Reader Email – I Got Expelled From Bridgton Academy For Snapping A Picture Of A Teacher And Saying She Was A Smokeshow





Reader Email

My names Owen, im from the Cape, and i just got screwed by Bridgton Academy, heres how:

This happened around last week. I was sitting in my mandatory 7:30-9:30 study hall class in the lecture hall at Bridgton Academy doing work. I received a snapchat on my iPad from one of my friends back home. As a reply, I tilted my iPad up and snapped a grainy picture of my study hall proctor titled ” my study hall proctors a smokeshow” with an arrow pointing to her at the bottom of the lecture hall approximately 20 feet away. Upon sending it I accidentally posted it to My Story, and didn’t notice till the next morning since it was already 9:30 PM when I got out of study hall. The next morning I noticed my mistake and quickly deleted it from my story.

A few days pass by before the Dean of Students comes up to me and requests that I come up to his office for a meeting. When I go in he asks if I know why I’m there and I reply “no”. This was 4-5 days after the incident so I assumed that it had gone by unnoticed. Sadly I was wrong. Basically someone at my school snitched on me and showed the snapchat to the Dean. He starts rifling through his iPhone and then shows me a picture of someones iPad on snapchat with the picture from my story. My heart dropped and then the Dean looks at me with a sad face and says “Its not my decision, it’s Mr.Vigneau’s [The Headmaster] but I’m sorry to say he decided to expel you.”

I stopped myself from saying “WOW that’s bullshit” and just dropped my head into my lap. It also should be noted that in the 2 weeks prior to this happening, one kid got caught with 22 grams of weed….22 GRAMS and he got suspended for 5 days. Another kid put up a snapchat saying “who needs bud?”. He got suspended for 3 days. And it was his 2nd offense. This was my first time getting in trouble at this school. Not even a detention. Basically the message Mr.Vigneau and this staff are sending is that you can have criminal amounts of weed in your room but you can’t compliment a teacher. Bullshit.

I was using the word “smokeshow” as a term of endearment, and they make it seem like I’m sexually harassing a teacher….all this over a snapchat that was only supposed to go to my friend back home….

P.S Here are the emails I exchanged with The Headmaster’s secretary about scheduling an appeal




Well this is fucking nuts. Like this is one of those old “I know it when I see it and this ain’t it” situations. This isn’t sexual harassment. A teenager snapping a picture of a teacher and saying she is a smokeshow is max 1 day detention. (Sidenote  I guess this wasn’t the first incident with this specific teacher. There was some controversy on Yik Yak whatever that means, but it had nothing to do with this guy.) Bottomline is saying a teacher is a smokeshow is not a threat. It’s not sexual harassment.  It’s a high school kid being a high school kid. I mean what dude has never said a teacher is hot before?

Yeah snapping a picture is a little different but still pretty fucking harmless. Unless it was up her skirt or something but this sounds like it was 20 feet away.  I mean it would be one thing if this dude was stalking her or had a criminal record, but he doesn’t. He made a mistake that I’d chalk up to boys being boys. To automatically expel a kid without allowing an appeal is looney tunes. It’s also classic school administrator. Like yeah we do have the “”right to appeal” in the student handbook, but we only use the student handbook when it beneifits us so we choose not to let you appeal. And if you do appeal it’s like appealing to Roger Goodell in the old days. He’s the one who makes the rules, dishes the punishment and then hears the appeal. In other words whatever he says goes.

By elpresidente posted March 6th, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Bruins Lose Shootout To Flames, Still Hold Two-Point Lead For 8th Seed; Team Extends Krug, Smith


As a rule, I don’t get mad over shootout losses or giddy over shootout wins. So I’m not gonna bellyache over Claude’s selection order or Lucic’s lack of creativity because, as noted in this space many times over the years, games shouldn’t be decided this way (and as the coach noted after the game, “They suck”). But the Bruins’ lack of finish, a problem all year, certainly caused frustration in last night’s 4-3 SO loss to Calgary.

After battling back to tie the wildly entertaining game at 3 on Loui Eriksson’s 15th of the year with 8:20 left, the next seven or so minutes were seemingly played in the Flames’ zone. It was a small measure of redemption for the Swede, who Wesley’d a wide-open net scoring chance earlier in the game. But thanks in large part to Karri Ramo, the Bs just couldn’t get the go-ahead goal. Eriksson was stuffed on a twirling backhand attempt. New Bruin Max Talbot had a chance to endear himself to his new fans with a point blank chance that Ramo snuffed. But Tuukka Rask’s countryman held the fort.

