Thursday, October 26, 2006

Brief Story - Pardon the Pun

A Canadian Press story published on October 26 exposes the silliness of a Long Beach, NY high school principal. Nicholas Restivo banned Captain Underpants from the annals of Superhero history at least at his school. The popular superhero is a character from a series of children's books. While he hasn't endeared himself to most parents, the kids love the bathroom humour.

Three students wore beige leotards and nude stockings under white briefs and red capes on the school's Superhero Day. The principal claimed they appeared to be naked, although he clarified that he knew that they weren't naked.

While Restivo figuratively got his shorts in a knot, the three 17-year-old girls poo pooed the idea that they were naked or that they had done anything inappropriate. Excuse my confusion but don't most superheros look like they are in their underpants? And why would you hold a Superhero Day that even Superman or Batman couldn't show up at?

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