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2014-04-01 11:27:36 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-04-02 01:41:50 AM  
2 votes:
I mainly played D&D at that age. Left less obvious marks.
2014-04-02 01:36:59 AM  
2 votes:
"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 05:36:14 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:12:17 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:01:19 AM  
1 votes:

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??


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2014-04-02 01:43:27 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:37:18 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:36:07 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:00:40 AM  
1 votes:
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??
2014-04-01 11:45:18 PM  
1 votes:

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
 
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