I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? Sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here – the Dude from Los Angeles. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude. The Dude, from Los Angeles. And even if he is a lazy man – and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in all of Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. Sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Well, I done lost my train of thought here. But … aw, Hell. I've done introduced it enough.
It was ten years ago that The Big Lebowski, the finest thing to which the Coen Brothers have set their hands, hit the screens. It's not the best, and probably not the coolest (unless it's late Friday night and one's in a certain mood), but it is assuredly the most quotable movie ever made.
Rolling Stone has an appreciation, and interviews with the Dude, Walter, and Donny, or whatever the guys who played them are called, right here.
Edit: I changed the timestamp on this post, right before leaving the office and likely not blogging for a few days, because ultimately, The Big Lebowski will be important when you and I are but earth. Happy Labor Day to our American readers! Be like the Dude and don't work. Look for the union label! And to our foreign readers, be like the Dude and don't work! Unless you're working for YOU ALMIGHTY!