Tag: <span>Fight Club</span>

Lyle “tagged” me – what is with that anyway, so very American is it not? “Tag you’re it” I played TIG when I was a child, tee eye gee TIG! – so you get the joy of another meme. I have a love hate relationship with this. Love them cause the good ones can be quite interesting, hate them because they make me think..

The total number of DVDs, videos, and films I own.
Videos is around the 300 mark I think. DVDs (checks list) are at 112, although not all of them are bought – the joys of having a DVD recorder and Sky Movies!

The last film I bought.
Was… hmmm well I recently bought three for Louise’s birthday but I won’t count those… which would make the last film I bought… er… gosh I don’t recall it’s been so long. The Pianist? Honestly don’t remember, hardly buy any these days.

The last film I watched.
Revenge of the Sith – although if I don’t post this until later it’ll be Sin City. Ohh no that’s a lie, watched About Schmidt during the week.

My favourite five films of all time, ever.
Impossible and daft this kind of thing, a top 10 or 20 would be far more representative.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Rear Window
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. Sleuth
  5. The Usual Suspects

Just missing off that list are Memento, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, The Godfather, 12 Angry Men, North by Northwest, The Third Man, Fight Club, American Beauty, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, African Queen… etc etc…

Tag (tig!!) three people and have them blog this.
pixeldiva – to see which movies are best “to knit to”.
Hydragenic – to see if Forrest Gump really IS his favourite movie.
diamond geezer – because you just know he’ll do something clever with this.


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Awful news over at Fuddland although I’m sure that statistically he was one of many that got mugged on Saturday night (on re-reading this sentence, it may sound like I’m belittling what David went through, I’m not). Stick that in your election fever “we’ll have more police on the streets” pipe and smoke it.

I’ve never been mugged (touches wood several times) but I have been, to use the local parlance, “jumped”. When I was 16, on a lovely summer’s evening on the banks of the River Leven.

Personal Musings

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In the midst of this movie the core message is delivered by the central character (or central character once removed if you like):

God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.

It’s something that stuck a chord with me the first time I heard it, and since then I’ve been pondering how to counter it? Is this outlook purely a state of mind, and if so why is it so easy to agree with and so common amongst others.

Or is it just me? the consequence of my current workload? or is it a simplistic general statement that was written to appeal to the many.

And these are the things that I am sitting here pondering at 1.22 am on a Saturday, a few beers to the good… so enough of this nonsense and to bed.

Tomorrow (later today) ponderings on why you’d want to run 26 miles, 385 yards.

Some interesting points of view are cropping up in the comment box so I’ll leave this post up top for today.

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Just came across an excellent posting detailing how Calvin and Hobbes inspired Fight Club (via izb).

Now you will need to have a passing knowledge of Calvin and Hobbes, and Fight Club to make sense of this, but it does make some sense… sort of… if you look at it the right way (standing on one leg with the wind blowing from the south-east).

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First it was Carey, and this morning I heard two guys in the gym chatting about it. Has it just been re-issued or something? Have I been in a timewarp?

Guy 1: “Yeah watched it again, actually looks like a fun way to workout”[laughs]
Guy 2 (said seriously): “Do you think so? I don’t think they’d run a class on it here though, do you?”
Guy 1: “Nah probably not, probably be some legal reason or something that they’d use to say no”
Guy 2: “Yeah. [pause] Of course we could set something up ourselves..”
Guy 1: “Yeah we could, but we’d have to get the philosophy right.”
Guy 2 (laughing his head off): “Yeah, philosophise this!!” [punchs other guy on the arm]

[cue neanderthal chortling]

I should point out that I a member of a very nice gym, populated, on the whole, by young and middle aged professionals.

I should also point out that this conversation freaked me out a bit, and I half expected to see the two aforementioned gentlemen ‘having at it’ in the car park when I left the building.

It’s a bloody good film though..

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Tidy, neat and organised. Took some time away from this wretched machine to do a bit of tidying up. You know the type of thing, the stuff you keep saying you’ll do but never actually get around to, well we’ve done it. Mind you my desk could do with a clear out, I currently have an ambulance on standby in case the paper tower sitting next to me should topple.

Think we are going to watch a video tonight (no DVD in this house..yet). What to watch? Fight Club? Mary Poppins? Indiana Jones trilogy? Hmmmm what else did we get for Xmas?

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