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Monday, June 30, 2008

Crude Junior High Vandalism

The other day someone brought up Jon McBride, an astronaut and would-be governor from West Virginia in conversation and it reminded me of something from junior high.

In 1994, McBride was firing up a potential political career by raising his profile statewide. One of the things that he did was send out autographed pictures to several schools. By the time the '96 election rolled around, he decided to run for governor. He opted to do so as a Republican, as the Democratic field already had the prom queen and the captain of the football team running for class president the office and his only GOP opposition was set to be a perennial also-ran, but that is a tale for another day.

Anyway, rather than framing the photo, they pinned it to a bulletin board in the busiest hallway in the building.

So the nice photo that once looked like this (note: the autograph is fake and is for demonstration purposes only:

Was vandalised like this:

Out of respect to Mr. McBride, I'm not going to overlay the images, but you get the idea.

As for me, I took no such part in such crude juvenile shenanigans.

I just wrote "AC/DC rulz."

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Blogger The Film Geek said...

That's funny. I used to write a simiular graphic on papers at my junior high. The initials I said sux dicks was different, though. And usually had a picture of an ax beside it. :)

Monday, June 30, 2008  
Blogger Chris James said...

Well, thankfully for both of us, what my classmate wrote was kind of true (at least by HS anyway).

Wednesday, July 02, 2008  

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