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Sunday, September 02, 2007

No Sirs, YOU Suck!

I'm sure by now most people have heard about the high school football prank gone wrong. In an ingenious and carefully executed plan, Kyle Garchar, a high schooler from Ohio spent twenty hours preparing placards for fans from a rival school to flash to show support for their team. But much to their surprise "WE SUCK" was the actual message.

A three day in house suspension followed, but now he's been suspended from all extracurricular activities for the rest of the year as well. If you're as outraged as I am with this heavy-handed overreaction, be sure to drop a line to the school administration ( & and give them a piece of your mind.

A similar bit of shortsighted overreaction came from supermarket chain A&P who fired two students for making a mock rap video Produce Paradise Rap on the premises. The story should end there, but some public relation genius decided that to would be a good idea to sue them over the vegetable video! No emails necessary on this one, I'll just vote with my wallet and shop somewhere else.
|| JM, 5:04 PM


It's the new cultural phenomenon in the US called "fake outrage." Bill Maher talks about it all the time. What this kid did was not only harmless, it was hysterically clever. His creativity and initiative should exalted instead he is made out to be a social deviant. Typical. Oh by the way, the war in Iraq is still raging on. Anyone care?
Blogger Liz, at 2:24 PM  
Fake outrage, eh? I get it; the perfect companion for the fake compassion so popularized by our current leaders. And very much like the soon to be announced "fake success" in Iraq; todays' field trip laying the ground work for the horse and pony show to follow.
Blogger JM, at 7:50 PM  

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