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2002-03-23 08:09:35 PM  
manadatory Phys ed = A DATA HYDES MY PORN

Secret message or an excess of boredom combined with an anagram searcher? Who can tell.
2002-03-23 11:59:57 PM  
Well this makes up for that whole Andrea Yates thing, and the dead guy in the windshield episode.

Texas is off the hook now.
2002-03-24 12:01:06 AM  
*insert witty dodgeball remark here*
2002-03-24 12:01:41 AM  
Does anyone else find it ironic that this is on (new jersey)?
2002-03-24 12:02:53 AM  
No, but I find the irony in the use of the "hero" tag and the word "texas" in the same sentance...
2002-03-24 12:05:55 AM  


Thank you, that is all.
2002-03-24 12:06:04 AM  
Sucks for fat kids, eh? Unless the Phys ed is sumo wrestling.
2002-03-24 12:06:38 AM  
Texas, home of the largest belt buckles in the world.

Belt buckles, retaining walls for the largest beer guts in the world.
2002-03-24 12:08:14 AM  
Why the hell does this get a hero tag? Just give the kids freaking recess. Phys Ed is just a lot of sitting around because you either get put out of the game or nobody wants you to play anyway.
2002-03-24 12:08:36 AM  
Does this mean all the schools will have to install showers?
2002-03-24 12:09:59 AM  
you want to get rid of fat kids in Texas? Tear the AC out of the school.
2002-03-24 12:14:22 AM  
The choice is simple. Run 5 laps or Texas executes you.
2002-03-24 12:17:36 AM  
Nah, most kids will pull out their gameboys or magic cards instead of exercising given half the chance.
2002-03-24 12:19:55 AM  
I'm out of pictures of bad teeth to taunt the English with. :(
2002-03-24 12:26:14 AM  
bring back dodgeball...dodgeball rules...then kids will participate...hell...if i saw a dodgeball game going on i'd join in..
2002-03-24 12:28:04 AM  
bring back orgies...orgies rule...then kids will participate...hell...if i saw an orgy going on i'd join in..
2002-03-24 12:38:19 AM  
a dodgeball that is a game in need of invention..
2002-03-24 01:04:39 AM  
Phys Ed is nothing more than a chance for the strong, fit "popular" kids to impose their supposed superiority on the physically weaker kids.
2002-03-24 01:13:51 AM  
Astra, issues? Someone sounds bitter. Just a thought, you don't need to rip into me.
2002-03-24 01:15:51 AM  
Uh-Oh. MadCat was a bench warmer too!
2002-03-24 01:16:29 AM  
MadCat221: whats the harm in that?
2002-03-24 01:18:48 AM  
They should give them dodge balls, drive them to the border, and have them chasing and throwing dodge balls at fleeing illegal immigrants! It would kill two birds with one stone!
2002-03-24 01:23:03 AM  
Umm, I suppose there was that time in band camp.... Physical fitness and competition are good things. Grumbling and pouting is not healthy.
2002-03-24 01:31:42 AM  
Of any class I ever took, I hated PE the most. Here was a chance for the undereducated fark ups to push there way to the top, and let the athletic people show the others who's boss.

I don't know what it's like the in girl locker room (unfortanitly), but I do know that when I was a freshman/sophmore, i dreaded PE because I was never sure what the guys were going to do. *shudders* Although I never got picked on, other people did, and the monitors sat in a office and talked.
2002-03-24 01:32:32 AM  
No ripping intended. Just speaking from experience. My elementary and junior high schools (I went to three, total) all required PE and it was the same at all of them. The teacher would start a game, I would usually get put out in the first few minutes, then spend the rest of the period sitting on the side. If I wanted to get up and go to the playground, I got yelled at and told to sit my butt down. Every day there were only a few kids who really got any exercise because most of us were sitting on the grass. I say recess on the playground would do them a lot better.
2002-03-24 01:35:49 AM  
This is the stupidest shiatty idea to combat fat kids. In HS the fat kids just used mandatory gym to sit and eat cookies while the skinny kids played basketball or football.
2002-03-24 01:38:59 AM  
Recess on the playground would help in social skills. It sounds like your PE coaches had some favorites and blew everybody else off. That must have been unpleasant. As 5% said about the monitors in his situation, the supervisors weren't doing their job, like your gym teacher.
2002-03-24 01:40:10 AM  
Sorry, forgot to address that post to Astra.
2002-03-24 01:44:22 AM  
2002-03-24 01:47:17 AM  
Baracus: Thank god for Kripsy Kremes (and I'm an athiest)
2002-03-24 01:49:22 AM  
I think the problem is that gym teachers aren't exactly what you would call interested in students' health a lot of times... I know where I went to school they were usually the nutjobs that couldn't get a job doing anything else. How I do not miss school.
2002-03-24 01:52:36 AM  
I remember my phys ed teacher in elementary school was eventually elected mayor in my hometown (years after I had graduated HS).

