I absolutely love this! Made me laugh so hard, and I might've needed a little pick-me-up. Thanks for posting this! (And I like the fact there's a smidge of "helping others" in there -- with giving up the napkins and all to those who need 'em. Heh.)
@agnophilo@xanga - sorry you're funny bone isn't alive to fun stuff. The people looked uncomfortable at first, and when you see that the security guy is also a part of it, you hear that they all enjoyed the spin. I loved it, and posted it on my facebook!
I'm off to send it via email and then to post on MySpace! W00t W00t! A great mid-week perk-me-up Mrs. lily, thanks =)
I loved it as all the rest of the world seems to! As I watched the people I noticed again; as I have in my own daily life, that they were all caught up in their own little worlds. We just need something like this to take us outside ourselves and enjoy people. Thanks for sharing!!! God bless.
@Biblerapture@xanga - The stated goal of Improv Everywhere is to create scenes in order to break people out of their routines (in the name of fun).
They've done things like having a bunch of people freeze in place at the same time at Grand Central Station and hold their poses for five sold minutes, much to the bemusement of everyone who wasn't in on it. They've also had a "synchronized swimming team" perform in a fountain, complete with "judges." A personal favorite is when they had a huge group of redheads protest the "cruelty" of the portrayal of redheads on the Wendy's logo. Another time they had fifty redheads get on the same subway car. They are improv comedians, but without a nasty or mean edge; it's all fun and meant to see how people will respond. They usual take a normal situation and turn it on its head (like eating in a food court)
That was hilarious! I've often scoffed at how unrealistic musicals are in that people just all seem to know the same song and dance rountines even though they've never met before. I would laugh so hard if people around me actually starting do that.
@Biblerapture@xanga - I completely agree. What strikes me is that people will do unusual things if they have a purpose and if they have other people doing it with them. I have also noticed this principle at work on missions trips. When people get united in mission and purpose, they will do things they would never normally do on their own.
@Pickwick12@xanga - Yes, take people out of their 'normal' element and ministry can happen. I remember a few years back, I was praying with a couple who were leaving for Africa to plant gardens in small plots at each house they visited. The wife was a dynamic leader and the husband was a quiet spiritual leader. God gave me a vision of the two of them arm in arm, when the husband broke away and started leading the way.
On their trip, away from their normal routine, he was talking to people about Christ and led many to Jesus!
So maybe there's something to this ... not normal .. stuff.LOL
@Biblerapture@xanga - Wow, that's a great story. It's like when less outwardly demonstrative Christian kids go off to college and somehow their faith is ignited through the experiences and changes they go through.