Thursday, 5 April 2012

10 Life Lessons from The Big Lebowski

We can learn a lot from films. How to smoke cigarettes, use a record player, build yourself a rudimentary bomb - these are all things that can be picked up from the silver screen alone. But, we can also learn important skills that will stand us in good stead as we move through the unbearable cavalcade of horror that is called life. So put on your dressing gown, mix yourself up a White Russian, and appreciate your favourite rug while you can, as you revisit some home truths from The Big Lebowski. The Dude abides.

1. Always deliver results

"I can get you a toe by three o'clock this afternoon. With nail polish."

2. Appreciate the little things

"That rug really tied the room together."

3. Never be afraid to show emotion

"Strong men also cry... strong men also cry."

4. Play by the rules - when it suits you

"This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."

5. Don't sugarcoat the truth, even for your friends

"Walter, I love you, but sooner or later you're going to have to face the fact that you're a Goddamn moron."

6. Don't let people take you for a ride

"Just because we're bereaved, that don't make us saps!"

7. Always remember what you owe to people

"Lady, I got buddies who died face down in the mud so that you and I could enjoy this family restaurant!"

8. Learn to take the good with the bad

"Sometime you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you."

9. When you're in a hole, stop digging

"I could just be sitting here with pee stains on my rug."

10. Always know when to apologise

"I'm sorry your stepmother is a nympho."

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