One of the MIT students behind the non-hilarious idea to "prank" rival schools by giving homeless people clothing festooned with enemy logos (because get it? Poor people are worthless, just like USC) has had a change of heart and written a self-flagellating apology that's just about as sorry-sounding as an apology can get.
Yesterday, Laura alerted us to Hobojacket, a stupid joke that turned into a website run by two MIT freshmen that aims to pool donations from haterade-drunk college kids and use the funds to purchase jackets for homeless people depicting the reviled academic institution of the donors' choosing. When the piece ran, both students behind the site defended themselves by declaring themselves super advanced funny humans (what I refer to as the Rape Rape Holocaust Dead Baby Rape Style of Humor, the sort of humor that demonstrates a lack of understanding of the line between "funny/clever" and "just throwing offensive shit at the wall and seeing what sticks" — but I digress), super smart practice Mark Zuckerbergs, and super benevolent nerd Mother Teresas. None of the above were true, and now Jin Pan, one of the brainparents of the site, has realized this, taking down the entire site and replacing it with a heartfelt sounding apology,