Friday, July 31, 2009

Maybe this has happened to you. You’re sitting in the food court of the mall, minding your own business. Suddenly people burst into song, with the mall’s PA system providing the soundtrack. Improv Everywhere is the brainchild of Charlie Todd, who in August of 2001 began to assemble hundreds of “undercover agents” to cause what they term “scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” This New York City-based endeavor has since engaged in over 85 so-called “missions,” including NYC’s annual “No Pants Subway Ride.” (It sounds worse than it really is. Really.) They were also responsible for the “Best Buy” incident, shown here earlier this year.

They have another one planned for the end of next week, and you’ll read about it here first. Until then, let the search for the elusive napkin suffice for this week’s Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

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