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Thunderdome Political Battle

Post by Rian Jackson » Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:59 am

Ok folks. So there's been enough trash-talking, bitterness, angst, and general nastiness regarding politics that i think the only real answer is a thunderdome match.

Oh, yeah, and then a lot of beer consumption after.

Who's in?

Damn, i wish i was still working out on the speedbag.
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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:04 pm

I'll bring the Bush mask - who has a Kerry mask?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:04 pm

Why stop there? For a Battle Royale of this magnitude we need a Nixon mask, a Carter mask, and a Donald Duck mask. Maggie Thatcher too. And Reagun--good taste not being a Thunderdome tradition. . .

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Post by DVD Burner » Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:07 pm

dont forget a Larry Harvey mask. Mr. Politics himself. :lol:
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Post by Lark » Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:31 pm

You know, RingO'Fire could be Thatcher just the way he is.

We need to find someone to be Nader. Preferably someone who likes to get beaten up.

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Post by RingO'Fire » Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:04 pm

Lark wrote:You know, RingO'Fire could be Thatcher just the way he is.
WTF?! Mags Thatcher?! Did I miss something? I don't remember her having a beard.

Meet me at the Thunderdome, and I'll let my stick do the talkin' for me!

I'll open up a can o' whoopass biggern Maggie Thatcher's ass!
...but it seemed like such a good idea at the time...

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Post by samtzu » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:00 pm

Ooh! Ooh! Let me be Tricky Dick...! Let me!

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Post by Bob » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:45 pm

Go ahead... bet against Shaggy.

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Post by Rian Jackson » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:46 pm

Alright, Northwest battlin' burners. We need a training camp! I know it's been almost a year since i split my knuckles on the bags, and i'm definitely not used to thos silly foam bats. My guess is that i'm not the only one.

I propose training in seattle and/or portland.

If nothing else we can duke it out in the parks. You get really funny looks from people driving past.

And no, I dont think you do want to know how i know that...

Mwahahahaah! You will be crushed in the thunderdome by the club of my anarcho-liberal worldview!
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Post by Bob » Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:02 pm

How RenFaire.
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Post by Rob the Wop » Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:16 pm

Got a 80lb heavy bag in the backyard and a SlamMan. 60x80ft backyard. Homebrew on tap, hot tub for after workout. I'm about 30 miles west of Portland. Will that work?
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Post by cowboyangel » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:09 pm

can you use whipped cream in the thunderdome?
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Post by Rian Jackson » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:06 pm

Rob the Wop wrote:Got a 80lb heavy bag in the backyard and a SlamMan. 60x80ft backyard. Homebrew on tap, hot tub for after workout. I'm about 30 miles west of Portland. Will that work?
you must be a god.
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Post by Bob » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:10 pm

Knock yourself out.

Literally.
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Post by Ron » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:58 pm

I already train weekly at a local school here in Seattle but it does sound fun. And I'd be there for a political Thunderdome match, sounds like a blast.

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Post by RingO'Fire » Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:19 pm

Rian Jackson wrote:I know it's been almost a year since i split my knuckles on the bags, and i'm definitely not used to those silly foam bats.

Mwahahahaah! You will be crushed in the thunderdome by the club of my anarcho-liberal worldview!
When I was taking Filipino Kali/Escrima in New Mexico a few years ago, we used wooden sledgehammer handles to practice with. Just cut off the split end (that goes inside the hammer) and round off the cut with a rasp. We then cut it to length the same way. In escrima, we cut the sticks to length by sticking one end in your arm pit and then measuring to the end of your outstretched fingertips (outstretched to the side). Supposedly, this is the optimal stick length. "Shaggy's" stick in the photo above is way too long.

We used the heavy-ass handles (held by the narrow end that would go next to the sledgehammer head) for working out on the heavy bag and for half-speed sparring. Anyways, working out on the heavy bag with the sledgehammer handles will give you forearms of steel like Popeye or Bruce Lee. Then, when you pick up the super light rattan sticks or the foam-covered PVC sparring sticks, you can really put a world of hurt on someone.
If nothing else we can duke it out in the parks. You get really funny looks from people driving past.

