#1 By: Rob Beschizza, February 25th, 2014 09:11
#2 By: Acer Platanoides , February 25th, 2014 09:18
(plus a few characters to reach 6)
#3 By: Seth Godin, February 25th, 2014 09:23
WAIT. Did you say the pencil error was found at the Ticonderoga school?
Is it in the Dixon district?
#4 By: Mister44, February 25th, 2014 09:27
Why not just reverse the direction of the text? With "Too cool" near the eraser.
#5 By: Suzanne, February 25th, 2014 09:33
Never can post this enough:
#6 By: HorstMohammed, February 25th, 2014 09:36
I'm sure drug use at Ticonderoga Elementary suddenly spiked as the pencils got shorter. After all, we all know what effect pencil-borne propaganda messages have on the juvenile brain.
#7 By: Rob Beschizza, February 25th, 2014 09:44
We'll have no gratutious rug references here at Boing Boing.
#8 By: Boundegar, February 25th, 2014 09:53
The little rat had to go and spoil the fun for everybody didn't he?
#9 By: Jardine, February 25th, 2014 09:54
#10 By: retepslluerb, February 25th, 2014 11:04
You mean rug rat, don't you?
#11 By: kmoser, February 25th, 2014 11:42
Even with that change, a resourceful kid could cut off the eraser and sharpen from that end. At least that's what I would do.
#12 By: Tim, February 25th, 2014 12:02
It's the #2 school in the county!
#13 By: harley, February 25th, 2014 12:10
#14 By: big_ryan, February 25th, 2014 12:28
this wouldn't be a problem if they had made these pencils for left handers
#15 By: Ray Cornwall, February 25th, 2014 13:13
TOO COOL TO DO DRUGS
Yup, that's me. I'm not doing drugs cuz my PENCIL said so. Time for math homework!
OMG where's my heroin?
#16 By: Tim, February 25th, 2014 17:55
Did you over-sharpen your lip pencil too?
#17 By: Itsumishi, February 25th, 2014 20:38
From the post you are commenting on (not even the linked story).
A new batch of pencils will have the message written in the opposite direction, so when they are sharpened, they will read "Too Cool To Do" and finally "Too Cool."
#18 By: Itsumishi, February 25th, 2014 20:46
@wishlish I'm sure they're all over the globe, but in Australia it's not uncommon to see "DRUGS ARE BAD MMKAY" or similar printed onto the small plastic splashguards commonly found in urinals, usually in a bar or pub. It always amuses me to ponder whether even once, in the entire history of these existing has the following scenario played out:
A man stumbles into a bathroom, a little drunk, looking forward to shooting up the horse he's just bought, when he realises his bladder is bursting and that he might piss himself if shoots up before taking a piss. He stands above the urinal, and while releasing his bladder he glances down and sees "SAY NO TO DRUGS" printed on a cheap piece of plastic with a primary purpose to stop piss splashing on people. Seeing this message, the man decides. Actually today is the day. TODAY I GIVE UP HERION.
#19 By: Noah Django Gross, February 25th, 2014 21:21
came here to say this.
I'm calling shenanigans.
#20 By: David Chris Hawke, February 25th, 2014 21:25
Yes...that was my thought. Then use a pop-on eraser. Alternatively, use tools to take off the original eraser, then crimp it on again at the other end.
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