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The Tenth Annual No-Pants Subway Ride: 2012 Edition

So you’re done with the excessive holiday eating? What better way to strut your new-found pounds than with the annual No-Pants Subway Ride. What originally began as a 7-person prank has now evolved into an internationally observed day of silliness. More than 4,000 people took their trousers off yesterday in New York City’s subways, and thousands more reportedly joined in around the world. Improv Everywhere organizes the annual event, where the sexy strap-hangers begin their train rides all over the city and then converge onto Union Square Park for an impromptu celebration of sorts. Continue reading »

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Trigger Finger: This Is Why I Don’t Dine-In at Fast Food Joints

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Dear [Insert Fast Food Venue Here],

I was considering your $5 foot-long deal today. I planned on grabbing a window seat so that I could people watch as I eat. I like to gaze out of windows in general, and with those gorgeous new 10′ panes, your venue seemed like the perfect lunch.

But you had to go and paste huge posters on your windows at seated eye-level. So that 75% of the window seats essentially become non-window seats. Why go through the trouble of designing such a modern establishment with huge windows if you’re just going to render them useless?

I understand you want to lure hungry people in with your marketing deals. That’s cool. But you can place the posters at 6′ and above, and everyone wins. No?

#EndRant

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New York Takes Off The Pants

Yesterday was pretty cold in New York City. But that didn’t deter faithful pranksters from stripping their bottoms in the annual No Pants Subway Ride. The tradition started in 2002 as 7 members of the group Improv Everywhere took to the subways without pants. The following has grown over the years, as over 3,500 subway riders now join in the the scantly clad fun. Other cities all over the world have also adopted the tradition. Yours truly was considering the battle against pants this year, but I need a tan.

Groups typically meet up at 6 or so locations throughout the city and are instructed to take specific trains. If asked by someone why they’re not wearing pants, pranksters simply reply, “Oh I didn’t even notice. I must have forgotten them today”. Continue reading »

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Shooting: 100 Strangers

100 Strangers #001

With the exception of today, the humidity has been very low the past few days. The temperature has stayed in the high 70’s/low 80’s. A perfect opportunity to start my 100 Strangers project. If your index finger is too lazy to hit the preceding link, I’ll just sum it up: 100 Strangers is a photography assignment. The rules are simple. Take pictures of a hundred people you don’t know, with their permission. The idea is to become more comfortable with photographing people because of the forced verbal interaction. In the process you learn something about yourself.
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