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(The Eagle Tribune)   Is dodgeball a form of bullying? You'll find out - after I finish pegging the emo kids that are trying to hide in the back of the gym   (eagletribune.com) divider line 174
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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  
BOMBARDMENT!
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/BOMBARDMENT
 
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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