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Postby knapplc » Tue May 30, 2006 10:08 am

These guys are just nuts. 8-o


MENLO PARK, California (AP) -- They may sport love handles and Ivy League degrees, but every two weeks, some Silicon Valley techies turn into vicious street brawlers in a real-life, underground fight club.

Kicking, punching and swinging every household object imaginable -- from frying pans and tennis rackets to pillowcases stuffed with soda cans -- they beat each other mercilessly in a garage in this bedroom community south of San Francisco.

Then, bloodied and bruised, they limp back to their desks in the morning.

"When you get beat down enough, it becomes a very un-macho thing," said Shiyin Siou, 34, a Santa Clara software engineer and three-year veteran of the clandestine fights. "But I don't need this to prove I'm macho -- I'm macho enough as it is."

Inspired by the 1999 film "Fight Club," starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton, underground bare-knuckle brawling clubs have sprung up across the country as a way for desk jockeys and disgruntled youths to vent their frustrations and prove themselves.

"This is as close as you can get to a real fight, even though I've never been in one," the soft-spoken Siou said.

Despite his reserved demeanor, he daydreams about inflicting pain on an attacker. "I have fantasies about it," he said.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue May 30, 2006 10:26 am

I enjoyed that movie. I thought the idea behind FightClub, the actual senseless fighting, was a unique idea. Men instinctively have an instinct that is relatively primal. If not exercised in some form, hunting, sports, manual labor, etc., a man will probably go crazy and resort to something dangerous. So, while I think being in a FightClub is probably too dangerous to be reasonable, I completely understand why many people would want to be a part of one.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue May 30, 2006 12:14 pm

Quick someone punch me in the ear
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue May 30, 2006 12:38 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Men instinctively have an instinct that is relatively primal.


I beg to differ disagreeably on the relative primalness of this instinctive instinct.

Omaha Red Sox wrote:If not exercised in some form, hunting, sports, manual labor, etc., a man will probably go crazy and resort to something dangerous.


This my friends is a man whose woman will one day catch him cheating. He will undoubtedly come up with the tried, but never successful, excuse of "but I'm a guy. I can't control it."

I predict that you will spend several nights sleeping either on the lawn or in the back seat of your car.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue May 30, 2006 12:48 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Men instinctively have an instinct that is relatively primal.


I beg to differ disagreeably on the relative primalness of this instinctive instinct.

Omaha Red Sox wrote:If not exercised in some form, hunting, sports, manual labor, etc., a man will probably go crazy and resort to something dangerous.


This my friends is a man whose woman will one day catch him cheating. He will undoubtedly come up with the tried, but never successful, excuse of "but I'm a guy. I can't control it."

I predict that you will spend several nights sleeping either on the lawn or in the back seat of your car.


:-?

And your reason for thinking this is?

Comments like this prove my point Mookie. For some odd reason you found it necessary to bring another man's marriage into, what was, a civilized discussion. Not cool. :-t
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Postby benjapage » Tue May 30, 2006 12:51 pm

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

there is nothing funnier than seeing a canadian fight.

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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue May 30, 2006 1:11 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Men instinctively have an instinct that is relatively primal.


I beg to differ disagreeably on the relative primalness of this instinctive instinct.

Omaha Red Sox wrote:If not exercised in some form, hunting, sports, manual labor, etc., a man will probably go crazy and resort to something dangerous.


This my friends is a man whose woman will one day catch him cheating. He will undoubtedly come up with the tried, but never successful, excuse of "but I'm a guy. I can't control it."

I predict that you will spend several nights sleeping either on the lawn or in the back seat of your car.


:-?

And your reason for thinking this is?

Comments like this prove my point Mookie. For some odd reason you found it necessary to bring another man's marriage into, what was, a civilized discussion. Not cool. :-t


Just joking with you Omaha. Nothing personal. Bygones.

Note to self: break out the smilies when joking around !+)
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue May 30, 2006 1:16 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Men instinctively have an instinct that is relatively primal.


I beg to differ disagreeably on the relative primalness of this instinctive instinct.

Omaha Red Sox wrote:If not exercised in some form, hunting, sports, manual labor, etc., a man will probably go crazy and resort to something dangerous.


This my friends is a man whose woman will one day catch him cheating. He will undoubtedly come up with the tried, but never successful, excuse of "but I'm a guy. I can't control it."

I predict that you will spend several nights sleeping either on the lawn or in the back seat of your car.


:-?

And your reason for thinking this is?

Comments like this prove my point Mookie. For some odd reason you found it necessary to bring another man's marriage into, what was, a civilized discussion. Not cool. :-t


Just joking with you Omaha. Nothing personal. Bygones.

Note to self: break out the smilies when joking around !+)


That's cool. I think I need to go to lunch. I get grumpy when I'm hungry. :-D
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Postby acsguitar » Tue May 30, 2006 2:30 pm

wait wait..what are we talking about here...mookie is pwning someone?
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 30, 2006 3:14 pm

i remember in Jr High and High School my friends and i would get into wrestling matches which usually ended with whoever could get someone in a headlock/chokehold...but never any bareknuckle brawls just for fun
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