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2021-10-18 4:41:59 PM  
So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.
 
2021-10-18 5:11:46 PM  
many of whom are wondering how the heck these kids heard about the show in the first place.

Any parent that doesn't understand this needs to not be having any more kids until they do.  It's like driving a car and not realizing there are other cars on the road being driven by other people.
 
2021-10-18 5:53:09 PM  
Because kids haven't been playing war since the dawn of civilization.
 
2021-10-18 5:54:20 PM  

namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.


This. Not to be smug about it, but I watched the show and these endless headlines about it are doing it a disservice.

Ignore the headlines, ignore the hype, it's actually a pretty good show. Watch it yourself, without input from people reaching every which way to say something another blogger/vlogger/whatever didn't say yet.
 
2021-10-18 5:57:47 PM  
I teach grade 7/8. We talk about it as I know they watch it and there's no way they won't. In fact, we make ddjaki pieces and played it for five minutes (minus the slapping). Outright banning it wouldn't help.
 
2021-10-18 5:58:32 PM  
From TFA:

"The games on the show - all based on classic playground games from South Korea, like tug of war and red light, green light"

Uh, every schoolyard in the farking world has had "tug of war" and "red light, green light" pretty much ever since schoolyards have existed. It's not a South Korean concept.

Author, watching a foreign language show doesn't suddenly mean you're more worldly and in on something no one else has ever heard of.

What's the South Korea equivalent of a Weab?
 
2021-10-18 5:58:42 PM  

koder: many of whom are wondering how the heck these kids heard about the show in the first place.

Any parent that doesn't understand this needs to not be having any more kids until they do.  It's like driving a car and not realizing there are other cars on the road being driven by other people.


This.

Except its more like driving a car and not realizing HOW other people even heard of these things called "cars."
 
2021-10-18 6:00:00 PM  
Parents are concerned about their kids playing Squid Game. Netflix should never start streaming Battle Royale.
 
2021-10-18 6:00:08 PM  

koder: many of whom are wondering how the heck these kids heard about the show in the first place.

Any parent that doesn't understand this needs to not be having any more kids until they do.  It's like driving a car and not realizing there are other cars on the road being driven by other people.


I dunno, as a parent, whose kid is starting to use the computer\tablet on her own....there is this delicate line i try to walk when it comes to censoring stuff, snooping on what she is doing etc. I think people being able to self police themselves on that kind of stuff its a critical skill today, and coming down on every infraction like the hand of god is futile.

The only really hard and fast rules are be honest if i ask you what you are doing (because i will find out), follow the rules, again, i'll bust you if you try and get around them, if you have a question about something you are always welcome to ask and won't  be in trouble, and if i catch you watching that shiat from that Ryan kid, i swear to god i'll smash all your stuff.

I mean, its the entirety of human knowledge at their finger tips. Sure, you have to help them curate it, but to deny it of them because they will hear the word squid game and everyone is into it is cool and pop it into youtube or whatever is another story.
 
2021-10-18 6:01:09 PM  
...a murderous motion-sensing doll and walls of hidden snipers,...

Um... To be fair, the "murderous" doll you refer to wasn't killing jack shiat (other than my sanity, christ that thing is creepy), it was literally only what you said after that adjective: a motion sensor. Granted people targeted by that motion sensor were then shot, but... again... not by the doll thingy itself.
 
2021-10-18 6:02:45 PM  

namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.


But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

That, I have a problem with.  And prohibition won't stop that at all.
 
2021-10-18 6:03:28 PM  

skinink: Parents are concerned about their kids playing Squid Game. Netflix should never start streaming Battle Royale.


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2021-10-18 6:03:42 PM  
Well, I'm as breathlessly offended as the rest of you. Why can't kids play wholesome games like when I was a lad. You know, like smear the q****.
 
2021-10-18 6:04:59 PM  

tuxq: Ignore the headlines, ignore the hype, it's actually a pretty good show. Watch it yourself, without input from people reaching every which way to say something another blogger/vlogger/whatever didn't say yet.


