Undertoad Saturday Dec 21 12:20 PM
12/21/2002: Ukrainian child abuse
blowmeetheclown Saturday Dec 21 12:36 PM
blase Saturday Dec 21 12:51 PM
Yea, and these kids are so hard-ass at 10 they'll beat your ass fierce!
Slithy_Tove Monday Dec 23 01:06 AM
Hm. Didn't the Spartans live the same way? They thought it built character or something. Who knows, maybe they were right. Maybe the Ukrainians are building the Master Race.
dasviper Monday Dec 23 08:21 AM
If this system produces Ukranian women who wear miniskirts in negative 10 degree weather, then I'm all for it!
hermit22 Monday Dec 23 06:27 PM
I'd definately second that. That area of the world has some great looking women.
Bikernut2 Monday Feb 27 11:28 PM
Ukrainian child abuse
Perhaps if American children were given this frozen torture they would behave and do better in school. There would probably be less crime and we would raise decent human beings.
seakdivers Tuesday Feb 28 12:07 AM
With my body, I would welcome some shrinkage. I did the polar dip a few years ago and I stayed the same size.
djacq75 Tuesday Feb 28 11:38 AM
I'm glad I'm not Ukrainian, but to each his own. Lots of things we do in this country could be considered child abuse by people in other societies.
Happy Monkey Tuesday Feb 28 12:48 PM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Feb 28 09:39 PM
How about we make them sit in ice water while they play Grand Theft Auto.
sandypossum Tuesday Feb 28 10:24 PM
A friend of mine married a Swedish guy and moved to Sweden. One winter when their first kid, Jesper, was about 2 he was at a birthday party. At some point all the kids went out into the snow, and - as kids do - they started stripping off their clothes and running around naked. None of the Swedish mothers seemed concerned. She said surely the kids should come in or put their clothes on, as otherwise they'd catch a cold. They all gave her a bemused look and carefully explained to her that colds are caused by a virus and not by temperatures. She said she felt like shouting "yes, I know that, but... but...!!" but instead she just bit her lip and let it go. And Jesper didn't catch a cold.
tw Wednesday Mar 1 12:15 AM
It was something that best wrestlers always did after a long hot practice. Last thing was to turn off hot water - run the shower ice cold. That shock considered essential since every good wrestler did it. I don't know. But when I started doing cold showers, I achieved their position. Superstition? Probably. But that shock of cold water did eliminate fatigue and the pain.
Trilby Wednesday Mar 1 06:17 AM
I don't think that's good, tw. It's too much of a shock. Like gunning your car down the highway, then throwing it into reverse.
chrisinhouston Wednesday Mar 1 09:01 AM
I'd forgotten this IOTD. I think the best part, aside from the anticipation on the kids faces is the outfit the lady is wearing; leather boots with heels and a miniskirt, looks like someone from a game show.
SteveDallas Wednesday Mar 1 09:05 AM
What game shows do you watch??
wolf Wednesday Mar 1 10:49 AM
Better ones than you, obviously.
SteveDallas Wednesday Mar 1 01:02 PM
Yeah, obviously. I want to expand my horizons. Alex Trebeck just isn't cutting it in this light.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Mar 1 06:07 PM
I'll take freezing my nut's off for a thousand, Alex.
capnhowdy Wednesday Mar 1 06:16 PM
Bikernut2 Thursday Dec 21 08:48 PM
Ukraine Child Abuse
It seems to me that this teacher is really enjoying pouring ice water over these childrens heads. She is not dumping the water but she is ever so slowly pouring the ice water so that these children feel every last drop of water.
Bikernut2 Thursday Dec 21 08:53 PM
Ukraine Child Abuse
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Dec 21 09:46 PM
Welcome back, Bikernut2. You have an affinity for this thread, no?
HM 25 Wednesday Oct 29 04:21 AM
These children are not protected from the elements at all. There is nothing wrong with the procedure but it should be done inside so that the children can get warmed up quicker.
classicman Wednesday Oct 29 08:37 AM
Somebody call a whaaaambulance
TheMercenary Wednesday Oct 29 08:48 AM
Try that in the US and some parent will claim child abuse.
Cloud Wednesday Oct 29 09:26 AM
can't say I'm too disturbed--they all look pretty happy.
DanaC Wednesday Oct 29 12:14 PM
Well hello HM 25 welcome to the cellar
HungLikeJesus Wednesday Oct 29 12:27 PM
Is that SG's HM?
DanaC Wednesday Oct 29 12:29 PM
Highly unlikely. Given that HM is just how she refers to him because he was her House Mate. No reason why he'd adopt the initials himself.
HungLikeJesus Wednesday Oct 29 12:41 PM
Yeah, it was kind of a joke.
Lisau Wednesday Oct 29 01:09 PM
I did read an article about what woman do to remain cold- free. One of them said she takes cool showers and in the winter will take a warm one but before they shut it off you rinse in cool. Somehow it is good for your skin, etc.
SquidGirl Thursday Oct 30 09:17 AM
Hmmm...I wouldn't have even thought that bikini's were marketed to the Ukraine region.
Sundae Thursday Oct 30 09:44 AM
On the coast it has a climate not dissimilar to Italy or Greece.
regular.joe Thursday Oct 30 05:53 PM
Southern Ukraine is where the Soviet Navy was tethered, also where all the well to do went for vacation. Sort of like our Florida or So.Cal.