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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Remember the good old days when you could raise money to pay for an after-prom party by hosting a Donkey Ball game where adults play basketball while riding donkeys and nobody protested?   (cleveland.com) divider line 66
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2014-02-08 08:51:28 PM
Oh.  Donkey BALL.  You have NO idea how badly I misinterpreted that headline.
 
2014-02-08 09:06:35 PM
Simpsons did it.  Well, the actual playing of donkey ball anyway.
 
2014-02-08 09:41:14 PM
I would think that their hooves would seriously fark up the basketball court. And/or they'd be slipping and sliding all over the place.
 
2014-02-08 09:43:42 PM
Oh man, the video they linked to looks REALLY stupid. Most of the time seems to be spent leading the donkeys around after falling off.
 
2014-02-08 10:19:13 PM
Should have just gone with cowsh*t bingo
www.fundraiserhelp.com
They got a problem with cowsh*t?
 
2014-02-08 10:20:30 PM
What a bunch of jackasses.
 
2014-02-08 10:44:57 PM
Back in the 1970s, my high school held an annual donkey basketball game in the gym, faculty vs. students. As I recall, the donkeys looked bored.  No one complained about it.

Said high school also sold Near Beer at dances. People did complain about that, mainly because Near Beer sucks.
 
2014-02-08 10:47:05 PM
No
 
2014-02-08 11:05:19 PM

Lorelle: Back in the 1970s, my high school held an annual donkey basketball game in the gym, faculty vs. students. As I recall, the donkeys looked bored.  No one complained about it.

Said high school also sold Near Beer at dances. People did complain about that, mainly because Near Beer sucks.


Seriously... who could drink that sh*t?

/we're old, hon
 
2014-02-09 12:07:18 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: we're old, hon


I know. But our music was BETTER, damnit!

It's cool seeing my old high school yearbooks on Classmates. Here's the 1979 donkey basketball game!

i57.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-09 12:15:13 AM
So, how many of these protesters go down to the Grand Canyon and complain about people riding donkeys there?
 
2014-02-09 12:20:08 AM
Yep my school did donkey ball as well. It was a fund raiser every year. We also played barn ball...
 
2014-02-09 12:25:40 AM
Crap! I'm old enough to remember something referenced in an "Are you old enough to remember..." headline! It's all downhill from here....
 
2014-02-09 12:30:49 AM
Donkey show?
 
2014-02-09 12:32:46 AM

fusillade762: I would think that their hooves would seriously fark up the basketball court. And/or they'd be slipping and sliding all over the place.


I believe they wear rubber hoof boots. Look closely at the picture.
 
2014-02-09 12:33:48 AM
This is surprising to me, in that Brunswick, Ohio is one of those places that's only a few years of exurban develpment removed from students riding horses and tractors to school.
 
2014-02-09 12:38:17 AM
Is it weird that I'm from Ohio and have NEVER, and I mean, NEVER heard of this before. Who knew there were enough donkeys in the state to even field a team.
 
2014-02-09 12:40:10 AM
Everything that used to be fun is now illegal.
 
2014-02-09 12:43:00 AM
Thanks Obummer. What's next? I bet the Obamascare Islamic death panels will force mothers to abort white, Christian babies. Help us Jesus!
 
2014-02-09 12:43:07 AM
If you're money, it's horses and polo and people don't raise these sort of silly objections.  But if you want to pick on the poors, go disrupt their half-assed attempts at half-assing their asses.
 
2014-02-09 12:50:50 AM

06Wahoo: So, how many of these protesters go down to the Grand Canyon and complain about people riding donkeys there?


Those are mules, Xenophon.
 
2014-02-09 12:50:53 AM

06Wahoo: So, how many of these protesters go down to the Grand Canyon and complain about people riding donkeys there?


That's probably next if it hasn't been done already.
 
2014-02-09 12:52:59 AM
I "played" donkey basketball a couple of times for different charities.  Trust me, it was the donkeys that did the abusing.  They were trained to make the players look like dolts.  But it was hilarious and it was fun to watch or to play.  Those games raised a good bit of money in their day.
 
