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(Ann Arbor News)   The brothers of ΠΚΑ, Michigan chapter, in order to invite some ladies over for a party, took this totally-heterosexual photo that they're now scrambling to explain   (annarbor.com) divider line 182
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2013-02-19 01:06:16 PM
And this is why we have gay boy frat stereotypes.
 
2013-02-19 01:06:21 PM
One!
 
2013-02-19 01:06:31 PM
Heh, the Greek life.
 
2013-02-19 01:06:52 PM
I'm more upset over their use of the flag than I am the nudity.  It's a frat house; of course there's a latent homosexual subtext.
 
2013-02-19 01:07:02 PM

THX 1138: One!


fail
 
2013-02-19 01:07:22 PM
According to the post on brobible.com, the fraternity's social chair said he didn't expect "every frat and sorority to get their hands" on the email.

Putting aside whether there's anything wrong with the picture, that statement is just fall-down dumb.
 
2013-02-19 01:07:43 PM

FrancoFile: I'm more upset over their use of the flag than I am the nudity.  It's a frat house; of course there's a latent homosexual subtext.


THIS
 
2013-02-19 01:08:09 PM
Its Michigan, what do you expect?
 
2013-02-19 01:09:53 PM
Uhhh....who cares?
 
2013-02-19 01:10:33 PM
Is someone thinking of the children? WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN??
 
2013-02-19 01:10:35 PM
Dammit guys, this is why we cant have nice things.

/I'm a past president of my Pike chapter
//majored in phil, slept with 2 women in college.
///2 Pike houses have killed pledges in my state in the last few years
 
2013-02-19 01:10:43 PM

Ordinary Average Guy: Its Michigan, what do you expect?


More penis?
 
2013-02-19 01:10:43 PM
I'm torn. I enjoy the semi-nude men, but the flag was inappropriate. In fact, just lose the flag and it's good all around.
 
2013-02-19 01:10:47 PM
Are we to infer the nudity?  If they all had shorts on and no flag, would it be described as semi-nude?
 
2013-02-19 01:10:50 PM

Diogenes: According to the post on brobible.com, the fraternity's social chair said he didn't expect "every frat and sorority to get their hands" on the email.

Putting aside whether there's anything wrong with the picture, that statement is just fall-down dumb.

total frat move.

FIFY
 
2013-02-19 01:10:57 PM
How can you tell if your frat brother is gay?

\his dick tastes like shiat
 
2013-02-19 01:10:58 PM
Naked=gay
good to know
 
2013-02-19 01:11:26 PM

Farce-Side: Uhhh....who cares?


Shhh, pretend outrage
 
2013-02-19 01:11:27 PM

kumanoki: FrancoFile: I'm more upset over their use of the flag than I am the nudity.  It's a frat house; of course there's a latent homosexual subtext.

THIS


rumorsandrants.com
Mitch: (On phone) Hey, dude, what's up?
Frat Guy: Yo, Neil, is that you?
Mitch: Yeah, it's me...Neil!
Frat Guy: Hey, it's Jason, man. We just got back from laying a beating on these guys. I mean, we messed them up good. And the whole time, this guy's just lying there, crying like a little girl! Hold on, I'll get Terry.
Mitch: No don't get Terry! I mean, look, the reason I'm calling is this - there's all these guys going around to the different frat houses pretending to be cops, but they're not real cops. They're fake cops. They just robbed a bunch of stuff from the delta psi house. So don't be fooled, OK?
Frat Guy: Sure thing, dude. thanks for calling.
Mitch: OK, no problem there, dude. Now, uh, you go back to doing something latently homoerotic, all right? (Hangs up)

Mitch: (dials) Hello, real cops?
 
2013-02-19 01:11:29 PM
Nu Tau Tau Alpha Psi Psi Tau
 
2013-02-19 01:11:31 PM
Women dig on gay guys, I think it's a solid plan.
 
2013-02-19 01:12:33 PM
Pikes getting naked? Color me shocked.
 
2013-02-19 01:12:40 PM
www.thedadproject.com
 
2013-02-19 01:13:12 PM
Attention Frat Boys:
We get it, it's okay to be confused/in denial about your sexuality.  College is supposed to be about self-discovery after all,  and seriously, you're not fooling anyone.  Calling "no Homo" changes nothing, and honestly, the fact that you even feel the need to SAY that as often as you do is bit of a dead giveaway.  I mean, for the love of god, you even call yourselves GREEK oganizations right?

So, since we know, and you know,-even if you are in denial-, how's about you  go ahead an go full -on "free to be you and me" and experiement to your heart's content, and drop the hyper-obnoxious exaggerated hetero-sexuality, date rape, and binge drinking you use as a "cover" mmkay?
 
2013-02-19 01:13:22 PM
i1151.photobucket.com
What's the use of a flag if I can't cover my dick with it?
 
2013-02-19 01:13:42 PM
Luckily, these bros can take comfort in the fact that the internet is a constantly changing ephemeral environment, and everything here soon forgotten when the next photo du jour is exposed.

Or not!
 
2013-02-19 01:14:23 PM
Sounds about right for PiKAs.
 
TWX
2013-02-19 01:15:49 PM

FrancoFile: I'm more upset over their use of the flag than I am the nudity.  It's a frat house; of course there's a latent homosexual subtext.


At least we know that none of these young men will ever get to be President of the United States and it's unlikely that any of them will ever be a Senator...
 
2013-02-19 01:15:55 PM
Was the butt-chugging before or after the photo shoot?
 
2013-02-19 01:15:57 PM
This a nice article on these guys in this month's edition of Poof.
 
2013-02-19 01:16:27 PM
In my sorority days, we stole another fraternity's flag (I think it was PKE or maybe SAM) and sent them a pic of it with a bunch of us naked (using the flag to cover our lady parts) blackmailing them for beer. We were of course drunk when we did this. Stealing "letters" is a big no-no in the greek system and a couple of the guys in the fraternity were REALLY pissed at us.

The rest blew up the picture poster-sized and hung it on their walls.

Let's just say it was pretty easy to figure out who was gonna come out of the closet in a few years.

And yes, we got the beer. But thank god there was no facebook back in the day.

/I know, I know, CSS
//would have probably hung these guys' pics on my wall in my college years.
 
2013-02-19 01:16:28 PM
More pictures, accompanying text:

http://www.brobible.com/college/article/michigan-pikes-nearly-nude-p ic -to-sorority

Also, that invitation email is frighteningly accurate.
 
2013-02-19 01:17:56 PM
Second from the Right: Something is poking me again
Fourth from the Right: If he leans back, I'll be able to poke him again.
Third from the Left: Think unsexy thoughts. Think unsexy thoughts.
 
2013-02-19 01:18:06 PM
This is just dumb. They should have their arms all folded so as to imply they are holding up the flag with their dongs.

One of those "when you see it ..." pics. That at least might be funny.
 
