Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Laxative Cupcakes--Old Joke, and Not Even Funny

Not even imaginative:

Two Louisiana high school girls are fighting their expulsion and criminal charges after officials discovered laxative-laced cupcakes left in the teachers' lounge.

Jeannie Nguyen, 17, of Kenner, and Kamrin Kennedy, 17, of Marrero, were expelled from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy after their principal, Kristi Phillippi, found 22 cupcakes made with the over-the-counter laxative MiraLAX, The Times-Picayune reported.

Authorities said that Nguyen and Kennedy made the cupcakes as a senior prank....

First off, that prank is older than I am. Second, this is a real-live no-crap form of assault that deserves a stringent punishment.

I doubt they'll get the maximum 2-year prison term and $1,000 fine, but I'd like to see them get something significant. An apology letter and a few hours of community service is not satisfactory.

Oh, and if I were involved, I'd pursue civil damages as well.

10 comments:

Cameron said...

"No-crap" form? Are you sure?

But seriously, I agree. I would NOT be happy to have eaten on of those cupcakes, or thought it was funny. It's drugging teachers, plain and simple.

And that is the worst, ugliest spelling of my name, ever. Kamrin?!?! Her mother sounded it out phonetically, how cute.

Darren said...

When my baby sister was born, there was another lady in the same room as my dad's wife. They were going to name their daughter Rocksand.

My dad's wife gave the nurse her baby name book and asked her to give it to those parents....

Ellen K said...

Darren, read the Freakonomics chapter on baby names. It's so bizarre how some parents inflict strange names on kids just because they can.

persona said...

Knowing that none of you know them personally or even living in the area, I find it horribly insulting that you all are judging them. Also, Kamrin Kennedy is a guy, short news like this isn't considered reliable. The whole story isn't there or in any other newspapers and sites. At least go to the local news site that has part of the story before judging.

Darren said...

Yes, because I'm sure there's something in the local story that justifies sneaking laxatives into cupcakes. Not.

Lonicera said...

Hey, don't bag on strange names people! :)

Ellen K said...

Today there was a call over the PA for some girl named Maybe Garcia. It sounds almost like a question. Or an answer....

Anonymous said...

Loni-

Your name is SO not strange. What's strange is that you and your sister weren't reversed. You name the first kid Poppy, that's normal . . . then, the second one you name Lonicera, the genus(?) of poppies, that's cool.

It's still cool the other way, but it begs the question . . . how did your parents come up with the genus of poppies idea? Did they know they'd have two?

Dan

Whose son's middle name is Yzerman, so he shouldn't be talking,

And who came close to pronouncing your name correctly on the first day of school. At least I didn't do "Lonny Sara".

Anonymous said...

Just the justification needed for my daughter's school to ban homemade treats in class. So Safeway can bake cookies for them, but my far superior homemade cookies aren't okay. Fortunately, Safeway sells cookies in containers that can be opened and re-closed. Not that I would ever do anything to undermine this fully justifiable rule, of course.

Because all school rules are good -- like the one that requires my daughter not to run on the playground, or to play TAG. 'It' might have hurt feelings.

Jeez -- we used to play "Smear the Queer" with impunity. And we didn't mean 'queer' in any sexual way -- he was the guy with the ball, therefore the odd one out (queer). therefore the guy that we pummeled into the ground. Somehow, I survived, and I also got some exercise. Now we have PE twice a week, and they assign written work. Why?

Laxatives in cupcakes, though, IS funny. It should be punished, since it causes harm, but such is schaddenfreuden.

Dan

Darren said...

Actually, I think the only reason "queer" was used in the name was because it rhymed, and "smear the steer" sounds pretty dumb.