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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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3 Easy Ways To Avoid Looking Like a Rookie With Your Shiny New Camera

So you got a fancy new compact camera for Christmas? Awww. Your mommy loves you. Maybe even a full fledged dSLR? Your baby’s Daddy really loves you. Perhaps you’ve even got a new cell phone that takes better pictures than your previous one and you’re just trigger happy. Your brother-in-law doesn’t really love you. He just got guilt tripped into getting you a present because you got him one last year and he didn’t, and it was all awkward at the dinner table. Kidding. In an case, you’re happy, grateful and enthusiastic about your new camera. And excited about annoying your loved ones for a month, or until the giddiness wears off. But you’ll be damned if you’re going to read an instruction manual. Pshh! You don’t even read your mail. You’d just like to fire that puppy up, dive right into automatic mode and hope for the best. That’s usually fine for most civilians. But if you want to act like you know a thing or two behind the viewfinder, this guide’s for you.

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