At least it’s an ethos

And now, "Bowling for Virgins," starring The Dude.

And now, "Bowling for Virgins," starring The Dude.

Jesus, I knew all it took to get on TV was a near-fatal case of the dumb-ass (insert your favorite stupid TV show here), but this Pentacostal pinhead from gator country has lowered the bar so far that Beelzebub can do chin-ups from it.

I’m not going to link to any of the stories about him, because he burned through his 15 minutes faster than a snowboarder does a bong hit and I’m not granting any extensions.

However, I expect the mainstream media will — the NYT is already going through an extended breast-beating session headlined “When a Fringe Figure Becomes News” in its “Room for Debate” discussion group. My news judgment! O my ducats! Choices, choices. I’m not linking to that bullshit, either.

The Rev. Billy Bob Goebbels reportedly has called off his Koran-burning, perhaps so he can spend more time negotiating for his own prime-time program (a cooking show? What kind of barbecue sauce goes with wood-fired sacred text?).

But fuck ’im, I went out and bought a Koran anyway. My copy is “The Koran Interpreted” by A.J. Arberry. I scored the fall issue of Tricycle magazine too ’cause it had The Dude on the cover. Him I will link to. Is that some kind of Eastern thing, man?


8 Responses to “At least it’s an ethos”

  1. Libby Says:

    The Dog abides.

  2. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Haw. Herself and a library buddy are always trading Dudeisms on Facebook and via e-mail. Got to love a flick with so many killer taglines useful as inside jokes.

  3. Dale Brigham Says:

    “We believe in nu-sink!”

    Shakespearean-trained actor Peter Stormare has never been as threatening and as comical as in that line.


    Nihilist: We believe in nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your chonson.
    The Dude: Excuse me?
    Nihilist: I said
    Nihilist: We’ll cut off your johnson!
    Nihilist #2: Just think about that, Lebowski.
    Nihilist: Yeah, your wiggly penis, Lebowski.
    Nihilist #3: Yeah and maybe we stomp on it and squoosh it, Lebowski.

  4. Steve O Says:

    Got a 3-month old to feed, so I’m sitting on the sofa at some gawd-awful hour of the early morning, flipping through channels. Shoulda saved the time and gone right to the 3/16th bit applied via Dewalt cordless to the temporal lobe. Too many asinine comments from both news makers and news reporters (both of which are oxymorons), but the recurring theme that got my goat the most was how the big time corporate broadcast news jockeys are all blaming the interwebs for their having to report the insignificant stuff. It’ll just turn up on the intertubes anyway, is the line of reasoning, so they have no choice but to report it. By that reasoning, my little girl will shit her pants anyway, so I might as well poop in mine. No choice, right?

    Saw that Rev Billy Bob has a PhD. What ad in the back of Rolling Stone did he answer to get that? A PhD in theology is up there with being a board-certified wizard or licensed water diviner.

  5. Larry T. Says:

    This guy has a PHD? And with that he’s the pastor of a so-called Christian church with 50 members, half of whom have bailed out over his asinine book burning threat? Someone should look into that if they’re going to pay any attention to this as a news story. Better they just ignore the moron and his tiny band of followers and cover real news. We have to watch Auntie Beeb on PBS each evening to get any idea of what’s really going on in the world, the US network folks are doing a terrible job — and they wonder why the only people who watch their shows are the ones who need adult diapers, denture cream and stool-softeners?

  6. khal spencer Says:

    More importantly, where did he get his Ph.D. and who signed off on his dissertation? I suspect he was not a student of Paul Tillich’s at Union Theological Seminary.

  7. khal spencer Says:

    By the way, I agree with Patrick that this Rev. BillyBob is getting way too much free publicity courtesy of our 24/7 Snooze reports. Even NPR is getting under my skin. This dolt needs to be ignored.

    Someone get the address of his church. We can all start sending them packets of Kool Aid.

  8. Herself Says:

    I guess that’s the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin’ itself. ~the Stranger

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