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2013-05-19 01:27:12 AM  

blockhouse: Shoot, I would have done something like this if it would have meant I got to skip graduation.  The graduation ceremony is boring.  Some blowhard talking for nearly an hour and a half, then some other blowhard reading the names of everyone in the class, who then walk across a stage to receive an empty cardboard folder (the actual diplomas are married later).  When all anyone wants to do is GTFO and go party with their friends.  I've been the unwilling victim of four of my own graduation ceremonies (high school, two bachelors' degrees, and pharmacy school) and have hated every one.


I was in the high school orchestra, plus my sister is four years older than I am. I had to sit through FIVE, and play Pomp & Circumstance for four of those. When my friends who were a year younger asked me to come to their graduation the year after, I said flat out no. Apparently that really offended them for some reason.

tuna fingers: Thousands of dollars? Um... No. I hire a pest control guy for the shopping center I manage and I get him to spray emergency flare-ups of cockroaches for 100 bucks a pop. To perform routine maintenance on a half million s.f. of retail space costs $275.


Hell I'd just send the known participants out with those canister vacuums with the long hose/wand thing. "Vacuum EVERY bug you find, I don't care what kind it is. When you're done, change the bag, and then do it again. Twice."

/that's how dad dealt with the moths for a few months
//then he found out they'd invaded the instant pudding mix in the cupboard...
 
2013-05-19 01:31:19 AM  

HotWingAgenda: You don't actually get graded for kindergarten. That's why 1st grade starts with... wait for it.... 1st f*cking grade. This lady is saying her son got held back.


But Kindergarten is a year. My school district requires it before the kid can go into 1st grade. It's where the kid learns discipline (listening to the teacher) and makes sure that things like letters and numbers are understood. (not math or spelling mind you, just the basics). Graded or not the right Kindergarten teacher forms the kids attitude towards being taught from the beginning. As such it counts towards the years total of being educated.
 
2013-05-19 01:35:00 AM  
Ah yes, but when Bill Gates releases tons of mosquitos people bow down and kiss his ass.

/Must be the money!!!!
 
2013-05-19 01:35:52 AM  

tuna fingers: Thousands of dollars? Um... No. I hire a pest control guy for the shopping center I manage and I get him to spray emergency flare-ups of cockroaches for 100 bucks a pop. To perform routine maintenance on a half million s.f. of retail space costs $275.


An infestation =/= routine maintenance

/nice try but no
 
2013-05-19 01:36:14 AM  
We released pigeons. The janitors ended up shooting them with air rifles after school was let out.
 
2013-05-19 01:38:05 AM  
LOL - I call someone a douchenozzle and the comment gets deleted for name calling? fark you Fark!
 
2013-05-19 01:41:23 AM  
Or you could just sweep most of them out the door and ignore the rest. They're crickets, not flesh-devouring locusts.
 
2013-05-19 01:41:40 AM  
"Stop playing with your food."

             - United Nations Committee on Eating Bugs
 
2013-05-19 01:44:30 AM  
This one time in high school we did this stuff and it was awesome.  Then we did some other cool stuff....that on reflection wasn't that great.

Then we lived the rest of our lives and now we're getting older and.....life sucks.

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2013-05-19 01:47:04 AM  
A lot of fat asses at that school. Tell 'em, "50 laps around the track and we'll let you back in the graduation ceremony."
 
2013-05-19 01:50:13 AM  
"What? There are consequences for our actions? As in consequences that will actually be imposed? I'm so used to my parents threatening to punish me and then caving." - All of those morons
 
2013-05-19 02:06:32 AM  

Radioactive Ass: How could anyone think that releasing an infestation of insects was a good or funny idea?


Crickets are loud, and rather messy, but they're basically harmless. And I'm just guessing, but the ones these kids released were probably feeder crickets purchased from a pet store. Not sure whether that will make the infestation easier to take care of, but it might. Feeder crickets always seem softer, somehow. Maybe that will make them more susceptible to whatever chemicals the pest control people use? (I'd Google it, but meh.)

Anyway, it could have been much worse.

i43.tinypic.com

Assuming there's a painless way to transport a live nest, anyway.

/Doubtful
 
2013-05-19 02:14:04 AM  
Actually crickets can be fairly destructive. They can do damage to fabric, leather and fur and are especially destructive to silk and woolens.  I think they may also eat paper. On the other hand, they don't usually survive long indoors.
 
