Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk The song Camisado contains several references to this novel.
Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk The song The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage is the first line of this novel.
Choke -Chuck Palahniuk Build God, Then We’ll Talk is a quote from this novel.
Diary-Chuck Palahniuk The quote ‘Just for the record, the weather today is…’ from the song London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines is a running theme/quote in the novel.
The Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Fever Era, Panic’s aesthetic was quoted in Rolling Stone Magazine to have been inspired by the movie and novel.
Alice in Worderland - Lewis Carroll
Rolling Stones magazine states that Ryan re-read Alice in Wonderland while writing Pretty. Odd. It inspired the album artwork and the track Mad as Rabbits. Bredon also later stated that the line ‘And I never, never, ever do a thing about the weather for the weather never ever does a thing for me’ from the Alice in Wonderland’s film inspired the line ‘I know it’s sad that I never gave a damn about the weather, and it never gave a damn about me,’ from Do You Know What I’m Seeing?
A Season in Hell - Arthur Rimbaud
‘I don’t love women. Love has to be reinvented, we know that.’ - Rimbaud
‘We must reinvent love.’ - Mad As Rabbits ‘I wasn’t born to become a skeleton.’ - Rimbaud
‘I wasn’t born to be a skeleton’ - She’s a Handsome Woman
So most of us know about that lyric in “Mad as Rabbits” that says
We must reinvent love…
There is an extended poem written by a gay poet named Arthur Rimbaud and its called A Season in Hell that is divided into nine parts. In the fourth part called Delirium 1: The Foolish Virgin – The Infernal Spouse which is basically about a man who is in love with another man. According to Wikipedia it is “…story of a man (Verlaine), enslaved to his “infernal bridegroom” (Rimbaud) who deceived him and lured his love with false promises. He treats quite transparently his relation with Verlaine.”
Supposedly(and most likely), the lyrics We must reinvent love… were taken from this poem.
This is a ryden theory. I don’t know if anybody has notice this before. The Mad as Rabbit is not the only song that the lyrics reference the gay poet Arthur Rimbaud. I got interested in the poem and wanted to see if it was true that they referenced the poem, and while I was reading I found two other references. (Maybe this is not like a major ryden thingy BUT it is still interesting how much they reference this poet).
-Arthur Green is the BC Greens candidate for Fraser-Nicola. He’s a 9/11 truther and has shared other conspiracies related to Stephen Harper, UFO’s and Chem Trails.
-Ryan Marciniw is the BC Green’s candidate for Richmond-North Centre. He retweeted a holocaust denying post, and replied ‘Nailed it!’. He’s also made homophobic comments and also appears to be a 9/11 truther.