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2013-03-29 03:03:37 PM  
I still remember dodgeball in high school with the little mini-sized dodge balls.  Our gym coach would over-inflate them on purpose, so they had no give to them at all.  Combine that with having most of the Varsity Pitchers on the other team, and you learned to move faster than a speeding ninja.


/free-for-all!!!!
//ducks and runs
 
2013-03-29 03:15:02 PM  
Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

Actually, now that I think about it, some of the emo kids might be into that.
 
2013-03-29 03:17:55 PM  

FloydA: Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?


Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.
 
2013-03-29 03:29:55 PM  
Grand_Moff_Joseph:

Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.

In the future, all words will be kinky sexual double entendres.
 
2013-03-29 03:31:18 PM  
My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".
 
2013-03-29 03:48:04 PM  

Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".


0_o???

How in the heck did anyone think that would be a good idea??
 
2013-03-29 03:54:32 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".

0_o???

How in the heck did anyone think that would be a good idea??


Beats me. I think that was just their way of getting back at us under the guise of a "friendly game of dodge frisbee".
 
2013-03-29 04:05:43 PM  

Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".

Luxury.

When I was a boy there was ten of us was tended to by a St. Bernard with rabies. That dog would make us crawl over broken glass in a circle in a large open unenclosed space cause we couldn't afford walls, while the older kids threw rusty razor blades at us. And you try and tell the young people of today that and they won't believe you.
 
2013-03-29 04:11:12 PM  
I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?
 
2013-03-29 04:11:23 PM  

kronicfeld: Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".

Luxury. When I was a boy there was ten of us was tended to by a St. Bernard with rabies. That dog would make us crawl over broken glass in a circle in a large open unenclosed space cause we couldn't afford walls, while the older kids threw rusty razor blades at us. And you try and tell the young people of today that and they won't believe you.


You couldn't afford walls?? That's just horrid.
 
2013-03-29 04:16:13 PM  
after I finish pegging the emo kids that are trying to hide in the back of the gym

Fark is NOT your personal erotica site.
 
2013-03-29 04:19:18 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.


Sigmund Freud would give you a funny look.
 
2013-03-29 04:20:24 PM  
All sports are a form of bullying in school. Yea, it sucks, but whatcha gonna do.
 
2013-03-29 04:21:17 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.


"Hitting" "Picking off"

Hundreds of others...
 
2013-03-29 04:35:52 PM  

Peepeye: kronicfeld: Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".

Luxury. When I was a boy there was ten of us was tended to by a St. Bernard with rabies. That dog would make us crawl over broken glass in a circle in a large open unenclosed space cause we couldn't afford walls, while the older kids threw rusty razor blades at us. And you try and tell the young people of today that and they won't believe you.

You couldn't afford walls?? That's just horrid.


I used to dream of living in a corredor.
 
2013-03-29 04:40:48 PM  
"i'm out like the fat kid in dodgeball" has become too much of a truism
 
2013-03-29 04:44:35 PM  
Nerf balls? In gym we at least used those red rubber balls. Our playground versions was also a little different than the gym one. You would draw to see who were the throwers and the rest would stand in front of the brick wall and have to dodge or catch. If you caught the ball then you were a thrower and the thrower would take your place on the wall. If you got hit on the wall then your were out. Last person standing won. We also used whatever we had handy even softballs from time to time. And man it sucked getting dotted with a softball. And as the fat, slow, clumsy kid I got dotted a lot. But man was catching one was the greatest thing in the world. Especially if it was from the cool kid. Even better was knocking them out of the game. I loved dodge ball even though i sucked.
 
2013-03-29 04:46:26 PM  
Life lesson from dodgeball: Moving on to something new is always held up by that one whiny little bastard in the corner.
 
2013-03-29 04:47:03 PM  
My old farmer/gym teacher used to tell us how they played the game.

Real leather basketballs.
 
2013-03-29 04:48:08 PM  
BOOM, HEADSHOT!
 
2013-03-29 04:49:04 PM  
we can only teach our children nonviolent sports where nobody loses, like soccer.

/ soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking.
 
2013-03-29 04:49:35 PM  
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2013-03-29 04:49:42 PM  
What?  Where are the Dodgeball quotes?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Dodgeball-Association-of -A merica/498442410642

// Patches O'Houlihan would be very disappointed.
 
2013-03-29 04:50:16 PM  

Car_Ramrod: All sports are a form of bullying in school. Yea, it sucks, but whatcha gonna do.


Man up and quit yer biatchin?
/my lawn
 
2013-03-29 04:53:42 PM  
"We can't just protect and shelter these kids. We need to teach them some of the bumpy parts of life," said Ken Eyring, the parent of a Windham Middle School seventh-grader. "I think the School Board has a lot of other issues that they need to be focused on right now."

Some people are capable of doing more than one thing at a time. This argument always annoys me.
 
2013-03-29 04:55:00 PM  
Duck, dodge, dip, dive, and.....dodge.

I don't remember any pegging.
 
2013-03-29 04:55:31 PM  
Hell yes, it's a form of bullying. I remember the brawniest, tobacco-chewing kid in PE throwing a ball at the scrawniest kid in that class. He was hit in the nutz with such force he was monkey flipped through the air, landing on his back. The coach, a sadist, roared with laughter and told him to "Go walk it off".
Fark dodgeball.
 
2013-03-29 04:56:01 PM  
Oh and it's a myth that fat kids suck at dodge ball. The mean kids throw it straight at their belly, and they catch it. Easily. Their fat is like armor.
 
2013-03-29 04:56:03 PM  

The_Sponge: after I finish pegging the emo kids that are trying to hide in the back of the gym

Fark is NOT your personal erotica site.


It wasn't before... but now... not so much.
 
2013-03-29 04:56:41 PM  
Dodgeball does provide some important life lessons about building a social group.  Specifically if you fail to do so, you end up eating half a bin of those red balls as the jocks collaborate to pick you off.  Such a thing may occur later in life, although it comes in the form of being the low guy on the totem pole and having a miserable job/being the first laid off, as opposed to just being red balls.

At the very least, have some pride and at least try to nail someone before half a dozen balls take you out.  That at least makes there be some chance you'll get a bit of respect for trying as opposed to being the wimpy kid that wets his pants and whimpers.
 
2013-03-29 04:57:15 PM  
The rule at my school was if they aimed at your head, but you could catch it, they were fair game. Since everyone did that, I got better at catching the ball and hitting them back. People learned very quickly not to aim for me at all, because there was no such rule about hitting someone in the junk.
 
2013-03-29 04:57:35 PM  
www.virginmedia.com

Wants to peg your fat emo kid.
 
2013-03-29 04:57:44 PM  
White's Purple Cobras RULE!

/ssssssssssssssss
 
2013-03-29 04:57:48 PM  
Being weak in the upper body, I was never a great thrower when I was a kid. But also being very small, I was quite good at dodging.
 
