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A Rabid Attack on Men from LA Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Z Mar 26, 2013. 34 Replies

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Ressurecting the Duel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Nov 8, 2013. 44 Replies

   I recently was able to gain a basic understanding over my native state's criminal code, while taking a certification course in law enforcement.  Something I was surprised to learn was that the law…Continue

A Pulp Hero Neutered: The Absent Manliness in John Carter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Feb 19, 2013. 15 Replies

   Good afternon all, I originally wrote down these thoughts last year, for a discussion over the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs "A Princess of Mars" into the awful Disney flick John Carter.…Continue

Tags: Rice, Burroughs, Edgar, Pulp Fiction, Masculinity

Fencing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Jan 1. 25 Replies

   I'm wondering, how many of our number have ever taken sword in hand for a round of physical chess? If so, do you do traditional olympic, ren-faire SCA stuff, escrima, or Asian sword arts? Continue

 

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Rob replied to Sam I.'s discussion Fencing?
"I've been learning and teaching Doce Pares Eskrima for about 7 years."
Jan 1
Karl Helweg replied to Sam I.'s discussion Fencing?
"It has been a while so I am wondering if any fencers have joined AoM lately.  Like what I am hearing from a lot of clubs, we are experiencing an unexpected growth spurt of local fencers.  "
Dec 19, 2013
Karl Helweg replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"One of the distinct features and spreaders of the Renaissance was the beautifully illustrated dueling manuals such as Ridolfo Capo Ferro's which many experts argue was illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci.  These manuals were some of the first…"
Nov 8, 2013
Regular Joe replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
""My question is why would a state magically have the right to use force to settle irrational arguments by force, or at least the promise of force, but not the autonomous individual?" Because, after having experienced "might makes…"
Nov 8, 2013
The Dutch Dastard replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"In Dutch traditional student clubs (including my rowing club) there is an old history that, in essence, comprises of dueling. If a conflict between to people (yes, even between man and woman, though with slightly different rules) can't be…"
Nov 8, 2013
Regular Joe replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"If we allow one man to fight another, why wouldn't we allow 10 men to fight 10 other? Or 100 to fight 100 more? Is this really how we want to settle our differences?   If I am skilled at duelling, why wouldn't I challenge everyone to…"
Nov 8, 2013
William W. How replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"Black's says "fighting words" are words with enough threat of violence they need not be protected by the First Amendment, or words with enough threat of violence they are a partial defense, a mitigation, in a civil suit for…"
Nov 7, 2013
N. Vest replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"The difference is in enforcement, these days no matter what a man says about, or your wife, if you deck there is a good chance you are getting arrested."
Nov 7, 2013
Matt T. replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"Aren't these words simply meant to instigate a fight right there and then?  I don't see how "bringing them back" applies if they still exits. With the right vocabulary, I believe I could start a brawl with just about anyone…"
Nov 7, 2013
Jack Bauer replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"Just shoot the guy, and claim misunderstanding of the duel ground rules. Bringing a gun to a chess fight isn't quite as disastrous as the reverse. JB"
Nov 7, 2013
David F. replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"So what happens when you request a duel and the requested form of the duel is say chess boxing or chess, cards or some other thing you are not actually knowledgeable enough to do?  There is a reason it was ended as a form of dispute…"
Nov 7, 2013
Regular Joe replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"And, realistically speaking, how many men do you think confident and mature enough to request to call off the duel when they come to their senses and realize that their opponent is, in fact, correct when they risk being accused of being…"
Nov 7, 2013
Regular Joe replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"I wouldn't be surprised if that law was still in the books because it would be a politically unpopular move to dedicate resources (time, money, people) to going through the motions of removing it.   In terms of modern day practicaliy, I…"
Nov 7, 2013
Nate Thallas replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"Yep, it was Germany. Rammstein turned it into the song "Mein Teil". I believe something similiar also happened in Japan recently."
Nov 7, 2013
N. Vest replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"We don't need to bring back dueling, what we need to bring back the concept of "fighting words". It used to be considered that if some one insulted you badly enough you were with in your rights to belt them one. You don't pistols…"
Nov 7, 2013
Rory Average replied to Sam I.'s discussion Ressurecting the Duel?
"I can see the usefulness of this. I think it would "help" the political process. People nowadays love to run their mouths. They denigrate anyone who thinks differently, shittalk them behind their backs, and openly call people idiots,…"
Nov 7, 2013

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