Teenage boredom ran rampant this week in Pittsburgh, as a 17-year-old high school student used a real snake to play jump rope. The snake was unharmed, but it reminded me of a warped version of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Locksley Hall,” where in springtime a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love, rather than in summer when a young man tests a snake’s spring action against the pavement:
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Insiders claim that the youth was just practicing for a double dutch eggbeater tournament, when the unsuspecting snake slithered past.
According to the National Double Dutch League, the popular urban street pastime is making a big comeback and is second in line to basketball as a popular recreational sport in some New York City schools.
Summer is coming, watch your pets: