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(Connecticut Post)   Not news: Guy thinks of unique way to ask girl to prom. News: Posts giant message on school entrance asking her out. Fark: Girl says yes, but school won't let him into prom because his message was a "safety risk"   (ctpost.com) divider line 127
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2011-05-10 02:50:22 PM  
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2011-05-10 02:50:24 PM  
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Mix tapes. The way to go
 
2011-05-10 02:52:30 PM  
That kid should be thankful. Now he's an outlaw - that school just made him 10x more guaranteed to get laid.
 
2011-05-10 02:55:44 PM  
At least he can still go to the after party with her, which is all you really want to attend anyway.
 
2011-05-10 02:59:18 PM  

EvilEgg: At least he can still go to the after party with her, which is all you really want to attend anyway.


Precisely.
 
2011-05-10 02:59:59 PM  
It wasn't even permanent vandalism.

Hell, it's not like he said "Go to prom with me and I'll send you your little sister...ALL of her."
 
2011-05-10 03:05:41 PM  
The important thing here is that the administration was able to exercise petty tyranny against this kid so they'd feel like important people.
 
2011-05-10 03:42:55 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The important thing here is that the administration was able to exercise petty tyranny against this kid so they'd feel like important people.


And the only people left administrating schools are petty tyrants, as the ones that gave a damn were long ago driven away by the cheapening of our education process. And yet we goggle when this self-reinforcing process gets worse and worse.

Goddamn it, sometimes I think that being flushed would beat the hell out of our current slow spiral around the bowl.
 
2011-05-10 03:49:25 PM  
Tate said he also wore a helmet.

Oh, bullshiat.
 
2011-05-10 04:22:30 PM  
He overstepped the line with the helmet bit. I'm pretty sure nobody was holding the ladder either.
 
2011-05-10 04:22:31 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Tate said he also wore a helmet.

Oh, bullshiat.


I bet he'll say that prom night also. "Don't worry, baby, I'm wearing a helmet."
 
2011-05-10 04:35:59 PM  
I see all the "well, now he gets to get laid without having to dress up like a dork and go to a shiatty, pointless dance" comments have been covered.
 
2011-05-10 04:59:19 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I see all the "well, now he gets to get laid without having to dress up like a dork and go to a shiatty, pointless dance" comments have been covered.


Yeah that was all I came here to say. No idea why though, I went to 5 proms and didn't get laid at a single one.
 
2011-05-10 05:21:47 PM  

lennavan: Yeah that was all I came here to say. No idea why though, I went to 5 proms and didn't get laid at a single one.


Took me until #3. That's a lot of corsages and tuxedo rentals in exchange for what was ultimately a disappointi-

...Okay, I can't even lie. It was worth the wait.
 
2011-05-10 06:04:16 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Tate said he also wore a helmet.

Oh, bullshiat.


She better hope he wears a helmet

/nudge, nudge, wink, wink
 
2011-05-10 06:05:07 PM  
Is prom really that huge a deal here in the US?
 
2011-05-10 06:05:24 PM  
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2011-05-10 06:06:05 PM  
Your mom is a safety risk.
 
2011-05-10 06:07:06 PM  
When did "Um...like...do you maybe wanna go to prom with me or something?" lose its cache'?
 
2011-05-10 06:08:53 PM  
HA HA
 
2011-05-10 06:09:18 PM  
What kind of soulless tool decides that is just and fair to deny this young man entry to the prom? They should have banned the girl instead. It's always the woman's fault. Always.
 
2011-05-10 06:12:15 PM  

leonel: Is prom really that huge a deal here in the US?


They make $50,000,000 High-School-Musical-esque movies about it.

/so, yeah
 
2011-05-10 06:12:32 PM  

special20: What kind of soulless tool decides that is just and fair to deny this young man entry to the prom?


Not only did someone decide to ban this kid from the prom, but a whole bunch of other people must have said "good idea! Let's do it."
 
2011-05-10 06:13:14 PM  
Thank goodness somebody finally thought of the children.
 
2011-05-10 06:13:57 PM  
I blame loud shiatty parents ... not his, just in general.
 
2011-05-10 06:17:12 PM  

MaxxLarge: lennavan: Yeah that was all I came here to say. No idea why though, I went to 5 proms and didn't get laid at a single one.

Took me until #3. That's a lot of corsages and tuxedo rentals in exchange for what was ultimately a disappointi-

...Okay, I can't even lie. It was worth the wait.


I went one-for-one. Heh, I distinctly remember my folks leaving town that weekend. It wasn't until a few years later that my pops told me he booked that trip knowing full well what weekend my prom was.

"How did you know I wouldn't throw a party?"
"Because you knew I'd have found that out and you wouldn't want to deal with those consequences"
"Fine... then how did you know I wouldn't bring my date home?"
"What makes you think I didn't know that?"
 
2011-05-10 06:17:51 PM  
And yet Fark is where you find great animus against home-schooling? Tsk tsk, your double standard is showing.
 
2011-05-10 06:17:55 PM  
This will teach him that for every romantic gesture, there is some jealous skank who will get the law involved.
 
2011-05-10 06:18:10 PM  
You can't dance if you want to.

i20.photobucket.com

/ S s s s A a a a F f f f E e e e T t t t Y y y y
// Safety
/// Risk
 
2011-05-10 06:18:42 PM  

Excen: leonel: Is prom really that huge a deal here in the US?

They make $50,000,000 High-School-Musical-esque movies about it.

/so, yeah


Or a slasher film of the same budget.

Or a porn movie with a third of the budget, and twice the revenue (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA).
 
