In case you missed it, the ugly side of Greek life reared its head last week when University of Maryland Delta Gamma sister Rebecca Martinson sent out a crude, expletive-filled e-mail to her fellow sorority members because they are “LITERALLY being so f**king awkward.” The message was posted in its entirety to Gawker and shared Martinson’s faults with her sisters with the world, and we’ve never been the same since.
While Martinson’s e-mail in itself is insane and horrifying, what’s come after is undeniably amazing. Michael Shannon, an actor best known for playing roles like Nelson Van Alden in “Boardwalk Empire” and General Zod in “Man of Steel,” has recorded a dramatic reading of the e-mail for Funny or Die and it is hilarious. Be warned, this video features the same inappropriate language as the original e-mail.
Sure, all this video does is highlight everything wrong with Martinson’s message to begin with, but that doesn’t make it any less funny. Shannon is absolutely hilarious, and it’s a shame she doesn’t get to use his comedy skills more often. To see another video of Shannon doing comedic things, check out the below MTV After Hours sketch.