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Any Good Fights Since Starting Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 30, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Have you been in any good fights since starting Paleo? If so, have your fighting skills improved or diminished? How about your "Street Cred"? For those of you who have aspired to gracile figures like some of our Paleo gurus and leaders, do you find that there are more people who want to kick sand in your face? Or have you followed some of the excellent advice here, started lifting heavy, and are getting more street cred?

By the way, don't think this question is directed exclusively at the men. I would welcome any contributions from women. Nobody likes a good Kat Fight better than me.

As for me, I haven't been in a good fight in a long time. Do you know how hard it is to get into a fight in the San Francisco Bay Area? I grew up in a place called Welch, West Virginia and as Jeanette Walls points out in her NYT Bestseller "Glass Castle" that town must have been the street-fight capital of the world. Growing up there, I don't ever remember a week going by without getting into at least one fight. It wasn't just me. I think that was about average for all young men.

So the last time I got into a fight was 10 years ago and, sure enough, that was on a visit back to Welch. You may be entertained to learn that I got my butt whipped. What can I say?! I was out of practice.

I don't know if street-fighting is Paleo or not; however, it is definitely the most Zen activity I can think of. Nothing like somebody wanting to take your head off with his fists (or a bat) to cultivate one-pointed attention.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Torso! Vit D It's all here. Excellent.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 03, 2011
at 05:28 PM

ya know what. it's funny too, that I love martial arts, and intend on studying several different disciplines intensely. I really enjoy martial arts movies like IP Man and Ong Bak and stuff like that. I also enjoy watching UFC but sometimes I think they take things a bit too far unnecessarily. I've seen guys get completely tore up in the ring and I just think.. ok now what is the purpose of that. So I guess I just like the defense aspect of fighting. I love the idea of being a total badass, but not using it to hurt people unless you must.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Why don't you delete ben's nasty comment then too? I agree that mine should have been deleted.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:01 PM

So, it's usually their mother that my daughters want to hit, but they're willing to substitute me. It's still very satisfying for them.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:23 PM

yeah, K, gotcha. People sure are posting a lot of responses. I just think talking about fighting on the internet when no one knows eachother face to face is really silly. Getting hurt and hurting people sucks.

C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

(2437)

on July 01, 2011
at 06:24 AM

You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 05:06 AM

the guy who was talking crap to me was drunk on 40's(old english). I was barely getting buzzed, had 1 gluten free beer and like 2 vodka drinks at that point. The beer had me in a weird state, fight or flight like. Beer sucks!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 04:53 AM

I was buzzed(getting there), but the guy that was talking to me was a complete dickhead. An old friend actually. It sucked, and what really started it off badly was I drank 1 gluten free beer(bards) before. And for some reason it didn't set well, it wasn't until later after I got a couple of vodka drinks down was I able to really chill out. I think I would have handled it all better had I not had the bard's beer. haha.

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on July 01, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Wow, Thomas, thanks for the offer! It's always my sister I want to punch though. I went to college in Texas. Never got into a fight there!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 02:03 AM

You used to train MMA? So coooooooool!!!! I have to upvote everything you ever post now.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:49 AM

ben- Although I don't see this question as being topical, some people answered and had some fun. This is definitely borderline though.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:48 AM

Thomas, I deleted your comment. Please don't cross the (admittedly fuzzy) line into mean-spiritedness. It's not very zen.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:28 AM

ben, what got up your ass? People are just having fun here. If you don't like the question, why don't you fuck off and go answer another question.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:28 AM

I believe you. Post a pick for us to see.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:22 AM

Close this ridiculous question.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:04 AM

High five @texasleah. @ben chill, this is what it is.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:58 AM

This question is ridiculous. Close this bullshit.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:45 AM

upvote for "Amygdyla Envy"! Sounds like a Lifetime Movie

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:38 AM

Don't worry - we were just testing you. ;) Patrik should really start awarding "Straight-laced" badges everytime someone passes up on the opportunity to make a dirty joke.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Were you drunk or was he drunk and being obnoxious?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Somebody give me a compliment about how I did not say anything depraved in response to all of this. You KNOW I wanted to :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:27 AM

I've got a mind to come out there to Texas and see if the toughest bars are in East or West Texas. So hcantrall and texasleah, pony up those email addresses. How much do you have to pay for that 72 oz steak if you can't finish it?

