Thread: remembering stuff they banned back in school

    • 13 years 13 days ago
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    I remeber in elementary school pogs and pokemon card were banned, as they promoted "gambling". I can't remeber if marbles were banned though.

    A certain irony in elementary school was we were required to make Christmas cards and stuff, i remeber no alternative to non christian kids.
    Woot
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      • 13 years 13 days ago
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      the only real thing that I remembered being banned were Cabbage Patch Kids....all the kids were bringing them to school and they did it no sooner did I get my doll, Marcia Hannah was her name.
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        • 12 years 8 months ago
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        My school didn't want anything to do with pokemon. We weren't allowed to draw pokemon, talk about pokemon, act like pokemon (at recess), wear pokemon clothes or backpacks/lunchboxes ect., or trade pokemon cards. Our school principal just hated pokemon.
          • 12 years 8 months ago
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          I used to go to a private elementary school..and I remember that when the Pokemon craze of the late 90s hit, it was soon banned..all games of that genre are banned,really..They can't even wear halloween costumes for that day. Back when I went there, it was fine..so I guess this is a new thing..and stupid if you ask me. Halloween's just a kid's holiday and it's supposed to be fun,damn it.

          And we have the typical ban on the shirts that advertise beer, cigarettes, sex,etc.. Can't have cell phones out during class. Funny thing is that I knew a guy who came to school in an Ozzy Osbourne shirt and nobody said a damn thing to him, heh..what a bunch of idiots. No hats on in the building unless its some sort of a charity thing like for United Way. Can't wear spaghetti straps.No short shorts..can't expose the belly or back.
            • 12 years 8 months ago
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            The worst thing about Colombine obsiously is what a huge tragedy it was and the needless deaths but I can't help remember the aftermath when highschools across North America used it as an excuse to be even more uptight and ban even more stuff than they were already.
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              • 12 years 8 months ago
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              Quote by fridayschild713
              all games of that genre are banned,really..

              what, so pinball/RPG/puzzle games are banned in your school ?
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                • 12 years 8 months ago
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                In my elementary school days, the school banned a game I was actually good at.
                Socko.
                I didn't really care about other banned stuff in later years much, but some. I brung banned items anyways, and I mostly aluded school authority with them. Mostly done in Middle School days 7th-8th grade. Never caught me with a bag of weed.
                All I was cought for is reading a gun magazine,wearing a black shirt under, possession of craptacular toy gun, and porn thanks to my later ex-friends.
                Well during that time of the student-councelor meeting... The councelor who's a women said "Porn is ok to look at as long as you don't luagh at the people portrayed in it."
                Wow...
                Reminiscing hurts my brain.
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                  • 12 years 8 months ago
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                  I agree, that makes NO SENSE whatsoever?
                  Those w****rs should have thought twice before doing a b*****dly evil thing like that!

                  Quote by RaZZu
                  at my pre school they banned Care Bears! WTF is up w/ that?
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                    • 12 years 8 months ago
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                    Just like my college mate not wanting to iron his Inuyasha T-shirt in fear that it might get ruined.
                    At least in THAT scenario, the college staff understood that stuff and tolerated it

                    Quote by Barth
                    Yo-yos were banned in my school..People would bring their yo-yo to school and would be doing tricks all the time..

                    I had a Metallica Tshirt that said "Metal Up Your Ass"..And my science teacher made me put a piece of tape on the ass part...I got pissed and told him that the tape adhesive would ruin my shirt when I took it off..So I refused to wear the tape on my shirt and I got sent to the office
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                      • 12 years 8 months ago
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                      fucking winders beyond repair to stop piracy? What is that? How does fucking winders beyond repair stop piracy?

                      Quote by adventure_of_link
                      That's about as lame as releasing a "flawed" CD or fucking your winders beyond repair (and make it holier that what it is) to stop piracy
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                        • 12 years 8 months ago
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                        Booooooooo!

                        Be cool! Be a rebel!
                        I was like that back at school.

                        Quote by Edymnion
                        Quote by Jesus_crysus
                        i hate skool so much they always took the fun away like banning stuff
                        like pogs, pokemom cards, yu gi oh cards, crazy bones, gameboys, sport cards(basketball,baseball,etc.)Super hero cards
                        You know, this will probably earn me instant hatred, but...

                        It was SCHOOL. You were there to LEARN, not play, not to put on a fashion show. If you wanted to play cards and compare clothes, you should have been doing that after school. Not to mention things like pokemon cards and gameboys have a bad habit of getting stolen, which creates an even bigger interruption with the school, and you can see where I'm going with this.

                        We went to school to learn, to be taught. Nowhere in the job description does it include "goof off and impress everybody else with your cool new stuff". It happens, but its not actually part of what going to school is about.
                          • 12 years 8 months ago
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                          I went to a Christian school from grades 1-8, so all toys were confiscated. Also anyone wearing an "offensive" t-shirt would have to wear it inside-out.

