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Comment 25 Jul 2014

Sarasota,

In my post above I talked about my time in the military.  What we did when there were very few females does not cross over to the way things are done when females are a large part of our organization.  You have to adapt.  They did not.  As an all male organization prior to 1973, you could probably get away with what their culture was.  Being "integrated", it does not work.  Sorry, but that is the way it is.  Not saying you still can't have fun, just adjust it appropriately.   

Comment 25 Jul 2014

You are exactly correct Simpson.  The university had to have known, yet they turned a blind eye.  That is until somebody said enough and they were pressed into a corner.  The military still has rites of passage, earning your stripes etc.  But it is more respectful to the individual and to be completely honest, it is a heck of a lot more fun now, for everyone.  The bottom line is this, there is no more "raising the bar" from year to year.  IMO, that is where it gets out of hand (or for Andy, Hound). 

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Read the report.  He was part of the culture when he was in the band and he continued it on once he became the director.  As a former member who participated in the actions, how can he claim ignorance now?  He can't. In my opinion, he was still in the band, just getting paid now and not having to do tricks or have a nickname anymore.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Did you read the report?  If not, you should.  I can offer you this.  In my 30+ years in the military, it was more a good ol boys club than the OSU band could have ever imagined.  They are a bunch of rookies, trust me.  But we have evolved and actions that I read about in the report are things we did away with 20 years ago, and the military doesn't change very fast.  I can sum up why their culture was wrong in one word.  Respect.  You have to respect others, and they did not.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

There's a Lorena Bobbitt joke in the WMD's, but I'm not gonna go there, I'm too horrified right now.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I knew the Red X would catch on.  Just like sarcasm dots, I'm definately a trend setter!

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Parents also don't teach their kids the importance of keeping their Abacus skills sharp.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

I just switched to porn and never gave it a second thought.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Art Modell's family is unhappy because one person urinated on his grave.  Did they forget that he urinated on an entire city?