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2014-04-01 10:58:50 PM  
Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.
 
2014-04-01 11:27:36 PM  

Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.


This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of their elders, but the scary truth of the matter is that our modern society has made being "square" a matter of basic survival.
 
2014-04-01 11:45:18 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of ...



Moran. You have been misled by the propaganda film 'Raser Madness
 
2014-04-02 12:00:40 AM  
Teens today, with their Rainbow Parties and sex bracelets and jenkum! Why can't they just embrace wholesome entertainment like Dungeons and Dragons and comic books like I did as a child??
 
2014-04-02 12:08:17 AM  
I'm too busy playing the Knockout Game and Snapchatting my dick to women. Call me when they start rubbing the erasers up against our genitals, then we've got something.
 
2014-04-02 01:32:51 AM  
What about the Eraserhead Challenge?
 
2014-04-02 01:35:57 AM  

fusillade762: Teens today, with their Rainbow Parties and sex bracelets and jenkum! Why can't they just embrace wholesome entertainment like Dungeons and Dragons and comic books like I did as a child??


You sound like you hail Satan.
 
2014-04-02 01:36:07 AM  
The burned hand teaches best.  Let the idiots rub off their skin if they want to.  Later on, as they wait in discomfort for the injury to heal, they will wonder whether or not it was worth it.  Enough stupid decisions that lead to pain can make even the dumbest kids a little more cautious.

If the sharing of fluids leads to sickness being spread, as they fear, that will also be a harsh lesson.  Some kids need a "holy shiat, I'm mortal!" moment before they wake up and become more mature.  Not all of them, but those who don't won't be erasing their arms in the first place.
 
2014-04-02 01:36:13 AM  
Still no cure for dodgeball.
 
2014-04-02 01:36:53 AM  
"Red rover, red rover, erase your farking skin."

Or something like that.
 
2014-04-02 01:36:59 AM  
"What I found out was kids were sharing erasers, so as they broke the skin they were passing the eraser off to somebody else, body fluids being shared, and that's a concern of mine," Muharem told the outlet.

In my day, it wasn't erasers we were sharing under the bleachers. These Millennials are a sad generation.
 
2014-04-02 01:37:18 AM  
When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.
 
2014-04-02 01:41:50 AM  
I mainly played D&D at that age. Left less obvious marks.
 
2014-04-02 01:43:27 AM  

Pattuq: The burned hand teaches best.  Let the idiots rub off their skin if they want to.  Later on, as they wait in discomfort for the injury to heal, they will wonder whether or not it was worth it.  Enough stupid decisions that lead to pain can make even the dumbest kids a little more cautious.

If the sharing of fluids leads to sickness being spread, as they fear, that will also be a harsh lesson.  Some kids need a "holy shiat, I'm mortal!" moment before they wake up and become more mature.  Not all of them, but those who don't won't be erasing their arms in the first place.


Agreed. It's a self correcting problem that isn't life threatening.

Doing stupid shiat is part of how we learn and grow.
 
2014-04-02 01:44:06 AM  
We used to have these plastic pens that had little metal balls on the end. We'd rub them on our pants until they got hot and then press them against someone's neck. It hurt, but it didn't burn you.


Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.


Did that once. Once. We called them "Wall Hits".
 
2014-04-02 01:46:12 AM  
This was a super cool thing to do when I was in 5th grade using A-Z animals. I wasn't a cool kid, so I nobody wanted to let me play. It was fun watching kids start to cry when someone was still rubbing the eraser but nobody could think of an animal that started with the letter X.
 
2014-04-02 01:51:48 AM  
FTFA: She said she believes peer pressure could be the propelling force behind the spread of the game.
"They're 13, 14 years old and what's cool takes over sometimes," Murphy said.


Having once been both 13 AND 14 (though not at the same time, amazing though I am), I can confirm that young teens are malleable and stupid, with a desperate need for acceptance from their often even dumber peers.

