"The Big Lebowskemoji" from the mind of mathowie May 11, 2015 6:12 PM   Subscribe

I got a kick out of this and thought it deserved a MetaTalk post: The Big Lebowskemoji, from MetaFilter's own mathowie.
Key: The annotated Big Lebowskemoji | GitHub
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome to MetaFilter-Related at 6:12 PM (26 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by clavdivs at 6:26 PM on May 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


There's no damned rug emoji to tie that shit together.
posted by mitochondrial midichlorian at 7:32 PM on May 11, 2015 [15 favorites]


They're not keeping you busy at the new gig, huh?
posted by Going To Maine at 7:41 PM on May 11, 2015 [15 favorites]


As I come close to the half-century mark, I increasingly find myself turning back with pleasure to many of the aimless pleasurable things that I loved to do as a child -- video games, golden age science fiction, riding my bicycle for hours on end, sitting in front of my window just watching the sun go down, going to bed early and rising earlier. I feel pretty good about all that.

Which is to say, I guess, that even if I might not quite get it, I'm in favor of people spending time doing whatever it is that makes them feel good.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:41 PM on May 11, 2015 [7 favorites]


How or even who could respond there stavs, though, as usual, I miss the point. So I blame Ev.

I'll bet realπŸ’΅ Matt couldn't do an episode of Battlestar Galactica.
posted by clavdivs at 11:14 PM on May 11, 2015


Someone expressed disappointment to me after his father retireed and became a devotee of 'flavor of love'.

I like big lebowski, I like emojis.
...
what are you doing though???
posted by hal_c_on at 12:48 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd like to petition the author to include this ever-handy Lebowskyism:

"You're not wrong, Walter. You're just an asshole."

πŸ‘πŸš«βŒ,πŸ’§.  πŸ˜’πŸ‘.
posted by taz (staff) at 3:13 AM on May 12, 2015 [6 favorites]


You know they do have graphic emoji but it takes something cute and lighthearted and makes it nasty. I do like the peach as a stand-in for asshole (and butt), though. That has some wit.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:25 AM on May 12, 2015


They're not keeping you busy at the new gig, huh?

Heh. The strange new reality we live in is one where you will probably have to actually mefimail or tweet at Matt for him to know he's being addressed in Metatalk.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:37 AM on May 12, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'm quite busy at work but the upside is my nights and weekends are free to throw shit at the wall and see what sticks. Plus, during this exercise I learned a shit ton more about emoji (and terrible sporadic emoji support in browsers).
posted by mathowie (retired) at 8:58 AM on May 12, 2015 [3 favorites]


(That was a πŸ’© opportunity missed... twice !)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:07 AM on May 12, 2015


I'm pretty sure they're going to start charging people to use the turd emoji. Only fair at this point.
posted by mitochondrial midichlorian at 9:09 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I have always appreciated Matt's incredible enthusiasm for emoji, although I must admit I am skeptical about how MetaFilter-related/thread-worthy this is.
posted by kate blank at 9:11 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


mount fuji is not in the alps
posted by Sys Rq at 10:47 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


> "You're not wrong, Walter. You're just an asshole."

Having seen neither, I'd assumed this was a Breaking Bad reference. This bumped the movie up my list of those to see eventually.
posted by halifix at 11:23 AM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


halifix: eventually, eh? What are you doing tonight? Seriously, what are you doing tonight?

It doesn't matter, ditch those plans and rent/stream/buy the movie.

I'll refund your money if you don't absolutely love the movie.*

* I won't refund your money.
posted by el io at 11:27 AM on May 12, 2015 [7 favorites]


The thing is, on first viewing, you may come away with "huh, what did I just see? was that good?" but after 2-3 more viewings you'll be converted, pick up on lots of the subtle things. I saw it in the theater when it came out and thought it was a disappointing thing to follow their previous movie Fargo, but I kind of sort of liked it and knew I should watch it again someday.

And yeah, I should have put it on Projects, I agree it's not really MeFi related and not a great fit for MetaTalk.
posted by mathowie (retired) at 12:02 PM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'll bet realπŸ’΅ Matt couldn't do an episode of Battlestar Galactica.

I mean, the closest you can get to "toaster" is 🍞πŸ”₯.
posted by zamboni at 12:04 PM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


mathowie: I've recently watched two people watch it for the first time (separately). My SO and my mother. Neither one of them had Fargo on the brain when they watched it (which was good), but both really enjoyed the movie.

And, yeah, I remember enjoying it on the first viewing.

That being said, I enjoyed it more on subsequent viewings (something that is pretty rare for me; Blade Runner, Brazil, and maybe Heathers are all that are on that list).
posted by el io at 12:15 PM on May 12, 2015


Is it possible to render the Sobchakism...

"Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos"

...in emoji without using a swastika?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:00 PM on May 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


An emoji of Lorne Greene could prove difficult.
posted by clavdivs at 2:44 PM on May 12, 2015


The thing is, on first viewing, you may come away with "huh, what did I just see? was that good?"

I saw it in the theater the first time suffering from the delirium of the worst flu ever. I was young and dumb and didn't realize I was sick; my friends wanted to go out to a movie, so I went. I knew I felt off, but was trying to power through it. Afterwards I slept like 15 hours in my friend's car. The next day when the 36 hours of pooping and barfing began, they were like, "oh, he has the flu, that's why he's acting so weird."

My first fever-brained Lebowski viewing was exactly like, "what did I just see?" It was the same feeling when in sixth grade my BFF's dad rented Raising Arizona on VHS and showed it to us on sleepover night. It was just packed with things that I couldn't process, but I trusted everyone that it was really funny and I had to figure out why on my own in time. I love The Big Lebowski for that confused feeling that's still there on every re-watch and finding a new layer of absurdity to laugh at.

Thanks Matt, Lebowskemoji is wonderful.
posted by peeedro at 4:55 PM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


Give us the πŸ’Έ Lebowskemoji!!!
posted by pwally at 10:07 PM on May 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like your style, Dude.
posted by arcticseal at 11:29 AM on May 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


relevant xkcd
posted by cjorgensen at 9:09 AM on May 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like your style, Dude.

There's just one thing, Dude. Do you have to use so many πŸ’₯βš‘οΈπŸ’«πŸŒ‹?
posted by gauche at 1:07 PM on May 19, 2015


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