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2012-04-18 08:20:02 PM
That little girl behind the 15 kids on the swing... They are about to launch her into orbit, right?
 
2012-04-18 08:29:20 PM

NewportBarGuy: That little girl behind the 15 kids on the swing... They are about to launch her into orbit, right?


No, they're British. They can barely put a man in a track suit up a ladder.
 
2012-04-18 08:30:48 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NewportBarGuy: That little girl behind the 15 kids on the swing... They are about to launch her into orbit, right?

No, they're British. They can barely put a man in a track suit up a ladder.


Scale it down a bit.
 
2012-04-18 08:39:28 PM
Stop being so scared, everyone. Let kids have fun
 
2012-04-18 08:41:05 PM
The first "adventure playgrounds" were actually inspired by children's predilection to avoid the standard "equipped" playgrounds and play in the junk and crazy landscapes created by WWII bombings.

The first "playgrounds" were simply small fields of cinder and were created so that children playing wouldn't destroy the groomed formal park lawns.

Most early urban playgrounds in the U.S. were created around the Settlement House movement in an effort to keep children playing in a contained area rather than in the middle of the street.

The padded boring safety safety first cocoons vs. the give a kid a chance to explore their own boundries and challenge themselves debate rages on. But we live in the age of lawsuits.
 
2012-04-18 08:56:02 PM

brap: The padded boring safety safety first cocoons vs. the give a kid a chance to explore their own boundries and challenge themselves debate rages on


This is why I give my kids* live hand grenades and a battle axe and tell them to "Go have fun!" Admittedly,. some of them don't come back but if it was good enough for my Mom it's good enough for me!

*
It's probably a good thing I don't have children.
 
2012-04-18 09:09:36 PM

ArkAngel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NewportBarGuy: That little girl behind the 15 kids on the swing... They are about to launch her into orbit, right?

No, they're British. They can barely put a man in a track suit up a ladder.

Scale it down a bit.


hard to do when you're angry And drunk!
 
2012-04-18 09:17:27 PM

No snowflakes or helicopters in those pictures.

i.dailymail.co.uk
God those were fun...

i.dailymail.co.uk

And those body slinging bad boys....
 
2012-04-18 09:17:28 PM
My god, that's horrible. They have dirt on them and everything.
 
2012-04-18 09:19:53 PM

brap: The first "adventure playgrounds" were actually inspired by children's predilection to avoid the standard "equipped" playgrounds and play in the junk and crazy landscapes created by WWII bombings.

The first "playgrounds" were simply small fields of cinder and were created so that children playing wouldn't destroy the groomed formal park lawns.

Most early urban playgrounds in the U.S. were created around the Settlement House movement in an effort to keep children playing in a contained area rather than in the middle of the street.

The padded boring safety safety first cocoons vs. the give a kid a chance to explore their own boundries and challenge themselves debate rages on. But we live in the age of lawsuits.


As a kid in my hometown, the city park had mountains of huge old tires from giant mining dump trunks. They were set up in towers and strewn about for climbing and fortresses and all manners of cool shiat.

Then, they had to be removed because they might collect stagnant water and mosquitoes would come along and lay eggs and we would all die of malaria or something. Malaria. In Idaho.

Kids these days probably have never even experienced a skinned knee.
 
2012-04-18 09:27:48 PM

djkutch: Kids these days probably have never even experienced a skinned knee.


And bactine sprayed right on it by grandma......

/or god help you, Mercurochrome......
 
2012-04-18 09:27:56 PM
We had a witches hat here growing up. They took it out about 15 years ago, and how it lasted that long, no one knows. On a nice summer day, there would be so many kids on it you could no longer see the bars. Kids were continually getting crushed against the center pole. I witnessed sprains, broken bones, and more the one trip to the hospital in an ambulance. Ah, the good old days.
 
2012-04-18 09:29:59 PM

basemetal: djkutch: Kids these days probably have never even experienced a skinned knee.

