If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by blenehassett » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:51 pm

I would slap it together but am across the pond and would rather show up and drink. Hell, there is even a biannual convention for The Prisioner in Wales,...
May one or more of my fellow fans take this idea and run amok across the lake district with it.
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by crooked » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:35 am

The problem is that the Lake District is up north and it is grim up north so no one will go there.
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by blenehassett » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:39 am

"It's Grim Up North", starring Sir Norbert Smith?

Well, then, do it in London,...
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:04 am

This is nothing personal towards you (and I'm sure the following description does not fit you) but there are few things I would hate more than meeting up for a weekend with plenty of Withnail fans, most of whom I had never met before, and with whom my only connection would be the love of the film. It would be squirm-inducing, as the more drink that would be consumed, the louder the volume of the quotes would be shouted at you by complete tossers. Imagine thrashing around the locations with some over enthusiastic p*ssed-up pr*t, who won't leave your side, saying: 'So what's your favourite quote then?' That's not to mention the costume wearers.

No, it all sounds like a sci-fi fest. And I don't think 'Withnail' is the sort of film for a festival. I think it attracts the more thoughtful type -- the sort of person that has other interests beyond the film.

As I said to the guys on here with whom I did eventually brave meeting up with*:

"We may be geeks - but at least wer'e not 'Star Wars' geeks."

*after I did online personality vetting.
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by crooked » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:48 pm

My favourite Star Wars character is Dr Spock.
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by McFuck » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:35 pm

I would prefer a small gathering in a pub to a big convention-type thing any day, and I'm a trekkie. :oops:
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by HE Bates » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:37 pm

crooked wrote:My favourite Star Wars character is Dr Spock.


Mine is that blond replicant.

Anyhoo, and what's to compare in any case between Withnail and the dude? Sure, Lebowski is a good and funny film, but, here's the thing, when the movie came out, I had to contend with ignoramuses who raved about it but had never even heard of Withnail. Withnail & I is a far superior film than Lebowski, and I'm share Purveyor's anti-Withnail fest sentiments. And I'm not even drunk... yet.
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:57 pm

It may look like I am 'having a pop' at our newcomer. Believe me, I am not. I am sure his/her fest would set out with good intentions. I just find these things are spoiled by people!
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by The Purveyor » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:59 pm

"I would prefer a small gathering in a pub..."

You've had the chance many a'time. Oh how you've had the chance.
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail fest

PostPosted by McFuck » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:59 pm

here (hare) here :wine: :thumbup:
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Re: If there is a Lebowski Fest, why isn't there a Withnail

PostPosted by Drugaddled » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:14 pm

I think it's a good idea, but we are all such moody, bleak fuckers that if anyone turned up it would all end in tears!
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