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Fistfights

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gladhands, May 13, 2011.

  1. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    Back in the day when I worked in the steel mills of Chicago and Gary. Rough crowd and rough bars.

    These days I avoid fights or problems like the plaque. However if it hits the fan my response won't be with my fists or feet.
     


  2. eztantz

    eztantz Senior member

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    ever consider turning your sarcasm filter on?

    Judging from your posting behavior on the forum, your original comment can easily be understood literally.
     


  3. MetroStyles

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    Nah. I'm a pussy.
     


  4. Ace_Face

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    One shoving match in law school, a brief scuffle at a tailgate (body-slammed a drunk kid twice), that's it.

    I assume this was not with another law student in a demonstration of the various kinds of torts, right?[​IMG]

    I had a few scuffles in college, but only came close to another fight once in the ensuing 17 years. A friend of mine was shoved by a douchebag DJ at a charity event (long story, but uncalled for) knocking down several women in the process. I had to physically restrain my friend from retaliating. The performer had it coming though and if I would have had a few more drinks in me, I probably would have let my pal go and maybe taken a few shots myself.

    This thread reminds me of an article from Esquire a few years ago: "In Defense of the Fistfight"
     


  5. Hayato

    Hayato Well-Known Member

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    Not as an adult. I'd imagine fights as an adult are way different then when you are in your teens and that's why it's called "assault". I picture kicks to the face on the ground, rocks/bottles/sharp objects in hands, etc.

    This fat gangster-wannabe of a choad tried to jump me in the football locker rooms when I was 16. He gave me props after everything was over though. He was probably surprised that after he threw first punch I came at him like a mental patient.

    The highlight of the fight was me slipping out of an upper-classman's restraint only to run full speed down the locker aisle and channel my momentum into executing a UFC highlight-worthy spinning Karate Kid I-don't-know-what sidekick thingy. The kick must've connected perfectly with his liver because he doubled over onto the cement.
     


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    I've been in a half-dozen hockey fights, but those don't hurt as much as you might think, because you don't get any power from your legs when you're sliding around on the ice, trying to keep your balance. .

    I've been in a couple of dry land fist-fights too, but that was wen I was younger, and foolish. My Dad taught me how to box, and I sparred with a buddy who was a club fighter in high school, but frankly I'm too old to risk having some MMA loser or gang-star ruin my life, unless it was a matter of life and death.

    Luckily I am still big enough and fit enough to intimidate people, like the guy who was stalked my wife across the parking lot of the airport in Cairo, or the stupid andro-hipster-ninny who insulted a female friend of mine, then asked me what I was going to 'do about it'.

    I called his bluff by standing up, and proceeding (very deliberately) to remove my rings and my watch, and lay them on the table. As I rolled up my sleeves, I looked him in the eye and said: "Well, take your rings off. I'll fight you, but If we're going to do this, I'm not gonna spend the rest of the night in the ER getting stitches". That was enough to shut him up. His expression changed as the adrenaline subsided, he muttered an apology, and slunk back to his friends, shocked that I wasn't kidding.

    Another time, I bluffed that I was a bad-ass by taking someone's cigarette, and crushing it out in the palm of my hand. Into the quarter I'd cupped in my palm, to be sure, but they didn't know that.
     


  7. Joe Camel

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    Once.

    I was playing football (soccer) a couple of years ago. A guy i was marking did a two footed challenge on me and then 5 minutes later decided to elbow me in the face - i reacted by punching him square on the nose and it all kicked off from there. Not my proudest moment in life but he was a mouthy swine and deserved it.

    I'm not really the fighting type but i'm glad i know that i can take a punch - it's better to have experienced it than go through life being terrified of physical confrontation IMO.
     


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    Unfortunately, I have did so with some frequency in my 20's. Usually bar related nonsense though. A few times, even with a clear mind now, they really fucking deserved it.

    Past 6-7 years, none at all. I shy the fuck away from it. I'm lucky to have walked away from that time of my life with no felonies from that foolishness.
     


  9. texas_jack

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    The only person I've punched (as referenced above) as an adult was a pickpocket. People don't fuck with me ever. Being 6'4" and fairly jacked has that effect on people.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    The only person I've punched (as referenced above) as an adult was a pickpocket. People don't fuck with me ever. Being 6'4" and fairly jacked has that effect on people.

    Unless it doesn't.

    After getting my clock cleaned when I was about 17, from what I felt was a person unlikely to be able to do that, I've functioned under the operating principle that there is always someone tougher than me, ready to remind me of the fact there is always someone tougher than me about to come along unlooked for.
     


  11. Rambo

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    ^^Same. I'm not as tall as you but I've always given off that vibe. Of course, after beating a man to near death when I was younger, I'm not exactly chomping at the bit to fight ever again.
     


  12. texas_jack

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    Unless it doesn't.

    After getting my clock cleaned when I was about 17, from what I felt was a person unlikely to be able to do that, I've functioned under the operating principle that there is always someone tougher than me, ready to remind me of the fact there is always someone tougher than me about to come along unlooked for.


    All I can say is no one messes with me. I'm not saying I could handle anyone, just that other people seem to think I can. I actually haven't fought anyone since I was about 15 so it's pretty likely I WOULD get my ass kicked.
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    All I can say is no one messes with me. I'm not saying I could handle anyone, just that other people seem to think I can. I actually haven't fought anyone since I was about 15 so it's pretty likely I WOULD get my ass kicked.
    I hear you. Obviously, a 6'4" hulk is going to fend off most problems by appearance alone. Just passing on a lesson I learned the hard way. Which isn't to say I've not had a tussle or three in my time but I just remember I'm far from invincible. Hell, at my age, I'm worried of hip fracture if I fall. [​IMG]
     


  14. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    speaking of fistfights,what may be the longest staredown ever for upcoming july 2nd fight
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  15. Gibonius

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    I've only had one that was vaguely serious. Friend of mine was fucking with me for awhile, and threw some coleslaw at me. We also had a weird in-joke that equated coleslaw to semen, so that meant war.

    I chased after him, we got a little riled up, I ended up sort of throwing him over my hip onto the floor and gave him a concussion. Whoops.
     


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