2013-03-29 04:57:58 PM  
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.
 
2013-03-29 04:58:20 PM  
I loved dodgeball day in school.  It was the only opportunity I had to give bruises to the assholes without getting suspended for it.   Also, as it turns out you can remove a tooth with a dodge ball.  Or was that a softball I found under the bleacher?  Who knows.  It was a long time ago, and officially no one saw anything.
 
2013-03-29 04:58:57 PM  
I remember the scrawny immigrant kid who would just stand there with his arms folded while about a dozen rocket-propelled red kickballs would pelt him from head to toe.  He absolutely refused to participate.

Gym teacher would not let him "sit out", even after he got hit.  He wanted him to at least try.
 
2013-03-29 05:00:03 PM  

superdude72: Oh and it's a myth that fat kids suck at dodge ball. The mean kids throw it straight at their belly, and they catch it. Easily. Their fat is like armor.


The annoying ones were the girls that would try to snipe you, but if you took them out, they'd scream at you for "hitting a girl".  I was glad when co-ed gym went away and I could indulge in my violent instincts with just the boys.
 
2013-03-29 05:00:35 PM  
I used to love dodgeball. I sucked at throwing, but I was an expert dodger and sometimes the last man standing. I think it came from dodging my little brother's tickle attacks, which was his only weapon at that time against the five year older me. This also made me a good goalie in floorball, since I was used to fend off repidly incoming objects in the form of index fingers.
 
2013-03-29 05:00:38 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.

"Hitting" "Picking off"

Hundreds of others...


"Bludgering" is both referential as well as not QUITE a word for molestation.
 
2013-03-29 05:00:42 PM  
Yeah, it's used for bullying.  But to bullies EVERYTHING is used for bullying.  At least with dodgeball you can peg them in the face and not get in trouble for once.

/was bullied
//very, very good at dodgeball
 
2013-03-29 05:03:58 PM  

Kahabut: I loved dodgeball day in school.  It was the only opportunity I had to give bruises to the assholes without getting suspended for it.   Also, as it turns out you can remove a tooth with a dodge ball.  Or was that a softball I found under the bleacher?  Who knows.  It was a long time ago, and officially no one saw anything.


Yeah, in my gym class the football players, which includes me, formed a group for dodgeball.  I remember checking my throws when I saw kids lining up to peg the QB, because frankly he was a giant prick and it was hilarious the time two balls got him the back of his head.

/I went after the kids who tried to skulk further back behind the kids who actually tried
 
2013-03-29 05:04:31 PM  

kronicfeld: Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".

Luxury. When I was a boy there was ten of us was tended to by a St. Bernard with rabies. That dog would make us crawl over broken glass in a circle in a large open unenclosed space cause we couldn't afford walls, while the older kids threw rusty razor blades at us. And you try and tell the young people of today that and they won't believe you.


You had razor blades? You were lucky. When I was a lad we had to get up three hours before we went to bed, use old tin can lids to dig up bits of coal to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and then trudge off to school, which was ten miles in the snow, uphill both ways, collecting bits of roadkill to play with at recess. Dodge roadkill, that's what we called it. And we were lucky to have it.
 
2013-03-29 05:04:40 PM  
Ah, dodgeball, where my good aim resulted in a lot of forehead bounces.
 
2013-03-29 05:05:54 PM  
NOW YOU'RE ALL IN BIG BIG TROUBLE!

(cue "Beat on the Brat" by the Ramones)
 
2013-03-29 05:06:02 PM  
My rollerderby team plays dodgeball with air balls. It's a fun way to learn agility on skates. The kids in the article use Nerf balls instead of rubber balls like we used in school. I just can't see those hurting very bad.
 
2013-03-29 05:06:34 PM  
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2013-03-29 05:06:46 PM  

antidumbass: Hell yes, it's a form of bullying. I remember the brawniest, tobacco-chewing kid in PE throwing a ball at the scrawniest kid in that class. He was hit in the nutz with such force he was monkey flipped through the air, landing on his back. The coach, a sadist, roared with laughter and told him to "Go walk it off".
Fark dodgeball.



How long did you walk for..?
 
2013-03-29 05:07:36 PM  

spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?


You are trapped in school and if you defend yourself you are punished. As an adult you have legal ways to defend yourself that children don't have. You can take a bad neighbor to court, report them for code violations, file a barking dog report and go to court over that. I'm doing all those things with my loud, dirty, white trash neighbor. You can turn your back on in laws and ignore them. You can talk to a co worker or talk to your boss without being punched in the head repeatedly....usually. Come on, you know that kids aren't allowed to defend themselves like adults are. Kids can't walk away and choose to have a different environment to be in all day, every day. You can.
 
2013-03-29 05:07:43 PM  
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BOMBARDMENT!!!
 
2013-03-29 05:08:24 PM  
Apparently, the form of DB I played was, but didn't realize it until my 10 year class reunion. 3 nerds made a point to come over and tell me that I had caused them DB PSTD or something like that...not sure, I was drunk. Nerds.
 
2013-03-29 05:09:43 PM  
"We encourage schools to align the curriculum to those standards," she said.

gorgview.com
 
2013-03-29 05:10:08 PM  

Tellingthem: catch


I remember doing that in Junior High. I used to love that version. We would play before school and at breaks. Loved it.
 
2013-03-29 05:10:36 PM  
It's not dodgeball unless you use a large red playground ball.
 
2013-03-29 05:11:31 PM  

spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?


You don't see people that got bullied once snapping and killing people. It's the people that got bullied over and over again that wig out and start killing people.

There are always going to be kids that bully people, but it's important that they learn it is always unacceptable.
 
2013-03-29 05:13:13 PM  
We didn't play much dodge ball in gym but when we did the nerds weren't the first targets. If you had the opportunity you went after the bigger kids who were a threat to take you out first.
 
2013-03-29 05:13:53 PM  

Mija: spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?

You are trapped in school and if you defend yourself you are punished. As an adult you have legal ways to defend yourself that children don't have. You can take a bad neighbor to court, report them for code violations, file a barking dog report and go to court over that. I'm doing all those things with my loud, dirty, white trash neighbor. You can turn your back on in laws and ignore them. You can talk to a co worker or talk to your boss without being punched in the head repeatedly....usually. Come on, you know that kids aren't allowed to defend themselves like adults are. Kids can't walk away and choose to have a different environment to be in all day, every day. You can.


If you have butthead neighbors, then you hit them in the head with a large red playground ball.

It makes the coolest BWANG sound.
 
2013-03-29 05:15:41 PM  
We had a game called Pin Guard.  Each side sets up 4 bowling pins and the teams try to knock them down.  Game was played with dodgeball rules.  That shiat was fun!

