What can be said that hasn’t already about this 1998 Cohen Brothers film? It’s uneven and aimless, it doesn’t quite feel right as a whole. Still it features my favorite Jeff Bridge’s role as the uber-slacker, meandering loser Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski. If we all could be a bit more like the Dude, the world would be a better place. And you know what? I @$%* hate the Eagles too…
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Dan Clowes was a big influence on me back in the early 90s. His work had this great offbeat and surreal feel to it. I loved the biting satire and the sense of loneliness and all the stuff that would appeal to someone coming into adulthood. One of the first wave of indy comic guys that made such a lasting impression on me. Later the movies, and that weird tasting OK soda ( and the chain letter advertising!) would come along but most of all Eightball did it for me then and still does today. Classic.