Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feb Club Blog Lambastes PILA

Last night's Feb Club event was the PILA date auction. It was at Wild Wings Cafe, and the idea was you go, pay 5 bucks to get a wristband to get some drink specials ($1.50 rails) and bid on some men / women you'd like to take out on a date. The monies collected presumably to PILA's funding base for public interest funding. The people over at the Feb Club Blog wrote a post titled Please Keep PILA Out of Feb Club. At first blush, the critique seems kind of tongue-andin-cheek (and we still read it that way, despite having a pretty good time at the event) - but some people are geninunely upset. You all can read and make your own decisions:
Rating: (Predicted) 2.75 The PILA Charity Date Auction combines nearly everything that makes us angry; paying for drinks during February, paying for sex, but not receiving any because it's "for charity", paying for other students to go on a summer soul journey courtesy of PILA where they work at the Puppy Defender's Office or some other ridiculous charity that takes money from people with real jobs and helps poor people get out of jail because the cop wasn't nice enough to them, and hearing people involved in PILA say anything.

It's like PILA has a committee whose job it is to come up with bad ideas because they consistently manage to do worse and worse. The last two years they subjected us to terrible law student karaoke and professors who think they are funny, now this year they hit us with this Date Auction crap. The entire premise of this auction is awful. First of all, Law students are both being auctioned and the one's purchasing people? Who wants to buy someone who sits in the library all day and then drinks all night. Everyone is either pale from lack of sunlight or yellow from liver poisoning. Also, Everyone already knows everyone else. If you see someone from the law school that you want to ask out then just do it. The only people that would legitimately purchase someone are the really creepy dudes that drool in class when a girl in the front row bends over to plug in her laptop. PILA is just acting as a middle man for people who are too afraid to talk to others in real life. How do they think these dates are going to go? PILA should provide some sort of escort to make sure their auctionees don't end up killed and dropped in a river.
There may have been comments about it, but the editors of the blog disabled noted in a subsequent post that they were disabling them, wisely (in our opinion) stating that the point of their blog was to recount the fun times, not engender any kind of real debate:
We have temporarily disabled comments and may just delete all the ones from the PILA post. This blog is about having a great time at Feb Club, not serious debate, which we generally frown on. We don't drink in your class time(for the most part), so please don't get serious on our drinking time.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe the phrase is tongue in cheek, not "and." (I had to check wikipedia just to make sure.)

Rule 12 (f) said...

correct, you forget the fact that i am functionally illiterate. thanks!

UVA2LDLOFWWGWAG said...

those guys are dicks!

Anonymous said...

Wait, the PILA date auction was dating off law students? What, did they run out of toxic subprime mortgages to auction off? You've got to be kidding me? Did people pay PILA or was PILA paying the bidders? B/c honestly PILA would be doing a much greater public service than they are presently if they paid non-law students to date the trash walking around the law school.

FFJ said...

1. Apply to be contestant at PILA Date Auction
2. Get rejected as contestant at PILA Date Auction
3. Write lengthy screed about worthlessness of PILA Date Auction
4. ???
5. PROFIT!!!

UVA2LDLOFWWGWAG said...

anonymous is also a dick!

Rule 12 (f) said...

watch the foul language plz.

Anonymous said...

FFJ, cheers! Well done, sir.

Anonymous said...

"watch the foul language plz."

why?

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I made that flier.