To many Little Lebowski Urban Achievers like myself, The Big Lebowski is more than just a casual excuse for smoking joints and drinking white Russians on a Sunday afternoon — It’s gospel, a taoist scripture to chill, easy livin’ in the 21st century. It’s a bible for a laidback, breezy lifestyle.
The organizer of Lousisville, Kentucky annual Lebowski Fest in treats the movie like scripture too. This weekend he was arrested outside a bowling alley during the city’s 14th annual Lebowski Fest for marijuana possession. Getting arrested? Unchill. But getting arrested for marijuana? Very His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.
About 5 p.m. Saturday, Will Russell — owner of two WHY Louisville stores and the recently reopened Funtown Mountain — was arrested at Executive Strike & Spare on charges of possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and menacing.
According to a report from the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, Russell had been smoking marijuana in the bowling alley’s parking lot at 911 Phillips Lane when police approached him.
Police reported Russell took a challenging stance with clenched fists, leading them to believe he may be capable of causing physical injury. As he was arrested, the report stated Russell “apologized for acting like a savage.”
I can only imagine Russell told the arresting officer “I know my rights, man” and “I want a fucking lawyer, man.” I only assume he was told to “stay the fuck out of Malibu” after being told he has a jerk-off name, a jerk-off face, and jerk-off behavior.
Fucking fascist. Hopefully his ride home from custody was Eagles-free.