Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Fun Police Strike Again

A school in Colorado has banned tag on its playground:
An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.

"It causes a lot of conflict on the playground," said Cindy Fesgen, assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school.
Running games are still allowed as long as students don't chase each other, she said.
Oh, no--we couldn't have kids chasing each other. Someone might have fun...or even get exercise!

If this story sounds familiar, it's because you may have seen it before; I included an account of another school district doing so in this post. That district was even more chicken-hearted, in my opinion, because they did so out of fear of liability for injuries.

And yet people wonder why we're raising a nation of overweight wimps. So many things that were the bedrock of childhood have either been squelched by overprotective parents or outright legislated out of existence by schools and municipalities running scared of lawyers all the time. We're past due for a return to sanity; who's going to step up to the plate and lead us there?

Cool gadget of the week: The Mac G3 Beer Server.

Blowing out the candles: Happy birthday to my old buddy Fletch, serving our country in parts unknown.

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