…you do not blog about Fight Club.
If nothing else, it looks like we at least have the freedom to beat each other up.
They may sport love handles and Ivy League degrees, but every two weeks, some Silicon Valley techies turn into vicious street brawlers in a real-life, underground fight club.
Kicking, punching and swinging every household object imaginable — from frying pans and tennis rackets to pillowcases stuffed with soda cans — they beat each other mercilessly in a garage in this bedroom community south of San Francisco.
Then, bloodied and bruised, they limp back to their desks in the morning.
There has been some crackdown on juvenile “fight clubs” and clubs where fights turned vicious and personal and people died… but overall, it looks like the cops aren’t all that interested in stopping the activity of consenting adults.
Earlier this month in Arlington, Texas, a high school student who didn’t want to participate was beaten so badly that he suffered a brain hemorrhage and broken vertebrae. Six teenagers were arrested after DVDs of the fight appeared for sale online.
Adult groups are more likely to fly under the radar of authorities.
Menlo Park police hadn’t heard about the local club and said they wouldn’t be likely to take action because the fights are on private property between consenting adults. That could change if someone complains or is sent to a hospital, police said.
Score one for voluntary association and consenting adults