/CSB
 
2013-03-29 05:16:07 PM  

GalFisk: I used to love dodgeball. I sucked at throwing, but I was an expert dodger and sometimes the last man standing. I think it came from dodging my little brother's tickle attacks, which was his only weapon at that time against the five year older me. This also made me a good goalie in floorball, since I was used to fend off repidly incoming objects in the form of index fingers.


In what kind of ghoulish game do people pelt you with index fingers?
 
2013-03-29 05:18:40 PM  

Tellingthem: Nerf balls? In gym we at least used those red rubber balls. [...] And man it sucked getting dotted with a softball.


Without fail some poor kid came away with a bright red circle on his face! Every. Damn. Time. Even the kid with glasses. Damn fine game, I kinda sucked at it too... who didn't?
 
2013-03-29 05:19:01 PM  
As a formerly scrawny kid I never had a problem with dodgeball.  The bigger kids always had to gang up on me because I learned early on that catching the ball hurt less than getting hit.  It was easier to catch the ball than to dodge it.  You could be the kid that got picked on elsewhere but in the game you could be the cool kid.  The added bonus was ganging up on the bullies.  One throws at his feet, one at his nuts and one at his face.

The feet knocks them down giving others a chance to nail his nutsack.
The nut shot was glory in and of itself
The face shot was awesome covered in awesome sauce and topped with a bloody nose.
 
2013-03-29 05:19:14 PM  
dodgeball is where you get to take vengeance out on your bullies learn to throw nerds
 
2013-03-29 05:22:35 PM  
 The vote came after a middle school parent complained about their child being bullied during dodgeball.

A. As in ONE.
 
2013-03-29 05:23:04 PM  
Just did this in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The terrorists have won
 
2013-03-29 05:25:24 PM  
Being the smallest guy in gym class I was usually knocked out last in bombardment.
But sometimes I could sneak up to the line and take out their best shooter.
It was was worth the punishment.....
 
2013-03-29 05:25:31 PM  
My kid was walking to the front door yesterday and I jumped out from behind a tree and smashed him in the face with a red ball from about 15 feet. He went ass over tea kettle and welled up ready to cry. I told him that if I saw a tear, I'd give him something to cry about. I walked away laughing, "That's dodgeball Biatch!" This is what I learned on the playground.
/none of this is true
 
2013-03-29 05:27:41 PM  

peasants_are_revolting: GalFisk: I used to love dodgeball. I sucked at throwing, but I was an expert dodger and sometimes the last man standing. I think it came from dodging my little brother's tickle attacks, which was his only weapon at that time against the five year older me. This also made me a good goalie in floorball, since I was used to fend off repidly incoming objects in the form of index fingers.

In what kind of ghoulish game do people pelt you with index fingers?


Digital Mayhem.
 
2013-03-29 05:28:08 PM  
I have a fourth-grader who can chuck a baseball some 50mph and goes to the local trampoline place to hone his dodgeball skills.  At his private school they (coed class) play dodgeball in PE twice a year and he and another pitcher are typically the last two survivors.  The balls are very spongy, hard to throw accurately or fast, and when they hit, no snowflakes are damaged.  We quietly chuckle at the insanity of the nearby public schools.

Protip to school board: get softer balls.
 
2013-03-29 05:29:37 PM  

rkiller1: I have a fourth-grader who can chuck a baseball some 50mph and goes to the local trampoline place to hone his dodgeball skills.  At his private school they (coed class) play dodgeball in PE twice a year and he and another pitcher are typically the last two survivors.  The balls are very spongy, hard to throw accurately or fast, and when they hit, no snowflakes are damaged.  We quietly chuckle at the insanity of the nearby public schools.

Protip to school board: get softer balls.


wuss
 
2013-03-29 05:31:03 PM  
Yea I was never particularly athletic and got picked on often but I actually liked playing dodgeball. It was the one time I could go apesh*t on the bullies without repercussions.
 
2013-03-29 05:31:58 PM  
 
2013-03-29 05:32:09 PM  
We had a game that we played after school that we called 'beat down'. The rules were never formalized.
 
2013-03-29 05:32:57 PM  

Setitie: Tellingthem: catch

I remember doing that in Junior High. I used to love that version. We would play before school and at breaks. Loved it.


Yeah ours was mostly lunch break or recess. We never really had supervision so we were free to do pretty much what we wanted. Dodgeball, Kickball, marbles, foursquare, pencil wars, whatever. Every once in awhile some kid would get knocked around a bit or get a bloody nose but mostly just some scrapes or bruises. But we were also a pretty small school and the unwritten rules of conduct had been passed down from generation to generation. That and after dealing with us the teachers were to busy pounding down whiskey and smoking cigarettes to care haha
 
2013-03-29 05:33:36 PM  
Went on a cruise a few years ago and the staff set up dodgeball games on the basketball court for the adults. I hadn't played in at least 20 years, yet all the old rules/strategies came flooding back into my head and it was like I'd never stopped playing since I was a kid. Fun as hell, especially at the very end when they did staff vs passengers and head-hunting was legal (dun dun dunnnnn).
 
2013-03-29 05:35:22 PM  
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Remember, dodgeball is a sport of violence, exclusion and degradation. So, when you're picking players in gym class, remember to pick the bigger, stronger kids for your team. That way you can gang up on the weaker ones, like Winston here
 
2013-03-29 05:37:06 PM  
My favorite dodgeball move was near the end of the game. If i had a ball for a "shield", an the remaining opponent had two or more dodgeballs, my opponent would lob a ball high on a trajectory to hit me, and then follow quickly with a fastball to the center of mass. Deadly. One of my nemesis opponents was extremely good at deadly accurate lobs, too.

Not exactly a "double tap", but lots of fun try to defend against.
 
2013-03-29 05:37:24 PM  
Being a kid these days must really suck: no firecrackers, no lawn darts, no soda at school, now no dodgeball.
 
2013-03-29 05:39:09 PM  

rkiller1: Protip to school board: get softer balls.


I use Downey brand ball-softener. Also leaves them April-fresh.
 
2013-03-29 05:40:09 PM  

jankyboy: Being a kid these days must really suck: no firecrackers, no lawn darts, no soda at school, now no dodgeball.


The distractions are all gone, so now the can take their 8 am ADD meds and focus on their class work as required.
 
2013-03-29 05:41:50 PM  

Mirrorz: Yea I was never particularly athletic and got picked on often but I actually liked playing dodgeball. It was the one time I could go apesh*t on the bullies without repercussions.


Pretty much this. I remember wishing we played it more.
 
2013-03-29 05:43:32 PM  
I was a dodgeball God back in the day. Had my own "special move" and everything. That being said, the game itself isn't bullying, but the way some assholes play it is. That didn't usually fly in our class. If someone did something unsportsmanlike or dirty, they usually ended up paying for it rather quickly.
 
