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Cardboard Tube Fighting League
October 24, 2007 3:35 PM   Subscribe

TubeDuel The CTFL was created out of a desperate need to better train and arm citizens with cardboard tubes. The goal of the CTFL is to provide organized cardboard tube based events that help spread cardboard awareness.
posted by otherwordlyglow (24 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
The internet is a series of cardboard tubes?
posted by Reggie Digest at 3:40 PM on October 24, 2007


Beware the Cardboard Tube Samurai
posted by pupdog at 3:47 PM on October 24, 2007


The founding fathers had no conception of the horrific weapons that future generations would conceive of. The second amendment is meant for personal defense, not to grant the mass slaughter these monstrosities enable the bearer to wreak. We need a constitutional amendment.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:47 PM on October 24, 2007


Oops, forgot the end
posted by pupdog at 3:47 PM on October 24, 2007


Are there any regulations preventing me from filling mine with half a bag of quickset concrete?
posted by wfrgms at 3:52 PM on October 24, 2007


The first rule of Cardboard Tube Fight Club, you do not talk about Cardboard Tube Fight Club.

The second rule of Cardboard Tube Fight Club is that you don't fight in the rain. That shit just doesn't work after a while.
posted by quin at 3:58 PM on October 24, 2007


I don't know about regulations, but trying to swing a solid cement pole around doesn't sound real easy.
posted by oddman at 4:03 PM on October 24, 2007


Part of Tam Tams in Montreal every Sunday involves all the D&D kids coming out of their basement with homemade cardboard/PVC medieval weapons and armor and dueling in massive braveheart style battles. Way more badass.

Not sure if there is an official website that organizes it, but anyone who goes knows the unofficial rules... If you get hit in a limb, you can't use that limb. You can either have two short swords, a short sword and a shield or one long staff. Your PVC tubs must have a certain amount of padding around it.. etc.

Some of them go all out.. homemade chain-mail, the first time I saw it there were a couple archers with padded arrows!
posted by The Wig at 4:08 PM on October 24, 2007


help spread cardboard awareness

One particular steamed bun vendor is doing his part.
posted by CynicalKnight at 4:09 PM on October 24, 2007


WANT.
posted by jlowen at 4:24 PM on October 24, 2007


Aw maaan, they're using those flimsy wrapping-paper ones. I got all excited about smacking people with one of those thick Shigeru Ban style tubes.
posted by redteam at 4:48 PM on October 24, 2007


For those of you so inclined, it looks like there's a duel this weekend in San Francisco. I'll be at a kickball game, or maybe a spelling bee, maybe a pillow fight or whatever the latest retro-nostalgic activity the cool kids have cooked up for us.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 4:51 PM on October 24, 2007


>One particular steamed bun vendor is doing his part.

They don't mention if his name is "Dibbler", do they?
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:11 PM on October 24, 2007


Yeah, and is that steamed bun on-a-stick?
posted by quin at 5:57 PM on October 24, 2007


Why the hell do things like this never happen where I live?

Oh, right. Because DC was just voted one of the least fun cities on earth.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:19 PM on October 24, 2007


Why the hell do these things have to start happening now that I have to pretend to be a responsible parent?!
posted by lekvar at 6:42 PM on October 24, 2007


I am so forwarding this to my brother.

/fondly remembering many Xmas time cardboard tube duels - good will toward men indeed!
posted by Zinger at 7:07 PM on October 24, 2007


I'm on a roll.
posted by Tube at 7:08 PM on October 24, 2007


lekvar: Take the kids.

Me, I'm glad I am hell and gone from anyplace that holds such an event. Mostly because I know if I showed up, I'd be the first cardboard tube fatalities. And who wants that said about them?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:53 PM on October 24, 2007


For those of you so inclined, it looks like there's a duel this weekend in San Francisco. I'll be at a kickball game, or maybe a spelling bee, maybe a pillow fight or whatever the latest retro-nostalgic activity the cool kids have cooked up for us.

Since you already plugged two of my events, why not throw in my Urban Golf and 9.8th Fighting Kite Brigade and round it out.

Metafact. The guy who is organizing this is sandwich girl's roommate {when she is living in SF}


I love my hometown.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 7:59 PM on October 24, 2007


Since you already plugged two of my events, why not throw in my Urban Golf and 9.8th Fighting Kite Brigade and round it out.
Had I known.....I certainly would have. I actually kinda like both the pillow fight and the spelling bees. I'm just variously amused and confused about how everything I did when I was in 5th grade is now somewhat fetishized by the kids in the Mission (and I was once one of those, too).
posted by otherwordlyglow at 9:12 PM on October 24, 2007


Kids games have simple rulesets, and room for the participants to be expressive within in the boundaries of the play. Most of my rules consist of 'don't hurt yourself or anyone else' and 'play the part', and it makes it easy when everyone already knows the rules. We played checkers because we didn't want to take up our entire rainy-day inside lunch hour trying to figure out chess. We understand the playing field because we grew up on it, now we can go beyond it.

Adult sports simply are too rigid to use your imagination. I still have no idea what clipping is, or why anyone deserves a free walk to first base on a dropped third strike.

Our childhood games follow the golden rule of event organizing, KISS: Keep it simple, Stupid.

And how did you know I lived in the Mission?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 9:37 PM on October 24, 2007


Oh and also, I do love the Billboard Liberation Front.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 10:29 PM on October 24, 2007


aw man...wish there was one here...there's a carpet warehouse down the street with a dumpster FULL of tactical-nuke-sized tubes for opening the whup-ass can on the puny humans. :(
posted by sexyrobot at 10:56 PM on October 24, 2007


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