Join 3,551 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

63 posts tagged with fight. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 63. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (9)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Fizz (2)
Cool Papa Bell (2)
amberglow (2)

Brazil Kite Fight

Kite fighting in Rocinha [viz. cf.] - "In the crowded favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying kites is more than a leisurely escape: It's also a playful form of battle."
posted by kliuless on Sep 1, 2014 - 6 comments

"ROUND 2. FIGHT!"

Sounds From a Fight Scene in ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ Replaced With Old School 8-Bit Video Game Sounds [SLYT]
posted by Fizz on Aug 7, 2014 - 63 comments

Wash down those pretzels with a big frosty mug of anecdata

Burt Likko is a lawyer who used to handle litigation arising from bar fights. He's learned a bit about how and why they happen.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jan 26, 2014 - 73 comments

MAN BITES SHARK!

It was, in his own words, "do or die." "Horton then rolled toward the beast, grabbed its fin with one hand and with the other hand... lit that fish up."
posted by ElGuapo on Oct 25, 2013 - 35 comments

WINNER: CHINA MIÉVILLE

So we reckon that Dr Miéville (yep, ‘Dr’ – look it up) can take care of himself alright. But just to make sure, we’ve decided to put it to a rigorously unscientific and entirely fictional test. Just what would happen if China Miéville was set upon by detractors, un-well wishers and other assailants? This is the place where you can (almost) find out.
posted by sendai sleep master on Oct 17, 2013 - 37 comments

Epic Chick Fight

Stunt women Jessie Graff and Tree O'Toole recreate an epic live-action version of Family Guy's original epic chicken fight. (SLYT)
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 16, 2013 - 18 comments

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Toget

Days after Hitler’s suicide a group of American soldiers, French prisoners, and, yes, German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.
posted by cthuljew on May 13, 2013 - 26 comments

Meetup and beat up

This Saturday is International Pillow Fight Day.
posted by seemoreglass on Apr 4, 2013 - 15 comments

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

An article in the Washington Post (featuring MeFi's own Sonascope!) about a visit to Baltimore has the Charm City locals seething. Some in the capitol don't think much of it either.
posted by josher71 on Feb 22, 2013 - 109 comments

Russian Hockey

What happens when you hit a ref Russia... [more inside]
posted by MechEng on Feb 9, 2013 - 22 comments

You've heard of avian flu? Yeah: bioweapon.

PoliticsFilter: On whether Barack Obama should fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck.
posted by shakespeherian on Jan 14, 2013 - 93 comments

"This is is not assault. These two guys squared up on each other"

On the heels of last year's pepper spray incident, Phoenix Jones has once again been filmed in an altercation on the streets of Seattle. Only this time, it occurred under the auspices of the municipal "mutual combat law," and it got violent.
posted by troll on Nov 10, 2012 - 109 comments

An Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age

A gang fight takes an unexpected turn.
posted by empath on Feb 3, 2011 - 42 comments

"Hockey is murder on ice." ~Jim Murray

Mass Brawl on Ice! [SLYT] KHL teams fight 6 seconds into game.
posted by Fizz on Dec 16, 2010 - 83 comments

Yes, but how is Hermione in the ring?

Inspired by the cage matches between popular characters over at Suvudu, Random House's SF/fantasy blog, Heather Zundel and friends have started a YA Fantasy version. At least 3 of the characters' authors are involved in the fight write-ups, although one author reacted differently. All I know is that I have a lot of books to check out.
posted by booksherpa on Aug 11, 2010 - 17 comments

New Pornographer's show goes horribly right

Neko Case will fucking fight you
posted by The Devil Tesla on Jun 22, 2010 - 93 comments

NEW HAT!

Pug Fight — An animated short that explores the unbelievably cruel but really adorable world of underground pug fighting.
posted by blasdelf on Jun 22, 2009 - 22 comments

Fight the Power Turns Twenty

1989, The Number. Public Enemy's anthem Fight The Power turns twenty.
posted by Burhanistan on May 21, 2009 - 65 comments

He's a nice, quiet, peace-loving man, come home to Ireland to forget his troubles.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Now watch the greatest fight in movie history (SLYT).
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 17, 2009 - 27 comments

