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2013-03-29 05:07:36 PM
7 votes:

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 05:11:31 PM
4 votes:

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 05:00:42 PM
4 votes:
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 03:15:02 PM
4 votes:
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 04:56:01 PM
3 votes:
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 04:20:24 PM
3 votes:
All sports are a form of bullying in school. Yea, it sucks, but whatcha gonna do.
2013-03-29 04:11:12 PM
3 votes:
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 03:29:55 PM
3 votes:
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 06:16:58 PM
2 votes:

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 05:54:05 PM
2 votes:

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 05:19:01 PM
2 votes:
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 05:06:46 PM
2 votes:

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 04:55:31 PM
2 votes:
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 03:17:55 PM
2 votes:

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 09:24:18 PM
1 votes:

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 07:35:26 PM
1 votes:

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 07:01:21 PM
1 votes:

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 06:50:25 PM
1 votes:

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 06:40:28 PM
1 votes:
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 06:32:31 PM
1 votes:

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 06:03:43 PM
1 votes:
Meh. I got hit in head, targetted by jocks, all the time. It builds character.
2013-03-29 05:56:37 PM
1 votes:

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 05:51:13 PM
1 votes:
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 05:45:14 PM
1 votes:
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 05:44:33 PM
1 votes:

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 05:43:32 PM
1 votes:
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 05:40:09 PM
1 votes:

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 05:37:24 PM
1 votes:
Being a kid these days must really suck: no firecrackers, no lawn darts, no soda at school, now no dodgeball.
2013-03-29 05:35:22 PM
1 votes:
cdn-media.hollywood.com

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 05:29:37 PM
1 votes:

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 05:22:35 PM
1 votes:
 The vote came after a middle school parent complained about their child being bullied during dodgeball.

A. As in ONE.
2013-03-29 05:19:14 PM
1 votes:
dodgeball is where you get to take vengeance out on your bullies learn to throw nerds
2013-03-29 05:16:07 PM
1 votes:

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 05:15:41 PM
1 votes:
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 05:09:43 PM
1 votes:
"We encourage schools to align the curriculum to those standards," she said.

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2013-03-29 05:06:02 PM
1 votes:
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 05:03:58 PM
1 votes:

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 04:58:57 PM
1 votes:
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 04:56:41 PM
1 votes:
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 04:56:03 PM
1 votes:

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 04:53:42 PM
1 votes:
"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 04:47:03 PM
1 votes:
My old farmer/gym teacher used to tell us how they played the game.

Real leather basketballs.
2013-03-29 04:44:35 PM
1 votes:
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 04:05:43 PM
1 votes:

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 03:54:32 PM
1 votes:

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 03:48:04 PM
1 votes:

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??
 
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