The event now has its own page: http://www.nerdyandthegreek.com
The PR group offered a suggestion for that. They think that we should hold a social with a sorority.
Done laughing? No? I'll wait.
It sounds ridiculous; I'll give you that. But we've actually come up with a way to make it work.
You've probably seen a movie or a TV show that featured a 'bachelor auction.' You know, buy a dude and he's yours for the night. We're going to host a nerd auction. You can buy a nerd and he'll fix your computer, help you with stats homework, or if you're really adventurous, take you to dinner!
The problem is that we're all still nerds. Let's face it, guys. If anyone's going to bid on us, we'll need some spicing up. And who better to help with that than sorority girls who like nothing better than a makeover?Yes, this is incredibly stereotypical and insensitive of me. But it's funny. Don't be offended.
Here's the current plan: We'll choose a handful of brave nerds to take one for the team. The girls get to have their way with them and we'll document each makeover. We'll make a snazzy video and show it over dinner. After the dinner, we'll auction off the now studly nerds. Instead of being a social with the sorority, it will be targeted to the general population and co-hosted by the sorority. We may even sell tickets for it!
Scott Robinson and an equally personable sorority girl will MC the event. We'll try to hold it in a banquet room or similar on campus and have it catered by the Hospitality department. There is potential for significant funding by various departments and organizations on campus and a possibility of vendor sponsorship.
Oh, and when we're done, that video's going straight to YouTube!
We are in the planning stages right now. If you're interested in working on the project, please contact an officer or anyone listed in the tasklist.
Before you get fired up and post an inflammatory comment or email, I'd like to make two points clear.
This article was intended for LUG members as a way to get them up to speed with what we were doing. It is not a press release and wasn't intended for public consumption. The stereotypical statements were made to people who know me and know my quirky sense of humor. The humor in them is exactly because they are so ridiculously over exaggerated. This is exactly why Mr. Bean makes you laugh.
1. a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.
We certainly don't believe in these stereotypes or we wouldn't be putting on this event. We are using the stereotypes as a tool. We have to put them up for display in order to break them.
Secondly, a lot of people are mistaking this as a feeble attempt to "get nerds laid by sorority members." Although I can't speak for the motivations of the individuals on the block, as far as the organization of the event, this couldn't be further from the truth. Think about it. We are nerds. We know how to calculate return on investment. This event is costing us thousands of dollars to put on and I'm sorry, but I'm not willing to pay that kind of money to make six or eight dudes happy for a night. The sororities involved are partners in the event, not the target market. The event is open to the public and anyone can bid.