August 31, 2007

Successful Prank
— LauraW.

My faith in the ingenuity of today's youth has been restored.

Thanks to Pajama Momma.

Posted by: LauraW. at 10:55 AM | Comments (28)
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1 This is a successful execution of an old prank. 

Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2007 10:59 AM (6ZFgu)

2 The kid got suspended for this?  Do you have to be a humorless douche to become an educator or just to be promoted to Principal?

Posted by: Drew at August 31, 2007 11:03 AM (hlYel)

3 They suck at following directions. I could hardly read it.

Of course that might be because of the size of the handout card.

I withdraw my criticism.



Posted by: Retired Geezer at August 31, 2007 11:03 AM (DoKzO)

4 2004 Harvard-Yale game prank.

This seems to have been a pretty direct imitation.

Posted by: JSinger at August 31, 2007 11:09 AM (EqFh0)

5 Surely those were two private schools. Public school kids would've still been cutting out shapes and eating glue during pre-game. At least that's what I gather from my time spent here.

Posted by: Sticky B at August 31, 2007 11:10 AM (2fjDQ)

6 Direct rip of Yale-Harvard 2004, just like Jsinger says.  Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ99ScGdQv0

Posted by: WR at August 31, 2007 11:13 AM (p+wKW)

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3 The kid got suspended for this?  Do you have to be a humorless douche to become an educator or just to be promoted to Principal?


Ditto.


Posted by: Editor at August 31, 2007 11:21 AM (SJCkB)

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Not to give too much personal information away, I live half way between both of these schools. 


AP covered the story, but the local papers neglected to.  Don't want to give proper recognition to genius, I suppose. 


This kid is going places. 


/absolutely zero sarcasm.


Posted by: Monica at August 31, 2007 11:23 AM (rFLG5)

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Surely those were two private schools


Nope.  Like Monica I live somewhat close to these schools.  They're public.


And they said "suck" on the TV news.  He he hee he heee heee


Posted by: Warden at August 31, 2007 11:27 AM (6ZFgu)

10 Suspended?!!

What a nation of pussies we've become.

Posted by: Terry at August 31, 2007 11:31 AM (/Soh5)

11 all the columbus media is using the AP story for this? what the hell is that about?

Posted by: ramms at August 31, 2007 11:42 AM (cqSR5)

12 OT:  Farmer at Scandi-infested Minnesota State Fair lets angry bull loose on unsuspecting crowd, bull subdued and killed by the heroic actions of a fire hydrant.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 31, 2007 11:51 AM (plsiE)

13 The Harvard-MIT pranks are classics. My personal favorite was when the MIT geek squad planted a huge balloon complete with helium inflating device at mid-field at Harvard stadium and inflated it right in the middle of the annual harvard/Yale game.

Freaked out an entire stadium of people before they figured out what was going on.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 31, 2007 12:01 PM (t+mja)

14 The student who planned and carried out the prank says up front that he was inspired by the Yale prank.
I grew up and went to high school in that city. They like to expel kids. Especially ones who wore hot pants. So I've heard.

Posted by: PattyAnn at August 31, 2007 12:10 PM (8vM5E)

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Oh come on! It was only 3 days IN SCHOOL suspention. That means they sat in a room and their teachers sent their assignment to them. Big whoop. The kid said he was inspired by the Yale/Harvard prank, so he gets props for that, and he got off his lazy ass and actually did something. He wasn't out doing crime, he was thinking how to get the other guys without going overboard and illegal.


It was fucking brilliant.


Posted by: Don Carne at August 31, 2007 12:22 PM (wSNS7)

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Who cares about getting suspended.  It's worth it.  Those dudes are lucky they got caught. 


Now all of their peers will know how funny they are.  Which is worth more than a 3-day suspension.


Posted by: Oops at August 31, 2007 12:34 PM (b1kNy)

17 Okay, is this a hoax?  The link goes nowhere!

Posted by: sherlock at August 31, 2007 12:39 PM (ojW85)

18 They have an interview with the boy right here.

Posted by: pajama momma at August 31, 2007 12:56 PM (Tbl5c)

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They were banned from extracurricular activities for the summester.


Drew, humourless douche barely begins to describe the assholes we are creating in "education studies".


 


Posted by: captkidney at August 31, 2007 01:02 PM (ROA4D)

20 Of course he should be suspended. I know I'd have been if I pulled off something like this. I was suspended several times for not-nearly-so-elaborate pranks. (Once for simply throwing a duck onto a basketball court. It only shit a little.) And that was 30 years ago.

Doesn't mean it wasn't worth it. Doesn't mean the principal's not laughing over it. And doesn't mean the punishment has any sort of deterrent effect.

From the AP article:

Stephen Bell, a Darby freshman, was at the stadium but missed the big moment.

"It was sneaky, knifing and down right clever," he said Wednesday. "But we'll get them back."

That's the spirit, kid.

Posted by: notropis at August 31, 2007 01:47 PM (zr8/n)

21 I was suspended several times for not-nearly-so-elaborate pranks. (Once for simply throwing a duck onto a basketball court...

I like the duck prank. I imagine a little halftime show for cover with the duck deployment in the flurry. After the show the performers exit and there's a duck crapping center court staring at all the people. I can also imagine a fat school administrator in a bad suit chasing the duck. It's a fun picture.


Posted by: bonhomme at August 31, 2007 02:33 PM (jvG2F)

22 "It's a fun picture."

And someone, somewhere, probably has the super 8 of it. Andy your imagination is just about right. Except it wasn't a school administrator, it was a half dozen cheerleaders, because it ended up on the floor BEFORE their half time show (that might have been the intention; either that or the duck was just getting too rowdy in the bag I smuggled him in in -- can't exactly remember.)

Posted by: notropis at August 31, 2007 02:47 PM (zr8/n)

23 "And," not "Andy." Sorry.

Posted by: notropis at August 31, 2007 02:48 PM (zr8/n)

24 Suspended?  WTF?  Damn, these days I would have been led away in handcuffs and charged as a terrorist for some of the shit I did in high school and college.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 31, 2007 03:22 PM (NiDeC)

25 School pranks?

You mean like "borrowing" a dressmaker's dummy from the costume shop of the drama department, dressing it all in black, putting a toy rifle in its hands, and putting it up on the clock tower of the Administration Building of a university, back in the 1970s?

Not that I had anything to do with it that anyone could prove...


Posted by: cirby at August 31, 2007 04:35 PM (AbkSG)

26 The kid got suspended for this?  Do you have to be a humorless douche to become an educator or just to be promoted to Principal?

Well, he lives in Hilliard, I'm not surprised.

Posted by: cheshirecat at August 31, 2007 05:26 PM (C661N)

27 AP covered the story, but the local papers neglected to.  Don't want to give proper recognition to genius, I suppose. 

Huh, the Dispatch? Fuggetaboutit.

Might show up in the Other Paper, though.

Posted by: cheshirecat at August 31, 2007 05:51 PM (MGbR1)

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