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(Some Guy)   Playground set ablaze, no one see/saw anything, cops to take a swing at trying to find perp, but will probably let him slide instead of putting him behind monkey bars   (kcra.com) divider line 35
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2009-09-13 01:05:38 PM  
monkey bars? why you gotta be so racial racemitter.
 
2009-09-13 01:10:24 PM  
What a waste of time, maybe they shouldn't take away people's beloved wood playground and replace them with plastic monstrosities...
 
2009-09-13 01:12:06 PM  
that four, four, four puns in one!
 
2009-09-13 01:15:29 PM  
did anyone really enjoy their local park? because I gotta say, the one in my suburban middle class subdivision was full of nasty graffiti, and some kid always took a dump at the top of the castle slide.

It was swings or monkey bars for me, enclosed spaces is where the bad stuff was.
 
2009-09-13 01:17:37 PM  
I'd guess the perps are bragging right now on twitter-totter.
 
2009-09-13 01:19:07 PM  
Monkey Bar:

www.comparestoreprices.co.uk

/hot
//sorry
 
2009-09-13 01:19:20 PM  
when i read that headline all i could think of was the scene in T2 when the bomb goes off and all the kids on the playground get vaporized.
 
2009-09-13 01:23:27 PM  
Wow, so much reaching in that headline I was waiting for it to end with penis.
 
2009-09-13 01:28:28 PM  
darth_nick23: when i read that headline all i could think of was the scene in T2 when the bomb goes off and all the kids on the playground get vaporized.

Yeah, I was trying to find a pic, but my google-fu is weak this morning.

/too lazy to grab the disc and screencap
 
2009-09-13 01:31:56 PM  
Well if the playground had been properly built out of metal instead of plastic and rubber then this would not have happened. You may have burned the shiat out of your ass on the slide or gotten tetanus from the swing chain BUT it would not have burned down.
 
2009-09-13 01:34:51 PM  
In my day, playgrounds were metal. Metal slides, metal monkeybars, metal swingset frames, metal chains. Metal, metal, metal. On hot days, you would burn your ass on the slide and burn your hands on the metal bars. When you fell, you would hit the solid ground of hard asphalt and concrete. This taught us much about life.
 
2009-09-13 01:37:20 PM  
Egalitarian: did anyone really enjoy their local park? because I gotta say, the one in my suburban middle class subdivision was full of nasty graffiti, and some kid always took a dump at the top of the castle slide.

It was swings or monkey bars for me, enclosed spaces is where the bad stuff was.


What the hell kind of crime-ridden rat nest area do you live in?
 
2009-09-13 01:38:55 PM  
Alleyoop: Monkey Bar:



/hot
//sorry


That's awesome.
I want a little monkey bar.

I was investigating building a tiki bar/MAME. But all forums advised against mixing liquids and a MAME.
 
2009-09-13 01:48:01 PM  
Not sure about monkey bars, but oveall, one of the best titles in a long time. Way to go Submitter; you get a gold star.
 
2009-09-13 01:53:22 PM  
for mine in our lowerclass suburbs at the local elementary school they asked for design ideas from the kids. kids turned in lots of art and supprisingly the playground not only turnned out awesome but remarkably like kids crappy art. it was mostly wood but built like a castle with lots of cool towers and pathways we had swinging monkeybars and ziplines. "secret" pathways under the walkways and hiddin doors. probably one of the coolest parks ive ever seen. ground was all sand.

BUT of course as the years went by dumbass kids with even dumber parents complained of what ever their dumbass kid hurt themselves on and things gradually turrned to crap untill they decided to just tear it down n put a plastic monstronsity there.

ive been really upset because i used to spend a good amount of time there farking around and used to climb on the pathways between the towers on the out side of them (prolly 6-8ft off the ground) and jump off playing "ninja" it taught me how to fall and roll properly in a relativly safe area which has actually saved my life/ well being, several times.

on the new park it is pratically impossible to have "fun" due to it pretty much being a McDonalds playplace. and no kids really hang there anymore.

/upset
 
2009-09-13 02:09:05 PM  
LavenderWolf: Egalitarian: did anyone really enjoy their local park? because I gotta say, the one in my suburban middle class subdivision was full of nasty graffiti, and some kid always took a dump at the top of the castle slide.

It was swings or monkey bars for me, enclosed spaces is where the bad stuff was.

What the hell kind of crime-ridden rat nest area do you live in?


This was middle-class suburbia, a housing division as middle class as you could hope for late 70's-early 80's America. Almost Brady Bunch-esque. And yet you'd go in the pumpkin ride and there'd be long screeds written in magic marker with many 4 letter words. And there'd often be a turd and piss at the top of the castle spiral slide.

I remember my childhood better than most people. so I kinda wonder if this was an anomaly, or you saw this in your playground too and blocked it out.
 
2009-09-13 02:19:33 PM  
i46.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-13 02:27:13 PM  
knowyourmeme.com

/oblig
 
2009-09-13 02:29:39 PM  
Egalitarian: LavenderWolf: Egalitarian: did anyone really enjoy their local park? because I gotta say, the one in my suburban middle class subdivision was full of nasty graffiti, and some kid always took a dump at the top of the castle slide.

