Meep! Or Civil Disobedience Muppet-Style
Don't say "Meep!" Danvers High in Massachusetts won't stand for it anymore.
Danvers High parents recently got an automated call from the principal warning them that if students say or display the word "meep" at school, they could face suspension.
Meep doesn't mean much, unless you are Beaker — the hapless, orange-haired assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on "The Muppet Show."
While meep may be nonsense, what it represented was no laughing matter to the high school's administration. High school Principal Thomas Murray said students were using it and other words to disrupt school in a particular part of the building on Cabot Road. The term later became part of a disruption some students were planning online.
I don't know about you, but the idea that a children's show from the late 1970s/early 80s is inspiring a new generation toward civil disobedience cracks me up. If I were one of the Danvers High teachers, however, I'd probably want them all caned. Ah, perspective and the joy of being child-free.
P.S. This was my 1000th posting. Crazy, huh?