I thought some might be interested in this strange, and sad, description of a frat initiation. It can be found in the book GUYLAND: THE PERILIOUS WORLD WHERE BOYS BECOME MEN Amazon.com: Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men: Michael Kimmel: Books The pledges are told to strip naked and stand in a straight line, one behind the other (which is hard enough given how much they have had to drink). Each pledge is ordered to reach his right hand between his legs to the pledge standing behind him and grab that guy's penis, then place his left hand on the shoulder of the guy in front of him. (You have to bend over to make this work.) Forming a circle, they walk around the basement for several minutes, in what is known as the "elephan walk." By now it is nearly 2 a.m. "Okay, you worthless pieces of shit," the pledge master screams, "Now let's see if you're willing to give it all to the brotherhood!" Still naked, the pledges stumble to the second-floor balcony of the house. The brothers measure out lengths of rope, and a cinderblock is tied to the end of each, so that it almost -- but not quite -- touches the ground. The pledges are blindfolded as the other ends of the ropes are tied to the base of each pledge's penis. "You better have a big enough dick, pledge," the pledgemaster shouts. "If your dick isn't big enough, you aren't getting into this house. This block is gonna rip it the fuck of of your body! How do you like that, you little weenies. Our dicks made it! Is yours big enough?" Each pledge feels a little tug on his rope, and then hears hte cinderblocks being lifted up to the edge of the balcony. The next thing he knows, he feels a sharp tug and hears the cinderblock being pushed off the edge and crashing to the ground below. One guy screams and starts to cry. Another pisses. Blindfolds are removed and the brothers are laughing their heads off. Turns out the ropes were not really tied to these blocks after all. They embrace their new "brothers," and it is over. Jason has made it.