|infinite zest |
Eh.. when we were kids we had a little schoolyard song:
"Glory glory Hallelulah/
Teacher Hit me with a ruler/
I hid behind the door with a loaded .44/
And the teacher don't teach no more"
These kids were probably just blowing off steam after some homework assignment ruined their weekend.
We had that on the East coast too. Somehow I don't think that would fly today.
Definitely. But it also didn't fly back then if people were around. If anything my parents and teachers were more paranoid about violence then today's: no Nintendo because of the zapper gun and games advocating "violence" like Super Mario, and no Star Wars or GI Joe for the same reason. If a teacher or parent heard us talking like that though, it'd be either a trip to the principal's office or you were grounded, and that was the end of that. I'm assuming these kids had access to games like GTA (or since they're on Youtube already at least the Lets Plays) and Trailer Park Boys which is a far cry from my parents' "cowboys and indians" or my generation's lack of respect for our elders, parents or otherwise.
To use a bit of a cliche, I was one of those kids who drew some fairly fucked up shit that was made totally public to my teachers. Truth is, I just liked skulls a lot (I think we can all say that we still do; I think skeleton is up there as one of the most linked things on poetv) and would make pictures of my family in front of a house as skeletons. To me, they were just fun to draw, and I was really wanting to go to Disneyland and ride Pirates of the Caribbean, something like that. And of course the parent teacher conference came along and the issue was addressed as a family. At the time I didn't really know how you even became a skeleton, and DEFINITELY loved my family.. flash forward some-20-odd years and most kids have access to violence in one way or another. If this was a person in his mid-20s playing GTA and saying "that's my ex girlfriend, etc". while gunning people down, I doubt people would panic.
Plus, the kids (or maybe the parents) were smart enough to delete the video as soon as it was seen by.. I'm assuming ten of their friends. The video literally had 34 views before the station picked it up and shared it. That means it was just a little bit of role playing, albeit fucked up, maybe something to be discussed, but nothing more. And what you have now is a shit show of people saying things like "poster children for abortion" and "we didn't act this way when we were kids" type shit. To the latter, yeah, we did. To the former, you've just made a kid feel that much worse about doing something stupid.
I've heard the loaded 44 version, but we used to sing:
So I knocked her in the bean with a rotten tangerine,
and her teeth came marching out.
Which I think is both funnier and more creative.
|Jet Bin Fever |
Pretty sure I did this at some point with my friends too. The difference was, we just played around in the basement and didn't film it and put it on the internet for thousands of people to see.
It's kinda like all those Goanimate videos, a few of which have been on here. It's all kids pissed off at their parents for being grounded, teachers for assigning them homework, or not taking them to Chuck-e-Cheese. You're a kid so your revenge is shooting up a Chuck-e-Cheese, your parents or your teacher. And nobody seems to be investigating those.
I remember this pretty vividly: I was a sophomore in high school in 1998 and there was a fundraiser for something or other, and if the seniors raised more than the teachers, they could make the faculty do whatever they wanted, like shave their heads or wear a dress. But that year, it was a fake gunfight complete with a "tar and feathering" of the principal at the end. A few weeks before the event, Kip Kinkel went on his rampage about 100 miles south in Springfield, Oregon. And then there was the more well-known Columbine shooting. At no point did anybody think that it'd be in poor taste to go through with the act, or question motives behind the students who suggested it. It was as innocent as that episode of the Simpsons where Principal Skinner gets cut in half by Bart's giant robot (I think) or my little montage in my head of Alice Cooper walking out of school, flipping a cigarette that ends in school literally being out..
These kids were dumb for filming it (and especially uploading it to youtube) but the real idiots are the radio station that somehow found a little video of two kids messing around, and made it a big thing.
I was once told that spraying deodorant on a light bulb would cause it to explode and I thought I could use this to murder a teacher I didn't like for no real reason.
Anyway my plan failed when she overheard me muttering that she would soon be dead while I was getting a bollocking about something or other. Also I realised that the lights were like 10 ft above us and that even if dry deodorant would cause a light bulb to explode (it wont) the bulb would basically have to be inserted into her brain to have a chance of killing her.
If she drank soda pop, you should've just pop-rock'd that shit while her back was turned. I hear it makes teachers explode.
Jesus, what's wrong with these kids? Don't they know the proper way to murder teachers? You can't strangle someone to death with a rubber band, you dolts - just pop a glock in her mouth and make a brain slushie.
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