Ever get in a fight when you were a kid? Good.
Ever met someone who’s never been in a fight? (or at least injured due to some freak accident or their own stupidity, or some shitstorm that fits into all 3 columns;I don’t know man, just something) They’re fucking weird. That shit HAS to happen at some point, or you grow up thinking that everything’s okay and you won’t get fucking yolked for pulling some bullshit, or that fights are some alien thing that doesn’t actually happen in the real world. I’ve gotten the shit kicked out of me at a few points in my life. Getting punched in the face a couple times is life-affirming. It’s a good way to remind yourself that you’re still living.
(It’s also good to read Fight Club as a teen as well, so that you KNOW that employment, consumerism, and infrastructure are bullshit and you have something to rage against during your formative years, and probably hate yourself for giving into later as an adult. Shit, reading that should be a required rite of passage for 15 year olds. Or at least watch the fuckin’ movie, ya lazy assholes)
(The ending of the movie is waaaaaaaaaaaay better though. Not gonna front.)
You are not the shitty movies you’ve made in the last ten years of your career.
But aside from the whole “feeling alive” thing, if Kimbo Slice has taught us anything, it’s that organized backyard fighting on the innernets can bring you a good amount of fame (until some pink-haired dude knocks you the fugg out and exposes you for being kind of a huge pussy) Some students in Missouri have that shit all figured out, and they’ve brought a lot of attention to themselves by posting videos of organized fights on Youtube and Facebook. The school administration, as well as a handful of worried parents, have expressed great concern over these “troubled” students. The fights can’t be stopped by the school, because they are done on private property, and no one has come forth as a victim. When asked if the bouts were for fun or out of anger, one of the boys said “probably both.”
Other than attention, it may have also gotten someone hella paid; the videos are long gone from YouTube, and the only news source that has it is Fox, which means…well, you put two and two together there.
Here’s the video, direct from the source (or the new source, I guess, via what I imagine was a nice payday):
In a statement on the issue, Phil Collins had this to say: “Like we wanted to be ballplayers when we were kids, They want to be like the big stars on Facebook and MTV and that kind of stuff.”
Editorial time (as if this whole thing hasn’t kinda already been): Kids getting out aggression by fighting one another is not a bad thing. It’s better than doing meth, or shooting up. It’s also better than them sitting in front of a computer for hours on end, or bottling up angst. If the school is really that concerned about their students fighting for fun, they should organize a boxing club and get someone who knows what they’re talking about to instruct these kids.
(What’s Kimbo doing these days, anywayzzz?)Tweet