SeattleCrime has a story about a high school senior hazing a 15-year-old boy. A rite of passage that at some point started being referred to as "froshing." The senior paddled the freshman, made him crack an egg on his head and then gave him a ride home. For this he's being investigated for aggravated assault. When what he's really guilty of is a lack of creativity.
Look, it's wonderful that kids today still recognize the classics. But they should also know that Dazed and Confusedcame out over a decade ago and celebrates a time period that came two decades before that.
(Sorry for the Buddy Holly soundtrack. That was...weird.)
Just as you wouldn't want to drive a 30-year-old Yugo, it makes even less sense to hold on to the hazing rituals of the past. Why not, instead, come up with our own routine that reflects where we are as a society today.
Like, instead of paddles, why not tazers? And instead of making the object of your hazing affection crack an egg on his skull, why not do something really here and now, like steal his online identity and buy thousands of dollars worth of anoraks at REI? That'll teach him to enroll in school!
Anyway, I'm just spitballing here. In the meantime, AIR RAID BITCHES!