Bulging with pride. (via)
Eminem famously said you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. It's terrible advice, but it might be what was going through the mind of Quinton Murphy, who blew his one shot of getting a high school diploma when he stripped down to his underwear after his name was called. The crowd erupted in cheers, but the cops on hand weren't amused and escorted the undie-graduate away from the ceremony.
It was a pretty big room. Maybe his family had lousy seats and he told them to look out for the guy wearing leopard-print skivvies. Maybe he already has a career chosen and was using the opportunity to audition for a gig as an exotic dancer. Maybe he'd become so bored by the ceremony that being tossed out started sounding like a good idea (I nearly nodded off waiting for his name to be called in a 20-second clip).
The school says that the records will show that Murphy is a high school graduate, but they'll be hanging on to the paperwork, just as an FU too. Considering that most high school diplomas wind up collecting dust before they're eventually lost during that fourth move, it's really not that big of a deal. The last time I actually saw an adult's high school diploma was when one was pulled out to ironically roll a joint.