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E-Weeks, the celebration of everything Engineering at Columbia, concluded tonight with a Battle of the Bands and a Mr. and Ms. SEAS pageant, featuring performances by The Folk, Charlie Foxtrot, The Shake, Party for Mojo, and DJ Tanner.  In the running for Mr. SEAS were Sumeet Shah, Nat Gale, Robert Sokola, and Robert Frawley while Tamsin Davies, Sarah Clarke (returning champion), Tani Othanoski, and Shella Bakke competed for the women’s title.  Bwog reporter Steven Thomas sat through the three-hour event. His highlights follow.

  • kjhCharlie Foxtrot’s cover of “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5, dedicated to Zvi Galil. (The idea of begging Dean Galil, “Darling, I was blind to let you go,” is amusing).
  • Tani Othanoski’s Cow Costume/Reference to the Zvi-mail – “This is actually a dolphin.  If you see anything different, you may be under too much stress.”
  • Same contestant, when asked “Why is SEAS better than CC?” completely crashed upon being asked such an obvious question and could only come out with, “Because engineers kick ass.”
  • Shella Bakke’s reply to “If Zvi were a boyband, which would he be?”  “He’d be N*SYNC because he’s going
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  • Nat Gale’s choice of\n costume: hairnet, apron, spatula, and frying pan as a tribute to Wilma
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  • Robert Frawley’s costume\n selection: colorful balloons taped to his jacket. When asked to\n describe his outfit, he paused, collected himself, then whispered into the\n microphone, “I’m a rainbow.”
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And then things got a little bit weird.

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  • Tamsin Davies’s talent: A\n monologue from the iconic 90’s film Clueless. Total time: 20\n seconds.
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  • Tani Othanoski’s\n interpretation of the dance from Little Miss Sunshine. The hilarity\n in the movie comes from the fact that it is a 7-year-old child performing classic\n provocative dances. Somehow, not as funny when a college freshman\n does it.
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  • Shella Bakke’s confession\n after the first half of her African Dance: “Sorry guys, my feet are\n kind of sweaty.”
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  • Party for Mojo’s lead\n singer was detained due to a family emergency. But as they say, the\n show must go on! And it did, sort of. They performed a new\n song that the remaining band members only knew the chorus to, leading to\n minute-long stretches of guitar broken up by the same 2 lines repeated 3\n or 4 times. (Also the invention of a new band-position: backup lead\n singer.) “,1]
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    Bye Bye Bye, but we don’t want him Gone.”f

  • Nat Gale’s choice of costume: hairnet, apron, spatula, and frying pan as a tribute to Wilma
  • Robert Frawley’s costume selection: colorful balloons taped to his jacket.  When asked to describe his outfit, he paused, collected himself, then whispered into the microphone, “I’m a rainbow.”

And then things got a little bit weird.

  • jhgTamsin Davies’s talent: A monologue from the iconic 90’s film “Clueless”.  Total time: 20 seconds.
  • Tani Othanoski’s interpretation of the dance from “Little Miss Sunshine.”  The hilarity in the movie comes from the fact that it is a 7-year-old child performing classic provocative dances.  Somehow, not as funny when a college freshman does it.
  • Shella Bakke’s confession after the first half of her African Dance: “Sorry guys, my feet are kind of sweaty.”
  • Party for Mojo’s lead singer was detained due to a family emergency.  But as they say, the show must go on!  And it did, sort of.  They performed a new song that the remaining band members only knew the chorus to, leading to minute-long stretches of guitar broken up by the same 2 lines repeated 3 or 4 times.  (Also the invention of a new band-position: backup lead singer.)
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  • This was followed by an attempt\n at a crowd-participation chant that garnered the support of about only one\n person.
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  • Still Party for Mojo: Begging\n members of other bands to come up and perform their final song. There\n were rumors of a key-tar being used during the performance, but the only\n documented evidence is several blurry pictures.
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  • Sumeet’s a capella rendition\n of “Zvi’s Lost that Lovin’ Feeling”
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  • Robert Sokola’s costume\n (White Power Ranger) and talent (air guitar) combined beautifully in the\n one phrase: “Sometimes, as a Power Ranger, you don’t need a\n sword. You need an AXE!!!”
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  • Robert Frawley’s\n masterful performance on the tiny-recorder gathered laughs from the\n audience and one left-handed compliment from the female judge, “With\n such a small recorder, you did a pretty good job.” (Crowd cry\n for Free Bird was particularly hilarious.)
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  • DJ Tanner’s performance\n was the only one that got any portion of crowd on its feet (granted it was\n all frat brothers). Notable lyrics include:
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  • “I came out of the womb,\n beatboxin’ to the doctor.”
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  • “Straight from the\n projects” (I think they mean science fair projects.)”,1]
    ); 

