That sounded like it was a real handy rope
We used to have to play Tug Of War in JROTC for physical training (lazy days) and my friend got the rope let go of on her and she fell back, hit her head on the concrete, got sent to the ER. She suffered from a concussion and loss of speech. She now speaks with a severe impairment. Lots of other shit too. Let's just say that Tug Of Was is banned in JROTC now. Mission Accomplished. =)
Oh my God!!! Your poor friend! Did she sue? That's horrible!!
Oh my what an awful story...
The Mona Lisa painting is very cool though. Thanks for posting.
You're welcome! :)
And seriously. Glad to hear he'll regain full use of his hand.
well I'm not playing that game again
That's f-ing horrid!!! I know it's not as bad, but one time, the first and only time I ever played Red Rover, I was scared the whole time that they were going to try to plow through either side of my arms because I knew I'd let go cuz I didn't wanna get hurt. Wellllll...
One of the kids finally did go through the left side of my arms, I tried to let go but my thumbnail got snagged on her coat and ripped it off completely!! >.< OUCHIES!!!
and that's why I stay inside...and avoid children holding hands in a straight line. :p
Oh my goodnesss!!! Why are all these games so damn dangerous!?
omigod, that's so scary! that poor kid....i never did like that game anyway....
Sooo scary, right? I used too, but no one ever lost appandages when I played.
i can't even imagine how terrifying that must've been for the poor kid...here you are, just playing a stupid game, and suddenly you have no hand, because it has been ripped forcibly and abrasively away from your person. OMIGOD! i'd have nightmares for the rest of my life! i really feel for him! :(
Poor kid! And can you imagine the parents, getting that call!?
no. not at all. and i hope i never do get a call like that....
Yet another reason not to play tug-of-war. Honestly, in my opinion the only sports that should be allowed are diving, gymnastics, figure skating, wrestling and water polo. Any other sport that wants to qualify has to either be fabulous in some way or require semi-nudity on the part of the participants.
Alright, they can still play basketball. But from know on the uniforms will be shirtless.
Right? I don't understand it. But ooooww.
I imagine if it were fully severed that he would not regain use of the hand in the same manner, so I doubt it was completely severed.
Neat video, btw. Were they just looking at the picture? Pretty amazing.
Yeah, the second article seems to make more sense.
Ripped his hand off?! ACK! That sounds horrid.
I have something of a morbid fear of something bad happening to my hands, particularly my right hand as that's the one I write with.
It's terrifying, right? *hugs!*
I think the problem with lots of these childhood games is they're based on bigger human struggles and see children emulating the pain and strife causing activities of adults. Tug of WAR? Red Rover. All these kinds of games have elements of power dynamics that make me a little uneasy. I think I'm more comfortable with games that explore such dynamics without getting physical, like chess or Risk. Even games like ring-around-the-rosy are implicated in scary, adult-world problems (if you haven't heard, it's based on some kind of disease. everyone falling down simulates everyone dying). Or rock-a-bye baby (sp?), with baby coming down cradle and all? It can be pretty scary and ominously portentious (or is it backwards looking?) to exist in a children's world.
On another note, I was on a wrestling team with my cousin in high school and we were playing a game similar to tug of war but where everyone's ranged along a line and whoever's pulled fully across is out of the game. It devolved into a pulling match with our side trying to keep my cousin from going over and the other team trying to pull him out. He screamed and we all froze. We had pulled the muscles in his back. He quit after that.
You're right of course. I think to a certain degree in teh past it was more like a physical and oral history, but there's much better ways and we know it now, you know? But somehow they still exist, and are used even when found to be archaic.
what was so hard about THAT?