It was swings or monkey bars for me, enclosed spaces is where the bad stuff was.

What the hell kind of crime-ridden rat nest area do you live in?

This was middle-class suburbia, a housing division as middle class as you could hope for late 70's-early 80's America. Almost Brady Bunch-esque. And yet you'd go in the pumpkin ride and there'd be long screeds written in magic marker with many 4 letter words. And there'd often be a turd and piss at the top of the castle spiral slide.

I remember my childhood better than most people. so I kinda wonder if this was an anomaly, or you saw this in your playground too and blocked it out.


Maybe some of us didn't care about the dreaded 4 letter words.
 
2009-09-13 02:31:29 PM  
I see I'm not the only one who grew up playing on a metal playground. But how many of you grew up playing on a playground with CONCRETE directly under the swings?

/smashed my face good after falling off the swing one day
//good times
 
2009-09-13 02:36:09 PM  
goddamn it. We have this playground here called Fort Natomas.
It looked like this

sacramentoscoop.com

Its been burned completely to the ground TWICE.

/they moved it literally across the street from a fire station to keep it from happening again. Moved a whole park.
 
2009-09-13 02:43:23 PM  
in my day the dads in the community made the playground stuff. a car axle,pole, and car rim were the componets of the 'swing-a-round. another car axle and huge disk was the 'roustabout'. the swing set, seesaw and monkey bars were homemade too. only the slide and the sit on toys with huge springs on them you rocked back and forth on were commercially made stuff.
yeah i'm old.
 
2009-09-13 02:45:26 PM  
Sacramento Fire Department calls it suspicious and has called in arson investigators.

/gee...ya think? Usually playgrounds don't catch on fire by themselves.
 
2009-09-13 02:52:34 PM  
lionfish: goddamn it. We have this playground here called Fort Natomas.
It looked like this



Its been burned completely to the ground TWICE.

/they moved it literally across the street from a fire station to keep it from happening again. Moved a whole park.


When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a playground on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest playground in all of England.
 
2009-09-13 04:12:30 PM  
During the summer before 5th grade, I was at my school flying kites with my sister and our friends and we saw some smoke coming out of the metal slide. Some kids were setting fire to bark chips from the playground inside of it. Later, we saw more smoke. They had been stupid enough to set the entire wood/metal play structure on fire. They hightailed it, but we were able to identify them to the cops. It was the second time I was on TV.

The new stuff wasn't nearly as good as the old stuff.
 
2009-09-13 05:40:06 PM  
www.cinemorgue.com

Is no one, or thing, looking for Sarah Conner? For shame.
 
2009-09-13 06:05:25 PM  
Bit'O'Gristle: Sacramento Fire Department calls it suspicious and has called in arson investigators.

/gee...ya think? Usually playgrounds don't catch on fire by themselves.


Not necessarily. There have been cases where the wood chips that they use to cover the ground these days have spontaneously caught fire due to excessive summer heat.

Oh, and there's video of it too.
 
2009-09-13 06:05:39 PM  
The big wooden bridge/bars set that was put in the school playground when I was in kindergarten was taken down a few years ago for another one of those mostly-plastic kits.

The big slide that was at the school was taken out when I was in sixth grade, and a similar slide at the park was gone by the end of the '90s.

Us children of the '80s shouldn't find ourselves experiencing nostalgia this quickly. Sad.
 
2009-09-13 06:09:15 PM  
lionfish: goddamn it. We have this playground here called Fort Natomas.
It looked like this



Its been burned completely to the ground TWICE.

/they moved it literally across the street from a fire station to keep it from happening again. Moved a whole park.


Sacramento? They have that exact same playground in City Park, Denver.
 
2009-09-13 07:44:48 PM  
Enough of these lame headlines already
 
2009-09-13 08:01:33 PM  
Fano: lionfish: goddamn it. We have this playground here called Fort Natomas.
It looked like this



Its been burned completely to the ground TWICE.

/they moved it literally across the street from a fire station to keep it from happening again. Moved a whole park.

When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a playground on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest playground in all of England.


But I don't want any of that. I'd rather... just sing!
 
2009-09-13 08:11:17 PM  
It was due to the farkin' BEES!!! (new window)

Check how this site (Somethingawful.com) filters the F-Bomb!
 
2009-09-13 10:28:47 PM  
WTF is wrong with people? A local community group got hundreds of volunteers together to build a playground in a lower middle class neighborhood in Baltimore and some twatwaffle burnt it to the ground. I thought "Wow what kind of asshole does something like that?" Now I see that it is far more common than I thought. Maybe we SHOULD let the machines rise up and take us out.
 
2009-09-14 12:13:54 AM  
The arsonists just want to stop the ones who want a rock to wind a string around.

An understandible desire, I should think.
 
2009-09-14 11:55:39 AM  
Queensowntalia: The arsonists just want to stop the ones who want a rock to wind a string around.

An understandible desire, I should think.


But do they wear prosthetic foreheads on their real heads?
 
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