Before I saw their promo vid I regret to admit I subscribed to the belief that people from MIT were a little nerdy… Okay, let’s just move on to the next joke.
You can forget those silly old regular tables with their primitive four legs and flat surfaces on top—this isn’t the 1950s, bro! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Nothing says frat like a meticulously designed, conscientiously maintained, needlessly expensive piece of machinery designated to perform an unthinkably simple task.
The MIT table has felt on it, and everyone knows beer and felt are the oldest pals in the book. They go together like fluid mechanics and beer pong tables (see “underside of ball washing system” at 1:07). Also, obviously the table has illuminated lettering because it’s a well-known rule of thumb that beer pong is much easier/more fun when it’s played in the dark.
The real cherry on top is that the fun-loving bros at MIT have eliminated the possibility of slam-dunking on their table. A slam-dunk would make such a mess, after all, and it’s not like they’re going to be using that fancy piece of technology in a frat house or something.
(Two days till Gravity.)