Do you bite your thumb at me, sir? (Costa Mesa mix)

There’s this Del Taco in Costa Mesa, California at Newport Boulevard and 17th Street. It’s open 24 hours a day. It’s near a couple of record stores, some bars, and Café Ruba, which is the coffee joint for unhappy teenagers.

So a lot of kids and young adults hang around this Del Taco and raise heck. It used to be a big straightedge hangout. For some reason it’s where fights happen in this town.

The drunk bro dudes at have documented one pretty good Del Taco brawl for us: Del Taco Fight (page with embedded Quicktime video).

It’s almost identical to a fight I saw in fourth grade except everyone’s in their 20s and a vintage car is vandalized. Special attention to the really cool ape noises the guy in grey makes near the end of the barely visible second half of the battle.

10 thoughts on “Do you bite your thumb at me, sir? (Costa Mesa mix)

  1. Couldn’t finish it for some reason.
    So my first thought was something like “Gosh, I spent a fair amount of time there, I think I’ll follow the link just for shallow nostalgia”. Second was “Gosh I’m glad I’ve never been around for that kind of idiocy”. Third was “Gosh, I am so glad I live in Southeast Portland I could wet myself”.
    Then I really wanted a 69¢ red burrito with a really greasy quesadilla and fries.
    Oh man that sounds so good.

      1. Re: Couldn’t finish it for some reason.
        Yes, yes I know. There are plenty of Taco Bells and Taco Times, but neither compares.
        We had to make a 40 minute round trip to Vancouver last summer to fulfill a jones for Del Taco.

    1. I’m starting to think that The Sheer Raw Power Of The American Male(tm) is the best reason I’ve heard yet for me getting a sex change.

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