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2012-06-22 12:10:25 PM
You biatch and moan about the obesity problem then cheer when lawyers makes someone not responsible pay for the medical bills and pain and suffering. Make up your farking mind!
 
2012-06-22 12:12:44 PM
Like kids think capture-the-flag is something they could do when they aren't logged into CounterStrike or Halo or whatever.
 
2012-06-22 12:21:17 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Like kids think capture-the-flag is something they could do when they aren't logged into CounterStrike or Halo or whatever.


I was sure this about Call of Duty. Figured someone sat on a controller or something.
 
2012-06-22 12:23:23 PM
Every capture-the-flag IRL game I've played ever had you taking the flag, not the goddamn pole, and running with it.

Allowing such a thing is definitely derptastic.
 
2012-06-22 01:16:51 PM
Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.
 
2012-06-22 03:08:54 PM
You touch-a my flag, I break-a your face!


/early '80s meme
 
2012-06-22 03:08:59 PM

Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.


A bunch of guys dogpiling on each other? Sounds pretty gay to me.
 
2012-06-22 03:19:33 PM
So they ran with a giant pole with a flag on it? Yeah.. .. Wait.. What???
 
2012-06-22 03:19:45 PM
I say first thing we do let us kill all the lawyers
 
2012-06-22 03:20:41 PM
They're just mad libs because it's an awesome exercise and recruitment tool for the military/industrial complex to get these worthless pukes in to the service so that they can be *hard core* and be cannon fodder for the next cycle of profit for the conservative corporate lobbyists and politicians that are going to sweep congress and the white house come November.
/harumph...
 
2012-06-22 03:20:59 PM

RedPhoenix122: Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

A bunch of guys dogpiling on each other? Sounds pretty gay to me.


Nearly as gay as a bunch of guys in tights jumping all over one another, patting each other on the ass at any opportunity, then going in for one, big, slippery hot shower together.

/NTTAWWT
 
2012-06-22 03:22:12 PM

RedPhoenix122: Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

A bunch of guys dogpiling on each other? Sounds pretty gay to me.


That's why everyone gets a turn being the queer.
 
2012-06-22 03:22:16 PM

cman: You biatch and moan about the obesity problem then cheer when lawyers makes someone not responsible pay for the medical bills and pain and suffering. Make up your farking mind!


I like how you say "you" and imply hypocrisy because it's completely impossible that those are two exclusive sets of people.
 
2012-06-22 03:23:04 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Like kids think capture-the-flag is something they could do when they aren't logged into CounterStrike or Halo or whatever.


This. It's too late.
 
2012-06-22 03:23:36 PM
They should somehow incorporate yard darts. Perhaps the opposing team can lob them 'only if' the other team has your flag, and you're trying to stop him/her. Maybe each team could have a spud gun with only one shot, you don't want anyone to get seriously injured.
 
2012-06-22 03:23:57 PM
Poor kid smoked a pole, now wants a pay-day.
 
2012-06-22 03:25:14 PM
Capture the Flag was my favorite shiat back in the day. The best strategy though is convince all the fast kids on your team to stay back by the flag and wait for them to attack, then cut them off from their side. You send all their best players to jail at once and then just swoop in for the flag
 
2012-06-22 03:25:50 PM
I love that it's the lawyer that's evil and not the helicopter parent that is suing.
 
2012-06-22 03:26:53 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Every capture-the-flag IRL game I've played ever had you taking the flag, not the goddamn pole, and running with it.

Allowing such a thing is definitely derptastic.


Came to say this.
Honestly...stupidity is a growing epidemic.
 
2012-06-22 03:27:59 PM
You really don't need a pole to play capture the flag. You can leave the pole in your garage until Festivus.
 
2012-06-22 03:28:53 PM
I can understand smear the liberal, but capture the flag? Thats just silly.
 
2012-06-22 03:29:02 PM

LittleMissStubborn: ThatGuyGreg: Every capture-the-flag IRL game I've played ever had you taking the flag, not the goddamn pole, and running with it.

Allowing such a thing is definitely derptastic.

Came to say this.
Honestly...stupidity is a growing epidemic.