Strange? Not until he was arrested (along with many others) for a cocaine smuggling operation. All this in a town with a population of 10K. Gotta love Texas.
2002-03-24 02:37:45 AM  
I know this is off-topic, but Fark went a full day without posting a single Cosmiverse article. Remember, Drew, take every day one step at a time, and you can get over this addiction.
2002-03-24 03:33:15 AM  
Reading the article, I get that the schools are trying to cut down on obesity by getting the kids started in a healthy habit young.

I could be wrong.
2002-03-24 03:41:39 AM  
When will they have time to pray?
2002-03-24 05:34:19 AM  
Good, less fat kids means in the future there'll be more good looking young girls to marry when I'm like 70.
2002-03-24 08:08:14 AM  
MEOWSPIDER-I don't know what school you went to, but that was a shiatty gym teacher then. I went to school in Texas, right outside of Fort Hood in the mid-eighties--any Ellison Eagles out there?--and the 3 hours a week we got for gym was hard and fun. Teachers made sure everyone was involved, we all played, we all were on teams that were balanced, and occasionally we'd scrimmage against the JV football team for a game of touch. We'd generally get our asses handed to us, but we had a good time. I still got a thing for a pick up game because of those years, and I'm not a real fan of sports overall. Let's get the kids into the habit of exercising, working together, and showering on a regular basis early. Less fat kids also means that there will be more cabana boys...let's not forget our sisters and our gay brethren, they want hotties for their golden years too.
2002-03-24 08:20:40 AM  
2 hours and 15 minutes of gym each week = 1.5 tacos at lunch each week.
2002-03-24 08:52:29 AM  
Mmm...Tacos! Speaking of tacos, the construction in our neighborhood is almost done, and it's damn near impossible to find a Roach Coach for lunch on Saturdays. That ain't cool.
2002-03-24 09:30:56 AM  
I hate gym. Sports are so boring.
2002-03-24 10:25:11 AM  
I didn't know Texas had ever STOPPED having gym for elementary kids. I too went to school in Texas, back in the Stone Age, and we had recess in the morning and gym in the afternoon. I don't really see much difference, except that in gym the abuse is a little more organized.

Macfrugal: No joke. I remember not having A/C in school -- didn't have it until 11th grade (I SAID it was the Stone Age). Absolutely hellish.
2002-03-24 10:53:18 AM  
Phys ed...yeah right.

In my high school, you would go to class and sit down on the bleachers. The coach would come in and start BSing with whoever wanted to talk. Then "class" would start.
You had some options.
1. Participate in the game that someone decided to play (Dodge Ball or Basketball)
2. Take a "personal day" (In theory, everyone was allowed one day a month off of PE to catch up on some homework. The problem was, the coach never wrote them as long as you weren't really stupid about it and you never pissed to coach off, you could take a Personal day pretty much EVERY day)
3. Do the "route" (This was a semi-concrete/semi-dirt path that led into the woods and circled the school)
4. Come up with ANY excuse to leave (These ranged from the somewhat normal "I have to go take a test" to the absurd but equally effective "We are skipping and going for lunch [I swear to god someone actually got away with that excuse])

even tho I had a perfect excuse (could get me out of everything...I had to go work on the computers) I usually picked number 3 because it was the most relaxing and enjoyable experience I ever had at school. 45 minutes to walk away from all the BS.
2002-03-24 11:38:18 AM  
I've always been one of those kids who forgot their uniform, faked sick, did anything necessary to sit out. I took twenty minutes to do the mile 'cause I refused to run/jog/walk fast. I hated P.E. with a passion. But I think it's a good thing to require it; at my high school I got my health credit through classes on yoga and drug addiction and sexuality, and I'm far more out of shape. They may hate it, they may slack off, but at least TRY to force them to move their limbs and stretch their muscles.
2002-03-24 12:43:04 PM  
Yee-haa! It's about time us Texans returned to the good ole days when schools were made for churnin' out football players. We don't pay our high school coaches +$50K for nuthin.
2002-03-24 01:39:19 PM  
Ive had similarily bad PE teachers thruout my school career. The only good teach I ever had left school after only 1 term. I learned and exercised more with that guy then I ever did with all the others combined.

Another thing about PE is that it makes you resourceful. I was a regular einstein for skipping classes when it came to PE
2002-03-24 02:00:09 PM  
hero tag? this deserves the work of satan tag
2002-03-24 03:40:24 PM  
I'm surprised that Texas did something right for once.
2002-03-24 04:25:30 PM  
whoever is controlling the tags today must have shiat for brains. Everything is 'cool' or inappropriately tagged. Some dude mandating PE as a compulsory activity is a dumbass, not a hero!
2002-03-24 04:28:33 PM  
that oughta fix the litle s.o.b's QUIET GABBO!
2002-03-24 05:07:16 PM  
Only 2 hours a week!!

When I was in elemenatry there was an hour a day. So 5 hours a week at least.

Theres gonna be lots of Garth Brook look-a-like kids in Texas.
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