Friday, August 31, 2007

A truly inspired high school prank

I saw a brief story about this in this morning's Chicago Sun-Times and I was so hoping to find a picture -- and I found this instead!

According to this story in the Columbus Dispatch, the author of this prank, one Kyle Garchar, of Hilliard, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus) was given a three day in-school suspension as a result of this stunt. Garchar and his accomplice/girlfriend, Danielle Jewell, were also "banned from school activities for the rest of the semester."

You will see no "Free Kyle" protests here (although the semester-long ban seems a little harsh -- I'd have liked to see what he came up with for the first basketball game).

There are times when, as responsible adults, we must set our faces on grim and tsk-tsk gravely at a young person's behavior.

Of course, as soon as they leave the room, we can dissolve in hysterical laughter.

This is one of those times. (All the young people have left the room, right?)

I think this prank is extraordinarily creative and funny. But I'd never let that kid know I thought so....

16 comments:

rdl said...

Wow, you're right i'm impressed.

Pilgrim said...

What a bad bad boy.

When does he graduate, I want to hire him

The Curmudgeon said...

You know, Pilgrim, that's a really, really good summary of my attitude on this, too.

katherine. said...

see?...in some places education is paying off...

and yep...I'd want to hire him as well.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

when i saw the story i was thinking i wished one of my kids had thought of it first!

smiles, bee

tyvc

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Definately very creative.

Sarge Charlie said...

very creative, this made it to Fox News this morning.

landgirl said...

How did he figure that out? I am impressed but disappointed that the energy and creatvity went into something kinda trivial. Sorry, Cur, its that sports thing again.

Linda said...

Well thank the good Lord for You Tube, eh?

I'm kind of with Landgirl on this one, when are these kids going to use some of that creative energy and do something good with it? Sure, it's funny but it's also dismaying to see that kind of talent gone to waste.

And I bet you thought that you were supposed to be the curmudgeonly one, eh??

Lahdeedah said...

I think the semester-long ban is a wee bit harsh, but I thought the prank was truly inspired.

I mean, it required effort and thought, creative thinking, problem solving...

I saw it and laughed, and if it were my kid, well, since he's suspended in school and banned from activities, well I wouldn't punish him... ha.

may said...

it's funny. it's creative. i'm ambivalent about the rest.

JaniceNW said...

Great one. I will make sure my high school junior never sees it! LOL.

Ben & Bennie said...

I saw that story this morning. Did you know the girlfriend attends the rival school that the prank was pulled on? And I totally agree with your thoughts on this.

The Curmudgeon said...

Bennie -- no, I didn't know that detail. That makes it even better, doesn't it? (Maybe not for her....)

Sharon, Linda -- the display of organizational skill on this is so impressive but the prank is age-appropriate. He doesn't have the knowledge yet to solve world hunger -- but the skills he's displayed show that maybe he's the kind of guy who could... if given the opportunity.

Smalltown RN said...

We like that one too....pretty darn creative...

Skittles said...

Shame on him. Not really! :)