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Teenage Fight Club fan misses the point of Fight Club

According to The New York Times, Kyle Shaw—a 17-year-old arrested on Tuesday and charged with setting off a homemade bomb at a Starbucks on May 25th—was "launching his own 'Project Mayhem,'" in honor of his favorite movie, Fight Club. When the police searched Shaw's Chelsea home, they found an article about the bombing, a box of sparklers and a Fight Club DVD. They also reportedly learned from talking to Shaw's friends that he hosts his own Fight Club, and told his friends both before and after the bombing that he was the one responsible. Apparently, Shaw's love of Fight Club never extended to watching the end of the film, when the protagonist rejects violence and anarchy and tries to stop Project Mayhem. Where was his mind?

Hat tip: Cinematical.


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