And no, I dont think you do want to know how i know that...
Yep, you also get really funny looks from people when you're standing in the park beating on a telephone pole with two sledgehammer handles.

Hmmm...I think I need to go by the hardware store on the way home and pick up some sledgehammer handles. I'm a little out of practice, but I've still got a month and a half or so to get ready whoop some ass in the Thunderdome.

See y'all on the playa!
...but it seemed like such a good idea at the time...

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Post by Bob » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:54 pm

I wouldn't bother, unless you're using that for a tent stake or something. The Thunderdome will provide the Q-tips or whatever the hell they use for weapons. In any case, your arm's probably too short to box with Shaggy.
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Post by RingO'Fire » Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:11 pm

Bob wrote:I wouldn't bother, unless you're using that for a tent stake or something. The Thunderdome will provide the Q-tips or whatever the hell they use for weapons. In any case, your arm's probably too short to box with Shaggy.
I've got a question or two about fighting rules for throw-downs in Thunderdome.

Are there only stick-fighting matches allowed?

Is there also boxing? What about kickboxing?

If you're fighting, do they yank you around on the bungees?

What if the two people fighting totally hate each other's guts and just want to pound each other's faces into the dirt? What are the rules then?

I don't necessarily want to go mano a mano with Shaggy or anyone else, but I'd like to at least know the rules (if there are any) for bouts at Thunderdome. That way, if I do happen to run into somebody that pisses me off badly enough, I can just say, "Why don't you just meet me at the Thunderdome, motherfucker?!"

BTW, I am an extremely mellow, easygoing guy and it takes a lot to piss me off. However, if it comes down to it...
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Post by Bob » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:32 am

What are you... a Republican?
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Post by Bob » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:34 am

Sorry... that seems to be the Official eplaya Gratuitous Weak Comeback of July '04. Just going with the program.

What makes you think Thunderdome is about fighting?
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Post by Sensei » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:53 am

Thunderball. No really. That was the first name they came up with.

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Post by Zephryus » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:55 am

I can't speak for Ring, but I've only heard thunderdome spoken of in reference to ass-kickery.

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Post by Lark » Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:37 am

Bob wrote:What makes you think Thunderdome is about fighting?
Haven't you seen the Mad Max movies? Tina Turner certainly wasn't lording over a prim and proper discussion over capuccino and biscotti. Thunderdome = fight to the death.

Man, Mad Max... Now there was a fine film. Fantastic cinematography. Okay, the Thunderdome sequel sucked.

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Post by Rian Jackson » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:07 am

I'd say the fistfighting/training is just worth it for the pure fun of it. But then I've been told i'm a little....odd.

Last year at the Thunderdome some wanker was wacked out and tried to start a fight on top of the dome, all because he preferred to stay up top and be hit by the spinning sign rather than joining the rest of us lunatics. He nearly fell through the bars, would have if people hadn't caught him. I don't want to know what would have happened to the people below. Needless to say he was ejected. He came back, asking who wanted to fight him.

I still wish i had jumped down from there and kicked the crap out of him.

Frankly, I didn't much care if he wanted to endanger himself. It was his blatent endangerment of other people that really got me riled up.

Yet another good reason for pre-playa bareknuckles training.
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Post by samtzu » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:53 am

Bob wrote:
What makes you think Thunderdome is about fighting?
Uhh... what makes you think it's about .... oh.... anything else?
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Post by Bob » Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:28 am

All I can say is Death Guild are some of the sweetest, least violent, most artistic people I know at Burning Man, but YMMV.
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Post by samtzu » Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:59 pm

Bob wrote:
...but YMMV.
YMMV?? "You Make Me Vomit" ?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:34 pm

Dang. I'll never look at your milage may vary the same way again.

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Post by samtzu » Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:58 pm

You've never driven my pickup...
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:15 pm

Ha! but I used to own a 1978 used army all time four wheel drive full sized desert camo dodge 3/4 ton. My milage varied between 8 and less per gallon. . .

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