They'll grow out of it.  And if they're permanently scarred by this, maybe they'll learn a little faster to resist peer pressure.  They'll almost certainly be better for having learned that young.  Shiat, unless kids are WAY different today than they used to be, they're gonna be covered in scars from various outdoor and sport related accidents anyway.  I know I was by the time I hit high school.  Knees, elbows, knuckles, shoulders, eyebrow (I don't even remember how, but I now have a little spot in the middle that won't grow hair because of the scar), animal bite on my ribs, chemical burn scars on my neck and wrist (stupid game with compressed air can), various small and medium scars from oil burns during cooking with uncovered frying pans...and I had a relatively normal and laid back childhood.
 
2014-04-02 01:56:09 AM  
I did this back in the late 80s in 7th grade with a bunch of other male pubescent idiots. Kind of a retarded test of manhood.  We didn't do the alphabet part though, we just went as long as we could.  It started with erasers but then just migrated to the plastic end of a Scripto. Then when that wasn't enough, we poured table salt in the open wound (pretty sure this was Home Ec.)  Although I can hardly make my scar out, I have at least one friend with a wormlike scar on the top of their left hand.

Come to think of it most of the scars I've accrued have been from dumb shiat.

/no need for tattoos
 
2014-04-02 02:00:18 AM  

fusillade762: Teens today, with their Rainbow Parties and sex bracelets and jenkum! Why can't they just embrace wholesome entertainment like Dungeons and Dragons and comic books like I did as a child??


media.chick.com
 
2014-04-02 02:01:19 AM  

fusillade762: Teens today, with their Rainbow Parties and sex bracelets and jenkum! Why can't they just embrace wholesome entertainment like Dungeons and Dragons and comic books like I did as a child??


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-02 02:02:59 AM  
Used to call them "sissy burns."
 
2014-04-02 02:05:34 AM  

fusillade762: Why can't they just embrace wholesome entertainment like Dungeons and Dragons and comic books like I did as a child??


Possibly they hope to reproduce one day?

Atomic Spunk: We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out


I did that once with some buddies in a neighborhood cemetery (this was back in1982 and I was 13 years old) and I still remember the vivid dream I had while I was out.

It was of a large black sedan squealing its way around a nearby street corner in pursuit of I don't know what (possibly my soul).

When I came to and relayed my story, my friends told me they thought I was faking the whole thing.
 
2014-04-02 02:08:48 AM  
This thing again?

We did this back in the 90s.
 
2014-04-02 02:10:29 AM  
Is this still April fools? I can't tell anymore. We were doing this to our penises in 3rd grade....thought it was common knowledge....
 
2014-04-02 02:12:17 AM  

Pattuq: The burned hand teaches best.  Let the idiots rub off their skin if they want to.  Later on, as they wait in discomfort for the injury to heal, they will wonder whether or not it was worth it.  Enough stupid decisions that lead to pain can make even the dumbest kids a little more cautious.

If the sharing of fluids leads to sickness being spread, as they fear, that will also be a harsh lesson.  Some kids need a "holy shiat, I'm mortal!" moment before they wake up and become more mature.  Not all of them, but those who don't won't be erasing their arms in the first place.



From the folds of her gown, she lifted a green metal cube about fifteen centimeters on a side. She turned it and Paul saw that one side was open - black and oddly frightening. Paul slowly put his hand into the box. He first felt a sense of cold as the blackness closed around his hand, then slick metal against his fingers and a prickling as though his hand were asleep...
"What's in the box?"
"Pain." He felt increased tingling in his hand, pressed his lips tightly together. How could this be a test? he wondered. The tingling became an itch... The itch became the faintest burning... It mounted slowly: heat upon heat upon heat... . The burning! The burning! He thought he could feel skin curling black on that agonized hand, the flesh crisping and dropping away until only charred bones remained.
It stopped! As though a switch had been turned off, the pain stopped... "Take your hand from the box, young human, and look at it." He fought down an aching shiver, stared at the lightless void where his hand seemed to remain of its own volition. Memory of pain inhibited every movement. Reason told him he would withdraw a blackened stump from that box. "Do it!" she snapped. He jerked his hand from the box, stared at it astonished. Not a mark. No sign of agony on the flesh. He held up the hand, turned it, flexed the fingers. "Pain by nerve induction," she said. "Can't go around maiming potential humans. There're those who'd give a pretty for the secret of this box, though."
 
