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Flashmobs

Tranplanner

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Flashmobbing - a "spontaneous" (arranged through the interent/cell phones) gathering of people who quickly assemble at a location, do something bizarre (usually), then disappear. Seems to be a growing craze.

Toronto had one yesterday - apparently it was pretty lame as the "organizers" tried to cancel it at the last minute after finding out the media was waiting for it.

BBC link on Flashmobbing:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3134559.stm

The Toronto mob:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20030808/UFLASM/TPNational/Toronto
 

Dan

Dear Leader
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Actually, it sounds like a lot of fun. You get to meet people who are just as strange as you -- you have to be strange to go to a flash mob, after all -- and seeing the expression on the faces of bystanders must be priceless.

There's a flash mob in Kansas City tonight. I think I might go.
 

Jen

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but what if a terrorist shows up? what if the entire worlds population decided to flash mob india or china, we'd tilt out of orbit!
 

Zoning Goddess

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Yoo-hoo, I think we did this one a few weeks ago. I just can't figure out how to cut and paste the link. Help!
 

simulcra

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i did some flashmobbing in dfw a week or two ago. excellent fun.

dunno if the article is still around, but we got covered in the fort worth star telegram.
 
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