2013-03-29 05:43:58 PM  
In grade school my gym teacher actually was Coach Willie Saunders

www.neighborhoodarchive.com

Royal Coach Willie Saunders is the Neighbohrood of Make-Believe's fitness guru. Although he travels throughout the Neighborhood, he is most often found exercising inside the castle with King Friday XIII.

He was a shrimp of a man and somewhat on the mean side (I guess to make us "tough"). Not only did we have dodge ball he had this "game" where he would tie a 6" hard rubber ring onto a long rope and rapidly spin it around. Us kids either had to cower in the corner of the gym to avoid getting smacked or be good at ducking or jumping depending on how far off the floor the orbit was.
 
2013-03-29 05:44:33 PM  

Krieghund: spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools

There are always going to be kids that bully people, but it's important that they learn it is always unacceptable.


A bully

is defined as: A person who is habitually overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.

So we adults use overbearing behavior to teach children that bullying is ALWAYS unacceptable? But you are correct, there will always be bullies, including habitually overbearing school boards.
/Always means 100%, no exceptions.
 
2013-03-29 05:45:03 PM  

jankyboy: Being a kid these days must really suck: no firecrackers, no lawn darts, no soda at school, now no dodgeball.


On the plus side you apparently get tons of amateur porn sent to your phone for simply saying hi to girls now, oh and teachers will get you drunk and fark your brains out.
 
2013-03-29 05:45:14 PM  
I liked dodgeball, but I can see where some people would be less than enthralled by it.

The thing is, strategically, aiming for someone's head is stupid. It's a small target and you're likely to miss unless they're just a few feet away.
 
2013-03-29 05:45:34 PM  
I loved dodge ball. I was always one of those "picked last for everything" kids just because, basically. I'd intentionally make myself a target to get my team more balls, and was regularly one of the last ones still in. Getting to nail the asshole jocks between the eyes while they were gloating about knocking some asthmatic kid out of the game was always pretty satisfying, too.
 
2013-03-29 05:45:52 PM  
God, this game is brutal

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2013-03-29 05:46:31 PM  

Mirrorz: Yea I was never particularly athletic and got picked on often but I actually liked playing dodgeball. It was the one time I could go apesh*t on the bullies without repercussions.


Your bullies must have had shorter memories than mine.  Without  immediate repercussions, perhaps, but lunch and the long walk home were never more than a few hours away.
 
2013-03-29 05:46:45 PM  

KidKorporate: jankyboy: Being a kid these days must really suck: no firecrackers, no lawn darts, no soda at school, now no dodgeball.

On the plus side you apparently get tons of amateur porn sent to your phone for simply saying hi to girls now, oh and teachers will get you drunk and fark your brains out.


A glass-is-half-full kind of guy... i like it.
 
2013-03-29 05:47:13 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I liked dodgeball, but I can see where some people would be less than enthralled by it.

The thing is, strategically, aiming for someone's head is stupid. It's a small target and you're likely to miss unless they're just a few feet away.


Yeah, but it's the best way to take out the zombies.
 
2013-03-29 05:49:11 PM  

Creoena: God, this game is brutal

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I love that episode simply for introducing me to the band "Far".
 
2013-03-29 05:49:24 PM  
Listen. Do you hear that? The Ancient Spartans are laughing at us.
 
2013-03-29 05:51:13 PM  
CSB

I remember back in 6th grade, the test of your pre-pubescent manhood was if you could catch a ball thrown by our teacher, Mr Garcia.  If you could, you had earned the respect of the entire class.

One day, there were a few of us left on the team opposite Mr Garcia.  My friend, Del, was Mr Garcia's intended target.  Del had caught Mr Garcia's throws before, so he was ready. As the ball was release from Mr Garcia's hand, cracking the air as it broke the sound barrier, Del decided it was a little too high to catch, so the better option was to try to duck underneath it. Unfortunately for Del, the ball was moving so fast over the short distance that he didn't have time to lower the entire outline of his body out of the path of the projectile hurdling toward him.  The medium-sized red rubber ball hit Del squarely in the forehead.  Worse yet, there was a small piece of gravel stuck to the red rubber ball that left a pea-sized hole in Del's forehead.

AND THE BLOOD DID GUSH FORTH!  Like a stuck pig.

Nowadays, if dodgeball could even be played, which it can't, Mr Garcia would be fired and the school, district, city, county, state, and federal government would be sued.
Back then, Mr Garcia took off his tshirt and put it on Del's forehead and sent him to the nurse with another student (me), and they continued with their dodgeball game.
/CSB
 
2013-03-29 05:51:52 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: rkiller1: Protip to school board: get softer balls.

I use Downey brand ball-softener. Also leaves them April-fresh.


This of course makes you popular with the ladies.
/I prefer shearing till they're shorn.
 
2013-03-29 05:52:26 PM  
Dodgeball was something our teacher let us do when he was too lazy to organize anything else. We all loved when that happened. That and floor hockey were the only 2 fun things to do in gym class back in junior high.
 
2013-03-29 05:52:41 PM  
I was in an adult dodgeball tourney seven years ago that was more of a drunkfest.  We started boozing in the parking lot at 7am.  The demo was The Pink Pony team vs. The Cheetah team.  Those Pink Pony girls look rough in the light.  The venue (an indoor tennis club) was completely trashed.  They don't do this tourney anymore.

We lost to a team that totally cheated so we waited in the parking lot (and drank some more) to beat their ass, but somehow we must have missed them because they never came out.

Adult Dogeball:  Serious Business.
 
2013-03-29 05:53:13 PM  
We always used the volleyballs for dodgeball. Mind you we also used to turn off the lights in the gym, turn on the emergency lighting and play that way.
 
2013-03-29 05:54:05 PM  

WhippingBoy: Listen. Do you hear that? The Ancient Spartans are laughing at us.


With the name WhippingBoy you might have enjoyed ancient Sparta where each young boy was assigned a grown up "mentor" to guide his physical training and teach him about butt sex.
 
2013-03-29 05:56:37 PM  

HairBolus: WhippingBoy: Listen. Do you hear that? The Ancient Spartans are laughing at us.

With the name WhippingBoy you might have enjoyed ancient Sparta where each young boy was assigned a grown up "mentor" to guide his physical training and teach him about butt sex.


NTTAWWT
 
2013-03-29 05:58:11 PM  
In college, my friends and I used to play "Dodge Potato," a combination of Dodgeball and Hot Potato.

Inside with a nerf ball, and a timer set to some time between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. If you get hit, you're it, and if the timer goes off while you're it, you're out. The person put out sets the next timer, so nobody playing know how much time is in the round. Eventually, there are only two people in a very intense game of dodgeball.

You'll also need: a house where you don't care if anything gets destroyed, and a steady drug supply.
 