Sombody Deserves a Break Today

Be a hero on your own time (VIDEO) When McDonald's employee Nigel Haskett interceded to stop a man who was beating a woman in the restaurant, the assailant went outside, retrieved a gun from his car and shot Haskett – “multiple times,” as the employee stood at the door to keep the assailant from re-entering the restaurant. $300,000 in medical bills later, McDonald's insurance says no dice: "we have denied this claim in its entirety as it is our opinion that Mr. Haskett's injuries did not arise out of or within the course and scope of his employment."
posted by thisisdrew on Feb 19, 2009 - 104 comments

Monk brawl in Jerusalem

Fighting monks: not just in your D&D campaign anymore.
posted by baphomet on Nov 9, 2008 - 24 comments

And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

Spider eating a snake [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Oct 19, 2008 - 77 comments

Let's Step Outside

Who ruined the Hollywood fight scene? With average shot length under six seconds and falling, are fight scenes more exciting than they used to be? Or is Hollywood's love of fast editing cutting us short? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jul 29, 2008 - 111 comments

Cow Fighting Swiss Style

For the 2nd year in a row Tina is crowned la Reine des Reines (link & video in french). Le Combat des Reines is an annual event in the Swiss canton of Valais dating back to 1922. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on May 13, 2008 - 21 comments

Food Fight

Food Fight [Youtube, History of War done with food] [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Mar 1, 2008 - 22 comments

"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept." - Doug Larson

Like hockey fights ? Like the movie Slapshot? Want to see the real Chiefs? Les Chiefs is a documentary on the toughest team in the Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League. There can be 10 fights in a single period. Goalies fight. Coaches fight. Some fans fight in the stands with the players who live just yards away, in a ramshackle apartment in the stadium (formerly a ramshackle storage closet). Other fans lovingly craft belts in the belief that hockey is a religion and The Chiefs are its avatars. And players players question, even as they sign up for underground boxing matches and run up 100 to 1 penalty minute to goal ratios, whether they’re hockey players or circus side shows. (some links may be NSFW for violence) [more inside]
posted by Smedleyman on Feb 21, 2008 - 31 comments

How to win a fist fight

How To Win A Fist Fight by Joe the Peacock (tip of the hat to CrossFitNYC)
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 17, 2008 - 77 comments

Japanese Bug Fights

Rule No. 1: Two bugs to a fight. Rule No. 2: Bug fights go on as long as they have to. Rule No. 3: No outside weapons in bug fights.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jan 5, 2008 - 185 comments

The chimp sat on its haunches, making "ook-ook" noises, while Gordon circled, his gloves held high.

Lucius Shepard has a terrible website, but he tells good stories. For example, his friend Gordon once fought with a chimpanzee. (Cecil Adams said such a fight would be unwise.)
posted by cgc373 on Dec 19, 2007 - 28 comments

How Many Five Year Olds Could You Take in a Fight?

How Many Five Year Olds Could You Take in a Fight? [cached via]
posted by Avenger50 on Dec 17, 2007 - 87 comments

how to make a bacon loincloth

Salami Fighting Association - "Because food does not only give life, it can also kill." via Buzz [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Dec 1, 2007 - 18 comments

The Art of War

Friday Fun Time: Fight sequences are always fun to watch, but even more fun, I've learned, when they're animated. There are some great fights with some great characters like stick figures, monks and even fuzz-ball heads. Even the classic animator vs animation fights are pretty good (volume 1,2).

Look Ma! No YouTube links (thanks to aniBoom and MyTunes)
posted by FeldBum on Sep 7, 2007 - 7 comments

Fight Knight

Sir Salman Rushdie versus the Republic of Pakistan. Rushdie is not one to shy from confrontation (previously) - he's a grand master of the fine art* of the literary feud, sparring with notables including Germaine Greer, John Updike, John Le Carre and (briefly) Martin Amis.
posted by WPW on Jun 19, 2007 - 62 comments

Justice Department Redux

Google v Microsoft: Fight!
posted by taosbat on Jun 10, 2007 - 26 comments

Pillow Fight

Pillow Fight
posted by kirkaracha on Jun 6, 2007 - 47 comments

Office Space; Now with extra violence!

An office worker loses it one day, jumps over the table and mercilessly beats his co-worker. The action is spectacular, but is it real or staged? You decide.
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments on Mar 20, 2007 - 69 comments

Dünyayi kurtaran adam

Can't sleep, Turkish Star Wars will eat me [IMDb, previously]
posted by thirteenkiller on Mar 19, 2007 - 49 comments

"Things like that happen."

