Butler gives us details enough to choke us (as indeed Sir Hudibras is nearly choked and blinded with the "Orenge-Tawny slime" of the rotten egg thrown by the revellers). For Butler, the Puritan Revolution. has the same elegance, beauty and appropriateness as the Skimmington-ride, this "Anti- christian Opera" as Sir. Thanks to Reebok commercials that aired before the Summer Olympics, America knew that Dan O'Brien could sprint meters in seconds and fling a discus feet. But when the decathlete missed his three pole vault attempts at the trials, he became more famous for something else: choking. “For half an hour, . "Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk. Funny, daring, and dark. Go along for the ride with Victor Mancini as he cruises sexual addiction recovery meetings for dates and fakes choking in restaurants to gain the help of strangers.