Sunday, April 17, 2005


Last night I had the pleasure of celebrating a friend's birthday with some square dancing, followed by a trip to the local sports pub (I think it was the only place that would take a reservation for our group). The square dancing was fun. I must clarify for all you ubranites; it wasn't line dancing. That's not fun; at least it doesn't look fun. Anyway, the reason for this post...
It soon became aparent that the sports bar was probably not the best place to celebrate my friends birthday, since there was a ton of people there for a certain UFC pay-per-view event. Ultimate Fighting Championship. It's kinda like the porn of the fight world. People watch it and get a rush, a high, from seeing a well placed punch or kick, and nearly lose it when they see blood.
Anyway, sports bars are interesting places to make cultural observations:
1) waitresses in sports bars tend to fit a certain stereotype, and they have to put up with a lot of shit from drunk jocks.
2) drunk jocks are a solid arguement against evolution.
Those are just two of many.
I'm struck with a sense of irony here though. One of my all time favorite movies is Fight Club, yet I disagree with things like UFC. That, and while in the bar I had a hard time having a conversation with a friend of mine that I hadn't seen in months, cuz my eyes kept drifting towards the big screen and the big ring.


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