How 600 tweets can get you a porn star prom date

A persistent high school student sends Twitter messages to as many porn stars as he can think of, in order to get one to be his prom date. Megan Piper agrees. But now the school objects.

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Some people use Twitter passively, seeking out news, gossip, and some strange hashtag to make their day.

Others understand that it can be a proactive tool, one that can bring you love and affection. Or at least a date with a porn star.

18-year-old Mike Stone got it into his head that it would be fun to have a porn star as his prom date. You might be critical of such a wheeze. But, goodness, if he's old enough to go to war, surely he's old enough to ask a girl out on a date.

The lovely thing about Twitter is that you don't merely find the spammy, fake types of porn star using the service. You find real, verifiable porn stars.

So Stone, solid in his determination, sent around 600 Twitter messages in order to seek out a porn star prom date.

Stone is not a shy boy. Indeed, he describes himself very simply on his Twitter feed: "I'm awesome." It was surely that awesomeness that encouraged porn star Megan Piper to put the firm into affirmative. (Her Twitter feed is not entirely SFW.)

She had never been to a prom before and, well, why not go with someone awesome?

You know this thing is going to encounter a snag, don't you? For Piper is deemed by some not to be the same class of woman as, say, Mila Kunis, who was invited to go to a Marine Corps Ball via YouTube.

Indeed, according to MSNBC, Tartan High School in Minnesota has got its sporran in a twist.

It issued a statement declaring that "Megan Piper's attendance would be prohibited under Tartan's standard prom procedures and would be inconsistent with two school district policies. Those policies, among other things, refer to keeping the school safe from 'activity that may be disruptive.'"

I can hear a collective sigh of frustration from so many around the world, including Stone's mom, Diven. She was heard by MSNBC to remark: "It's not like they're going to have sex there or make a movie. I bet if his date were someone like Mariah Carey, though, they would have paid to fly her here."

As it is, Stone had offered to pay for Piper's flight from California. Now he doesn't have a prom to go to. Or does he? For enter Twitter again. A new hashtag has emerged: #porn4prom. Here, support for Stone's ingenuity is growing.

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So much so that members of Anonymous seem to be taking up his case. A tweet sent by @AnonOpsSweden reads: "#D0X ALERT #Porn4Prom #OpLulzProm North St.Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Schools EXPECT US! http://pastebin.com/xpTw8yxS #Anonymous."

Piper and Stone are now using Twitter to find an alternative venue for an alternative prom. Piper is trying to use the service to encourage Ellen DeGeneres to get involved.

She tweeted: "Now that I had the idea to go on @TheEllenShow , I won't stop til it happens. I want her to host a replacement prom I CAN go to #porn4prom."

Once the power of Twitter is fully unleashed, I am not sure there are many high schools that can adequately deal with the consequences.

 

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