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Fight Club

  1. Things We Saw Today: A Dalek Taking a Stroll at Emerald City Comicon

    Now if only we could get The Beatles in there...

    A Dalek takes a stroll around Seattle during Emerald City Comicon. All it needs is The Beatles walking in front of it to make a sci-fi homage to the Abbey Road album. Photoshop, anyone?

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  2. Sequel Is an Art Show About Those Follow-Up Films We’ll Never See

    No sign of Super Mario Bros. 2.

    My friends, we are never going to see Natalie Portman as a grown hitwoman taking bloody vengeance on the mafia that failed to protect her mentor and guardian the moment he talked about getting out of the game. We're never going to find out what might have happened if the Goblin King returned decades later. And yes, we're probably never going to see a Hellboy III.

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  3. Proposed Title For Chuck Palahniuk’s Next Book: “There Isn’t Enough Entertainment For Men Club”

    And other bad, bad things.

    I feel safe calling Fight Club a "dude book." It can certainly be enjoyed by anyone but it was also clearly targeted at men. And that's perfectly fine. But when author Chuck Palahniuk took part in a Tumblr Q&A recently to promote his new book, he said a few things about what's out there "for the menz" which have us tilting our heads.

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  4. Chuck Palahniuk Finally Shares Details on the Fight Club 2 Comic Book

    Comic. Sequel. Soap.

    Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk is finally dropping details on the Fight Club 2 comic book. Am I asleep? Have I slept? Is this some kind of awesome dream? To test, I want you to hit me as hard as you can.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Seid Ihr Das Essen? Nein, Wir Sind Die Grover!

    Things We Saw Today

    Attack on Titan/Sesame Street mashup art by Olipop, via Neatorama.

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  6. Rejoice, Disillusioned White Dudes! Fight Club’s Getting a Graphic Novel Sequel

    I am Jack's innate sense of cynicism.

    If the Star Wars prequels taught us anything, it's that people love it when their favorite film universes get rebooted with annoying tiny kids in them, right? Of course they do! That's probably why Chuck Palahniuk recently revealed that he'll be returning to his 1996 novel Fight Club to tell the story of Jack and Marla's son -- but from the point of view of Tyler Durden. Yay?

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Mighty Morphin Stormtroopers

    Things We Saw Today

    Man, I bet their Zords are awesome. I bet one of them is a rancor. (Diary of a Deathstarlette)

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  8. Pre-Victorian Silhouette Portraits of Pop Culture Characters

    The strong silhouette is a very important aspect of character design, not just in comics, animation, and film where I'm guessing you could identify most of your favorite characters simply by their profile, but also in videogames, where players need to be able to discern, at a glance, whether that approaching enemy is Horde or Alliance, Spy or Scout, Witch or Tank. We think that's why we're so fascinated with the pop-culture papercut portraits of Olly Moss, especially the ones of live action characters played by humans. These characters have considerably less character design in their making than their drawn and animated counterparts, and yet, as subtle as they are, they are still completely recognizable.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Wolverine With A Baby Bjorn

    Things We Saw Today

    X-Men: The Hangover Edition at I Heart Chaos.

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  10. Silicon Valley Fight Club

    If Tyler Durden was a software engineer instead of a projectionist (or, if Michael Bolton directed his rage towards humans, and not copiers) the Fight Club that we love to pretend to emulate would probably resemble this. According to the Gentlemen's Fighters, there are, surprisingly, no rules. Just two guidelines: "One, do not grapple your friend. And two, do not bring him to tears." Naturally, the geeks spend a fair bit of time whacking at each other with keyboards and dustbusters, and the mele-noobs wear sparing gear.

    “In Silicon Valley we have the highest concentration of aggressive people in the United States. And it's a place where all life has been reduced to working in a cubicle and then after work going out to have a Merlot at the Fromage bar. I'm kind of looking for something a little more primitive, a little more basic, something that appeals to the essential nature of a man."
    They'll be in for quite the fisticuffs once Star Wars Kid gets wind of this. (via The Next Web)

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  11. Geekolinks: 1/9

    The 3DS Has a Japanese Launch Line Up (That Videogame Blog)

    Fight Club... The Musical? (Bleeding Cool)

    US Government Strategy On Preventing Leaks Gets Leaked (Techspot)

    How To Start Watching Doctor Who (Spinoff Online)

    This Man Has A Justin Bieber Tattoo, We Don't Know What Else To Tell You (Stylite)

    A Steampunk Etch-A-Sketch (Bit Rebels)

    The Narrative Philosophy Behind The Cape (Inside TV)

    (pic by Rob Cham, via Laughing Squid.)

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  12. The First Rule Of Ferris Club Is You Do Watch This Trailer

    For those of you who don't know, there was a theory developed in recent years that in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris is merely a figment of Cameron's imagination, designed to help him break out of his reserved shell and actually live a little. The obvious comparison here is to Fight Club, and so the theory has been nicknamed The Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory. Now, it seems unlikely that this is was intended the case, though it holds up surprisingly well with the content of the film. That said, if the initial trailer for Bueller had looked more like this video, then the crackpot idea would be far more than just a theory. Presented with apologies to David Fincher and John Hughes, Ferris Club:

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