Category Archives: fights

OLD COOT

Last summer a boat driver came over to our table at the Full Moon Bar in Jomtien. Tip liked to drink. The young Cambodian smiled at me and said something to Mam. I really didn’t understand what, but her reaction translated the meaning. Tip smiled at me again like I was an old fool. That […]

Fight Scene in GIANT

James Dean fought Rock Hudson in the epic Texan film GIANT. Dean’s character Jett Rink comes out on top in the first encounter after Hudson’s Bick lowers his guard. A second fight doesn’t come off as Jett passes out in a wine cellar dead drunk. “You’re not even worth hitting. … You’re all through.” Bick […]

THE SHORTEST FIGHT IN THE WORLD by Peter Nolan Smith

The World on East 2nd Street hosted a screening of the Tyson-Spinks fight on June 27, 1988. The nightclubs’s door was handled by the tough guy mooks hired by the Bensonhurst fat boys hosting the event. The fee for televising the fight was $20,000. The Brooklyn boys wanted $25 a head. The NYFD occupancy limit […]

Fight Club Pussies

A couple of years ago Big Al told me about a bar in the Valley. “Where people like to fight. You wanna go?” Big Al and I had met in Pattaya. It was the Last Babylon on Earth. “Do I have to fight?” “No, you can watch, you pussy.” Big Al was 300 plus and […]

FIGHTING FOR WHAT by Peter Nolan Smith

Everything happened quick in CBGB’s subterranean toilets. The release of body waste was rivaled by magic-markering a band’s name atop the thousands of previous honorees in the toilet’s hall of fame and while the inhalation of cocaine or heroin in the stalls was more popular than shooting up dope or speedballs, sex within the battered […]