Just watched The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary in theatres tonight. I've always been a big fan of the Coen Bros, but I never particularly understood the appeal of this cult film. I guess it took watching it in a room full of strangers to truly appreciate it. I started looking into it afterwards and a whole philosophy has sprung forth from the film called "Dudeism" (look it up, it's a thing). Basically taking the tenets of Taoism and stripping it down to a carefree "don't sweat the small stuff" attitude. It kind of glorifies the type of hippy, druggy, poor, unemployed lifestyle in a way that doesn't make you feel horrible for accomplishing nothing in your lifetime. In that way, I really identify with it. The film itself is goofy and irreverent and a lot of the dream sequences and dialogue are really out there (including that whole subplot with Julianne Moore's character wanting his baby, which I obviously can't relate to), but for the first time I finally understood the appeal of The Big Lebowski. Just call me The Dude from now on.