Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The adorable antics of frat boys

Remember the classic comedy "Animal House"? I sure do, it's my favorite movie of all time! In it, a group of underachieving-but-lovable members of the misfit fraternity Delta Tau Chi took revenge against the fascist rule of Faber College and the bullying uber-WASPs of rival fraternity Omega Theta Pi by causing mayhem at the homecoming parade.

Well, that kind of (relatively) harmless hi-jinks might have been fine for a 1978 film depicting college life in 1962. But these days, our demands and tolerances are much more highly elevated, if not evolved. Thankfully(?), when it comes to "a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part". our modern day frats are just the guys to do it. Specifically, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the frat that the Omegas in "Animal House" were based on...

  • The national headquarters for Sigma Alpha Epsilon is closing its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after video surfaced Sunday of members on a bus singing racist lyrics about their fraternity. SAE's national office called the video "inappropriate" and said it was "disgusted" by its members behavior. - Huffington Post, 3/8/15
That, after this SAE incident in St. Louis back in 2013.

Maybe it's time for somebody to grab the bull by the balls and put his foot down...

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