2014-02-09 12:57:56 AM
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Aesop
A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by his side a countryman passed them and said, "You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?" So the man put the boy on the donkey, and they went on their way.
But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said, "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides."
So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other, "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along."
Well, the man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at.
The men said, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours -- you and your hulking son?"
The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to a bridge, when the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together, he was drowned.
Try to please everyone, and you will please no one.
 
2014-02-09 01:00:41 AM

neongoats: Is it weird that I'm from Ohio and have NEVER, and I mean, NEVER heard of this before. Who knew there were enough donkeys in the state to even field a team.


I went to High School in Pennsylvania in the 70's and they held this every year.  Same basic setup; pupils versus teachers, and most of the time the donkeys were either refusing to cooperate or were crapping on the gym floor.
 
2014-02-09 01:10:43 AM
Donkeys have been bred as pack animals since before recorded history, to them a load is just a load, they carry it untl it is unloaded.

That said any pack animal will be happier when he is able to rest after his labors.
 
2014-02-09 01:19:20 AM
If by "the wrong message" you mean "the reason why donkeys are valuable domestic animals and not extinct", then sure, I guess.

The fact that they're pretty much immune to startling and don't give a shiat about anything that's not actually hurting them and will carry whatever you put on 'em is pretty much.. their thing.  Why they exist.  The reason we domesticated them, and what they're bred for.
 
2014-02-09 01:26:27 AM
I had no idea this was still a thing. I remember it from back in the late 60's / early 70's as a kid. Watching it then it struck me as one of the stupidest things ever, but I never thought the donkeys looked or acted abused.
 
2014-02-09 01:30:27 AM
Bad news everyone. My donkey re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor is cancelled.
 
2014-02-09 01:40:06 AM
No, I don't remember that.
 
2014-02-09 01:40:21 AM

Lorelle: MaudlinMutantMollusk: we're old, hon

I know. But our music was BETTER, damnit!

It's cool seeing my old high school yearbooks on Classmates. Here's the 1979 donkey basketball game!

[i57.tinypic.com image 502x692]


I see no fat bastards in that picture.
That's the problem.
These 300-pound Wal-Mart shopping tubs of lard that get on the donkeys.
 
2014-02-09 01:51:41 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lorelle: Back in the 1970s, my high school held an annual donkey basketball game in the gym, faculty vs. students. As I recall, the donkeys looked bored.  No one complained about it.

Said high school also sold Near Beer at dances. People did complain about that, mainly because Near Beer sucks.

Seriously... who could drink that sh*t?

/we're old, hon


Grandfathered in to drink 3.2% alcohol by volume. Never heard of that.
 
2014-02-09 01:53:24 AM

illannoyin: Everything that used to be fun is now illegal.


Speaking as a senator I have to say when we used to insider trade... Sorry, hooker is at the door.
 
2014-02-09 01:53:59 AM

trappedspirit: If you're money, it's horses and polo and people don't raise these sort of silly objections.  But if you want to pick on the poors, go disrupt their half-assed attempts at half-assing their asses.


Poors just need to except their lot in life.
 
2014-02-09 02:04:51 AM
School and city officials, who are "big men, are going to be riding the little donkeys that I can't imagine enjoy playing basketball with bright lights and a screaming crowd of people,".

I was raised on a ranch.  I can't imagine donkeys enjoying ANYTHING aside from food and sex ;)
 
2014-02-09 02:15:20 AM
I don't mind people riding donkeys, but carrying the average american around on your back is probably abuse to any species.
 
2014-02-09 02:32:16 AM
Really? People are offended at this? Jeez people, grow a pair. The donkeys are treated pretty well, a lot better than some animals. They've been beasts of burden for thousands of years. I don't hear anyone biatching about the donkey I.E.D.s used in the middle east. I'd say we're doing pretty good. Saw a paper my H.S. put out in in 1980 on this. Nothing wrong with it.
 
2014-02-09 02:46:10 AM

catinnahat: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Aesop
A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by his side a countryman passed them and said, "You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?" So the man put the boy on the donkey, and they went on their way.
But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said, "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides."
So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other, "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along."
Well, the man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at.
The men said, "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours -- you and your hulking son?"
The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them until they came to a bridge, when the donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together, he was drowned.
Try to please everyone, and you will please no one.


Those Greeks were sick farks, drowning animals to prove a point.
 
2014-02-09 03:15:07 AM
No more Hee-Haw in OHEEOOO!
 
