Daily Dialogue — March 17, 2018
“Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was…he was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors, and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of southern California from La Jolla to Leo Carillo, and up to Pismo. He died.. he died as so many young men of his generation before his time, and in your wisdom, Lord, you took him. Just as you took so many bright, flowering young men at Khe San, and Lan Doc, and Hill 364. These young men gave their lives, and so did Donny. Donny who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos.. in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been….we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Goodnight, sweet prince.’
— The Big Lebowski (1998), written by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Eulogy.
Trivia: In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, John Goodman stated that The Dude referring to The Big Lebowski as a “human paraquat” was one of the only improvised lines to make it into the final film. Virtually every other line, including every “man” and “dude”, was scripted.
Dialogue On Dialogue: One of the greatest eulogies… ever! Walter making the moment about Vietnam and by extension… himself.