"wall ball" was on my list to write about but i chose not to add it cause then this post would be so long haha. i LOVE wall ball. it was very much the shit!
isnt wall ball the same thing as butts up?
hmm...i never heard of butts up...it just sounded like wall ball....maybe east coast kids dun have the same games ;)
haha- steal the bacon was never in elem school 4 me....it was used at as basketball drill...2 learn 2 b super agressive...girls on the bball team would take it so seriously haha
heads up 7 up was a good one
hehe, did u ever play silent ball?
well, im my school wall ball was played with a bigger red bouncy ball. and the rules were different, our wall ball was a one on one game where the ball would have to hit the ground first before hitting the wall and you would take turns hitting it and when one kid allowed the ball to hit the ground twice or hit the wall before it hitting the ground first was out and the next kid in line would be up.
that was our version of wall ball.
i remember silent ball! haha, i know im forgetting ALOT of playground games.
Wow... I remember those games... lol. Those were the good times. =)
seriously, how can people forget "heads up 7up" and "steal the bacon"? good times right?
I loved Heads Up 7-up when I was a child!! Also Red Rover, Red Rover and Red Light, Green light. And I remember Steal the Bacon, too, but not too clearly. XD Ah... nostalgia!
i love how everyone remembers these games. you know i hardly played red rover but mad kids at my school did.
butts up = the BEST!!!!
but I loved heads up 7up, too.
and stb. and all those games... red rover, etc.
good times indeed flaming lips. i swear to god next time theres a picnic in the park with my friends, im bringing a chalk board eraser.
Oh HELL YES... STB!!! I was the badass mother fucker on the court!
...man, good times those were.
oh werd? haha you should have those pulp fiction wallets that say: bad ass motherfucker on it.
Dude I like totally should. The entire world needs to know about my prowess @ STB. If it were an Olympic sport I'd be in Greece right now laying the smack down on the rest of the world.
...yes a wallet sounds badass.
I played all those games in elementary, but I think for Steal the Bacon we used a ball instead. Instead of Butts Up, it was Wall Ball.
By the way, nothing will ever beat dodgeball. Hitting someone in the head who couldn't shut their damn mouth over how great they were = BEST FEELING EVER.
dodge ball was classic! yeah it didnt get much better than hitting a shit talker right square in the mouth. and then after sitting out, them getting back in and IMMEDIATELY chucking the ball and smackin them again. that always shut them up.
we used to call "wall ball" "suicide" when i was kid, and i must say, i ROCKED at that game.
i was one of those little idiot cheaters at 7-up who looked at the shoes, lol. i was such a punk.
steal the bacon was nice, but i sucked at it.
but what i remember, and what i LOVED was "red light, green light, 1 2 3!" i was GREAT at that game. i can stop on a dime, lol.
great post, brought back a lot of memories. :)
"suicide" would have been a way cooler name to use.
ahhh red light green light. that was a fun game cause it also had the suspense factor to it. your heart would pound so hard the closer you got to the finish. i never won that game cause i COULDNT stop on a dime.
it takes a special finesse to stop on a dime, lol. thankfully i am blessed with all the coolness in the world. ;)
nah, but for real, i know what you mean about your heart pounding. sometimes your heart would be pounding so hard that you're sure you ARE moving, even when you're not. *sigh* what a great game. the last time i played was in my senior year in high school, when a bunch of us ladies did it in the hallway in our skirts and high heels. it was never more fun, so that pick up game of stb should work out just fine. :)
never heard of those games :) mmm another bad creation :) i thought iwas the only person who still listened to them :D
of course not! i still love that album! nearly every song i played out. "jealous girl" that new edition cover they did was classic though.
michael bivins brought out alot of groups in the early 90's.
i played dodgeball / king's court. that was my fave. you had to stand in a 3'x3' square, and there were four squares. they went counterclockwise, 4-3-2-1 in order. if you got out, you had to go in line, but when you got in, you'd start at the bottom-right 1 square.
the object was to take a tennis ball, and you had to crush it against any of the three opponents' areas, and they had to catch it on the way up. if they missed, and it dropped, they were out. you could whale on a square as hard as you could, and make the runt have to run half a kilometre to catch it, or you could fake out the leader by jumping high and spiking it down hard.... except you pull your shot, and let it just go *bip-bip* ..and he's eliminated. heh.
i'm sure it was called something else.
incidentally, the game always took a very fun turn in winter. you get to those -20C temperatures (what's that... -3000 Farenheit?) and the ball becomes a deadly weapon, capable of disemboweling. wellllll, maybe not. but it did have that potential of causing nosebleeds. heh.
lethal. pure lethal. *laughs*
i also loved 500-up. hit a baseball to a bunch of kids with gloves, and see who gets it.
man, we never had kings court. but that sounds like a game i would have loved. i cant believe we didnt have that. and lol at pulling your shot and going *bip-bip*(nice choice of words), sneaky tactics are the best.
we played sort of a variation of 500 up. instead wed play with a bunch of soccer balls and a bunch of kids would be on both sides of a basketball court and wed just kick balls as high as we could back and fourth. well, i guess its not really like 500 up but whatever.
king's court, ya mean 4square! i used to ROCK some foursquare.
dude, i just got back from playing kickball. we play every sunday in the park, it's the ppl from the club i play at vs the restaurant down the street (for the most part). sundays are mad fun!
except when you pull a groin muscle. owwwwwch.
how about German Dodgeball? the variety that you see in the movie "dodgeball" . . . the kind with the circle, i consider the original form, but German style is the way to go. NOBODY gets me. NOBODY.
steal the bacon is the shit! hmmm. how about:
duck duck goose
SMEAR THE QUEER :-O
Even though I don't know anyone who is posting on this thread we shoud still totally all get together some day just to relive our elementary school days since we all seem to agree that these games were one helluva lot more fun than anything we're doing right now.
arkera: yes, an lj game of steal the bacon would be fun. then when everyones tired of playing in the hot ass sun, we can go inside and play heads up 7up in a cool air conditioned classroom.
ninja: you still play kickball? man, that makes me jealous. im gonna get a league together now. thats awesome man.
smear the queer was alot of fun but we hardly got to tackle someone cause theyd launch it before people got to tackling them. so we'd take em down anyway. im not gonna lie, i abandoned that ball when heads got too close haha.
4square.. you're right.
so.. didja ever play it in the sub-zero? lethal!!!
Heh, Heads Up Seven Up is considered an elementary school game? I still play that...
::has growing-up issues::
it should be an olympic event.
Hey...started a new LJ, username is Kukavan. Will add you to that one, I probably won't use this one again.
All my damn 7th graders wanted to do when I was student teaching was play heads up 7up. No wonder they think Africa is a country. No time to worry about that type of shit.
And...I don't wanna sound dumb..but is the Wu's first LP Enter the Wu Tang 36 chambers? If so I'll have to send you my Bosnian rap CD where they rap over Tearz in Serbo-Croatian jibba jabba.
hope to talk to you soon
for sure, i'll add you man.
yeah "tearz" is on the first joint. thats the song right there. rza and ghost come fierce on that track. yeah send that cd man, i would be interested to check that out. i'll hit you up soon.