Archive for The Big Lebowski

Gentlemen, behold!

Posted in Stuff I think is cool with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2009 by bradellison

If you were wondering how various movie characters would fare in a Z-Day situation, you can now learn the scientifically calculated answer (unsurprising, John McClane’s the most effective zombie fighter cinema has to offer).

Jones Soda has totally made a collection of Dungeons & Dragons soda.  Yeah, I’m gonna have to get me some of that.

Sword-hilted umbrellas! Yes.Yes, I need all of those.

More Lebowski-related fun (we’re all clear by now on the point that anything Big-Lebowski-related is going to have a lot of F-bombs and shouldn’t be listened to at work, right?)

Tired of LOLCats?  Ready for the latest LOLBacklash?

Averagecats.com is there for you.

The Harry Potter money-making machine continues unabated, with the planned new theme park.  Somehow, there’s still no Dirty Harry themepark (tell me you couldn’t build at least one roller coaster around the theme of Sondra Locke getting sexually assaulted, to say nothing of the .44 Magnum Log Flume).

Sweet Zombie Moses, they’ve built a robot that can jump over 20-foot fences!  The Robot Uprising is surely inevitable now.  You bastards finally did it!  Damn you!  DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

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Best mashup trailer ever? Best mashup trailer ever

Posted in movies, Stuff I think is cool with tags , , on September 2, 2009 by bradellison

Mark sent me this yesterday, because he knows what I like.

It makes more sense than you might think.  Both The Big Lebowski and Blade Runner are, of course, experiments in recontextualizing hard-boiled noir in the vein of Chandler.  Both are stories of men who just want to get on with their lives in peace, but cannot escape the intrigues of the shadowy figures using them as catspaws.  One just happens to be a stoner comedy while the other is science fiction.  And (by no coincidence, giving how passionately I love Raymond Chandler) they’re two of my favorite movies.

Also, Rutger Hauer saying “unt tomorrow ve come back unt ve cut off your johnson” is so perfect, it still doubles me over with laughter whenever I see it.