The Big Lebowski Haikus

Inspirational. Motivational. Hysterical.

The Big Lebowski Haiku #186

Son’s a fucking dunce
Miserable piece of shit
Prick is stonewalling

The Big Lebowksi Haiku #185

And a good bowler
Sure as shit don’t fucking roll
Your bullshit money

The Big Lebowski Haiku #184

My advice to you
Fucking nihilists around here
Put the piece away

The Big Lebowski Haiku #183

Strict drug regimen
You’re not gonna believe this
Thai stick and a J

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Feeling Very Un-Dude

Someone removed the
Caption from the gif of Sam
Elliott I made

The Big Lebowski Haiku #182

Shit has come to light
Why don’t you fucking listen
Take another look

Academy Awards 2014

Tonight is the night
The statues shaped like Oscar
Will be taken home

The Big Lebowski Haiku #181

About my briefcase
In bed with ev’ry body
Buncha crybabies

The Big Lebowski Haiku #180

Slowest response time
L.A. Police Department
Walter had a gun

The Big Lebowski Haiku #179

Lotta Thai stick
Smoking in Lebowski’s house
Marijuana joint


Black Trek Part 12: Whoopi Goldberg

"There’s a black lady on TV, and she ain’t no maid!," exclaimed young Whoopi Goldberg (then Caryn Elaine Johnson) when she saw Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek for the first time. 22 years later, Goldberg stepped into the role of Guinan, the manager of Ten Forward and supreme listener to the news of crew members, happy, sad, and in between, on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also appeared in the seventh and tenth movies, Generations (for which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films) and Nemesis.

Born in New York, New York on 13 November 1955, Goldberg studied acting under Uta Hagen at the HB Studio.  She made her screen debut in Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away (with Darryl Henriques).  Her first Academy Award nomination came due to her performance in The Color Purple which also earned nominations for Trek behind-the-scenes crew workers Linda DeScenna (set design) and Fred Steiner (music adaptor). While she did not win the Oscar, Golberg did win a Golden Globe, an Imagine Award, and a National Board of Review award for her role in The Color Purple, quickly followed by an Emmy nomination for a guest appearance in Moonlighting.

In many of the biggest feature films for Goldberg (Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Fatal BeautyHomer and Eddie, Ghost, Eddie, Soapdish, Made in America, Loaded Weapon 1, Ghosts of Mississippi, Rat Race, The Hollywood Sign, and The Lion King) she worked heavily with Star Trek actors, producers, and crew people.

In television, Goldberg worked with LeVar Burton apart from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the environmentally friendly animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, in which Goldberg played Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth, and Burton played Kwame, the Planeteer to whom she gave the Earth Ring.  More recently, Goldberg voiced the title character in Burton’s animated film Blizzard.

Whoopi Golberg, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams received an Emmy Award nomination for hosting Comic Relief VII. During one of the Comic Relief specials, the senior officers of the Enterprise-D find a VHS cassette of the special and note that Guinan resembles Whoopi Goldberg.

Goldberg hosted the Academy Award ceremonies in 1994 and 1996 receiving Emmy Award nominations both times in the Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program category.  She also hosted the Tony Awards in 2008 when Patrick Stewart was nominated for Macbeth.

Goldberg herself was nominated for and won the Tony Award as producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie.  She also won a Daytime Emmy Award for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, and was nominated for Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary.

Other great performances (and this is certainly not all of them) by Whoopi Goldberg can be found in Boys on the Side, The Spook Show (alternate title: Whoopi Goldberg), A Different World, Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, For Colored Girls, and the almost forgotten action-packed, witty, creative, explosive cop dinosaur flick Theodore Rex.

RANDOM TRIVIA: Whoopi Golberg was used as a reference on Dwight Schultz’s application to be considered for the role of Lieutenant Reginald Barclay (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: First Contact).

The coolest female Dude to ever Dude.


Black Trek Part 15: Avery Brooks

The first African-American to receive an MFA from Rutgers University in New Jersey was born and raised in Indiana before completing his undergrad between Oberlin College in Ohio and Indiana University. Avery Brooks is a tenured professor of theatre at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.  During the 1994 and 1996 National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, Brooks served as Artistic Director.

Avery Brooks is known to Star Trek fans as Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the first show to have a black captain as it’s primary protagonist, and the first to take place on a space station rather than a starship.

Stage credits include Shakespearean characters such as Othello, Oberon, and King Lear, as well as Malcolm X in the Anthony Davis opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X; Brooks also appeared in another Anthony Davis Opera, Tania. In 2001 he played Oedipus in Shakespeare Theatre’s all-black production of the Oedipus cycle. Most notably though, Brooks has played Paul Robeson in Are You Now or Have You Ever Been and Paul Robeson on and off Broadway since 1982.

In television, Brooks has had rather substantial roles in Solomon Northup’s Odessy, Spenser: For Hire, A Man Called Hawk, and several other projects featuring Trek actors Roots: The Gift, Finnegan Begins AgainUncle Tom’s Cabin, Gargoyles, and the 1984 made-for-television movie 12 Years A Slave, which was re-made into a cinematic production in 2013.

Noteworthy and memorable film roles for Brooks can be found in The Big Hit (with Star Trek: Voyager's Jennifer Lien) and American History X.  Brooks has appeared in and narrated dozens of documentaries including Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery, Africa’s Elephant KingdomThe Greatest Places, Jesus: The Complete Story, The Big Bad Al, Walking with Dinosaurs, The Science of Star Trek, and The Captains.

RANDOM TRIVIA: Dedicated to his multiple careers, Avery Brooks would record lectures for his classes at Rutgers while on set of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine so the students would always stay on schedule with their syllabus.