2014-04-02 02:16:08 AM  

Dr.Fey: Used to call them "sissy burns."


Yes! In the late sixties or early seventies. I was trying to remember what we called it.
 
2014-04-02 02:21:48 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of ...


www.nineinchsandwich.com
 
2014-04-02 02:23:45 AM  

infinitydreamer: This was a super cool thing to do when I was in 5th grade using A-Z animals. I wasn't a cool kid, so I nobody wanted to let me play. It was fun watching kids start to cry when someone was still rubbing the eraser but nobody could think of an animal that started with the letter X.


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2014-04-02 02:33:05 AM  
Some of them are erasing words from the Holy Bible. And that's Satanic, that is.
 
2014-04-02 02:33:56 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of ...


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2014-04-02 02:54:26 AM  
We played this in high school. I did it twice, once on the actually game calling out animals, and the second time on a dear to the song "Blue and Yellow, Purple Pill", not realizing at the time that it was five farking minutes long. Can't really see the scar on my arm, I just know it's there because of the couple freckles. I have worst scars from quarters. the one where have to keep the coin spinning or else your opponent gets to shoot it into your knuckles, not the drinking game (though it can be a drinking game).
 
2014-04-02 02:55:39 AM  
Snowflakes...

We played a game called Blind the President in middle school.

Not going to go into details but it involved a $20 bill strapped to your wrist and a lit cigarette.

I'm still the only one I know that's ever "won" the game.

Amazing how high your pain threshold can go when on LSD

The scars are still sooooo deep

The 80's were rough
 
2014-04-02 03:03:44 AM  

Badgers: infinitydreamer: This was a super cool thing to do when I was in 5th grade using A-Z animals. I wasn't a cool kid, so I nobody wanted to let me play. It was fun watching kids start to cry when someone was still rubbing the eraser but nobody could think of an animal that started with the letter X.

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Another one I know mostly from the Fisher Price Zoo, X-Ray Fish
 
2014-04-02 03:07:24 AM  
Lemon
No, potato
Wait. Lemon
 
2014-04-02 03:25:06 AM  
Of COURSE it's a middle school. Missle-schoolers are idiots. At my school, we used to bet money in pencil-breaking contests, and we had created a whole casino on school grounds before the Administration caught wind of it.
 
2014-04-02 03:34:19 AM  
Is this a repeat from 2004?
 
2014-04-02 03:34:42 AM  

Kuta: What about the Eraserhead Challenge?


what's that? Packing your cheeks with 16oz of cottage cheese?
 
2014-04-02 03:35:39 AM  

radarlovr: Is this a repeat from 2004?


Does the pope shiat in his hat?
 
2014-04-02 03:35:57 AM  
I did a lot of stupid stuff as a kid, but I never thought of trying to erase myself.
/ gives a new meaning to the term 'rubbing off"
 
2014-04-02 03:41:16 AM  

UsikFark: Kuta: What about the Eraserhead Challenge?

what's that? Packing your cheeks with 16oz of cottage cheese?


I think my wife is doing that challenge, but with both her cheeks and thighs.
 
2014-04-02 03:52:42 AM  
Oh. I thought this was going to be something about banging the teacher's erasers together. Do kids still do that, or do they just go straight to banging the teacher?
 
2014-04-02 03:54:12 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Oh. I thought this was going to be something about banging the teacher's erasers together. Do kids still do that, or do they just go straight to banging the teacher?


Classrooms don't use chalkboards anymore. So, no, they have to knock the dust out the old-fashioned way.
 
2014-04-02 04:01:22 AM  

UsikFark: Kuta: What about the Eraserhead Challenge?

what's that? Packing your cheeks with 16oz of cottage cheese?


Nah, you have to cut open your inhuman baby's bandages just to see what's inside.
 
2014-04-02 04:15:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of ...


