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2013-10-27 04:48:04 PM
When I was a little kid, kids were switching to Jingos and I was still in grunge mode. One day we had to dress up like a character from a book, and we got a free pass to pizza hut or something for a personal pan thingy.

Anyway, they came around and I realized I forgot, but damn pizza is awesome. We had recently read a book that included a homeless gentleman. I told them I was him, and I got my coupon.

fark yeah
 
2013-10-27 05:24:37 PM
Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.
 
2013-10-27 05:33:47 PM

2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.


It's not like they're Upper St. Clair
 
2013-10-27 05:42:32 PM

Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair


Squirrel Hill was also prime.
 
2013-10-27 05:56:30 PM
 
2013-10-27 06:05:14 PM
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"These Pioneer Village workers are really dedicated to their job!"
 
2013-10-27 06:07:10 PM
This kid doesn't seem to have any concept of the line between acceptable and unacceptable hijinks. If he had decided to make his "character" a terrorist, would he have shown up at school with a gun and some explosives, and then waited until the SWAT team showed up to tell people he was just having some fun?
 
2013-10-27 06:13:29 PM

SilentStrider: Non-Blaze link


Thanks for that. You are a scholar and a gentleman.

From that link:

he was suspended for insubordination and for breaking a rule that students must identify themselves to an administrator when asked.

Well there ya go then. For once the headline is actually accurate. Don't most students have ID cards these days?
 
2013-10-27 06:13:59 PM
Why couldn't they just have given him a good talkin' to and left it at that?
 
2013-10-27 06:15:53 PM

Bslim: Why couldn't they just have given him a good talkin' to and left it at that?


Because fark you that's why.  Now you're suspended and that's going on your PERMANENT RECORD YOUNG MAN!
 
2013-10-27 06:16:01 PM
Cool, he passed and was rewarded with two days off.
 
2013-10-27 06:16:01 PM

HotWingAgenda: This kid doesn't seem to have any concept of the line between acceptable and unacceptable hijinks. If he had decided to make his "character" a terrorist, would he have shown up at school with a gun and some explosives, and then waited until the SWAT team showed up to tell people he was just having some fun?


I mean sure, we could change all of the facts and events from the story to something completely different from what actually happened. We could paint a picture of fear and insanity in order to make up some scaremongering tale to whip up the nightly news crowd. It would serve as a lesson to how the child should be grateful he gets to draw breath in the USA, and he should shut up and do what he's told from now on. Lest his free thinking antics get him excised from this post 9/11 society of pants wetting and crying.

Except, he was doing what he was told, and creatively, or so he thought. Now he finds himself in a fiasco constructed around him that has spiraled out of his imagination and control. In the game of Zero Tolerance chicken, the administration didn't blink, and now a kid is suspended for completing tasked and assigned school work.
 
2013-10-27 06:17:42 PM

SilentStrider: Non-Blaze link


Thank you.
 
2013-10-27 06:20:24 PM

bittermang: Except, he was doing what he was told, and creatively, or so he thought. Now he finds himself in a fiasco constructed around him that has spiraled out of his imagination and control. In the game of Zero Tolerance chicken, the administration didn't blink, and now a kid is suspended for completing tasked and assigned school work.


He wasn't told to completely obscure his appearance and act like a threat to a building full of teachers and kids. He f*cking waited until the police showed up to arrest him before finally telling them about his little prank. That's not normal behavior.
 
2013-10-27 06:20:43 PM

2wolves: Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair

Squirrel Hill was also prime.


Still -- they're all poor.

/USC alumnus
 
2013-10-27 06:28:46 PM
I think tomorrow's Daniel Day-Lewis deserves a sustained round of applause!
 
2013-10-27 06:30:53 PM

SilentStrider: Non-Blaze link



That awkward moment when both stories are exactly the same... (AP)
 
2013-10-27 06:31:39 PM

HotWingAgenda: act like a threat


A threat to what? Their ignorance of homelessness?
 
2013-10-27 06:36:49 PM

profplump: HotWingAgenda: act like a threat

A threat to what? Their ignorance of homelessness?

Bodomov went to an alternate entrance, shook the door and attracted the attention of a teacher or hall monitor, who asked what the stranger wanted. "I kind of mumbled" and "said I need to talk to some people," Bodomov recalled, adding that in retrospect that might have made officials think he was mentally unbalanced. He also tried showing them the garbage bag he was carrying, since it contained his school backpack. But his attention to character detail thwarted that, too. The bag was also filled with empty plastic bottles, and that's apparently all the officials saw. Then the police showed up.

After staying in character for a little longer
, Bodomov explained the whole situation.

 
2013-10-27 06:37:38 PM
If you gonna play, you gotta pay.
 
2013-10-27 06:38:35 PM
The kid was  farking stupid.  Didn't want to break character my hairy arse.
 
