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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.


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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

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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'?
 
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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.
 
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