What Should Mr. Robot Pay Homage to in Season Two?

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning cable series Mr. Robot is notable for a number of reasons, with a big twist: in the final two episodes, you realize you've been watching a ten hour unlicensed Fight Club reboot. One could say that the twist is "Elliot was Mr. Robot all along!" just like the twist in Fight Club is …

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The Net is Buzzed and Full of Feeders: On Plagiarism and Ideas and Open Letters

What is it to plagiarize in the age of the internet? What is it to steal? The Open Letter I read this open letter from comedian Davon Magwood, posted on his WordPress blog. I discovered it because someone else I follow tweeted about it. In the open letter, he says: "I shouldn’t have to asked to …

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Recommended Reading, Installment #1: Gatsby and Fight Club, Karl Welzein and more…

If you find yourself reading this blog with any regularity, you probably realize that the updates are few and far between.  A large part of this is that this blog's author likes to put enough effort into each post to warrant the post's existence.  The other reason is that, well, hypothetical Christian Bale films can …

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I am Jack’s Fight Club Fan Theory

Warning: Fight Club Spoilers Within We all know that Fight Club is the story of two men who turn out to really be just one man.  The story of a nameless insomniac, referred to by fans as either “Jack” or “The Narrator,” and his friend Tyler Durden.  Everyone knows that, in the film’s final act, …

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