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The Costs Of 'fight Club'

For those keeping score, they now include inspiring a 17-year-old teenager to set off an explosion at a Starbucks in Manhattan. Thankfully, no one was hurt. This act of terrorism joins a few other nefarious consequences of David Fincher's film. They include:

--bringing annoyance to anyone who has tried to read the Facebook "Favorite Movies" list of a male between the ages of 15 and 23.

--bringing annoyance to anyone who has heard someone in the above demographic claim that the movie tells us something "deep" about our society.

--bringing annoyance to anyone who has overheard late night college discussions over whether the film's ludicrous twist ending is an insult to the audience.

More reader suggestions welcome. 

--Isaac Chotiner

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