Pogue reports on participating in Improv Everywhere event

David Pogue (whom I don’t have to introduce), has a post at the New York Times about his (and his son’s) participation in one of the Improv Everywhere events. Here’s his lead:

Most people consider me a gadget reviewer. But in my heart, I consider my specialty to be the intersection of technology and culture. The real fun always begins at the clash of online and offline.

You may not have heard of Improv Everywhere, but you’ve probably seen some of this group’s public stunts on YouTube. Remember the one where everyone in Grand Central Terminal froze simultaneously, baffling passersby? Or the immortal Food Court Musical?

Well, last Saturday, the group staged its sixth annual MP3 Experiment, and it was open to anyone who wanted to play along. My son and I did. We joined a couple of other sixth graders and parents.

For those who are not familiar with Improv Everywhere, the principals (perpetuators?) maintain a blog with a history of their events. Take the time to check a few (including one of my faves: a tuxedo-clad attendant in the restroom of a fast-food restaurant) by following this link. Read Mr. Pogue’s full account of the event as well as the post about it at Improv Everywhere.


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