Indeed.. I actually want more details on how Capture The Flag turned into Capture The Metal Pole.
 
2012-06-22 03:29:58 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Every capture-the-flag IRL game I've played ever had you taking the flag, not the goddamn pole, and running with it.

Allowing such a thing is definitely derptastic.


Our "capture the flag" games at summer Boy Scout camp escalated until we actually were playing at night (that is, no overhead or street lighting), on opposite sides of a long grassy area in front of the mess hall, with teams of 3 boys with those water balloon launchers made of surgical tubing serving as artillery, and several squads each on both sides with balloons and hoses to prevent the flags from being taken. It was pretty epic.

This was, of course, before everyone really got into paintball.
 
2012-06-22 03:30:26 PM
At some point in the future there will be no school sports, no school physical activities and after reading where parents sue teachers and school systems for even looking funny at their snow flakes, future generations will be worthless idiots.
 
2012-06-22 03:30:58 PM
 
2012-06-22 03:31:10 PM
Capture the Flag is a rite of passage. Put on your camo and head to the woods. What happens out there stays there.

Are there tackles, scrapes, open fist hits, yes. But everyone comes out a better person.

Sure the Medivac comes in every couple of years, but that just adds to the mystique.
 
2012-06-22 03:32:32 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: ThatGuyGreg: Every capture-the-flag IRL game I've played ever had you taking the flag, not the goddamn pole, and running with it.

Allowing such a thing is definitely derptastic.

Our "capture the flag" games at summer Boy Scout camp escalated until we actually were playing at night (that is, no overhead or street lighting), on opposite sides of a long grassy area in front of the mess hall, with teams of 3 boys with those water balloon launchers made of surgical tubing serving as artillery, and several squads each on both sides with balloons and hoses to prevent the flags from being taken. It was pretty epic.

This was, of course, before everyone really got into paintball.


I should add that it was a short while before the artillery started just firing down-range, trying to hit the artillery on the other side and folks advancing across the "front". With the right brand of balloon and sufficient aim, you could knock a kid off their feet with one hit, and the squeal/shout you heard (depending on the age of the kid) when they got knocked down (or, even better, knocked off one of the picnic tables we were using to get elevation) was super satisfying.

Good times.
 
2012-06-22 03:33:52 PM
Next, they'll be suing little leauge baseball, because Timmy's feelings were hurt that his team lost
 
2012-06-22 03:34:04 PM
FTFA:

Julie Gamze lost a tooth, and three more were cracked as she chased another camper who was running with the pole in 2007.

Sounds like Julie didn't get an invite to Prom, and decided it was clearly the camp's fault. Cue lawsuit way the hell after the fact.

/I get it, it's an appeal... why after five years?
 
2012-06-22 03:36:20 PM

ChipNASA: It could have been worse.....



(strikes.....POPPY UPPY )

" LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!!


That's what he'll be saying if he ever sleeps with a woman.
 
2012-06-22 03:42:00 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Every capture-the-flag IRL game I've played ever had you taking the flag, not the goddamn pole, and running with it.

Allowing such a thing is definitely derptastic.


That was my initial reaction as well, who the hell plays with an actual flag on a pole?

That's just asking for trouble...some guy running with a metal pole, with adrenaline going strong, trying to avoid getting caught, hmmm...I wonder what could happen.
 
2012-06-22 03:43:58 PM
Fine, but don't even think of banning "Calvin Ball"!
 
2012-06-22 03:46:34 PM
We played British bulldog in middle school PE.

/I sound old
//now I has a sad
 
2012-06-22 03:47:28 PM

LeroyBourne: ChipNASA: It could have been worse.....



(strikes.....POPPY UPPY )

" LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!!

That's what he'll be saying if he ever sleeps with a woman.


I doubt he'll even get to that point....."I put on my robe and wizard hat........"DAMN!"..."that's never happened before". ...."HONEST!!!"....."wait"...."give me a couple of minutes or something.." (cries) .......
 
2012-06-22 03:48:56 PM
Kids running around with a flagpole. They're lucky someone didn't get impaled.
 