2013-03-29 05:59:27 PM  

kronicfeld: Peepeye: My daycare used to make us run from one side of the room to the other. While they stood on the sides and threw heavy frisbees at each other. We had to dodge the frisbees. I was a little kid, so they always hit my head. I hated that damn "game".

Luxury. When I was a boy there was ten of us was tended to by a St. Bernard with rabies. That dog would make us crawl over broken glass in a circle in a large open unenclosed space cause we couldn't afford walls, while the older kids threw rusty razor blades at us. And you try and tell the young people of today that and they won't believe you.


Thank you... That ended my day on a great note. I'll have to go home and listen to some Pythin now, which is always a good thing.
 
2013-03-29 06:00:47 PM  

The Southern Dandy: CSB... Back then, Mr Garcia took off his tshirt and put it on Del's forehead and sent him to the nurse with another student (me), and they continued with their dodgeball game.
/CSB


Good thing that didn't happen nowadays... adult male teacher at school with no tshirt... that's a sex offenderin'.
 
2013-03-29 06:03:06 PM  
There was some bullying but it was mostly negated by our gym teacher selecting the sides rather than having a student do it (saved time too) either split in half alphabetically or even squads on one side odd on the other, that kind of thing.  And once the game was on, you were a team, beating the other team was more important than being on the same team with someone you hated.  You'd even try to help each other.
 
2013-03-29 06:03:43 PM  
Meh. I got hit in head, targetted by jocks, all the time. It builds character.
 
2013-03-29 06:03:53 PM  
At least someone is trying to fight the pussification of America.
 
2013-03-29 06:07:48 PM  
Also, we didn't call it "dodgeball". That was too douchey.  We called it "artillery".

/ true story
 
2013-03-29 06:09:51 PM  

jankyboy: The Southern Dandy: CSB... Back then, Mr Garcia took off his tshirt and put it on Del's forehead and sent him to the nurse with another student (me), and they continued with their dodgeball game.
/CSB

Good thing that didn't happen nowadays... adult male teacher at school with no tshirt... that's a sex offenderin'.


Well, he put his dress shirt back on after he took off his tshirt, but yeah, you're right.
 
2013-03-29 06:10:57 PM  
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2013-03-29 06:13:49 PM  
i remember dodgeball from 7th grade.

this kid throws a farking CURVE ball.  he threw it straight and then the last second farkING CURVED OUT OF NO WHERE
 
2013-03-29 06:15:32 PM  

Nick Nostril: Also, we didn't call it "dodgeball". That was too douchey.  We called it "artillery".

/ true story


We called it "Court dodge" because we played it on a basketball court.  Artillery is better.
 
2013-03-29 06:16:58 PM  

spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?


You're not, you see. Then they grow up into adults who sue their neighbors when their leaves blow into their own lawn; file sexual/racial discrimination grievances against employers when coworkers are snippy; and get into knock-down drag-out fights with their in-laws during holidays that end with at least one person in jail.

But that's much much better than having their tender self-esteem getting any kind of damage when they are kids, evidently.
 
2013-03-29 06:17:24 PM  
You pansies think dodgeball might be bullying?

We had a Gym teacher that just didn't give a fark and let us do whatever we wanted, so we invented our own game.

It consisted of us raiding the storage and materials shed for everything even remotely ball-shaped  - say medicine balls, golf, tennis, footballs - and throwing them into the hall. Then everyone just shot what was at hand at the nearest person.

There was no counting, no score no win conditions. It was glorious.


Also, and I might have imagined that, it seemed that unpopular kids magically got hit more than others.
 
2013-03-29 06:20:20 PM  

Gyrfalcon: get into knock-down drag-out fights with their in-laws during holidays that end with at least one person in jail.


stickywalls.com
 
2013-03-29 06:22:52 PM  
what the heck dodgeball was one of the few things in gym i actually liked even after the concussion

/former fat nerd
//proud to say no longer a nerd
 
2013-03-29 06:24:08 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x374]
BOMBARDMENT!!!


I never heard of dodgeball..  We played Bombardament in Kansas growing up.
 
2013-03-29 06:25:44 PM  
My son, who's now in middle school, never was able to experience the fun that was Butts Up because of shiat like this.
 
2013-03-29 06:26:12 PM  
Actually, it's news to me that "peg" has been altered into a sexual term. I get the meaning, but when we were kids, if you pegged someone with a ball, that meant you hit him- usually with intention.

You kids and your changing around of perfectly innocent words.
 
2013-03-29 06:26:30 PM  
When I was a Freshman in high school, PE was mandatory for only that grade, and soph/jr/sr could take PE if they wanted to, and the classes were not co-ed unless it was raining and we had to play indoor sports, one of which was dodge ball. Of course only jocks took it past fresh year and dodgeball for us was pretty brutal. Upper class guys really liked pelting weak ass-girls really hard. With the large hard red rubber balls. They've banned nerf dodgeball? WHAT A BUNCH OF farkING PUSSIES.
 
2013-03-29 06:26:31 PM  
Dodgeball is just about the most egalitarian PE activity possible.  As long as you at least try, and don't give up or sulk or whine or play the victim, you can have as much fun as anyone.

Dodge, catch, throw, use strategy, it's all there for the taking.  I was a scrawny nerdy kid too, but dodgeball was fun.  It was the whining pussies who cried about it that made me realize you have to at least make an effort to participate in things.
 
2013-03-29 06:28:49 PM  

Stoj: My old farmer/gym teacher used to tell us how they played the game.

Real leather basketballs.


That's how we did it at my school to.

/Nerf balls can't be thrown with any kind of speed
//Easier for the fat kid to dodge
 
2013-03-29 06:29:32 PM  

dkimball: farkingismybusiness: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x374]
BOMBARDMENT!!!

I never heard of dodgeball..  We played Bombardament in Kansas growing up.


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BOMBARDMENT!!
 
2013-03-29 06:29:32 PM  
we played dodge ball every week at my boy scouts meeting, I got very good at it, so in high school when the gym teacher got the idea to rename the game so the jocks could throw balls at the non athletic kids (like me) I discovered I could hit one of the jocks with the dodge ball so hard it would bounce off of him and fly all the way back to our side.   Once the gym teach went out on the court to yell at a jock for not being brutal enough and I nailed him in the face.  for some reason we stopped playing dodge ball because if he wanted to get back at me he would have to tell the adminstration we were playing dodge ball, or I would.   our next activity was ping pong.
 
2013-03-29 06:32:31 PM  

Car_Ramrod: All sports are a form of bullying in school. Yea, it sucks, but whatcha gonna do.


Life. is a form of bullying.  Anything you attempt to do is in direct competition with others.  As soon as you become the weak link you are susceptible to being fired.  Or if it is your own business... well you would lose your business due to lack of customers / competitiveness.