The Flames pressured Rask in the final minutes but, once again, he saved the Bruins bacon. It looked like deja vu all over again when a Rask save ended up bouncing onto the top of the net just like the last second loss in Calgary last month. But this time the puck took a Bruins bounce safely behind the net, allowing the Bruins to garner at least one point.

Fortunately for the Bs, Dallas beat Florida in a shootout so Boston was able to maintain its two-point lead over the Panthers (the Bs also have two games in hand). Philly (65 games played) and Ottawa (62 games played) are just behind Florida with 68 and 67 points, respectively. The Sens, buoyed by out-of-nowhere goalie Andrew Hammond and his awesome mask, have been particularly hot going 7-1-2 in their last 10 and suddenly find themselves in the thick of a playoff race.

At the end of the day, the Bs peeled another game off the calendar and were able to keep the same lead (taking positives where I can here). But like a guy screwing on Percocet, the team had trouble finishing and couldn’t lock up two points. They’ll look to put more space between themselves and the Flyers when Philly comes to town tomorrow for an afternoon matinee at what should be a fired-up Garden.

A few more buds for your weekend bowl…

*The Bruins announced this morning that Torey Krug and Reilly Smith each signed contract extensions. Krug signed a one-year, $3.4M deal to take him through the 2015-16 campaign. Smith re-upped for two more years at $3.425M that will take him through the 2016-17 season. Krug’s deal is certainly a reasonable one for a guy who provides the offense he does from the back end. Also, he’s a heart-and-soul player that plays much bigger than his frame. He could also earn himself a sizable raise in his next deal if he continues to get better. But Smith’s deal presupposes he’ll continue his progression as a second-line RW when we didn’t quite see that this year. Instead, Smith appeared to hit the wall and disappeared for stretches. I would’ve preferred to see him get a one-year deal for less than $3.4M to prove he can be more consistent rather than potentially get content now that he got paid (like a teammate or two). But Chiarelli loves locking up guys more than Joe Arpaio.

*The Bs did get balanced scoring last night, getting a goal each from the top three lines. In addition to Eriksson, Brad Marchand’s wrap-around gave him 19 goals on the year. Milan Lucic, who has had an extra bounce in his step since Ryan Spooner was inserted into David Krejci’s spot, tallied his 14th of the year (really). The Lucic-Spooner-David Pastrnak lines has looked pretty good the last few games in creating offensive chances for each other.

*Talbot played 10:56 in his debut and registered three shots on goal. He also logged 2:54 on the PK. I always dug his game going back to his Pittsburgh days and he’ll be so much more of a presence on this team than Jordan Caron was, both on the ice and in the room.

*Apologies for not mentioning this in an earlier blog but condolences to the friends and family of one-time Bruin Steve Montador, who tragically passed away a couple weeks ago at the age of 35. Just a terribly sad story about a universally-liked person. Here’s hoping that there are more services available to players after their playing days are over. The adjustment to a ‘normal’ life is something that can be very difficult for some guys. The NHL and NHLPA should do all they can to make the adjustment easier.


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By Rear Admiral posted March 6th, 2015 at 1:15 PM

David Ortiz Says He Can Do ‘Whatever The Hell’ He Wants


David Ortiz has never been known to keep his opinions to himself, and that trend was no different when discussing the topic of pimping home runs.

“The way that works, basically, is how much time you have at this level,” he said. “If you’ve got two days in the big leagues, I don’t agree with you doing crazy stuff out there. But you have 19 years in the big leagues like I do, you can do whatever the hell you want — because you’ve earned that. The bottom line is, it’s not that bad. It’s part of what people come and want to see. People want to come to the field, and the power hitters, they want to watch them hit homers.”

I don’t know anybody, under the age of 60, who could disagree with Ortiz’s stance on this issue. If you’re new to the league and haven’t established yourself as a home run hitter, just put your head down and run the bases. But if you’re knocking on the door to the 500 home run club like Ortiz is this year (34 HR away), then by all means, flip the bat into the opposing team’s dugout, do a cartwheel to first base, wink at the pitcher’s girlfriend when you round third, and tell the catcher to suck it when you step on home plate. If you don’t like it, then don’t give up bombs. Plain and simple.

