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October 27th, 2001

Be Glad You Weren’t Tim

Grab dem nuts

Kids can be so cruel. Right as I went to snap this shot of Josh, Tim, and Pat on the playground in fourth grade, Josh decided it would be funny to reach over and grab Tim’s “package” with all of his might. Pat was content looking on while listening to his boom box. -ram

Posted in Childhood Memories

FROM: dave
DATE: Saturday October 27, 2001 -- 10:45:39AM
Yeah, but look at Josh's socks! Yikes!

FROM: Robert
DATE: Saturday October 27, 2001 -- 11:00:08AM
I knew a lot of kids who were into grabbing packages as a "joke". I don't even want to think what trauma they suffered that made them think such a thing was funny.

FROM: Elizabeth
DATE: Saturday October 27, 2001 -- 2:43:57PM
What has the Ping degenerated into? First crotch grabs, then what? Naked pinging?

FROM: Robert
DATE: Saturday October 27, 2001 -- 3:04:56PM
Oh yes! Let's do naked Pinging! Actually, isn't there already a naked pic of Paul out there? Do you know the link, Ryan? Paul, will you 'fess up?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Saturday October 27, 2001 -- 11:24:48PM
Elizabeth -- No naked Pinging. I want to attract readers, not revolt the ones we already have. :)

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday October 28, 2001 -- 12:14:21AM
You shouldn't underestimate.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday March 7, 2006 -- 11:59:57 am
What's that square format? An old 126 instamatic perhaps?

We didn't grab each other--even at that age grabbing wienie would be considered gay.

Instead, we would yell "Take a Bow!" and then sucker punch the kid in the balls. You usually did it while standing shoulder to shoulder next to a kid when both of you were facing the same direction, like when taking a class picture. This always provided a cheap lesson in how victimization = barrel of laffs! It was even funnier during the class picture because the victim would have to fight through watering eyes to maintain composure.

One kid in my seventh grade class did get punched so hard that he suffered a rupture. After that, we were all given a lecture on the dangers of hitting people in their privates and it pretty much stopped--but not totally.

Another thing we did to embarrass another kid was, anytime a kid bent over to tie a shoe, get books out of his desk, pick up something dropped, you would stand as close as you could and scream "Ow, ow ow!" as if the kid had decided to lunch on your parts.

Stupid? Yes. Homophobic? Sure. Funny and embarrassing? Oh yeah!!

But this was before people were allowed to express deep offense. The only way to deal with it was not to drop stuff and to use your hand only to get books out from under your desk. If your shoe untied, you just left it. If you dropped something and someone else was around, you didn't pick it up.

Kids are crazy, and funny!

FROM: Padiba [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday April 5, 2006 -- 3:55:52 pm
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