TIM FAULKNER — "The first rule of Fight Club is never talk about Fight Club," but some San Francisco tech workers have adopted their own rules according to WRCB TV. They've formed their own underground fight club, the Gentleman's Fighting Club, to release stress after work as programmers and engineers. Apparently, they are unaware that the film and book by Chuck Palahniuk is a work of fiction. Of course, geeks sometimes have difficulty discerning fantasy and reality and often take their favorite obsessions too far: whether it be Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Gallatica... or in this case Fight Club.
Also, like stereotypical geeks, the Gentleman's Fighting Club backs down from the more violent practices of their inspiration: "The fighters wear some protection: gloves, helmets and gear for below the belt and there are two "gentlemanly" rules: 1.) Do not try to put the other person in the hospital. 2.) Do not humiliate the other person." How is that supposed to relieve stress?
Now if only there was some video... few things more entertaining than a geek fight, besides the stereotypical cat and hobo fights.