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:23 AM

Everyone knows the toughest bars are in WEST Texas - Amarillo, home of the 72 oz steak for free if you can finish it! http://www.bigtexan.com/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:47 PM

Ok, so I don't have one of those NEOCORTEX things. So my Chakra system ends at my belly-button. I will have you know, sir, that I have a highly developed amygdyla. What else do I need?

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:47 PM

Amygdyla envy anyone?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:46 PM

Ok, so I don't have one of those NEOCORTEX things. So my Chakra system ends at my belly-button. I will have you know, sir, that I have a highly developed amygdyla. Everybody give Josh a round of applause for his sense of humor!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Exactly, but be careful. Bromide is not good for the thyroid. which according to your tag is critical to your fighting prowess. Hopefully she's sprung for the saline type :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Don't get upset Laura. I am pretty sure that Mark would swap clothes with you, too, although somehow I don't think pastel colors are your thing :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I'm off work right now, but how much time do you all have on a workday to ask and answer this kind of stuff? Ohhhh... I think those are fightin' words:)

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Well you don't - but I'd be all ears if you did... ;)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:03 PM

That said, I used to train as an amateur MMA fighter but I haven't had an opportunity to spar since switching to a paleo diet. I wonder how I'd fair...? Anyone in the NY area wanna spar?

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:03 PM

Brad Pitt and nipple messages....need I say more?

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:02 PM

Thomas, I've lived in TX (Grade 8 thru Grade 10), but both of my two (2) fights were in Newfoundland, Canada - where I'm from originally. Currently, I'm living in NY! Haven't had a 'real' fight since Newfoundland. ;)

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:59 PM

I agree that Fight Club is an awesome movie - although I haven't eaten mushroom soup since.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Damn - I always miss all the fun threads. Someone needs to send me a nipple message when those things are on.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:55 PM

@PKN-concealed weapons are legal in Texas too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:54 PM

EXCELLENT POINT about the Pinot Noir Leah! I don't know. I imagine Mark Sisson has a lot of pastel colors in his wardrobe. Leah is a pretty woman, so she might like him. They could swap clothing :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Anyway, upvote for Paleo adaptation of "Fight Club" rules. That was one of the best American movies of the late 20th centure, IMHO.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:48 PM

I hate to admit it but you could be right. Although I would say I doubt Mark Sisson would be in an East Texas bar since they don't serve Pinot Noir.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:47 PM

There was already a thread like that, like which actor do you want to look like. That was a couple months ago.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:46 PM

Mindi, where do you live? When my daughters get angry and frustrated, I let them have three free punches at me (free, meaning I don't block them or punch back). I am willing to give you the same opportunity.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:46 PM

Mark Sisson would get hit and KO'd by the first punch? To quote A Mighty Wind..."I dooooon't think soooo!"

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Wait, gillie, correct me but aren't you from Texas, too? How did you make it through elementary, middle and high school without one fight? Girl, maybe you should go klubbin' with TexasLeah!

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:43 PM

I've had that dream too! so annoying when you really want to hit someone!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:42 PM

It was easy. Jeanette. really does mention that in the book and we went to the same High School. She was a year behind me.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Good deal. I could fight and then soak my sore body in Baconbitch's hot tub. Excellent.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:39 PM

I don't hate the guy. Who said that I did? Leah, get serious. How long do you think that Sisson would last in bar brawl in East Texas? Kamal, the fight would not last long enough for him to be placed in a head lock. Basically, somebody would hit him and he would hit the floor. End of fight.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:39 PM

crazy---i have had that force field dream too!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:37 PM

He he - thanks. I couldn't really think of a more Paleo movie, not least because wanting to look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club could probably be some sort of category on those "why Paleo?" surveys...

Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

(1334)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:37 PM

yeah, we all carry guns around here too, makes the fights not last long.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:32 PM

No, I think hair gel might make it harder to get him in a headlock. And his flowing locks would cushion a blow from a broken bottle, unlike if he were bald.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:28 PM

agreed Kamal....I like Thomas's question but I dont get the Sisson hate either. He does look like he uses a little too much hair gel so maybe that's it?

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:27 PM

I am bowing in humble respect.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:26 PM

And to you too for a fine question...nice how you were able to weave in a literary reference into a thread about bar fights :p

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:25 PM

Why the Mark Sisson hate? I don't know him, but am curious as to what would limit him in a bar fight.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:20 PM

You would be hard-pressed to find me ever defending bodybuilders. However, believe me, Mark Sisson would not last a minute in a bar fight. And he's probably the type that would get his a$$ whipped and then be on the phone with his lawyer.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:17 PM

BaconBitch has a hot tub.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:16 PM

Leah, props for the takedown!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:15 PM

Leah, I know that I am going to get roasted for posting this, so thanks for showing a little love. All week long I've read nothing but posts about thyroid and flatulence, so I thought I'd mix it up a little. No offense to anybody, but if I read another post about flatulence this week, I am going to puke. Anyway, as long as fights don't get too far out of hand (with knives and guns) they are actually very exciting and a lot of fun. Bet a lot of my critics pay money to go to action movies with fighting in them. Hypocrites!

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:12 PM

.......Spicoli????

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Best heavyweight of all time: pudgy Fedor Emelienenko. Best lightweight of all time: wimpy looking BJ Penn. Looks don't say a whole bunch about fighting ability.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

It takes serious functional fitness to spontaneously hurdle a tennis net - I'd have inadvertently taken out all of my front teeth. :)

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

aww, I hate fighting (hate seeing people get hurt).. let the haters hate, they don't control my fate. That's my motto! lol

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

And I'll pick Mark Sisson to win a street fight over most powerlifters/bodybuilders. Dude is a hoss, and would have an overwhelmingly cerebral gameplan!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:09 PM

Did I say small guys couldn't fight? I did not! However, there is a type of look that says, "Kick my a$$ because I can't do anything about it" :)

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:09 PM

plus one Simibee!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:07 PM

Oh, I am an anti-militarist. A nice little fight is not the same. Actually it lets the steam off. Have you ever noticed those type of people that constantly talk $hit behind each other's back? It goes on forever. If they were to fight, I bet it would all be resolved, they would get along and stop bickering. Instead, they just run their mouths forever.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:07 PM

A "Thyroid" Tag? wth?? Thomas you kill me.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Oh boy, this has opened a can of worms. And that can of worms is called Mixed Martial Arts. Do you watch UFC, or have you watched Pride or Pancrase in the past? Starting back at Royce Gracie and going forward to Cain Velasquez, the biggest guys are almost never the best fighters, and lithe fighters kick ass. Fighting does not involve placing two fighters on your back and squatting to below parallel and coming back up. Having overly thick limbs (e.g. Bobby Lashley) is a big minus when it comes to striking. Head movement and footwork are hard when you're Mariusz Pudjzianowski.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:01 PM

It is absolutely germane to Paleo. It might not be of interest to suburbanite Paleos (which I have unfortunately become) but it is of importance to people who are doing Paleo under tougher circumstances. Believe me, there are a lot of places in this world where fragile-looking guys like that are going to get OWNED big time. Like I said, this may not be a big issue if you live in a middle-class suburban or urban setting. However, don't assume that everybody's background is the same. If I had asked, has Paleo improved your analytical skills, I bet there would be no objection.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 30, 2011
at 09:50 PM

Thomas, I don't fully understand your question. How does this relate to paleo, specifically? Which fights are "good" fights, if any? Are you trying to imply that fellows such as Chris Kresser and Mark Sisson are weak in your first paragraph? That is an unfair assumption, and looking blocky and squatting 500 pounds is not everybody's interpretation of functional strength. At my heaviest bodyweight and highest bench/squat/dead, I looked like a tool.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Oh, thanks for the tip. Maybe I could stop by there on my way to see BaconBitch. Is that where you live? I could stop by and see you, too. You could point out the bar to me.