2013-05-19 02:15:53 AM  

Mock26: They got caught, so they should be punished.  Hopefully the class behind them will learn from this mistake and not get caught when they pull off their stupid senior prank.


you forgot the - Get Off My Lawn poster - here

obama4usa.files.wordpress.com

*jesus, lighten up Francis*
 
2013-05-19 02:24:56 AM  

Canton: Crickets are loud, and rather messy, but they're basically harmless.



Unless they get into the food prep areas of the cafeteria.  Then you have a health violation that can get the cafeteria shut down.

Also they will eat the glue in book spines.
 
2013-05-19 02:27:32 AM  
Crickets are loud,


That's the main issue I see. Other students are trying to study for finals and this prank is disputing the learning environment.
 
2013-05-19 02:31:31 AM  

Bonobo62: How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.



Dad was a high school principal for 25 years. Anytime someone did a stunt or some vandalism they always got caught.  I can remember one time where a bunch of kids spray painted the back of the school.  Made the news and everything.  I asked him if they had caught the people who did it.  He said "Just give it a week."  Sure enough they caught them all and they ended up reimbursing the school system for the cleanup.  I asked him at the end of the school year how did they ever figure out who did it?

He said it was actually quite simple...

"They talked."

Kids can't keep their mouths shut.  They always have to brag to their friends "Yeah... I'm the one who did that!"  And at some point they'ren going to run their mouth to the wrong person and then you've got them.    Only way to truly succeed is for you to never ever admit it - and that's almost impossible for a kid to do.

Those who do keep quiet become legends.  Most kids who pull stunts don't make it into that catagory...
 
2013-05-19 02:33:38 AM  

gregscott: Actually crickets can be fairly destructive. They can do damage to fabric, leather and fur and are especially destructive to silk and woolens.  I think they may also eat paper. On the other hand, they don't usually survive long indoors.


Lachwen: Unless they get into the food prep areas of the cafeteria.  Then you have a health violation that can get the cafeteria shut down.

Also they will eat the glue in book spines.


Ahh. Yeah, that could be a problem. But what are the odds that these are wild crickets the students went out and caught?

Store-bought crickets aren't bred to be survivors...
 
2013-05-19 02:38:11 AM  

ZeroCorpse: red5ish: This situation calls for lizards.  Hungry, hungry lizards. Let the games begin!

Yeah, then they need to release giant snakes to eat the lizards, then weasels to eat the snakes, and eventually they'll have a school full of gorillas and nobody will have any idea how to deal with that infestation.


ekostoriesdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-19 02:38:41 AM  

il Dottore: Luminiferous Aether: Douchebags, generations of them, through and through. Parents, your little snowflakes perpetrated a prank that is costly and time-consuming to deal with. You should've raised your crotchfruit to be more creative and less destructive, and having your kiddies not walk is the perfect punishment for them, and you.

"...and further more, you kids get off my lawn!"

Who switched arthritis cream for your bedside lotion? I'll bet you wore sweaters to school.

By the time I was a senior in high school I had participated in releasing the FFA chickens into the main building,
dragged the Assistant Principal's Volkwagen Bug into the main hallway and chained it to a drinking fountain (running), painted Limburger cheese over the heating system intake vents (night before everybody came back from Christmas break), emptied a dump truck of horse manure onto the Senior Lawn, and painted the interior of the band room black. What's a few crickets?

Of course, I never got caught and I believe the statute of limitations for retroactive flunking has expired.


You sound fat.
 
2013-05-19 02:39:16 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1: Bonobo62: How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.


Dad was a high school principal for 25 years. Anytime someone did a stunt or some vandalism they always got caught.  I can remember one time where a bunch of kids spray painted the back of the school.  Made the news and everything.  I asked him if they had caught the people who did it.  He said "Just give it a week."  Sure enough they caught them all and they ended up reimbursing the school system for the cleanup.  I asked him at the end of the school year how did they ever figure out who did it?

He said it was actually quite simple...

"They talked."

Kids can't keep their mouths shut.  They always have to brag to their friends "Yeah... I'm the one who did that!"  And at some point they'ren going to run their mouth to the wrong person and then you've got them.    Only way to truly succeed is for you to never ever admit it - and that's almost impossible for a kid to do.

Those who do keep quiet become legends.  Most kids who pull stunts don't make it into that catagory...


shiat, I'm still afraid to cop to some of the things I did, almost thirty years later.  What's the statute of limitations on setting the lockers on fire?
 
2013-05-19 03:26:03 AM  

Bonobo62: How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.


They probably recorded it, posted it on YouTube, then linked that on their Duckfacebook page, for which all the school administrators had the password.
 
