A wedding in Pittsburgh's Station Square ended in a bloodied mess when three men were arrested for fighting outside of the reception late Saturday night. The groom, who was among those arrested, reportedly triggered the brawl after allegedly hitting on a pregnant reception worker and then challenging the worker's boyfriend to a fight.
An account of a 1968 poets' brawl by Charles Simic at the NYRB today just goes to show that even great artists like to do a little hair-pulling from time to time: "As soon as the fight started, Allen Ginsberg went down on his knees and began chanting some Buddhist prayer for peace and harmony among all living creatures."
America's summer of ultra-violence continues: This time it's in "Downtown" New York City, where six guys of varying sizes and different ethnicities haymaker and uppercut each other like real drunk men used to do right before they got tossed through saloon doors. It looks accidentally choreographed, but all those punches to faces sound real. The YouTube poster tells us nothing and there are no exclamatory comments below the post so we're left to wonder what got them all so angry on such a lovely July evening. Someone should help these guys organize a club no one's ever allowed to talk about just so they could do this again and again.
It's the end of the year, which means that it's time for Greek Orthodox clergymen and Armenian Orthodox clergymen to come together in order to "[scream] at each other and beat each other with broomsticks" during their annual cleaning of the Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born. As Jesus said, "If an adherent of a Christian sect with exceedingly minor theological or geographic differences crosseth into thine half of my birthplace whilst engaged in the very same charitable task as thou, thou must smite him with your broom."
The University of Arizona played host to UCLA on Thursday for an evening game of football. Just before halftime, a man posing as a referee rushed the field, was exposed as a fraud, and then attempted to escape while simultaneously shedding his clothing. Did I mention that all the commotion led to a bench-clearing brawl?
America's worst trend, YouTube videos of fast food patrons fighting, continues. Now it's happening at an Atlanta IHOP, where an off-duty police officer punched a woman in the face, kicking off a melee. It's unclear exactly why the cop was struggling with these people in the first place. The lawyer representing three of the women in the video accused the police officer of "excessive force."
Teonna Monae Brown—the Baltimore woman charged last week for a beating up a transgender McDonald's patron while a passive crowd made videos—may have been a repeat offender. The Smoking Gun reports that the 18-year-old had previously been arrested for punching a mother of two in the face, then beating her with an umbrella, then trying to rip out her hair, while friends attacked the lady's daughters. Just as ogres like to hide under bridges and terrorize passing billygoats, violent jerks apparently like to hang out at McDonald's and beat the snot out of strangers.
The nice thing about this particular videotaped fight—which took place, apparently, in a Tacos del Rio in Eastvale, Calif.—is that there were two different security cameras, meaning you can watch the action from two angles, like you have the Criterion Collection DVD of the Eastvale Tacos del Rio Fight. (Alas, it seems as though you can only see the small dog, curiously carried to the fight by one brawler and quickly and inelegantly dropped, from the first angle.)
Do you recognize any of the ladies in this video of a Florida gas station brawl? If so, then the police want to talk to you about the December 30 melee, which they learned about once it hit the web.
Last Sunday, patrons at the Bronx's Munch Time Diner were treated to more than a piece of pie when a nasty fight broke out—over a missing cell phone—between several women in the middle of the restaurant. Watch inside.
When the Tampa Breeze and the Miami Caliente of the Lingerie Football League play things always get heated. It's a bitter rivalry and their most recent game didn't disappoint. Tempers flared and the game ended with a brawl.