance - she really seems to be the exact opposite of the character she portrays in her act.

please suggest other female great dudes if you know any. what about anais nin? eleanor roosevelt?

greatspiritmonk:
I honestly know almost nothing about Sarah Silverman, but it's true that it's quite difficult to find female dudes. I don't want to be sexist so I won't give an explanation,  ;D , but I guess it's the same female ratio that there is between dudeist priests. Maybe taking it easy is more difficult for females.

Anyhow I don't think Mandela is a good example of Dudeness, look at what's happening in South Africa. They passed out of the frying pan into the fire. Just to give an example these days rapes are so common that if ever caught a rapist has only to pay a small fine for the crime. And of course the other crimes follow the same line.

What about Mother Theresa? Or Aung San Suu Kyi?

martin:

--- Quote from: forumdude on October 10, 2009, 01:26:30 AM ---we've fielded a lot of criticism for honoring sarah silverman as a great dude in history. let me address a few points:

she's clearly not racist - she's being supremely ironic, playing a stereotype of an odious, spoiled brat to make a point. but if you watch interviews with her she's extremely dudeish - openminded and easygoing and remarkably wise.

the i'm fucking matt damon song was certainly not meant to be taken seriously. her boyfriend jimmy kimmel countered with a "i'm fucking ben affleck" song. her humor is dark and knowing like that of the coen brothers. only not nearly as subtle.

however, i must admit that it is hard to find standout female dudes out there. we've got a couple lined up for great dude in history column in the dudespaper - maude from harold and maude and the main character from mike leigh's film "happy go lucky" among them. we put in sarah because frankly we couldn't think of that many female dudeist saints when we first scribbled down that list.

if enough people insist that sarah silverman doesn't adequately represent the dude faith then we'll consider removing her. however, give her a chance - she really seems to be the exact opposite of the character she portrays in her act.

please suggest other female great dudes if you know any. what about anais nin? eleanor roosevelt?

--- End quote ---

imo she is very dude, to remove her would be a crime!

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