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When is the 7th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride? This Saturday, January 12th, New York City. They seem to have done it in 2006 as well. Village Voice article on 2006's shenanigans.
posted by shothotbot (42 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This thread is useless without pictures.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:19 AM on January 9, 2008


Second link, Astro Zombie.
posted by ormondsacker at 11:21 AM on January 9, 2008


There's one planned for DC now too.
posted by divka at 11:28 AM on January 9, 2008


Being cuffed, detained for an hour, and released with a warning seems like the exact "confusing a police officer" penalty you'd expect in War-on-Terror America. I mean, given the young-affluent-white-person-with-bystanders-present thing.
posted by ormondsacker at 11:32 AM on January 9, 2008


After the incident last year with the NYPD, the aftermath of this year's should be amusing to see.

Also, I'll be in the city this weekend. I'll make sure to have my camera on hand, but I'll be keeping my pants on.
posted by SansPoint at 11:34 AM on January 9, 2008


I looked at some of the photos from 2006. The coolest people in them are not the pantsless attention-seekers, but all the other subway passengers who, like most New Yorkers, don't pay any attention at all to their fellow riders.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 11:35 AM on January 9, 2008


I wash and disinfect my hands if I have to hang on to a railing during a subway ride. Now they wanna have us sitting around on said subway with genitalia going this way and that possibly touching god-knows-what? In the name of performance art, please stop!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:42 AM on January 9, 2008


Or to put it bluntly: fucking ewwwwww!!!!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:43 AM on January 9, 2008


How about the No Pants! Moustache Ride held semi-infrequently* in my parents' rumpus room before they get home from work?

*ok, infrequently. By which I mean, never. :(
posted by not_on_display at 11:47 AM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Depantsing"

Verb, noun or adjective?

Please say it's all three!
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:47 AM on January 9, 2008


"no pants" "moustache" "parents" and "rumpus" do not belong on the same internet.
posted by DU at 11:53 AM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey, is that CitrusFreak about to take a seat?
posted by itchylick at 11:55 AM on January 9, 2008


The Cookie Monster undies just made my day.
posted by bassjump at 12:08 PM on January 9, 2008


KevinSkomsvold - They're still wearing underpants, jeez.
posted by SansPoint at 12:28 PM on January 9, 2008


Other Improv Everywhere missions previously discussed at MetaFilter, including last October's No Shirts mission at A&F.
posted by ericb at 12:29 PM on January 9, 2008


Is this the same outfit that donned blue shirts and helped out at a Best Buy?
posted by pax digita at 12:45 PM on January 9, 2008


"Once all of the pantless riders are in place, two “Pants Sellers” enter each car. They annouce they have pants for $1 and proceed to make sales."

What happened to the disorderly conduct charges last time?
posted by grouse at 12:48 PM on January 9, 2008


itchy: wow. I have the same boxers.
posted by heeeraldo at 12:58 PM on January 9, 2008


"Once all of the pantless riders are in place, two “Pants Sellers” enter each car. They annouce they have pants for $1 and proceed to make sales."

My God, that's kind of brilliant and wonderful.
posted by piratebowling at 1:08 PM on January 9, 2008


RumpusFilter.
posted by davejay at 1:11 PM on January 9, 2008


Best part:

Excuse me ladies and gentlemen, I am on this subway selling pants, not for no charity, but for myself, to stay out of trouble.
posted by eddydamascene at 1:12 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


More mornings than I would like to admit, riding half awake on the subway, I have suddenly been panicked by the thought of whether or not I was wearing pants. My eyes open wide and jolt of terror shoots up my spine as I look down to check that I am, indeed, wearing pants. I usually am.
posted by Skygazer at 1:25 PM on January 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


There is one planned for San Francisco this Saturday as well. I believe it's only posted on facebook, though. I'll be attending with a friend, I'm not sure if I myself am going to depant.
posted by MillMan at 1:31 PM on January 9, 2008




This was a great idea seven times ago. Now it's more like a 'tradition' which one could also describe as "sad."
posted by ZachsMind at 2:37 PM on January 9, 2008


This was a great idea seven times ago. Now it's more like a 'tradition' which one could also describe as "sad."

Thank God we have someone to tell us what's not entertaining, otherwise we might enjoy the silly things that happen in this city.
posted by Mikey-San at 4:01 PM on January 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


There's one planned for DC now too.
This news is so two days ago.
posted by MrMoonPie at 4:24 PM on January 9, 2008


It's also happening in Boston on Saturday. I'm waiting to see how the cops manage to turn it into a bomb scare.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 4:25 PM on January 9, 2008


It's also happening in Boston on Saturday. I'm waiting to see how the cops manage to turn it into a bomb scare.

Police were summoned to the scene when a man was said to have exposed an unmarked package on the train . . .
posted by Mikey-San at 4:29 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


And Toronto apparently. Won't be participating, thanks, but I'll keep an eye out for the pantsless on Saturday.
posted by jamesonandwater at 5:32 PM on January 9, 2008


Damn! Wish I'd heard about this earlier, so I could get one happening here in Sydney on Saturday. Oh well, at least Adelaide is ensuring some Antipodean participation.
posted by jodrell banksmeadow at 5:47 PM on January 9, 2008


What happened to the disorderly conduct charges last time?

All ended up being dismissed.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:26 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's also happening in Boston on Saturday. I'm waiting to see how the cops manage to turn it into a bomb scare.

Well, Boston had its annual Santa Speedo Run a few weeks ago with no LiteBriteTM scare.

I think tighty-whites on the "T' will cause no alarm -- other than to well-bred Beacon Hill matrons who'll gasp, clutch their pearls and then likely invite a few of the "young gentlemen" home for a "spot of tea (dance)".
posted by ericb at 8:44 PM on January 9, 2008


It's also taking place in Portland this weekend. Although we don't have a fancy "subway" like you East Coast people. Bastards.
posted by friendlyjuan at 9:07 PM on January 9, 2008


A girl I used to have a major crush on turned up in the photos of one of these events a year or two ago. Imagine my surprise at seeing her in her skivvies, something I once would have given my eye teeth to see.
posted by 1adam12 at 1:58 AM on January 10, 2008


I am totally friends with them on facebook now. Man, those girls in panties seem pretty gutsy to me.
posted by jessamyn at 6:12 PM on January 13, 2008


I decided to actually drop my trou for this. Really, it was quite a rush, and with 900 other people involved, less awkward.
posted by SansPoint at 11:52 PM on January 13, 2008


IE's latest escapade: Frozen Grand Central.
posted by psmealey at 12:07 PM on February 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's awesome, psmealey. Here's the full writeup. An excerpt:
Me: Do you know what that was?
Cop: I have no idea! That is the craziest shit I’ve ever seen in my life, AND I’M A COP!
Me: Ha. Yeah, it was weird.
Cop: You wanna sign up to be in the NYPD?
Me: No thanks.
posted by grouse at 12:31 PM on February 1, 2008


"They're not moving. I can't move ny cart."

Now that was a cool mission! psmealey, I suggest that you make it an FPP.
posted by ericb at 12:53 PM on February 1, 2008


Thanks, grouse, I thought it was pretty cool too. I was of a mind to post it as an FPP, but there have been a few Improv Everywhere posts here over the last few years.
posted by psmealey at 12:54 PM on February 1, 2008


That's fuckin' awesome PS.
posted by Skygazer at 3:59 PM on February 1, 2008


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