And bactine sprayed right on it by grandma......

/or god help you, Mercurochrome......


My grandma used iodine and a bristle brush. Are all grandmothers sadistic?
 
2012-04-18 09:30:58 PM
Is it bad that I just ordered a 15 foot monkey bar addition to my daughters playground in the backyard? Should I be rethinking this? What if she fell? Perhaps I need 4 feet of mulch underneath.
 
2012-04-18 09:31:38 PM
Thank God they were spared from peanuts.
 
2012-04-18 09:31:42 PM

swaniefrmreddeer: basemetal: djkutch: Kids these days probably have never even experienced a skinned knee.

And bactine sprayed right on it by grandma......

/or god help you, Mercurochrome......

My grandma used iodine and a bristle brush. Are all grandmothers sadistic?


They wanted you to know that you have to be tough to be dumb......
 
2012-04-18 09:32:37 PM
Lawn darts, riding in the back of the station wagon without seat belts (much less car seats), riding bikes with no helmets or pads, riding Big Wheels down long steep hills, walking a mile or so to school at age 6, fireworks, BB guns, bows, going fishing at the lake a couple miles into deep woods... we danced with death every day you weak and pitiful kids, now get the hell off my lawn.
 
2012-04-18 09:32:54 PM

djkutch: As a kid in my hometown, the city park had mountains of huge old tires from giant mining dump trunks. They were set up in towers and strewn about for climbing and fortresses and all manners of cool shiat.

Then, they had to be removed because they might collect stagnant water and mosquitoes would come along and lay eggs and we would all die of malaria or something. Malaria. In Idaho.

Kids these days probably have never even experienced a skinned knee.


The area around, say, two or three houses up was an old tire dumping spot. My yard was at one end of an old quarry, complete with cliffs and deer trails through the woods and a cul-de-sac that had been cleared but wasn't built until I was in my 20s. My elementary school, for whatever reason, had a ton of tires dumped in the far rear of the playground too. It was fricking AWESOME to grow up here.

\still have the scar below my lip from where I tripped on the blacktop chasing Derek Silveira after he stole my backpack in 4th grade
 
2012-04-18 09:34:27 PM
There's a lot of stuff happening in playgrounds that are cooler than stuff we had as kids, I'm particularly fond of the advances they have made in water features. Sprinkers that kids can turn on themselves that are timed so as not to waste water and climbing wall features are the first things that come to mind.

I was always partial to big wooden forts with catacomb features. The best ones were where you felt like you could hid away in an area too tiny for big people. Of course when you are a parent and want to get the kid out of the got damn playground and onto the days next task, this can be problematic.
 
2012-04-18 09:38:03 PM

basemetal: swaniefrmreddeer: basemetal: djkutch: Kids these days probably have never even experienced a skinned knee.

And bactine sprayed right on it by grandma......

/or god help you, Mercurochrome......

My grandma used iodine and a bristle brush. Are all grandmothers sadistic?

They wanted you to know that you have to be tough to be dumb......


Pain don't hurt ;)
 
2012-04-18 09:45:53 PM
Some jackhole here just anonymously called the city to complain about a chalk hopscotch game on the sidewalk. The graffiti clean-up truck came by and washed it off. What a staggeringly good use of my tax money.
 
2012-04-18 10:02:54 PM

ArkAngel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NewportBarGuy: That little girl behind the 15 kids on the swing... They are about to launch her into orbit, right?

No, they're British. They can barely put a man in a track suit up a ladder.

Scale it down a bit.


Fine, I wanna work in a shoe shop!
 
2012-04-18 10:03:40 PM

basemetal: Mercurochrome


F*cking hated that shiat. I was so glad when my sister and I convinced our grandma to buy a new product (back then) on the market called Bactine.
 
2012-04-18 10:04:42 PM

Bathia_Mapes: basemetal: Mercurochrome

F*cking hated that shiat. I was so glad when my sister and I convinced our grandma to buy a new product (back then) on the market called Bactine.


hehehehe

/ah, yes... I remember that, too
//no sting, no stain
 
2012-04-18 10:10:28 PM
A little zinc oxide and we marched forward into the summer...

www.propertiesofmatter.si.edu
 
2012-04-18 10:12:47 PM
i221.photobucket.com

Here kids, have a red balloon
 
2012-04-18 10:24:37 PM
For everyone who enjoyed these photosL

i2.kym-cdn.com

You are all sick.
 
2012-04-18 10:32:37 PM

Shadow Blasko: ArkAngel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NewportBarGuy: That little girl behind the 15 kids on the swing... They are about to launch her into orbit, right?

No, they're British. They can barely put a man in a track suit up a ladder.

Scale it down a bit.

Fine, I wanna work in a shoe shop!


Look, you're British so scale it down a bit
 
2012-04-18 10:35:03 PM

basemetal: And those body slinging bad boys....


I, too, lament the pussification of the modern playground, but man, those things were f*cking deathtraps. I'm surprised we're not all permanently mangled or brain-damaged.
 
2012-04-18 10:38:35 PM

Shostie: basemetal: And those body slinging bad boys....

I, too, lament the pussification of the modern playground, but man, those things were f*cking deathtraps. I'm surprised we're not all permanently mangled or brain-damaged.


Well, not us survivors, anyway

/we grew up fast, we grew up tough
//or we didn't grow up
 
2012-04-18 10:38:40 PM

Shostie: basemetal: And those body slinging bad boys....

I, too, lament the pussification of the modern playground, but man, those things were f*cking deathtraps. I'm surprised we're not all permanently mangled or brain-damaged.


"Here... I'll push as fast as I can."

30 seconds later... "DEATH IS NEAR!"
 
2012-04-18 10:41:46 PM
Looks like 'tossers vs. wankers to me.
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These same ruggedly raised Brit Boomer kids grew up to enact most of the restrictive regulations, so did they all get knackered?

Of course, our father would come home and kill us every night before we each pretended to eat a shard of broken glass for dinner, etc...
 
2012-04-18 10:43:24 PM

Shostie: basemetal: And those body slinging bad boys....

I, too, lament the pussification of the modern playground, but man, those things were f*cking deathtraps. I'm surprised we're not all permanently mangled or brain-damaged.


If nothing else the old playgrounds taught children a vital lesson in regards to cause and effect.

I learned the hard way that it's a bad idea to dangle from the jungle gym while wearing mittens. The asphalt covered playground tore up my legs from my knees to ankles, but I was never so foolish to try that stunt again.
 
2012-04-18 10:48:11 PM
I used to ride the "roundabout". I always went flying off. Always. I wasn't finished playing on it until I fell off. Great fun!
 
2012-04-18 10:49:36 PM
If we'd stop suing each other for stupid sh*t, we can probably go back to these halcyon days.
 
2012-04-18 10:55:04 PM

vossiewulf: Lawn darts, riding in the back of the station wagon without seat belts (much less car seats), riding bikes with no helmets or pads, riding Big Wheels down long steep hills, walking a mile or so to school at age 6, fireworks, BB guns, bows, going fishing at the lake a couple miles into deep woods... we danced with death every day you weak and pitiful kids, now get the hell off my lawn.


Not to mention riding wooden skateboards that had steel or clay wheels...and don't forget going to vacant lots, propping up boards with rocks, and pretending to be Evel Knievel with our bikes. :)

/that's how Older Brother once broke his arm
 
2012-04-18 10:55:27 PM
I grew up with these as the main parts of our playgrounds. They were awesome:
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2012-04-18 11:12:06 PM

Lorelle: vossiewulf: Lawn darts, riding in the back of the station wagon without seat belts (much less car seats), riding bikes with no helmets or pads, riding Big Wheels down long steep hills, walking a mile or so to school at age 6, fireworks, BB guns, bows, going fishing at the lake a couple miles into deep woods... we danced with death every day you weak and pitiful kids, now get the hell off my lawn.

