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What is the meaning of the phrase 'sometimes the bar eats you' in The Big Lebowski?

Bar is an antiquated variation of bear. Frontiersman Daniel Boone, for instance, famously carved on a tree once, after killing a bear: D. Boon Cilled a Bar on [this] tree in the year 1760. It ...
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Why did The Dude hate The Eagles so much?

Out of universe, this is probably T Bone Burnett talking. From IMDb: T Bone Burnett acted as music consultant for the movie, and helped Joel Coen and Ethan Coen establish the Dude's taste in music. ...
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Did the Dude ever have an occupation other than unemployed?

There is a scene in the movie where the Dude tries to remember his most notable accomplishments in life. It can be seen (in poor quality) on YouTube here, and here's a transcript: MAUDE: Tell me ...
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Did the Dude ever have an occupation other than unemployed?

Did you ever hear of "The Seattle Seven"? Mmm. That was me... and six other guys That's about as close as it comes, I think.
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How did they shoot the bowling ball scene in The Big Lebowski?

From Quora By Matt Burwood: To achieve the point-of-view of a rolling bowling ball the Coen brothers mounted a camera "on something like a barbecue spit", according to Ethan, and then ...
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The Big Lebowski -- the dog character arc

It's all the same dog, and it's basically just a goof. The dog following them to Lebowski's house after Bunny comes back is Walter's dog according to the official script (and also in this script ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase 'sometimes the bar eats you' in The Big Lebowski?

As noted by others, he's not saying bar, as in a place to get drinks, he's saying bear as in the animal. The US is full of regional dialects and accents, and the narrator is supposed to be some kind ...
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What does Jesus wear on his hand?

This is a Storm Gizmo wrist support bowling glove: https://thetake.com/product/99449/john-turturro-storm-gizmo-wrist-support-glove-the-big-lebowsk
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Big Lebowski vs Barbie Girl question

Barbie Girl was released in May 1997. Principal photography on The Big Lebowski wrapped in April 1997. So it's a coincidence.
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Did the Dude ever get paid?

We don't know El Duderino is not paid during the course of the film. He does "receive" a rug from the Big Lebowski (which is later repossessed by Maude), and I believe he keeps their clunky ...
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Was The Dude wearing Donny's bowling shirt?

Donny's full name was Theodore Donald Kerabatsos. According to a local newspaper in Akron, Ohio, the "Medina Sod" bowling shirt The Dude wears in the movie is a real 1960s bowling shirt found in a ...
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What are Walter and Donny's occupations (when the events in the movie are unfolding)?

During first scene at the bowling alley, Donny is wearing a cleaning company’s jacket: This tells me he is a janitor/cleaner
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What's Saddam Hussein doing in the Dude's dream?

In a footnote of his essay The Big Lebowski: The First Gulf War and Masculinity, Daniel Keyes reports on a comment of George Bush senior’s pronunciation of “Saddam” in The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours ...
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How old is the Dude?

If what he says about helping to write the Port Huron Statement is true, he would have had to have been college age in 1962 when it was written. So I'm thinking he was at least 47 when the movie took ...
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Where did The Big Lebowski's briefcase end up?

I believe the German gang stole the Dude's car and eventually found the briefcase and opened it, realizing no money was actually in it. Jeffrey Lebowski gave the Dude the case saying it had a million ...
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Why did The Dude hate The Eagles so much?

I'm from New Jersey. Specifically I grew up two towns away from Asbury Park, the town (which I live in and am typing this from) which is synonymous with Bruce Springsteen. He is a legend here. Like ...
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What is the correct, full Lenin quote that the Dude fails to deliver?

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/apr/11.htm Here is a link to the Pravda article that V.I. Lenin wrote.
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