Previously we've seen CineFix present seven facts about The Big Lebowski. Here are twenty-one facts about the film from Mental Floss. While two bits of trivia in the CineFix video are discussed here, the reader still comes out nineteen ahead, and even the facts that overlap are expressed differently and expanded upon here. Because when all is said and done, one can never know too much about The Dude, man.
(Warning: Both the Mental Floss writer and the narrator in the CineFix video use the term "F-bomb," and you're far too mature for that. Read with caution.)
17. LEBOWSKI WAS ONCE CITED IN A TEXAS SUPREME COURT DECISION
In 2014, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann cited the movie in a legal decision on a freedom of speech case. Lehrmann noted that it’s common knowledge that prior restraint, or censorship prior to an expression taking place, has been largely rejected by “the Supreme Court, this Court, Texas courts of appeals, legal treatises, and even popular culture." A footnote attached quoted Walter Sobchak's claim that “the Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint.”