Monday, June 13, 2011

Finally, a Bachelor Auction I Can Get Behind

by Megan S.

I've never really understood the point of bachelor auctions.  I mean, they just sound so... cheesy.  Participating in a bidding war to go on a date with some guy sounds like a plot device in an '80s movie.  Oh and there's the faux-romantic date afterward.  How awkward!

Well, that was what I thought until I heard about an upcoming bachelor auction featuring a geek god!

Amidst the 8th Annual San Francisco Bachelor Auction lineup filled with CEOs and star athletes, this year's selection of eligible bachelors raising money for at risk youth includes one Grant Imahara.  The MythBusters host's bio is so very, very different from the rest.  Instead of listing hobbies like cooking or dancing the "meringue"* [sic]. Imahara's entry reads:

Grant Imahara is one of the hosts of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters, television's #1 science and entertainment show. On his show, he's built a cat robot, shot a merry-go-round with a .50 Cal sniper rifle to make it spin, hung from the skids of a helicopter, fired cheese out of a cannon into the San Francisco Bay, allowed 25 tarantulas to crawl on his head, dropped a BMW from an aircraft, sliced a car in half using a rocket sled and destroyed so many cars he's stopped counting, all in the name of science. And if you're skeptical, yes, video evidence actually exists of all these things…

Before Mythbusters, Grant spent 9 years in special effects at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic. He worked on numerous blockbusters including the Matrix sequels, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, and Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 (although he is NOT responsible for Jar Jar). He created the often rude and irreverent robot skeleton sidekick for late night talk show host Craig Ferguson. He put the lights in R2-D2's dome and gave the Energizer Bunny his beat.

Before he dies, Grant would like to:
Master "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz on his ukelele
Overcome his fear of clowns and fish touching him
Grow non-ironic sideburns
Beat Top Gear's Stig on the racetrack

HOW COOL WOULD TIME WITH GRANT BE?!?  We could tour the MythBusters warehouse, get the inside scoop on the Star Wars prequals, or just build remote controlled mice for my cats to play with. (Don't you judge me!  And, besides, the ones on the market suck.)

What do you say to pooling our funds so we could all buy a date with Imahara together?  Of course, you all would have to fly out to San Francisco but it's for a good cause.  Think of the children!

And while we're on the subject, what other geek gods and goddesses would you scrape the bottom of your bank account to spend an evening with?

*I don't know about you guys but dancing egg whites actually sound just as fun to me as the Latin dance, the merengue.
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  1. I'm married, but I'm pretty sure my hubby would be behind me soending our savings to have a night with him. Geek support, you know.

  2. I really need to know how to read this: "Overcome his fear of clowns and fish touching him."

    Does this mean clowns touching him and fish touching him? Or just clowns in general? When we pool our money and win a date with him, that's the first thing I'd like to ask him, if that's OK with everyone.

  3. I think that you should repair it instead of selling. The cost will just $500-1000 and the car will be looking graceful. The engine is also in good working condition.