For all intensive purposes, she's a pre-madonna.
further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
For all intensive purposes, she's a pre-madonna.
Did you read the tweets from this article http://www.brobible.com/college/article/university-of-maryland-sorority-... ?
I really think she is probably just a bitch.
I did, but I'm a pretty big fan of distasteful humor. Putting it on twitter is ill-advised, but she's 20. I had poor judgment at 20 too.
"But oh em gee Julia." I think I'm in love with this Chick.
Hilarious...needed to read that. It was fucking hilarious. Heh-heh-heh...and that foul mouthed babe is hot. Heh-heh-heh....
That funny or die video just had me laughing harder than I have in a long time.
Any girl who says cheers to double penetration is good in my book...
Who doesn't like double penetration?
I don't know about this place sometimes... seriously.
This needs to be posted every time someone hits a nerve and triggers a brah backlash of "blah blah stop stereotyping the Greek system blah blah" (as it did in many of the GA threads) because honestly sometimes you need to able to laugh at yourself.
Oh, I was Greek and I can totally laugh at this. Saying "this chick is a total bitch" is just fine, and probably warranted. Saying "all sorority girls are bitches because of this girl" is the type of stuff many of us get pissed about.
Sure, but you gotta admit some of the flaws are inherent in the system when anybody, bitch or not, can get that worked up about people being quiet and awkward at forced-pairing social events, and then be defended (sort of) by numerous others who apparently suffered through similar indignities as Greek officers.
Don't worry, this is not intended as an insult - despite not being in a frat I've been in my shares of organized and unorganized insular groups (like say MGoBlog) with their own idiosyncrasies that they (or a vocal subset of "they") often take WAY too seriously.
I think the life lesson here is to occasionally sit back and consider what you look like to someone on the outside looking in, and be able to laugh at what you see.
but just think about those GA threads you referenced. Does anybody actually think that empty rows in the student section damages M's reputation nationwide? Does anybody actually think that thousands of students will leave the Nebraska game and line up for OSU three weeks later?
I don't think this is a Greek thing, I think it's a "some people get way too worked up about stuff" thing. (For the record, I'm Greek and haven't seen or suffered any indignities relating to lack of socialization at events. Saying "go to intermural events and cheer" or "talk to people other than brothers at a mixer" is hardly an indignity, it's a normal part of being part of any organization.)
Indignity was an attempt at humorous hyperbole directed at the "I know where she's coming from". Sorry if it didn't come off as intended.
In regards to the GA issue, I think an honest assessment would acknowledge the following: many of the biggest, rowdiest pregame parties take place at Greek houses, many of the biggest, rowdiest seating groups have been Greek groups, and a disproportionate (though not exclusive) number of young ladies stumbling in after the first quarter and spending the whole game on the phone have a portion of the Greek alphabet pasted on the ass of their yoga pants.
So with that in mind, I think it would be good of the Greek community, which nominally supports spirit, solidarity, etc., to take the lead on a "get to the game on time" effort (and hopefully not a "pledges get to the game on time to save the seniors seats). Heck, just having a majority of the Greek community in the stands to cheer on the band for pregame would be a major improvement in game day atmosphere.
Perhaps such an effort has been made, but if so it hasn't been visible outside the Greek community.
although maybe I was bad at getting that across. I really do think the sentiment is normal, though, and have heard talks or read emails with those themes from being a part of athletic teams, student government, my fraternity and will probably hear something similar in later stages of life.
My only point with the GA threads is that we see people investing a lot of emotion in a ticket policy, just like we see this girl investing a lot of emotion in the social perception of her sorority. People get emotionally invested in things they care about, even if it ends up looking ridiculous in hindsight or from the outside.
Well, it's a social organization, and typically these are events that people ask to be planned, and then don't appreciate. I'm sure it's frustrating for her when her sisters tell her to plan events with fraternities, but then they don't take advantage of those events.
I'm not saying the language is all OK, but the message is legitimate.
You just described every office Christmas party that has ever been.
Welcome to the big ten...this is golden....ari gold-en.
As with all things, it is even more epic when read in Christopher Walken voice.
