American Psycho and Real Life - Bateman much Lately?

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Most of the older crowd grew up watching the original Wall Street, generation later was American Psycho, followed by Wall Street 2, which some, not I, claim to be better than the first but I digress, and finally Margin Call/Wolf of Wall Street/The Big Short.

While this isn't a thread about movies, it is about how they've deeply warped and twisted our realities; the world will never be the same after such a rude awakening.

The movie above, while all are great, Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, had a huge impact on how I viewed the world and carried myself afterwards. With great confidence, I believe there is a bit of Bateman that exists within all of us.

The business card scene is one of the most iconic scenes from the movie. Such subtlety of watermarks and the tasteful thickness of the card played so much into the psychological dominance between powerful people. Regrettably, I had watched this movie too late and was already a man during my first viewing.

Two Questions:
1) Who of you are still comparing business cards in this fashion?

2) Does that watermark still piss you off when it isn't on your business card or that subtle and slick QR code in the left hand corner?