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Monday, June 28, 2004
Update: anatomy of an internet rumor
Wednesday, June 16th: I attend a Chuck Palahniuk reading at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland. There, the author reveals that Fight Club may one day become a Broadway musical.
Thursday, June 17th: I write up a quick blurb and send it off to various movie rumor sites.
Friday, June 18th: Ain't It Cool News and CHUD both print the blurb.
Tuesday, June 22nd: Yahoo News and Playbill both pick up the story. Palahniuk confirms the news at a reading in Eugene. Tim Dreier, editor of the Oregon Commentator, is there. He clubs a stuffed seal doll. Palahniuk tells him to stop.
Friday, June 25th: A comic on Vh1's Best Week Ever makes a few quips about the proposed musical and suggests a few song titles. I haven't seen it but Nate, of Flirting With Coherence, has.
Where, oh where, will the rumor travel from here?