Earlier today when the entire senior class opened an email entitled �How to increase the value of your diploma and not spill your beer,� they found a link to a most ridiculous YouTube video produced by Senior Fund.
The video chronicles the misfortunes of Mitch, the student full of excuses not to donate to Senior Fund. Mitch is followed by over-the-shoulder readers as he attempts to read the Iliad (as all students must in their senior year at Columbia) and can’t get through the locked door to the Bulter stacks because (as the sign says) learning is for generous souls only.
Mitch is even denied a frat boy beer to match is bro haircut and dirty t-shirt. In the last scene he pours (ahem, spills) a lot of beer on himself while a student who has donated pours herself a Natty Ice in a sophisticated tapered �Senior Fund 09� beer glass. Of course, all those who have donated to Senior Fund wear little printed tags to designate them as such.
As if the original footage isn�t goofy and awkward enough, incredibly low-tech black and white �did you know�� fun-facts screens appear in between scenes. Of course, one reminds viewers that the 1$ you are encouraged to donate to Senior Fund will help offset the dip in Columbia�s endowment.
Bwog would be fascinated to know how many of you are more likely to donate to Senior Fund now that you have been duly threatened with beer-spillage.