So I have spent the past 2 hrs laughing my socks off!
I discovered a You tube channel for Improv Everywhere, “a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places”.
They are certainly keeping true to their mission statement. Kudos to Charlie Todd, the brain behind it.
My five observations:
#1. You gotta love New Yorkers!! I love their joie de vivre.
#2. There are a lot of jobless people in New York if I dare say. Like, don’t his army of helpers have work to do – you know…paid work?
#3. New Yorkers remind me a lot, of Nigerians . They can looku looku (stop and stare).
#4. They are also the antithesis of Nigerians in that nothing seems to faze them. Take the Frozen grand Central prank or Invisible dog prank. The former would have incited frantic chanting of “the Blood of Jesus” while the latter, a trip to Yaba Psychiatric ward.
#5. It all seems a bit pointless, till you see the smiles on the faces, after the initial confusion. Then you imagine the stories that would be told at home or among friends. Bless their hearts!
Let me share some of my favourites:
The Invisible dogs prank - even the real dogs were looking a bit confused too..
High Five Escalator: I've watched this 5 times. I still laugh everytime when they get to "ROB"
Frozen Grand Central..I don't know what I'd have done if i was here. Prolly run before whatever disease it is gets to me.
Surprise wedding reception – I’m sure the couple wont forget this ever!!
The quadruplets in the park was amazing. I've never seen EIGHT sets of quadruplets in one place.
Watch his TED talk where he tells us how it all began. I discovered it after i wrote the post. Seems i am not the only way with observation #2. lol, but he had a wonderful response.
Check out their website for more pranks. You might even be tempted to join them on one of their missions.