                          I remember the Garbage Pail Kids craze in the mid '80s. Oh, those were the days.
                            • 12 years 8 months ago
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                            Quote by Vlyger
                            I went to a Christian school from grades 1-8, so all toys were confiscated. Also anyone wearing an "offensive" t-shirt would have to wear it inside-out.

                            I remember the Garbage Pail Kids craze in the mid '80s. Oh, those were the days.


                            "Offensive?" Please elaborate, For nostalgic reasons.
                              • 12 years 8 months ago
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                              at my school you weren't allowed to have very short hair a grade 1 got you in isolation till it grew back. completely bald got you suspended. they also banned just about everything fun. most of the time my playing cards. how the hell can an amateur magician show card tricks at lunch if they've taken his cards
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                                • 12 years 8 months ago
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                                Banning or Punishing you 'coz of your hairstyle?!?
                                That is as bad as HEADLICE INSPECTIONS (of which in my country, by law, no school is allowed to do) !
                                  • 12 years 8 months ago
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                                  Quote by Reaper
                                  "Offensive?" Please elaborate, For nostalgic reasons.


                                  What they deemed "offensive" was anything secular based, for the most part being most printed t-shirts. For example, I remember one skater kid was wearing a t-shirt that pictured a skull & dagger. He was told to wear it inside-out during school hours. They were pretty strict. It was a small school with a total of around 150 students (grades K-8 combined).

                                  Of course, this was way before I became a metalhead. So, I never got in trouble. I guess back then I was considered a "semi-nerd".

                                  Wait till they get a load of me now. :mrgreen:
                                    • 12 years 8 months ago
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                                    Magic Cards (I got away once cuz I told the hall monitor they were "animal cards")

                                    MAD Magazine (My teacher gave it to my parents and said "This is not school appropriate", it had A Mad Look At Nudity)

                                    A scorpion inside a glass case (My dad gave it to me and the teacher took it away, so I stole it back, along with a couple handfuls of gummi worms)

                                    That was all in elementary school, then in senior year our English teacher was a bit of a Nazi and made the boys change their shirts if it was "inappropriate"...this was small shit like a girl in a bikini next to a longboard. Public schools are way too strict.
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                                      • 12 years 8 months ago
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                                      Quote by Edymnion
                                      Quote by Jesus_crysus
                                      i hate skool so much they always took the fun away like banning stuff
                                      like pogs, pokemom cards, yu gi oh cards, crazy bones, gameboys, sport cards(basketball,baseball,etc.)Super hero cards
                                      You know, this will probably earn me instant hatred, but...

                                      It was SCHOOL. You were there to LEARN, not play, not to put on a fashion show. If you wanted to play cards and compare clothes, you should have been doing that after school. Not to mention things like pokemon cards and gameboys have a bad habit of getting stolen, which creates an even bigger interruption with the school, and you can see where I'm going with this.

                                      We went to school to learn, to be taught. Nowhere in the job description does it include "goof off and impress everybody else with your cool new stuff". It happens, but its not actually part of what going to school is about.


                                      Pfft, c'mon! School isn't all about learning. High school is a joke. You take all those classes over in college. School is about interaction and communication. Hanging out with friends, being stupid, breaking the rules...that's what school is all about. If you sit on your ass and suck the proverbial public school teet, then you'll as many memories as a 90 year old drunk.

                                      You'll never hear this quote:
                                      "Remember that time in 4th grade when we learned how to do long division! Hoo-ray for learning!"

                                      but you'll always hear this quote:
                                      "Remember when we watched every episode of Family Guy and stayed up and ate cold pizza? Then failed that test? That was awesome!"

                                      I remember at recess gathering all the kids together and trading Magic cards like badasses. We all knew how much Leviathan was worth and that if you have every Circle of Life you automatically win. Of course the latter isn't true (hell, none of us knew how to play, but the art was so cool!), but who cares, it was better than playing Tic-Tac-Toe with the plastic playset.

                                      No kid in elementary school should take their "academic" career seriously.
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                                        • 12 years 8 months ago
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                                        I don't recall anything being outright banned in school. Somehow the kids were crafty enough to work their way around anything. The only place Pokemon was banned was on the bus. I remember that Tamagotchis were fine as long as you shut the sound off. All the girls wore skimpy shirts and low rise jeans that showed off their thongs. It was pretty much a free-for-all. I remember the teachers being more offended by kids who drew in between work. I don't know what that was all about, since I drew way too much to begin with. The teachers also hated Walkmans and CD players, but we still brought them anyway (I hated how the teachers always just called them "headphones", because I was a tech and gadget nut. It drove me batty. ).
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                                          • 12 years 8 months ago
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                                          I remember back in the day that they banned any form of cards, gameboys, walkmans, tamagotchis, hats, white-out, toys, and jewelery.
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