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Hey dumbasses, pranks are retarded.

Here we are trying to improve education and some of you are talking about how to annoy the faculty? What the fuck are you thinking? From a purely tactical point of view that is suicide. Doing pranks is fucking immature and we do not want people to think that we are just destructive idiots who don't want to go to school.

I like a good prank or joke but we need to do other things too.
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Stickied. Smile

The occasional joke or relatively harmless prank is all good and well, but screwing things up just makes them take us less seriously than they already do.

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I agree with Soul. Some pranks are harmless and are a nice break from being too serious. The pranks Kirby's refering to are pretty stupid, though.
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True, pranks are good every now and then, but they definately shouldn't be done a lot.
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Can't disagre at all.

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i agree, but i have this malicious nature where i just cant help it sometimes, but i dont do big stupid pranks, i stay suddle, ok sometimes big ones but rarely and they are very carefully planned, and i never damage anyting, the pranks they were talking bout were groos, ok mst of them, i just like a little fun? whats wrong with fun? Sad Sad Sad

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Re: Hey dumbasses, pranks are retarded.

Kirby Wrote:Here we are trying to improve education and some of you are talking about how to annoy the faculty? What the fuck are you thinking? From a purely tactical point of view that is suicide. Doing pranks is fucking immature and we do not want people to think that we are just destructive idiots who don't want to go to school.

I like a good prank or joke but we need to do other things too.

yes but..... i agree that some are harmless and i wouldnt do it to faculty unless it was one teacher only and i really hated him/her. i would like to get back at some of the jerks who jeopardize trips, privilages and such for my whole fucking grade

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Be childish if you want. I want to change things for the better and not get petty revenge.
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udontmatter Wrote:yes but..... i agree that some are harmless and i wouldnt do it to faculty unless it was one teacher only and i really hated him/her. i would like to get back at some of the jerks who jeopardize trips, privilages and such for my whole fucking grade
I see how pranks could ocassionally be fun. But it doesn't seem like a very good way to get revenge, not to mention pretty immature.
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maybe not a prank but i need to get back at them b4 i eave the school

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Other than making yourself feel better, why should you "get back at them"?
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they deserve it and they are here on a free ride cause no one gets them into serious trouble and the whole grade is being pnished for ike maybe 6 kids

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Mmm. I agree. The only pranks I'd probably pull is something symbolic, something to open some eyes.

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Anonymous1.0 Wrote:Mmm. I agree. The only pranks I'd probably pull is something symbolic, something to open some eyes.
What are some of these symbolic pranks?
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Something like hijacking a PA system and reading a few eye-openers on air. Then some good music, because school is just plain dull.

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while it's true that too many pranks hurts more than it helps, the thing that always amuses me is when the anti-prank people say it will make them "not take us seriously." yes, that would certainly be a devastating change. i mean come on, right now we're only not allowed to vote, own property, get a job, sit in certain theaters, drink, bear arms, and speak out of turn. wouldn't want to jeopordize a sweet deal like that, would we? they've NEVER taken us seriously, and it doesn't matter how "mature" we act. might as well have some fun while we resist.

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Anonymous1.0 Wrote:Something like hijacking a PA system and reading a few eye-openers on air. Then some good music, because school is just plain dull.
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Rebelnerd Wrote:while it's true that too many pranks hurts more than it helps, the thing that always amuses me is when the anti-prank people say it will make them "not take us seriously." yes, that would certainly be a devastating change. i mean come on, right now we're only not allowed to vote, own property, get a job, sit in certain theaters, drink, bear arms, and speak out of turn. wouldn't want to jeopordize a sweet deal like that, would we? they've NEVER taken us seriously, and it doesn't matter how "mature" we act. might as well have some fun while we resist.
True, might as well act immature and have fun if that's how they're going to look at us anyways. And I like anonymous' idea, I might have to try that out.
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it's not a matter of us being 'immature', but getting our freedom and being equally treated. an adult can act stupid, but still gets all of the freedoms that come with being 'of age'.

until people realize how stupid they're being, it's not going to matter how 'immature' we are. until they realize that 'immaturity' shouldn't mean we don't get any freedoms, we are going to be stuck the way we are.

also, i think being 'immature' is a good thing because otherwise, you're just following a code of conduct that others say you should follow and you will eventually become exactly like everyone else. dull and boring.
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i have to agree with thought maker on this one
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Quote:also, i think being 'immature' is a good thing because otherwise, you're just following a code of conduct that others say you should follow and you will eventually become exactly like everyone else. dull and boring.

Following a code of conduct just because everyone says so is immature. Thinking for yourself is mature.

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pransk are fun, and if you are'nt trying to change things they are fine.

But if you are, then they shoudl be done ralrey.

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they can be effective in galvanizing a student body into protest or action if it's dramatic enough. their point isn't to change the enemy's mind, it's to open our allies' eyes.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Except people aren't the enemies.
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some people are. and even if they weren't, it still can inspire people to fight back and resist, even if it's just an established way of life they're resisting.

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Kirby Wrote:Except people aren't the enemies.

Umm kirby reread you sig..

Harmless jokes are ok but when you humilate somebody or you overflow toliets and crap in the sinks thats going to far.

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i cant pull any pranks off at my school, and if i do, its gotta be in an area without any cameras, and those places usually such to pull pranks in.

but i do know that the school security tapes tape over each other every 2 days lol.
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Quote:Following a code of conduct just because everyone says so is immature. Thinking for yourself is mature.


True but try telling that to brainwashed zombies. They will tell you the opposite.

Quote:while it's true that too many pranks hurts more than it helps, the thing that always amuses me is when the anti-prank people say it will make them "not take us seriously." yes, that would certainly be a devastating change. i mean come on, right now we're only not allowed to vote, own property, get a job, sit in certain theaters, drink, bear arms, and speak out of turn. wouldn't want to jeopordize a sweet deal like that, would we? they've NEVER taken us seriously, and it doesn't matter how "mature" we act. might as well have some fun while we resist.

Fuck yeah!!!!

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you didn't take into account the reactions of the other kids when the prank happens. nothing inspires them to resist more than seeing something big and funny happen. and the crackdown just raises public support for the pranksters. there will be copycats, and soon everybody is fighting back and questioning authority becomes "cool."
see, here's the point i'm trying to make. if a kid throws a smoke bomb, like you said, the teachers will say "See? These kids are rowdy and barbaric, they need rules! They need order!" but, dude, they already say that. it's too late to try and salvage respect from them because we never had any to begin with. they don't listen to pranks, but they also don't listen to reason. a prank isn't meant to convince them, it's meant to convince the other kids.

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are you sure? from what i've seen at my school, when someone does a prank, even if the police are called in, all it does is make kids more enthusiastic about fighting authority. and i don't think it's fair to say that they just do it because everyone else is, i think there are a lot of kids there with the potential to do some great pranks and resist authority, they just need someone to "wake them up," so to speak. to start the avalance sliding. they're not mindlessly following, they're just inspired.

and i think we're just going to have to agree to disagree on this "convincing" thing. i just don't think it's going to happen. the idea of young people's inferiority is so deeply ingrained in people's heads, it's going to take a lot more than even the most logical arguments to change that. personally, i think that whether young people are smart enough is irrelevent, even if they were all stupid they're still people and deserve to be heard. you can try to convince them of our maturity if you like, but i think it's time to actually make some progress.

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