Removing competitiveness (Bullying) from schools is probably the single stupidest thing we can do.  The education part of school is mostly forgotten by the time you are 30.  The life experiences you pick up by interacting / competing with others sticks with you.

Obviously, abusive bullying needs to be addressed.  But any and all forms of bullying.. these kids are doomed.
 
2013-03-29 06:36:27 PM  

DerAppie: Stoj: My old farmer/gym teacher used to tell us how they played the game.

Real leather basketballs.

That's how we did it at my school to.

/Nerf balls can't be thrown with any kind of speed
//Easier for the fat kid to dodge


You what now?
Nerf balls?
My 'school days' were 10 years ago - so I might be old - but if anything we lwanted to make our balls hurt more not less. What's the damn sense of the game if you don't get punished for being slow or clumsy?
 
2013-03-29 06:39:26 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: dkimball: farkingismybusiness: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x374]
BOMBARDMENT!!!

I never heard of dodgeball..  We played Bombardament in Kansas growing up.

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BOMBARDMENT!!


We had the 'ament' at the end to make it sound like tournament..I guess
 
2013-03-29 06:39:45 PM  

FloydA: Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

Actually, now that I think about it, some of the emo kids might be into that.


Um, you realize that it was a term for throwing something at someone before it was a sexual term, right?  It's actually a sex term specifically because of the pre-existing hit = have sex with metaphor that's a long-running theme in at least English, so there's not actually any term for throwing something or striking someone that's not also a sex thing.

goodole312: what the heck dodgeball was one of the few things in gym i actually liked even after the concussion

/former fat nerd
//proud to say no longer a nerd


Honestly, it's the second-best sport for people that are bad at sports.  The first being Judo (because 90% of it is about making sure you can fall without being hurt and you don't injure your opponent, good life skills for large, clumsy morons like me).
 
2013-03-29 06:40:27 PM  
Weak ass-girls?  Wonder if they realized their mistake eventually.
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2013-03-29 06:40:28 PM  
They can get rid of dodgeball and bullying because the teachers do a good job of it now.  What, you're not toeing the zero tolerance line?  Suspension / expulsion for you!
 
2013-03-29 06:44:13 PM  

TheBigJerk: Car_Ramrod: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Pegging, subby?  Are you sure that's the word you wanted to use?

Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.

"Hitting" "Picking off"

Hundreds of others...

"Bludgering" is both referential as well as not QUITE a word for molestation.


It is now
 
2013-03-29 06:50:25 PM  

Kazrath: Car_Ramrod: All sports are a form of bullying in school. Yea, it sucks, but whatcha gonna do.

Life. is a form of bullying.  Anything you attempt to do is in direct competition with others.  As soon as you become the weak link you are susceptible to being fired.  Or if it is your own business... well you would lose your business due to lack of customers / competitiveness.

Removing competitiveness (Bullying) from schools is probably the single stupidest thing we can do.  The education part of school is mostly forgotten by the time you are 30.  The life experiences you pick up by interacting / competing with others sticks with you.

Obviously, abusive bullying needs to be addressed.  But any and all forms of bullying.. these kids are doomed.


I have the sneaking suspicion that the people who fret most about bullying were the ones who were picked last in PE and vowed never never to forget it.
 
2013-03-29 06:52:08 PM  
The child of the whining parent will get bullied even more now because their fun has been ruined.
I played dodgeball, on asphalt at a time when girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school. No wonder all these kids are fat, unco ordinated and insecure.
 
2013-03-29 06:54:45 PM  

AbbeySomeone: The child of the whining parent will get bullied even more now because their fun has been ruined.
I played dodgeball, on asphalt at a time when girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school. No wonder all these kids are fat, unco ordinated and insecure.


How you doin'?
 
gja
2013-03-29 06:58:50 PM  
LOL. There is literally NO pic I thought of when reading the headline that would even remotely by safe, not even close.

/pegging,::::snerk:::::snort:::::::
 
2013-03-29 07:01:21 PM  

spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?


You say that they need to deal with it in the adult world?  Guess what Most of what is done by bullies, if done in the adult world would wind up with the bully fired from his/her job and/or arrested for harassment if not assault.

And kids do find ways to deal with it,  Two Kids at columbine high school for example found a rather effective method for dealing with it.
 
2013-03-29 07:07:06 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: We didn't play much dodge ball in gym but when we did the nerds weren't the first targets. If you had the opportunity you went after the bigger kids who were a threat to take you out first.


This.

It wasn't about revenge or humiliation when we played. It was about winning. The "jocks" (if you can have jocks among a bunch of 100-lb children) were all aiming at each other.

I guess when you aren't allowed to have winners or losers one has to find alternate motivation-- like revenge or pain.
 
2013-03-29 07:11:25 PM  

RedVentrue: Mija: spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?

You are trapped in school and if you defend yourself you are punished. As an adult you have legal ways to defend yourself that children don't have. You can take a bad neighbor to court, report them for code violations, file a barking dog report and go to court over that. I'm doing all those things with my loud, dirty, white trash neighbor. You can turn your back on in laws and ignore them. You can talk to a co worker or talk to your boss without being punched in the head repeatedly....usually. Come on, you know that kids aren't allowed to defend themselves like adults are. Kids can't walk away and choose to have a different environment to be in all day, every day. You can.

If you have butthead neighbors, then you hit them in the head with a large red playground ball.

It makes the coolest BWANG sound.


I LOL'd because I remember that sound quite well.

I was the scrawny kid who got bullied, but I was pretty damn good at the "dodging" part.

/and the monkey bars for some reason
//slashies
 
2013-03-29 07:16:19 PM  
"Nobody likes balls being thrown at their faces," said Cheryl Giusto, 52, of Windham.

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can't... stop... laughing...
 
2013-03-29 07:17:59 PM  

Mija: spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?

You are trapped in school and if you defend yourself you are punished. As an adult you have legal ways to defend yourself that children don't have. You can take a bad neighbor to court, report them for code violations, file a barking dog report and go to court over that. I'm doing all those things with my loud, dirty, white trash neighbor. You can turn your back on in laws and ignore them. You can talk to a co worker or talk to your boss without being punched in the head repeatedly....usually. Come on, you know that kids aren't allowed to defend themselves like adults are. Kids can't walk away and choose to have a different environment to be in all day, every day. You can.


I just identified somebody who sucks at dodgeball.
 
2013-03-29 07:35:26 PM  

MagSeven: I was a dodgeball God back in the day. Had my own "special move" and everything. That being said, the game itself isn't bullying, but the way some assholes play it is. That didn't usually fly in our class. If someone did something unsportsmanlike or dirty, they usually ended up paying for it rather quickly.


Good point: dodgeball isn't bullying, bullying is bullying and it will take place no matter how much fun you take away from regular kids. I was must frequently bullied on the bus, not a dodgeball in sight. It is a case of treating the symptom, rather than the disease.
 