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Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:00 PM

The first rule of Paleo Hacks is that you do not talk about Paleo Hacks.

The second rule of Paleo Hacks is that you do not talk about Paleo Hacks.

When someone yells "stop" or goes limp, or mentions re-enactment, the thread is over.

Only two Paleo gurus to a thread.

One controversy at a time.

No shirts, no shoes; all avatars must have torso pics.

Threads go on as long as they have to, or until vitamin D deficiency sets in.

If this is your first night at 'Paleo Hacks', you have to answer a question.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:37 PM

He he - thanks. I couldn't really think of a more Paleo movie, not least because wanting to look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club could probably be some sort of category on those "why Paleo?" surveys...

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Well you don't - but I'd be all ears if you did... ;)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Somebody give me a compliment about how I did not say anything depraved in response to all of this. You KNOW I wanted to :)

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:09 PM

plus one Simibee!

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Damn - I always miss all the fun threads. Someone needs to send me a nipple message when those things are on.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Torso! Vit D It's all here. Excellent.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Anyway, upvote for Paleo adaptation of "Fight Club" rules. That was one of the best American movies of the late 20th centure, IMHO.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:47 PM

There was already a thread like that, like which actor do you want to look like. That was a couple months ago.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:03 PM

Brad Pitt and nipple messages....need I say more?

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:59 PM

I agree that Fight Club is an awesome movie - although I haven't eaten mushroom soup since.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:27 PM

I am bowing in humble respect.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:38 AM

Don't worry - we were just testing you. ;) Patrik should really start awarding "Straight-laced" badges everytime someone passes up on the opportunity to make a dirty joke.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:30 PM

In my dreams.

Seriously.

Before, when I dreamt about fighting, my punches never landed, like there was some sort of force-field holding them back.

Now, when I dream about fighting, my punches totally land.

Fight dreams rock.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:02 PM

Thomas, I've lived in TX (Grade 8 thru Grade 10), but both of my two (2) fights were in Newfoundland, Canada - where I'm from originally. Currently, I'm living in NY! Haven't had a 'real' fight since Newfoundland. ;)

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:39 PM

crazy---i have had that force field dream too!

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:43 PM

I've had that dream too! so annoying when you really want to hit someone!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:46 PM

Mindi, where do you live? When my daughters get angry and frustrated, I let them have three free punches at me (free, meaning I don't block them or punch back). I am willing to give you the same opportunity.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:03 PM

That said, I used to train as an amateur MMA fighter but I haven't had an opportunity to spar since switching to a paleo diet. I wonder how I'd fair...? Anyone in the NY area wanna spar?

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on July 01, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Wow, Thomas, thanks for the offer! It's always my sister I want to punch though. I went to college in Texas. Never got into a fight there!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Wait, gillie, correct me but aren't you from Texas, too? How did you make it through elementary, middle and high school without one fight? Girl, maybe you should go klubbin' with TexasLeah!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 02:03 AM

You used to train MMA? So coooooooool!!!! I have to upvote everything you ever post now.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:01 PM

So, it's usually their mother that my daughters want to hit, but they're willing to substitute me. It's still very satisfying for them.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 01, 2011
at 02:45 AM

I don't fight, pretty much ever. I am normally just a laid back and generally goofy guy, so I can't really picture myself fist fighting someone just to fight someone. Seems pointless and you could possibly get permanently hurt for no reason. I'm not into self mutilation.