2013-02-19 01:18:30 PM
My old roommate was a Pike.  I will be sure to mock him for this.
 
2013-02-19 01:18:38 PM
frat guy:  hmmmm, how could we attract more sorority sluts to party with us? hmmmm...
frat guy: hey Tyrone... would you mind taking your clothes off so we can take some pictures?
Tyrone: no. that just sounds ghey.
frat guy: no I don't mean just pictures of you without your clothes... there will be other 'brothers' with you in the pics. we'll send it some sororities (mainly full of white girls).
Tyrone: oh, ok well that sounds legit.  let's do this!
 
2013-02-19 01:18:42 PM

TelemonianAjax: Dammit guys, this is why we cant have nice things.

/I'm a past president of my Pike chapter
//majored in phil, slept with 2 women in college.
///2 Pike houses have killed pledges in my state in the last few years


wow, you slept with two whole women in college? You should totes brag about that, broheim.
 
2013-02-19 01:18:45 PM
Uh, yeah. That's soooo bad, or like, whatever.

/NotASingleF***WasGiven.jpg
 
2013-02-19 01:18:53 PM
Photoshop this NAMBLA meeting!
 
2013-02-19 01:19:22 PM
That flag will never be well hung again...
 
2013-02-19 01:19:31 PM
Funny... it's not showing any more skin than the men's water polo team.

But, you know, context's a biatch.
 
2013-02-19 01:19:44 PM
www.dallasvoice.com

It's just fun and games.
 
2013-02-19 01:19:51 PM

Diogenes: According to the post on brobible.com, the fraternity's social chair said he didn't expect "every frat and sorority to get their hands" on the email.

Putting aside whether there's anything wrong with the picture, that statement is just fall-down dumb.


Wow, yes.

Honestly that pic may be the least gay thing I've ever seen on Fark associated with a fraternity.
 
2013-02-19 01:20:13 PM

Lollipop165: Stealing "letters" is a big no-no in the greek system


At least you did it the fun way.  A frat tried to steal one sororities letters at my school and the sister who caught them locked the closet and called the cops.  Could have held them hostage or pranked them (like squirt guns or something) but no, farking breaking and entering.
 
2013-02-19 01:20:27 PM
Uh, these guys are all over 18. What is the problem? Who gives a damn about this?

And even if they weren't over 18, so what? Nothing is showing, they probably wore shorts anyway.

Seriously, who on earth has time to consider this a problem? Can't wait to read how Jezebel contorts this into a White Male Privilege Patriarchy apocalypse.
 
2013-02-19 01:20:33 PM
FTFA:  On its the fraternity lists integrity as one of their values, saying members seek "the full development of their intellectual and personal potential."

Anyone that knows anything about frats laughs at this statement.
 
2013-02-19 01:21:33 PM
Based on my observations of how frat boys behaved toward members of the opposite sex at my alma mater, I concluded that the majority were probably in denial.
 
2013-02-19 01:21:39 PM
Closeted frat douches from Michigan. This is par for the course for that state.
 
2013-02-19 01:21:49 PM
Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.
 
2013-02-19 01:22:24 PM

Nightie don't call me Wig: More pictures, accompanying text:

http://www.brobible.com/college/article/michigan-pikes-nearly-nude-p ic -to-sorority

Also, that invitation email is frighteningly accurate.


Okay, I'm sorry but in my sorority days I would have totally accepted the invitation. These guys look like fun.
 
2013-02-19 01:23:02 PM
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2013-02-19 01:23:35 PM

doubled99: Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.


And I don't get where "gay" is coming from (nttawwt). They whole point of these pics were an invitation to a sorority. If I were the girls, I'd think it was funny as hell.
 
2013-02-19 01:24:18 PM
At this point I almost feel left out that I never had any big gay frat orgies in college.  Like, were we the only ones who didn't get the memo?  Or was I just studying that night?

/NTTAWWT
//Well, not studying so much as video games.
 
2013-02-19 01:24:38 PM

FrancoFile: I'm more upset over their use of the flag than I am the nudity.  It's a frat house; of course there's a latent homosexual subtext.


You can probably strike "latent" and "subtext"..
 
2013-02-19 01:25:31 PM
Pikes, huh? Well, at least they weren't butt-chugging themselves into a coma with box wine this time.
 
2013-02-19 01:25:47 PM
There are 3 guys in my frat out of like 70 that I now know as gay, but it's been like 5 years since I've talked to any of them.

After we graduated ('99), this one guy decided to finally just be gay, which led to some hilarious conversations.  Someone in denial told me "he's not gay, he just likes to go to gay bars."

Another bro wanted to have an intervention.  He kept saying, "We just need to talk some sense into him."

I'm not sure why anyone cared.  It was 15 years ago (and Indiana), so that's probably part of it.
 
2013-02-19 01:26:21 PM

doubled99: Naked=gay
good to know


Naked by itself is not gay, of course.  Naked with a bunch of hot guys as you try to conceal a chubby .. = gay.
 
2013-02-19 01:27:33 PM

thecpt: Lollipop165: Stealing "letters" is a big no-no in the greek system

At least you did it the fun way.  A frat tried to steal one sororities letters at my school and the sister who caught them locked the closet and called the cops.  Could have held them hostage or pranked them (like squirt guns or something) but no, farking breaking and entering.


The guys tried to do that and FREAKED the fark out of a new girl in my sorority. Thank god there were some older girls home who knew the guy.  We lived in NYC, and if you see a guy coming in the middle of night in your sorority house, you can imagine why a girl might be scared to shiat.

So we had to have a sit down with the fraternity and threw a party or some such for them to break even so they wouldn't come into our house.
 
2013-02-19 01:27:36 PM

doubled99: Naked with all of your same-sex friends=gay
good to know


Yup, gayer than a handbag full of rainbows
 
2013-02-19 01:28:06 PM

Rapmaster2000: I'm not sure why anyone cared.  It was 15 years ago (and Indiana), so that's probably part of it.


We had 4 openly gay brothers out of 50 or so.  2 came out later, but they were expected anyways.  They were comfortable about it and so were we.

Being in the north east had something to do with it.
 
2013-02-19 01:29:03 PM

Nightie don't call me Wig: More pictures, accompanying text:

http://www.brobible.com/college/article/michigan-pikes-nearly-nude-p ic -to-sorority

Also, that invitation email is frighteningly accurate.


Great link. Thanks. And, from their e-mail


you count yourself a red-blooded, God-fearing American girl who has a specific spring-time gym routine to accommodate her summer-time jean shorts
I LOLed.
 
2013-02-19 01:29:38 PM
How is this an issue to anyone?

And for those of you upset about the use of the flag, I'd suggest that if you want it treated with dignity and respect start complaining about this crap:

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-02-19 01:31:16 PM

THX 1138: One!


Thank you, sir; may I have another?
 
2013-02-19 01:31:21 PM

doubled99: Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.


Too many rules in these threads.
 