2014-02-09 03:19:39 AM

Begoggle: Lorelle: MaudlinMutantMollusk: we're old, hon

I know. But our music was BETTER, damnit!

It's cool seeing my old high school yearbooks on Classmates. Here's the 1979 donkey basketball game!

[i57.tinypic.com image 502x692]

I see no fat bastards in that picture.
That's the problem.
These 300-pound Wal-Mart shopping tubs of lard that get on the donkeys.


Yup. Came in to say similar.

High school kids used to be pretty skinny. Hell I wasn't skinny and I was still smaller than a lot of the kids I see now.

Putting fat-asses on little donkeys is kinda shiatty to do. Yes I'm aware they're pack animals, but it's different to tie down an even static load, than stick a fat motherfarker on their back who is moving around and kicking them. There at least needs to be a weight limit. Even the trail riding places I've been to have a weight/height ratio that must be met, and those 1,000lb+ full sized horses.
 
2014-02-09 03:51:38 AM

Ex-Texan: Really? People are offended at this? Jeez people, grow a pair. The donkeys are treated pretty well, a lot better than some animals. They've been beasts of burden for thousands of years. I don't hear anyone biatching about the donkey I.E.D.s used in the middle east. I'd say we're doing pretty good. Saw a paper my H.S. put out in in 1980 on this. Nothing wrong with it.


Yeah, but people are way fatter than they were for thousands of years. WAY fatter. I don't think people of a 'what people were like for thousands of years' size riding on donkeys is a problem, but someone who is 300-350 lbs, that is going to be too much for the donkey. Make players step on a scale before they get a donkey, problem solved.
 
2014-02-09 03:57:52 AM
In my school, the juniors sold candy to pay for the prom. After-prom was paid for by the PTO. I don't remember any donkey ball, but I do remember getting to hit a junker car with a sledge hammer for a dollar per hit.
 
2014-02-09 04:02:34 AM

Old Smokie: I don't mind people riding donkeys, but carrying the average american around on your back is probably abuse to any species.


Ha Ha Ha! What a clever, and ORIGINAL witticism! It's funny because it's true! All Americans are fat, just like all blacks are lazy and love fried chicken and watermelon, and all Britsh have bad teeth, and every German is a Nazi...Right?
 
2014-02-09 04:19:41 AM

Ihaveanevilparrot: Begoggle: Lorelle: MaudlinMutantMollusk: we're old, hon

I know. But our music was BETTER, damnit!

It's cool seeing my old high school yearbooks on Classmates. Here's the 1979 donkey basketball game!

[i57.tinypic.com image 502x692]

I see no fat bastards in that picture.
That's the problem.
These 300-pound Wal-Mart shopping tubs of lard that get on the donkeys.

Yup. Came in to say similar.

High school kids used to be pretty skinny. Hell I wasn't skinny and I was still smaller than a lot of the kids I see now.

Putting fat-asses on little donkeys is kinda shiatty to do. Yes I'm aware they're pack animals, but it's different to tie down an even static load, than stick a fat motherfarker on their back who is moving around and kicking them. There at least needs to be a weight limit. Even the trail riding places I've been to have a weight/height ratio that must be met, and those 1,000lb+ full sized horses.


Also came here to say this. The guy in that article's photo looks pretty big to be on that poor little donkey.
 
2014-02-09 04:47:39 AM
Remember the good old days when you could raise money to pay for an after-prom party by hosting a Donkey Ball game where adults play basketball while riding donkeys and nobody protested?

Am I the only one who read that as after-porn party?

It made the headline so much more interesting.
 
2014-02-09 05:22:27 AM
Ohio sucks
 
2014-02-09 06:25:47 AM

Lorelle: Back in the 1970s, my high school held an annual donkey basketball game in the gym, faculty vs. students. As I recall, the donkeys looked bored.  No one complained about it.

Said high school also sold Near Beer at dances. People did complain about that, mainly because Near Beer sucks.


I remember when you could have a  REAL donkey show at the prom, and nobody said anything.
 
2014-02-09 06:26:10 AM
You damn young--and old--people, with your crowdfunded after-prom activities. In my day (which was...2005...), after the prom we just went about as groups of friends and classmates and did our thing.