I mean, I got in some silly fist fights in school as a kid like anyone, but nothing too crazy. The last few times I've had close calls as an adult I have been able to talk the fight right out of the situation. I think that's because the people that I was in conflict with saw that I was not a pansy and that it might be best to cool it. I always prefer that first, because I have played out scenarios in my mind, and I don't like the outcome. I think this is because if I am really going to be forced to fight, it's gonna be for a damn good reason, and that means I will have all my testosterone flowing, and that scares me.

Where most people might be content with just punching someone, I figure I will just reserve real fighting to situations of defense and protection. Because of this, I don't like what I might do to someone if that situation ever truly came about. I would hope that I could contain them or stop the action short of something terrible, but if I am coming to the defense of my family, or anyone I love or care about, my protective instincts would come out of me like a wild tiger. I love people, so I don't like that scenario. Everybody gets a little hot headed. Everybody runs their mouth too much at times. That's silly stuff. If someone came up to me and said "Hey man... F*^% YOU!" I probably wouldn't even flinch... because seriously.. who cares? Let that person just be jacked up in their own world. I just feel sorry for them. For real. Or if they are just having fun... or need to let off steam, then fine. Whatever. I don't care.

But as soon as the situation turns physically dangerous to me or anyone else I might be with... I am not the same person any more for a time. If someone breaks into my house, there are no rules from that point forward. If someone attacks or physically harms someone I know or care about, I would fight like a monstrous beast to protect them.

Luckily, that scenario has yet to happen. I would be happy going to my grave saying the same.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on July 03, 2011
at 05:28 PM

ya know what. it's funny too, that I love martial arts, and intend on studying several different disciplines intensely. I really enjoy martial arts movies like IP Man and Ong Bak and stuff like that. I also enjoy watching UFC but sometimes I think they take things a bit too far unnecessarily. I've seen guys get completely tore up in the ring and I just think.. ok now what is the purpose of that. So I guess I just like the defense aspect of fighting. I love the idea of being a total badass, but not using it to hurt people unless you must.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

try surfing dude nothin like a 10ft wave ready to beat and hold you down under water

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:12 PM

.......Spicoli????

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9759643ce5d97ab8fa649ae954656c4c

on June 30, 2011
at 09:41 PM

There are a few bars in Petaluma where people get thrown through windows on a semi-regular basis, so you might want to venture north, get blacked out drunk, and insult the egg farmers one of these weekends. Careful of the tweakers with knives though.

As for me, If I ever get in fights it would be during the night when I've shape-shifted into a raccoon. My memories of those times are vague because my Procyonidae brain works completely differently than my human brain, though I suspect I spend most of the time rummaging through garbage and stealing eggs. ;-P

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:17 PM

BaconBitch has a hot tub.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Exactly, but be careful. Bromide is not good for the thyroid. which according to your tag is critical to your fighting prowess. Hopefully she's sprung for the saline type :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Good deal. I could fight and then soak my sore body in Baconbitch's hot tub. Excellent.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Oh, thanks for the tip. Maybe I could stop by there on my way to see BaconBitch. Is that where you live? I could stop by and see you, too. You could point out the bar to me.

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on July 01, 2011
at 01:18 AM

I may be the size of a 12-year-old girl, but I don't need to fight. It's all about the attitude (and the mad glare); people respect me. And sometimes they're a little scared, too. Which is fine because I never use my powers for evil.

Seriously, grown men come right out and tell me they are scared of me because I seem like if they messed with me I'd stab them in the neck, etc. Have to say I love it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:28 AM

I believe you. Post a pick for us to see.

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on June 30, 2011
at 10:05 PM

You do not get into fights in East Texas or LA (Lower Arkansas) where I live. Aside from cornbread & biscuits, almost all the Rednecks are bad ass paleo, eat home grown food and deer that they killed (kilt if you prefer) because they carry shotguns and home made knives. Probably a lot like West Virginia...Country boys can survive ya know?

As for the ladies, I have not been in a fight in about 22 years (10th grade tennis tourney) when some emaciated girl called me fat because I was winning the match. I had to hurdle the net and do a take-down to save my pride. And then run 25 line-drills for punishment. (I did win the match, though ha ha!)