2012-06-22 03:55:07 PM
hysterical mothers are a bane to society
 
2012-06-22 03:55:07 PM

ChipNASA: LeroyBourne: ChipNASA: It could have been worse.....



(strikes.....POPPY UPPY )

" LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!!

That's what he'll be saying if he ever sleeps with a woman.

I doubt he'll even get to that point....."I put on my robe and wizard hat........"DAMN!"..."that's never happened before". ...."HONEST!!!"....."wait"...."give me a couple of minutes or something.." (cries) .......


There was a girl applauding them on, so there's a chance she's into getting lightning bolted by his nerd staff. LIGHTNING BOLT!!! AHHHHH!......lays the 'round 2' card.....LIGHTNING BOLT!! LIGHTNING BOLT!!! LIGHTNING BOLT ALLLLLL NIGHT LOOOONG!
 
2012-06-22 04:03:12 PM
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-22 04:10:05 PM

unchellmatt: RedPhoenix122: Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

A bunch of guys dogpiling on each other? Sounds pretty gay to me.

Nearly as gay as a bunch of guys in tights jumping all over one another, patting each other on the ass at any opportunity, then going in for one, big, slippery hot shower together.

/NTTAWWT


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-06-22 04:13:43 PM
Guidette Frankentits

Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

Oh, Christ. I forgot all about playing Smear the Queer. Thanks a million for jogging my memory.
 
2012-06-22 04:21:28 PM
A) All-inclusive sports waivers, signed by parents, including statement of assumption of risk.

B) Dental guards ordinarily worn for sports, having one fitted and showing up with it required, or purchase on-site.

C) Proof of medical and dental insurance covering child and statement that parent is aware that any and all amounts not covered by insurance are responsibility of parent.

D) Additional accident insurance covering health and dental able to be purchased from insurer by parent at time of drop off. Parent required to initial accepting or declining coverage. If kid is not insured, parent must purchase insurance for kid to attend.

If the parents had had the kid's mouth insured so they weren't out a bunch of money for dental repairs, they wouldn't be suing. If the parents were on record declining to purchase insurance coverage in case of this kind of accident and signing all kinds of waivers assuming the risk, the case wouldn't have gotten this far in the first place.

Insurance company selling the largely un-needed supplemental accident policies to hysterical parents of campers = profit.

Everybody wins but the lawyers.
 
2012-06-22 04:27:33 PM
Yeah, it kinda sounds like the camp did "capture the flag" wrong. So maybe they deserve to pay for broken teeth.
 
2012-06-22 04:39:09 PM
I don't see what's so violent about it. You just go to the store, ask for the flag, and take it back to your base. Well, if they're out of headlight fluid, anyway.
 
2012-06-22 05:00:04 PM
Being a kid sucks, but being a kid in the generation has got to be farking miserable.
 
2012-06-22 05:09:22 PM

zulius: unchellmatt: RedPhoenix122: Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

A bunch of guys dogpiling on each other? Sounds pretty gay to me.

Nearly as gay as a bunch of guys in tights jumping all over one another, patting each other on the ass at any opportunity, then going in for one, big, slippery hot shower together.

/NTTAWWT


thisoldlife.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-22 05:09:28 PM

Onkel Buck: Being a kid sucks, but being a kid in the generation has got to be farking miserable.


So much this. At least when I was a kid, we were allowed and encouraged to play sports, and getting a broken arm was a rite of passage.

Now they want to encase the kids in protective bubbles so they don't do as much as skin their knee
 
2012-06-22 05:28:04 PM
Suing the camp is stupid, but on the other hand so is playing CTF with a literal flag on a full pole, what the fark kind of moron is dumb enough to do that? Even when I was a kid, the most dangerous thing we were dumb enough to use was a loop-ended rope (that shiat hurt if you looped it over your wrist and then someone tried to pull it off.

You're going to break enough bones and teeth in the process of normal play as a kid without adding de facto metal weapons to the game, that's dumb enough I'm not sure who to root for here.

Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.


Eh, when we were told to be more sensitive about it back in the day (heavily christian community, very oversensitive about any kind of implied insult toward anyone) we just went back to calling it reverse tag and continued dogpiling each other. It's not like the game or some minor variant hasn't existed for like the entirety of human history.

