Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I is for Improv Everywhere

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Today's inspiration comes from Improv Everywhere, a prank collective whose mission is to "cause scenes of chaos and joy in public places." This group, created by Charlie Todd, inspires me to think about the things that bring joy to other people's lives. I also admire the level of creativity involved in their pranks. They've done some great ones over the years; the one I've posted below is probably my favorite. In it, over 200 people freeze in place on cue in Grand Central Terminal in New York! If you enjoy this prank, check out the group's Web site to learn more and view other videos. (No Pants Subway Ride and Star Wars Subway Car are both pretty popular!)



My daily haiku is up at the Pulitzer Remix site. You can find it here. Thanks again for all the views and comments. I appreciate the support!


Wishing you all an inspirational Wednesday. ☺

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  1. I love this idea. It would be so fun to be a part of something like that!

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  2. So funny. Great example of improv theatre because it looked so spontaneous.

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    1. Indeed. I'd love to see one happening—or better yet, participate!

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  3. I'd love to take part in something like that.

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    1. I love seeing everyone's reactions.

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  5. haha i love improv--my son got me into it when he would perform at improv clubs---i added it to some of my drama classes--haha i know, teaching improv ;)

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    1. I think that's really cool. I'd like to see you perform. :)

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  6. That is awesome. I have seen that one before. Think they are called Flash groups. Best I have seen where they went to a store all wearingthe same clothes as the shop assistants, caused total chaos.

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    1. Yes, flash mobs. I saw that one, too. It's great!

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  7. How fun! I probably wouldn't be a good candidate because I'd bust out laughing. :)

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    1. I'm willing to bet I would, too. :)

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  8. Yea!!!! Love this - so much fun!

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  9. So FUN and Creative. What Imagination! Loved the comments of the onlookers, especially the subway maintenance guy. Great Letter I and descriptive visual on the 'burr covered collie'.

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    1. The maintenance guy is wonderful! :)

      Thanks for your comment on my haiku. I appreciate it.

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  10. That is so cool! Having been to Grand Central Station, I can imagine the confusion that followed. No one EVER stops moving there :P

    Sam
    Writing Through College

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    1. I've been there, too. It's amazing how busy it is!

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    1. I love watching the reactions. :)

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  12. I feel sorry for someone who came from another country. Imagine it's their first day in the U.S.

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    1. That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that. I imagine it would be very confusing for them. Hopefully, someone would explain what it was all about.

      Thanks, Eve. Have a great Wednesday!

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  13. Cool video. Such fun. I remember when I first heard of the Improv Everywhere concept. It's such a creative, wonderful idea.

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    1. I could spend all day on their Web site!

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  14. AWESOME! great video and post..thanks for sharing Dana:)

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    1. You're welcome. I'm glad you stopped by!

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  15. How funny! I would've thought that was normal behavior for New York!

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  16. Great video! Loved it!
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    1. I'm glad! Hope you're having a nice Wednesday. ☺

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  17. Very enjoyable post - I must check out your others! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melody. I appreciate the follow. I've followed back. ☺

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  18. That's so neat! I like how everyone in Central Station looked so concerned.

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  19. Fun prank! I'd definitely be creeped out.

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  20. LOL! So this is how people would react if aliens took over the world and froze half of the human population - "I can't move my cart!" :-D

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  21. These guys are great. Love the stuff they do :)

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  22. You find the coolest videos, Dana.

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. Glad you liked it.

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    1. I think it would be hard not to!

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  24. This was crazy! I have no idea what I would do if this happened when I was actually there...
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. I don't know what I would do in the moment either. After I knew what happened, though, I would think it was really cool!

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  25. oh my gosh..i cannot even imagine what i would be thinking. how fun!!

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    1. I hope I luck into seeing one sometime when I'm in NYC!

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  26. These kind of pranks are so cool. They make me laugh! haha

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  27. haha! I've wasted--I mean enjoyed, so much time on youtube watching these. Grand Central is my fave, too. So cool. People really didn't know what was going on here. :-) Great post, Dana! ;-)

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  28. I love this video! It's awesome.

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  29. I love Improv Everyone - the no pants Subway ride is good, but the Food Court Musical is hilarious! :)

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    1. Oh, I love that one, too! Honestly, I don't think I've seen a bad one. :)

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  30. That is so bizarre and cool!! Just amazing! How odd for the folks that weren't in on it!!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. It must have been so confusing for them—but it's really fun to watch! :)

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  31. What fun! No harm done. Glad the dude in the vehicle didn't freak out and become nasty.

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    1. Yeah, it could have gone that way easily, I think. I love his reaction. He was a really good sport. :)

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  32. THis is so amazing. I'm just trying to imagine it happening, I can't Thank you for sharing.
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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Rita. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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