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    A thread about kids today. Not your kids. Everybody agrees your kids are wonderful and perfect and (making appropriate goo goo faces while, behind your back, "Jesus Christ is that thing even a vertebrate?") gifted.

    As a thread starter, the first definition is a game which somehow my group of kids growing up (for the purposes of this comparison, 1970s) never played, and as such I think it's the only thing I've ever heard of kids now doing that we didn't do.

    How about you people? Kids from the 90s? Flyovers? When did this start happening? I have to admit for pure terror and humiliation and stupidity it's a perfect game for JHS.

    BTW, the second definition I have heard of as a frat haze but then it was just called "cookie." Supposedly it isn't an urban legend even though it sure sounds like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    A thread about kids today. Not your kids. Everybody agrees your kids are wonderful and perfect and (making appropriate goo goo faces while, behind your back, "Jesus Christ is that thing even a vertebrate?") gifted.

    As a thread starter, the first definition is a game which somehow my group of kids growing up (for the purposes of this comparison, 1970s) never played, and as such I think it's the only thing I've ever heard of kids now doing that we didn't do.

    How about you people? Kids from the 90s? Flyovers? When did this start happening? I have to admit for pure terror and humiliation and stupidity it's a perfect game for JHS.

    BTW, the second definition I have heard of as a frat haze but then it was just called "cookie." Supposedly it isn't an urban legend even though it sure sounds like it.
    So you played the second definition of the game?

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    I never even heard of that game.

    Now, to be fair, we played "Smear The Queer" (aka Smear The Quarterback). We didn't understand what "Queer" meant. We were too young and the slang definition was never taught to us, and how that word was wrong in slang form. It rhymed, so it stuck.

    I highly doubt any version of that game is played anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I never even heard of that game.

    Now, to be fair, we played "Smear The Queer" (aka Smear The Quarterback). We didn't understand what "Queer" meant. We were too young and the slang definition was never taught to us, and how that word was wrong in slang form. It rhymed, so it stuck.

    I highly doubt any version of that game is played anymore.
    We played StQ and knew exactly what it meant. Endless amounts of juvenile male humor/bullying involved throwing around gay taunts. Little boys are charming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We played StQ and knew exactly what it meant. Endless amounts of juvenile male humor/bullying involved throwing around gay taunts. Little boys are charming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Thank Gawd you're not trying to get into Harvard.
    I find it very difficult to believe little boys aren't still proto-Republicans: growing up with the dumber ones every other word was gay this or n-word that. But maybe it's changed. My Mom told me how on Sundays in the town she grew up in the 1930s in Western PA all the kids would get dressed up in their best clothes and go to church: the Polish Catholic Church, the Czech Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the (my favorite) Ruthenian Catholic Church were all on the same block. And then after church all the little boys would go home, change their clothes, and come outside and have rock fights based on national origin. On special occasions they'd all team up and throw rocks at the Jewish kids. Yay, Jesus.

    Well, we didn't have that sort of ethnic idiocy when I was a kid in the 1970s and we don't now in the 2010s, even at CPAC. So who knows? Maybe little boys today have finally gotten over it on race and homophobia. But I highly doubt it, especially on the latter. The fear of being called "gay" is hardwired into every little boy for whatever stupid reason, even when his parents aren't raging psychopathic religious homophobes.
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    This should be good.

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    Never heard of it or anything like it.

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    When I was a kid, we played King of the Hill in winter. We don't play that any more.
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    We had British Bulldogs - basically Red Rover, but everyone tries to cross at once and anyone who gets stopped goes to the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    When I was a kid, we played King of the Hill in winter. We don't play that any more.
    We called it King of the Mountain and it was never complete without some kid getting his nose split wide open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    You're young. Had you heard of the "Oreo Game"? Was it an actual thing?
    I had heard of something similar as possibly part of a fraternity initiation, but I wasn't in a frat, so no idea if it was true or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We called it King of the Mountain and it was never complete without some kid getting his nose split wide open.
    King Of The Hill was awesome. However, at school, all the snow was piled near the pointy-topped chain link fences, so they banned it.
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    That’s just dumb.

    We made our own snow boulders. Several feet high. Rolled a couple together. About 200 feet out into the field. The paras wanted nothing to do with walking that far.

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    Also did the random "hogpile" but that would be considered bullying nowadays, even though everyone was eventually hogpiled.
    Dodgeball? Can't do that anymore.
    Pretty sure no one does the "two for flinching" joke anymore.

    Does anyone remember the "eraser test?" Someone rubs the top of your hand with one of those 1" pink erasers until you say stop. Winner is the one who lasted the longest.
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    You can still do dodgeball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    You can still do dodgeball.
    Some schools have banned that "sport." Said it encourages bullying. I wish I were kidding.

    And then this stance: https://www.shapeamerica.org/standar...n-Activity.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Also did the random "hogpile" but that would be considered bullying nowadays, even though everyone was eventually hogpiled.
    Probably not so much bullying as a really dumb way for a kid to get hurt
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    Dodgeball? Can't do that anymore.
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    Pretty sure no one does the "two for flinching" joke anymore.
    Mostly because it's dumb.

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    Does anyone remember the "eraser test?" Someone rubs the top of your hand with one of those 1" pink erasers until you say stop. Winner is the one who lasted the longest.
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