Trance750: Next, they'll be suing little leauge baseball, because Timmy's feelings were hurt that his team lost


Actually if you have a history of running with the bat or tossing it before going for the base instead of dropping it you'll get in a farkton of trouble in little league, to the point that some of the guys got perma-benched or kicked out for it back when I was a wee lad.

Man, second grade was a long time ago, I feel old now.

//The main source of broken/removed teeth when I was a kid was actually the damned dog, not other kids. He got like half my baby teeth and a couple chips out of my current set as well. farker couldn't wait for you to lean down to pet him or put the food bowl down, had to launch all 120 pounds of retriever straight in the air to try to lick your face.
 
2012-06-22 05:29:49 PM

Trance750: Onkel Buck: Being a kid sucks, but being a kid in the generation has got to be farking miserable.

So much this. At least when I was a kid, we were allowed and encouraged to play sports, and getting a broken arm was a rite of passage.

Now they want to encase the kids in protective bubbles so they don't do as much as skin their knee


And then they biatch that all kids do is play video games and stay on the computer and get fat instead of going outside to play and exercise. When did things turn upside down? Why are we doing this? How did we get here?
 
2012-06-22 05:40:22 PM
I remember playing Capture-the-Flag at a camp exactly once when I was little. We used traffic cones for the flags. Anyway, I was looking for the other team's cone, saw a spider (think it was a Black Widow), and swore off games in wooded areas.
 
2012-06-22 06:11:38 PM

Oldiron_79: I say first thing we do let us kill all the lawyers


Picard and Q already had that discussion, and look where that led.
 
2012-06-22 06:16:47 PM

Jim_Callahan: Suing the camp is stupid, but on the other hand so is playing CTF with a literal flag on a full pole, what the fark kind of moron is dumb enough to do that? Even when I was a kid, the most dangerous thing we were dumb enough to use was a loop-ended rope (that shiat hurt if you looped it over your wrist and then someone tried to pull it off.

You're going to break enough bones and teeth in the process of normal play as a kid without adding de facto metal weapons to the game, that's dumb enough I'm not sure who to root for here.

Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

Eh, when we were told to be more sensitive about it back in the day (heavily christian community, very oversensitive about any kind of implied insult toward anyone) we just went back to calling it reverse tag and continued dogpiling each other. It's not like the game or some minor variant hasn't existed for like the entirety of human history.

Trance750: Next, they'll be suing little leauge baseball, because Timmy's feelings were hurt that his team lost

Actually if you have a history of running with the bat or tossing it before going for the base instead of dropping it you'll get in a farkton of trouble in little league, to the point that some of the guys got perma-benched or kicked out for it back when I was a wee lad.

Man, second grade was a long time ago, I feel old now.

//The main source of broken/removed teeth when I was a kid was actually the damned dog, not other kids. He got like half my baby teeth and a couple chips out of my current set as well. farker couldn't wait for you to lean down to pet him or put the food bowl down, had to launch all 120 pounds of retriever straight in the air to try to lick your face.


Reminded me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAM9fgV-ts

May be NSFW
 
2012-06-22 06:51:54 PM
Protip: Setting a bear trap next to the flag will help slow down runners.
 
2012-06-22 07:02:00 PM

RedVentrue: Jim_Callahan: Suing the camp is stupid, but on the other hand so is playing CTF with a literal flag on a full pole, what the fark kind of moron is dumb enough to do that? Even when I was a kid, the most dangerous thing we were dumb enough to use was a loop-ended rope (that shiat hurt if you looped it over your wrist and then someone tried to pull it off.

You're going to break enough bones and teeth in the process of normal play as a kid without adding de facto metal weapons to the game, that's dumb enough I'm not sure who to root for here.

Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

Eh, when we were told to be more sensitive about it back in the day (heavily christian community, very oversensitive about any kind of implied insult toward anyone) we just went back to calling it reverse tag and continued dogpiling each other. It's not like the game or some minor variant hasn't existed for like the entirety of human history.

