"Nerds" to be auctioned off

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Washington " At Washington State University, Greek is about to meet geek. The Linux Users Group, WSU’s largest computer club, is hoping to recruit more women through a “nerd auction” with local sorority girls.

The concept is to trade the nerds’ computer skills for a makeover and " fingers crossed " a date with one of the ladies.

On the group’s website, Ben Ford, president of the Linux Users Group, explained once you buy a nerd, he’s “yours for the night.

“He’ll fix your computer, help you with stats homework, or if you’re really adventurous, take you to dinner!”

Of course, there is one obvious problem: who wants to bid on a Linux-using geek? (Moreover: who knew people still use Linux?)

Fortunately, Ford has a fool-proof solution to “spice up” his chums.

“The girls get to have their way with [the nerds] and we’ll document each makeover ... after [dinner], we’ll auction off the now studly nerds.”

Ohio " Ohio State’s reserve quarterback, Antonio Henton, was recently arrested for soliciting a prostitute " who turned out to be an undercover cop.

Many regarded the 20-year-old freshman as a future starter. He has now been suspended from the team indefinitely despite appearing in all four games so far this season.

In court on Tuesday morning, Henton pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. He was booked on Monday after he offered the supposed prostitute $20 for sex.

Serves him right for being a cheap bastard.

California " How would you like to earn university credit from the pointless hours you spend on Facebook or YouTube?

At two California universities, this bizarre fantasy has become real. Students at Stanford University will have the chance to take a computer science class based on Facebook starting this fall. About 90 students have already signed up for the experimental course titled “Creating Web Applications Using Metrics and Learning On Facebook”.

While Stanford’s class arguably has a purpose, Pitzer College’s “Learning from YouTube” class involves merely watching and discussing YouTube videos. So students are essentially being graded to watch such classics as Dramatic Chipmunk or Leave Britney Alone.

If Western ever offers a course like this, we’re switching schools.

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