The Big Lebowski completely changed my life. As a native Minnesotan, I'm legally required to adore the Coen Brothers (and Bob Dylan). As a stoner, I'm legally required to adore The Big Lebowski. As a mid-leveler of the mid-level FC'ers, I'm legally required to quote The Big Lebowski as often as possible. So, tell me, FC'ers, why the fuck is there not a thread devoted to our Holy Grail of films? I don't know about you, but even though I'm a well-schooled film buff who prefers foreign films and golden era Hollywood films more than any other, I'd be lying if I told you that any film gave / gives me more enjoyment than Lebowski. I have seen it an estimated 511 times. Possibly twice as many. The first time I saw this movie, I was not a stoner. Walked away thinking, "That's the first Coen Bros. movie I haven't liked. What the fuck was that?" I had no idea what had seeped into my subconscious. Next time I saw it, I was with my new stoner friends. And I was stoned out of my gourd. I got it. Oh lord, how I got it. Been quoting it religiously ever since. These days ... I *AM* The Dude of the Southeast. And proud of it. I'm not going to post any quotes in the first post, in order to give everyone else a chance. But rest assured, if it has to do with Lebowski, then it belongs in this thread. Feel free to quote away. But I will tell you this: I have a framed poster of Nixon bowling behind my toilet.