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No Pants 2009

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edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 nearly 2,500 people took off their pants on subways in 22 cities around the world. In New York’s 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride, Improv Everywhere had over 1,200 participants, spread out over four subway lines. Check out the IE site for tons of photos, including one photo from each of the regional rides around the world.

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Global No Pants Subway Ride

(Today Show Coverage from last year’s No Pants Ride)

Improv Everywhere is encouraging people to organize their own No Pants Subway Rides in cities around the world on January 10, the same day as the annual event in New York. There are already a dozen cities on board. Check out the official site to find your city or start your own ride: Global No Pants Subway Ride

Baby Gets Crowd Pumped

This is something that happened spontaneously during the Phillies World Series parade celebration and is not an orchestrated prank, but if it was, it would be awesome. (Though it’s pretty damn cool as it is.)

From the YouTube description:

We snuck out into the middle of Broad Street to snap a pic in front of City Hall and all the crowds. When Will raised his hands for the picture, cheers erupted. So he continued to repeat the gesture, getting wild response from the crowd on both sides of the street up and down the street as far as we could see. We couldn’t have planned this if we practiced and practiced. I wish the video was longer.

via Today’s Big Thing.

Street With a View

Street With a View is a project by Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley where they staged elaborately awesome scenes for the Google Street View cameras. The tiny one-way street Sampsonia Way was transformed into a place alive with energy, complete with marathon, marching band, and a 17th century sword fight. The results were captured by the Street View team (who worked with the artists to coordinate the shoot.) Explore the street for yourself:

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Here’s a nice making of video:

Human Mirror in Italy

A group called NPC Crew in Trieste, Italy recently staged their own version of Improv Everywhere’s Human Mirror, calling it the “first human mirror in Europe.” Rather than sit on the subway, the twins walked around town and then sat in chairs facing each other in a public square. Pretty impressive to wrangle that many twins in a city of only 200,000 people. Cool!

Here’s Improv Everywhere’s Human Mirror: