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2012-04-19 07:53:04 AM  

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

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You are all sick.

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Turn PB to 8:00. He's smarter than that.
 
2012-04-19 07:54:04 AM  
All aboard: The magic appeal of a 'witch's hat' roundabout in London's Regent's Park

See the man in this pic with the shovel digging a hole? That is for all the dead children that get killed when they fly off this death trap.
 
2012-04-19 08:17:31 AM  
www.fitnessdestination.com

Is not impressed
 
2012-04-19 08:17:45 AM  

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.


YOU are so correct.
My father gave me a six inch hunting knife and sheath when I went to second grade. I am now 50 years old and still have that lovely knife. Never cut my self very badly and never killed anyone,yet. So yes I WOULD give a knife to a small child. AND yes I DID walk by the highway with my older brother (by two years) to school and back. AND yes I did fall off the roundabout and monkey bars and the old navy anchor chain fence the school put around the play yard. SO why are kids today so afraid of life. Must be the fluoride.
 
2012-04-19 08:18:36 AM  

KimNorth: All aboard: The magic appeal of a 'witch's hat' roundabout in London's Regent's Park

See the man in this pic with the shovel digging a hole? That is for all the dead children that get killed when they fly off this death trap.


It's the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
 
2012-04-19 08:26:43 AM  
A lot of playgrounds don't even have swings anymore.
I figure, getting clocked by a swing, taught ya to pay attention to your surroundings and to get out of the way.
 
2012-04-19 08:33:45 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

as a kid my mom had her finger ripped off by one of these things...it got stuck in the very center on top, when it spun, ripped it clean off. They were somehow able to reattach it, even back then, but she's never had full functionality in it.
 
2012-04-19 08:34:52 AM  

wildcat2011: [www.fitnessdestination.com image 640x452]

Is not impressed


that pic is awesome
 
2012-04-19 08:35:01 AM  
When playtime wasn't ruled by 'effin safety...

/FTFY
 
2012-04-19 08:37:53 AM  

ihatedumbpeople:

as a kid my mom had her finger ripped off by one of these things...it got stuck in the very center on top, when it spun, ripped it clean off. They were somehow able to reattach it, even back then, but she's never had full functionality in it.


Around 1950, or so, my mom cut off her thumb by slamming it in a car door. She carried it home in her apron. It was reattached and works just fine. In rural Michigan.

/Just interesting to me, the advances of medicine.
 
2012-04-19 08:44:00 AM  

wildcat2011: [www.fitnessdestination.com image 640x452]

Is not impressed


I bet that farking hurt when he landed it!
 
2012-04-19 08:49:53 AM  

The Envoy: wildcat2011: [www.fitnessdestination.com image 640x452]

Is not impressed

I bet that farking hurt when he landed it!


how else were we supposed to know to make the ramp higher or not?
 
2012-04-19 08:53:51 AM  

Earpj: ihatedumbpeople:

as a kid my mom had her finger ripped off by one of these things...it got stuck in the very center on top, when it spun, ripped it clean off. They were somehow able to reattach it, even back then, but she's never had full functionality in it.

Around 1950, or so, my mom cut off her thumb by slamming it in a car door. She carried it home in her apron. It was reattached and works just fine. In rural Michigan.

/Just interesting to me, the advances of medicine.


yeah..."back then" wasn't 'that' long ago I guess, but back in those days they'd amputate a foot if you got a bad splinter.

/not really
 
2012-04-19 08:59:33 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: When I was in the third grade, we moved to Oceanside California. There I got to attend a pleasant school where I and my brother and one other little girl were the only white kids. At recess, they played a game on the swing set that I'd never seen before.

That's what they called it. "The Game".The swingset was huge, and about 25-30 feet away was the 12-foot high chainlink fence that denoted the end of school property. The idea was to swing as high as you could get, then jump out of the swing and fly onto the fence. The higher you landed on the fence determined your score. One day, I'm watching this game, and a kid breaks his leg. Compound fracture. Blood all over the fence, and the ground. The ambulance comes and takes him away. Next recess, time to play "The Game" some more. Teachers weren't stopping that shiat. They just didn't want to get shivved.


Hah, that sounds awesome... I totally would've played that when I was young! We had a similar game, but not nearly as hard-core: we'd just jump from the swings and try to land farthest from the swingset... No one could ever beat me! How I avoided serious injury, I'll never know... We also used to play what we called "bumper cars" on the swingset: 2 or 3 of us would get on swings, and deliberately swing them at each other with as much force as possible in an attempt to knock each other off; winner was the last one left in a swing seat... Feet, arms, whatever were all fair game for knocking off your opponents... It was more sort of "swing jousting", now that I think of it...
 
2012-04-19 09:01:04 AM  
Every Daily Fail story ever:

EVERYTHING WAS BETTER BEFORE YOU WERE OLD AND SCARED
Things not much different now, but this byline wouldn't sell the paper as a headline

/ also applies nicely to everything Newscorp
 
2012-04-19 09:13:08 AM  

basemetal: No snowflakes or helicopters in those pictures.

