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(WSAZ West Virginia)   The fattest city in the US is making strides towards getting kids outdoors. Just kidding, they're removing all swingsets in area schools. That'll help   (wsaz.com) divider line 140
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2010-09-01 10:42:33 AM  
Rubber shavings should be banned from all play areas. That is some nasty, dirty, hard to clean off stuff. It smells awful too.
 
2010-09-01 11:21:26 AM  
OregonVet: Rubber shavings should be banned from all play areas. That is some nasty, dirty, hard to clean off stuff. It smells awful too.

Well they can't use wood chips anymore. Kids are so fat when they fall then get up it they look like cheeseballs dipped in panko batter.
 
2010-09-01 11:24:19 AM  
I know.. here's a FARKING NOVEL IDEA-

Stop awarding in favor of the snowflakes that get hurt for get this....being kids. Holy mother of fark I want every judge that awards in favor of these goons to be skinned alive and made into a kite.
So Tyler fell off a swing, it farking happens, it happened to all of us here, and we learned to be more careful. we all jumped off the swing, some times, we got our foot caught, or we held on too long.. and we paid a small price..but it wasn't farking life-threatening.

The meek aren't going to inherit the earth, they are going to be awarded in a lawsuit.
 
2010-09-01 11:48:39 AM  
Big whoop- I remember there being a big argument because a few school districts were doing this when I was in elementary school 20 years ago. I'm sure some such places exist, but by the same breath I'm sure most playgrounds still have swingsets.

/favorite playground game was one where you kick your shoe off while on the swings to see how far it can go
//am now a physicist, so guess the early projectile motion lessons paid off
 
2010-09-01 12:25:01 PM  
If only my parents had realized the gold mine of schoolyard injuries they had with me.
 
2010-09-01 12:28:54 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: I know.. here's a FARKING NOVEL IDEA-

Stop awarding in favor of the snowflakes that get hurt for get this....being kids. Holy mother of fark I want every judge that awards in favor of these goons to be skinned alive and made into a kite.
So Tyler fell off a swing, it farking happens, it happened to all of us here, and we learned to be more careful. we all jumped off the swing, some times, we got our foot caught, or we held on too long.. and we paid a small price..but it wasn't farking life-threatening.

The meek aren't going to inherit the earth, they are going to be awarded in a lawsuit.


you think that judges are the problem? well they are part of the problem ...

why do the school districts settle rather than go to trial?
they are worried that the juries will award 100 trillion dollars in pain and suffering. settle is cheaper than trial.

why do judges allow these cases to even be brought to trial?
that is the real question. wtf. life is not safe. falling down hurts.

why do the juries ever find for the families?
cause someday their snowflake might melt and then they can sue and win the lottery.

why does society allow this crap to continue?
who knows, bunch of farktards
 
2010-09-01 01:22:40 PM  
namatad: who knows, bunch of farktards

We need a thorough cleansing. Also, we need to vote in the Common Sense Party®
 
2010-09-01 01:59:51 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: namatad: who knows, bunch of farktards

We need a thorough cleansing. Also, we need to vote in the Common Sense Party®


alas, the dems and the GOP have a lock on what parties are allowed on the ballot. sigh

need to get that law changed first.
 
2010-09-01 02:03:00 PM  
go be fat someplace else.
 
2010-09-01 02:04:35 PM  
"snowflakes"

*chug*
 
2010-09-01 02:06:21 PM  
If you sue for a kid getting a mild injury you should be punched in the face by all defendants at least one time each and pay all costs with a default ruling in favor of the defendants.
 
2010-09-01 02:11:18 PM  
who the fark ever lost weight on the swingset?
 
2010-09-01 02:12:41 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: I know.. here's a FARKING NOVEL IDEA-

Stop awarding in favor of the snowflakes that get hurt for get this....being kids. Holy mother of fark I want every judge that awards in favor of these goons to be skinned alive and made into a kite.
So Tyler fell off a swing, it farking happens, it happened to all of us here, and we learned to be more careful. we all jumped off the swing, some times, we got our foot caught, or we held on too long.. and we paid a small price..but it wasn't farking life-threatening.

The meek aren't going to inherit the earth, they are going to be awarded in a lawsuit.


