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Dudeism, the slowest-growing religion in the world, an "ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness." Duuude, be sure to check out The Tao Of The Dude and Duderonomy, and if everything is copacetic with you, get your instant online ordination, whoa! Via.
posted by amyms (40 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Disclaimer: As a woman, I feel it's my duty to point out that there is some content (text-based) on the site that could be contrued as misogynistic, but I thought it was all in good fun. I think most dudes and dudettes will be able to take it with a grain of salt and a smile :).
posted by amyms at 12:14 AM on July 26, 2007


Now, "Dude" - there's a name no man would self-apply where I come from.
posted by mullingitover at 12:15 AM on July 26, 2007


Needs a "duderino" tag, if you're into that whole brevity thing.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:18 AM on July 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


Blazecock Pileon says: Needs a "duderino" tag, if you're into that whole brevity thing.

Isn't "dude" more brevity-ish than "duderino"?

*adds it as a tag just in case*
posted by amyms at 12:22 AM on July 26, 2007


I don't know about you, but I take comfort in this.


posted by zerolives at 12:23 AM on July 26, 2007


The dude! His dudeness, duder... el duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
posted by zerolives at 12:24 AM on July 26, 2007


Awesome, Dude!
posted by rmmcclay at 12:33 AM on July 26, 2007


Wait, what?
posted by homunculus at 12:34 AM on July 26, 2007


You accuse the Dude of misogyny, you're entering a world of pain.

She's not my special lady, she's my fucking lady friend! I'm just helping her conceive...
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 12:36 AM on July 26, 2007


mullingitover said: Now, "Dude" - there's a name no man would self-apply where I come from.

Where are you from? "Dude" is universal and timeless... Case in point: All The Young Dudes, Mott The Hoople, 1972.
posted by amyms at 12:39 AM on July 26, 2007


Bowling for Buddha
posted by homunculus at 12:40 AM on July 26, 2007


I'm pretty sure the modern usage first appeared in Southern California surfer culture in the early 1970's. I know that by the mid 1970's it was a common term with surfers in my san diego beachtown elementary school along with other terms like 'gnarly'

The term itself is older than that of course but it was used in the sense of "a fancy dude" rather than a form of informal address.
posted by vacapinta at 12:58 AM on July 26, 2007


amyms, maybe this rings a bell: "Nobody calls me Lebowski. You got the wrong guy. I'm the Dude, man."
posted by Pendragon at 1:09 AM on July 26, 2007


Oh, dude...what are you saying.
posted by Okinawa at 1:12 AM on July 26, 2007


Pendragon said: amyms, maybe this rings a bell: "Nobody calls me Lebowski. You got the wrong guy. I'm the Dude, man."

Yes, Pendragon, the Dudeism site is unabashed in its worship of all things Lebowski.
posted by amyms at 1:16 AM on July 26, 2007


Dude. Dude! Dude, dude. Dude; dude... dude... dude. dude? Fuckin' a.
posted by stavrogin at 1:26 AM on July 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Jeff Bridges has a pretty awesome site.
posted by Poolio at 1:33 AM on July 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


At least it's an ethos.
posted by Joeforking at 1:59 AM on July 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Where are you from? "Dude" is universal and timeless.

Dude, I *saw* Mott the Hoople perform this song numerous times during their heyday, and I can assure you that anybody in any of those audiences who tried to refer to someone else as 'dude' would be in for an ass-whupping on the grounds of pretentiousness, fronting and affecting an American accent when not singing an American song.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:37 AM on July 26, 2007


The Dude abides.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:22 AM on July 26, 2007


Since there seems to be at least one Big Lebowski reference made daily, I finally rented it this past weekend. Perhaps this could be listed on the registration page as required viewing.

(Fantastic movie btw ... Thanks for the daily ... Ok, weekly reminders)
posted by itchylick at 5:19 AM on July 26, 2007


Now, "Dude" - there's a name no man would self-apply where I come from.

What mullingitover is saying, amyms, is that it's not the preferred nomenclature.
posted by adamgreenfield at 5:43 AM on July 26, 2007


Did somebody call me?
posted by Meatbomb at 6:11 AM on July 26, 2007


Strong men also get high. Strong men also get high.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:15 AM on July 26, 2007


I think I am going to see the angry incarnation of JR 'Bob' Dobbs over this, folks ...

Hey Dudes - better pony up your $30 to 'Bob' - 'cause you can preach all your dudist slack you want, but you're still Pink to Bob. THE STARK FIST OF REMOVAL is coming for you.

Hail Bob.
posted by mctsonic at 6:39 AM on July 26, 2007


Dude, it's already the 26th.
posted by gubo at 6:52 AM on July 26, 2007


adamgreenfield said: What mullingitover is saying, amyms, is that it's not the preferred nomenclature.

I get it. I just couldn't resist the opportunity to add a gratuitous link to one of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time.
posted by amyms at 6:53 AM on July 26, 2007


Dude, I am now tax free.
posted by caddis at 7:19 AM on July 26, 2007


Don't be fatuous, Dude.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 7:51 AM on July 26, 2007


Righteous.
posted by Phanx at 7:55 AM on July 26, 2007


I was fortified into Dudism on 12/9/2006. It fits well with my beard and balls.
posted by doctorschlock at 7:56 AM on July 26, 2007


How 'bout a "dude-osity" tag?
posted by jason's_planet at 8:04 AM on July 26, 2007




Bob Dobbs is worse than Hitler.
posted by ELF Radio at 9:01 AM on July 26, 2007




Did somebody call me?

Yeah, doesn't the Dude already have his own religion?
posted by rottytooth at 11:20 AM on July 26, 2007


Jeff Bridges has a pretty awesome site.

Did Bridges do all the illustrations on that site himself?

If he did I have work for him.
posted by tkchrist at 11:35 AM on July 26, 2007


Did Bridges do all the illustrations on that site himself?

As far as I know, yes.
posted by Poolio at 11:47 AM on July 26, 2007


This is totally bush-league so shut the fuck up Donnie.
posted by zemblamatic at 1:12 PM on July 26, 2007


We should form a congregation. The royal we, the editorial we.
posted by jonmc at 7:12 PM on July 26, 2007


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