Fight Club Ideals
I know I’ve gotta stay positive and talk about shite I like, but today I wanted to interlock my love for the flick Fight Club with my hate for getting involved with everything Fight Club ideology criticizes. I’ve written a post before about how I enjoy blogging, and I do, but the fact is I really hate that I got into this whole technological wave of bullshite. I recall sitting there in front of my laptop deciding which shade of white my blog’s background color should be. I can’t believe that I was actually putting time into deciding which fucking white I wanted to use. Who cares if my background is eggshelled white or toilet paper white, it’s all going down. Just like the egg will get smashed to bits and the toilet paper shat on, technology is what will be responsible for our demise. I’m able to create a fully functional social blog and run a forum and create and edit and upload videos to The Shite Show, but if you drop me somewhere in the Amazon Rainforest, I wouldn’t be able to survive over a day.
Generation of Useless Knowledge
Just like in one of Fight Club’s messages, “We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.” So “Fuck Martha Stuart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man.” On some days I feel like breaking away from all of these useless routine chores that I have for myself and just move away. Drop out, quit work, take all of my savings and just move away like the guy from Into the Wild. Well maybe not exactly like him, but really make a drastic change in my life. Maybe even move to Cuba, which is basically recession proof due to their anti-globalized economy, and live off my savings for a few years doing what’s important to me. Stop running this rat race trying to get to the top of the corporate latter where I’ll probably get stuck somewhere in between working an office job 9-5. Fuck that for a laugh. But everything is sort of pre-determined already. I never went to those fly private schools and instead of getting connected with kids whose parents run shite, I chilled with people who are either in jail, on their way to jail, or dropped out and never went to college and are working shite jobs.
It is what it is
Well enough with the complaining! I’m gonna mention a bit more about Fight Club. I was watching it again the other day and it’s honestly one of the greatest films out there. It’s sad that people need something like an underground fight club to basically keep themselves sane. The more civilized we get, the more laws implemented, the more restrictions established, the better technology we invent, the more we end up fucking ourselves over. In the end we all want happiness, but “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.”