But if we don't coddle and protect our children from every single threat, how will we breed a nation of cattle that will be entirely dependent on and subservient to government/corporate entities?

/screw the serfs, who's looking out for the lords?
 
2010-09-01 02:13:34 PM  
Well they had to, the chains on the swings were pinching the little kids' rolls of fat. Nothing worse than a fatty brat with a boo-boo.
 
2010-09-01 02:13:56 PM  
They should just play one sport, like baseball, in a controlled setting all the time so kids get long-term overuse injuries instead.
 
2010-09-01 02:13:59 PM  
Our school had a splintery wooden playground. With wasp nests. Wood chips? We had pea-gravel and dirt. The sheet-metal slides reached about a billion degrees.

Man, I could have been a millionaire.

/uphill, both ways
 
2010-09-01 02:14:07 PM  
The only solace I take in reading things like this is that for every case where idiot govt/overly protective parents/cocksucker lawyers ruin it for everyone there are at least a hundred kids under the age of 8 who can dress a deer and hit an empty bottle of bud light at 75 yards with a .22 through ironsights.

All children, rich or poor, black or white, fat or skinny, need the opportunity to hurt themselves.
 
2010-09-01 02:15:15 PM  
I busted my lip open on a slide. Went down head first. My mom told me that I was at fault, that it was a stupid thing to do. She didn't sue.

I was a kid. Kids are kids. STOP THE STUPID PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY.

I'm done. I'm fed up. In court I see degenerates and whores. They are becoming the norm. There is no beauty or innocence left in the world. Kids are tainted. Disney is just a money making venture.

Our cathedrals are casinos
 
2010-09-01 02:15:58 PM  
Thanks, legal profession. Hardly a day goes by where there isn't some example of you f*cking things up for normal people.
 
2010-09-01 02:16:06 PM  
sendtodave: Our school had a splintery wooden playground. With wasp nests. Wood chips? We had pea-gravel and dirt. The sheet-metal slides reached about a billion degrees.

Man, I could have been a millionaire.

/uphill, both ways


and we were better off that way.

My kid is getting a can and a stick to play with.
 
2010-09-01 02:16:38 PM  
Playground/childhood injuries are part of growing up, knowing limitations and caution, etc.
Grade schools in the 60's had asphalt grounds and metal equipment. The daredevil kids were admired and generally the most confident.
When Johnny did a faceplant off the monkey bars our teacher talked to us about being careful.

*sigh*
 
2010-09-01 02:16:39 PM  
Why not make the fatties benefit from being fat?

Roll them down hills. Have races.
 
2010-09-01 02:16:44 PM  
Speaker2Animals: Thanks, legal profession. Hardly a day goes by where there isn't some example of you f*cking things up for normal people.

we just do what the client wants. don't blame the gun for pulling the trigger.
 
2010-09-01 02:17:24 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: I know.. here's a FARKING NOVEL IDEA-

Stop awarding in favor of the snowflakes that get hurt for get this....being kids. Holy mother of fark I want every judge that awards in favor of these goons to be skinned alive and made into a kite.
So Tyler fell off a swing, it farking happens, it happened to all of us here, and we learned to be more careful. we all jumped off the swing, some times, we got our foot caught, or we held on too long.. and we paid a small price..but it wasn't farking life-threatening.

The meek aren't going to inherit the earth, they are going to be awarded in a lawsuit.


I snapped my wrist at school jumping off a swing set in elementary school (i think it was.... '89 or 90). gave myself a nice compound fracture right there in the playground.

My parents arrived to pick me up later, and suing the school never crossed their mind once(even though there was farking asphalt under the sand where the swings were). They were more pissed at me for being a dumb ass than anything else. I honestly wonder what goes through parents heads sometimes.
 
2010-09-01 02:17:52 PM  
OregonVet: Rubber shavings should be banned from all play areas. That is some nasty, dirty, hard to clean off stuff. It smells awful too.

That might explain my overweight cousin's kid whose farts smell like burning rubber. He likes black liquorice... and hangs out at the park a lot...
 
2010-09-01 02:17:56 PM  
Biness: I busted my lip open on a slide. Went down head first. My mom told me that I was at fault, that it was a stupid thing to do. She didn't sue.

