The good citizens over at Improv Everywhere have been getting some press lately. The students at UCB who staged a mass “freeze” the other day took their inspiration from the Grand Central Station freeze in January, which got lots of media attention, and inspired no less than 30+ similar mass events around the world.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg of awesomeness that is the creativity of these folks. Not long ago, a group managed to convince a mall to let them patch audio from wireless mikes into the PA system, and staged a musical number at the Baldwin Hills Mall food court in Southern California.
There is something just so right about a group of people who inject some spontaneity designed to make people happy, or at least have a “you won’t believe what I saw today” moment as we go about our lives. Unlike, say Critical Mass, which is based on giving the finger to The Man, and making sure you know how much of a jerk you are for working for a living and oh noes doesn’t subscribe to some ideological devotion to bikes, folks like Improv Everywhere show you can have a little fun once in a while and it doesn’t have to be All About Sticking It To Someone.
And now, I present to you, the song “I Need A Napkin Please””
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