But the good news is, there are quite a few perks to having the Dude around. Just one example: I came home to discover he "fixed" the back of my remote so the batteries don't fall out. I recognize I could have done this myself, but honestly? It didn't occur to me in the six months since the back broke off, so it probably wasn't going to occur to me ever. Besides, it's not like I had any red electrical tape just laying around.