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Adult games [not for the young or timid]

  1. Oct 11, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    ABC reported tonight that adults are taking up their favorite childhood games again.

    http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks/Programs.aspx?ProgramID=15

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=1638246

    http://www.underdogseattle.com/kickball/

    http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/jump_rope_workout_video.htm

    Of course in the year 2006, we can jump rope without the rope
    http://www.jumpsnap.com/?gclid=CKnpodS08ocCFRznYAod53_zfw

    Staring contests
    http://www.boredgourd.com/activity/333/staring-contest.html
    http://www.sjerk.clara.net/violet/bkstare/staring.html

    Now where did I put my sidewalk chalk?
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2006 #2

    Danger

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    Just what the hell is 'dodge-ball' anyhow? It sure never existed up here when I was a kid. From what I've seen, it looks like some inverse/perverse version of 'keep-away'. :confused:
     
  4. Oct 11, 2006 #3
    I think it is where people throw balls at you... and you have to dodge them.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2006 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Where is the screamer?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2006 #6

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    .......huh?
     
  8. Oct 11, 2006 #7
    Any page with people staring at you has to have a screamer in it somewhere.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_prank#Screamers

    The Subliminal message one it talks about was the one I first saw a screamer in, now I've seen so many I've almost got a sense for screamers :P.
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2006 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Ah, I nearly soiled my pants because of one of those... :biggrin:
     
  10. Oct 12, 2006 #9

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    That was the version we played. If you catch the ball with your hands, you're still "in" and if you got hit by it somewhere else, you were "out" and there was just one ball in play (it really worked mostly based on little kids not having developed good throwing and catching skills yet). I never minded so much, because I was never very good at or interested in those types of games, so I was quickly targetted and got to sit and watch for the rest of the gym class.

    I saw a version with adults playing, and it was downright violent! That ball had to hurt when it hit, and they had multiple balls in play all at once. I think there's a reason they stop playing that game in gym class once kids are old enough to throw well!
     
  11. Oct 12, 2006 #10
    Yeah, I sat out most of them too, Moonbear. But I really had an aversion to being smacked with a large rubber ball; I just wasn't much of a fan of that. And some of those kids had strong throwing arms. It was never one of my favourite games. Come to think of it, Red Rover was about on par in the "oh joy, that game again" department.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2006 #11
    Ahh, Dodge-ball, no doubt one of the greatest games ever! We played with the catch-rule and one ball, as MB stated. We also played such that once a person was hit they went to the space behind the opponents side, and if the ball went out of bounds, the people who were out could throw the ball back in and get someone else out. I remember one time I got the coach out, and then later in the game, when our team had just two people left, the coach got the ball out of bounds, and I signaled for him to throw it at me. I tried to catch it, but instead was left with some nice red marks on my arms :rofl: I blame not catching the ball on my teammate that was hiding behind me. I was a little crouched over, and when the coach threw the ball, my teammate kind of pushed off my back as he jumped, which I believe messed up my catch.

    Strange to remember such a thing.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2006 #12

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    Keep-away always seemed a little perverse to me :rolleyes:

    You can count me in with the intentional hit crowd for dodge-ball. It was more fun to watch.
    I only recall it being played at one of the schools I went to though.

    Screamers are kinda fun.
    Just be prepared anytime there is some variation of
    "Pay close attention" :tongue2:
     
  14. Oct 12, 2006 #13
    Yeh or "Turn up your sound because this site/flash/movie/game is really hard to hear"

    or "Turn up your sound because the guy talks really softly and it's hard to hear"
     
  15. Oct 13, 2006 #14

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    Keep-away was never an actual game we played. It was more of the thing you did when someone you didn't like asked if they could join your game and the teachers or parents wouldn't let you say "No."
     
  16. Oct 13, 2006 #15

    DaveC426913

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    Dodge ball is more fun with a few modifications:

    1] Reverse the process. The guy in the centre is the one trying to dodge, the people around him are the ones throwing balls.
    2] Replace the balls with frisbees.
    3] Put multiple frisbees in play.
    4] To give the victim a fighting chance, give him a hockey stick.

    You have never seen a normal human being make such a concerted attempt to become 2-dimensional at a moment's notice.
     
  17. Oct 13, 2006 #16
    hahaha let's try it
    When you talk hockey do you mean field or ice?
     
  18. Oct 13, 2006 #17

    DaveC426913

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    Please. Do I look girlie? I don't think any of my male friends have ever had a field hockey stick in their hands.
     
  19. Oct 13, 2006 #18
    I play field hockey!!
    There no ice rinks where I live think (there is one in the whole country)
     
  20. Oct 13, 2006 #19

    NoTime

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    :rofl: Well, to my knowledge it was never an authorized game.
    But, I would agree with your definition.

    I've also remember it refered to as "Monkey in the middle"
     
  21. Oct 13, 2006 #20

    Danger

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    Okay then... ours was the reverse of that. "Piggy in the Middle" was the version of Keepaway where the guy in the middle of the circle tried to intercept the ball being passed amongst the circle members. (And no hand-offs allowed; you had to pass to someone who was reasonably close to being diametrically opposed in the circle.)
     
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