Alas I missed the chance to abide with my fellow believers at this year's Lebowski Fest in New York. As the Guradian says;
"Starring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowksi, the Coen brothers' 1998 movie The Big Lebowski combines stoner comedy and noir pastiche with a celebration of life's simple pleasures, such as friendship, bowling and White Russians. Ten years after its inauspicious release, this offbeat gem inspires more devoted – even obsessive – appreciation than any other recent film. Lebowski Fest, as it's known, has become established as the main artery through which that devotion flows."