Nothing like a good meme: Free Oleg!
Who remembers "Free Oleg"?
There was this guy, Oleg. He came to school with a "Disgruntled Postal Worker" costume -- vest with road flares & wires. This was when it was tasteless but hilarious, pre-Columbine.
The office told him it was tasteless, and to please take it the hell home. He stuffed it in his gym locker & forgot about it. A couple months later someone found it, thought it was a bomb, and a full-fledged bomb scare broke out at -30.
Oleg was suspended for two weeks.
There was one sign
on the Fishbowl window recruiting people to come to school with a "Free Oleg!" shirt on for the assembly on a Wednesday.
Somehow, there were at least 100 quarter-sheet signs bearing the logo floating about. Oleg's sentence got busted down to a week...
King Shawn nukes a cordless phone
This was ... wow. It had to have been '96 or '97 or thereabouts.
We were chatting. I heard the telltale signs of him getting bored. Him bored is dangerous. Him bored while stoned is even more so. He'd already slammed his nose in the door several times -- the first time by accident, the subsequent times to see if it would hurt any less. (It didn't.) Him:
"I wonder what would happen if I put this phone in the microwave."Me:
"Don't." Microwave door:
*slams shut* Microwave:
*beep beep beep HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM*Me:
"WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING, YOU IDIOT?" Phone:
"STOP IT, YOU IDIOT!!!"Microwave:
*HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM*Phone: *SZZCCHHHTTT POP SCCHCHCHTTHZZT POP POP HSSSST SZZZCTH* Me:
"YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY DOING THIS!!!!!!!!!" Phone: *SZT ZZZT HCCCT SZZT SZZT!*
*OMINOUS SILENCE*My phone:
"If you'd like to make a call..." Weird Al:
"He didn't. He didn't
. Oh, god, he did
." *facepalm* My phone:
*subdued* "That's my third phone today." Me:
... Current Mood: nostalgic
Welcome to the Library Monkeys' Livejournal center. It's not much, yet, but hey...
I was Queen of the Library Monkeys during the reign of King Shawn. My duties included being nice to people, diplomacy, and keeping the King from doing anything irrevokably idiotic.
May I note that Shawn was more of an idiot in my absence, and could have been a lot worse.
Anyway, welcome. Have fun, don't throw cheese, and make yourselves otherwise at home.