It really just comes down to a good balance of THC and other cannabinoids in the plant.  Each has a different effect on the body.  So the trick is to know what type of high you are looking for, because some produce psychosis (THC) whilst others remove it (CBD).  Places where you can buy it legally actively display the cannabinoid compositions of the cannabis you are buying, so that consumers can make an informed decision about what they are consuming.  So in the end your argument supports proper labelling and regulation ... and not a 'oh oh the devil' style approach, which is so favoured by the uninformed, kneejerk community.
 
2014-04-02 04:17:02 AM  
Back in the day kids would do stupid things on a dare and it wouldn't be considered news.
 
2014-04-02 04:17:22 AM  

Langdon_777: Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from t ...


Only after I hit enter did I read Pocket Ninja *blush*
 
2014-04-02 04:19:15 AM  
When I was growing up the girls who obviously craved attention would do this to them selves and claim self injury. It was dumb then and this just makes it stupider.
 
2014-04-02 04:53:08 AM  

tjsands1118: We played this in high school. I did it twice, once on the actually game calling out animals, and the second time on a dear to the song "Blue and Yellow, Purple Pill", not realizing at the time that it was five farking minutes long. Can't really see the scar on my arm, I just know it's there because of the couple freckles. I have worst scars from quarters. the one where have to keep the coin spinning or else your opponent gets to shoot it into your knuckles, not the drinking game (though it can be a drinking game).


How I've seen quarters played is they just take turns shooting at each other's knuckles. They're usually so desperate for a good hit that they miss. If the other kid flinches (and isn't hit) they get another chance. Winner is the last man standing.
 
2014-04-02 05:23:42 AM  

HotWingAgenda: These Millennials are a sad generation.


These are at the tail-end of the generation, so some of them could have Millennials for parents, too.

/and Gen X grandparents
 
2014-04-02 05:36:14 AM  
At my middle-school the game was "keep your pencil sharp and with you at all times, especially on the playground." Urban Catholic school.

Seriously, abolish middle-school. All the research shows that learning and grades take a dive after fifth grade. If we really cared about authentic learning, the system would look like this: k-5, rigorous RWA; 6-8, classroom free: climbing, sailing, farming, making things; 9-12 autonomous access to instruction, self-directed: literature, algebra, logic, art--cultivate the desire to understand and create.

We are doing it wrong.
 
2014-04-02 05:47:55 AM  
why arent they experimenting with drugs and having ill advised sex? wtfarks wrong with da yout these days?

dnrtfa so if they are then you can ignore me (as usual)
 
2014-04-02 05:51:53 AM  
We should end this discussion now.

There's nothing to see here.
 
2014-04-02 06:05:48 AM  

August11: At my middle-school the game was "keep your pencil sharp and with you at all times, especially on the playground." Urban Catholic school.

Seriously, abolish middle-school. All the research shows that learning and grades take a dive after fifth grade. If we really cared about authentic learning, the system would look like this: k-5, rigorous RWA; 6-8, classroom free: climbing, sailing, farming, making things; 9-12 autonomous access to instruction, self-directed: literature, algebra, logic, art--cultivate the desire to understand and create.

We are doing it wrong.


Agreed.
 
2014-04-02 06:32:11 AM  

Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.


That.
Do kids still do bowl burns?
 
2014-04-02 06:33:22 AM  
A better, creative disciplinary (even for gauche highschoolers I justifiably keep lecturing) method needs, obviously, parents quite readily, strictly thrashing unruly, very willful X-gen youths zealously.

/Hardly left a mark.
 
2014-04-02 06:39:41 AM  

Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.



lol.
yep. sounds like child hood......
 
2014-04-02 06:46:10 AM  

buckler: Of COURSE it's a middle school. Missle-schoolers are idiots. At my school, we used to bet money in pencil-breaking contests, and we had created a whole casino on school grounds before the Administration caught wind of it.


Back in hehe 90s when computers were just getting into schools we had macs with a rat race screen saver. . Rats with different numbersand colors would race sms win randomly. .. lost and won many a lunch money to that.
 
2014-04-02 06:46:21 AM  

abhorrent1: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.

