Welcome to Tuesday Night Fights, a weekly celebration and analysis of street-fight videos found on YouTube. Tonight's fisticuffs: "Fight at Kindergarten Graduation School of Mayhem A must see!!!!" Tonight's commentator: Rob "Cookie the Cameraman" Ziegler from Tilley Street Chronicles.
Here's what Rob, whose child just happened to be graduating that night, had to say about it:
New London, Ct. is a small town. You know the people, they know me. Oh, ok, Rob, the chief guy at Tilley Street Chronicles.
That started with me being super nosy. One time, there was a lady chasing a guy down the street with a hammer because he cheated. Weird stuff happening all the time. I got tired of explaining it to people and having them say you should have filmed it. One Father's Day, I got a camera and it started from there.
That video was from Monday (June 11). It was my son's graduation but I was working [at Guitar Center]. My wife, "Big Mama," filmed it and brought it home to me. She was disgusted, worried that they could've trampled over my son.
To her, if he got hurt, she could say, 'This is what you guys were doing.'
Half the people wanted me to put it up on YouTube. Half didn't. I didn't think about not putting it up. That type of behavior should have never happened, not in that setting. Maybe if he talked rough in girl's ear, and then handled it elsewhere but, it's like, what you're doing is embarrassing.
According to the newspaper, it was a family fight about the diploma. Mother against grandmother or something like that. The woman in orange who looks like she's praying the whole time, that's the grandmother. I don't know what the big guy is doing. A son or brother or something.
Normally, and I hate to say it this way, but normally the videos are of people you don't typically care about. The druggies. The prostitutes. It's tough, because it's people you know. It's totally embarrassing for them.
If I hadn't have posted it, one of the news channels would have. I haven't responded to the people telling me to take it down. But, I have a constitutional right to observe, and to do journalism. I'll stand my ground.
And now the rest of your Tuesday Night Fights:
• Russian guy with one flip-flop missing vs. two Thais armed with sticks in front of a 7-Eleven. Who ya got? (SoV, instantly)
• Here's your semi-regular Philadelphia fight footage. This week, a guy identifies himself as a Black Panther and proceed to hold court on Nicaragua and faggots. (SoV, intermittent throughout) Bonus coverage: "North Philly fight, outside of charlie b's." Bonus coverage II: "Fight In The Crowd DMX Show at The TLA in Philly." Bonus coverage III: "Fight AFTER DMX concert in Philly @neveroffcenter." Bonus coverage IV: "North Philly Fight | Mother vs Mother*." And, bonus coverage V: "Wild girl fight in philly."
• Preschool graduation is a stressful time. Clearly. And we can thank Cookie the Cameraman for letting us know. He's not alone, though. At Weemes Elementary School in Los Angeles, it's also a violent one. (SoV, 0:09)
• "He's Jiggling Baby, Go 'Head Baby" Intermission Report:
• This is the time a Malaysian fender bender devolves into a game of whoop the dude in the pink shirt up with a stick until he fights back with a shoe. (SoV, 0:23)
• Bicycle messenger vs. cabbie in Montreal. Who ya got? Hint: There are no winners here. (SoV, 0:01)
• This rickshaw operator (driver?) ain't no one ta fuck wit, either. (SoV, 0:08)
• Human-vs.-Windshield alert. (SoV, instantly)
• Your weekly "BRUTAL" Ukrainian group-melee intermezzo:
• Machete! (SoV, instantly)
• As YouTuber "FC0BCA7E7A" put it, "What did the hand say to the face? SLAP! Some friends and I were outside a bar after closing, and this dude whips out a knife and SLAPS this other biker! Haha! Some hardass biker who slaps? Pfff...typical Michigan biker pussies." (SoV, 0:04) Bonus Coverage: "Stupid bikers try to start fight."
• "Bitch in the blue was giving the bitch in the red the bizness." (SoV, 0:09)
• Your "Jab & Jab Lead Combinations" One To Grow On:
• On the plus side, neither Baby Stacie nor Joesha turned to weaponry. On the minus side, just about everything else. (SoV, 0:06)
• "Golpe de Street Fighter nocauteia menino" or, "watch a kid get kicked in the face." (SoV, 0:11)
• Others: "shorty VS shorty." "Fight-Double Knockout Leads To Sucker Punch & All Out Mass Brawl." "AATA Women's Brawl." "Russian bear vs Polish four-eyes. LOL (EURO-2012)." "Easter Sucker Punch - Hochelaga Style." "Trenton Fight !" "Who mad pass? No be one woman born craze pekin." "Loony vs. Angel." "School Locker Room Fight." (In a school hallway.) "Briga Itararé -Rua sao pedro." "Dude Gets Knocked Out Cold In Street Boxing Fight."
• Your Sensei Might Have Killed A Dude Coda: