Verbal Fight Club
In a world of Facebook self-censorship, 140 character twitter constraints and obnoxious political soundbites, are we losing the ability to battle verbally? Verbal Fight Club is a space where we can test our own level of endurance and conviction on current issues of great (or little) importance. Its fun, often hilarious and intensely passionate.
Here’s how it works
Everyone completes a battle card with a question, topic or statement. The card goes into a barrel. The adjudicator draws a card to be battled and two people take the stage to verbally fight it out. There are rules (the first rule of verbal fight club is you should always talk about verbal fight club, the second rule of verbal fight club is you should ALWAYS talk about verbal fight club) and there are respectful and engaging interjections that the audience is empowered to use throughout.
examples of Crowd-Sourced Battle Topics:
Fish as pets?
Spiderman 2 is the worst movie ever
To go espresso cups
Feeling your feelings
Is gentrification good, bed, neither?
Women should run everything
Should we castrate pet animals?
How do we stop inequality?
Smiling in pictures
Women are more hormonally charged than men
To go into the wardrobe or walk past it
What is contemporary art?
People need more alone time than most give themselves
Should we just give up on Manhattan
Trust in Statistics
Sour fancy coffee
Are fossil fuels a good thing?
Is terrorism a major threat to America?
Cats vs Dogs
Guns should be banned for use by the public
The toilet paper roll should always be rolled up
Fans should abandon the NFL
19th Century novels failed relationships
Should you donate to local charities or ones in the developing world?
Time is wasted on the young
Discussing your bowl movements should be as appropriate of a discussion topic as talking about your kids or pets
Should we legalize all drugs?
The movie ‘Inception’ is totally overrated!
Hocking up with an adopted cousin – uncouth?
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates – who is/was/will be more influential
In Pakistan they stone women for adultery. Should we try and stop that?
PHISH is the worst…
Drones: what are they good for?
Everyone should explore a same sex ‘interaction’
Design is king
The suburbs are killing America
Using the internet and smart phones means giving up privacy
Girls love secretly getting their ass pinched
There are way better places to live than New York
Horror movies, why watch them?
Vegans should have their own suburb… away from everyone else
I don’t want to go to Australia because it’s too far away and there are sharks everywhere.