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Worker Bee inspired by Fight Club?

post #1 of 17
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I was whatching a rerun of Fight Club here the other day, and an interesting detail caught my eye.
Jack sits in his office writing haiku poems instead of working and the first words on his computer screen are "worker bee". He later goes on to do all kinds of shit to his workplace.
I somehow think that spreading company secrets to rumor sites fits "fight club" behaviour.

Maybe this guy was inspired? I know I wanted f**k everything up after seeing that movie the first time .
Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 17
I thought worker bee came before FC...
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post #3 of 17
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can anyone confirm this?
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post #4 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by New:
<strong>can anyone confirm this?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Anyway it's an interesting approach on how to explain workerbee's motivation.
post #5 of 17
can insects have true motivation? strangely, fight club is a movie that seems to come up about once/month on this board
post #6 of 17
Fight Club came out in 1999.

Worker bee was here in early to mid-2000.
post #7 of 17
The difference being Worker Bee is an international celebrity and Fight Club is a little known movie known only to us at AppleInsider.
post #8 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>...Worker Bee is an international celebrity...</strong><hr></blockquote>


[ 12-05-2002: Message edited by: Quick ]</p>
post #9 of 17
From the Fight Club novel (copyright 1996), that haiku in full:

Worker bees can leave
Even drones fly away
The queen is their slave


Draw any conclusions you feel relevant.

I can't be bothered to turn Alphaville off just now to check, but I'm pretty sure Jack was using a Mac (OS 9, mind) to mail that out as well...
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post #10 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Overhope:
<strong>I can't be bothered to turn Alphaville off just now to check, but I'm pretty sure Jack was using a Mac (OS 9, mind) to mail that out as well...</strong><hr></blockquote>

no he wasnt, the only macs in the movie were the ones that were blown up <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #11 of 17
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Worker bees can leave
Even drones fly away
The queen is their slave


poor Steve... he's so stuck with Apple... He tried to get away from it, but it dragged him back.

Steve's our bitch, that's his burden. Poor soul.
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post #12 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>the only macs in the movie were the ones that were blown up </strong><hr></blockquote>

Having a spare moment, I just checked: he's using Mac OS 8...

Have a look about 6 minutes into chapter 17 of the DVD, or about 52:40 into the film. There's no indication of which Mac, and I don't know what software he's using, but I'd recognise those windows anywhere.

Oh, and the Apple-logo desktop background is a bit of a giveaway.

Tune in next time for the G4 Cube in Ocean's Eleven...
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post #13 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Overhope:
<strong>Having a spare moment, I just checked: he's using Mac OS 8... &lt;&lt;snip&gt;&gt;
There's no indication of which Mac, and I don't know what software he's using, but I'd recognise those windows anywhere. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh, right... sorry i was referring to apple hardware... My bad... i do remember the haiku scene with the OS 8 desktop... but the computer he is sitting in front of is most definitely not a mac.* This is especially apparent when he extorts his company for a year's pay with benefits, when he walks out with a PC in a shopping cart

*the reason for this is that there is software that hollywood uses to make computer scene's idiot-proof (IE you press any key, and the desired thing pops up on the monitor) for the actors and it only works on a mac...

-Paul
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post #14 of 17
Yet another reason to buy a Mac?

We could quibble and say that the screen shots were probably done at an entirely different time with Mr Norton nowhere near a computer, but that just shows good taste on the part of the production crew. Ever notice that a lot of computer stuff in movies looks very Mac-like?
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post #15 of 17
[quote]Originally posted by Overhope:
<strong>Yet another reason to buy a Mac?

We could quibble and say that the screen shots were probably done at an entirely different time with Mr Norton nowhere near a computer,</strong><hr></blockquote>
Actually yeah i was debating arguing that point
<strong> [quote]but that just shows good taste on the part of the production crew. Ever notice that a lot of computer stuff in movies looks very Mac-like?</strong><hr></blockquote>

yes, that is due to the software that i mentioned above...

i wish i knew the name...
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post #16 of 17

READ THE BOOK

post #17 of 17
You broke the first and second rule of Fight Club.
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