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(The Atlantic)   The latest craze in self-defense? Bartitsu, which was popularized by Sherlock Holmes and was quite popular in the Victorian era   ( theatlantic.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Sherlock Holmes, Victorian, Victorians, Professor Moriarty, Arthur Conan Doyle, combat sports, jujutsu  
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2013-11-15 01:10:10 PM  
11 votes:
In USSR, bartitsu
2013-11-15 01:08:56 PM  
4 votes:
The second chapter of the Bartitsu book is how to arrange your steampunk funeral.
2013-11-15 11:04:55 AM  
4 votes:
Bartitsu? Reminds me dimly of a joke that I only remember the punch-line to. "First of all lady, I'm a bartender, not a barfender, second it's a martini, not a martoonie, and third, you don't have heartburn, your tit's in the ashtray."
2013-11-15 03:32:19 PM  
3 votes:
Bartitsu? Fine I suppose if you are only dealing with rapscallions, perhaps the occasional ruffian...
But if you run afoul of hooligans you need to step up your game some. Javanese Fisticuffs perhaps. Or avoid violence altogether and use Roussaud's New Principles of Mesmerism.
2013-11-15 01:51:09 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-11-15 01:13:03 PM  
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2013-11-15 11:59:10 AM  
3 votes:
If I had to fight like Sherlock Holmes:

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2013-11-15 05:21:39 PM  
2 votes:

Hack Patooey: Ho, ha ha, guard, turn, parry, dodge, spin, ha, thrust.

Watch out for the rebound.

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don't tell him it's a buck and a quarter quarterstaff
2013-11-15 02:12:35 PM  
2 votes:
Ho, ha ha, guard, turn, parry, dodge, spin, ha, thrust.
2013-11-15 01:45:06 PM  
2 votes:
I just want them to give me my expresso, I don't need there life story about how much they love Sherlock Homes.
2013-11-15 01:24:51 PM  
2 votes:
I created fartitsu. A combination of eastern style martial arts, British boxing, American nipple twisting and eating at taco bell twice a day.
2013-11-15 04:42:04 PM  
1 vote:
I think politicians should be required to settle all their differences using this method. Would cut down on the bs they spew.
2013-11-15 02:37:31 PM  
1 vote:
Bartitsu, really? That's an actual word?

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2013-11-15 02:01:09 PM  
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2013-11-15 01:46:28 PM  
1 vote:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Why do I get the feeling that the Venn diagram showing Steampunk aficionados and baritsu practitioners has a REALLY big overlap?

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Hmm, still kind of small, but I see what you mean.
2013-11-15 01:33:32 PM  
1 vote:
Anything to help me fend off stain glass knights

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2013-11-15 01:23:24 PM  
1 vote:
Why do I get the feeling that the Venn diagram showing Steampunk aficionados and baritsu practitioners has a REALLY big overlap?
2013-11-15 01:13:50 PM  
1 vote:
BART-itsu. Is when you have five white cops holding down a brother and one of them shoots him in the back.
Then walks away from justice.
2013-11-15 01:13:18 PM  
1 vote:

thecpt: Looks like lame fencing. Which can look lame enough already.

What ho?! En garde, thou raspcallion!
2013-11-15 01:12:20 PM  
1 vote:
Latest? Heard about this years ago...
2013-11-15 01:12:08 PM  
1 vote:
Future Fark headline:  Hipster brings walking stick to a gunfight, with predictable results
2013-11-15 01:08:54 PM  
1 vote:
Think that's the one where you whip your pony tail about and yell "Brazil!"
2013-11-15 01:08:42 PM  
1 vote:
you said tits.
2013-11-15 11:25:14 AM  
1 vote:
I think I met her one night around closing time
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