I was a kid. Kids are kids. STOP THE STUPID PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY.

I'm done. I'm fed up. In court I see degenerates and whores. They are becoming the norm. There is no beauty or innocence left in the world. Kids are tainted. Disney is just a money making venture.

Our cathedrals are casinos


'You're seeing a whole team of shrinks, aren't you Ray?'
 
2010-09-01 02:18:03 PM  
I want my children to be safe as reasonably possible. But too many parents take this shiat too far. (A skinned knee because a kid tripped on a hard surface) does not equal (a snapped leg because no one was watching and a kid fell 15 feet onto solid concrete.) It's natural to want our children to be safe, and for them to be safer than we were. I'm ok with replacing the hot unforgiving steel, splintering wood, and skin cutting gravel of my elementary school days playgrounds with plastic and wood chips. But you can still make a fun and useful playground that way. Too many parents are too afraid of EVERYTHING and school districts are too afraid of those parents.
 
2010-09-01 02:18:22 PM  
They need this swing (new window)
 
2010-09-01 02:18:29 PM  
injuries incurred at school that I remember off the top of my head:

a couple of faceplants on asphalt basketball court
occasional burned legs from the giant metal slide
numerous skinned knees, abraded palms, splinters, black eyes, bruised foreheads, twisted ankles, twisted knees, etc.

it's just part of being a kid. you're going to hurt yourself playing.

they brought in new mulch once a year and by the end of the first 2 weeks, it was all gone from around the swings. you jump off and land on solid dirt and if you land wrong, you twist your ankle. if you hold on too long, you land flat on your back and get the wind knocked out of you. if you let go too early, you face plant.

by the next day, you were back doing the same thing.
 
2010-09-01 02:19:03 PM  
An old school play ground threads. One of my fark favorites.

/thanks for nothing tort lawyers
//don't get me started on swimming pools
 
2010-09-01 02:19:06 PM  
Nothing new here. That may be the last SD with swings.
 
2010-09-01 02:19:17 PM  
Wouldn't this be a nanny state headline if it happened in the UK?
 
2010-09-01 02:19:20 PM  
I lived in that city for years. I don't see it being much of an issue, because like most cities (I suspect), kids didn't really use the swing sets anyway.
 
2010-09-01 02:20:36 PM  
Broke my jaw going off a "bike ramp" in the back of my neighborhood. It was really just a mound of dirt that a developer left but easily functioned as a bike ramp.

I was better off for doing it. I learned about pain and life.
 
2010-09-01 02:21:13 PM  
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Biness: I busted my lip open on a slide. Went down head first. My mom told me that I was at fault, that it was a stupid thing to do. She didn't sue.

I was a kid. Kids are kids. STOP THE STUPID PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY.

I'm done. I'm fed up. In court I see degenerates and whores. They are becoming the norm. There is no beauty or innocence left in the world. Kids are tainted. Disney is just a money making venture.

Our cathedrals are casinos

'You're seeing a whole team of shrinks, aren't you Ray?'


if i build it, they will come.
 
2010-09-01 02:21:28 PM  
Should take the little fatties out in the country every morning and make them walk to school. Would thin the fat herd.
 
2010-09-01 02:22:36 PM  
Berz: Dr.Knockboots: I know.. here's a FARKING NOVEL IDEA-

Stop awarding in favor of the snowflakes that get hurt for get this....being kids. Holy mother of fark I want every judge that awards in favor of these goons to be skinned alive and made into a kite.
So Tyler fell off a swing, it farking happens, it happened to all of us here, and we learned to be more careful. we all jumped off the swing, some times, we got our foot caught, or we held on too long.. and we paid a small price..but it wasn't farking life-threatening.

The meek aren't going to inherit the earth, they are going to be awarded in a lawsuit.

I snapped my wrist at school jumping off a swing set in elementary school (i think it was.... '89 or 90). gave myself a nice compound fracture right there in the playground.

My parents arrived to pick me up later, and suing the school never crossed their mind once(even though there was farking asphalt under the sand where the swings were). They were more pissed at me for being a dumb ass than anything else. I honestly wonder what goes through parents heads sometimes.


$$$$$$
 
2010-09-01 02:22:57 PM  
chairmenmeow47: who the fark ever lost weight on the swingset?

