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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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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…