Not to mention riding wooden skateboards that had steel or clay wheels...and don't forget going to vacant lots, propping up boards with rocks, and pretending to be Evel Knievel with our bikes. :)

/that's how Older Brother once broke his arm


Yep. My sister and I had skateboards like this in the 1960s. I ended up in the ER one day after going down our driveway and attempting to make a right turn onto the short strip of sidewalk in front of our house. I ended up flat on my back on the sidewalk, my breath knocked out of me and bleeding like a stuck pig from the back of my head.
 
2012-04-18 11:20:21 PM
My cousins, friends and I used to take turns driving around on go-carts while everyone else would throw water balloons, soccer balls and dirt clods at you. We also used to play Smear-the-Queer and Hit-the-Idiot-on-the-Trampoline-with-Soccer-Balls. Do kids play games like that anymore?
 
2012-04-18 11:21:01 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Lorelle: vossiewulf: Lawn darts, riding in the back of the station wagon without seat belts (much less car seats), riding bikes with no helmets or pads, riding Big Wheels down long steep hills, walking a mile or so to school at age 6, fireworks, BB guns, bows, going fishing at the lake a couple miles into deep woods... we danced with death every day you weak and pitiful kids, now get the hell off my lawn.

Not to mention riding wooden skateboards that had steel or clay wheels...and don't forget going to vacant lots, propping up boards with rocks, and pretending to be Evel Knievel with our bikes. :)

/that's how Older Brother once broke his arm

Yep. My sister and I had skateboards like this in the 1960s. I ended up in the ER one day after going down our driveway and attempting to make a right turn onto the short strip of sidewalk in front of our house. I ended up flat on my back on the sidewalk, my breath knocked out of me and bleeding like a stuck pig from the back of my head.


Weren't those things great? A frikkin grain of sand could take one from 50 to 0 instantly

/bust your buns, indeed
 
2012-04-18 11:28:59 PM
I remember watching Evil Knievel make a jump one day, that afternoon my brother and I had already built a small ramp with plywood and several cinder blocks stacked on each other. That day i learned that the old Honda trail bikes were a bit front end heavy and that you had to really really pull it up when jumping at high speeds.

/thank god for helmets.
//little idjits
 
2012-04-18 11:30:22 PM

Lorelle: propping up boards with rocks, and pretending to be Evel Knievel with our bikes.


My friend, Vincent, tried to pop a wheelie while riding his bike off a ramp made from a milk crate and a 2×12. Instead of popping a wheelie while flying through the air, he ended up doing a Fart-Knocker Double Inverted Nad Smash. When he pulled up on the handlebars he managed to yank them off the bike. Fortunately, he was able to save his internal organs from blunt force trauma from the crossbar by using his testicles as a cushioning device.
 
2012-04-18 11:32:33 PM

basemetal: I remember watching Evil Knievel make a jump one day, that afternoon my brother and I had already built a small ramp with plywood and several cinder blocks stacked on each other. That day i learned that the old Honda trail bikes were a bit front end heavy and that you had to really really pull it up when jumping at high speeds.

/thank god for helmets.
//little idjits


brownz.com

They were leg burning mothers too......
 
2012-04-18 11:33:33 PM

stpauler: I grew up with these as the main parts of our playgrounds. They were awesome:
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When I was a kid, the best park in my area was the Dennis the Menace park. It had lotsa neato things like a metal fort with machine guns, a giant metal dragon, and other metal structures, but the best thing was the huge concrete and metal castle that had several towers, a long slide, and a wooden drawbridge. All of that metal got really hot to the touch during the summer, but damn, that place was FUN. The park is still there, but all of the playground equipment has been replaced with mostly-plastic stuff. I took my godchildren there in the 1990s and they were soooo disappointed to see that all of the good stuff I had told them about was gone. :(

Fortunately, some old pics of the park still exist.
 
