OK, for the most part, we were a pretty decent class. If Frank Lilos was our biggest troublemaker, and he went on to be a cop, we must have been pretty tame. Still, there's always room for improvement. Here are the top 3 phrases/names from our school that were . . . ah . . . not so nice.
"Clem Sux" - Actually Clem posted a comment over at the West Point Skateboard Gang blog - how awesome is that? He seems to have a pretty good sense of humor over the graffiti regarding him etched everywhere. Better than I probably would have had anyways.
"Scapper" - I never had Mr. Craig for Social Studies. I can't say, though, I've heard many good things about him. Feel free to disagree with me in the comments. When I had school detention a couple times*, he was the teacher running it, and he was . . . um . . . kind of a dick. Course, I don't think I would have been too keen on supervising school detention either.
"Rubbernuts" - I had Mr. Ryerson for Social Studies in my junior year. He was actually a pretty good teacher when all the classroom management nonsense wasn't going on. I always pictured his wife and him at a cocktail party or some other gathering and his wife saying,"Yes, Fred is still teaching at the high school and the kids just have the silliest nickname for him - Rubbernuts." Once I turned in my notebook or an assignment or some such during my lunch period while he was teaching a freshman class of Social Studies (I think it was the class that threw his desk out the window ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL). As I was turning in whatever I was giving him, Jimmer Bailey stood up, threw up a balled up piece of paper, hit it like he was hitting a baseball, then "rounded the bases" by running around the room, all the while giving the play by play. And all Ryerson could do was say, "Uh Jimmer, sit down, uh, sit down Jimmer..." It was pretty shocking. I hope Mr. Ryerson is having a great time in retirement and never looks back on those days. That's what I'd do.
Am I missing any others? Mrs. Barry being called "Fishface"? Oops, was I the only that called her that? Anything else?
* I don't remember what for, but I must have been framed.