That.
Do kids still do bowl burns?


wow....
have not heard any one say that for 30 years.
I wonder if they do......
 
2014-04-02 06:57:53 AM  

Pocket Ninja: But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito.


I LOL'd
 
2014-04-02 06:59:28 AM  
Wishing all these old things were knew. But at least the helicopters have their weekly issue to be alarmed about.

/Ban assault erasers!
 
2014-04-02 07:06:30 AM  

buckler: Of COURSE it's a middle school. Missle-schoolers are idiots. At my school, we used to bet money in pencil-breaking contests, and we had created a whole casino on school grounds before the Administration caught wind of it.


In high school they used to bet on coin flips. Literally. Here's my $20, you put up yours, now someone is going to flip a coin and if it's heads I win.

Best part: Guys would "team up" with the flipper, and try to come up with ways to cheat other kids. One of them had a method where he would flip the coin, catch it really high, then be able to see how the coin was going to land as his hand was coming down, and based on that, would land the coin on either his wrist, or his forearm. It wasn't 100%, so if he had caught it right and knew, he would give some other kind of high sign to his friend.

Think about that for a second though. Kids are not only dumb enough to bet money on a literal coin flip, they're so farking dumb that they don't think to insist on a coin flip that is allowed to hit the ground, at least ensuring randomness. No, they're perfectly happy to leave the flip in the hands of the best friend of the kid they're betting against.
 
2014-04-02 07:22:37 AM  
We used a Dremel. The slow kid hit bone once.
 
2014-04-02 07:28:44 AM  

Kuta: What about the Eraserhead Challenge?


You have to kill the premature baby.
 
2014-04-02 07:43:54 AM  

Emposter: FTFA: She said she believes peer pressure could be the propelling force behind the spread of the game.
"They're 13, 14 years old and what's cool takes over sometimes," Murphy said.

Having once been both 13 AND 14 (though not at the same time, amazing though I am), I can confirm that young teens are malleable and stupid, with a desperate need for acceptance from their often even dumber peers.

They'll grow out of it.  And if they're permanently scarred by this, maybe they'll learn a little faster to resist peer pressure.  They'll almost certainly be better for having learned that young.  Shiat, unless kids are WAY different today than they used to be, they're gonna be covered in scars from various outdoor and sport related accidents anyway.  I know I was by the time I hit high school.  Knees, elbows, knuckles, shoulders, eyebrow (I don't even remember how, but I now have a little spot in the middle that won't grow hair because of the scar), animal bite on my ribs, chemical burn scars on my neck and wrist (stupid game with compressed air can), various small and medium scars from oil burns during cooking with uncovered frying pans...and I had a relatively normal and laid back childhood.


If by normal, you mean completely retarded.
 
2014-04-02 07:44:33 AM  
I remember exactly one kid who did this in all of my school days. He claims he and his other friends were doing it, but I think it was just him trying to make it look like he had friends.

/fark that noise
//never got roped into the Pass Out Game, either
 
2014-04-02 07:44:52 AM  

bdub77: I'm too busy playing the Knockout Game and Snapchatting my dick to women. Call me when they start rubbing the erasers up against our genitals, then we've got something.


We did that at our rainbow parties in middle school.

/Good times
 
2014-04-02 07:46:20 AM  
They should start cutting themselves like normal kids.
 
2014-04-02 07:46:38 AM  

jayhawk88: buckler: Of COURSE it's a middle school. Missle-schoolers are idiots. At my school, we used to bet money in pencil-breaking contests, and we had created a whole casino on school grounds before the Administration caught wind of it.

In high school they used to bet on coin flips. Literally. Here's my $20, you put up yours, now someone is going to flip a coin and if it's heads I win.

Best part: Guys would "team up" with the flipper, and try to come up with ways to cheat other kids. One of them had a method where he would flip the coin, catch it really high, then be able to see how the coin was going to land as his hand was coming down, and based on that, would land the coin on either his wrist, or his forearm. It wasn't 100%, so if he had caught it right and knew, he would give some other kind of high sign to his friend.

