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December 3, 2008 2:48 PM   Subscribe

To see the White Russian renaissance in full bloom, it is instructive to attend a Lebowski Fest. With commentary from the original Dude. (NY Times)
posted by longsleeves (35 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
[Obligatory for LebowskiFilter]
This post will not stand, man.
posted by porn in the woods at 3:01 PM on December 3, 2008


Perhaps unsurprisingly, I once wrote a fairly detailed essay about The Dude's drinking habits.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:04 PM on December 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Dude, you need a few more links.

Let the gratuitous Lebowski quoting begin!!!!!
posted by Mcable at 3:06 PM on December 3, 2008


one time we tried mixing manneschevitz and vodka... we called it the "russian jew"

OY VEY
posted by jcruelty at 3:09 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Here's a link to the Ace of Cakes episode, The Big Cake-owski on Fancast. In it, they make a ginormous fake White Russian out of sugar and more sugar.
posted by cucumberfresh at 3:11 PM on December 3, 2008


Those extra links really tie this post together.
posted by dhammond at 3:12 PM on December 3, 2008 [5 favorites]


Hey, careful, man, there's a NY Times beverage article here!
posted by fijiwriter at 3:23 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm hoping W becomes the next movie everyone quotes to death.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:27 PM on December 3, 2008


Dude, you need a few more links.

Didn't wanna do the google padding thing, Dude. But thanks for the help.
posted by longsleeves at 3:30 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


“It’s hard to think of a more boring drink, except, perhaps, when it’s spraying from the Dude’s mouth,” said Martin Doudoroff, a historian for CocktailDB.com.

I wonder if people only call him Doudoroff if brevity isn't their thing....
posted by Afroblanco at 3:30 PM on December 3, 2008


A popular deviation is the Slim Russian, made with either soy or low-fat milk.

That is very un-Dude. Say what you will about the caloric content of the White Russian, at least it's a cocktail.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:52 PM on December 3, 2008 [4 favorites]


The links are not the issue here, Dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, Dude, longsleeves is not the preferred nomenclature. Dress shirt, please.
posted by Bageena at 3:52 PM on December 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Dude, you need a few more links.

So you're not into the whole brevity thing?
posted by mr_roboto at 3:54 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


The links are not the issue here, Dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, Dude, longsleeves is not the preferred nomenclature. Dress shirt, please.

Sir, could you keep it down. This is a family community weblog.
posted by brevator at 4:02 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ah c'mon. A post about White Russians would have been interesting...the Lebowski angle is just desperate. For both the post and the single, lonely, link.
posted by salishsea at 4:04 PM on December 3, 2008


My friend and I used to go bowling at Hollywood Star Lanes (the alley where The Big Lebowski scenes were shot as it was right down the street from where we worked. On a Thursday or Saturday night (circa 2001), you could a hundred empty white russian glasses on the bar as the bartenders tried to frenetically keep up with orders.
posted by mrmojoflying at 4:14 PM on December 3, 2008


On a Thursday or Saturday night...

I told those fucks down at the league office a thousand times that I don't roll on Shabbos!
posted by ODiV at 4:18 PM on December 3, 2008


A post about White Russians would have been interesting...the Lebowski angle is just desperate.

???? well, Okay....
posted by longsleeves at 4:21 PM on December 3, 2008


A post about White Russians would have been interesting...the Lebowski angle is just desperate.

heh.
posted by Artw at 4:23 PM on December 3, 2008


White russians were the first alcoholic drinks I ever consumed, because of that movie. I've since decided they're not very good for me. Only drinks I've encountered that turn me into an angry drunk. And god damn, the hangovers.
posted by Caduceus at 4:27 PM on December 3, 2008


A tasty alternate that I invented is the "White Thai", just substitute coconut milk for cow's milk.
posted by 445supermag at 4:29 PM on December 3, 2008


And don't forget the "White Lebowski", made with non-dairy coffee creamer.
posted by 445supermag at 4:30 PM on December 3, 2008


On a Thursday or Saturday night...

I told those fucks down at the league office a thousand times that I don't roll on Shabbos!


Which ends when the stars come out on Saturday night, right? It makes sense that Friday night would be the quiet night, if the achievers are observant.
posted by mr_roboto at 4:42 PM on December 3, 2008


Metafilter: This isn't 'Nam. There are rules!
posted by ODiV at 4:51 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


salishsea: "Ah c'mon. A post about White Russians would have been interesting...the Lebowski angle is just desperate. For both the post and the single, lonely, link."

You're not wrong, salishsea, you're just an asshole.
posted by notsnot at 5:21 PM on December 3, 2008


The estimable Glacier Ice Cream in Boulder has a new "Big Lebowski" alcoholic ice cream flavor. DAMN this dairy allergy!
posted by mynameisluka at 6:12 PM on December 3, 2008


One of the funniest bits I heard in stand-up was a guy who asked, "What if the neural messages in the brain were like newspaper headlines?"....in itself not funny, until he pipes up with my still-favorite-fantasy headline,"Millions Die As White Russians Invade Cerebellum"

One day in High School I was trying to gross out my friends, and I made a drink out of vodka and milk. I was utterly astonished to find that it was actually good. The Kahlua is a nice touch, though.
posted by Xoebe at 6:22 PM on December 3, 2008


I remember being very proud of myself in college when I came up with the novel idea to substitute Baileys for the milk in a a white russian. Of course, later I found out I had reinvented the mudslide. Making those with vanilla ice cream and extra vodka made for a very enjoyable fourth of July one summer.
posted by Hactar at 8:41 PM on December 3, 2008


Alcohol and dairy is, for me, a recipe for making the toilet cry.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:25 PM on December 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


You know, this is a perfect example of why you don't get your cultural commentary from the Times. Remember that story on Steampunk a few months back, a year or two after the rest of the Internet had heard about, geeked out about, and moved on from the dalliance?

I just . . . we all love the fucking movie, and I will happily drink a White Russian, but, come on, ten YEARS after the movie you're doing the article? How is this more relevant or interesting now than it would have been five years ago, when Lebowski already had a dedicated following and we were all choking back quarts of Kahlua and dairy in our dorms?

Anyway, after reading that piece in the Sunday Styles section last week I went out and got one of those new "Tamagotchis" so I've got to get back to feeding and playing with it.
posted by andromache at 9:26 PM on December 3, 2008


I was imaging an army of Menshevik zombies.
posted by atrazine at 10:24 PM on December 3, 2008


salishsea: "Ah c'mon. A post about White Russians would have been interesting...the Lebowski angle is just desperate. For both the post and the single, lonely, link."

You're not wrong, salishsea, you're just an asshole.
posted by notsnot 6 ¾ hours ago [+]


OK...mea culpa. I made a stupid comment...didn't contribute anything to the thread and added to a pile on. Pretty impressive collection of etiquette breaches in one short attempt at creative criticism.

Sorry all.

...vowing to avoid producing that kind of useless crap in the future...
posted by salishsea at 12:17 AM on December 4, 2008


salishsea: Don't worry about it, notsnot was just using another Big Lebowski quote ;)
posted by kryptondog at 3:17 PM on December 4, 2008


Ah, the Times' Style section. It's like your rich retired Aunt talking to your rich retired Uncle about things she heard about at the last dinner party in the Hamptons.
posted by The Whelk at 4:08 PM on December 4, 2008


You're out of your element, kryptondog.
posted by ODiV at 4:12 PM on December 4, 2008


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