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This past election season saw the whole darn human comedy keep perpetuating itself, and Trump's inauguration as President of the United States on Friday opened the barely contained floods of emotions once again, climaxing in Women's Marches all over the globe in protest. Amongst the millions of Americans who took to the streets in solidarity were some A-list celebs who were spotted expressing their opinion at their local marches — including Donny (a.k.a. Steve Buscemi) himself from cult classic The Big Lebowski in Washington DC.

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While rolling on Shabbos, legendary actor Steve Buscemi was photographed next to a sign with one of the most quoted lines about his character — "Shut the fuck up, Donny, you're out of your element" — although in this case Walter Sobchak's (John Goodman) ridicule was being hurled at new Threat in Chief Donald "Donny" ("The Donald" if you're into the whole brevity thing) Trump. As you can see, Buscemi is loving this poster more than the Dude loves a White Russian and a J on a Sunday morning:

Relive the iconic clip below:

Anthony Breznican (from the above tweet) wasn't the only Big Lebowski connoisseur to say that this aggression will not stand, man. Here's another Women's March protester at the DC March with a similar sign. She even went the extra mile and drew Walter's face on it!

[Credit: Carol Hoshall]
[Credit: Carol Hoshall]

Buscemi isn't the only cast member from The Big Lebowski to be seriously digging the opposition's style. Back in December 2016, John Goodman proved he's no nihilist with a reiteration of the same line directed at Trump in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. (Check it out at 6:37):

While this might just be, like, their opinion, man, it sure is good to see Walter and Donny out there abiding. I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that.

What's your favorite repurposed Big Lebowski quote?


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