Thank you Sirius First Wave for the shoutout to Chi Tetarton ca. Winter ’85 and “Hot at the Phi Sigs.” Some of TC’s finest work right there. Ask Hank, he’ll tell you.
After months of delay and unequivocal efforts to make things smaller and cut out the larger fish from the discussion, the “final statement” and “conclusion” has been delivered in the form of a conference call.
The basic message from National: There was no misconduct, get it through your thick fucking skull.
Also: It’s in the past! It doesn’t matter!
Also: You fucked up! You trusted us!
For most of the last 20 years or so, my kids would ask me about tattoos. My grandpa had a
prison homemade one, my brother has several. I would always tell them I was not a big fan of them getting tattoos – as my children, they were perfect as is.
HOWEVER, if they decided to get inked, think about a few things:
My fraternity’s national organization is
filled with North Korea-like hardliners hamstrung by institutional inertia and a centripetal focus. Basically, their response to some legitimate concerns about financial and fiduciary matters has been to stick the information in a file and wait for the complainants to die.
As a human being, an American, a college graduate and a third-degree member of Phi Sigma Kappa, I am aghast at the conduct of SAE at the University of Oklahoma. I’m not terribly surprised, though. SAE has always been synonymous with dickweed (at least at Western and ASU). Back in the day, SAEs were notorious moneyed assholes. At ASU, in just the last couple of years:
- an underage pledge was overserved on a frat outing to a bar and drowned.
- a brother was dropped off at an ER with a sticky note explaining his .47 BAC.
- (plus the 1989 race riot.)
Thank you, Sirius 70s on 7. Thank you for transporting me back to 1982. Rae? Mae? Some Phi Mu with curly short hair. Somehow, a kegger ends with some face mashing in the upstairs mini room with this song in the background. Thanks for the memory that I can’t shake.
Better a fond memory than the herpes. Trust me on this – Todd S.