Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A real-life Oldboy scene

Astonishing. I had thought that real-life fights never look like fight scenes from movies.

These guys likewise commit the double error of messing with the wrong opponent and being unready for a fast start. As a general rule, if you pick a fight with someone who immediately assumes a relaxed but erect shuffle-stepping stance with his hands up and his chin tucked and a blandly businesslike expression on his face, you have probably just answered the question of the day wrong, even if you have him outnumbered.
--Carlo Rotella, Slate, on universal patterns in street fight videos

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