March 25, 2004

Protest is now just a backdrop for a Diesel clothing ad in a slick fashion magazine Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk on voting right, not selling out, and the benefits of Demerol.
  • from the link: How sweet! You still believe in death... that's just so... quaint. Well, sorry to pop your death bubble, but there's no such thing. So make the best of things. Does anybody know what he's talking about? I don't get it.
  • I'll vote the way I voted in the last election: For George W Bush. Hey? Do you hear all my friends moaning? Well, they are. It's just my personal theory that change is sudden and fast, not slow and compromising. Our steady parade of meek, liberal candidates (Al Gore, groan!) makes me determined to vote for the devil again and again...
    Wow, the analytical skills on an angsty teen. Maybe he's sold out to his too cool to follow any mainstream thought no matter how rational that thought might be.
  • I was thinking the same thing, CellarFloor. "My second choice would probably be Ralph Nader." What a bozo.
  • I think he's brilliant.
  • "My second choice would probably be Ralph Nader." Makes sense to me, given the criteria he's voiced. Does anybody know what he's talking about? He's telling the querent that it's a stupid question.
  • An online chat on the Guardian website Also, an extract of a new short story by him.
  • Holy sweet mother of fuck, that story was unpleasant. Thanks for the link though, dng.
  • Huh. _I_ liked it. But then, I like Chuck.
  • I like his stuff, but I think its hit or miss most of the time. I just finished Lullaby by Palahniuk, and was thinking what contrast it was between Fight Club and Choke. When I read the sell out question and his response: Why have I sold out? You think I'm supposed to grow old, beating some trite old protest drum that people don't hear anymore? I can only assume that his writing is changing because of thoughts like that, but has he been beating this drum for so long? It hasn't even been a decade yet has it?