January 1, 2020

Naming the apartment building...

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I just happened to walk by there the other day.

31 comments:

Quaestor said...

The Dude abides.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

The Dude does abide. he does.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Info @ JDMccormick . com
my questions:
For dudes only? Can chicks live there? what about transgendered?

Narayanan said...

As long as preferred pronoun ==>>> Duuude

Bay Area Guy said...

Outstanding!

policraticus said...

That apartment building really tied the neighborhood together, did it not.

pacwest said...

Nooooooooo.

Qwinn said...

The apartments name is clever. That said... I know what I say now amounts to heresy... but OMG, TBL has to be the most overrated film of all time. I laughed a bit exactly once, right near the beginning (something like "he said I could take any carpet I wanted"), but otherwise every single moment was actively painful for me and my wife until we fell asleep about 2/3 of the way through. I appreciate a good cult film as much as the next guy, but GAH! So frickin awful.

gspencer said...

Where the answer to the question - Mind if I do a J? - is always YES,

https://makeagif.com/gif/mind-if-i-do-a-j-the-big-lebowski-uj8ma5

MadisonMan said...

@Qwinn, total agreement. I have co-workers who start raving about it and I'm just like "Why?" They cannot explain.

stevew said...

In my sphere "Dude" is a decidedly gender neutral term. It is almost as versatile as 'fuck', so many meanings from simple changes in inflection.

As for the movie, loved it the first time I saw it, and every time since. My copy came in and is stored in a bowling ball shaped container.

traditionalguy said...

Must be the French spelling of dud.

Begonia said...

I hope you finally stopped in for some instant ramen at the Asian Midway across the street.

Here's an article in the Cap Times about that funny name.



Guildofcannonballs said...

"Sir, your rent is past due."

"Mark it zero."

"Excuse me sir?"

"You think I'm fucking around here? MARK IT ZERO! MARK IT FUCKING ZERO!"

Guildofcannonballs said...

"You are entering a world of pain ... A world of pain."

walter said...

Point of personal privilege!

Quaestor said...

Must be the French spelling of dud.

No. That's dudé. Pronounced much like bucket and bigboote

wild chicken said...

I think a lot of guys want to be The Dude but don't have the gift.

gadfly said...

Sign me up for a Big Lebowski suite. The Coen brothers would be proud.

Danno said...

These new places must be where the Coasties live. The Sconnies probably still live on Dayton and Mifflin and the many other streets with a poverty level vibe.

Spiros said...

This is ridiculous. The name establishes the tone and image for the building. The developer would have been better off using a random name generator.

madAsHell said...

Lemme guess........aimed at student housing demographic?? A frat house without a pledge period?

madAsHell said...

aimed at THE student housing demographic.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for the link to the old Cap Times article. I'd never heard of this place but was just out for a walk and ran into it. I wish there were more oddball things in this town — mellow, amusing things, I mean.

Quaestor said...

I think a lot of guys want to be The Dude but don't have the gift.

I returned mine last Friday. GF admitted it didn't match my eyes, but blamed the lighting.

Quaestor said...

I'd never heard of this place but was just out for a walk and ran into it.

Did you run into it or walk into it? I once walked into a building and almost broke my nose.

I wish there were more oddball things in this town — mellow, amusing things, I mean.

TDS harshed it up most likely.

walter said...

"I wish there were more oddball things in this town — mellow, amusing things, I mean."
Maybe the new year will bring an uptick.

Bob Loblaw said...

Lemme guess........aimed at student housing demographic?? A frat house without a pledge period?

Seems unlikely. How many people under 35 have even seen the film? My guess is "aimed at the aging hipster demographic."

JAORE said...

Does every room have a missing carpet?

FWIW, my 29 year old son loves this flick. But his taste in writing, music and film covers a WIDE spectrum.

TJM said...

Are the perpetually offended screeching yet?

madAsHell said...

My guess is "aimed at the aging hipster demographic."

Check it out on Google Maps. 902 Drake St., Madison. Respectfully, I don't see any space allocated for the hipster requisite saunas, and hot tubs. The units look fairly small as well.

It's within staggering distance of Camp Randall.

I'll bet my kids could pick Annette Funicello out of a police line-up.