I made the mistake of getting about 3 epsiodes in with the wife in korean, before we realized there was an english dub. So we switched to that for an episode or so and decided the voices didn't line up with what we expected and match the characters, so we switched back....and it sort of ruined the whole thing in some way for me.

I also think a few of the subplots, especially with the cop, were stupid and hamfisted, and served no real purpose, other than to make the guys in power come across as incompetent, but then they were these big mastermind orchestrators of this thing, who somehow being idiots, managed to put it all together.
 
2021-10-18 6:05:11 PM  
All it takes is one friend whose parents have given them unfettered Nexflix access and it's over.

I mean, I was watching horror movies when I was pretty young and never felt the need to LARP them.  We did run around shooting each other with pretty realistic looking cap guns though since they could be sold without those red barrel plugs or anything else that would identify them as fake, which would probably make people shiat now.  No actual murder took place.
 
2021-10-18 6:06:06 PM  
Would playing cowboys and indians be preferable?
 
2021-10-18 6:06:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.


You never played king of the hill? Had peg rules in certain ball games? just farking sword fought when you found 2 decent sized sticks? Played, other games, which i'm not sure of what the current name would be, but had derogatory names which didn't really have anything to do with the game?
 
2021-10-18 6:07:55 PM  

Iczer: ...a murderous motion-sensing doll and walls of hidden snipers,...

Um... To be fair, the "murderous" doll you refer to wasn't killing jack shiat (other than my sanity, christ that thing is creepy), it was literally only what you said after that adjective: a motion sensor. Granted people targeted by that motion sensor were then shot, but... again... not by the doll thingy itself.


So don't fear the giant robot doll during the robot uprising. Just the people taking orders from it. Got it.
 
2021-10-18 6:09:39 PM  

Subtonic: Well, I'm as breathlessly offended as the rest of you. Why can't kids play wholesome games like when I was a lad. You know, like smear the q****.


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2021-10-18 6:10:19 PM  

vrax: I mean, I was watching horror movies when I was pretty young and never felt the need to LARP them.  We did run around shooting each other with pretty realistic looking cap guns though since they could be sold without those red barrel plugs or anything else that would identify them as fake, which would probably make people shiat now.  No actual murder took place.


Yeah we used to play a game called "Guns".

I mean the game was literally just running around pretending to shoot each other. We had a god damn arsenal of realistic looking stuff. Hell, pre super-soaker our waterguns of choice were Entertechs, which PRIDED themselves on looking real.

Nobody has gone on a killing spree from my childhood.
 
2021-10-18 6:10:21 PM  

LineNoise: Benevolent Misanthrope: But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

You never played king of the hill? Had peg rules in certain ball games? just farking sword fought when you found 2 decent sized sticks? Played, other games, which i'm not sure of what the current name would be, but had derogatory names which didn't really have anything to do with the game?


Right? We played all of those, getting rough was half the fun. Except for getting pegged in wallball. I couldn't throw worth a crap and always ended up getting a tennis ball to the kidney lol.
 
2021-10-18 6:10:42 PM  
Wait till TFA writer finds out about Truth or Dare. Invasion of privacy AND peer pressure to make unwise decisions! It's like some fiend turned Facebook into a kids' game!
 
2021-10-18 6:11:09 PM  
I dunno, it looks violent.

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2021-10-18 6:11:18 PM  

koder: many of whom are wondering how the heck these kids heard about the show in the first place.

Any parent that doesn't understand this needs to not be having any more kids until they do.  It's like driving a car and not realizing there are other cars on the road being driven by other people.


My oldest has taken to saying "Uff da!" whenever something inconvenient happens. I don't think I've ever said that phrase in my life. Thanks, MN.
 
2021-10-18 6:11:42 PM  

Shakes999: Right? We played all of those, getting rough was half the fun. Except for getting pegged in wallball. I couldn't throw worth a crap and always ended up getting a tennis ball to the kidney lol.


The old Wiffle Ball Bat, wrapped in electrical\duct tape, and tennis ball.

Played well, limited to a degree what you could do damage to, and you could peg someone solidly in the head without knocking teeth out.
 
2021-10-18 6:12:28 PM  
I binged the entire season yesterday.  I enjoyed most of it but I wouldn't say it's even the best thing I've watched on Netflix, much less anywhere else.

