We watched The Big Lebowski on Sunday night. I’d already sampled it so heavily that I knew the general plotline and many of the best gags, but I’d never watched it all the way through. And certainly not with such a Dude devote as Carl. It was great! I would have never known the back story behind the oft-repeated line, “Shut up, Donny!” It was precipitated from the earlier Coen brother’s movie, Fargo. In that movie, the actor, Steve Buscemi, did way too much talking, in the humble opinion of both directors, both producers and both writers. That triple threat gives the Coen brothers almost godlike power that they will gleefully exercise, “Shut up, Donny!” Eerily the next morning, Carl started to get repeated phone calls from California. My refrain should have been, “Hey Dude, your phone is ringing.” So, what does the Dude have to do with women crewing? Well, they both happened on the same day. Only, the rowing occurred with way less swearing or so I hope.