During rehearsals, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton found out that they both hated the new Volkswagen Beetle with a passion, and for the scene where Tyler and The Narrator are hitting cars with baseball bats, Pitt and Norton insisted that one of the cars be a Beetle. As Norton explains on the DVD commentary, he hates the car because the Beetle was one of the primary symbols of 60s youth culture and freedom. However, the youth of the 60s had become the corporate bosses of the 90s, and had repackaged the symbol of their own youth, selling it to the youth of another generation as if it didn’t mean anything. Both Norton and Pitt felt that this kind of corporate selling out was exactly what the film was railing against, hence the inclusion of the car; “It’s a perfect example of the Baby Boomer generation marketing its youth culture to us. As if our happiness is going to come by buying the symbol of their youth movement, even with the little flower holder in the plastic molding. It’s appalling to me. I hate it.”
Night Guard sketch. These specialized guards must adorn not only a lantern but bells on their capes and reigns to prevent sleepless citizens from mistaking them with actual wild giant bats.
Practice for #inktober .
Seeing as it’s the last day of September, this seems appropriate.
A poster per day - day 74
T-shirts or something.
There’s a great series of terrifying short stories on Reddit’s /nosleep/ subreddit, all written by someone who goes by the name of Bloodworth. If you’re a massive fan of creepypasta like me, you miiiight want to give it a look. It’s a nice, long, mesmerizing read, and I…
Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki
Lemuun and Sama: Origins
Coming February 30th