My favorite thing about the show:

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2021-10-18 6:15:41 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Because kids haven't been playing war since the dawn of civilization.


I shot a lot of make-believe Germans when I was ages 5 to 9.  Except the kid next door who always declared himself Superman no matter what game we were playing.
 
2021-10-18 6:17:50 PM  

skinink: Parents are concerned about their kids playing Squid Game. Netflix should never start streaming Battle Royale.


And God forbid anyone should make an American movie with the same concept.  Kids would be terribly traumatised.
 
2021-10-18 6:20:46 PM  

Raoul Eaton: skinink: Parents are concerned about their kids playing Squid Game. Netflix should never start streaming Battle Royale.

And God forbid anyone should make an American movie with the same concept.  Kids would be terribly traumatised.


There's been a bunch of American movies made with the same concept.
 
2021-10-18 6:21:30 PM  
Some kids, you put them together and they start punching each other in the nuts. Some kids, you put them together and they invent a language. It really depends on the kids (not gender, either). Play-fighting is normal behavior--you just have to teach them not to punch people for losing games.
 
2021-10-18 6:21:42 PM  

LineNoise: vrax: I mean, I was watching horror movies when I was pretty young and never felt the need to LARP them.  We did run around shooting each other with pretty realistic looking cap guns though since they could be sold without those red barrel plugs or anything else that would identify them as fake, which would probably make people shiat now.  No actual murder took place.

Yeah we used to play a game called "Guns".

I mean the game was literally just running around pretending to shoot each other. We had a god damn arsenal of realistic looking stuff. Hell, pre super-soaker our waterguns of choice were Entertechs, which PRIDED themselves on looking real.

Nobody has gone on a killing spree from my childhood.


Right?  I kind of wish I still had some of them.  They'd never sell such things now.  Walking out of a toy store with a realistic looking, full-size Colt revolver or a 1911 just sounds insane these days.  I think Tamir Rice had an airsoft gun and got blown away for it.  Though if you're black you can get blown away for holding a phone, so not sure the realism matters.
 
2021-10-18 6:25:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.

But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

That, I have a problem with.  And prohibition won't stop that at all.


I read getting punched, not getting the shiat kicked out of you.  If it's just a punch it's not much different than playing those games when I was a kid.
 
2021-10-18 6:34:24 PM  

namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.


It's a real noodle scratcher
 
2021-10-18 6:35:48 PM  
So parents are suddenly concerned about what kind of content their kids might see on the internet... considering a majority of eight year olds think babies are made when a man ejaculates on a woman's face, they might be on to something.
 
2021-10-18 6:36:54 PM  
As long as they don't start playing Japanese tentacle games.
 
2021-10-18 6:38:02 PM  

Gyrfalcon: koder: many of whom are wondering how the heck these kids heard about the show in the first place.

Any parent that doesn't understand this needs to not be having any more kids until they do.  It's like driving a car and not realizing there are other cars on the road being driven by other people.

This.

Except its more like driving a car and not realizing HOW other people even heard of these things called "cars."


Gee as a kid in the 80s we were reenacting Nightmare on Elm Street, Commando, and Rambo, of which many of us never saw. Also, it was well known that Los Locos would kick your balls into outer space.
 
2021-10-18 6:43:38 PM  

Raoul Eaton: UNC_Samurai: Because kids haven't been playing war since the dawn of civilization.

I shot a lot of make-believe Germans when I was ages 5 to 9.  Except the kid next door who always declared himself Superman no matter what game we were playing.


I remember that little shiat. They were a black belt in karate too, so they claimed. Often and repeatedly.
 
2021-10-18 6:46:59 PM  
So, leaving my glasses at home while I'm sitting in the waiting room has taught me one thing; Yahoo is just as shiatty of a website as you thought. Seriously, one of the standard things on mobile is being able to zoom the page in and enlarge text.

Not so for Yahoo. If you can't read it on your phone, tough shiat... Every other page I've opened this afternoon has worked correctly, except Yahoo. I really just need new eyeballs. Have they started selling those yet?
 