2013-02-19 01:31:48 PM
I'm confused... how does this "dishonor the flag" (a stupid concept all its own) or hurt anyone outside of folks thinking they're gay? Also, how is this considered semi-nude? In fact, what the hell is semi-nude? You're either naked or not naked.

/gah!
//i'm chokin' on my own rage here
 
2013-02-19 01:31:53 PM

what_now: TelemonianAjax: Dammit guys, this is why we cant have nice things.

/I'm a past president of my Pike chapter
//majored in phil, slept with 2 women in college.
///2 Pike houses have killed pledges in my state in the last few years

wow, you slept with two whole women in college? You should totes brag about that, broheim.


Not trying to brag, just trying to emphasize how very different my house was. now that I'm out of college and know what the hell I'm doing, I'll go toe to toe with anybody on stories.

A very drunk Texan once upbraided me for saying frat. As he pointed out, you wouldn't call your country a coont, so why would you call your fraternity a frat?
 
2013-02-19 01:32:14 PM
We had a guy with a sweatshirt from one of the frats show up for the first day of HTY403, Ancient Greek History. Sat in back looking really confused and never showed up again.
 
2013-02-19 01:32:15 PM
Has anyone pointed out that there's something homoerotic about frat guys?

I think many of them might secretly be gay.
 
2013-02-19 01:32:54 PM
I opened that picture just as a co-worker walked into my office.

/FUUUUUUUUU
//I guess the next article will be about me having to confirm my heterosexuality to my company.
 
2013-02-19 01:33:10 PM
How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?
 
2013-02-19 01:33:48 PM

Lollipop165: The guys tried to do that and FREAKED the fark out of a new girl in my sorority. Thank god there were some older girls home who knew the guy.  We lived in NYC, and if you see a guy coming in the middle of night in your sorority house, you can imagine why a girl might be scared to shiat.


Ok, I can understand that.  The situation was talking about was not breaking and entering (everyone has key card access everywhere before 10pm).  She saw them in the closet in their basement and understood it.

Now if its animal house panty raid, they can crank out the baseball bats, but every greek was overly offended by everything which made "pranks" more like domestic underground hate crime terrorism by the time I graduated.  People would defecate in the others' house as a "prank."  Websites like collegeacb didn't exactly help either.
 
2013-02-19 01:33:51 PM

TelemonianAjax: A very drunk Texan once upbraided me for saying frat. As he pointed out, you wouldn't call your country a coont, so why would you call your fraternity a frat?


I've heard this from numerous fraternity guys,
 
2013-02-19 01:33:52 PM
I don't actually see the problem.

/Seems pretty gay though.
//NTTAWWT.
 
2013-02-19 01:34:35 PM

JohnnyCanuck: How can you tell if your frat brother is gay?

\his dick tastes like shiat


Nah, he could have boinked a girl up the ass. The real test is if his bunghole tastes like dick.
 
2013-02-19 01:35:24 PM
In the group flag photo, I daresay they are indeed all wearing short-shorts.

That being said, the gentlemen second from left and third from left need to be washed and brought to my tent.
 
2013-02-19 01:35:27 PM
There was absolutely no BUTT-CHUGGING at Pi Kappa Alpha.

I don't know why people keep associating Pi Kappa Alpha with BUTT-CHUGGING.
 
2013-02-19 01:35:36 PM

doubled99: Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.


Defensive much?

This might be a bit subtle for you, if it seems complex, try reading it a second time: The "gay frat guy" thing is funny because frat boys are famous for acting in "hyper-masculine" ways. When there's evidence that this behavior is compensation for suppressed homosexual impulses, we are amused. We are not laughing at their "gayness", but at their clownish attempts to cover this gayness with absurd hetero-theatricals.

Straight-up gay slurs get condemned because that's just hate speech, and the answer to hate speech is more speech.

Do you understand now?

See what I did there?
 
2013-02-19 01:36:03 PM
I cannot count how many of my current life problems would have to disappear before I had the time and mental energy to care about this total non-story.
 
2013-02-19 01:36:22 PM
I was always the antithesis of frat-dude when I was in school.  But I thought it was hit and miss amusing.  But I give them a pass for writing this:

America gave the world Hostess and then pioneered the capital management metrics which shut that shiat down.
 
2013-02-19 01:36:45 PM
iveneverdonethat.com
Double Secret probation.......

Put Neidermayer on it, he's s sneaky little shiat....
 
2013-02-19 01:38:02 PM

Lollipop165: TelemonianAjax: A very drunk Texan once upbraided me for saying frat. As he pointed out, you wouldn't call your country a coont, so why would you call your fraternity a frat?

I've heard this from numerous fraternity guys,


I always thought that was a lousy analogy and would say so.  I call my examination an exam.  If exam was slang for vagina, then I wouldn't but it isn't.  Same with frat.  I don't see why I should use four syllables when I can use one.
 
2013-02-19 01:38:16 PM

Nightie don't call me Wig: More pictures, accompanying text:

http://www.brobible.com/college/article/michigan-pikes-nearly-nude-p ic -to-sorority

Also, that invitation email is frighteningly accurate.


Ok, but seriously... that's a fantastic invite. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm impressed with their effort. They didn't just go buy a couple of kegs and say "party over here." Although I also think the flag is a piece of cloth, so maybe I'm not the right target for outrage.
 
2013-02-19 01:39:23 PM

what_now: TelemonianAjax: Dammit guys, this is why we cant have nice things.

/I'm a past president of my Pike chapter
//majored in phil, slept with 2 women in college.
///2 Pike houses have killed pledges in my state in the last few years

wow, you slept with two whole women in college? You should totes brag about that, broheim.


Well, to be fair, he did admit to majoring in "Phil", whoever that was.
 
2013-02-19 01:40:16 PM

Nightenstaff: I'm confused... how does this "dishonor the flag" (a stupid concept all its own) or hurt anyone outside of folks thinking they're gay? Also, how is this considered semi-nude? In fact, what the hell is semi-nude? You're either naked or not naked.

/gah!
//i'm chokin' on my own rage here


We can't tell if they're naked behind the flag or not; they're existing in a state of quantum nakedness.
 
2013-02-19 01:41:12 PM
Big farking deal.
I don't know why it is a concern.
I don't know why anybody cares.
It is not threatening and it is not offensive.
They are not revealing anything more than Larry Bird revealed in his 80s era basketball shorts
 
2013-02-19 01:41:22 PM

Tyrosine: How is this an issue to anyone?

And for those of you upset about the use of the flag, I'd suggest that if you want it treated with dignity and respect start complaining about this crap:

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 625x417]


blogs.westword.com
 
2013-02-19 01:43:03 PM
One of the guys' halls where I went to college did something similar, standing on the college sign and spelling out the name of the hall with strategically placed pieces of paper (that they didn't do a good job of strategically placing). Some guys were mad about the editorial my sister wrote condemning hazing in hall initiations and decided that the best retaliation would be to send her the picture through the campus mail.
 
