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[–] 0011000100100111101 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago  (edited ago)

back in grade school we had to write a poem about politics. i gave fuck all about the subject but i had to hand in the assignment. i copied a poem about Nixon from MAD magazine (shows age) and handed it in expecting a passing mark. the fucking teacher found it so funny he sent it in to a national poem contest behind my back. about 4 months later after i long forgot about the poem we all had to go into the auditorium for an announcement. the announcement was i had come in second in this contest i didn't even know about and received an award and the school was given a money grant. somehow i didn't get caught in all this that award is in a dump somewhere 40 years now.

[–] GrandNagus 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

The time before computers manipulating and monitoring everything was quite glorious.

[–] 0011000100100111101 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

i welcome the EMP

[–] Civil_Warrior 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

[–] BlowjaySimpson 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Similar story.

Gave no shits about some stupid High School Engrish assignment.

For some reason my mom was interested in the assignment and said she'd just do the poem for me, which was odd, as after about 3rd grade, they never really helped me on any homework.

She does some over the top bullshit in about 30 minutes about the Cliffs of Dover and my English teacher thought I shit gold from then on. Asked if I would like to submit it to the contest, and that he thought I could win. I said yes and played the part, but I don't think it won anything.

Also, pre-internet, my dad won a poem contest by turning in the lyrics of Circus of Heaven.

[–] lord_nougat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Lol! I impressed some dumb hippies in college at a silly poetry reading by reciting Dead Kennedys lyrics.

[–] UrCoolerOlderBrother 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I guess it runs in the family lol...

I once turned in a test with "abracadabra" written for every answer.... it didn't work.

[–] Civil_Warrior ago 

Nigger authors do this in the modern day to unwittingly spread jew propaganda.

[–] madmardigan 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I can guarantee, the writers of MAD would have had your back on receiving an award and laughed hysterically about it.

[–] fartyshorts 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What, me winner?

[–] Banned4Truth 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

HA HA in 1984 I did the exact same thing!! English teacher told us to write a parody and I had no idea. Waited right up to the end and copied a poem from MAD magazine "Casey up to bat" and handed it in. Few days later she' hands back our assignments except she tells me my poem wasn't exactly a parody but instead decides the poem was so good she read it to the class. I didn't know if she was trolling me, trying to make me embarrassed for cheating but couldn't prove I cheated. But she read it and I sunk into my desk. Got an A. LOL

Thank you MAD magazine.

[–] lenisnore ago 

That's a well known poem from 1888; there's no way she didn't know