What does it mean? (Was: Re: [thechat] Bowling tips)

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Tue Nov 12 04:56:00 CST 2002

Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:
> From: "William Anderson"
> To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: November 11, 2002, Monday 1:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [thechat] Bowling tips
> > oh, and don't fuck with the jesus :)
> I have been reading sentences like the above one in TheChat posts and I
> mostly ignore them. I think most of them are part of slang language
> (correct me if I am wrong). I often don't bother myself by inquiring
> about the hidden meanings behind such sentences and phrases.
> However, above sentence is tempting me to ask:
> What does it mean?

It's a quote from The Big Lebowski, cited a post earlier by David Wagner,
and is a superb bowling movie, amongst other things, and not many movies can
carry that label.

And in checking the movie again, I find it's a mis-quote on my part.

Context: The Dude (the main character, played by Jeff Bridges), is bowling
in a league game with his two friends (Walter and Donny, played by John
Goodman and Steve Buscemi respectively), against Jesus Quintana (played by
John Turturro, named as in the Hispanic usage of the name) and his bowling

Walter has a gun with him at the bowling alley, and Jesus gets a bit irate
about it.

Jesus: "Let me tell you something, pendejo, you pull any of your crazy
        shit with us, you flash your piece out on the lanes, I'll take
        it away from you and stick it up your ass and pull the f---ing
        trigger 'till it goes click!"
 Dude: "Jesus!"
Jesus: "You said it man.  Nobody f---s with the Jesus."

Simple, huh?

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