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High school prank gets pranked
Nyack High School seniors claim their prank got pranked. Their intended prank was to remove all the desks and chairs from the classrooms and line them up in the field behind the school in the shape of a giant "2008." The principal had given them permission to do this. But during the night someone rearranged the desks into the shape of a penis. From

Senior Erin Cummings, 17, said about 100 seniors came to the school at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and worked for several hours arranging the desks. But it seems another group came out to the field afterward and rearranged the desks in the shape of a penis, leaving the image that way for everyone to find yesterday morning.
"Personally, it was upsetting to see all our hard work turn into a huge penis," Cummings said, though she conceded she was proud her class was able to cause a little chaos for the day.

Of course, the paper just had to interview a student named Cummings for this story.

Creating gigantic representations of the male anatomy on hillsides or in fields is a tradition that goes back thousands (maybe even tens of thousands) of years. The Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorchester is the most famous example of this. It's interesting how, despite the school administration's effort to impose a neutered form of the prank on the students, the old ways reassert themselves. Human nature just doesn't change much.

Surprisingly, I can't find any pictures of the Nyack penis. I felt sure the media would come through with one.

Update: Got a picture! (Thanks, Nyacker)

Posted by The Curator on Thu Jun 05, 2008

As far as I'm concerned it's not a prank if you have permission. My hearty respect to whoever reconfigured the desk into a big cock.
Posted by Renquist  in  Glasgow, Scotland  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  06:06 PM
Ren, I was thinking the same thing (about the permission part). And I half wonder if the seniors didn't make the change themselves.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  06:53 PM
Nyack students have pictures:

Posted by Nyacker  in  Nyack, NY  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  09:00 PM
I'm guessing they got permission from the principal to hide the fact that they were going to arrange the desks into the huge member in the first place.
Posted by Phil  on  Thu Jun 05, 2008  at  11:15 PM
Yup. That's what I was thinking. The principal got pwned.
Posted by outeast  on  Fri Jun 06, 2008  at  02:39 AM
cool smile

This is My Alma Mater - Go NYACK - Beats OUR SP 10 Fold
Posted by Christine  in  Monroe NY  on  Fri Jun 06, 2008  at  09:11 AM
"Personally, it was upsetting to see all our hard work turn into a huge penis," Cummings said" ...

Yeah, that's the same thing my parents said about me.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Tool, Texas  on  Tue Jun 10, 2008  at  08:47 PM
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