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    Thanks for posting that Jack, great stuff.

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    That was a great read, thanks for posting....

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    Very nice article, thanks for all the links within the text, too!

    I can't remember anything except D.D.Lewis from the Gangs of NY movie, too. Gotta get the book though...

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    Great read. I love this forum.

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    A fatal pugilistic contest took place on Wednesday sevennight, at Rollestone, near Burton upon Trent, in the county of Stafford. On the preceding evening, Charles Beale, a farmer from Strenton, and Stringer Tonks, a basket-maker, of Repton, having quarrelled, agreed to meet the next day at Rollestone, to decide their dispute. The constable of the parish was present as stakeholder! The combatants fought with a determination and courage seldom witnessed, until the 31st round, when Tonks struck Beale a dreadful blow under the ear, and death terminated the fight.
    I would've never thought that a basket-weaver would be a death-dealing bareknuckling SOB! Damn hard-asses back then.

    In my family history, the Scottish-drunkard side, a great-great-grandpa was a county bareknuckle champion. Too small an article to be worth re-printing, but I think he did win $4.30 for an hour-long fight or some crazy **** like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherserge View Post
    I would've never thought that a basket-weaver would be a death-dealing bareknuckling SOB!.
    Basket-weavers develop huge strength and endurance in their grip : maybe he grabbed the other fella's nadgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Rooster View Post
    Basket-weavers develop huge strength and endurance in their grip : maybe he grabbed the other fella's nadgers.
    When I was a teenager (like 14 or 15) my friend's dad got in a fight with a guy who was beating his wife in their apartment complex. He was a professional masseur, and he took him down with a back heel, mounted the guy, and started prodding and gouging pressure points while the guy wiggled in pain. It helped that he was a huge guy with some of the strongest hands ever and he worked on people for a living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra View Post
    When I was a teenager (like 14 or 15) my friend's dad got in a fight with a guy who was beating his wife in their apartment complex. He was a professional masseur, and he took him down with a back heel, mounted the guy, and started prodding and gouging pressure points while the guy wiggled in pain. It helped that he was a huge guy with some of the strongest hands ever and he worked on people for a living.
    Remind me to buy your friend's dad a beer.

    There's numerous accounts of people just a century ago being such badasses. Today, most people are just wusses ready to be taken advantage of. Shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherserge View Post
    I would've never thought that a basket-weaver would be a death-dealing bareknuckling SOB! Damn hard-asses back then.

    In my family history, the Scottish-drunkard side, a great-great-grandpa was a county bareknuckle champion. Too small an article to be worth re-printing, but I think he did win $4.30 for an hour-long fight or some crazy **** like that.
    I vote for re-printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonuzaba View Post
    I vote for re-printing.
    I'll try to dig it up. I think my brother knows where it is..
    Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
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