Got Caught Up In No Pants 2k8 NYC Subway Ride

I had already heard that Improv Everywhere’s “No Pants 2k8” was going to happen today, so I wasn’t too surprised when about 50 sans-pants people flooded the subway car I was in today as I was headed on a downtown N to Union Square around 3:30 pm.

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Probably the funniest thing that happen was there were two ladies sitting in the corner with their kids as the pantless folks climbed aboard the train car. One screamed to the other, “What is that smell?! It smells like balls!” As the other saw the kids without pants on, she shielded the young girls eyes.

As a little ridiculous it was to actually see an Improv Everywhere mission in action, I have to admit, seeing folks without pants put a little smile on my face. The best was the guy in my car who was wearing a blue button down shirt, tie, dress socks and shoes, reading the newspaper–in his boxers. An executive pantless rider, for sure. One pantless girl wasn’t exactly keeping in character–asking a fellow pantless rider to take pictures of her being mock shocked that she wasn’t wearing any pants, wrapping her leg around the middle pole like a stripper, stating that she wanted pictures for her Myspace page.

Thought the people who where wearing long coats kinda were chicken–isn’t the whole idea of “No Pants Day” to proudly display your pantlessness? And then around 9pm at night, saw a pair of pantless girls in Williamsburg standing on a street corner. Really, shouldn’t they have been over being without pants by then?

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2 thoughts on “Got Caught Up In No Pants 2k8 NYC Subway Ride”

  1. Improv Everywhere started back in the 60s when I first moved to NYC, kids. Back then we called them happenings. Back then Susan Sontag came and took notes. Back then I didn’t start drinking until dinner.

  2. No Geriatric With Martini, it started much farther back than that, pre-historic in fact. Back then, it was called theater. More recently, the German Expresionists staged events in the 30s similar to what Fluxus did in the 60s.

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