October 11, 2003


'I have come to the conclusion, after a long period of arduous research, that other people, that is, everyone other than me, must spend most of their domestic time clearing up and cleaning their houses. Either that, or they cleared up once and then they never did anything.' - Crumbling Loaf (permalinx screwed, so can't link directly to the post; scroll down, it's the September 11th entry).


It struck me that one of the most subversive things about Fight Club was that it showed: a dirty house. Something one almost never sees on TV: no matter how supposedly 'gritty' the drama, everyone's house is not only sparklingly clean, it is also disturbingly tidy. Lack of cleanliness is so socially unacceptable it's not even representable .

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