The Jury Talks Back

12/2/2008

Rocky Horror, Move Over

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin M @ 11:34 pm

Apparently, the Dude has a following. Hilarious article in the NY Times about “Lebowski Fests“, where a bowling alley is taken over by hundreds of White Russian-swilling Lebowski fans, often in costume.

It turned out that management was following a directive from the event’s organizers. “When we line up a venue, we always have the White Russian talk,” said Will Russell, a founder of the Lebowski Fest.

Mr. Russell has learned from experience to lay in provisions. He recalled an incident at an early festival in his hometown of Louisville, Ky.

“Milk sold out within a one-mile radius of the bowling alley” where the event was held, he said. “We had to go to every local mini-market and gas station to satisfy the requirements of the achievers.”

At Lucky Strike Lanes, the line at the White Russian station was often 10 deep, and it wasn’t uncommon for someone to sidle up to the counter and say, “I’ll take four.” The bartender would lift a 12-quart plastic tub, straining to hold it steady as the mud-colored liquid sloshed.

For those that view the White Russian as a downmarket drink, “there’s the variation called the White Trash Russian. ‘You take a bottle of Yoo-hoo … drink half, then fill it with vodka and enjoy.'”

2 Comments

  1. What a great article. Great find, Kevin.

    Comment by DRJ — 12/3/2008 @ 7:04 pm

  2. This is a riot ! I feel a new family tradition about to start….with Yoo-Hoos !

    Comment by Shirley — 12/4/2008 @ 8:04 am

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