Over the Line, Smokey!: fouls, excesses and immoderate behaviors.
WALTER: OVER THE LINE!
Smokey turns from his last roll to look at Walter.
WALTER: I’m sorry, Smokey….
You were over the line. That’s a foul.
—–The Big Lebowski
From left: JIMMY DALE GILMORE as Smokey, STEVE BUSCEMI (background) as Donny, JEFF BRIDGES as The Dude and JOHN GOODMAN as Walter in “The Big Lebowski,” a Joel and Ethan Coen film released by Gramercy Pictures.
HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY?!
AM I THE ONLY ONE AROUND HERE WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THE RULES?!
At Over the line, Smokey! you will find stories about those who have crossed the line, gone over the top, entered into the realm of outrageousness (good or bad). Politics, history, humor, the great outdoors, The Big Lebowski (every Saturday morning we have the weekly roundup of TBL-related news), gadgets, food and drink, whatever jumps off the page at me….and you’re welcome to whatever we got in the fridge.
Mark it zero, Dude.
People who are the subjects of a piece here (yes, that is Nixon and you can see that his shoe is over the line) are eligible for an Over the Line certificate, and are automatically entered in the yearly Smokey Awards competition, which culminates in the awarding of the “Smokies” each January.
Dude, I finally got the venue I wanted.
—The Big Lebowski
This is my venue. I often cross-post at dailykos.com, or at Democratic Underground, or My Left Wing. My username seesdifferent reflects my perspective. I acquired this name while doing some historical research which required retranslation of Native American oral and sign-language accounts. Should there be an “-ly” at the end? or should there be an elipse? (…) Is “different” being used as an adjective or adverb? In the end, it doesn’t matter, because it’s a name. Like Smith or Jones. If Apple can do it, I can do it. Get over it. Read the stuff.
…there was a lot about the Dude
that didn’t make a whole lot of sense
to me. And a lot about where he
lived, like- wise. But then again,
maybe that’s why I found the place
–The Big Lebowski