Think about that for a second though. Kids are not only dumb enough to bet money on a literal coin flip, they're so farking dumb that they don't think to insist on a coin flip that is allowed to hit the ground, at least ensuring randomness. No, they're perfectly happy to leave the flip in the hands of the best friend of the kid they're betting against.


That sounds like the sort of scam you might be able to pull against someone once, at best... When I was in grade/high school, I ran a perfectly fair casino, offering blackjack, poker, and craps (well, we called it that, but no one had any idea of the actual rules of craps, so what we played was actually just a simple "whoever rolls the highest value wins" sort of thing, with some other improvised rules), and still made plenty of money... And, still had the same kids coming back day after day to play again! You can shear a sheep multiple times, but skin him only once...
 
2014-04-02 07:49:57 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm:  It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes.



What's a toke?
 
2014-04-02 07:59:18 AM  

bikerbob59: Pocket Ninja: Lsherm:  It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes.


What's a toke?


The anterior sexless part of certain polychaete worms from which grows the sexual portion.
 
2014-04-02 08:03:22 AM  

Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.


Pfft, pansy. We did that shiat back in the 50's, but we didn't use erasers. We used 24 grit sandpaper. I remember my friend Buddy was so good at it he once got it down to the bone. Huge bloody mess everywhere. Good clean wholesome fun.

/My Lawn, get off of it.
 
2014-04-02 08:04:58 AM  

Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.


Yep, did it in 7th grade in '68 also didn't share erasures - ick. For the life of me I can't remember what we called it, but it was done alone and the alphabet wasn't involved. It was the only thing that happened in grade school that caused them to call an emergency meeting with parents.

The other stuff we did didn't leave marks ;-)

/kids are dumb
 
2014-04-02 08:23:48 AM  
My teenager injected only five erasers and became a prostitute.
 
2014-04-02 08:24:31 AM  

lindalouwho: The other stuff we did didn't leave marks ;-)


Aftercare should be taught in schools.
 
2014-04-02 08:40:28 AM  

Atomic Spunk: The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.


I did that once....and my dad saw it.  He spent the next five minutes exercising his boot on my ass.

Never had the inclination to do it again.
 
2014-04-02 09:01:14 AM  

buckler: Of COURSE it's a middle school. Missle-schoolers are idiots. At my school, we used to bet money in pencil-breaking contests, and we had created a whole casino on school grounds before the Administration caught wind of it.


Did we go to school together???? I ran the the casino and "concession store" at my school. My stepmom got pissed when she found out.
 
2014-04-02 09:07:43 AM  

Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.


Sweet Jesus. What was the point of that?

/did some pretty stupid stuff as a teen/in my 20s/within the past day or two but it usually has a point to it
 
2014-04-02 09:08:56 AM  

vudukungfu: lindalouwho: The other stuff we did didn't leave marks ;-)

Aftercare should be taught in schools.


o_O

We were 11-12!!!!

/makes sense for college tho
 
2014-04-02 09:13:39 AM  

Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.


Well as far as you know... Being a kid, you probably ran like crazy and never talked to the dude again, maybe got your parents to move out of town, change the family name and go into new, unrelated careers. Like the Witness protection Program, but with less cops...
 
2014-04-02 09:18:40 AM  

Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.


In grade school in the late '60s many kids had brothers in the military because of the draft. There was some kind of a "sleeper hold" one kid's Marine brother taught him. We all learned it and spent a week knocking each other out then got bored with it, thankfully before something bad happened.

/back then grade school was first thru eighth
 
2014-04-02 09:24:37 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of their elders, but the scary truth of the matter is that our modern society has made being "square" a matter of basic survival.


Are you ever going to tell us what show(s) you write comedy for? Ya, screw the grammers.
 
2014-04-02 09:24:49 AM  
Remember the early attempts at an ink eraser in the 80's? You could use those farking things to sand the farking paint off your car. Usually, they erased the ink by erasing that entire piece of the paper itself. I hope none of these dumb kids got a hold of one of those erasers, they'd have been down to bone by 'M' for marrow.
 