Trance750: Next, they'll be suing little leauge baseball, because Timmy's feelings were hurt that his team lost

Actually if you have a history of running with the bat or tossing it before going for the base instead of dropping it you'll get in a farkton of trouble in little league, to the point that some of the guys got perma-benched or kicked out for it back when I was a wee lad.

Man, second grade was a long time ago, I feel old now.

//The main source of broken/removed teeth when I was a kid was actually the damned dog, not other kids. He got like half my baby teeth and a couple chips out of my current set as well. farker couldn't wait for you to lean down to pet him or put the food bowl down, had to launch all 120 pounds of retriever straight in the air to try to lick your face.

Reminded me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAM9fgV-ts

May be NSFW


Well, my afternoon is taken care of now, thanks dude.

/ "Chupa-thingie, how 'bout that?"
// "That's right, I'm a gay robot."
 
2012-06-22 07:31:35 PM

Abner Doon: RedVentrue: Jim_Callahan: Suing the camp is stupid, but on the other hand so is playing CTF with a literal flag on a full pole, what the fark kind of moron is dumb enough to do that? Even when I was a kid, the most dangerous thing we were dumb enough to use was a loop-ended rope (that shiat hurt if you looped it over your wrist and then someone tried to pull it off.

You're going to break enough bones and teeth in the process of normal play as a kid without adding de facto metal weapons to the game, that's dumb enough I'm not sure who to root for here.

Guidette Frankentits: Smear the Queer still ok, right? I mean, religious freedom and all.

Eh, when we were told to be more sensitive about it back in the day (heavily christian community, very oversensitive about any kind of implied insult toward anyone) we just went back to calling it reverse tag and continued dogpiling each other. It's not like the game or some minor variant hasn't existed for like the entirety of human history.

Trance750: Next, they'll be suing little leauge baseball, because Timmy's feelings were hurt that his team lost

Actually if you have a history of running with the bat or tossing it before going for the base instead of dropping it you'll get in a farkton of trouble in little league, to the point that some of the guys got perma-benched or kicked out for it back when I was a wee lad.

Man, second grade was a long time ago, I feel old now.

//The main source of broken/removed teeth when I was a kid was actually the damned dog, not other kids. He got like half my baby teeth and a couple chips out of my current set as well. farker couldn't wait for you to lean down to pet him or put the food bowl down, had to launch all 120 pounds of retriever straight in the air to try to lick your face.

Reminded me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BAM9fgV-ts

May be NSFW

Well, my afternoon is taken care of now, thanks dude.

/ "Chupa-thingie, how 'bout that?"
// "That's right, I'm a gay robot. ...


"The only good Blue is a dead Blue."
RvB season 10 just started.
And your welcome.
 
2012-06-22 08:54:36 PM

cman: You biatch and moan about the obesity problem then cheer when lawyers makes someone not responsible pay for the medical bills and pain and suffering. Make up your farking mind!


What does being fat have to do with some lost teeth at summer camp?

/can always tell when you're off your meds.
 
2012-06-22 09:41:25 PM

Onkel Buck: Trance


Onkel Buck: Trance750: Onkel Buck: Being a kid sucks, but being a kid in the generation has got to be farking miserable.

So much this. At least when I was a kid, we were allowed and encouraged to play sports, and getting a broken arm was a rite of passage.

Now they want to encase the kids in protective bubbles so they don't do as much as skin their knee

And then they biatch that all kids do is play video games and stay on the computer and get fat instead of going outside to play and exercise. When did things turn upside down? Why are we doing this? How did we get here?



Yep. I remember we were playing football, and I took a hard crunch and broke my right arm. My dad said 'Oh well, it's all a part of growing up and will toughen you up'

Now the parents would sue the school if Little Timmy did as much as stub his toe
 
2012-06-22 11:26:54 PM
It's a dangerous game. I dislocated my shoulder last fall in a game of capture the flag.

/Don't let your kids talk you into a kids vs. grownups game after you've had 2 glasses of wine. Especially if the kids insist that you're on they're side.
 
2012-06-23 02:13:55 AM
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2012-06-23 02:43:47 AM
Single payer health care would end all these injury lawsuits;
/
 
2012-06-23 10:49:58 AM
Lawyers will be the first up against the wall.
 
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