Saturday, April 09, 2011


It’s that time of year again, in which high school students play out the traditional rituals of the junior/senior prom. However, some of the rituals have changed in the decades since I went. The dresses are less formal, while the transportation is more formal. These days, kids have to pay to go to the prom, and some proms don’t even serve a meal! But one new ritual is kind of charming: the way some students are making a big production out of asking for a prom date, as you'll see in this collection of videos I posted at mental_floss.

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