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I just love flash mobs

It’s Muhktar’s birthday. Or his Fødselsdag, if you’re nasty.

I am a huge fan of flash mobs, where unconnected people meet somewhere and do something silly or fun, like ride the subway without pants or freeze in place in Grand Central Terminal. (Those are both from Improv Everywhere. Plenty more where that came from.)

Flash mobs appeal to my sense of spectacle (see also: Lady Gaga.) My favorite flash mobs are those like Muhktar’s birthday or the surprise wedding reception:

or maybe the Best Game Ever:

Sometimes, when the news is full of awful things, like oil spills or floods or any of a million other disasters that we visit upon each other, I want to see something nice. Either that, or I’m trying to mitigate the bad karma from spending a certain percentage of my day reading hateful celebrity gossip blogs.

Mostly I really liked the look on Muhktar’s face once he realized what was going on. Also, who knew that the Danish Happy Birthday song was so long?

(originally posted at elizawrites.com)


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May. 19th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Did you watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? There is a great flash mob cooking/dance scene in it.
May. 19th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
i love flash mobs so much.
i almost cry every time i watch one. even the oprah/black eyed peas one! they are great.
May. 20th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
These are so fantastic. And the first one is so sweet!
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