/imagines if i lived with Christopher Walken and could just hand him stuff to read all the time.
Edit: I like this one better.
Once it is out there, you can't get it back. Between email, facebook, twitter, youtube, and other media, the current generation of students is building an electronic resume that will follow them for years. I actually want to forward this to a couple kids I know as a word of warning.
As an aside, people can talk however they want. It's a free country, after all. However, somehow, I wish the tone of discourse in society hadn't become so coarse. This langauge is everywhere now, and comes out of the mouths of so many. I wonder if it is at a point where professors lecture like this now. The current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Immanuel, is legendary for his coarse mouth. There are 3 and 4 year old kids at school who don't get why there's a problem with them talking just like mom and dad do at home.
Somehow that's my favorite line.
Let's cut to the important question:
Does she show up on time to Maryland sporting events?
Forget Devin Gardner. We need to hire her to do the video to get the students to show up on time at the games. The males will all say yes and the females will all be afraid to say no.
I would watch her rality show, which I think will be on Bravo in 6 weeks.
that we didn't have email back when I was in a sorority. We had to do rants like this face to face. And while it did lead to a lot of tears (especially in Greek Week, when you weren't trying enough, perky enough, etc..) we don't have long term evidence.
Are social anxiety and eating disorders not considered "long term evidence"?
When viewed through the haze of profanity:
* That e-mail is written pretty well when you consider the average verbal skills of today's college students.
* It's a glimpse of how most of our society works (forced interactions with a sale of some sort constantly behind the scenes). Sure, you could extrapolate to all humanity, but I think it's quintessentially USA.
* She'll make a fine drug rep someday. I'm serious -- I'd bet big $ that she'll be a sales champion (and, in time, a complete b*tch of a sales director).
The email itself is a caricature of typical interactions within a dysfunctional group. But the greater implication is that she is a completely ineffective leader. Why has she resorted to damage control? Has she lost touch with her sisters? Do her events suck? Is this email exemplary of a typical interaction with her?
I don't think this email is evil... pretty funny in fact... but it is a textbook example of ineffective communication from an ineffective person, who has achieved their position through self-serving behavior. OK a bit of an inductive leap with that last one, but I'm willing to bet on it... the pattern is common and pretty obvious
slave auction; the list of her tweets would have been even more awesome. sororities and fraternities: last bastion of white supremacy on US college campuses.
The KKK would have had a field day with my fraternity then. Blacks, Jews, Asians all over the place. Indians and Hispanics too. Were they all in on the white supremacy?
If the Greek System is a bastion of white supremacy, then so is the University of Michigan.
Edit: wrong thread, go ahead and ignore
will haunt this girl her entire professional life.
Not if she's a Stripper.
SIGMA NU IS NOT GOING TO WANT TO HANG OUT WITH US IF WE FUCKING SUCK
It's usually the opposite, no?
That they DO "fucking suck". Would a Sigma Nu brother kick them to the curb? Nay, I say!
Elle Woods is not amused.
scratch that, she is too cool to marry me...
that woman is my hero.
For some reason, I thought of Ted L. Nancy's (well, really a guy named Barry Marder) "Letters From A Nut" series the whole time I was reading this e-mail. It's a little less subtle than the letters in those books, but it is basically as funny...actually, a bit moreso in some ways.
Also, in skimming through responses to the e-mail, it appears Alison Haislip (of "Attack Of The Show!" and "The Voice") did her own version, and it was fairly close to how I imagined this being read by the author (of course, link only as NSFW).
For sorority girls.
(Score: 1,000 Normal)
And we thought the University of Maryland was a boring add to the Big Ten.
The Big Ten could use a woman like Rebecca.
Reading her tweets and this email, this girl seems to have some serious issues with her anger and needs help. This isn't ANGAR like we like our RBs to have, but real anger that has the potential to hurt people. I hope she gets herself together and grows up soon. Those tweets are a mess.
And I would bet she rocks in bed! My assumption.
Don't you understand that when you say she's a babe, you are perpetuating the stereotype about lackluster Michigan women and the diminished standards of Michigan males?
ONLY UGLY PEOPLE WILL WANT TO HANG OUT WITH US