Allow me to quote the very astute Fred Durst in one of my favorite Limp Bizkit songs:
I feel like sh*t. / My suggestion is to keep your distance cuz right now im dangerous. / We’ve all felt like sh*t. / And been treated like sh*t. / All those motherf–kers that want to step up. / I hope you know I pack a chain saw / I’ll skin your ass raw / And if my day keeps goin’ this way I just might break somethin’ tonight / And if my day keeps goin’ this way I just might break your f–kin’ face tonight / Give me somethin’ to break.
Wow, the year 2000 was fantastic, wasn’t it? Anyway, you know the feeling, Fred Durst knows the feeling, Donna Alexander knows the feeling. Alexander maybe most of all — she’s the founder of the Anger Room, a Dallas locale where you frequent only to break anything and everything. You enter a room full of random objects and furniture (wearing a safety suit and goggles) and are free to bust to bits anything you want.
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5 Minutes (“I Need A Break”) costs $25, 15 minutes (“Last Out”) for $45, and 25 minutes (“Total Demolition”) is $75. It looks a little something like this:
When I first saw this video, I thought, “man that looks really unhealthy and I don’t think I’m a violent enough person to truly enjoy (and pay for) a chance to just beat the hell out of everything in my path.” But the more I watched the more I thought of time when I have been ANGRY and it might have been helpful to take out my rage on a room full of stuff rather than my cat or my mom or the woman who works at Walgreens or whatever.
So yeah, I’d use it. Hopefully only the “I Need A Break” therapy session, though. But who knows — a reallllly bad day might call for something more.
If you’re angry AND you’re not in Dallas, perhaps scoping out the Anger Room Video Gallery will ease your tension. If not, there’s always Fred Durst.