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Old 12-23-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Are little boys allowed to be little boys anymore?

One little guy was suspended for saying his teacher was 'cute'. I saw an interview about him and he actually told one of his friends 'she's fine' ........... . I think the teacher who reported him and got him in trouble should have her head examined.

I don't see what the big deal is with him saying what he thinks, but what ever happened to an adult taking a child aside and telling him it's not proper say things like that?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/04...-teacher-cute/

The other story is about the little boy who got in trouble for a piece of pizza that looked like a gun.

Again, none of the adults there were intelligent enough to take him aside and talk to him? They had to make a major issue out of it? This is insane. How many millions of little boys over the years have played with pretend guns at school?

Kids are being taught to 'use their imagination' and 'share their feelings' and other warm & fuzzy things, but when they do they make the national news for doing things boys do. I'd hate to be a kid in school these days.

http://www.wkrn.com/story/16325409/g...ed-pizza-slice




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When I was a kid we played mumbly peg and marbles on the play ground--

For those who never heard of Mumbly Peg---It's played with a three bladed pocket knife--that's right--every boy carried one--
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Everything has got to be "PC", correct.
Seems to me - it's over-reaction.

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Sorry - haven't heard the term "Mumbly Peg" in a very long time -
Our version was - one blade out - throw it between the person's feet -
You try to get it close to their foot - without hitting their foot.

Luckily, none of us knew how to throw those things!

As you threw them, the person had to expand their legs -
whoever, fell down first - lost.

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And then they have all these cr*p games now, where you kill people on the computer; indoors, no fresh air, and everybody wondering where our social values are going. I have no idea, but assume they must be acceptable, because I see them on tv, even though I seldom watch it, and hear about people waiting in line for hours to buy them. Give me that piece of pizza, and I'll accompany Sergeant York into any machine gun nest!
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When I was a kid we played mumbly peg and marbles on the play ground--

For those who never heard of Mumbly Peg---It's played with a three bladed pocket knife--that's right--every boy carried one--
And every kid also carried a little stone tablet, a hammer and chisel, for taking notes in class.
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And every kid also carried a little stone tablet, a hammer and chisel, for taking notes in class.
Not necessarily, but a lot of us who carried knives to school can also still use a slide rule.
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Every boy carried a pocket knife and many of the girls did, too. Mumbly-peg was played every recess when the weather was nice. We brought ring-neck snakes to school in our shirt pocket in a matchbox.
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My dad taught me how to throw a knife at a tree and the barn, holding the blade in my hand and throwing it a certain way. Is that the same thing as Mumbly-peg?
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Every boy carried a pocket knife and many of the girls did, too. Mumbly-peg was played every recess when the weather was nice. We brought ring-neck snakes to school in our shirt pocket in a matchbox.
To scare the girls?
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I never carried, any kinds of weapons - when I was very young.

Had the "unpleasant", experience of doing that stuff - when I was older.

I can remember, when the members of the "opposite sex", lost their
"infestation" of "Cooties"!

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy - I got love in my Tummy!
And, I don't know what to do!

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(Fighting with knives or any other, implement of destruction - is not the same as you see in movies/films)

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To scare the girls?
You didn't scare girls in a rural area with snakes. They would play with them, too.
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You would have had me running away! As Jim Stafford said in his song, "I don't like spiders and snakes".
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The way we played Mumbly Peg--was to open all three blades (one half way) then balance the blade on a point of our body --shoulder --elbow --wrist and finger tip---

Let the knife drop to the earth and stick point first--Different point for which blade stuck--
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Let the knife drop to the earth and stick point first--Different point for which blade stuck--
Same way we played it.
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