Stop wiping your eyes. That is not the real button. Its placement next to the Tampons and that circle of chairs in front of a picture of a lecture hall might suggest that this is a photo of the real world, but it’s actually part of this game called Second Life. Normally, this would not be news, but this week it is maybe the most important thing in the world. Let us explain after the jump.
The Jocks Vs. Nerds battle that has been raging since the dawn of time really kicked into high gear on our campus this week. First the libraries were killing it. Texting? The Wall Street Journal? OKAY. Then the sports teams around here were like, “Nuh uh, nerds” but instead of pummeling them with the usual assortment of wedgies and head-punching, they got Denzel to watch our basketball team and the football team got presented with their championship crown. (They do get a crown for winning, right?)
This is no movie, there’s no Mekhi Pfifer, nerds. You were losing just like you always do. But instead of going back to their trig homework or whatever, the nerds picked themselves up by their suspenders and retalliated. They got this company, Peregrine Salon, to create our campus in Second Life. Peregrine had this to say about it:
Weigle Information Commons needed their space in the Van Pelt Library made into a collaborative space in the virtual world. Students have continued to refine the space after it was initially created, and some of the modern art on Penn’s campus has been created as well.
Take that, jocks! Now, do the jocks know what Second Life is? Do we even know what Second Life is? Actually, not really. Can someone explain to us the significance of this so we can accurately report on whether this is a victory for the nerds or not? Due to conflict of interest, we can’t accept answers from nerds, but if any dweebs or geeks have some insight, we would love to hear it.
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