2013-03-29 07:42:16 PM  
You could always try to
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2013-03-29 07:51:10 PM  
Never played dodgeball in school, oddly enough. But we did play a game we called "Suicide." All you needed was a tennis ball or racquet ball and a wall and a bunch of guys. You throw the ball against the wall. You or someone else then try to catch it. If you drop it when trying to catch it, you have to run and touch the wall while whoever can get to the ball first tries to nail you with it. If they miss, now they have to run. If you get hit three times like that, you get to stand up against the wall and everyone gets a free shot at you. You also have to run for the wall if your throw doesn't hit the wall on the fly.

I don't know who hated that game worse, the teachers or the parents. Lotta kids went home with tennis ball sized welts.
 
2013-03-29 07:53:10 PM  

sporkme: MagSeven: I was a dodgeball God back in the day. Had my own "special move" and everything. That being said, the game itself isn't bullying, but the way some assholes play it is. That didn't usually fly in our class. If someone did something unsportsmanlike or dirty, they usually ended up paying for it rather quickly.

Good point: dodgeball isn't bullying, bullying is bullying and it will take place no matter how much fun you take away from regular kids. I was must frequently bullied on the bus, not a dodgeball in sight. It is a case of treating the symptom, rather than the disease.


Oddly enough, bullies are not well liked in schools. Kids get picked on, yes, and bullies may be encouraged by the mob--but genuine bullies rarely have many friends and are usually not the popular kids, Hollywood and TV's perceptions notwithstanding.
 
2013-03-29 07:53:31 PM  

azpenguin: Never played dodgeball in school, oddly enough. But we did play a game we called "Suicide." All you needed was a tennis ball or racquet ball and a wall and a bunch of guys. You throw the ball against the wall. You or someone else then try to catch it. If you drop it when trying to catch it, you have to run and touch the wall while whoever can get to the ball first tries to nail you with it. If they miss, now they have to run. If you get hit three times like that, you get to stand up against the wall and everyone gets a free shot at you. You also have to run for the wall if your throw doesn't hit the wall on the fly.

I don't know who hated that game worse, the teachers or the parents. Lotta kids went home with tennis ball sized welts.


Butts Up 7 Up.
/Gayest name for a pain game ever
//played that game a lot
///slashies....they don't leave welts
 
2013-03-29 07:54:21 PM  

soundguy: "Nobody likes balls being thrown at their faces," said Cheryl Giusto, 52, of Windham.

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can't... stop... laughing...


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2013-03-29 07:55:21 PM  
Dodgeball is one of my all time favourite games.  Along with volleyball, hockey, and Quake.
 
2013-03-29 07:59:35 PM  

dkimball: farkingismybusiness: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x374]
BOMBARDMENT!!!

I never heard of dodgeball..  We played Bombardament in Kansas growing up.



Did you grow up in the Little Italy part of Kansas?
 
2013-03-29 08:05:05 PM  
JR High, we always ended up playing against a kid named "Duke" who was 6' and 200 lbs in 8th grade.  One of my all time athletic triumphs  was catching a ball he threw dead at me. THe impact was so hard the energy split the skin on my middle finger from the bottom around the end to the nail.

/Damn, 30 years ago
 
2013-03-29 08:14:07 PM  
Make sure Steve the Pirate is on your team.
 
2013-03-29 08:47:16 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: In college, my friends and I used to play "Dodge Potato," a combination of Dodgeball and Hot Potato.

Inside with a nerf ball, and a timer set to some time between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. If you get hit, you're it, and if the timer goes off while you're it, you're out. The person put out sets the next timer, so nobody playing know how much time is in the round. Eventually, there are only two people in a very intense game of dodgeball.

You'll also need: a house where you don't care if anything gets destroyed, and a steady drug supply.


We used to play house hockey with hockey sticks, golf clubs, and tennis balls.  The requirements were similar.
 
2013-03-29 08:52:22 PM  
The very last time I played dodgeball some asshole threw the ball hard enough to break my glasses. After that you could not pry me away from the sidelines.
 
2013-03-29 09:03:45 PM  
I lived for dodgeball. I was small, fast, and largely useless at just about every other schoolyard sport - but you couldn't hit me if you were five feet in front of me and I paused just for you. I spent so much time being the last kid in the circle, laughing at the assholes who would, after school, try to catch me (and sometimes succeed) to beat on me. And it was worth it because, right at that moment, I was untouchable - I knew it, they knew it, and the more frustrated they got, the more I liked it.
 
2013-03-29 09:20:42 PM  
The liberals are ruining everything.

These are the same kind of people that ban awards ceremonies for high achievers because they make the stupid kids feel bad.  What are these kids going to do when they enter the real world and they don't have a concerned lib to protect them?
 
2013-03-29 09:24:00 PM  

Silly Jesus: The liberals are ruining everything.

These are the same kind of people that ban awards ceremonies for high achievers because they make the stupid kids feel bad.  What are these kids going to do when they enter the real world and they don't have a concerned lib to protect them?


never happen
Good troll though
/not a lib
 
2013-03-29 09:24:18 PM  

Warlordtrooper: spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?

You say that they need to deal with it in the adult world?  Guess what Most of what is done by bullies, if done in the adult world would wind up with the bully fired from his/her job and/or arrested for harassment if not assault.

And kids do find ways to deal with it,  Two Kids at columbine high school for example found a rather effective method for dealing with it.


Yeah, you clearly do not understand what "dealing with it" means.  They didn't deal with their issues, they just made new ones.  I believe this is the same reason you see shootings at old work places, people truly going postal because they never learned how to handle their own personal failings.  I remember being bullied in school, but I actually learned how to deal with it, and I didn't have anti-bully campaigns (that are going to blow up in their faces, but they will not recognize it because they won't be able to add 2 and 2).  Having someone to stand up for you is good, but getting angry at the world is not dealing with it, no matter how much of a douchebag you are going to try to be about your thoughts on "dealing with it".
 
2013-03-29 09:39:40 PM  
Windham, Nh is where affluent Massholes move and purchase expensive mcmansions then try and change local government to reflect their Mass roots.   Not surprised their kids are pussies.
 
2013-03-29 09:42:45 PM  

pxlboy: RedVentrue: Mija: spman: I don't get it, not that I approve of bullying in any way, but if you manage to completely eradicate it from schools, how are kids going to learn how to deal with it outside of school? Guess what, it happens, some day you're going to have a neighbor who's a jerk, or a co worker that ticks you off, or in laws who try to push you around, and if you don't learn how to handle these problems early on, won't that just turn people stabby as adults?

