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Dirty Dirty Yearbook
I’m sure you’ve heard all about this story now. Most people I talked to who weren’t aware of this store responded with “cool!”.
It seems if you give kids free reign to publish whatever they want, especially if you tell them it’s OK, then they’re gonna publish something you’re not going to like. Now the school is going to spend tens of thousands of dollars reprinting the book. Somewhere between the yearbook adviser, Massaponax High School principal and Spotsylvania County School Board, is a very evident case of mismanagement. I guess I wouldn’t wanna give interviews either if I messed up on grand scale like this.
Also, who cares what people read in it? Nobody reads the yearbook unless they’re in the yearbook and the people who are in this yearbook wrote this yearbook. The only other time it’ll be looked at will be in the future when children, wives, friends, etc. look at your photo so they can laugh at you.
Here’s another thought: Instead of worrying about what’s available to be read by all the students (who also wrote it), maybe the administration should focus on some of the issues that were written about…like drugs, sex and pregnancy among it’s student body. But what do I know? I’m just a cartoonist.