Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ridin' that train...

What better way to spend a cold Saturday in New York City than by riding the subways sans-pants.

It's hard to believe, but it's almost time for this year's No Pants Subway Ride. The event, put on by Improv Everywhere, has grown since 2002 from seven participants to almost 1,000 last year. It's also expanded across the country to cities like Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco (surprise) and Washington D.C.

This year's event is taking place on January 10, and you can see all of the details here. There are surprising lengthy instructions, including what you should do once you board the trains:

Sit in the car as you normally would. Read a magazine or whatever you would normally do. Your team leader will have already divided you into smaller groups, assigning your group a specific stop where you will depants. Sit near your group.

As soon as the doors shut at the stop before yours, stand up and take your pants off and put them in your backpack. If you’d like to use a briefcase, purse, grocery bag, or whatever instead of a backpack that’s fine too. You are responsible for your own pants and they should be with you at all times. If anyone asks you why you’ve removed your pants, tell them that they were “getting uncomfortable” (or something along those lines.)

If you are planning on of luck. Try not to catch Syphilus.

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