I know it has been a very, very long time since I’ve posted but I’ve been busy getting into the swing of things at the new gig, enjoying the beauty of fall, researching and applying to graduate school and of course having tons of fun in The District.
Anyway, I came across this rather disturbing story coming out of Phoenix, Arizona a few days ago:
Yes, that is an infant child being held to perform its first keg stand at a tailgate. Now, for those of you out there that are thinking, “It’s just a harmless joke–the baby isn’t even drinking alcohol,” you go ahead and sit over there in the corner while I read to you the two problems with this photo.
#1 – IT’S A BABY DOING A KEG STAND. When’s the last time you saw a 18 month old partying hard with the bros at a game tailgate? (I’ll wait.) Exactly — so the fact that someone thought it was remotely funny to hold this little boy upside down and put a nozzle to its mouth needs to be whooped, period. And shout out to the cool kids who have their cell phones out to record the footage. You all are AWESOME. (-__-)
#2 – ASU paraphernalia is EVERYWHERE. Arizona State
has to needs to make a statement on this photo, just to make sure they have their bases covered. Even though it was posted on the college gossip website TheDirty.com (but then picked up by FoxNews.com), it potentially can’t do TOO much damage to the University’s image. However, ASU’s PR team just needs to play it on the safe side, and I’m sure that Judicial Affairs is going to have a blast reprimanding the student that thought it was a great idea to post this photo on the interwebs.
In the end, instances like these (if there were a bit more detrimental) could pretty much give a university like Arizona State a bad name, but it will depend on how they decide to handle the situation.
Stay tuned for updates on this very bizarre story– and as always, I’ll be sure to keep you posted on other happenings in the lovely worlds of public relations and education.