My freakishly tall date--she was 6' 2" without heels, and she wore heels for prom--and I went with a bunch of classmates for bowling in formalwear. To this day I have found remarkably few things funnier than watching girls in ball gowns slinging balls down a lane.

/None of us drank that night
//Or had sex
///We were quite boring, we admit
 
2014-02-09 06:31:21 AM
Seems like the local PETA members would have a better use of their time like blowing the donkeys.
 
2014-02-09 06:46:26 AM
Brunstucky makes it to Fark. Yee haw!
 
2014-02-09 07:28:39 AM

Beaver Knievel: Old Smokie: I don't mind people riding donkeys, but carrying the average american around on your back is probably abuse to any species.

Ha Ha Ha! What a clever, and ORIGINAL witticism! It's funny because it's true! All Americans are fat, just like all blacks are lazy and love fried chicken and watermelon, and all Britsh have bad teeth, and every German is a Nazi...Right?


When I say it, they just call me crazy and block me. Nice to see someone else join the fray.

That being said, I don't have a problem with the donkey ball thing. It's silly and I think fairly harmless. I'm not for animal abuse, but I don't think this falls in that category.
 
2014-02-09 08:58:50 AM
Like other Farkers we had donkey basketball for are FFA chapter. It was the same night as are chicken dinner and labor auction.
 
2014-02-09 09:22:00 AM

neongoats: Is it weird that I'm from Ohio and have NEVER, and I mean, NEVER heard of this before. Who knew there were enough donkeys in the state to even field a team.


I grew up in northern OH and I remember this - saw it maybe twice, and the donkeys were pretty docile, friendly animals.
 
2014-02-09 09:40:26 AM
blogs.westword.com
 
2014-02-09 10:09:15 AM

phrawgh: Thanks Obummer. What's next? I bet the Obamascare Islamic death panels will force mothers to abort white, Christian babies. Help us Jesus!


Well, bless your little heart!
 
2014-02-09 10:35:01 AM

neongoats: Is it weird that I'm from Ohio and have NEVER, and I mean, NEVER heard of this before. Who knew there were enough donkeys in the state to even field a team.


You're not the only one. I grew up in Cleveland, not too far from Brunswick, and this is a new one on me.
 
2014-02-09 10:57:02 AM
Played in a donkey basketball game my senior year (2003) as far as I know, they still play it in rural PA with no issues. That being said, my home town isn't a place I visit voluntarily.
 
2014-02-09 11:48:08 AM
I'm 32, and I've never heard of a Donkey Ball. I thought this was going to be about a video of a girl farking a donkey, and people protesting it.
 
2014-02-09 11:53:32 AM

fusillade762: I would think that their hooves would seriously fark up the basketball court. And/or they'd be slipping and sliding all over the place.


They actually make rubber soled horse shoes for horses, donkeys, and mules.  You have to use them on hoofed animals that regularly walk across concrete, or other smooth surfaces, or else as you say, they slip all over the place.
 
2014-02-09 12:20:46 PM
You could just ignore the protesters.
 
2014-02-09 12:21:48 PM

neongoats: Is it weird that I'm from Ohio and have NEVER, and I mean, NEVER heard of this before. Who knew there were enough donkeys in the state to even field a team.



I'm originally from Mansfield, currently live in Canton and I've never heard of this either. I'll have to ask my aunt & uncles if they have.
 
2014-02-09 12:49:47 PM
ts2.mm.bing.net
Don't look cruel at all.
 
2014-02-09 01:15:53 PM
Donkey balls
 
2014-02-09 05:08:45 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Should have just gone with cowsh*t bingo
[www.fundraiserhelp.com image 400x249]
They got a problem with cowsh*t?


Animal rights activists have protested cow bingo because it is undignified for the cow.
 
2014-02-09 10:35:43 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Should have just gone with cowsh*t bingo

They got a problem with cowsh*t?


I have been to one of these.

/didn't win
 
2014-02-10 05:21:10 AM

fusillade762: I would think that their hooves would seriously fark up the basketball court. And/or they'd be slipping and sliding all over the place.


We had one of these games at my high school in the early 90s. The school was preparing to replace the gym floor so they did the donkey basketball game without any worries about damage. IIRC, the donkeys wore rubber 'shoes' so there weren't any slips or accidents.
 
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