2014-04-02 09:28:06 AM  

Dr.Fey: Used to call them "sissy burns."


That"s it! Been trying to remember all morning, only had time to read the first few posts earlier.
 
2014-04-02 09:33:57 AM  
Next they are going to learn about bloody knuckles where you put your knuckles flat against your desk and get quarters flung at them. There are only losers in bloody knuckles, the only way to win is not to play
 
2014-04-02 09:34:44 AM  

MadAzza: Dr.Fey: Used to call them "sissy burns."

Yes! In the late sixties or early seventies. I was trying to remember what we called it.


I wonder how this spread across the country so fast pre-internet.
Vacations visiting cousins in other states?
 
2014-04-02 09:38:29 AM  

buckler: Of COURSE it's a middle school. Missle-schoolers are idiots. At my school, we used to bet money in pencil-breaking contests, and we had created a whole casino on school grounds before the Administration caught wind of it.


Us, too. Turns out grandma worked for Borden chemicals, and those were the best pencils for fighting- they could even take out the new rubbery kind of pencil back in the day.
I made coin until I got too careless selling my big box o'pencils. Nobody else got in trouble, so the games continued.

And that's how I learned about being on the down low.

/missle school kids is dum
 
2014-04-02 09:48:14 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.

Sweet Jesus. What was the point of that?

/did some pretty stupid stuff as a teen/in my 20s/within the past day or two but it usually has a point to it


Millennials call it 'Carradining.'

/Bangkok
 
2014-04-02 09:56:18 AM  
We used to do this, but we did it to write initials or symbols on our bodies.
No one cared.
 
2014-04-02 10:04:17 AM  

Pattuq: The burned hand teaches best.  Let the idiots rub off their skin if they want to.  Later on, as they wait in discomfort for the injury to heal, they will wonder whether or not it was worth it.  Enough stupid decisions that lead to pain can make even the dumbest kids a little more cautious.


I agree. Swaddling children in cotton-wool and protecting them from themselves is wrong. Children are being stunted by the current way of doing things.
 
2014-04-02 10:23:08 AM  
"What I found out was kids were sharing erasers, so as they broke the skin they were passing the eraser off to somebody else, body fluids being shared, and that's a concern of mine," Muharem told the outlet.

Know who else was worried about bodily fluids?
 
2014-04-02 10:26:21 AM  
We had this back in the 40s when I was in grade school, but as I recall it was the bullies forceably rubbing blisters on the rest of us. I'm sure it goes back to school days in the 1800s when erasers were first being used in schools.
 
2014-04-02 10:29:11 AM  

TheMysticS: QueenMamaBee: Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.

Sweet Jesus. What was the point of that?

/did some pretty stupid stuff as a teen/in my 20s/within the past day or two but it usually has a point to it

Millennials call it 'Carradining.'

/Bangkok


*sigh* I have a 7 year old boy... is this the kinda crap I have to worry about in the future? I don't mind the stupid/silly as long as it doesn't maim or kill.
 
2014-04-02 10:35:17 AM  

fusillade762: Teens today, with their Rainbow Parties and sex bracelets and jenkum! Why can't they just embrace wholesome entertainment like Dungeons and Dragons and comic books like I did as a child??


Egad, we don't want another generation like yours.
 
2014-04-02 10:36:45 AM  
Erase challenge. Back in my day we used to do this, but it was for that sweet, sweet release of endorphins, just like with cutting, or spanking.
 
2014-04-02 10:41:09 AM  

QueenMamaBee: TheMysticS: QueenMamaBee: Atomic Spunk: When I saw the title, I thought there was going to be some sort of play on the missing "i" in "triple", like the eraser challenge would put you at risk of losing an "i". Oh well.

The games we used to play were quite a bit more dangerous than the eraser challenge. We'd squat down and breath really deeply and quickly for 30 seconds, then we'd quickly stand up and a friend would push into our chest, causing us to pass out. We stopped doing it after one of my friends passed out, hit his head on the sidewalk and started having seizures. That was pretty scary, but my friend didn't have lasting damage.

Sweet Jesus. What was the point of that?

