The Rules of Fight Club

  1. You do not talk about Fight Club.
  2. You do not talk about Fight Club.
  3. If someone yells "stop," goes limp, or taps out, the fight is over.
  4. Only two guys to a fight.
  5. One fight at a time.
  6. No shirts, no shoes.
  7. Fights will go on as long as they have to.
  8. If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
shirtless black man with fists up
painting of Tom Johnson vs. Isaac Perrins bareknuckle fight
shirtless white man with fist up

May I never be complete.
May I never be content.
May I never be perfect.

You are not special.
You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

I want you to hit me as hard as you can.

The things you own
end up owning you.

shirtless man
hands bleeding over a sink
face of man with black eye, cut nose, and bruised lip
back of man wearing Fight Club shirt