''The Big Lebowski'''s lasting legacy -- Why DVD releases, Lebowski fests, and cartoon imitations keep the 'Dude' relevant today

The Big Lebowski has had a far richer afterlife than your average box office dud. Consider the evidence:

The Big Lebowski Collector’s Edition
The recent DVD kinda slacks in the ”new bonus features” department. How perfect is that?

Lebowski Fests
Several times a year, in cities across the U.S., Dude diehards meet for weekends devoted to White Russians and bowling.

Surf’s Up
The Dude hands ten! Voicing a penguin surf pro named Geek, Jeff Bridges clearly modeled his lazy patois on Jeff Lebowski.

The Big Lebowski
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