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And no…not the delicious pork variety.  In this case, HAM stands for Hott Ass Mess!!!

What in the hayle????????????????????????????????????

So…I saw this video on youtube.  I will not repost it in this blog, but rather, you can find it here and watch for yourself.

Apparently there was a probate show of a certain sorority and this was like the most mind-boggling thing I’ve ever seen.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a member of a historically black greek letter organization; matter of fact, I’m a member of THE historically black greek sorority…the FIRST…the FINEST…etc etc etc.  Aaaaaaaaalpha Kappa Aaaaaaaaaaaalpha Sorority, Innnnncorporated!!!  tee hee.  To me, nothing else matters…

So, when I write this post I’m not doing so to degrade any other organization.  I believe that everyone has their place in the world and let’s face it: ‘everybody wants to pledge AKA, but everybody just can’t go that way!!!’  😉

Ok serious up let me stop.  For real yall this video really bothered me.  Now, I know that there’s hot messes happening all over the world on a regular basis, particularly in greek life.  Aaaand I know that there are some hot mess AKA probates too, I’m not denying that.  I think this youtube video is an indication of something beyond just a hot mess ‘probate’ show.

What is happening to tradition?

Now I’m sure (hopefully) that this is not the norm when it comes to ‘probate’ shows from this organization, with this chapter.  But it seems like their prophytes (big sisters) were co-signing this mess.  These girls were obviously ill-prepared, did not know any history, no founders, just… #icaint!  But I can’t really blame it on them totally.  Those who came before them should have either (a) made sure they were more prepared before that show or (b) not allowed them to have a show at all.  Period.

Where is the pride?  Back in the first quarter of the 20th century, the founders of all of these historically black greek letter organizations were very committed to the task at hand.  They left a legacy that I know me, myself, personally, I takes it seriously. And I would like to think that all my other frats and sorors in greekdom feel the same way.  But this video tho??? It’s just really sad.  Funny as hell, but sad as shit if its in any way an indication of the next generation of D9 members, then…..

The children are our future yall.

Jack Daniels Honey HAM

Now this is the delicious treat of the pork variety tee hee.   

And in the spirit of Memphis, where this college that this phuckery took place is located, wanted to include some Jack.

 Ingredients

  • 2/3 c Jack Daniels whiskey, or bourbon
  • 1 c honey
  • 1/3 c molasses
  • 1/3 c orange marmalade with fruit pieces in it (optional)
  • 1/8 c cloves
  • 1 6lb half picnic ham, cooked with bone in (I recommend the shank in as opposed to the butt end)

Preheat oven to 350°F

In a foil-lined roasting pan, place the ham fat side up and cover tightly with foil.  Cook for about an hour.

Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the glace in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until it reduces by half.  You may want to add a few spoonfuls of water in case it becomes too stiff.

Remove the ham from the oven and brush it with about half of the glaze and cover and return to the oven to bake for another hour and a half.

Remove the foil and continue to baste the ham with the remaining glaze every 20 mins or so until it gets golden on the outside.

Allow it to set for at least half an hour before serving.

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