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Chuck reading Guts.. [18 Apr 2010|05:17pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Does anyone know where I can find a video (or sound recording) of Chuck reading all of Guts? Everything coming up on YouTube has partial readings, but nothing from beginning to end. It's for educational purposes. :)

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[05 Dec 2009|01:29pm]


Fight Club "I am Jack's.."
One Inch Buttons

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thoughts? [18 May 2009|10:45pm]

I am only about 1/3rd of the way through with Pygmy, but I definitely don’t hate it. More & more I’m actually loving it. Granted it’s a tough read, but that’s exactly what makes it so refreshingly Palahniuk; it is so stomach-churning, so witty and disgusting and “omgnohedidNOT!” The fact that the reader must take the time and decode the language in order to reach the Palahniuk-esquities is actually my favorite part, it’s as if he finally woke up to the fact that he’s become “mainstream” and instead of cranking out those half-hearted, quick-fix, transparent reads to appease the masses (ahem, Snuff) he’s decided to go the opposite route. For the first time in 3 years, I feel like he isn’t writing to be a crowd pleaser, to inspire the next blockbuster or to even be a bestseller (even though Pygmy is still #3, despite the endless complaints).

In short, I consider Pygmy to be both his gift to loyal fans and a slap in the face to the bandwagoners (in fact, it’s probably safe to say that one begets the other). Sure, it’s different, but underneath it all is totally a Palahniuk book in it’s rawest form..And so the real question is: how hard are you willing to work to get to the chewy center?
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This reminded me of Fight Club; [03 Feb 2009|01:48pm]

[ mood | amused ]


Porn airs during Super Bowl

(CNN) -- Super Bowl fans in Tucson, Arizona, caught a different kind of show during Sunday's big game.

Just as Cardinals' superstar Larry Fitzgerald watched himself sprint into the end zone on the stadium's Jumbotron during Sunday's Super Bowl, 10 seconds of eye-popping pornographic imagery "flashed" across the screens of those watching at home.

"We are mortified by last evening's Super Bowl interruption, and deeply apologize to our customers for the inappropriate programming," Comcast Cable said in a written statement.

"Our initial investigation suggests this was an isolated malicious act," the statement added.

Comcast, and several local television stations that carried the signal, say they are currently investigating what caused the interruption.

"It appears this material was only viewed by some Comcast customers," local Tucson television station KVOA-TV said in a written statement.

Television station KVOA added "when the NBC feed of the Super Bowl was transmitted from KVOA to local cable providers and through over-the-air antennas, there was no pornographic material," KVOA President and General Manager Gary Nielsen said in a separate statement.

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A little quote help [02 Oct 2008|04:30pm]

I'm writing a paper about the use of anabolic steroid and I recall a quote from Stranger then Fiction in which he talks about using steroids was like an arms race between science and legislation- as sport organizations tested for more and more drugs, the users just found new drugs that weren't yet detected. In the same story he says something about how a part of sports became how technology increased the human potential.
I'd really like to use these quotes but I don't have the book here. I was curious if anyone knew the excepts I was talking about.
Thanks in advance, and if no one wants to help that's okay too. I recognize that it's a little annoying to get these sorts of of posts from lazy fans.
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Clark Gregg, Director of Choke [02 Oct 2008|05:00am]


Taking one of America's most beloved novels in Choke and turning it into a ninety minutes movie was definitely a risk.  However, for veteran filmmaker Clark Gregg, it was something that had to be done.  Luckily, Gregg did an amazing job with the film, creating a great story with great characters, and really showing what the book has to offer.

Check out my interview HERE.
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[30 Sep 2008|12:31pm]

For those who have seen the movie.

Don't click if you don't want to be spoiled!

random question..Collapse )
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review of CHOKE [27 Sep 2008|10:56pm]

"I can order dinner, but - "

The above is a line I found funny in
- but I can't tell you why I thought
it funny out of context right now.
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I hope this gives you some idea of it
without spoiling it - I wouldn't give it
a thumbs down but it is hard to recommend
to most people I know because of the sex
and nudity.
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[27 Sep 2008|12:50am]

So I saw Choke, the movie.

