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2012-08-18 10:07:30 PM
total waste of bumwipe event.
 
2012-08-18 10:12:54 PM
More than 1,990 young women attended convocation during Rush Week, kicking off the festivities leading up to what is affectionately known as "Squeal Day."

I never get invited to those parties.

*sigh*
 
2012-08-19 12:36:37 AM
Squeal Day?
i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-19 03:17:50 AM
Who among us with a straight-minded penis doesn't love 1,900 squealing-with-joy 18 year old hotties?

Damn.

That was exciting, be back in like 12 minutes.
 
2012-08-19 03:31:15 AM
Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.
 
2012-08-19 03:54:03 AM
Look at all those women excited for education!
You know, maybe America will do alright.
 
2012-08-19 04:14:00 AM
farm3.static.flickr.com

I thought I felt something... a great squeal in The Force....
 
2012-08-19 04:14:29 AM

eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.


I have no explanation for that behaviour. It's a mystery, much like why men collectively yell at athletes when watching the game on TV.

/they can't hear you!
 
2012-08-19 04:14:41 AM

eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.


Men do to. Whenever geeks see true fan service, for example.
 
2012-08-19 04:16:14 AM

eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.


Because.
 
2012-08-19 04:24:23 AM
...and they all are dying to go Greek.
 
2012-08-19 04:30:05 AM
Sororities and Fraternities are largely for teenagers who, after leaving high school, figured out that in the real world nobody actually gives a damn about their social life. With their reality at risk of being shattered like so much glass they quickly find a place to continue the delusion for a few more years.
 
2012-08-19 04:33:37 AM

miss diminutive: eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.

I have no explanation for that behaviour. It's a mystery, much like why men collectively yell at athletes when watching the game on TV.


Oh, sweet Jesus, I just realized I do this, too. And, I cannot explain why I do it.

*hangs head in shame*
 
2012-08-19 05:12:04 AM
To celebrate, their mothers will be taking them to a Caribbean island where they can drink and drug without pesky US law in the way. What could go wrong?
 
2012-08-19 05:15:03 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: To celebrate, their mothers will be taking them to a Caribbean island where they can drink and drug without pesky US law in the way. What could go wrong?


natalieholloway.jpg
 
2012-08-19 05:17:17 AM

randomjsa: Sororities and Fraternities are largely for teenagers who, after leaving high school, figured out that in the real world nobody actually gives a damn about their social life. With their reality at risk of being shattered like so much glass they quickly find a place to continue the delusion for a few more years.


You sound bitter.

No I was never in a sorority.

But I don't have a problem with young adults joining a social club to make new friends and connections to make the transition from high school to adulthood easier, since they're leaving their old social support system at home.
 
2012-08-19 05:17:53 AM
14 comments and not 1 pic of a sorority pillow fight?! Farkers are slipping.


www.thecampussocialite.com
 
2012-08-19 05:28:07 AM
Because all these girls are farking stupid. They are the 'woo!' girls you see in shiatty "Girls Gone Wild" videos, and will later regret and deny ever being part of anything so stupid. Of course, there are those who will claim that these were their 'best' years'...think about that.


/and frats are gay.
 
2012-08-19 05:31:12 AM

Oznog: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 400x229]

I thought I felt something... a great squeal in The Foarce....

 
2012-08-19 05:33:56 AM
About 90-percent of them are there for an M-R-S degree. Also, many of them are virgins, but won't be by Christmas.

Goddamn I miss being a student at an SEC school. Best 6.5 years of my life getting my 4-year degree.
 
2012-08-19 05:39:30 AM

Lith: 14 comments and not 1 pic of a sorority pillow fight?! Farkers are slipping.


[www.thecampussocialite.com image 427x640]


you forget this is the new gay fark.
 
2012-08-19 05:43:48 AM

Waldo Pepper: Lith: 14 comments and not 1 pic of a sorority pillow fight?! Farkers are slipping.


[www.thecampussocialite.com image 427x640]

you forget this is the new gay fark.