2013-02-19 01:45:42 PM

This Looks Fun: Nightie don't call me Wig: More pictures, accompanying text:

http://www.brobible.com/college/article/michigan-pikes-nearly-nude-p ic -to-sorority

Also, that invitation email is frighteningly accurate.

Ok, but seriously... that's a fantastic invite. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm impressed with their effort. They didn't just go buy a couple of kegs and say "party over here." Although I also think the flag is a piece of cloth, so maybe I'm not the right target for outrage.


It really is good.  They have nothing to be ashamed of.
 
2013-02-19 01:46:03 PM
Is this where I go to make fun of fraternities and sororities?  Is this where I make those people feel bad for their trivial need for acceptance, belonging, while ridiculing others that don't share that belief?
 
2013-02-19 01:46:13 PM

doubled99: Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.


THIS. stop it.
 
2013-02-19 01:46:50 PM

Nightenstaff: I'm confused... how does this "dishonor the flag" (a stupid concept all its own) or hurt anyone outside of folks thinking they're gay? Also, how is this considered semi-nude? In fact, what the hell is semi-nude? You're either naked or not naked.

/gah!
//i'm chokin' on my own rage here


Well if one is nude and has a semi then isn't one semi-nude?
 
2013-02-19 01:47:20 PM
Also: "Trim fingernails before viewing."
 
2013-02-19 01:47:28 PM

mytdawg: Heh, the Greek life.


There is a Spartans joke in there somewhere
 
2013-02-19 01:48:15 PM
Homosex is normal in Greek culture, no?
 
2013-02-19 01:48:18 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I opened that picture just as a co-worker walked into my office.

/FUUUUUUUUU
//I guess the next article will be about me having to confirm my heterosexuality to my company.


Isn't there some hot lady where you work that you've been scopin' out but not acting on due to 'at work' (or in your department)?

You need to totaly go for her ... NOW!
 
2013-02-19 01:48:22 PM
This thread is funny. It's like when women call a bunch of half naked girls sluts, only you all call these guys gay. Personally, I have no chance with anyone nearly that young or good looking so it doesn't matter if they are gay or straight, I just like the view.
 
2013-02-19 01:50:04 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Homosex is normal in Greek culture, no?


No, grown men with boys was ok but two grown men was seen as odd.
 
2013-02-19 01:51:17 PM

IamPatSajak: It's like when women call a bunch of half naked girls sluts, only you all call these guys gay.


I presume they had clothes on when they joined the campus organization for closeted gays.
 
2013-02-19 01:53:16 PM

stuhayes2010: How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?


Um, the issue is usually the opposite: black guy in non-black fraternity risks ostracism by other black people on campus.
 
2013-02-19 01:53:21 PM
Farce-Side:

Uhhh....who cares?

Of course the token black guy is in the middle, but do his fratbros understand the '68 Olympics reference? I don't have a problem with the composition of the photo, this guy centers it nicely, but why is there only one black guy? Surely "non-whites" are as capable of Sunset Blush enemas and gratuitous weeny-wagging as anybody else.

But aside from that, that this "story" must be the product of a bad hangover on a slow news day.

And no, I don't see anything homo about it. Not every semi-nude male is gay, not even when aggregated.
 
2013-02-19 01:53:37 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Nu Tau Tau Alpha Psi Psi Tau


Psi isn't a 'W,' psi is a ps
 
2013-02-19 01:55:28 PM

Diogenes: Putting aside whether there's anything wrong with the picture, that statement is just fall-down dumb.


They are frat boys after all ...

/or 'rent a friend' as we used to call them
//not the brightest tools in the shed
 
2013-02-19 01:55:58 PM
The gay part isn't the photograph, it's how they organized from worst bodies (outside) to best bodies (inside) and balanced out left and right, with a black guy in the middle for interest.
 
2013-02-19 01:56:13 PM
Frats were looked down upon where I went to school. They really hated it on "wear your frat t shirt day"  when we would ask them about the goofy letters on their shirt and if they were in the math or physics club. Yeah, we were juvenile.
 
2013-02-19 01:58:09 PM
This looks 100% harmless, and those guys are pretty cute.  Especially among Greek orgs, I have no idea why this is somehow scandalous.
 
2013-02-19 01:58:21 PM
Posing naked with some other guys doesn't make them gay any more than posing with a guy doing a black power salute makes them Australian.
 
2013-02-19 01:58:34 PM
According to the post on brobible.com, the fraternity's social chair said he didn't expect "every frat and sorority to get their hands" on the email.

 Son, why don't you have a seat while we explain this internet-y thing to you...
 
2013-02-19 01:58:39 PM

gingerjet: 'rent a friend' as we used to call them


because thats all you got from dues.  Not sponsored trips to Cabo for all members, better and cheaper living, better meal plans with contracted caterers, or anything
 
2013-02-19 01:59:26 PM
Daaaang... those bros look GOOD.

is there a problem here?
 
2013-02-19 01:59:48 PM
I don't know which is more tiresome: the people who describe shirtless guys as "semi nude" or the people who whine "b-b-but that's the FLAG!"
 
2013-02-19 02:02:55 PM
'cause they're classy.
 
2013-02-19 02:03:28 PM

mccallcl: The gay part isn't the photograph, it's how they organized from worst bodies (outside) to best bodies (inside) and balanced out left and right, with a black guy in the middle for interest.


The best-looking, coolest people are always front and center.  No corporation is sending awkward, unattractive dorks out on sales calls.  These kids are learning what they need to get ahead in corporate America.
 
2013-02-19 02:04:19 PM

fireclown: Tyrosine: How is this an issue to anyone?

And for those of you upset about the use of the flag, I'd suggest that if you want it treated with dignity and respect start complaining about this crap:

[blogs.westword.com image 850x637]


I find this offensive, the articles should be removed immediately.  Please post a follow up picture so that I can verify compliance.

/thank you for your cooperation
 
2013-02-19 02:08:34 PM

Tyrosine: How is this an issue to anyone?

And for those of you upset about the use of the flag, I'd suggest that if you want it treated with dignity and respect start complaining about this crap:

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 625x417]


gshepnyc: I don't know which is more tiresome: the people who describe shirtless guys as "semi nude" or the people who whine "b-b-but that's the FLAG!"


Oh honestly.

a) Those aren't actual flags, just clothing that incorporates elements of the flag.
b) It's not an issue of indecency or flag-worship, it's about using a symbol of America in a trivial fashion.  If they'd phrased the invite as a parody of the preamble to the Constitution, I'd complain about that.
c) I'm not a flag-worshiper. Just use some sense when you appropriate a widely-used symbol for some other purpose.
 
2013-02-19 02:09:32 PM

JohnAnnArbor: stuhayes2010: How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?

Um, the issue is usually the opposite: black guy in non-black fraternity risks ostracism by other black people on campus.