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:07 PM

A "Thyroid" Tag? wth?? Thomas you kill me.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:42 PM

It was easy. Jeanette. really does mention that in the book and we went to the same High School. She was a year behind me.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

It takes serious functional fitness to spontaneously hurdle a tennis net - I'd have inadvertently taken out all of my front teeth. :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:16 PM

Leah, props for the takedown!

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:55 PM

@PKN-concealed weapons are legal in Texas too.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:26 PM

And to you too for a fine question...nice how you were able to weave in a literary reference into a thread about bar fights :p

Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

(1334)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:37 PM

yeah, we all carry guns around here too, makes the fights not last long.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:15 PM

Leah, I know that I am going to get roasted for posting this, so thanks for showing a little love. All week long I've read nothing but posts about thyroid and flatulence, so I thought I'd mix it up a little. No offense to anybody, but if I read another post about flatulence this week, I am going to puke. Anyway, as long as fights don't get too far out of hand (with knives and guns) they are actually very exciting and a lot of fun. Bet a lot of my critics pay money to go to action movies with fighting in them. Hypocrites!

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215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Dude, make love not war.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 10:07 PM

Oh, I am an anti-militarist. A nice little fight is not the same. Actually it lets the steam off. Have you ever noticed those type of people that constantly talk $hit behind each other's back? It goes on forever. If they were to fight, I bet it would all be resolved, they would get along and stop bickering. Instead, they just run their mouths forever.

215d3126214343a5760316f195a06b97

on June 30, 2011
at 10:10 PM

aww, I hate fighting (hate seeing people get hurt).. let the haters hate, they don't control my fate. That's my motto! lol

C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

(2437)

on July 01, 2011
at 06:24 AM

You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:29 AM

fighting sucks, but I got in a fight 2 years ago. Almost got in a fight 1 year ago, I think being paleo made me more confident while fighting and especially when confronted.

Alcohol... is to blame for me wanting to fight this guy though.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 04:53 AM

I was buzzed(getting there), but the guy that was talking to me was a complete dickhead. An old friend actually. It sucked, and what really started it off badly was I drank 1 gluten free beer(bards) before. And for some reason it didn't set well, it wasn't until later after I got a couple of vodka drinks down was I able to really chill out. I think I would have handled it all better had I not had the bard's beer. haha.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:34 AM

Were you drunk or was he drunk and being obnoxious?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 05:06 AM

the guy who was talking crap to me was drunk on 40's(old english). I was barely getting buzzed, had 1 gluten free beer and like 2 vodka drinks at that point. The beer had me in a weird state, fight or flight like. Beer sucks!

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66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:35 PM

Only lowly evolved, slack-jawed, knuckle walking, mouth breathers find any value in a physical fight, at out point in history we should have learned many lessons by now. Just as we refuse to learn from bad diet we refuse to learn from bad behavior.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:46 PM

Ok, so I don't have one of those NEOCORTEX things. So my Chakra system ends at my belly-button. I will have you know, sir, that I have a highly developed amygdyla. Everybody give Josh a round of applause for his sense of humor!

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:04 AM

High five @texasleah. @ben chill, this is what it is.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:45 AM

upvote for "Amygdyla Envy"! Sounds like a Lifetime Movie

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:47 PM

Amygdyla envy anyone?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:48 AM

Thomas, I deleted your comment. Please don't cross the (admittedly fuzzy) line into mean-spiritedness. It's not very zen.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 01, 2011
at 12:58 AM

This question is ridiculous. Close this bullshit.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 01:28 AM

ben, what got up your ass? People are just having fun here. If you don't like the question, why don't you fuck off and go answer another question.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 30, 2011
at 11:47 PM

Ok, so I don't have one of those NEOCORTEX things. So my Chakra system ends at my belly-button. I will have you know, sir, that I have a highly developed amygdyla. What else do I need?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 01, 2011
at 08:02 PM

Why don't you delete ben's nasty comment then too? I agree that mine should have been deleted.

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