I broke my arm badly on one when I was 11. My guess is due to inactivity in the week afterward, I probably lost a pound or two.

It sucks breaking your arm, but in retrospect I got a cool story (bro) out of it.
 
2010-09-01 02:22:59 PM  
RedEmily: Should take the little fatties out in the country every morning and make them walk to school. Would thin the fat herd.

less tv. less video games. more outside. more bikes. more sunshine. less assholeness.

if we wore the kids out, like we were from being outside, they wouldn't have the energy to be assholes. they probably wouldn't have ADD either since they wouldn't be trained to expect flashy stimuli every 3 seconds.

Its not hard people.
 
2010-09-01 02:23:00 PM  
RedEmily: Should take the little fatties out in the country every morning and make them walk to school. Would thin the fat herd.

And be arrested for child abandonedment/endangerment?
 
2010-09-01 02:23:09 PM  
sendtodave: Our school had a splintery wooden playground. With wasp nests. Wood chips? We had pea-gravel and dirt. The sheet-metal slides reached about a billion degrees.

Man, I could have been a millionaire.

/uphill, both ways


Man that bring back memories of simpler times.
 
2010-09-01 02:24:30 PM  
AbbeySomeone: RedEmily: Should take the little fatties out in the country every morning and make them walk to school. Would thin the fat herd.

And be arrested for child abandonedment/endangerment?


That's a risk I'm willing for other people to take.
 
2010-09-01 02:25:04 PM  
RedEmily: AbbeySomeone: RedEmily: Should take the little fatties out in the country every morning and make them walk to school. Would thin the fat herd.

And be arrested for child abandonedment/endangerment?

That's a risk I'm willing for other people to take.


fewer school buses? i like that idea.

i really hate kids.
 
2010-09-01 02:25:27 PM  
Biness: I busted my lip open on a slide. Went down head first. My mom told me that I was at fault, that it was a stupid thing to do. She didn't sue.

You should sue your Mom for cock-blocking you from a massive settlement from the school board!

Seriously, this kind of thing makes me very sad. Our civil justice system is a complete joke. Fix it before it destroys us.
 
2010-09-01 02:25:44 PM  
Sagus 2010-09-01 02:23:09 PM


Man that bring back memories of simpler times.


Just make sure you never go full retard.
 
2010-09-01 02:27:12 PM  
NittLion78: chairmenmeow47: who the fark ever lost weight on the swingset?

I broke my arm badly on one when I was 11. My guess is due to inactivity in the week afterward, I probably lost a pound or two.

It sucks breaking your arm, but in retrospect I got a cool story (bro) out of it.


so you're saying you were a childhood fatty? PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
 
2010-09-01 02:27:25 PM  
Biness: RedEmily: AbbeySomeone: RedEmily: Should take the little fatties out in the country every morning and make them walk to school. Would thin the fat herd.

And be arrested for child abandonedment/endangerment?

That's a risk I'm willing for other people to take.

fewer school buses? i like that idea.

i really hate kids.


I don't hate kids. I was one. I just don't like when kids are fat and lazy.
 
2010-09-01 02:27:57 PM  
onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com

Life is sad when you can't play on one of these anymore. The best part was sliding down it while wearing shorts. About half way, you'd just spot weld your thighs to the steel. Good times.


/The Pussification continues.
 
2010-09-01 02:29:05 PM  
I'm building this for my kids.
i44.photobucket.com

The swing came first. I just added the platform and the slide. It's not done yet but it's getting closer. I think it needs a climbing wall or rope or something, and maybe a zip line.
 
2010-09-01 02:29:09 PM  
Biness: Broke my jaw going off a "bike ramp" in the back of my neighborhood. It was really just a mound of dirt that a developer left but easily functioned as a bike ramp.

I was better off for doing it. I learned about pain and life.


I am suprised that none of us died with all the dumbass things we did. ramp? HAH, did it have burning tires under it? oh shiat, we cant put them out. RUN AWAY!

/seriously, we need tort reform. not to stop real lawsuits against real problems, but this candy-ass snowflake broke an arm bullshiat.
/fell off monkey bars and broke arm age 4. numerous siblings got hit by swings. yawn.
 
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