Pencil Fights

We’re not sure where they originated. We’re not sure when they were most popular. Heck, were not even sure why they were popular…

But in the 80s, pencil fights were just about as common as TV Tag and kickball, thankyouverymuch.

Though they may have been a 70s (or even 60s) thing, and though they’re still around even today, we grew up in the 80s, dammit, and we had pencil fights on an almost daily basis… so it counts.

Grab your Ticonderoga #2, hold it lengthways between both hands, and wait, as your opponent fires up his trusty writing utensil for a chance to snap yours in half.

Hey. we never said it made sense, but it sure was entertaining. And woe be to thee who broke the rules of pencil fighting.

No bracing! No chops! And absolutely no biting out the eraser and crimping the metal tip to form a miniature battle axe.

You wanna play those games, then we suggest you head out behind auto shop, where the hooligans hang out. Here on the playground, we pencil fight like fine, upstanding men and women.

Sure, looking back on it, it seems more than a little silly now, but in its day, there wasn’t much better than a good ol’ fashioned pencil fight… in the 80s.

We ♥ Pencil Fights.

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~ by weheart80s on October 28, 2011.

One Response to “Pencil Fights”

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that I particularly enjoyed this post.

    I remember those well and enjoyed your take on it.

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