ANSWERS: 29
  • Then there would be nobody left, we'll all have killed each other...
  • I am a fan of duels, but not for the people who would make a meaningful contribution to society if they survived.
  • That already happens in some inner-city neighborhoods in the United States.
  • I think we have to leave the guns out of it. But bitch-slapping with gloves has some major appeal!
  • Sure, though instead of single action pistols I'd like to see it go with mac-10's.
  • With rapiers. EN GUARDE!
  • It definitely would end the argument. What would happen if you killed someone, then one of their family members/friends brought the argument back to you, demanding a duel. If this kept happening, you would either end up killing a whole family, or die yourself. But dueling with Paintball guns is pretty fun. Rules are each participant is allowed to fire one shot. Stand with backs to each other until an appointed spectator says "Go". Each participant then turns around and must stand their ground until both have fired one shot. Some shoot as quick as possible, others take a chance and aim. If either participant takes more than one shot, all paintball armed spectators are allowed to open fire on the rule breaker, who can't fire back as spectators do not have masks on. Technically they can fire back, but they are being a dick if they do, and have no regard for the safety of others.
  • ...for the person surviving the duel.
  • That's exactly the kind of solution we need to solve the population explosion problem. We could do that for a decade or two whenever needed.
  • i'm game.
  • If I recall, the second person would have to accept the duel to make it legal. Back then people worried about their honor. Nowadays, overweight women wear spandex, young men run around with their pants literally below their anuses and Grade-schoolers give anyone that scolds them the finger. What honors are they protecting?
  • I do too, I have a sword, just for that reason, and the zombies, of course!
  • No way. It sounds good in theory, but you'd always end up with the one really good fighter like Harvey Keitel from The Duellists who would fight ANYBODY over any ridiculous insult just to have an excuse to stab some guy with a sword. PS if you haven't seen The Duellists, it's a great movie, and will also illustrate why the whole concept of duelling will be abused by pompous jerk-offs.
  • No! I think we should just grow-up and stop fighting.
  • i don't think violence is a good answer in most of these situations...
  • Violence is not the answer...
  • thats a great idea i'd be up for a dual if anyones interested
  • Yes, in the case of "love triangles", it would eliminate one of the contenders.
  • The last recorded (or at least publicized) duel in Europe was in 1878, the instigator/challenger no less a personage than Reich Chancelor Otto von Bismark. Disgusted by being constantly frustrated by a Liberal member of the Reichstag, the Chancelor challenged his nemesis to a duel. His opponent (who was also a medical doctor) being the challenged had the choice of weapons. So, meeting at dawn on the field of honor, the doctor called forth his second to unveil the weapons of the day. There the Chancelor beheld 2 large German sausages. The doctor informed him that one had been injected with a lethal dose of Strychnine, and that Bismark was to pick one and eat it, and he would eat the other; the survivor would be the winner. At which point the Reich Chancelor stormed of the field of honor shouting something like the German equivalent to "BOURGEOIS SON-OF-A-BITCH!" Dueling never recovered its dignity or its mystique.
  • The last recorded (or at least publicized) duel in Europe was in 1878, the instigator/challenger no less a personage than Reich Chancelor Otto von Bismark. Disgusted by being constantly frustrated by a Liberal member of the Reichstag, the Chancelor challenged his nemesis to a duel. His opponent (who was also a medical doctor) being the challenged had the choice of weapons. So, meeting at dawn on the field of honor, the doctor called forth his second to unveil the weapons of the day. There the Chancelor beheld 2 large German sausages. The doctor informed him that one had been injected with a lethal dose of Strychnine, and that Bismark was to pick one and eat it, and he would eat the other; the survivor would be the winner. At which point the Reich Chancelor stormed of the field of honor shouting something like the German equivalent to "BOURGEOIS SON-OF-A-BITCH!" Dueling never recovered its dignity or its mystique.
  • they still do in about 3/4 of the world
  • Dueling sounds good.
  • DEFINITEY and to one-up that one I think we should stop killing thousands of people fighting wars and ust let the leaders of our countries fight each other in duels..I bet we'd have a lot less disagreements, fighting and war in this world!
  • That's a pretty damn primitive way to solve something, albeit not much better than the so called civilized and refined methods of today's society. So sure, but only if I get to wear a funky Sleepy Hollow dress with puffy shoulders! :D
  • I think they should fight it out in the Octagon.
  • I would be curious to know how you came to the conlusion that duels "worked pretty well"..
  • Works for me. I am a good shot, and sneaky.
  • I have had a duel over who bought the last round in the pub. As I was the one who was challenged I had the choice of weapons. I chose water bombs. The next morning I and a group of friends met on the local common ground (dressed in black suits as was befitting the situation) This was at stupid oclock in the morning as dueling is ileagle in my country. The rules were we would each place 3 sheets of blotting paper in three pockets on the front of our bodies, stand 10 feet apart and throw 10 water bombs each ( these bombs were made up from identical plasic bags by our seconds the day before and kept overnight in the fridge..BASTARDS). After all the bombs were thrown we checked the blotting paper......whoever had the driest sheets was declared to be the winner. Honour satisfied we all marched of to the pub to get nice and happy and think of another way to duel. The best one we had was with chargers, treacle and feather pillows......but thats another story. To answer your question, YES but depends on choice of weapons and what you are dueling over. I hearby challenge anyone that maks me down to a duel on Hamstead Heath ( come on guys you just gotta duel in a place with a bit of class) Choice of weapon ....CUSTARD.....as long as you take it out of tin lol
  • I think it should be an option. But being a good swordsman myself, I may be a bit biased. ;) The good thing about duelling is that the other person may decline the duel (and suffer the loss of face) and not risk injury or death. A nice middle ground would be boxing as a way of settling disputes. Part of the problem with society today is that people no longer have an outlet for violent impulses, causing people to act out in antisocial ways. If we all grew up boxing, wrestling and fencing (as proper gentlemen did back in the day), we wouldn't have near the problems we have now.

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