2012-04-18 11:34:11 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: Lorelle: vossiewulf: Lawn darts, riding in the back of the station wagon without seat belts (much less car seats), riding bikes with no helmets or pads, riding Big Wheels down long steep hills, walking a mile or so to school at age 6, fireworks, BB guns, bows, going fishing at the lake a couple miles into deep woods... we danced with death every day you weak and pitiful kids, now get the hell off my lawn.

Not to mention riding wooden skateboards that had steel or clay wheels...and don't forget going to vacant lots, propping up boards with rocks, and pretending to be Evel Knievel with our bikes. :)

/that's how Older Brother once broke his arm

Yep. My sister and I had skateboards like this in the 1960s. I ended up in the ER one day after going down our driveway and attempting to make a right turn onto the short strip of sidewalk in front of our house. I ended up flat on my back on the sidewalk, my breath knocked out of me and bleeding like a stuck pig from the back of my head.

Weren't those things great? A frikkin grain of sand could take one from 50 to 0 instantly

/bust your buns, indeed


Yep. Had two sets of of the boot style roller skates too. One with metal wheels for outdoor skating, one with wooden wheels for rink skating.
 
2012-04-18 11:37:05 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: For everyone who enjoyed these photosL

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You are all sick.


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2012-04-18 11:38:42 PM
I like to think the broken bone scale signifies how much fun you had as a kid. My count is 5.

If you don't wind up in the hospital close to a half a dozen times, you're just going to grow up a pussy afraid of everything. Hey, falling off the roof really hurt, but I didn't die!

Then you die cleaning the gutters at 45. heh...

It's really sad. I grew up on Oak Beach, NY. Both my parents worked, so most of the time, after school (1 hour commute home by bus, BTW) I just roamed around the beach and marshes like a water rat. Killed things, set things free, fished, set LOTS of stuff on fire. Discovered a cranberry field and abandoned artesian well so I had food and water. All of this before I turned 10.

I'd really hate to think there aren't kids doing this today. It would be sad, because when I think of my childhood, I know that is was goddamn awesome!
 
2012-04-18 11:53:46 PM

NewportBarGuy: I like to think the broken bone scale signifies how much fun you had as a kid. My count is 5.

If you don't wind up in the hospital close to a half a dozen times, you're just going to grow up a pussy afraid of everything. Hey, falling off the roof really hurt, but I didn't die!

Then you die cleaning the gutters at 45. heh...

It's really sad. I grew up on Oak Beach, NY. Both my parents worked, so most of the time, after school (1 hour commute home by bus, BTW) I just roamed around the beach and marshes like a water rat. Killed things, set things free, fished, set LOTS of stuff on fire. Discovered a cranberry field and abandoned artesian well so I had food and water. All of this before I turned 10.

I'd really hate to think there aren't kids doing this today. It would be sad, because when I think of my childhood, I know that is was goddamn awesome!


I had my fair share of bruises, road rash, cuts, scrapes, etc., but I was an adult before I broke any bones, and I was very active as a child. My sister broke her arm during gym class in elementary school.
 
2012-04-19 12:02:43 AM

NewportBarGuy: It's really sad. I grew up on Oak Beach, NY. Both my parents worked, so most of the time, after school (1 hour commute home by bus, BTW) I just roamed around the beach and marshes like a water rat. Killed things, set things free, fished, set LOTS of stuff on fire. Discovered a cranberry field and abandoned artesian well so I had food and water. All of this before I turned 10.

I'd really hate to think there aren't kids doing this today. It would be sad, because when I think of my childhood, I know that is was goddamn awesome!


Tangential conversation, but I am confident you found Hustler caches during your adventures.

And, it may not be a bad idea to restrict voting only to adults who made it to the emergency room while playing outside as children.
 
2012-04-19 12:07:22 AM

djkutch: Tangential conversation, but I am confident you found Hustler caches during your adventures.


Freaky, dude. Hustler and Playboy, both!
 
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