Washington State University has developed an interesting way to recruit more women in to its computer science program — by pimping out the male students. The plan is a little complicated, but basically, the Linux Users Group, the university's largest computer club, will be auctioning off its geeks to girls who can use them to either fix their computers or help them with homework. But before they put themselves on the auction block, they want a sorority to give them makeovers, says the club's president Ben Ford:
The problem is that we're all still nerds. 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?
Do these guys live in a movie or something? Is Elle Woods gonna take them shopping to turn them from totally geek to totally chic, after which they'll defeat Alpha Beta at the homecoming carnival, much to the chagrin of Dean Wormer? Well, according to Ford, the computer geeks have big plans for this whole thing:
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.
Ha, ha, he said "snazzy"! Anyway, despite the fact that this stunt has managed to get national attention for the school's computer science program (and is a total rip-off of Beauty And The Geek) the dudes in the Linux Users Group have yet to find a sorority at their school willing to participate in this project. Maybe, like other tech geeks we know, they need to offer themselves up for bikini waxes?