And you know this because of all of the black-on-black conversations that you're privy too as an honorary black guy, right? Or, do you have one black friend who works as a mole in the black community so that he can give you weekly updates?
 
2013-02-19 02:11:42 PM

ben_reddy: fireclown: Tyrosine: How is this an issue to anyone?

And for those of you upset about the use of the flag, I'd suggest that if you want it treated with dignity and respect start complaining about this crap:

[blogs.westword.com image 850x637]

I find this offensive, the articles should be removed immediately.  Please post a follow up picture so that I can verify compliance.

/thank you for your cooperation


Can I help?

eyemdope.com
 
2013-02-19 02:12:40 PM
Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.

Defensive much?

This might be a bit subtle for you, if it seems complex, try reading it a second time: The "gay frat guy" thing is funny because frat boys are famous for acting in "hyper-masculine" ways. When there's evidence that this behavior is compensation for suppressed homosexual impulses, we are amused. We are not laughing at their "gayness", but at their clownish attempts to cover this gayness with absurd hetero-theatricals.

Straight-up gay slurs get condemned because that's just hate speech, and the answer to hate speech is more speech.

Do you understand now?

See what I did there?



Yes, I did! You took your frayed reasoning and tied it into a convoluted knot. I hope you didn't hurt yourself!
 
2013-02-19 02:13:47 PM

Akabander: doubled99: Yes, make sure to keep insinuating that they're gay as a funny way of insulting them. But don't forget to get all outraged in another thread when someone uses a gay slur.

Defensive much?

This might be a bit subtle for you, if it seems complex, try reading it a second time: The "gay frat guy" thing is funny because frat boys are famous for acting in "hyper-masculine" ways. When there's evidence that this behavior is compensation for suppressed homosexual impulses, we are amused. We are not laughing at their "gayness", but at their clownish attempts to cover this gayness with absurd hetero-theatricals.

Straight-up gay slurs get condemned because that's just hate speech, and the answer to hate speech is more speech.

Do you understand now?

See what I did there?


Yeah. You justified your gay slurs (which in most other cases are bad) by pretending stereotypes apply to all fraternities.
 
2013-02-19 02:16:07 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: JohnAnnArbor: stuhayes2010: How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?

Um, the issue is usually the opposite: black guy in non-black fraternity risks ostracism by other black people on campus.

And you know this because of all of the black-on-black conversations that you're privy too as an honorary black guy, right? Or, do you have one black friend who works as a mole in the black community so that he can give you weekly updates?


Observation.  No, it's not universal.  Maybe it's changed in 20 years (that would be a good thing).
 
2013-02-19 02:17:25 PM
Of the all the retarded nonsense that frats do every year, THIS is what causes the hubbub?
 
2013-02-19 02:22:53 PM
"The office of Greek life just learned about the photos today," Fitzgerald said. "We need to let the office of Greek life deal with it."

He said "rape" twice.  Office rape, at that.
 
2013-02-19 02:23:54 PM
I don't think anyone is seeing the bigger picture here. The guys are simply saying "top this" hoping to get a group of the Alpha Phi ladies to show the full monty.

Anyone know what was Alpha Phi's response?
 
2013-02-19 02:27:20 PM
Anti-frat fraternity guy here. Met my eventual wife freshman year, so I didn't get to bang anyone other than her through college (sigh), but I certainly wasn't drugging sorority girls and making amateur sextapes with them, or having greasy gay orgies with my other "bros"; those kinds of things are difficult when you don't have a house on campus. However, as the scholastic chair, I managed to get our chapter's GPA not only #1 among Greeks, but within a hair's breadth of getting the entire chapter Dean's Listed for the year, something which had never happened in the school's 100+ year history of Greek organizations. (goddammitsomuch John, you should have stayed at Vanderbilt so you could have flunked out there instead). Needless to say, we weren't a "typical" Greek organization.

We spent more time playing video games, studying, working, and conducting what we called "science terrorism" (blowing up oil drums with dry ice bombs, flooding the campus fountains with super-foaming agents, etc) than any sort of stereotypical "frat" activities. We drank a lot, sure, who doesn't in college?

I understand why people use the term "frat", as it has cultural traction, but members calling our group that was a great way to get on everyone's shiat list really quickly. I was never in a "frat". I was in a fraternity.
 
2013-02-19 02:27:45 PM

Harry Freakstorm: Second from the Right: Something is poking me again
Fourth from the Right: If he leans back, I'll be able to poke him again.
Third from the Left: Think unsexy thoughts. Think unsexy thoughts.


Third from the right: I CAME
 
2013-02-19 02:34:44 PM

grinding_journalist: I understand why people use the term "frat", as it has cultural traction, but members calling our group that was a great way to get on everyone's shiat list really quickly. I was never in a "frat". I was in a fraternity.


lighten up francis.

I didn't go to a big school, but we got our GPA far above student average and ranked nationally in the top ten for our fraternity.  We also had better diversity percentages than our school, who gave free rides to "inner city kids" just to help their numbers.  I'm fine with being called a frat, but the stigma has to end.  People who use it sound like idiots to me.
 
2013-02-19 02:35:54 PM

grinding_journalist: We spent more time playing video games, studying, working, and conducting what we called "science terrorism" (blowing up oil drums with dry ice bombs, flooding the campus fountains with super-foaming agents, etc) than any sort of stereotypical "frat" activities. We drank a lot, sure, who doesn't in college?


Vandalism IS a stereotypical "frat" activity.
 
2013-02-19 02:39:32 PM
i.imgur.com

One is a perfectly normal way to pose for a sexy photo... the other is EEW GAY LOL.

Funny ol' world, in'it?
 
2013-02-19 02:41:55 PM
I think these guys should be proud. Their picture was rather tasteful, their invitation was funny. Nothing is going to entice the ladies to party with more than a sense of humor about the whole thing.

And really, I was expecting the picture much worse. Something more along the lines of "let's send the girls complimentary donuts in the morning, and then send 'me photos of our 'ring toss' in the afternoon."
 
2013-02-19 02:46:20 PM
www.brobible.com

At first I was thinking, not this shiat again, but then I followed the link to the source article that had the full image.

Placed in context with all the other photos and the accompanying email invite, it is clear that they were inviting a sorority to an American Flag themed party, and they were attempting to be amusing. I think they were kind of successful.

In my opinion, the only thing people should be asking is why the Office of Greek Life is investigating this?  Even if you don't find the humor in this, and even if you hate fraternities, why shouldn't this be protected free speech?
 
2013-02-19 02:46:54 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: JohnAnnArbor: stuhayes2010: How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?

Um, the issue is usually the opposite: black guy in non-black fraternity risks ostracism by other black people on campus.

And you know this because of all of the black-on-black conversations that you're privy too as an honorary black guy, right? Or, do you have one black friend who works as a mole in the black community so that he can give you weekly updates?


I am shocked that "I Have A Black Friend" isn't somebody's alt.
 
2013-02-19 02:53:52 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: DROxINxTHExWIND: JohnAnnArbor: stuhayes2010: How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?

Um, the issue is usually the opposite: black guy in non-black fraternity risks ostracism by other black people on campus.

And you know this because of all of the black-on-black conversations that you're privy too as an honorary black guy, right? Or, do you have one black friend who works as a mole in the black community so that he can give you weekly updates?

I am shocked that "I Have A Black Friend" isn't somebody's alt.


I would go with 'your one black friend'
 
2013-02-19 02:56:28 PM

JeffreyScott: In my opinion, the only thing people should be asking is why the Office of Greek Life is investigating this? Even if you don't find the humor in this, and even if you hate fraternities, why shouldn't this be protected free speech?


If the organization had to be chartered through the Office of Greek Life, they undoubtedly signed some code of conduct, which their members then agreed to. It's within the office's power to investigate possible breeches of that contract and act within it, up to, I assume, revocation of their charter and any privileges official recognitions associated with it.

You're more than free to willingly enter into contracts that place penalties on certain speech.
 
2013-02-19 02:56:48 PM

TelemonianAjax: Dammit guys, this is why we cant have nice things.

/I'm a past president of my Pike chapter
//majored in phil, slept with 2 women in college.
///2 Pike houses have killed pledges in my state in the last few years


Phil didn't get jealous of the women?
 
2013-02-19 03:05:40 PM

ActionFigure: They are not revealing anything more than Larry Bird revealed in his 80s era basketball shorts


Indeed.  Heck, as far as we know they could be wearing shorts behind that flag.  Not my preferred 'waist to just above the knees' ones, but my stupid PT uniform shorts would be small enough.  Of course, those things cover less than boxers...

I'd be more upset at the use of the US Flag, but even then I'm pretty much 'meh'.
 
2013-02-19 03:13:06 PM
I bet that picture was taken right before a good ole fashioned game of 'Soggy Biscuit'.
 
2013-02-19 03:14:23 PM
What about all the Top Shelf?
 
2013-02-19 03:22:13 PM

Rapmaster2000: There are 3 guys in my frat out of like 70 that I now know as gay, but it's been like 5 years since I've talked to any of them.

After we graduated ('99), this one guy decided to finally just be gay, which led to some hilarious conversations.  Someone in denial told me "he's not gay, he just likes to go to gay bars."

Another bro wanted to have an intervention.  He kept saying, "We just need to talk some sense into him."

I'm not sure why anyone cared.  It was 15 years ago (and Indiana), so that's probably part of it.


You like like.
 
2013-02-19 03:28:24 PM

ProfessorOhki: JeffreyScott: In my opinion, the only thing people should be asking is why the Office of Greek Life is investigating this? Even if you don't find the humor in this, and even if you hate fraternities, why shouldn't this be protected free speech?

If the organization had to be chartered through the Office of Greek Life, they undoubtedly signed some code of conduct, which their members then agreed to. It's within the office's power to investigate possible breeches of that contract and act within it, up to, I assume, revocation of their charter and any privileges official recognitions associated with it.

You're more than free to willingly enter into contracts that place penalties on certain speech.


The University of Michigan is a state university.  As such the university would be prohibited from interfering with a student's constitutionally protected freedom of speech.  Treating them different than other student's would violate constutional equal protection and freedom of association principals.
 
2013-02-19 03:33:12 PM

Lollipop165: They whole point of these pics were an invitation to a sorority.


NOW they are. Before they were just some idea Todd thought up while fantasizing about how to better bro-rape his frat mates.

Bro-rape. Beware the Dave Mathews music and backpack filled with dildos.
 
2013-02-19 03:33:35 PM

JeffreyScott: ProfessorOhki: JeffreyScott: In my opinion, the only thing people should be asking is why the Office of Greek Life is investigating this? Even if you don't find the humor in this, and even if you hate fraternities, why shouldn't this be protected free speech?

If the organization had to be chartered through the Office of Greek Life, they undoubtedly signed some code of conduct, which their members then agreed to. It's within the office's power to investigate possible breeches of that contract and act within it, up to, I assume, revocation of their charter and any privileges official recognitions associated with it.

You're more than free to willingly enter into contracts that place penalties on certain speech.

The University of Michigan is a state university.  As such the university would be prohibited from interfering with a student's constitutionally protected freedom of speech.  Treating them different than other student's would violate constutional equal protection and freedom of association principals.


That didn't stop them from trying in the 1990s.  They tried to set up a student code that allowed people to complain about speech.  Tribunals were secret; no counsel allowed for "defense," I believe.  The Supreme Court had to smack them down.
 
2013-02-19 03:37:47 PM
That's the rape fraternity, in case you were wondering. And I wonder how many of them get the one black glove upraised as a fist reference?
 
2013-02-19 03:40:39 PM
i229.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-19 03:43:53 PM

weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 336x600]

One is a perfectly normal way to pose for a sexy photo... the other is EEW GAY LOL.

Funny ol' world, in'it?


Would it have killed them to find an African American man to stand in for the African American woman? Also, to find guys not covered in tattoo's visible to the picture? Gods, who took that photo? Doesn't that photographer realize just how difficult it is to fap to, when it's so poorly put together in comparison to the original?

/What?
//Oh, farkberries...
 
2013-02-19 03:51:50 PM

weltallica: One is a perfectly normal way to pose for a sexy photo... the other is EEW GAY LOL.


I suspect that's subjective.  I'm guessing that there are a few farkers what enjoy the second pic.

As for me, they both look gay.  It's just that the top one is the gay that I enjoy.  The other one, not my thing.
 
2013-02-19 03:56:27 PM

Tyrosine: How is this an issue to anyone?

And for those of you upset about the use of the flag, I'd suggest that if you want it treated with dignity and respect start complaining about this crap:

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 625x417]


The photos: meh...they're fit and they wanted the ladies to know it

The flag: anyone old enough to remember the Bicentennial looks at that and does a double meh.

/next question!
 
2013-02-19 04:02:03 PM
All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.
 
2013-02-19 04:12:38 PM

thecpt: I'm fine with being called a frat, but the stigma has to end.


FFS.  You can deal with it.  Trust me.

SO was in a frat.  He went to a tiny private school in the middle of nowhere.  The other guys in his frat were generally pretty awesome, and it the *only* way he could live off campus (besides some lame senior lottery iirc).

However, he doesn't really give a damn if I call it a frat, nor if I blare the horn and flick off the douchebags in our town who belong to the same frat when they spill their Saturday pre-game pre-party into the middle of the five lane street and I have to f--king get to work.  Because they do, indeed, suck in our current town.  And because it wasn't his life and didn't encompass every damn important college experience.
 
2013-02-19 04:12:46 PM
beerrun: All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.


I'm not sure herpes and HIV are 'relationships'.

/Preparation H might help the butthurt.
//thank you, sir! may I have another?
 
2013-02-19 04:17:19 PM

porcupine tree: I bet that picture was taken right before a good ole fashioned game of 'Soggy Biscuit'.


