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Chuck Palahniuk Reading ‘Fight Club 4 Kids’ Is Pretty Hardcore

Fight Club For Kids

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There’s a growing trend in the entertainment industry. It’s a trend that seeks to reintroduce classic films and properties to whole new generations. Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk recognizes this. With his fan base growing older and, well, dying off, he wants to do the same with his classic story about a guy with no name who befriends another who may not be there, and the two start a Horsing Around Club. That brings us to Fight Club for kids, a spoof book that re-envisions Palahniuk’s classic tale into a picture book for the lil’ tykes in your life.

Watch Palahniuk read an excerpt. Even though it’s brief, he quickly starts cussing like crazy.

Just to confirm, Fight Club 4 Kids is not a real children’s book. Although, it does look like it’d make a great addition to the front tables at Urban Outfitters across America. Nevertheless, Palahniuk went over to the Mashable headquarters to read the story of his most famous work.

It’s not easy to adapt something as bloody or disturbing or twisted as Fight Club for a much younger crowd. While the acclaimed writer certainly makes an effort, it quickly devolves into No Name beating the crap out of Jared Leto and leaving the model-esque actor in a pile of his own blood looking like a “purple, bloated, chewed up, bubble gum-looking motherf***er.” And they all lived happily ever after…for some reason.

It’s hard to separate this story from the film version directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter and, yes, the beaten-to-a-pulp Leto. But, as Palahniuk just demonstrated (minus the bad case of sailor’s mouth), there is a way to talk about the content of this film in front of your kids. You just have to swap out the brutality as “daddy and his buddies’ horsing around time.”

Now let’s see Hollywood try to remake the film. You can practically hear some hack director somewhere go, “challenge accepted!”

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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