You know, school administrators and police officials, heck, adults in general, didn't use to be this mind-numbingly stupid: Children traumatised by 'War of Worlds' abduction of teacher - Telegraph
The whole show was supposed to "help" kids with their writing skills, and fire their imaginations. First, there's no way in hell this scam improves writing skills, and second, does anyone think kids really need their imaginations improved? Sounds to me like the "adults'" fun with the charade was the important thing, and the kids and learning stuff was just bs they made up for show.
7th December 2003
Aren't teachers supposed to know better? And the police helped them scare the kids?
I'm not quite sure how watching people get abducted by ET is supposed to help your creativity and writing skills, especially when you are at an age where your creativity has been scientifically shown to be at its highest point in your entire life. If these kids need to be inspired creatively like this, then I despair for their futures. Maybe one of the teachers has a fetish for this sort of thing...
I want to see how real it seemed, I know if I was seven and there was a bunch of sirens and police lights and was told a teacher had been grabbed by aliens I would have shit my pants.
12, 25, 38...doesn't matter. Carried out convincingly enough, that scenario is pants-filler.
I recall having read from time to time about off-the-beaten-path pastors who come up with some similar shake-'em-up-with-fear theater. Seems like one had some thugs come in and kidnap him or another person, or even fake an armed robbery or a hostage situation. I recall something about one of these stupid games going bad and someone who wasn't in on the scam, but who was a stand-up guy, got his gun and killed a "robber" or something like that. Does anyone recall that happening?
Yes, Seven according to the article. I still believed in Santa Clause and a pet leprechaun I was supposed to have gotten in 2nd grade, hell yeah a teacher abduction would scar me!
You know the brits hard-on for realistic survival horror, suppose they took it to a new level.
On an Off-Note: Anybody seen A British Mini-Series called "Dead Set " Its Big Brother, with zombies, it's great, watch it if you get a chance.
Okay, do I have to squint? Or is it one of those Emperor's New Clothes kind of things where I'm told all brilliant people immediately see it and get it, and so I'm supposed to then say, "Oh, yeah, ha ha, yeah, now I see it", without seeing a damn thing? Well, I don't care, I can't see anything but maybe an eye...and a bone...stuck on a forehead. So you gotta tell me what it is, or screw it, I'm gonna take a nap.