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  • This was followed by an attempt at a crowd-participation chant that garnered the support of about only one person.
  • Still Party for Mojo: Begging members of other bands to come up and perform their final song.  There were rumors of a key-tar being used during the performance, but the only documented evidence is several blurry pictures.
  • Sumeet’s a capella rendition of “Zvi’s Lost that Lovin’ Feeling”
  • Robert Sokola’s costume (White Power Ranger) and talent (air guitar) combined beautifully in the one phrase: “Sometimes, as a Power Ranger, you don’t need a sword.  You need an AXE!!!”
  • Robert Frawley’s masterful performance on the tiny-recorder gathered laughs from the audience and one left-handed compliment from the female judge, “With such a small recorder, you did a pretty good job.”  (Crowd cry for Free Bird was particularly hilarious.)
  • gfdDJ Tanner’s performance was the only one that got any portion of crowd on its feet (granted it was all frat brothers).  Notable lyrics include:
  • “I came out of the womb, beatboxin’ to the doctor.”
  • “Straight from the projects” (I think they mean science fair projects.)
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  • And their memorable spelling\n of their own name: “D to the J to the Motha-Fuckin’ Tanner”
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  • 10:40 – Kid runs up to\n the stage, grabs the lifesize Zvi cutout, and sprints out of the\n auditorium. He is immediately persued by ESC members and concerned\n engineers.
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  • 10:41 – Zvi cutout\n returned. No one takes Zvi from us (except for Tel Aviv).
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    Attached (Cutout of Zvi, Cow? Dolphin?, The Rainbow, Big\nMiss Sunshine, A PowerRanger and his Axe, DJ Tanner)

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    After all the pomp and circumstance, a winner had to be\ncrowned and awarded their $50 gift certificate to Radio Perfecto. Those\nreceiving the honors (?) of Mr. and Mrs. SEAS were, respectively, Rob Sokolov\nand Shella Bakke. Tying for winner of the Battle of the Bands was The Shake and DJ\nTanner.

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  • And their memorable spelling of their own name: “D to the J to the Motha-Fuckin’ Tanner”
  • 10:40 – Kid runs up to the stage, grabs the lifesize Zvi cutout, and sprints out of the auditorium.  He is immediately pursued by ESC members and concerned engineers.
  • 10:41 – Zvi cutout returned.  No one takes Zvi from us (except for Tel Aviv).
  • The new First Couple of SEAS? Rob Sokolov and Shella Bakke, who may or may not spend their $50 Radio Perfecto gift certificates together.  Band honors went to The Shake and DJ Tanner.

     

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    19 Comments

  • secretadmirer says:

    @secretadmirer i know rob frawley… whooo!!!

  • Nat Gale says:

    @Nat Gale is a Champion.

  • Tani says:

    @Tani was the funniest shit there. the crowd liked her better than any of the other girl contestants.

  • don't forget! says:

    @don't forget! remember when robert taylor said that shelly had junk in her trunk. awkward….

  • wait says:

    @wait it was 100 dollar gift certificates!

  • oh says:

    @oh will felipe tarud quit posting the same message asking about himself on every post? get a life dude got hates you and so do we

    1. umm says:

      @umm I think it’s pretty clear it’s not felipe who’s posting

  • backup lead singer says:

    @backup lead singer not to be nitpicky, but we’re called Pray for Mojo, not Party for Mojo.

    1. dude says:

      @dude that makes way more sense, good idea changing the name

  • Tao Tan? says:

    @Tao Tan? what about felipe tarud?

  • fact is says:

    @fact is There’s no one in this world capable of going head to head with Minho and surviving.

    1. HUH says:

      @HUH What about Tao Tan?

  • i live says:

    @i live and die for nat gale. he is in my phone as nat the man. best coop leader ever

  • hey bwog says:

    @hey bwog it’s pursued, not persued

  • mar says:

    @mar the shake was fucking awesome! you the man nelly

  • shira says:

    @shira nat gale is a rock star.

  • actually, says:

    @actually, tani was hugely entertaining with her Little Miss Sunshine dance. the crowd got really into it, even if the judges did not.

  • dj tanner says:

    @dj tanner is kind of the lamest music i’ve ever witnessed in my life. whether they’re joking or not it’s just really horrible. and whoever won Mr. should have to face off against Minho Han, the king in exile.

    1. Lamest? says:

      @Lamest? What do you mean? It was hilarious. The lamest was that other “DJ” who basically just played records for the audience. At least DJ Tanner came up with their (his?) own (amusing) lyrics.

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