(First, credit where it is due: I heard about this incident on the NPR show, “Wait wait… don’t tell me!“)
The Harvard-Yale rivalry is one that goes back centuries, and always comes to the fore during the annual football game. This year, during the game, students in bright red “HARVARD PEP SQUAD” handed out red and white squares to Harvard fans, with instructions to hold them up on cue so they could spell out “GO HARVARD” in big red letters during the game. It’s a common occurance at sporting events.
Only this time there were a few complications.
1) There is no “HARVARD PEP SQUAD.”
2) There were numerous people on the Yale side armed with cameras to capture the results for posterity.
Damn, I am in awe of these kids… “future leaders of America,” indeed.
At least the Yalies.
Note to the Kos-heads: THIS is how you do a prank properly. All the work is done by the pranksters. What you are trying to do to the Weblog awards is not a prank, it is simple vandalism.
And in response to the “we were just pointing out the security flaws” argument, why don’t I come by your house and let all the air out of your car’s tires? There’s no real damage being done, and I’m pointing out how insecure your car is, and how if someone wanted to they could have just slashed your tires. You oughta thank me for calling this vulnerability to your attention.