Friday, August 27, 2004

A truly terrible tragedy just happened: three fraternity brothers were killed in a fire at the Alpha Tau Omega house at the University of Mississippi, according to CNN. Far be it from me to make even the remotest ironic comment on something of this magnitude; OF COURSE my tiny heart goes out to the friends and families of these young men. BUT, if you are anything at all like me, you like to keep up with the various and sundry ridiculously-over-the-top hazing/racism incidents that fraternity boys seem to enjoy as much as picking olives up with their buttcheeks off blocks of ice. So I was thinking to myself, "Is this THE SAME U of M frat house that posted that horribly racist photo on the internet a few years ago?" And, lo and behold, it was. CNN.com says:

"In 2001, the university suspended the fraternity because two members appeared in an Internet-posted photograph showing a man dressed as a police officer holding a gun to a man in black face pretending to pick cotton."

The members were expelled and the fraternity was reinstated after being barred from campus for a year. So, obviously, there is absolutely NO karmic link between these events, NONE WHATSOEVER.

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