So what the hell is frombling, and who invented the fromble? These are some things that someone might ask themself the first time that they witness the amazingly stupid, yet surprisingly fun, event that is frombling.
The first time I witnessed a fromble was this past weekend at a house party in the northeast. I was lounging in the back yard when a group of college kids emerged from the house chanting in unison… “FROMBLE, FROMBLE, FROMBLE, FROMBLE.”
Once I had ruled out the possibility that everyone else was simultaneously having some sort of group aneurysm, I was convinced that someone was going to get in a fight, or that something else disastrous was going to happen, so naturally I gravitated toward the crowd to get a better view. As I approached amidst a group of about 20 onlookers we all began to experience the act of frombling for the first time.
Like a synchronized swimming team the group of chanting college kids managed to arrange themselves in a circle; all 15 of them hunched a little bit like a football team in a big huddle. Each member had a beer in their hand and they were moving around like they were in some kind of tribal dance.
Again, they suddenly they began to chant “FROMBLE, FROMBLE, FROMBLE!!” and each person in the circle started to dance around the circle clockwise while shaking their can vigorously. Suddenly, the dancing circle came to an abrupt stop and each person in the group started violently banging their cans against their heads.
At this point, I was seriously questioning how these students managed to get into the ivy schools that they attended, and beginning to once again suspect the possibility of brain malfunction.
They were smashing the cans against their heads with such blunt force that suddenly they started to erupt sudsy beer all over the yard like geysers. Each person bit down on the can a little in an attempt to widen the hole and let the beer shoot down their throat.
The rest of the ritual was much like shotgunning, and ended with each member slamming the beer to the grounded like they had just scored a touchdown.
Here is a nice video of a couple of frat guys frombling. It is not nearly as dramatic and entertaining as the fromble that I experience, but it gives you an idea of what frombling actually looks like.
So what do you think of frombling? Does the fromble look stupid, fun, or are you completely ambivalent? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.