/did some pretty stupid stuff as a teen/in my 20s/within the past day or two but it usually has a point to it

Millennials call it 'Carradining.'

/Bangkok

*sigh* I have a 7 year old boy... is this the kinda crap I have to worry about in the future? I don't mind the stupid/silly as long as it doesn't maim or kill.


No, not necessarily.
Depending on whether they find out about it or not. And how adventurous the child is. As in not scared to alter their consciousness.
It's usually reserved for kids not being able to find any alcohol or drugs to experiment with, in my experience. Boys- girls are just starting to bloom at that age...that are like 11-13.
But, with the interwebs, it's hard to say.
I had to explain bestiality to my then 8yr old daughter. Squicked her right out.
 
2014-04-02 11:03:19 AM  
Looked at the tv movie listings because it's supposed to rain all day.

"Erasure" is on in a half hour lol.

/Ahnold, Caan, Coburn
 
2014-04-02 11:17:23 AM  
Pussies. Back in the day we did the lye challenge
www.chm.bris.ac.uk
But I'm not allowed to talk about it.
 
2014-04-02 11:40:21 AM  

lindalouwho: Looked at the tv movie listings because it's supposed to rain all day.

"Erasure" is on in a half hour lol.

/Ahnold, Caan, Coburn


*Eraser

/caffeine kicked in
 
2014-04-02 12:39:42 PM  
In my day we used to just make smiley faces in our flesh with lighters and have competitions to hold a lit cigarette between our arms until the other person drops it from pain.

Kids these days are pussies.
 
2014-04-02 01:04:14 PM  

Pocket Ninja: whale resin


+1
 
2014-04-02 03:47:02 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Lsherm: Uh, this has been around since the 70's.  But at least we all had our own erasers.

This is true, but overly dismissive. Take as an example marijuana, which many kids today call "reefer" or "grass." This particular drug has been around since the 1940s, and many addicts and enablers today use that to dismiss its continuing existence as a non-issue. "The reefer has been around for generations," they like to say. "Our parents smoked it, and their parents smoked it, too. Why are you only now caring that we want to partake?" And this makes sense, until you consider the implications. See, the reefer back then was nothing more than leaves from the cannabis plant that, when smoked, would cause the smoker to get slightly buzzed. A little silly, a little giggly, a little hungry. It was all good fun, a bit of whacky tomfoolery. But then the Mexicans came along, and they took the reefer and amped it way up, like a mojito. They added all kinds of things to it, chemicals and other drugs and sometimes even sugar. The truth of the matter is that the reefer today's kids are smoking isn't anything like the reefer of their parents. It's super reefer, reefer that's been known to kill within two, three tokes. And it destroys minds, so that the people smoking it can't even see what's happening to them.

It's the same thing with the eraser challenge. Back in the '70s, erasers were still a relatively new technology that relied mostly on plant extracts and natural oils and whale resin. But then whale hunting was outlawed, and plant extracts started getting used as bio fuel. And then China came along with all of its lead mines and cheap labor. The truth is that today's erasers are nothing like the erasers employed by the previous generation, and what was for that generation's elders a harmless, silly game can be for this generation a doorway to cancer, mental disorder, and worse. It's can sound square, I know, to claim that the younger generation should take heed from the mistakes of ...


See, THIS is why you are highlighted in green...

/You magnificent bastard!
 
2014-04-02 08:29:06 PM  

lindalouwho: MadAzza: Dr.Fey: Used to call them "sissy burns."

Yes! In the late sixties or early seventies. I was trying to remember what we called it.

I wonder how this spread across the country so fast pre-internet.
Vacations visiting cousins in other states?


Same as anything did, I guess. Kidernet.
 
2014-04-02 08:42:03 PM  

MadAzza: lindalouwho: MadAzza: Dr.Fey: Used to call them "sissy burns."

Yes! In the late sixties or early seventies. I was trying to remember what we called it.

I wonder how this spread across the country so fast pre-internet.
Vacations visiting cousins in other states?

Same as anything did, I guess. Kidernet.


I am so stealing that.
 
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