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PostSubject: FIGHT CLUBS   Wed May 20, 2009 1:20 am

Chuck Palahniuk has been my favorite author for a few years now. I have prodded people into reading his stuff as much as I can. His shite is tight and I like 95% of his books (Lullaby and Snuff were kinda shitty).

Fight Club was published in 1996. The movie came out in 1999. Both times there were massive outbreaks of fight clubs popping up through out the country. Understandable seeing as how badass Fight Club is and getting Brad Pitt and Edward Norton to headline the movie.

Skip to 2009.

We know the new generation is reluctant to look at the generations that came before it. However there are an alarming number of fight clubs once again popping up country wide. So WTF? I have to let my teenie bopper part timers borrow movies like Dazed and Confused, Porkeys, Animal House, and even such trite as Super Troopers. So why now the big intrest in Fight Club? There is a month long waiting list to check this book out at LHS.

Not that I am upset by it at all, but why has a Chuck Palahniuk book (Pygmy) hit on the top 10 of the N.Y. times best sellers list?
The only reason I can think of is the older sibling syndrome but that still doesn't explain why I see LFC (Lebanon Fight Club) bumper stickers or why Fight Club or any other book by Chuck is in a public school library esp when the BIBLE is not allowed.

I personally am not a big reader/beliver in books where there are an unknown amount of chapters left out, such as the Bible. I can not put my faith into to something that is incomplete but I do not agree with putting books(as much as I love Chuck's work) like Fight Club, Choke, Snuff(about a porn stars record), or any other book Chuck or anyone else in his category has published into a pre college school of any kind.

I just overall don't get why it has once again become popular to beat the shite out of each other. I love to see the heathens reading instead of killing. I just don't think they have figured out what the book/movie is actually about. Disturbing to say the least.

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PostSubject: Re: FIGHT CLUBS   Mon May 25, 2009 10:42 am

To them it is just a cool book, and as you said, Norton and Pitt helped propel it to the top of many people's favorite movie of all time.

I've always thought that the book was inspired by Dave Ramsey. "You buy a bunch of stuff you don't need to impress people you don't like." That's straight out of Dave's show.

I disagree at generations being reluctant to follow the previous generations. Each generation is becoming less and less original. Go in to a Hot Topic, what do you see - Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne t-shirts. Turn on the buzz, AC/DC and Ozzy. Popped collars? Straight from the 80's. When we were in high school, Lenny Kravitz brought back the 70's. Bell Bottom's were back in style. In the 80's, people were dressing like James Dean.

I fear that my son will wear the clothes that I wore in the 90's. *shudder*

Fight Club, while I think everyone should read, or watch the movie, should NOT be in a high school library, the kids just aren't mature enough to comprehend it. A better alternative would be The Chocolate War.

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PostSubject: Re: FIGHT CLUBS   Mon May 25, 2009 7:35 pm

I somewhat disagree to your disagree. Fashion is on a 10 to 15 year cycle. Music generates fashion. Chuck Taylor converse were not cool when I was in elementry school but in high school thay made a come back. They went out again and now are more popular than ever, thanks to pop bands, skater nation, and Snoop Dogg.
Motley Crue, Ozzy, AC/DC, Metallica, Green Day, The Who, The Rolling Stones etc.... are still making music, or touring, or making a reality tv show. Therefore they are still relevant, so the vampire store still carries as much as they can by them.

I get what your getting at Allen, but I still believe that there is a huge generation gap. I went back as old school as I could in music and movies. I listen to anything from dixie big band to 20's swing to silent movies with Charlie Chaplin. Most don't go beyond the cartoon year they grew up with. Someone graduating this year should have watched Porky's without being told it kicked ass just like I watched The Graduate, Casablanca, On the Waterfront......

Start thinking of the 20 movies you would watch if you if you were dying and thats all you could do. No good byes, no I love yous, no sex, no food, only allowed enough time to watch you favorite 20 movies.

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PostSubject: Re: FIGHT CLUBS   Mon May 25, 2009 8:04 pm

I will cede that there are a few in every generation that carry foward the past.
Allen, how many Beatles songs did you know before you met me? How many Beatles songs does your son know because of you? When I met you, you were all Nirvana, White Zombie, and NIN.

Granted I learned to love the same bands you did but MTV and at the time 103 kdf played a hell of alot more Metallica than The Turtles and I know you and many others didn't listen to 96.3

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