2013-10-27 06:45:14 PM
He better get an A on the assignment.
 
2013-10-27 06:46:28 PM

2wolves: Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair

Squirrel Hill was also prime.


I also live in the Pittsburgh area
 
2013-10-27 06:47:16 PM

Anderson's Pooper: He better get an A on the assignment.


Don't be silly.  Everybody who participated got an A.  That's how it works these days.
 
2013-10-27 06:48:33 PM

CWeinerWV: 2wolves: Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair

Squirrel Hill was also prime.

I also live in the Pittsburgh area


CSB!

*checks profile*

Wait a minute.... Morgantown?
 
2013-10-27 06:48:41 PM

Donnchadha: 2wolves: Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair

Squirrel Hill was also prime.

Still -- they're all poor.

/USC alumnus


All a matter of perspective.
 
2013-10-27 06:49:44 PM
it would have been better if he ate someone's face...tho Monday is coming.
 
2013-10-27 06:51:20 PM
This is not breaking character.
 
2013-10-27 06:52:41 PM
Despite my rant from last night, I'm actually okay with this. He should have stepped out of character for the few minutes it took to identify himself, The kid was a dumbass, as kids will often be. Give him a couple of days off to think about what a dumbass he was, and he might actually learn from this.

You can carry method acting too far, and if you're method acting some kind of weirdo or as*hole, you might get the crap beat out of you by someone who doesn't know that you're only acting. If this kid is as good an actor as the story suggests, this lesson he's being taught just might save him from a bloody beatdown in the future.

I'm just glad he didn't get expelled for life or keelhauled or put in front of a firing squad over some asinine "no tolerance" policy. And I'm just sorry I didn't get to witness his performance. It must have been great.
 
2013-10-27 06:57:18 PM

Donnchadha: CWeinerWV: 2wolves: Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair

Squirrel Hill was also prime.

I also live in the Pittsburgh area

CSB!

*checks profile*

Wait a minute.... Morgantown?


Nice sleuthing.  I lived there for 4 years....see if you can work the rest out.
 
2013-10-27 07:08:58 PM

CWeinerWV: Donnchadha: CWeinerWV: 2wolves: Donnchadha: 2wolves: Since when were homeless people allowed in Mt. Lebo?

Used to go there on "Big Trash" days and to pick up working TVs, leather furniture, lamps, etc that the wealthy no longer wanted.

It's not like they're Upper St. Clair

Squirrel Hill was also prime.

I also live in the Pittsburgh area

CSB!

*checks profile*

Wait a minute.... Morgantown?

Nice sleuthing.  I lived there for 4 years....see if you can work the rest out.


You actually go/went to WVU? That's even worse!
 
2013-10-27 07:15:54 PM
Student suspended for thinking he was Daniel Day Lewis, and that a school play was the set of "Lincoln", and that the school administrator somehow wasn't the boss of him.
 
2013-10-27 07:18:25 PM
Stupid and sad.
 
2013-10-27 07:25:10 PM
This is what you get for thinking outside the box.  ZERO TOLERANCE you little shiat!!!!
 
2013-10-27 07:27:47 PM
As a Pittsburgher let me say bravo...bravo....
 
2013-10-27 07:29:12 PM

Donnchadha: You actually go/went to WVU? That's even worse!


Shhh!  Don't make fun of the Hoopie.
 
2013-10-27 07:35:41 PM
Next time a teacher tells you what to do, show them this article while telling them to go straight to hell!!!!
 
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2013-10-27 07:45:15 PM

EkimProx: SilentStrider: Non-Blaze link


That awkward moment when both stories are exactly the same... (AP)


That made me chortle.  I clicked on the blaze link and my iMac didn't assplode and my birkies didn't fly off my calloused feet.  This morning, I even saw a blaze article that linked to an NBC video, and you'd have thought I divided by zero.

©
 
2013-10-27 08:00:22 PM
That must be so annoying for the people around him.
 
2013-10-27 08:03:23 PM
Is it possible to graduate from high school without being suspended for something stupid?

Do colleges not check or care about them anymore?
 
2013-10-27 08:07:35 PM
What i like is that the kids mother has common sense, pretty rare these days.


But Bodomov's mother said the school was right to be careful, given safety concerns in the wake of recent violent shootings. She isn't upset that they suspended her son, adding, "It's a good school."

When a mumbling stranger carrying a garbage bag shows up at a school, she said, "Who knows how it's going to turn out?"
 
2013-10-27 08:33:57 PM
'Contempt of School Administrator' is a serious offense.
 
2013-10-27 09:12:25 PM
Just got done listening to how Texas schools aren't allowed to have costume or holiday parties anymore because it distracts from all the standardized testing.

Just keep squeezing those public schools into clockwork horrors.
 
