Thank you once again, Internet, for reminding us how old we’ve all become. Half of my lifetime ago — 15 years — Fight Club opened in theaters back in October of 1999. As we now anxiously await the October premiere of David Fincher’s next cinematic gem, Gone Girl, our friends over at CineFix put together this video featuring 7 things you probably didn’t know about Fight Club. Even though the first rule of Fight Club is — let’s all finally quit with the breaking the rules of Fight Club joke, that horse has been beaten worse than Jared Leto’s character’s face.
My favorite little factoid about Fight Club not mentioned within the video is the placement of Starbucks cups all throughout each scene of the film. Back in 1999, all of today’s white girls were playing with their Tamagotchis and collecting Beanie Babies as opposed to uploading pictures of their Starbucks cups to Instagram. Back in the Y2K era, Starbucks had its stranglehold on corporate America, something someone like Tyler Durden would love point out and rebel against — and possibly blow up.
Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned – Tyler.
That last quote too, I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself…
By: Pat Hanavan