An incredibly overrated book/film which, unfortunately, many people mistake as a work of art with great depth, intelligent satire, and important social/political messages. In actuality, it is an incredibly shallow, juvenile attempt at satire. Sort of like Voltaire for kiddies, minus the wit, subtlety, and depth beneath the surface.
Ironically enough, its leagues of (teenaged) fans often make the mistake of thinking that quoting Tyler Durden makes them special -- when one of the wannabe-nihilistic messages of the film is that "nobody is special".
Drooling Idiot: Dude, I just watched this movie called Fight Club, and it was totally awesome! Tyler Durden is so badass, and I love quoting him because it makes me feel special and original when people don't know what I'm talking about. Also, when people respond to it positively, often with another stupid Tyler Durden quote, I feel as though I can finally make a friend. Of course, Fight Club is horribly shallow, juvenile, and devoid of any real political or social meaning, but I'll try to justify liking it by talking about its so-called "anti-consumerist" message.
Educated Person: I love how you say Fight Club is anti-consumerist, when it's a very popular book with millions of copies printed, and was later adapted into a movie with a budget of over sixty million dollars and starring famous actors like Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Drooling Idiot: Yeah? Well, uh, you just don't get it! You're too dumb to understand the genius of Fight Club!
A large man in a red suit who hates Jews and all other non-Christians. Santa Clause is a rampant consumerist and breaks into houses for milk and cookies.
That fat-fucker Santa Clause didn't leave me any presents because he is intolerant.
The kind of label Gen Xers are supposed to reject.
Some folks who grew up during the eighties, survived, surprisingly, even Wham!, and who at least initially weren't quite as thrilled at the prospect of becoming wage slaves and didn't dream quite as much of a life in the 'burbs as they had been expected to.
In reality nothing close to a majority of a whole generation or even age cohort ever had any resemblance to the stereotype. Wham! still sold a lot of records. Then came underwear with ostentatiously displayed brand name, and heroin chic in tow, so pervading a trend it's not necessary to mention the name of the brand and effects of the anorexic plague are still with us. So much for “generation”, “market savvy”, “anti-consumerist” and "anti-materialistic" at least as far as a whole generation is concerned.
Oh man, that Generation X rubbish again...
Banksy is a pseudonym for a British street artist which uses street art as a form of political and social activism. He has a distinctive style in street art to create satirical art pieces. He is best known for his unique stenciling, however quite often he will make pieces of art which range from sculptures to YouTube videos intended to expose the truth about events and situations occurring in our present society.more...
Recently, he has become widely known for his art pieces and some of his works have been sold at public auctions for thousands of dollars. However, he demonstrates that his art was not for this intended purpose in his satirical film, "Exit Through The Gift Shop". he demonstrates that anyone can make art. However, it is the visual message which art sends which signifies its importance, a message which many people seem to neglect.
Many people in the underground art scene and elsewhere criticize him for being a 'sellout' where it is believed that his art is purposely brought into mainstream media for his anti-consumerist, anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian and anti-war messages for money. However, this is not true as Banksy still remains true to his style, technique and his political and social themes. The only difference now is that he is a widely successful and acclaimed street artist. Some street artists which criticize Banksy still wish to achieve the same success as his and present him as a sellout out of possible jealousy for his achievements.
Environmentally and socially conscious political conservative. This term was coined by National Review columnist Rod Dreher, and appears in his book, "Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers and their diverse crowd of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party)."
"'Ewww, that's so lefty,' Dreher's editor at his old National Review job sneered when Dreher said he was picking up some locally grown organic produce. And what's with the sandals I'm wearing, he then thought; am I going liberal? Not a bit, he concluded, though if associating with liberals could help him have healthy, flavorful food and a beautiful, durable home; be involved in his children's education; protect and nurture the environment and other species; and live with religious integrity, then associate, befriend, and work with liberals he would. That made him a crunchy conservative . . ."
A multi-national corporation with sales based solely on food, specificaly: burgers and fries, although more recent expansions have included salads and wraps. (there was also a short stint where pizza was available)
It is related to images of unhealth, laziness, and a lack of social responsibility. McDonalds stands as a representative symbol for one extreme of a dichotomized world: consumerist capitalism vs. anti-establishment non-consumerism. McDonald is inextricably linked to the united states and wesern culture.
Mc means "son if" in old gaelic - i.e. Mclean means 'son of clean'. and McDonald means 'son of donald' as in son of Donald Rumsfield. And, yes, He's a clown just like his father.
1.prof. Markus Johnson the millionaire owns stocks and eats at McDonald regularly, while juan cannot afford nor owns any stock in McDonalds.
Secondary leader of the brutal Marxist revolution along side with Fidel Castro in Cuba, Che is also known for being a Marxist revolutionary throughout Latin America. Che is even made into a key character in the musical "Evita" about Argentinian politics and corruption. Sharing the same opinion as Castro, Che wished to spread communism throughout South America. Che justified the killings of capitalists and other innocent human beings as part of Karl Marx's "dialectic process" of progression into utopian Marxism. Ultimately, Che was a key factor in the destabilization of Latin American governments, and is one of the quintessential causes of prolonged Latin American poverty and widespread death. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro stand on the podium alongside other mass murderers and subversionists in history as evil human beings responsible for destroying the potentials of once great nations.
Che Guevara is the man that Hot Topic puts on its shirts, however little consumerist "anti-society" children don't know that Che probably would have tried to kill them if he was alive today