We all can remember the first couple rules of Fight Club, but it always seemed to me that there had to be more. Well wouldn’t you know it, I was crawling around in the sewer and I came across an unedited reel of the movie. Here is a complete list of the rules:
Rule 1: You do not talk about Fight Club.
Rule 2: You DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!!
CLAUSE: Now if you happen to mention it by accident and people become curious, start patting around your pockets like you can’t find your keys and get the hell out of there.
Rule 3: If someone says “stop” or goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Or if they yell “Cowabunga!!!”, the fight has just begun.
Rule 4: Only two guys to a fight. Not three, not four. Not five, six, or seven. Not even eight.
Rule 5: One fight at a time.
Rule 6: No shirts, no shoes? No service.
Rule 7: Fights will go on as long as they have to. They can go on for one minute, two minutes, three minutes…you get the idea. Four minutes…
Rule 8: If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight. Unless you don’t want to and you have a note from your doctor.
Rule 9: For the guy who keeps playing “Yakkity Sax” from “The Benny Hill Show” on his ghetto blaster during fights, please, keep doing it.
Rule 10: If you absolutely have to bring flowers for your competitor after the fight, please do not bring daffodils. Myself and Edward Norton are terribly allergic. (ed. note: Foreshadowing?)
Rule 11: Dues are collected on the third Wednesday of each month, and that reminds me, we’re going to need some volunteers for the Mother’s Day brunch. Sign up sheet is over there on the floor, for some reason.
Rule 12: Please start talking about Fight Club with your friends. Our numbers have been dwindling and we need to increase the ad hoc health insurance we have going on here.