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Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh, those kids

A reader writes:

At a high school in Wisconsin, a group of boy students played a prank. They let three goats loose inside the school.

But before turning them loose, they painted numbers on the sides of the goats: 1, 2 and 4. School administrators spent most of the day looking for No. 3.

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

Comments (9)

Just for the nerds in the audience...

They should have let loose a fourth goat and numbered it 8.

4Chan FTW. LOL. Nice, crane.

About a month ago, my family and I returned home at about 10 in the evening after spending the day at my mothers house. We were quite surprised when we saw our front door open. Turns out our 2 goats had escaped and gotten in the house because SOMEONE hadn't shut the front door all the way (we live in a rural area with only 1 real neighbor, so we never lock our doors). Most of the damage was confined to one child's bed and bedroom. They must've been in there for hours. It was a disgusting mess, but now we've got quite the story to tell people about goats.

Just thinking about those critters must have gotten Jason's goa....oh, er uh, sorry.

My son wanted to do this with pigs when he graduated. But finding the animals to borrow proved problematic. Personally, I thought it was genius.

Snopes seems to indicate that the story is an urban legend.

The animals change, the locale changes, the designators change, but the administrators are always out looking for more....ha, ha.

Most online versions set the story in Montana, but one, in Florida, was for real and six students are facing criminal repercussions because they stole the two goats and then dumped a couple of gallons of vegetable oil for the animals to slip around in....resulting in significant vandalism to the school environs.

There are 10 kinds of people who read your point, Lex, those who got it and....

And Godfry, never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Or con, political campaign, business plan....

I am reminded of the farmer who doesn't want his watermelons stolen, so he puts up a sign saying, "One of these is poisoned." The next morning someone has written on the sign, "And now there are two."

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