The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Monday, August 30, 2004
ADMINISTRATORS FROM MARS: By now most of you have probably heard about the high school student in Georgia who
got in trouble for wearing a shirt that said "Hempstead, NY 516." Hempstead is a real city in New York -- the kid's hometown -- but a school official was convinced that it was a drug reference.

It reminded me of some high schoolers I heard on Houston's Pacifica station in the late '80s. Their principal was a hardcore Christian given to reading prayers over the school intercom, even though this was a public school. He had enacted a rule against wearing black, on the grounds that such clothes were "Satanic."

I called in with a suggestion. Stop wearing black, I said -- and spread the word, loudly, that "the new Satanic color" is green. Wear green relentlessly and defiantly. Either the guy will ignore it, in which case you get the pleasure of insulting him without repercussions, or -- more likely -- he'll ban green, too.

Then move on to red.

It'll be a Sherman's march through the rainbow.


posted by Jesse 4:20 PM
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