So? What about gay and bi women. Can we not have sorority pillow fight pics? :( 

I'm just too lazy to post pics. Let someone else do it. It's the American way.
 
2012-08-19 05:47:29 AM

eraser8: miss diminutive: eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.

I have no explanation for that behaviour. It's a mystery, much like why men collectively yell at athletes when watching the game on TV.

Oh, sweet Jesus, I just realized I do this, too. And, I cannot explain why I do it.

*hangs head in shame*


Well to be fair women always talk to us like we are listening too.
 
2012-08-19 05:48:49 AM
Listen Wayne, I'm no dummy...
 
2012-08-19 05:51:33 AM

Ihaveanevilparrot: Waldo Pepper: Lith: 14 comments and not 1 pic of a sorority pillow fight?! Farkers are slipping.


[www.thecampussocialite.com image 427x640]

you forget this is the new gay fark.

So? What about gay and bi women. Can we not have sorority pillow fight pics? :( 

I'm just too lazy to post pics. Let someone else do it. It's the American way.


I thought the American way was getting a Mexican to do it? Oh well..

Here's another

www.rosaacosta.info
 
2012-08-19 06:17:35 AM

Lith: Here's another


Hey, this was about Alabama sororities. Why are you posting photos of latinas? Darkies need not apply.

/greeks are evil
 
2012-08-19 06:29:12 AM

T-Servo: Lith: Here's another

Hey, this was about Alabama sororities. Why are you posting photos of latinas? Darkies need not apply.

/greeks are evil


Eh, I'm struggling to be outraged by that.
It's a social clique, it's not the United Nations... yet.
 
2012-08-19 06:38:17 AM
media.al.com
 
2012-08-19 06:40:16 AM
Wow..They won the right to pay for their new friends and to be drunken ho's ..Congrats..

Frats are the same, or possibly even worse over-all..

Ya..Maybe your "friend" can help get you on as a jr. sales associate at the Verizon store or at
daddies car dealership..

Sorority girls seem to start out as Psychology,Biology or Education majors..But almost all of them end
up in Business/Management.. The Frat boys start out in Engineering .And most of them end up in Business/Management too..
 
2012-08-19 06:59:13 AM

Mr. Shabooboo: Ya..Maybe your "friend" can help get you on as a jr. sales associate at the Verizon store or at daddies car dealership..


It's a little more important than that at Alabama (sorry, PDF link). It makes more sense if you've ever lived in Alabama and know how tribal the place really is. As for jobs, I've seen really middling students land top jobs on Wall Street- their resume alone would never have gotten them assistant night manager at Safeway. 

/some of the girls in TFA are über-fuggly
 
2012-08-19 07:04:39 AM

Mr. Shabooboo: Wow..They won the right to pay for their new friends and to be drunken ho's ..Congrats..

Frats are the same, or possibly even worse over-all..

Ya..Maybe your "friend" can help get you on as a jr. sales associate at the Verizon store or at
daddies car dealership..

Sorority girls seem to start out as Psychology,Biology or Education majors..But almost all of them end
up in Business/Management.. The Frat boys start out in Engineering .And most of them end up in Business/Management too..


.
.
Interesting, and worthy of a return on investment study. I truly would like to see some real data.

I'm 25 years into my career and in senior management. Of all of the senior managers I have ever known it does seem that a very small percentage hail from frats or sororities. Most of the frats I know of are selling insurance, and the sorority girls flocked into HR.
 
2012-08-19 07:05:14 AM

REO-Weedwagon: About 90-percent of them are there for an M-R-S degree. Also, many of them are virgins, but won't be by Christmas.


Now, now. Anal doesn't count.
 
2012-08-19 07:06:52 AM
randomjsa:
Sororities and Fraternities are largely for teenagers who, after leaving high school, figured out that in the real world nobody actually gives a damn about their social life. With their reality at risk of being shattered like so much glass they quickly find a place to continue the delusion for a few more years.

mapsoftheproblematic.files.wordpress.com

I hate sororities/frats as much as the next guy but I am certain that was a gross over-generalization. A lot of them are less about the social shaming/rape/hazing/etc. and more about charity events etc. now (mostly as a result of being busted for the other stuff, but still, progress).
 
