(So yeah, "Tuesday" didn't happen for posting, but Wednesday is a nice day of the week too, right? Oh, and it turned out that the "Star Trek" post was actually my 400th post on this blog. Feel free to say nice things about my stick-to-it-iveness. Yay!)
Now, gentlemen, allow me to welcome you to Fisticuffs Society. The first rule of Fisticuffs Society is: It is impolite to discuss Fisticuffs Society.
The second rule of Fisticuffs Society is: It is EXCEEDINGLY impolite to discuss Fisticuffs Society.
Third rule of Fisticuffs Society: Should a gentleman request disengagement from fisticuffs, whether verbally or through some form of hand signal...or in the event of incapacity...the other gentleman must desist immediately from battle.
Fourth rule: It would be inconsiderate for more than two gentleman to engage in a single bout.
Fifth rule: It would also be inconsiderate to engage in a bout of fisticuffs while other gentlemen are doing so.
Sixth rule: A gentleman disdains the wearing of anything other than proper attire while engaging in bare-knuckle fisticuffs--this implies full dinner dress, gentlemen. Anything else would be quite uncivilized. And I should not even need to mention that the use of weaponry is quite, quite unsporting.
Seventh rule: Naturally, no member of Fisticuffs Society should even dream of interrupting Fisticuffs Society due to other obligations; please clear your calendar for the evening in order to ensure that bouts can continue as long as they are obliged to continue.
And the eighth and final rule: If this is your first time at Fisticuffs Society, etiquette requires that you engage in a bout of fisticuffs yourself.