April 25, 2007
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Thugs

An idiotic group of eighty students Norco High School in Norco, California went to Mike Daisey's (wonderful) performance of his monologue, Invincible Summer, at the American Repertory Theater. One fellow, apparently a chaperone accompanying the group, poured water all over Dalsey's original manuscript.

Mike Dalsey blogs the incident, which was captured (superbly) on video because Dalsey tapes all his performances, which are extensively improvised. John Hodgman blogs it as well. Gareth at DailyKos correctly argues that this is a fresh sign that we are slipping toward Fascism — that children are being taught to behave as thugs.

The school when contacted had no immediate comment.