I gotta say, it was pretty awesome.

I mean, I'm not going to talk about it on here. But, I watched it with an open mind, ya know, and still enjoyed the heck out of it.

Anyone else like it? :D

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[26 Sep 2008|03:28pm]


I'm not sure how widespread the release is, but I'm freaking pumped! How about you?

If you haven't seen the trailer, you can watch it here.
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Chuck's Books Available to Download!! [18 Jun 2008|06:36pm]

[ mood | thankful ]

Hey guys!!

Chuck's Invisible Monsters was just picked by LOGO as a Best Summer Listen.  The list has a bunch of other cool books and we can download best-selling gay & lesbian audiobooks straight to our iPod from this site - http://www.audible.com/logo. Check it out!


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Snuff tour -- Ann Arbor, Michigan [04 Jun 2008|11:51pm]

Borders has some video clips up from his stop in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Continuous theme... subtle spoilers? [26 May 2008|12:04am]

Maybe I'm just reading too much into it, but has anyone noticed how almost every one of Chuck's books has a strong tie to parents? It seems like a general subject to link every book to until you think about it...

Fight Club- The obvious by-product of a dysfuntional childhood and lack of a parental influence. "Our fathers were our models for God. If our fathers bailed..."
Lullaby- Oyster literally calling them 'Mom and Dad' and the narrator liking the idea of it.
Diary- The in-law angle. That ever so stereotypical yet painful interaction between her and the mother-in-law magnified by the guilt of her husband being in the coma leaving her to deal with Grace, alone.
Choke- Largely revolving around him visiting and taking care of his mother. And the convoluted storyline of his conception relating to Jesus.
Survivor- The cult. Like Fight Club, shows the complete lack of parental influence. Although throwing in the ongoing involvement of the brother makes the appearance of a 'family situation' plausible.
Invisible Monsters- The parents are tied in here and there and, as with Survivor, it ties in the family feel with the constant involvement of a sibling.
Rant- Won't say much about this. But if you've read it: you already know.
Haunted- Not a strong pull in the parental direction but very much of a lineage. I felt Mr. Whittier was the grandfather figure to everyone and the group, as time went on, formed somewhat of an extended family.
Snuff- Well, you know. And if you don't, go read it.

It's been a while since I've read some of these so forgive me if some of the details are skewed or missing but it's as I remember it.
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what! [x-posted] [23 May 2008|10:04am]

Snuff has been out for 3 days now, and no one here has said a word about it?! Did anyone else get (or pre-order it like this nerd did) ??????

I am not even halfway thru it yet, because between work, school, the gym, and stuff like eating and toileting myself I have a schedule more packed than a soccer mom's... but I am trying.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller??

PS Choke's movie release date = 9/26/08.
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Author Report Help [01 Mar 2008|06:46pm]

 So for my English class we have to do and Author/Novel report and I chose Chuck and "Rant". We are supposed to provide excerpts from this and other works. What I would like is if you would tell me some of your favorite qoutes and/or sections from any of his books (or essays or interviews, etc) that you think best summarize his style of writing, themes, outlook on life, influences, etc. Or things that people reacted to very strongly. I need ones that are mostly from Rant or Fight Club, but other books are ok too. If you want to type out the whole thing, feel free, but page numbers are nice and preferred.
Thank you for the help!
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what would tyler durden do [17 Jan 2008|12:55am]

Scenario #1
TD wins presidential elections in Ukraine (2009)
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SIGNED COPY OF FIGHT CLUB [20 Dec 2007|12:41pm]

If anyone is interested in bidding on a signed copy on Fight Club, I'm selling one on Ebay.

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Anyone Know??? [15 Dec 2007|02:08pm]

When Snuff is going to come out?
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