2013-05-19 04:00:52 AM  

Radioactive Ass: How could anyone think that releasing an infestation of insects was a good or funny idea?


It worked for Moses.
 
2013-05-19 04:56:26 AM  
Between having been in high school, and being a high school teacher, this one rates a "meh." That's not to say I disagree with them not being allowed to walk. Consequences, and whatnot.

When I was a freshman, the senior class filled the asst. principal's (in charge of discipline) office with balloons, floor to ceiling, wall to wall. (His secretary was cool as hell, and let them in.) It was funny, and mostly harmless.

Last year at my school, they dumped baby oil on the stairs in one of the stairwells. Then did it two more times in two other stairwells. Not funny, not cool. They were lucky no one got hurt. Some, but not all of the perpetrators were caught, and didn't walk. They were lucky no one was injured. (A couple of kids ended up with bumps and bruises, but for the most part, the majority of the kids preternaturally knew not to use those stairs!)

Now Karo syrup on the bannisters? That's a whole 'nother story! (Not that I'd know anything about that.)
 
2013-05-19 05:02:44 AM  

HotWingAgenda: That is just embarrassing.


13 years = Kindergarten + 1st -12th grade.

Looks like you should've stayed in high school a bit longer.
 
GBB
2013-05-19 06:18:40 AM  

tuna fingers: Thousands of dollars? Um... No. I hire a pest control guy for the shopping center I manage and I get him to spray emergency flare-ups of cockroaches for 100 bucks a pop. To perform routine maintenance on a half million s.f. of retail space costs $275.


Your shopping center and it's operating budget isn't paid for by tax dollars.  The school is spending "thousands" for pest control because it's not their money.
 
2013-05-19 06:56:02 AM  
"highschool" is just day care for young adults. If they learn anything it's by accident.
 
2013-05-19 07:05:45 AM  
Parsons says her son should be forced to assist in cleaning the bugs out of the school or pay for the cleaning, but after working 13 years toward earning a diploma, he shouldn't be kept out of the graduation ceremony.

Lady, what you've just described is called restitution. Where is the punishment in your proposal? Or would you rather your son be arrested and charged as an adult, seeing as he is probably over 18? I can see where these clowns get their douche genes from.
 
2013-05-19 07:15:44 AM  
Senior's dad owned an auto repair shop
Senior got 30 or so worn out tires from dad's shop.
Senior and buddies climbed the flagpole in front of the school and put the tires over it.

It took the custodial staff a few days to develop a strategy...
 
2013-05-19 07:15:50 AM  
I know a way out of hell.  You find a young cricket boy who has been orphaned, and you adopt him and raise him as your own.  But you raise him as a grasshopper.
 
2013-05-19 07:27:53 AM  
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2013-05-19 08:18:41 AM  

ypsifly: As if sitting through boring speeches while wearing a ridiculous costume compares to the fun that you can have as a college student, graduating, then having a chance at a real life.

Good chance that you won't know the other kids that you hung out with in high school a year or two from now.  These kids think that the friends they have now will be there when they have moved on.  It ain't like that.

Life is NOT an American Pie movie...get over it.


Life probably turned out that way for you because your high school friends were DB's.

I still regularly hang out with my closest HS friends regularly and we're spread across a city of 4million.
 
2013-05-19 08:31:15 AM  
At our graduation we had been told "no throwing of the caps in the air" by the principal. I don't remember why he told us that, maybe he thought it wasn't dignified or something.

Anyway, that made all us seniors really upset, so the word spread amongst us graduating students that instead of our caps, we were to bring frisbees in under our gowns and throw them. Somehow the principal found out about this; when we were assembled in the auditorium for the procession out into the gym where we'd get our diplomas, he got up in front of us. "I have heard that some of you may have brought frisbees to throw instead of your caps," he said. "If you will bring the frisbees up to the stage, I'll allow your caps to be thrown instead."

I guess he was expecting a few frisbees. Suddenly there were hundreds of frisbees flying through the air of all colors and sizes. Our graduating class was over 300, and about 2/3 of us had brought the discs to throw. The stage was literally covered in them.

/yes we threw our caps in the air
 
2013-05-19 08:41:27 AM  

Radioactive Ass: HotWingAgenda: You don't actually get graded for kindergarten. That's why 1st grade starts with... wait for it.... 1st f*cking grade. This lady is saying her son got held back.

