Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Interesting Costume Trend of the Lebowski Fest Speed of Sound Tour

It finally dawned on me.
Just now.

"Oh man, my thinking about this case, had become very uptight. Yeah."

It began back in Los Angeles (fittingly enough) when a man dressed up as Bunny:



And then, the Achiever Women responded!
2009, on a personal level, will be the year of the Shesus.
A woman won Best Jesus in Minneapolis.
Another girl made us all wish we had a date on Wednesday:

(Oh, and don't forget the Shomer Shabb-ASS of Wham Bam Pam's Walter Sobchick)

Today, while looking at the pics from Lebowski Fest D.C. - another first:


That's marvelous.
I don't know who this Jackie Feehorn is, but I certainly hopes she treats objects like men, WOMAN![TQ]

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Tubbed Dude

I literally said aloud, "wow" when I first saw this picture.
The creativity of Achievers never fails to impress me.
Especially when I think I've seen it all before, this Dude in NY totally (and thankfully) proves me wrong:

I wouldn't be surprised if he had a hidden sound system playing Songs of the Whale.[TQ]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Calmer than you are

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Walters came in all shapes, sizes, and genders to the second Bowling Party in Chicago.[TQ]

Best Jesus at Lebowski Fest Chicago Bowling Night 2: The Duel!

The "Best Jesus" from the First Lebowski Fest in Chicago (March 2008) was not exactly a lightweight. You can see his antics prominently showcased in Eddie Chung's The Achievers.

When he strutted (and he most certainly had the Quintana walk perfected) into Diversey River Bowl to defend his title, I don't think he expected the competition to be as good - or as sexy:

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Maria May I, did win over the crowd (and me as well), but sadly finished as the runner up. Thankfully for us all, it didn't stop her from dancing.

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If you thought these moves were good - I implore you to catch one of the two newly added performances of "Rollin' Outta Here Naked" by Vaudezilla (including this very same Jesus)![TQ]

Liam shakes his belly in Chicago!

Jim Hoosier (LIAM!) graced Chicago with his presence throughout all 3 nights of Lebowski Fest Chicago 2009. I was lucky to get his belly shaking tutorial on video during the second Bowling Party:

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[TQ]

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wii at LF

Who will win tonight?

Red Hot Annie, pictured on the far right, won "Best Maude" last night.

Bowling Night 2 is hours away

Monday, September 14, 2009

Perfect Strangers

Fun Fact: the ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers took place in Chicago
(balki not pictured)

Autobahn

You gotta take this picture from the proper angle.

One of the best girl Dudes ever

Notice the beeper, bag phone, and Bobby pin.

The Kneutsens found Fawn

Jim's lapel

Vaginal roll

Housebroken?

Oh, so you're Bunny

Bowling party has begun!(TQ)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New achievers

Myles and Bree were originally not going to the bowling party. But
they had so much fun they'll be throwing rocks on Tuesday. (TQ)

You got a date Wednesday, baby!

The Portage Theater, where the Movie just ended, will host another
screening of CHUNG's documentary.

Liam is here.

"Nixon Gutter" from the forum. Paul is a packer fan and is a constant
reminder that I'm missing the Bear game.

I am here, and so is the press

Scott here too.
I think they're filming Logjammin' two.

Let's take that hill!

Before I tear myself away from NFL's opening Sunday to make my way to
the Movie Party I wanted to make sure I set up the mobile blog
function correctly.

Looks like it's working as good as a Swiss Fuckin' Watch. (TQ)

Minneapolis was the Moment, Chicago is now the Current

The Dude (Tom from Indy) has been extremely quick getting pictures uploaded to facebook.
How proud we are of all of his efforts...

Here's my favorite "costume/idea" from the past two days (judging only on what pictures I have seen)


This idea is the essence of Lebowski Fest.
The Movie,
The Bowling,
The Party,
The Bands,
The Special Guests,
The What-Have-You really aren't the attractions:
The Achievers are the attraction.

The founding Dudes are on record saying this...

This concept, like the "Best Costume" from the 7th Annual in Louisville, brings everyone into the party as participants and not just attendees/spectators.

(This is me able to be a "co-star in the Beaver Picture")
On a bonus level, both these concepts allow people who aren't in a costume to participate in one.
That's Marvelous.

It's also the metaphysics the 7:11 Crew, who have won Best Group Costume in Louisville two years in a row, have slyly used by engaging other Achievers from convincing them to take off their clothes for Treehorn Productions or enroll their offspring into Quintana Child Care.

Before I end this post and attempt to get some sleep before Lebowski Fest Chicago, here are some of my choice selections from the most recent Fest in Minneapolis:





I only posted a small sampling of the album recently posted on facebook because I didn't want to appear as redundant as Brandt.[TQ]

Friday, September 11, 2009

So you missed Lebowski Fest Denver?

Lebowski Fest Denver is done.
Did you miss it?
Don't worry.
There's still more stops left on the Speed of Sound Tour.
Is it coming to a town near you?
GO FIND OUT
It is in the Twin Cities tonight and tomorrow.

After reviewing some of the pictures, I quickly found a favorite:


Woo! You don't see too many Achievers dressing up as him at Lebowski Fest.
Well done Stranger.

And now, a couple more pictures from Denver:


I'll be wearing a Lebowski Podcast T-Shirt on Sunday in Chicago.
I hope to meet you.[TQ]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Throwin' Rocks near the Rockies


According to this picture's caption, this gang got together at 6:45 AM to bowl.
This either means last night's LF-Denver movie party was off the charts awesome (even for an LF)...
or it might have been another zany local morning zoo stunt.

Early bowling is not uncommon for Achievers.
Just ask the 7:11 Crew who woke up early during the 7th Annual's festivities.
They bowled in the background of the local Fox station's morning news show.
That sunrise bowl that featured a Pleaseeasaur monster:


No offense to above Abominable Marmot (or whatever that is, I'm not a park ranger), but the Denver Bowl had a better bowler to feature:



That's Holly.
She brought her dog bowling.
And she's no fuckin' amateur.

I met her last July.
She made the trek out to Louisville.
Here's her with her special man friend Cody:



There's a real touching story of these two that was featured shortly into the Lebowski Podcast's 8th Annual Review. It's just after I'm done sounding like a drunken Christopher Walken and before all the controversy. (if you are curious what the controversy was, check out the most recent podcast)[TQ]

Liam n' [YOU!]


LIAM!

He will be at all three nights of Lebowski Fest Chicago!

When you think of Chicago, you can think of:
The Loop, the name of Chicago's downtown
Illinois, the State that proudly calls it home.
Adler Planetarium.*
The Magnificent Mile, that had three blocks closed to traffic these last two days in order for Oprah to hold a party.

If Jim Hoosier wanted to, he could belly shake Oprah into oblivion!

(*a close runner up for "A" was The Army Corps of Engineers, who successfully reversed the flow of the Chicago River.)[TQ]