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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 19
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2014-02-09 12:57:56 AM
3 votes:
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 01:40:21 AM
2 votes:

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!

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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 01:19:20 AM
2 votes:
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 12:40:10 AM
2 votes:
Everything that used to be fun is now illegal.
2014-02-09 12:20:46 PM
1 votes:
You could just ignore the protesters.
2014-02-09 04:02:34 AM
1 votes:

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 03:57:52 AM
1 votes:
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 03:51:38 AM
1 votes:

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 03:19:39 AM
1 votes:

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 02:32:16 AM
1 votes:
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 02:15:20 AM
1 votes:
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 01:40:06 AM
1 votes:
No, I don't remember that.
2014-02-09 12:52:59 AM
1 votes:
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 12:43:07 AM
1 votes:
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 12:38:17 AM
1 votes:
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 12:30:49 AM
1 votes:
Donkey show?
2014-02-08 10:20:30 PM
1 votes:
What a bunch of jackasses.
2014-02-08 09:43:42 PM
1 votes:
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 09:41:14 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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