The only people who get mad about players pimping home runs are the pitchers who give them up, the pitcher’s salty teammates, and the butthurt fans of the team who just watched their pitcher get taken deep. That, and old people. Old people who used to watch baseball when a home run was celebrated with a gentleman’s handshake at home plate.

Times have changed since the 1940′s, and the game is in need of more guys like Ortiz, who smash 500-foot dingers and then pimp their shot. Major League Baseball is worried about today’s youth not caring as much about the game, and the impact that will have on the future of the sport. Well, who do you think the kids today are emulating in their backyards when they’re playing wiffleball? Are they placing their bats down nicely, or are they flipping their bats in little Johnny’s eyeball when they crush one over the fence?

Like Ortiz said, it’s what the fans paid to see. A monster home run without a pimp job at the end is just an unfinished product.

PS: I just launched my new Red Sox podcast, the Section 10 Podcast, and you can check that out by clicking here.

By carrabis posted March 6th, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Woman Suing Italian Restaurant For 100K Because She Received Poor Service Eating Alone On Valentines Day




Oregon An Oregon woman is suing an Italian restaurant for $100,000 over claims she was treated poorly during a solo Valentine’s Day meal. Kathleen Hampton was dining by herself at Enzo’s Caffe Italiano, in Portland, because her husband was “still full from lunch” and decided not to attend,reports The Oregonian. She alleges that, as she sat alone at the table for two, no-one would take her order. Hampton also claims that she was left feeling “crushed” after being asked to give up the table. When she allegedly asked to have her food to go, she was then reportedly told they “don’t do take out.”"That was the final straw,” she wrote in the lawsuit. “I’ve never heard of a food place not having to go. I was so devastated I cried for one day. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else that’s why I’m filing this complaint,” she added.


Talk about burying the lede huh? Who cares about this lawsuit or whether this restaurant is racist or refused to server her blah, blah, blah. What type of power move is it this by the husband to bail on Valentines Dinner because he was still full from lunch? That is the boldest most preposterous power move in the history of power moves. It’s not like his wife was going to McDonalds for fast food. This was a full blown fancy Italian restaurant. ON VALENTINES DAY. Play on playa!

By elpresidente posted March 6th, 2015 at 11:41 AM

StoolSnaps Is the Best Follow Ever And They’ve Only Snapped Once



So as I mentioned yesterday we just launched Stoolsnaps as our official Barstool Snapchat.  We’re letting former smokes run the account from time to time.  Johanna from FAU our former Barstool Halloween contest winner is running things today while she is on Spring Break in South Beach.   She just snaped her/our first one.   And I’m dead.  You want to get nuts!  Let’s get nuts!





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By elpresidente posted March 6th, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Former NHL Coach Marc Crawford Screaming At Opposing Coach In Switzerland



Calling somebody Hollywood is such a great insult when used appropriately.  Like Bill Simmons is so Hollywood.  This opposing coach is so Hollywood.  I love it.  You can tell he really got pissed about it to.   Like fuck you I’m not Hollywood you asshole.


PS – I’ll go to my grave saying Switzerland and Sweden are the same thing but that a different blog for a different day.

By elpresidente posted March 6th, 2015 at 10:40 AM

The Minnesota High School Hockey Championship Is The Best Tournament You’re Not Watching




If you’re not watching these kids you’re an absolute moron (I’m also not watching, I don’t think it’s possible unless you live in Minnesota). But holy shit are they dishing out highlights left and right. I’m borderline ready to put it up there with March Madness based on these clips alone. How many can’t miss YouTube highlights has the NCAA Tournament even produced this year? That’s right, zero. Minnesota high school hockey tournament has four in like 24 hours. High school hockey > March Madness. Can’t argue with numbers. And that’s not even counting the hockey hair. Add that and it’s not even close.



h/t @CJZero

By feitelberg posted March 6th, 2015 at 10:10 AM

In Hindsight I Don’t Even Think I Could Handle The Bieber Life


Like it’s all fun and games dressing up and playing Bieber, but honestly I’m not even sure I could handle it. Like this is almost too real for real…



By elpresidente posted March 6th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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