2021-10-18 6:49:50 PM  

LineNoise: Shakes999: Right? We played all of those, getting rough was half the fun. Except for getting pegged in wallball. I couldn't throw worth a crap and always ended up getting a tennis ball to the kidney lol.

The old Wiffle Ball Bat, wrapped in electrical\duct tape, and tennis ball.

Played well, limited to a degree what you could do damage to, and you could peg someone solidly in the head without knocking teeth out.


And who can forget Red Rover? An entire game built on clotheslining people.
 
2021-10-18 6:54:50 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.

But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

That, I have a problem with.  And prohibition won't stop that at all.


Guess you never played Red Rover or Smear the Q****
 
2021-10-18 6:57:22 PM  
We played Glory after watching the movie.  8th graders vs 7th graders.  We would hands and close line the shiat out of each other.
 
2021-10-18 7:03:20 PM  

Shakes999: LineNoise: Benevolent Misanthrope: But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

You never played king of the hill? Had peg rules in certain ball games? just farking sword fought when you found 2 decent sized sticks? Played, other games, which i'm not sure of what the current name would be, but had derogatory names which didn't really have anything to do with the game?

Right? We played all of those, getting rough was half the fun. Except for getting pegged in wallball. I couldn't throw worth a crap and always ended up getting a tennis ball to the kidney lol.


Oh god, we had a game called "Poisonball" which was dodgeball with a tennis ball in an old tied off athletic sock. You can imagine just how much force you can get twirling and swinging such a thing
 
2021-10-18 7:04:51 PM  
Yahoo, just die already.  And take this hamfisted author with you.
 
2021-10-18 7:14:16 PM  

skinink: Parents are concerned about their kids playing Squid Game. Netflix should never start streaming Battle Royale.


Netflix needs to grab this gem:

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For the kids.
 
2021-10-18 7:19:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.

But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

That, I have a problem with.  And prohibition won't stop that at all.


Really? You never got it twice for flinching?
I swear there is still a bruise on my upper arm.

See also, dart fights, crab apple sling shots, "Wipe that blood off your face and don't tell mom"...
 
2021-10-18 7:19:37 PM  
PUNCH BUGGY!
 
2021-10-18 7:23:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: namegoeshere: So the premise of the show is a bunch of people playing children's games, but if you lose, you die. And the kids are reenacting the show, minus the part about being killed for losing. So what you're saying is, the children are playing children's games?

Oh my god, the horror.

But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

That, I have a problem with.  And prohibition won't stop that at all.


Wow, you must have grown up in a really pussy neighborhood. When I was a kid, if you didn't get the shiat beat out of you DURING the game, you got beat up AFTER. That's why kids like me hid in the corner and wouldn't play.
 
2021-10-18 7:24:06 PM  

stoli n coke: LineNoise: Shakes999: Right? We played all of those, getting rough was half the fun. Except for getting pegged in wallball. I couldn't throw worth a crap and always ended up getting a tennis ball to the kidney lol.

The old Wiffle Ball Bat, wrapped in electrical\duct tape, and tennis ball.

Played well, limited to a degree what you could do damage to, and you could peg someone solidly in the head without knocking teeth out.

And who can forget Red Rover? An entire game built on clotheslining people.


Yeah the fun went out of that one when I heard a kid's arm snap as I was busting through. He should have let go. I told him this, of course, as we waited for his mom to show up with the car. I'm helpful like that.
 
2021-10-18 7:24:33 PM  
I mean, give me a shot gun and we can change that.
 
2021-10-18 7:28:29 PM  

LineNoise: Benevolent Misanthrope: But when I was a kid, losing those games didn't involve then getting the shiat beat out of you, which is what seems to be happening.  Not only does the loser lose, they suffer another physical punishment for it.

You never played king of the hill? Had peg rules in certain ball games? just farking sword fought when you found 2 decent sized sticks? Played, other games, which i'm not sure of what the current name would be, but had derogatory names which didn't really have anything to do with the game?


I remember a particularly brutal version of king of the hill we played on snowpiles where the guy on top  used big icy snowballs for defense. Faces were broken and blood was spilt. The 70s were feral for kids.
 
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