Posts Tagged ‘douche’

Silicon Valley Fight Club

May 2, 2008

“I want you to click me as hard as you can.”

Came across this video yesterday about a “real fight club” organized between blue-collar workers in Silicon Valley.Link to ESPN video

Couple things I’d like to say, in list form:

  • Fight Club was published as a book before it was a movie, so the claim that this was an original idea may be spurious.
  • The pre-footage of the board room reeked of play-acted outrage.
  • It looks more real than the footage in Fight Club in the way that these work-a-day douches are obviously untrained in any sort of martial arts, boxing, etc. To quote Turkish from Snatch: “What the f*ck are you doing, Mickey? You’re dancing like a fairy. […] Get out there and hurt him!”
  • Two fat men smashing dustbusters and cookie sheets over each other was comical in a sad way. But two fat men jabbing each other with blunt knives was just disturbing.
  • The dude wearing the head-to-toe flame outfit looks like he’s going to compete at a DDR tournament at the mall. If you’re going to brawl with someone take off the flowing shirt and wrap it around your damn knuckles.
  • I have equal parts respect and disrespect for this. If you want to beat on each other with magazines in a garage that looks like it once housed the single sad performance of an 80s-themed neon version of West Side Story, more power to you. My ex-wife and I did the same thing regularly in the bedroom. OR, or… now hear me out… you could join a boxing gym and learn how to box. Or you could learn judo. Or kendo. Or thai boxing if you really want to be a badass. This is just sad.
  • Obligatory Fight Club quote: And this button-down, Oxford-cloth psycho might just snap, and then stalk from office to office with an Armalite AR-10 carbine gas-powered semi-automatic weapon, pumping round after round into colleagues and co-workers. This might be someone you’ve known for years. Someone very, very close to you.