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Opening Arguments

Safe and sorry

Hey, you, fat kid. Get up from in front of the TV/Gameboy/Internet. Go outside and play, for goodness sake. Oh, wait, never mind:

For the past 25 years, playgrounds have been designed to be so immune from injury lawsuits that they have become downright boring, almost childproof. Often all that's seen on a playground is an expanse of rubbery surfaces. In Broward County, Florida, playgrounds now come with signs that say "No Running."

Posted in: Current Affairs


Bob G.
Thu, 06/14/2007 - 5:59am

Seems we OUGHT to have signs in our playgrounds HERE that read:

(whatta law)



tim zank
Fri, 06/15/2007 - 3:56am

Just another example of the law of unintended consequences. Those that wish to protect our children from any possible discomfort (be it mental or physical) just don't have the ability to see the big picture. Rubber playgrounds, scoreless games with no winners, no valedictorians, the list gets bigger every year.

The eventual product being overweight, lackadaisical, cynical kids with absolutely no desire to do anything well.

What a load o' crap.

Bob G.
Fri, 06/15/2007 - 6:27am

A generation of "Jabbas"....that's one scary visual!