Sponge Cookie?

Yeah, fact of the matter is that closeted or not, these boys will have misogynistic sex with the sorority babes who don't really want to fark the guys because, while they're cute and what not, they're macho, selfish assholes. Then again, these guys will probably be financially secure and very useful in buying that house in [well heeled suburb of your choice] and allowing her use that Communications degree to "experience" being a mother to 2.5 children. Then she can enjoy battles for SUV status and PTA Supremacy with the other Suburban Housewives with Communications degrees. And they'll all enjoy their Xanax and vibrators and have angry, misogynistic sex with their Corporate Husbands.

It's the sacrifice you make, you know, for your kids.
 
2013-02-19 04:19:48 PM

mbillips: I wonder how many of them get the one black glove upraised as a fist reference?


You mean, in some sense other than Black Power? Because if they're not trying to be X-treme Ironical, I don't know why they'd have that in there.
 
2013-02-19 04:26:58 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: thecpt: I'm fine with being called a frat, but the stigma has to end.

FFS.  You can deal with it.  Trust me.

SO was in a frat.  He went to a tiny private school in the middle of nowhere.  The other guys in his frat were generally pretty awesome, and it the *only* way he could live off campus (besides some lame senior lottery iirc).

However, he doesn't really give a damn if I call it a frat, nor if I blare the horn and flick off the douchebags in our town who belong to the same frat when they spill their Saturday pre-game pre-party into the middle of the five lane street and I have to f--king get to work.  Because they do, indeed, suck in our current town.  And because it wasn't his life and didn't encompass every damn important college experience.


DePauw?
 
2013-02-19 04:37:55 PM
Aww look! Token's all grown up!!
 
2013-02-19 04:39:40 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: mbillips: I wonder how many of them get the one black glove upraised as a fist reference?

You mean, in some sense other than Black Power? Because if they're not trying to be X-treme Ironical, I don't know why they'd have that in there.


He is saying I'm the man, I've made all these guys my biatch.
 
2013-02-19 04:53:03 PM

JeffreyScott: ProfessorOhki: JeffreyScott: In my opinion, the only thing people should be asking is why the Office of Greek Life is investigating this? Even if you don't find the humor in this, and even if you hate fraternities, why shouldn't this be protected free speech?

If the organization had to be chartered through the Office of Greek Life, they undoubtedly signed some code of conduct, which their members then agreed to. It's within the office's power to investigate possible breeches of that contract and act within it, up to, I assume, revocation of their charter and any privileges official recognitions associated with it.

You're more than free to willingly enter into contracts that place penalties on certain speech.

The University of Michigan is a state university.  As such the university would be prohibited from interfering with a student's constitutionally protected freedom of speech.  Treating them different than other student's would violate constutional equal protection and freedom of association principals.


Which is why I said revocation of their charter. You know, removing special status enjoyed by them currently and instead treating them the same as other students. If they suspended or expelled them, I would agree with you; if they simply threatened to stop recognizing them as a Greek organization, boo hoo.

You know, I'll bet you there's all sorts of private clubs that are free speech that you still can't get the university to officially recognize. Go figure.
 
2013-02-19 04:55:49 PM

JeffreyScott: The University of Michigan is a state university. As such the university would be prohibited from interfering with a student's constitutionally protected freedom of speech. Treating them different than other student's would violate constutional equal protection and freedom of association principals.


It can become complicated depending on how this 'Office of Greek Life' is chartered.  It could be like the BSA - no official ties with the government, but it gets a lot of benefits anyways.

If the OGL is 'technically' a private organization that handles the various fraternities/sororities, then it could have more reach than the university itself.

Then again, they might end up investigating then have a determination of 'no findings'.  Sometimes you have to investigate merely to satisfy the whiners.
 
2013-02-19 04:58:41 PM

Firethorn: JeffreyScott: The University of Michigan is a state university. As such the university would be prohibited from interfering with a student's constitutionally protected freedom of speech. Treating them different than other student's would violate constutional equal protection and freedom of association principals.

It can become complicated depending on how this 'Office of Greek Life' is chartered.  It could be like the BSA - no official ties with the government, but it gets a lot of benefits anyways.

If the OGL is 'technically' a private organization that handles the various fraternities/sororities, then it could have more reach than the university itself.

Then again, they might end up investigating then have a determination of 'no findings'.  Sometimes you have to investigate merely to satisfy the whiners.


There's that too. My school had a 'corporation' entity of itself located on-campus that handled all the food-service stuff... and I believe housing, but didn't have the same financial transparency requirements as the university proper.
 
2013-02-19 05:24:50 PM

beerrun: All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.


Took you long enough.
 
2013-02-19 05:25:28 PM

JohnAnnArbor: stuhayes2010: How are they going to explain that black guy in their fraternity?

Um, the issue is usually the opposite: black guy in non-black fraternity risks ostracism by other black people on campus.


Wow! Sounds like the same thing democrats do to black republicans
 
2013-02-19 05:29:22 PM

ProfessorOhki: You know, I'll bet you there's all sorts of private clubs that are free speech that you still can't get the university to officially recognize. Go figure.


COUGHmichigamuaCOUGH

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/student-groups-blast-michigamua

You can also not give them access to things like office space in the Student Union, etc.

JohnAnnArbor: DePauw?


One of the three small colleges in Michigan that begin with an A named after the town they're located in.
 
2013-02-19 05:32:19 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ProfessorOhki: You know, I'll bet you there's all sorts of private clubs that are free speech that you still can't get the university to officially recognize. Go figure.

COUGHmichigamuaCOUGH

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/student-groups-blast-michigamua

You can also not give them access to things like office space in the Student Union, etc.

JohnAnnArbor: DePauw?

One of the three small colleges in Michigan that begin with an A named after the town they're located in.


Adrian and Albion are the two that come immediately to mind.  (I said Depauw because they're unusually Greek-heavy: something like 80% of the student body joins up.)
 
2013-02-19 05:34:21 PM

JohnAnnArbor: StreetlightInTheGhetto: ProfessorOhki: You know, I'll bet you there's all sorts of private clubs that are free speech that you still can't get the university to officially recognize. Go figure.

COUGHmichigamuaCOUGH

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/student-groups-blast-michigamua

You can also not give them access to things like office space in the Student Union, etc.

JohnAnnArbor: DePauw?

One of the three small colleges in Michigan that begin with an A named after the town they're located in.

Adrian and Albion are the two that come immediately to mind.  (I said Depauw because they're unusually Greek-heavy: something like 80% of the student body joins up.)


Oh, yeah.  And Alma.
 
2013-02-19 05:39:10 PM

ProfessorOhki: Vandalism IS a stereotypical "frat" activity.


It sure is. What we did was funny, didn't harm the fountains in any way, and was gone by the next day. I don't really consider that vandalism, and the dictionary doesn't either.
 