2012-08-19 07:35:29 AM

Mr. Shabooboo: Wow..They won the right to pay for their new friends and to be drunken ho's ..Congrats..

Frats are the same, or possibly even worse over-all..


^ Coming from someone who obviously knows not a goddamn thing about fraternities. Good job, don't you feel proud of yourself? Have a cookie.

/ØX4LYFE
 
2012-08-19 07:41:21 AM

Krymson Tyde: Squeal Day?
[i232.photobucket.com image 300x125]


From your scrap book?
 
2012-08-19 07:45:25 AM

Waldo Pepper: you forget this is the new gay fark.


Wait, has there been some new Fark redesign that I haven't heard about? But... but I don't want to suck another mans dick!

Drew has gone too far this time, goddammit.
 
2012-08-19 08:15:00 AM
Squeal day was always fun because the sorority girls would find out what sorority they got into at the old gym, and then run half a mile down to the sorority houses. And their path would take them right in front of my dorm. We would all get out with some drinks and watch the hot girls running past.

Mallet uber alles.
 
2012-08-19 08:29:27 AM
Being in the Greek system was basically no different than joining any other social group/club on campus. It's just that there were a lot more people interested in the Greek system which meant a higher chance of problem children being more visible, which helped perpetuate the stereotype. I thought it was great though. Did a lot of charity work and partied a lot with the sorority girls. Most of what people think they know about fraternities, they got from Hollywood. I have heard all the "buying friends" arguments and I saw it more as buying into campus opportunities that weren't possible otherwise.

/SigEp
 
2012-08-19 08:29:39 AM
So mommy and daddy are going to cover the monthly dues?
The wife quit her sorority during junior year, the dues went from $20 per month, to $250.

My non- Greek "frat", Forestry club, was only $5/ month.
 
2012-08-19 08:38:03 AM

randomjsa: Sororities and Fraternities are largely for teenagers who, after leaving high school, figured out that in the real world nobody actually gives a damn about their social life. With their reality at risk of being shattered like so much glass they quickly find a place to continue the delusion for a few more years.


Typical lib. You're just jealous that you couldn't get a bid like me and Paul Ryan. Delts, biatch! Delts!
 
2012-08-19 08:52:16 AM

eraser8: Why DO [American] women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.


You don't wanna hear what excited Arab women do. However, Japanese women squeal vigorously. So do SE Asian women. Subcontinental women, OTOH, I have not observed to squeal. Assuming they don't, that would put the Asiatic Squeal Line in the neighborhood of Burma.

If you're into anthropology you could look into the influences on squealing vs. ululating cultures and make a thesis out of it.
 
2012-08-19 09:14:08 AM
Started thru Rush as a college freshman more than a lifetime ago. Didn't really understand system at time; dropped out after Day 1's sole re-visit invite.
Did much better on own; also able to "claim" mbrsp in what was called politely Gamma Delta Iota, Gallant & Dedicated Independents. You can easily figure what else we were called, not so polite!
 
2012-08-19 09:32:43 AM

eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.



They have tinier vocal chords, otherwise they would rumble.
 
2012-08-19 09:45:08 AM

eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?


Having consulted the Internets I have come up dry. What I have personally observed is that women (from a squealing population) can be reliably made to squeal when presented with something they really like...

...no, not that. Put that away. I mean something spectacularly valuable or lovely, and certainly never anything that has nasty, wiry hairs sticking out of it. I've got squeals out of women with jewelery, concert tickets, and a trip to the beach. It's a consistently visual thing, as the squeal always comes at the sight of the thing, not just news of it. (Attempting to make blind women squeal would be an interesting test of this hypothesis.)

