...And its ending one minute at a time...
Probably not the best thing to see if you've landed on the homepage, but I hope it sets the tone. If you read those words but heard them in Tyler Durden's voice...can we be friends?
By far one of the most influential movies I've ever come across, this movie literally gave me hope for the adult world I would soon inherit: working in some middle management position as a corporate drone, getting married at a certain age, owning a home and living out the rest of my days filling the role of what society expects...(boy...was I a little off...)
Just to make sure I am driving this point home...
The world seemed very dull and off and while I would converse about this impending existential crisis with my friends, we'd only walk away knowing that we were all doomed to lead a life of drudgery. It wasn't until one night in the back of my pickup truck that a friend stopped me in mid-conversation and asked:
"you ever see Fight Club?"
To which I replied "no." I remembered the previews to be very misleading. At the time, to me anyway, Brad Pitt was typecast as the heartthrob from Joe Black, and I had no interest seeing this wannabe tough guy (was I one to talk back then) parade around shirtless talking about fighting and what not. Couldn't take it seriously.
However, to my friend's ever-keen ear, he said: "we need to watch it, right now" and so we did.
I was blown away. Every idea, every concept, every frustratingly disappointing sensation of depression was interpreted brilliantly by Edward Norton and I was hooked. The dialogue between he and Tyler was sheer poetry and I was hooked on every word. I'll list a few resonating quotes as my words will not do them justice:
"The things you own end up owning you." - God isn't this the truth now.
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything." - Preach.
"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world." - I struggle with this to this day.
"Tyler Durden: My dad never went to college, so it was real important that I go.
Narrator: Sounds familiar.
Tyler Durden: So I graduate, I call him up long distance, I say "Dad, now what?" He says, "Get a job."
Narrator: Same here.
Tyler Durden: Now I'm 25, make my yearly call again. I say Dad, "Now what?" He says, "I don't know, get married." - Is there a real purpose to this?
Lastly (cause I can just list the entire movie):
"Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. 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."
I. Can't. Even with that last one.
If you've not seen this movie, I highly, highly recommend doing so.
Point is, this website is a reflection of my attitude regarding the fact that my life is ending one minute at a time. Nothing is guaranteed and in that, I've finally decided to pursue my interests. There is no better time than now, and I'm going to go straight for it. Whatever it may be and "let the chips fall where they may."
I strongly advise you to do the same. If you take anything away from this site, its that whatever it is you're after, go for it.
I'll even help you.
Lastly, wouldn't it be cool if some of the greatest Fight Club quotes were put together through a song with a sick beat? What if I told you, they were? You're welcome: