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Anti-Advent Calendar #4

Christmas. It’s a bit overwhelming isn’t it? For us to make a commentary on the commercialisation of what is meant to be a religious celebration wouldn’t necessarily leave you feeling philosophised though. So instead, for the fourth Anti-Advent Calendar, we’ll leave it to David Fincher’s Fight Club to punch the point into place. Enjoy these for stocking fillers, I guess…

“The things you own, end up owning you.”

“Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.”

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything, that we’re free to do anything.”

“Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self-destruction…”

“When deep space exploration ramps up, it’ll be the corporations that name everything: the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks.”

“Is this essential to our survival, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No.”

“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.”

“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”

“I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don’t need.”

“We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession.”

“The things you own, end up owning you.”

“Ah… flashback humor.”

“Well, Jesus, I’m sorry.”

Bharat Samra

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Writer and Editor for the Film & TV section of Impact, Bharat is a keen previewer, reviewer and sometimes just viewer, of all things cinematic and televisual, with a particular passion for biographical pictures, adaptations and sitcoms.

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