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First dodgeball, now tag. On the news, they made it sound as though one school in particular was banning recess altogether. Now, whether that's true or just me mishearing things, I'm not sure, but it seems to be slowly coming down to that.
Flag football was one of the few games I liked playing in elementary school PE. I'm sure that's dead and gone by now, too. Why, over-protective parents, why?!
EDIT: Meh, clicked on the link anyway.
Near collosions of what? Do school children now charge at each other at top speed to head-butt the next tagee?Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.
"Yes, I saw. You were doing well until everyone died."
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I can understand that line of reasoning if the games of tag are being used as a form of bullying between the kids, but if it's just a friendly yard game than it's taking things beyond too far. And don't they have recess aids around anymore to moniter things so they DON'T take that one step too far?
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Getting lonely, getting old,
Can you hear me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles,
With itching feet and fading smiles,
Can you feel me?
Hey You! Don\'t help them to bury the light.
Don\'t give in without a fight.
-\"Hey You\", by Pink Floyd
- Senior Technical Supervisor
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I'm a skateboarder, I have a pain threshold as a result from these 'silly' games we used to play.
When your young, you fall over, you get back up again. Sometime in your teens when you fall over, it becomes more difficult to get back up. Pain kicks in more.
However, doing this kinda stuff is the only reason I'm still skating after 6 years, you just get used to it. Kids have to get used to pain in my opinion. I'm not saying crack every kid over the head with a wrench, let them learn for themselves.
Are parents just becoming more and more feble? God damn it! The next thing I'll hear is its illegal to play 'British bulldogs'.
Grah! *goes for milk*
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I wonder if that kind of thing is what's in stock for my nieces.
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And I agree with Fionn: fancy adults outlawing games that involve physical activity, and then complaining about children not getting enough exercise. What should they be doing to exercise, then? Aerobics?
Bring them all back down to their knees!
There's no time to waste, remind the slaves
They ain't gonna make it out alive today.
I said: Hey, you! Poison the well!
Watch it all burn, take them straight to hell!
He's got the whole world in his hands
It was nice to know ya
We've all been damned!
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Everyone's really scared of everything these days.
Yeah it's bad enough that, like everyone else suggested, kids are really going to get fatter and fatter.
I think way too many people focus on safety today. Which would be good, but really, it decreases our enjoyment of life.
Who actually died from these 'childhood games' anyway?
Marge: Dear, please pass your father the syrup, Lisa.
Lisa: Bart, tell Dad I will only pass the syrup if it won't be used on any meat product.
Bart: You dunkin' your sausages in that syrup homeboy?
Homer: Marge, tell Bart I just want to drink a nice glass of syrup like I do every morning.
Marge: Tell him yourself, you're ignoring Lisa, not Bart.
Homer: Bart, thank your mother for pointing that out.
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Bart: Uhhh, dad, Lisa's the one you're not talking to.
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