Friday, July 17, 2009

A Proposed Moratorium

When a seventeen-year-old does something idiotic that mimics something (likewise idiotic) he saw in a movie, such as bombing a Starbucks like "Project Mayhem" did in Fight Club to dubious effect, the media shouldn't be allowed to say he was "inspired" to do the deed by said movie. "Inspiration" is what happens to inventors, artists, innovators. "Wildly missing the point of Fight Club" is what happened to this dude.

Anyway, if the poor, stupid bro really wanted to pay homage, or whatever, to "Project Mayhem" and Fight Club, he should have bombed a large piece of "corporate art" in a manner calculated to incidentally destroy a Starbucks. And then he should have gotten shot in the back of the head.

(I want to weep like Cornelius every time I have to type "Starbucks" without an apostrophe.)His name is Robert Paulson. His name is Robert Paulson. His name ...

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