OK, the second rule of Fight Club is, don’t be a homicidal pinhead and try to imitate one of the characters from Fight Club. Kyle Shaw, the misguided teenager charged with bombing a Manhattan Starbucks on Memorial Day, said that he was inspired by the character that Brad Pitt played in the 1999 film.
No one was hurt in the May 25 attack, when a homemade explosive device police say was planted by Shaw ripped a hole in a wooden bench outside the Starbucks. And thus we learn a valuable lesson: When you attempt to imitate a movie in which Meat Loaf is a main character, expect mixed results. Well, maybe when Shaw gets out of jail the UFC can use him as training fodder. Read more…
There’s one thing I’m getting increasingly sure of about people Texas: they sure love to see mentally challenged kids get beat up on. First it was figurative: Covenant High’s girls basketball team putting a 100-0 hurting on the team from Dallas Academy made up of players with learning disabilities. But now it’s a literal hurt, as the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports that administrators at the Corpus Christi State School were forcing profoundly disabled students into “Fight Club”-style brawls.
And - of course - they were filming their fights on a camera phone. However, none of the videos appear to have made their way onto the Internet yet, leaving Felony Fights as the most morally bankrupt thing you can watch. And in a sense, it’s a good thing that the fights were being videotaped. The whole horrific thing was exposed because someone lost the cell phone that had the videos on it, which was later turned in to an off-duty police officer after being found on the side of the road.
The first rule of fight club is … oh, forget about the rules of fight club. We’re going to talk about fight club because, quite frankly, its real-life incarnation is absolutely appalling.
(Yes, this is an actual scene from a Felony Fights video.)
Welcome to the world of felony fights, found conveniently at FELONYFIGHTS.COM, at least until any federal authorities discover that people are videotaping human cockfighting and selling the results for what has to be a massive profit. You may have tripped across one of their bare-knuckled YouTube clips on a random site (and if you haven’t, we’ve got two after the jump), but you probably didn’t know that, with the help of a legion of dumb fighters, Felony Fights has built a miniature Girls Gone Wild-style empire.
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