Youth: Threading the Bushes

In Washington suburbs, the newest teen-age game is called "rolling." In Michigan, where the practice has been going on for years, it is known as "threading the bushes." Around Houston, it's called "wrapping." And in Salt Lake City and eastern Massachusetts, where the custom is even a trifle passe, it is known by the most descriptive title of all: "T.P.-ing."

By whatever name, the goal is the same: to sneak out in the dead of night and shroud the victim's house from chimney pot to privet hedge with yard upon yard of toilet paper, preferably the tinted or floral varieties....

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