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God those were fun...

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And those body slinging bad boys....


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Rammingen, Germany.
 
2012-04-19 09:13:36 AM  
I was not required to wear a helemt riding a bike when I was a kid.

Until I started dropping off stone walls, one so hard I tacoed my rear wheel and almost fell face first into the bumper of my dad's Citation.

Then I started wearing one voluntarily, and I still do to this day.

/brain injuries do kinda suck
 
2012-04-19 09:16:18 AM  
PrincessOfPenguins

Notice the lack of obese kids...

One small observation really tells it all..

QFT and all that jazz.
 
2012-04-19 09:16:35 AM  

ihatedumbpeople: Earpj: ihatedumbpeople:

as a kid my mom had her finger ripped off by one of these things...it got stuck in the very center on top, when it spun, ripped it clean off. They were somehow able to reattach it, even back then, but she's never had full functionality in it.

Around 1950, or so, my mom cut off her thumb by slamming it in a car door. She carried it home in her apron. It was reattached and works just fine. In rural Michigan.

/Just interesting to me, the advances of medicine.

yeah..."back then" wasn't 'that' long ago I guess, but back in those days they'd amputate a foot if you got a bad splinter.

/not really


Mmm. Sorry son, but that leg's gonna have to come off.
 
2012-04-19 09:22:00 AM  

AngryJailhouseFistfark: ihatedumbpeople:
Mmm. Sorry son, but that leg's gonna have to come off.


In the late 70's or early 80's, my sister got a blister on her big toe. She ended up getting blood poisoning. Doctor said that if Mom had waited one more day to get there, my sister could've lost her leg.

Ah..childhood.
I spent one summer with no big toe nail. Every time it'd start growing back, I'd do something else to it, so it'd fall off again.

Never wore shoes if I didn't have to. Still don't.
 
2012-04-19 09:47:10 AM  

basemetal: 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

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They were leg burning mothers too......


I think I was about 8 or 9 when we got this little gizmo. A Yamaha Chappy. Crashed hard a few times... but all good, I had a plastic football helmet on. My parents (now known as grandma and grandpa) won't let our two boys outside without bug spray, sunscreen and long sleeve shirts. Apparently I proved my worth to them by surviving their non-survivable environment in the 70's and 80's? :)

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2012-04-19 09:47:29 AM  

alizeran: My era. Fark YEAH!

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wildcat2011: [www.fitnessdestination.com image 640x452]

Is not impressed


FARK YEAH!! that was me all day long in the late 70's early 80's. whether it was my bike or big wheel i was getting some cinder blocks and a board and jumping it. always got hurt, never complained to mom or sued anyone. i would come home with dried blood on my knees and elbows. we just had fun and never worried about anything.
 
2012-04-19 09:53:05 AM  

wildcat2011: [www.fitnessdestination.com image 640x452]

Is not impressed


I would ride my big wheel straight into this curved part of our chainlink fence and then try to bail before I fell over backwards. My mom found this amusing as opposed to dangerous
 
2012-04-19 09:55:08 AM  
Asphalt playground in elementary school. We called it macadam back then. Skin your knee on that stuff during a Spring thaw and you get the added bonus of road salt imbedded under your skin. Upon reflection I may have been a bit of a wuss as a kid, but even I got my share of school nurse visits.
 
2012-04-19 10:02:13 AM  

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.


You left out playing in the creek, looking for crawfish and drinking water out of the hose.Playing gladiator with garbage can lids and sticks.
/kinda oldish.
 
2012-04-19 10:02:54 AM  
I feel like my childhood in the 70s was incomplete because I have never seen a Witch's Hat. My six year old daughter and 4 year old son have already started making ramps for scooters, bikes, and big wheels. I horrified my wife by providing guidance on the proper angle to built them at (not too steep if you want distance) when her specific instructions were to 'take all that scrap lumber away from them before they get hurt'.

/I actually drive my kids to a more distant playground because it has TWO merry-go-rounds that are older than me.
 
2012-04-19 10:02:56 AM  
Used to love:

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2012-04-19 10:03:44 AM  
Broken bones, sprained ankles, ticks, poison ivy, stitches, stepping on upright nails, bee stings, fire ants, snakes, bike wrecks, skateboard crashes, tackle football in the front yard, blowing up matchbox cars with firecrackers (eventually turning into mailboxes with M80s).

God, I had me some fun back in the day!
 
2012-04-19 10:05:41 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Playing gladiator with garbage can lids and sticks.
/kinda oldish.


My brother and I got empty cardboard ice cream tubs from the Baskin-Robbins. Cut eye-slits in 'em and you're a Crusader Knight, armed with the requisite broom stick metal and trash-can lid. Of course, the thing rotates around your head and the eye-slits go to the back and now you're fighting blind. Ahhh, but you're still fighting, aren't you. Yes you are.
 
2012-04-19 10:07:02 AM  
Does anyone else remember a "Maypole"? It stood about 15 feet tall and had 8 chains hanging around from a turning disk on top. The chains had double grip handles at the end. I need a boost to grab the handle until about third grade. We' get that thing going fast and you were probably 8 - 10 feet in the air swingin free with only your sweating grip and a small metal crossbar of the handle holding you on. Amazed nobody died. Good Times.
 
2012-04-19 10:15:57 AM  

This text is now purple: basemetal: No snowflakes or helicopters in those pictures.

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God those were fun...

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And those body slinging bad boys....

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Rammingen, Germany.


Whoa.
 
2012-04-19 10:16:42 AM  
England
Prevails
 
2012-04-19 10:36:59 AM  
That gyrowheel thing looks like a blast. We never had anything like that when I was a kid. That being said, I pretty much have free-range kids. When their chores are done, they go outside and disappear. I do try to keep the 3 year-old off of the roof, but the little bugger still gets up there once in a while. Safety Nazis can bite the fattest part of my ass. I had a great childhood running around on the farm, doing 100 things each day that would make some of those people faint. I don't want to deny my kids the experience of being a kid. Go climb a tree, or try to jump your bike, or play with a ball that isn't made of foam rubber. Bruises heal, broken bones knit, and all boys should have at least a few scars.
 
2012-04-19 10:49:01 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
I wonder what moike would say about this.

i.dailymail.co.uk
"Quick, somebody muss up my hair! Ooooh, boy I'm mad!"
 
2012-04-19 10:55:49 AM  
Anyone else have those big triangular slides? Nothing said fun like battling your way to the top of a screaming hot piece of metal.

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2012-04-19 10:55:56 AM  
The seesaws were my favorite things as a kid. Only bad part was if you wore shorts, or even worse, a skirt - the damn splinters drove you crazy the rest of the day.
 
2012-04-19 10:57:29 AM  

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

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You are all sick.


I especially loved the panties
 
2012-04-19 10:58:36 AM  
okay WTF? they all wear sweaters and shorts? Was that because with shorts it was easier to molest them?
 
2012-04-19 11:06:16 AM  

stpauler: I grew up with these as the main parts of our playgrounds. They were awesome:
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That second pic is from a playground in Benbrook TX, and it is still there. I spent many a day in and on that thing. Right behind it is an obstacle course with 6' walls we used to scale. Such good times, and I never got seriously hurt there.
All my broken limbs happened right outside my house...
 
2012-04-19 11:28:04 AM  

basemetal: No snowflakes or helicopters in those pictures.


And none of the kids are fat.
 
2012-04-19 11:31:42 AM  

bluehubcap: basemetal: No snowflakes or helicopters in those pictures.

And none of the kids are fat.


I went to a grade school concert to see my niece a while ago. It was a sad sight. At least half the kids had the chubs and a few of the boys already had man boobs...er, boy boobs. They were in 6th grade.
 
2012-04-19 12:05:07 PM  

scalpod: If you swing completely up and over the bar you'll turn inside out.

Everyone knows that, duh.


Simpsons recently busted that Myth
 
2012-04-19 12:11:19 PM  
Now I'm wondering if the Alma middle school playground stuff from the early 90's I used to play on has been replaced. I know they eventually covered the bare ground/asphalt with wood chips, but hopefully all the wood/steel climbing stuff is still there.

Our recess game was tag, 20 or 30 5th to 8th graders running around and jumping from one side to the other on the equipment, sometimes running on top of the monkey bars. My first ever concussion came from there. Note: it's a bad idea to try to jump off the metal crawl tube that is 6 feet in the air in the middle of winter in Michigan, it tends to be a little slick.
 
2012-04-19 12:23:08 PM  
Who photoshopped a nurse's cap onto Sarah Palin and then 'shopped the whole thing onto a merry go round?
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-04-19 12:44:59 PM  

PacManDreaming: 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.


Oh crap, ow ow ow, why am I laughing? Sorry. Haha.
 
2012-04-19 12:50:37 PM  

phoolishone: Oh crap, ow ow ow, why am I laughing? Sorry. Haha.


Yeah, that's a right of passage for anyone that liked to jump their bicycles. Used to jump mine off the side of houses and the train trestle after they ripped the tracks out. At least there was a river under the train trestle.
 
2012-04-19 12:51:30 PM  

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

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You are all sick.

I especially loved the panties


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Sitting on a park bench...
 
2012-04-19 01:05:42 PM  

leevis: Scary tag? This should have been given at least Cool.


I think that the Scary tag was for the British Government.
 
2012-04-19 01:12:53 PM  
Come to think of it, maybe that is why most of today's kids are such pussies.

That and no ass beatings when they need it.
 
2012-04-19 01:26:19 PM  
I grew up in England in the 60's and 70's and played on this stuff (didn't do boxing though). I can still remember the horse, waiting at the end for the seat to come back so I could grab it and be pulled up into the air. Wonderful. I never injured myself as far as I can remember. Mind you, one of my mates lost a finger in the Witches Hat. Good times.
 
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