Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oh Those Wacky Dorks Of MIT

The student body at MIT is infamous for its dorky pranks (they call them "hacks" because clearly "prank" isn't nerdy enough). Some of the stuff is awfully dorky (like dropping banners about thesis procrastination at commencement) but some others are pretty impressive or unique (like stealing a 100+ year-old cannon from CalTech and transporting it across the country without anybody knowing you're doing it). The one they pulled on Tuesday was simple yet effective, and almost perfectly nerdy. They dressed up the statue of John Harvard as "Master Chief" from Halo 3 on the date of the release of the much anticipated game. And for their next trick, the MIT students will disappear when confronted with social interaction.

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