Looking to animals, predators like dogs and cats observe stony silence when presented with treats, which stands to reason, but foragers like hens cluck excitedly which seems to be associated with swarming behavior. One can easily picture a hunter-gatherer woman squealing at the sight of a fruiting tree, which would prompt the other cavebiatches to set upon it and pick it clean like piranhas while squealing and scaring the shiat out of everything within earshot. Well, maybe. Best guess.
 
2012-08-19 09:45:52 AM
Rattle rattle rattle phi mooooo!

These things are a problem.
 
2012-08-19 09:57:51 AM

Hobo Jr.: Rattle rattle rattle phi mooooo!

These things are a problem.


It's "rattle rattle rattle, here come the cattle....phi mooooooooo".

/wife is phi mu
//daughter is too
///both of 'em get pissed off when I say this
 
2012-08-19 10:14:57 AM

RobDownSouth: Hobo Jr.: Rattle rattle rattle phi mooooo!

These things are a problem.

It's "rattle rattle rattle, here come the cattle....phi mooooooooo".

/wife is phi mu
//daughter is too
///both of 'em get pissed off when I say this


Lamda Lamda Lamda and...
2.bp.blogspot.com
Omega Mu.
 
2012-08-19 10:42:57 AM
At my school it's often pointed out that Greeks have higher mean GPAs. I like that this is because they study liberal arts, business, and anything else easy enough to not interfere with their important getting-drunk-and-acting-stupid time.
 
2012-08-19 11:14:30 AM
I just moved my son onto his freshman dorm at UA, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies. He's getting wood, and I'm getting a kick
 
2012-08-19 12:44:51 PM
I have observed the whole anti-Greek attitude for years, and unlike many I don't dismiss it as someone who didn't get a bid to join. I have found that an anti-Greek attitude is most often expressed by people who never rushed a fraternity or sorority.

So 20 years after college I started speaking with some anti-Greek friends. I have found, most often, that they developed their anti-Greek opinions before entering college based on stereotypes they obtained from older relatives who were anti-Greek, or from older fellow dorm-mates who were anti-Greek. In other words, they were not anti-Greek based on some negative experience, but instead because they adopted someone else's negative opinion.

If there is a failing on the part of Greek Letter Organizations, it is their failure to even attempt to address this issue at the most critical time, the first few weeks in the student life of a freshman. Instead, the Greeks are focused on recruiting only those who already them positively and are actively seeking membership. As soon as fall rush concludes the Greeks cease membership recruitment and focus on pledging, etc... leaving the stereotypes unaddressed. Worse, since they are focused on busy Greek schedules (pledging, building float, etc...) they don't have a lot of time to hang out with unaffiliated people, making it appear that they are actively ignoring unaffiliated people, unintentionally reinforcing the negative stereotypes.

I think most the Greeks on most campuses would benefit from setting up displays in the entrance areas of each dorm upon the start of the school year, and attempt to push a pro-Greek message (instead of pro-specific fraternity message) the first few weeks of each year. Some people need to be actively invited before they would think they are welcome to attend rush events.

When I first entered college I had a negative view of fraternities based on comments I heard from older college friends, and when asked if I was going to rush I responded," I don't think fraternities are for me." The person I spoke to convinced me to withhold my opinion and rush a few different fraternities (not just his own), explaining that I would probably change my mind. I did and ended up joining a fraternity. Had it not been for that person asking me to look at a few different fraternities I probably would have continues to base my opinions of all Greeks based on a few older friends opinions, instead of my own experience.
 
2012-08-19 01:38:03 PM
Greek haters gonna hate. It really was the best time of my life. Most of my lifetime friends came from my fraternity.

/University of Alabama Class of '79
//Once a Sigma Nu, always a Sigma Nu
///Roll Tide!!!!
 
2012-08-19 02:26:33 PM
I heard an interesting term the other day; The Education Bubble, with students racking up hundreds of thousands in debt thanks to easy-to-get but impossible-to-get-out-of student loans.

I wonder if some of these chicks will have to become hookers or mail order brides some day. Maybe I'll vote Tea Party and look into starting a private debters prison for sorority girls.
 