Calling All Wingnuts blogger Mike Stark (previously discussed here) found himself in a fight with George Allen's staffers after asking the Senator an impertinent question about his first wife and sealed divorce file and court records.
posted by homunculus on Oct 31, 2006 - 29 comments

Swords and Sandals

Swords and Sandals.. Create a gladiator, arm him up with a variety of armour and weapons, and send him into battle against a horde of crazy gladiators. [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Oct 19, 2006 - 25 comments

Make pumps not bombs.

News of stupidity in the fight against terrorism: Up to three years in jail for not loudly enunciating, in front of his mom, that he had a penis pump. If you do not know that you are an American citizen, it's your fault and you may be deported as an illegal alien. Manhattan train stopped because of some woman's bottle of iced tea? BC Ferry delayed 3 hours because of a forgotten briefcase (my coworker lives next to the terminal and has learned that this was an RCMP officer's briefcase, though that detail has not made the media). There are so many of these stories...we really need one place to group them all together.
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 24, 2006 - 87 comments

K-O!

Ever Wonder? "[H]oping to push existing boundaries, this paper will put the accumulated knowledge of two animals to the ultimate test, in an attempt to answer the age-old question of who would win in a fight between a penguin and a lemur. Courtesy of MeFi's own Milkman Dan.
posted by rossination on Jul 28, 2006 - 17 comments

Occidental Martial Arts

There are many organizations seeking to reconstruct European swordsmanship. Both modern and more traditional tools are being used train in this art. Well balanced and accurate replicas of swords are becoming the norm. Sparring videos for those needing more visual appeal. Of course, it’s not all about swords. A general forum for all things sword related here. Read about the father of Medieval European sword typology here. Some websites above were previously mentioned here and here.
posted by Mister Cheese on Jul 17, 2006 - 13 comments

Call It Blood If You Will

Stanley Kubrick's "lost" first movie, Day of The Fight, has apparently been found. Assuming it's real, this 16-minute 1951 reel is the director's debut. Sadly, unless you're a fight fan, that's about all it has to recommend it.
posted by The Bellman on Jun 29, 2006 - 16 comments

Those Cats Were Fast As Lightning

Real-Life Tekken.
posted by fandango_matt on Jun 19, 2006 - 28 comments

Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006

At the end of this short film, you'll see a graphic illustration of Christopher Walken. If you can stomach zombie babies bursting forth from women's wombs. A short film by Paul Robertson. An artist who also made the music video for Architecture in Helsinki's Do the Whirlwind. [MPG : Alternate Link : Torrent]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Apr 22, 2006 - 25 comments

Fighting Hate with Ridicule

Ohio Senator: Bar adoptions by the GOP ---In response to Ohio Senator Hood's bill to bar adoption by gays and lesbians, one Senator uses humor to counter hate: ...To further lampoon Hood's bill, Hagan wrote in his mock proposal that ``credible research' shows that adopted children raised in Republican households are more at risk for developing ``emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos, and alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask their insecurities.' However, Hagan admitted that he has no scientific evidence to support the above claims. Just as ``Hood had no scientific evidence' to back his assertion that having gay parents was detrimental to children, Hagan said. ...
posted by amberglow on Feb 24, 2006 - 29 comments

"She's done a lot of good."

Laurel Hester, RIP --because she and her partner fought, New Jersey police and fire department employees can now name anyone--not just a spouse--as a beneficiary for pension rights, helping to protect those they love after they're gone. Just one person who made a difference.
posted by amberglow on Feb 20, 2006 - 15 comments

We treat time like water...

A young man's cancer fight. Let me offer my condensed summary of cancer. Maybe they could print it on a little card and distribute it in lieu of the sappy brochures: Congratulations, you have cancer! Your life is about to turn upside down. It causes a lot of stress, and many patients crash and burn horribly. Chemotherapy can save your life, but in the process it'll make you feel like you've been run over by a Hummer. Alternately, your doctors may choose to irradiate you in one of several ways, which is not altogether unlike being shoved into a microwave oven on "high" for a few minutes. Your medications probably won't make you feel better, so do yourself a favor and buy some weed. Get used to needles; you're going to be poked with a lot of them. Be strong, and you might live. Good luck! (John Reeves Hall, 1980-2005)
posted by NorthernSky on Feb 5, 2006 - 31 comments

Higher?

"311, I am ready to fight." Tough times for Scott Stapp. via.
posted by klangklangston on Dec 2, 2005 - 65 comments

Cow 1, Dogs 0

Cow beats the crap out of dogs. Cows are mean.
posted by bigmusic on Oct 8, 2005 - 65 comments

Page: 1 2