But Kindergarten is a year. My school district requires it before the kid can go into 1st grade. It's where the kid learns discipline (listening to the teacher) and makes sure that things like letters and numbers are understood. (not math or spelling mind you, just the basics). Graded or not the right Kindergarten teacher forms the kids attitude towards being taught from the beginning. As such it counts towards the years total of being educated.


Kindergarten is not important, it is only a public funded daycare.  No college or job turns you down for coloring outside the lines or cutting crooked when you were five.  No HS in the country can turn you down for a diploma if you were not in that kindergarten required state when you started school.

/sorry Jimmy, you just finished HS.  However you moved here without your kindergarten diploma and therefore will have to take kindergarten to get your real diploma
//sorry Mr. Johnson, we decided to deny your academic scholarship after we found your cut & paste transcripts from kindergarten.  You should've known this will be in your permanent record.
 
2013-05-19 08:52:03 AM  
Meh, they're just crickets. It's not like they released skunks
 
2013-05-19 08:53:12 AM  
2000 crickets were released at my younger brother's baccalaureate service way back in 1977.

It was held in one of the very first Christian mega-churches, we were sitting high in this arena-like faciilty and the grads were on the floor. We couldn't figure out why all the grads started stomping their feet.

Good times.
 
2013-05-19 09:34:17 AM  

HotWingAgenda: ZeroCorpse: HotWingAgenda: Some kids at my school did the cricket thing.  It got cleaned up within a day or so and everyone, including school administration, moved on with their lives.  We had other bugs infesting the school anyways, and crickets are harmless.

Also:
after working 13 years toward earning a diploma, he shouldn't be kept out of the graduation ceremony

That is just embarrassing.

Who should be embarrassed here?

13 years = Kindergarten + 1st-12th grades.

You don't actually get graded for kindergarten.  That's why 1st grade starts with... wait for it.... 1st f*cking grade.  This lady is saying her son got held back.


Yes, yes you do. With a real report card and everything.

lack of warmth: Kindergarten is not important, it is only a public funded daycare.


Your state must suck at education. Kindergarten is now what first grade once was. UPK is what kindergarten used to be.
 
2013-05-19 09:40:26 AM  
Four of us did alarm clock day. Bought 40 or so wind up alarm clocks and set them to go off within a minute or two of each other. Hide them all over the school. About the time they would find one, the next would go off. Harmless fun that even the superintendent mentioned in his graduation ceremony speech.
 
2013-05-19 09:53:06 AM  
I would have done something like this just to been able to sit out the ceremony. My parents still made me go.
 
2013-05-19 10:13:04 AM  
Guess I'm going to go all Old Guy here:

Congrats on your successful completion of 12 years of indoctrination  Please note that this does not entitle you to start breaking stuff, insulting people, and causing damage to taxpayer funded buildings. Nobody likes dickheads disrupting the lives of normal people.

/save it for your frat house.
 
2013-05-19 10:13:24 AM  
Those kids should have been beheaded.
 
2013-05-19 10:14:41 AM  

Lachwen: I was the only person in my graduating class to pull a senior prank.  I just went to school early one morning and put up a "please use other door" sign on every external door on the building.  The signs on the double doors had arrows on them pointing to each other.  Then I sat near the main entrance with my friends and laughed and laughed at all the other kids as they showed up and couldn't figure out how to get into the building.  I thought most people would ignore the signs, but most of them stood there, staring, clearly unsure if they were actually allowed to use the doors or not.  It was hysterical to watch.  My friends and I all got a good laugh out of it, most of the staff thought it was funny, and I hadn't broken a single rule so the few sticks-in-the-mud who weren't amused couldn't get me in trouble for it.

/cool story


That's brilliant! Harmless and funny without causing any damage.

My senior class prank was kind of lame- we went around town and took a bunch of real estate agent signs and put them in the front lawn of the school.
 
2013-05-19 10:38:20 AM  

Lachwen: I was the only person in my graduating class to pull a senior prank.  I just went to school early one morning and put up a "please use other door" sign on every external door on the building.  The signs on the double doors had arrows on them pointing to each other.  Then I sat near the main entrance with my friends and laughed and laughed at all the other kids as they showed up and couldn't figure out how to get into the building.  I thought most people would ignore the signs, but most of them stood there, staring, clearly unsure if they were actually allowed to use the doors or not.  It was hysterical to watch.  My friends and I all got a good laugh out of it, most of the staff thought it was funny, and I hadn't broken a single rule so the few sticks-in-the-mud who weren't amused couldn't get me in trouble for it.

/cool story


Yeah, that's a good prank.  Funny, no harm done, easy cleanup.
 
2013-05-19 11:52:53 AM  

o5iiawah: Senior's dad owned an auto repair shop
Senior got 30 or so worn out tires from dad's shop.
Senior and buddies climbed the flagpole in front of the school and put the tires over it.

It took the custodial staff a few days to develop a strategy...


My first thought: set the whole thing on fire.
 
2013-05-19 12:46:13 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Their conscience was not their guide.


*applause*
 
2013-05-19 01:05:28 PM  

namegoeshere: HotWingAgenda: ZeroCorpse: HotWingAgenda: Some kids at my school did the cricket thing.  It got cleaned up within a day or so and everyone, including school administration, moved on with their lives.  We had other bugs infesting the school anyways, and crickets are harmless.

Also:
after working 13 years toward earning a diploma, he shouldn't be kept out of the graduation ceremony

That is just embarrassing.

Who should be embarrassed here?

13 years = Kindergarten + 1st-12th grades.

You don't actually get graded for kindergarten.  That's why 1st grade starts with... wait for it.... 1st f*cking grade.  This lady is saying her son got held back.

Yes, yes you do. With a real report card and everything.

lack of warmth: Kindergarten is not important, it is only a public funded daycare.

Your state must suck at education. Kindergarten is now what first grade once was. UPK is what kindergarten used to be.


Regardless of the long-term academic benefits of kindergarten, the kid leaves home every day, and spends that day in a classroom, with a teacher, and classmates that he/she may spend the next 12 years of their life with. Every day. In a classroom. So, yeah. 13 years.
 
2013-05-19 01:21:07 PM  

lack of warmth: Kindergarten is not important, it is only a public funded daycare.


No. Kindergarten is where the little monsters learn how to behave in a classroom by giving them academic and social preparation for the first grade . A good Kindergarten teacher will make a world of difference in how the kid behavesin the classroom for the next few years (at least). They learn structure, discipline and how to behave around others. It's the crappy Kindergarten teachers treat it like state funded day care. Teachers who teach grades 1-3 can almost always tell who their students Kindergarten teachers were in the first day of class by how they act. That's how important kindergarten is in setting the kid up to succeed or fail in primary school. If it was intended to be just daycare then it never would have been a part of the public school system.
 
2013-05-19 01:47:51 PM  

Lachwen: I was the only person in my graduating class to pull a senior prank.  I just went to school early one morning and put up a "please use other door" sign on every external door on the building.  The signs on the double doors had arrows on them pointing to each other.  Then I sat near the main entrance with my friends and laughed and laughed at all the other kids as they showed up and couldn't figure out how to get into the building.  I thought most people would ignore the signs, but most of them stood there, staring, clearly unsure if they were actually allowed to use the doors or not.  It was hysterical to watch.  My friends and I all got a good laugh out of it, most of the staff thought it was funny, and I hadn't broken a single rule so the few sticks-in-the-mud who weren't amused couldn't get me in trouble for it.

/cool story


These days, the administration would have invoked "disrupting the educational system". The more they were laughed at as being morons, the more vindictive.
 
2013-05-19 04:24:51 PM  
In other news, kids continue to mostly be little jerks.
 
2013-05-19 06:06:58 PM  

Bonobo62: Tsar_Bomba1: Bonobo62: How the hell did they get caught? Are kids these days announcing their pranks and trying to take credit? I've done much worse than just a few thousand crickets, but never let anyone pin any of it on me.


Dad was a high school principal for 25 years. Anytime someone did a stunt or some vandalism they always got caught.  I can remember one time where a bunch of kids spray painted the back of the school.  Made the news and everything.  I asked him if they had caught the people who did it.  He said "Just give it a week."  Sure enough they caught them all and they ended up reimbursing the school system for the cleanup.  I asked him at the end of the school year how did they ever figure out who did it?

He said it was actually quite simple...

"They talked."

Kids can't keep their mouths shut.  They always have to brag to their friends "Yeah... I'm the one who did that!"  And at some point they'ren going to run their mouth to the wrong person and then you've got them.    Only way to truly succeed is for you to never ever admit it - and that's almost impossible for a kid to do.

Those who do keep quiet become legends.  Most kids who pull stunts don't make it into that catagory...

shiat, I'm still afraid to cop to some of the things I did, almost thirty years later.  What's the statute of limitations on setting the lockers on fire?


Well if we're talking actual damage then yeah... might want to keep quiet about it.  Property destruction is usually frowned upon.

I think the kid's parents who ended up having the paint sand-blasted off of the back of the school were out something like $1000 per kid.  It was expensive.
 
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