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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Joys Of Being Parents Of Teenagers

So tonight, my youngest son is trying to get to sleep, when he hears a car loudly peeling away from in front of our house. He gets up to see what's going on, and finds -- this:

(Oldest son pictured) It was a pretty thorough job of TP'ing -- probably 10 6 rolls; here's another angle:

It's lucky we found it tonight, since our sprinklers turn on before any of us go to work in the morning. At first, we wondered which of our three teenagers might be the target of the TPing; then we found a clue in the yard:

We assume that "HALO" indicates not that it was disgruntled California Angels fans, but rather the oldest son's video game-playing buddies. Just another example of how video games are warping the minds of America's youth! After all, did any of us do this to our friends in the days before video games?

Update 0718 21 June: Upon overnight reflection, I reduced the estimated number of rolls used from 10 to 6. TP is like lube oil -- when it's all over the place, the amount you think you're seeing is always overestimated.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well its gosh darn scary to the old folk, ya know. I had a 0200 call from my parents telling me that there were "people" outside TPing the yard and the police wouldn't do a damn thing. The neighbors even called and zippo. Wish someone on the show CSI would have been investigating the perps left one clue: a sock. (we gave it to the dog to rip apart) But yeah, scary stuff. Ya know the best way of getting toilet paper out of an exhaust pipe? ag

6/21/2007 11:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our neighbors had their house TP'd just days after we moved in last summer. Oh gosh, they were SO embarrased and even had the teenager come to our house to apologize and since the crazy teenagers also used newspaper strips that added to the clean up fun. We had newspaper all over our backyard from the wind. Fun! We (meaning me) were actually not that upset, I guess it helped that we didn't have to clean it up.

6/24/2007 10:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my day is was considered gauche to use less than 16 rolls. My best friend had a station wagon.

As I got older, subtlety was de rigeur. We toilet papered the inside of the house.

Young people today need mentors like me in the YW/YM program.

I strongly suspect that being military brats had a lot to do with our planning and execution.

6/25/2007 12:15 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And with that station wagon, we could pile in a load of young people and lots of TP and hit several houses in a night.

Algore would tear his implants out.

6/25/2007 12:17 PM

Blogger Trickish Knave said...

The joys of youth. I remember making my high school French teacher's yard look like awinter wonderland. It was quite a feat to launch a roll and make it over the house.

We also spent a little more money and bought placticware. Hundreds of knives, forks, and spoons sticking up in the yard is pretty funny.

6/25/2007 12:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh c'mon...TPing is a treasured pastime...and saying video games is the cause - is influenced from news stories that said "the perpertrators commenly played doom". if there IS a game that portrays TPing...i have yet to find it.

6/28/2007 9:58 AM


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