You are trapped in school and if you defend yourself you are punished. As an adult you have legal ways to defend yourself that children don't have. You can take a bad neighbor to court, report them for code violations, file a barking dog report and go to court over that. I'm doing all those things with my loud, dirty, white trash neighbor. You can turn your back on in laws and ignore them. You can talk to a co worker or talk to your boss without being punched in the head repeatedly....usually. Come on, you know that kids aren't allowed to defend themselves like adults are. Kids can't walk away and choose to have a different environment to be in all day, every day. You can.

If you have butthead neighbors, then you hit them in the head with a large red playground ball.

It makes the coolest BWANG sound.

I LOL'd because I remember that sound quite well.

I was the scrawny kid who got bullied, but I was pretty damn good at the "dodging" part.

/and the monkey bars for some reason
//slashies


More fun when the BWANG is going on in your own head, rather than hearing it hit someone elses, so I never bothered to dodge. Maybe that's what's wrong with me.

Monkey bars hurt.
 
2013-03-29 10:04:23 PM  
what's 25 times 10

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2013-03-29 10:06:17 PM  
What a bunch of wimps our society has become.  I remember when I was a youngster our gym teacher taught us all how to be tough because the world was tough.  We started each morning off with a game of pound a kid with a sledgehammer.In this game the teacher would chase all of us around the gym with a sledge hammer.  The ones who got caught were simply eliminated from the gene pool for the betterment of society.
 
2013-03-29 10:16:22 PM  
Yeah dodge ball is alright, there was a variation of it we played in boy scouts called blade played with frisbees.

Basically you play like the frisbee was a razor sharp metal object flung at you, so is you get hit in head or torso you are out(dead),

but if you got hit in a limb you was still in but could no longer use said limb, so if it hit a leg you was hopping onone leg, if it hit you in hand on a fail at catching it you had to make a fist with that hand no catching or throwing with that hand, it higher on arm arm behing back etc.

If you was good at that game you didnt try to get people out you tried to "black knight" them.
 
2013-03-29 10:48:34 PM  
I wasn't really bad at sports in general, as a kid, but I held no interest in them. My classmates rarely had any interest in me, as well. But playing dodgeball, I was king.
 
2013-03-29 11:35:07 PM  
Has the world gone batshiat insane?? That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I feel sorry for the kids.  They are going to grow up and end up in a competitive world with no competitive skills.

When I was a kid dodgeball was called smear the queer.  I suppose that may have been slightly questionable but banning the game altogether is nuts.
 
2013-03-29 11:40:52 PM  
I can't really blame the school board for this. It just takes one parent wanting to play the 'lawsuit lottery' and sues for 'crippling emotional damage and physical trauma' because their precious crotch fruit had to actually move at something other than 'a comfortable pace.' School district settles for $50,000, and it comes out of the education budget.
 
2013-03-29 11:46:28 PM  
At the risk of sounding gay, I caught 2 balls from 2 really strong kids in 6th grade thrown simultaneously at me one time. And the crowd went wild!

Five minutes later when a new game started, one of the strong kids was so angry at me he really wound up and threw rockets at my face. He would start all the way in the back on his side and release right at the line.

Two kids got hit really hard simply because they were in the line of fire. They sat out for a few minutes. I moved back.

Next shot was thrown with such force that after I caught it, it sent me head first backwards into the wall. I needed stitches.

He joked later rather publicly after i came back to school that he had drawn blood. I reminded him that he still hadn't gotten me out. He laughed and we actually became friends after that.
 
2013-03-30 12:01:24 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Has the world gone batshiat insane?? That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I feel sorry for the kids.  They are going to grow up and end up in a competitive world with no competitive skills.

When I was a kid dodgeball was called smear the queer.  I suppose that may have been slightly questionable but banning the game altogether is nuts.


They're already out there. The ones who have to have their parents call their college professors when they get a bad grade--they're so spineless they can't even confront their teachers themselves.
 
2013-03-30 12:03:23 AM  
FTA: The vote came after a middle school parent complained about their child being bullied during dodgeball.

They sound fat and slow.

All of the games banned, with names like Slaughter, Prison Ball and Bombardment, involve throwing a Nerf ball at other students below the shoulders.

We had the under the shoulders rule for a hit to count too, but FARK nerf balls! I hurt my shoulder a few times trying to throw them. :(

/Never forget the day I caught a bully right in the face with a REAL dodge ball made of rubber
//Almost got shoved down concrete stairs a few periods later
///TOTALLY WORTH IT
 
2013-03-30 01:50:22 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I still remember dodgeball in high school with the little mini-sized dodge balls.  Our gym coach would over-inflate them on purpose, so they had no give to them at all.  Combine that with having most of the Varsity Pitchers on the other team, and you learned to move faster than a speeding ninja.


/free-for-all!!!!
//ducks and runs


Youre probably lucky. Try throwing an under inflated ball by pinching the thing with your thumb and forefinger. Can throw it insanely fast compared to balls that are heavily inflated. You get full wrist action speed on top of the arm speed. Was funny watching the ball because it would literally have this distorted disc shape and rip across the room. Things would leave marks if you were near the middle of the gym.
Was a few years before someone finally complained to the teachers that we were doing it and got all the balls properly inflated.
 
2013-03-30 02:12:43 AM  
Yeah dodgeball is great, untill you have to play against the Oakland Raiders.
 
2013-03-30 04:13:12 AM  
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2013-03-30 04:16:57 AM  
We threw freshly decapitated human heads. I loved that game.
 
2013-03-30 05:37:14 AM  
I was going to post a wall-ball story but I see tellingthem and azpenguin have it covered.
 
2013-03-30 08:22:43 AM  
In Middle School, we had co-ed Dodgeball. As a girl who loved socializing with my friends more than playing the game, I would wait for one of the weaker guys or girls to throw the ball and I'd usually catch it. However, when I threw it back it was always caught, so I was "out" fairly quickly. My friends and I would then sit on the bleachers the rest of the game and talk about the cute guys that were still playing.

We loved Dodgeball days.... we got to talk in class.
 
2013-03-30 09:18:15 AM  
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2013-03-30 02:43:04 PM  

mbangel10: In Middle School, we had co-ed Dodgeball. As a girl who loved socializing with my friends more than playing the game, I would wait for one of the weaker guys or girls to throw the ball and I'd usually catch it. However, when I threw it back it was always caught, so I was "out" fairly quickly. My friends and I would then sit on the bleachers the rest of the game and talk about the cute guys that were still playing.

We loved Dodgeball days.... we got to talk in class.


Yes, and at the same time we were scanning for "uppies" as you sat down in those wonderful uniforms.  About the fifth row was perfect eye level.  Thanks!
 
2013-03-30 09:36:44 PM  

FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph:

Well, I literally could not think of a term to use there that wouldn't generate at least one snarky comment.  So, I just picked one at random and went with it.

In the future, all words will be kinky sexual double entendres.


.
that's pretty standard for men anyway, isn't it?
 
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