2013-10-27 09:36:35 PM
The police left, and an administrator said he was suspended for insubordination and for breaking a rule that students must identify themselves to an administrator when asked.

Sounds like some power-tripping admin is all pissed off that they were exposed for being a farking moron.
 
2013-10-27 09:37:09 PM

Darth Macho: 'Contempt of School Administrator' is a serious offense.


Alleged contempt of authority is always a serious offense.
 
2013-10-27 09:37:15 PM

EkimProx: SilentStrider: Non-Blaze link

That awkward moment when both stories are exactly the same... (AP)


That awkward moment when everyone else on Fark realizes you don't know how performance-based advertising works.

Clicking on a link to The Blaze gives them money. Some people don't want to do that.
/not one of those people, but I understand.
 
2013-10-27 09:41:45 PM

Vector R: The police left, and an administrator said he was suspended for insubordination and for breaking a rule that students must identify themselves to an administrator when asked.

Sounds like some power-tripping admin is all pissed off that they were exposed for being a farking moron.


Umm... You think it's okay for a student to show up to school, act like a hobo, and even had to have the cops show up before admitting he was an idiot is okay?

Sounds like he got just punishment for wasting the administrator and cop's time.
 
2013-10-27 09:55:49 PM

CasperImproved: Vector R: The police left, and an administrator said he was suspended for insubordination and for breaking a rule that students must identify themselves to an administrator when asked.

Sounds like some power-tripping admin is all pissed off that they were exposed for being a farking moron.

Umm... You think it's okay for a student to show up to school, act like a hobo, and even had to have the cops show up before admitting he was an idiot is okay?

Sounds like he got just punishment for wasting the administrator and cop's time.


While sadly the article isn't clear about what exactly happened, I bet what actually went down was the little exchange happened where the teacher who opened the door (who someone couldn't see it was a kid...) asked a couple times then closed and locked the door, and called the cops. The kid was likely stuck out there until the cops showed up. It's not so much that he stayed in character to a ridiculous degree, it's probably that he wasn't given much time to explain before the cops showed up.
 
2013-10-27 10:18:10 PM

Vector R: While sadly the article isn't clear about what exactly happened, I bet what actually went down was the little exchange happened where the teacher who opened the door (who someone couldn't see it was a kid...) asked a couple times then closed and locked the door, and called the cops. The kid was likely stuck out there until the cops showed up. It's not so much that he stayed in character to a ridiculous degree, it's probably that he wasn't given much time to explain before the cops showed up.


If I may also play "what I think happened":

I suspect he got in, got rounded up and questioned by Very Serious Admins (although if they thought he was 30, I don't even know that they'd try to round him up), and he, being 17 and figuring this was kind of funny and no big deal, played with them a little. In his mind, he was dropping hints left and right. But he's way too young to realize that Very Serious Admins aren't too bright - and it's your fault for making them think. So the cops get called and I bet the kid didn't even realize the cops were called. They show up and go "Are you a student here?" and he thinks "Oh crap. shiat just got real.", shows his ID, and they're fine with it. Probably gave him the old "Don't do this crap, what are you, 17? Oh you are. Well don't do this crap." And so the Very Serious Admins are now left looking like morons... And you know what that means..." :\

All in all, I hate these so-called teachable moments. He just learned that many people are retarded and trying too hard can have very bad, unintended consequences. I would also fully expect his drama teacher to go to bat for him, but I suspect that teacher is all "Well he should have known I didn't mean for him to do THAT much...". Because unspoken rules are TOTALLY what we should punish young men and women for breaking. *rolls eyes*
 
2013-10-27 10:25:22 PM

Vector R: CasperImproved: Vector R: The police left, and an administrator said he was suspended for insubordination and for breaking a rule that students must identify themselves to an administrator when asked.

Sounds like some power-tripping admin is all pissed off that they were exposed for being a farking moron.

Umm... You think it's okay for a student to show up to school, act like a hobo, and even had to have the cops show up before admitting he was an idiot is okay?

Sounds like he got just punishment for wasting the administrator and cop's time.

While sadly the article isn't clear about what exactly happened, I bet what actually went down was the little exchange happened where the teacher who opened the door (who someone couldn't see it was a kid...) asked a couple times then closed and locked the door, and called the cops. The kid was likely stuck out there until the cops showed up. It's not so much that he stayed in character to a ridiculous degree, it's probably that he wasn't given much time to explain before the cops showed up.


how about I just quote FTA:

"I had to kind of think on my feet," Bodomov said, since he didn't want to break character before the school day even began.
"I kind of mumbled" and "said I need to talk to some people," Bodomov recalled, adding that in retrospect that might have made officials think he was mentally unbalanced.
Bodomov said he was stuck between the desire to play his role and the temptation to just tell officials who he was


:End Quote

I think it is pretty clear he wasted the administrator and cop's time, then received appropriate punishment.
 
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