2012-08-19 02:53:58 PM

JeffreyScott: I have observed the whole anti-Greek attitude for years, and unlike many I don't dismiss it as someone who didn't get a bid to join. I have found that an anti-Greek attitude is most often expressed by people who never rushed a fraternity or sorority.


Interesting post, and a hell of a lot more worthwhile than the knee-jerk Greek-bashing.

Never got involved in the fraternities, and if I ever spoke to a member he kept his affiliation a secret. I lived on "fraternity row" my entire time at university, and until I read your post it never occurred to me that I have no idea what is involved in joining a frat. Nothing inspired me to ask, nor did the frats bother to advertise it. All I had were vague rumors that it involved drinking and humiliating the new guy. My passive impression of it was that frats are like Freemasonry or DeMolay, that you weren't welcome unless you received a personal invitation by a member, and that the secret society aspect of it was much of its appeal.
 
2012-08-19 03:52:05 PM

hitlersbrain: I heard an interesting term the other day; The Education Bubble, with students racking up hundreds of thousands in debt thanks to easy-to-get but impossible-to-get-out-of student loans.

I wonder if some of these chicks will have to become hookers or mail order brides some day. Maybe I'll vote Tea Party and look into starting a private debters prison for sorority girls.


Money talks dot com.
 
2012-08-19 07:07:46 PM
JeffreyScott: I have observed the whole anti-Greek attitude for years, and unlike many I don't dismiss it as someone who didn't get a bid to join. I have found that an anti-Greek attitude is most often expressed by people who never rushed a fraternity or sorority.

So 20 years after college I started speaking with some anti-Greek friends. I have found, most often, that they developed their anti-Greek opinions before entering college based on stereotypes they obtained from older relatives who were anti-Greek, or from older fellow dorm-mates who were anti-Greek. In other words, they were not anti-Greek based on some negative experience, but instead because they adopted someone else's negative opinion.


This is an excellent point. I was in a sorority and no one who had actual experience with us, guys we dated, non-affiliated friends, seemed to have a negative opinion. We even had someone who de-pledged because she decided it wasn't right for her; she still liked us, would drop by the house to visit, come to happy hour, etc. It was people who came to college and would never consider pledging (and didn't really know anything about actual greek orgs) that hated the concept.

My husband's cousin is a dirty hippie who went to a liberal arts college where they didn't even have fraternities or sororities. He has a seething hatred of "frat guys," and insists that they're all a-holes. He stuck by this even after I asked him if my Dad was an a-hole, since he was in a fraternity. He actually said yes (he's never met my dad and yeah, he's kind of an a-hole himself. We live in a college town and if we go into a bar or restaurant and he sees people he decides are "frat guys" he gets really angry and we have to leave. I'm not talking about people necessarily wearing letters, they just have to look college aged, fairly good-looking, be in a group and acting confident. Then they're frat guys and therefore a-holes, he's angry and we have to leave.
 
2012-08-19 07:19:39 PM
Mr. Shabooboo: Ya..Maybe your "friend" can help get you on as a jr. sales associate at the Verizon store or at
daddies car dealership..


Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men.
85% of the Fortune 500 executives belong to a fraternity.
40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were in a sorority/fraternity.
76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity/sorority
Every U.S. President and Vice President, except two in each office, born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825 have been members of a fraternity.
63% of the U.S. President's Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek.
Over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sororitiy graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
1 st Female Senator was Greek
1 st Female Astronaut was Greek
All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek
71% of those listed in "Who's Who in America" belong to a fraternity
As alumni, Greeks give approximately 75% of all money donated to universities

So yeah, being Greek makes for some good networking, since Greek alums are running the country.
 
2012-08-19 08:54:36 PM

Phins: So yeah, being Greek makes for some good networking, since Greek alums are running the country.


I think that's precisely the point of many who don't like the system (and not your dirty hippie friend, he just sounds like a paranoid ass). Depending on the school, it's often a very exclusionary network.
 
2012-08-20 04:52:00 AM
Cane for top shelf pussy copypasta. Disappointed.
 
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