Friday, December 21, 2012

Hey Dude, Sup?

Dude Motel, West Yellowstone, Montana

Hey dude, sup?

This sign in West Yellowstone, MT is a classic. Part neon and part plastic, the colors ring out yellow red and blue.

The term dude, first used in the late 19th century, referred to a meticulously-dressed guy.

In the late 1950s it became associated with the wild West when Dean Martin played John Wayne's drunk sidekick.

The modern meaning came about with the film Easy Rider when Peter Fonda's character "Wyatt" defined it as "a nice guy" or something similar.

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