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A Reference To ‘The Big Lebowski’ On ESPN.com’s Front Page? Far Out, Man

One could make the argument that references to The Big Lebowski were kind of played out on the internets about, say, 5 years ago, but I have to give credit where credit is due for the above lead-in/headline which is currently prominently featured on ESPN.com’s front page.The gist of the reference to one of The Dude’s most eloquent soliloquies (as pointed out by my Twin Citian compadre, Michael Rand on RandBall):

This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder’s head. Luckily I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind limber.

So there you have it. A much-deserved kudos goes out to the guys and gals who write the headlines for ESPN.com. I guess what they say is true: even the sun shines on a dog’s ass some days, I guess. And who am I to judge the timeliness of a reference anyway? I’m the woodhead who insists on busting out Seinfeld references at every possible opportunity while making allusions to the soothing sounds of Boz Scaggs, for Christ’s sake. Just keep that last part on the Lowdown, of course.

Nice Big Lebowski reference splashed across the ESPN.com home page [RandBall]