2011-05-10 06:18:47 PM  
Hm, that wording sounded a lot less convoluted in my head.
 
2011-05-10 06:18:48 PM  
"Safety risk."

OH NOES! He could have fallen off a step ladder and gotten a boo-boo on his elbow! And what if when he fell, he dropped one of the letters and the tape stuck to him? Do you know how much that would hurt getting ripped off? A whole lot, that's how much. Have you ever ripped a piece of tape off your arm? It farking hurts!

And this could have encouraged other kids to emulate him! Like someone could have made a flag asking a girl out to prom and tried to run it up the flag pole but got tangled up in the line and hoisted up in the air to dangle there like some kind of sad, candyless pinata until the janitor cut him down. How awful would that be?

Good call, principal. Good call.
 
2011-05-10 06:18:52 PM  
Gotta love living in a litigious society. They won't stop until everything is the same predictable boring shade of gray.

That's why we have to fight this. Support your local neighborhood weirdo, people. He's fighting for you, too.

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2011-05-10 06:19:26 PM  
Lol Ameritards
 
2011-05-10 06:21:40 PM  
Did he use a knife to cut those letters? - Ban him!!!
 
2011-05-10 06:21:52 PM  
This is like the commercial where the guy is in the art gallery and his wife says "I could spend all day in here!" and he touches the art to get kicked out. This kid garanteed that the chick will put out AND he doesn't have to rent a goofy tux and act like he enjoys dancing for three hourse to get to the payoff.

/Genious
 
2011-05-10 06:22:43 PM  
In other news: High school kid learns that there are consequences for his actions.

He should thank the school, they just saved him a few hundred dollars and a lot of disappoinment. Take the girl to the after-party and have fun, and don't waste time with the lame dance.
 
2011-05-10 06:23:42 PM  
Just donk her in the parking lot while everyone else is dancing underneath a basketball goal covered with streamers and tinsel.
 
2011-05-10 06:25:16 PM  
When they say "safety risk", I assumed they meant the inherent risk in putting a student's full name in public view with giant lettering, not "oh he didn't tie off and wear a harness".

It's still absurd punishment but I at least see how they could arrive at banning him that way.
 
2011-05-10 06:25:44 PM  

bunnyThor: You can't dance if you want to.



/ S s s s A a a a F f f f E e e e T t t t Y y y y
// Safety
/// Risk


Y'know that dance wasn't as safe as they said it was.

k4mi: /Genious


*Facepalm*
 
2011-05-10 06:26:55 PM  

TheAngryGazebo: When they say "safety risk", I assumed they meant the inherent risk in putting a student's full name in public view with giant lettering, not "oh he didn't tie off and wear a harness".

It's still absurd punishment but I at least see how they could arrive at banning him that way.


I think they're addressing the fact that he only used double-sided tape to secure those cardboard letters. What if one of them fell and poked a kid's eye out?!?!?!
 
2011-05-10 06:29:46 PM  

bunnyThor: / S s s s A a a a F f f f E e e e T t t t Y y y y


Duhduh duhduh dundundun duhduh (new window)
 
2011-05-10 06:30:06 PM  
We should start a fund raiser for them to get a hotel room...
 
2011-05-10 06:30:53 PM  

lennavan: FirstNationalBastard: I see all the "well, now he gets to get laid without having to dress up like a dork and go to a shiatty, pointless dance" comments have been covered.

Yeah that was all I came here to say. No idea why though, I went to 5 proms and didn't get laid at a single one.


A woman who does not get laid just isn't trying.
 
2011-05-10 06:31:53 PM  
The girl, if she has feelings for the guy, shouldn't attend the prom. By attending, her action would only tell everyone that it's ok to punish a person of good records just for a little cute gesture of asking someone for a date.

Those school people are butt portals. Their prom must have been horrible that's why they don't want sweet and romantic stuff happening before, during, and after the event.
 
2011-05-10 06:33:03 PM  
"Safety risk" is a convenient excuse, I'll wager. It's likely the school didn't want more students doing the same thing in the future or taking it beyond this to real vandalism. It's not that what the kid did wasn't cool or harmless, it's that the school can't be seen as approving of it. This kid did it right and didn't damage anything, but some asshole probably wouldn't and would cause real trouble.
 
2011-05-10 06:33:14 PM  
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2011-05-10 06:33:27 PM  

TheAngryGazebo: When they say "safety risk", I assumed they meant the inherent risk in putting a student's full name in public view with giant lettering, not "oh he didn't tie off and wear a harness".

It's still absurd punishment but I at least see how they could arrive at banning him that way.


What's the risk in making 1 student's name public, especially if the name isn't tied to a face. Perhaps it's a lack of imagination, but I can't see any potential harm in making it known that someone named "Amanda" (or even, "Amanda Smith") goes to a particular school.

Hell, any given yearbook has *every* name in it, along with photos. By the standard of "1 name = danger," yearbooks should be classified double-top-secret.
 
2011-05-10 06:33:27 PM  

Notabunny: bunnyThor: / S s s s A a a a F f f f E e e e T t t t Y y y y

Duhduh duhduh dundundun duhduh (new window)


And this is why I love Fark....

/hate being too poor for my own TF
 
2011-05-10 06:34:11 PM  

GreenSun: The girl, if she has feelings for the guy, shouldn't attend the prom. By attending, her action would only tell everyone that it's ok to punish a person of good records just for a little cute gesture of asking someone for a date.


I disagree. If he likes her he knows the prom is a bigger deal for the ladies and should encourage her to go and have fun.
 
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