Lesser known rules about Fight Club
Sixteen years ago today, Fight Club hit cinemas, in a big way. The David Fincher film (adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk) achieved cult film status, largely thanks to the stellar performance from the films two leads Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
In the film’s most memorable moment the two leads lay down the rules for their anarchic, illegal, underground extra-curricular activity:
Rule #1 – You don’t talk about Fight Club
Rule #2 – You don’t talk about Fight Club
… but we at Esquire thought that some more important details were left out, so we decided to suggest some lesser-known rules below:
Rule #3 - Please turn your phone onto silent. You’re ruining it for everyone, buddy.
Rule #4 - No hair pulling (No one wants to be that guy).
Rule #5 – To help raise money for venue rental, a fundraiser (bake sale, tombola etc.) will be held once a quarter.
Rule #6 - If you see Tyler talking to himself, just let him be. He cool.
Rule #7 - Tag team matches are not allowed, unless you are wearing matching tights.
Rule #8 – Sparkling water is prohibited.
Rule #9 – The handicap parking space must only be used by people with a valid parking permit.
Rule #10 - Theme music is only tolerated in an ironic sense.
Rule #11 - You can use potatoes to for the invitations, only if your run out of soap.
Rule #12 - All criticism must be constructive and submitted into the suggestions box at the end of every meet.
Rule #13 - In no situation is it OK to wear Vibram Fivefinger shoes.
Rule #14 - Please refrain from eating during the event. The crumbs attract ants.
Rule #15 – If you wish to postpone or cancel your fight, please do so with 24-hours notice.
Rule #16 - Posing like you know kung-fu isn’t going to fool anyone.
If there are any rules that you think we missed out, please suggest them in the comments below.