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Friday, June 18, 2004
More (up)Chuck at Ain't It Cool News
I may have started what some might call a "shit storm" by breaking the news about the Fight Club musical and a few other things Palahniuk said at his reading on Wednesday night. I wonder if any major media outlets will pick this up.
Earlier today, Ain't It Cool News ran my submission. I consider this a sort of honor since I've been a fan of the site since I found it waaaaaay back in 1997. Click here to see.
At some point, I'll write a big, long thing about all of this but I spent the majority of my shift babbling about Choco Tacos instead. If you follow the link and check out the "talkback" area at the bottom, you'll find posts by readers of the site, which are definitely worth a look.
At first, they discuss the merits of the video game version of Fight Club and which video game consul is better, Playstation or Xbox. Eventually, they make a few cracks about how gay the book is and how incredibly gay the musical will be before arguing who among them is, yep, more gay. Here's my favorite post so far:
"Seriously though, this musical should be tough, hip and modern-day cool -- sort of like that other homo-fest gangster musical Westside Story. 'When you're a Jack, you're a Jack, you're a Jack...' Oh yeah, great stuff. Not!"
How far will my gossiping go? I guess this is what it's like to watch a rumor, in real time, slide from birth through the guts of the media and beyond. I'm not sure how many hits CHUD draws but I remember reading somewhere that Ain't it Cool News can get four million a day. If Howard Stern is talking about the musical on Monday morning, I can die a happy blogger.
So, yeah, several million people may have read about my Father's Day gift. I guess I have to give it to him after all.