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One Venti Surreality with Whipped Cream [Mar. 3rd, 2005|12:51 pm]
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[Current Music |Orbital - The Moebius]

If you haven't already, you need to check out the website of the group Improv Everywhere. They rock.

They are, more or less, a combination of street theater and guerilla improv. They go to places and "cause scenes" that are strange, amusing, or just plain surreal. But the cool thing is that they aren't trying to make fun of or take advantage of anyone. They just want to add some fun to people's lives!

This is a philosophy I can totally get behind. I'm very much in favor of that sort of friendly surreality myself. (And, I think, anyone who's played minigolf in a fursuit would have a hard time arguing otherwise.)

Out of all their "missions", I think that The Moebius is my favorite. A group of eight performers, looking like normal patrons, go into a Starbucks. They then proceed to exactly repeat their own actions every five minutes. For an hour.

Brilliant. Another good mission is Ted's Birthday. The world needs more surreality!

Thanks to auroralockwood for pointing this group out to me.

[User Picture]From: polrbear
2005-03-03 09:38 pm (UTC)
That is just awesome. Thanks for sharing it.
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[User Picture]From: brerandalopex
2005-03-03 09:48 pm (UTC)
[Alopex] I would SO like to do something like that. But around here, chances are you'd get sued or something. They'll find a reason.

Oh well, thanks for brightening my day!
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[User Picture]From: yippee
2005-03-04 01:30 am (UTC)
very cool
now we need to do something like this in costume :)
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[User Picture]From: kiltbear
2005-03-04 03:30 am (UTC)
What a great read of their experience... They should come to "our" starbucks at 16 & Bryant, I think half the staff would find a way to join in!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-03-04 05:25 am (UTC)
Maybe we can arrange something and make this the next trend in corporate retreats. :)
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