2013-02-19 05:39:57 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: FFS.  You can deal with it.  Trust me.


So wait, you agree with me on everything practically?  Just not the hypocritical cirle jerk that happens on Fark every frat hate thread?
 
2013-02-19 05:44:24 PM

drb9: Are we to infer the nudity?  If they all had shorts on, would it be described as semi-nude?



THIS ^^^^^^^
 
2013-02-19 05:53:09 PM
This is so much a non story I'm throwing up just commenting.

Latent homo where?  No where.  If you read homo into this then you have gay issues yourself.

Technically "illegal" use of the flag.
 
2013-02-19 06:05:39 PM

Farce-Side: Uhhh....who cares?


If you don't care why aren't you outside playing with your friends rather than posting about this?
 
2013-02-19 06:07:34 PM
I have a strong dislike for frats and Pika was pretty annoying, but why is this a big deal? Because they are far less cute than they think? Because they are douche-y? This is news?

The only thing even remotely notable about this is that you probably shouldn't be rubbing your junk on the stripes or sticking up in the stars.
 
2013-02-19 06:21:16 PM
 
2013-02-19 06:24:40 PM

JohnAnnArbor: JohnAnnArbor: StreetlightInTheGhetto: ProfessorOhki: You know, I'll bet you there's all sorts of private clubs that are free speech that you still can't get the university to officially recognize. Go figure.

COUGHmichigamuaCOUGH

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/student-groups-blast-michigamua

You can also not give them access to things like office space in the Student Union, etc.

JohnAnnArbor: DePauw?

One of the three small colleges in Michigan that begin with an A named after the town they're located in.

Adrian and Albion are the two that come immediately to mind.  (I said Depauw because they're unusually Greek-heavy: something like 80% of the student body joins up.)

Oh, yeah.  And Alma.


You got em.

/20 people have the same college diploma as I do, my job fairly unique, and I've met people 2 years behind the SO in different majors who knew him.
//I like to be oblique on the internet
 
2013-02-19 06:37:59 PM
Anyone see the movie old school?  Kinda obscure.  But what's to stop a bunch of students from making their own social club and telling the greek life people to suck it?  Can't drink, can't send suggestive photos, can't do any racist stuff.  And the rape is right out the window.
 
2013-02-19 06:38:40 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: porcupine tree: I bet that picture was taken right before a good ole fashioned game of 'Soggy Biscuit'.

Sponge Cookie?

Yeah, fact of the matter is that closeted or not, these boys will have misogynistic sex with the sorority babes who don't really want to fark the guys because, while they're cute and what not, they're macho, selfish assholes. Then again, these guys will probably be financially secure and very useful in buying that house in [well heeled suburb of your choice] and allowing her use that Communications degree to "experience" being a mother to 2.5 children. Then she can enjoy battles for SUV status and PTA Supremacy with the other Suburban Housewives with Communications degrees. And they'll all enjoy their Xanax and vibrators and have angry, misogynistic sex with their Corporate Husbands.

It's the sacrifice you make, you know, for your kids.


I am pretty sure you don't have a firm grasp of the meaning of 'firm'.
 
2013-02-19 06:38:45 PM
I'm not seeing the problem here.
 
2013-02-19 06:39:33 PM

liam76: AngryJailhouseFistfark: porcupine tree: I bet that picture was taken right before a good ole fashioned game of 'Soggy Biscuit'.

Sponge Cookie?

Yeah, fact of the matter is that closeted or not, these boys will have misogynistic sex with the sorority babes who don't really want to fark the guys because, while they're cute and what not, they're macho, selfish assholes. Then again, these guys will probably be financially secure and very useful in buying that house in [well heeled suburb of your choice] and allowing her use that Communications degree to "experience" being a mother to 2.5 children. Then she can enjoy battles for SUV status and PTA Supremacy with the other Suburban Housewives with Communications degrees. And they'll all enjoy their Xanax and vibrators and have angry, misogynistic sex with their Corporate Husbands.

It's the sacrifice you make, you know, for your kids.

I am pretty sure you don't have a firm grasp of the meaning of 'firm'.


DOH!

That should be 'fact'


Stupid. Phone.
 
2013-02-19 06:55:46 PM
PSDABFM! PSDABFM!
 
2013-02-19 07:34:53 PM

Champion of the Sun: Anyone see the movie old school?  Kinda obscure.  But what's to stop a bunch of students from making their own social club and telling the greek life people to suck it?  Can't drink, can't send suggestive photos, can't do any racist stuff.  And the rape is right out the window.


Old School obscure

Frank the Tank!
 
2013-02-19 09:06:08 PM
Not Naked frat boys are a problem now?

I lived in Ann Arbor for many years. Naked people were typical. Until 2004 when the pervs helped can the naked mile run.

Then there was the alcohol ... Isn't there a drunk party or a hazing that the Greek system can investigate instead?
 
2013-02-19 11:12:01 PM

beerrun: All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.


Keep telling yourself that chief, but you guys never learned to close the deal. While you where passed out in your own vomit under the ping-pong table in the basement, non Greeks were stuffing their sausage in your Chi Omega girlfriend in your room, on your bed. It is a 20 years belated, but thank you!
 
2013-02-20 12:21:27 AM
They do look kind of silly, but this does not even register on my give-a-fark meter. Sounds like some people in MI need to find some more pressing issues to be outraged about.
 
2013-02-20 08:23:33 AM

99.998er: beerrun: All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.

Keep telling yourself that chief, but you guys never learned to close the deal. While you where passed out in your own vomit under the ping-pong table in the basement, non Greeks were stuffing their sausage in your Chi Omega girlfriend in your room, on your bed. It is a 20 years belated, but thank you!


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2013-02-20 10:30:24 AM
Didn't read all the comments. But if the dude in the middle is putting up a black power fist, that would make me happy.
 
2013-02-20 01:06:14 PM
I don't get why that pic is a problem. They're all legal, right? What exactly is the issue? I just got the alumni newsletter for my school, and there's a nice pic of the swimteam in speedos. How is this different?

Is it the flag? In that case, would you still be complaining if the pic was of hot sorority girls in flag bikinis?
 
2013-02-20 01:16:46 PM

ProfessorOhki: JeffreyScott: In my opinion, the only thing people should be asking is why the Office of Greek Life is investigating this? Even if you don't find the humor in this, and even if you hate fraternities, why shouldn't this be protected free speech?

If the organization had to be chartered through the Office of Greek Life, they undoubtedly signed some code of conduct, which their members then agreed to. It's within the office's power to investigate possible breeches of that contract and act within it, up to, I assume, revocation of their charter and any privileges official recognitions associated with it.

You're more than free to willingly enter into contracts that place penalties on certain speech.


The only possible problem in the pic I can see that would violate any code of conduct is the pic of the keg, if it was taken in the house and kegs are banned. Other than that, unless they specifically agreed not to pose nearly nekkid while wrapped in a flag, Greek Life's got nuthin'.
 
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