The 2009 No-Pants New York Subway Ride
January 27, 2009 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Footage from the 2009 No-Pants Subway ride in New York City. And, if you need more, footage from the 2008 excursion.
posted by jon_hansen (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not even one thong? AND where's Spitzer?
posted by gman at 8:17 AM on January 27, 2009


40 years ago they would have been streaking naked, and wearing shorty-shorts on the subway unnoticeable.
posted by stbalbach at 8:22 AM on January 27, 2009


30..35 years ago
posted by stbalbach at 8:30 AM on January 27, 2009


Matching Toronto (Canada) version, with movie and full report.

In honor of this goofiness, I'm declaring today No Pants on MeFi day. I've already started, though I'll spare you all the filmic evidence in case you've just eaten.
posted by rokusan at 8:35 AM on January 27, 2009


Meanwhile, my 2008 Visible Erection Subway ride video gets pulled from youtube? WTF?
posted by orme at 8:44 AM on January 27, 2009 [5 favorites]


40 years ago they would have been streaking naked, and wearing shorty-shorts on the subway unnoticeable.

In their defense, it was about 15 degri outside that day and there was at least 4" on the ground.
posted by jckll at 8:48 AM on January 27, 2009


In their defense, it was about 15 degri outside that day and there was at least 4" on the ground.

Then wait til spring and do it properly.
posted by gman at 8:50 AM on January 27, 2009


In their defense, it was about 15 degri outside that day

I don't usually LOL at stupid Youtube comments, but I liked this one:

...was it really that cold out guys? (try stuffing a sock down there or someththing)
posted by rokusan at 8:54 AM on January 27, 2009


If YouTube wasn't blocked at work, I could check to see if the 2008 footage is the one my girlfriend and I show up in. Girl is wearing rainbow socks which had fallen to her ankles, if that helps. I'm right behind her with a bag, and a pair of boots on.
posted by SansPoint at 9:19 AM on January 27, 2009


They tried to do this in DC once but half the city got scabies and W declared a national emergency.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 9:25 AM on January 27, 2009


No-Pants Day in London would, one thinks, be a somewhat more ambitious endeavour.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:27 AM on January 27, 2009


Hipster Runoff weighs in.
posted by mykescipark at 9:38 AM on January 27, 2009


If they didn't do this in the winter, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
posted by Liquidwolf at 9:43 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


No pants, steel poles, and no pole dancin'??? Come on!
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 10:03 AM on January 27, 2009


No pants, steel poles, and no pole dancin'??? Come on!

YouTube has you covered.
posted by Forktine at 10:14 AM on January 27, 2009


I really would rather not put my bare ass on a NY City subway seat. Seriously!
posted by Mastercheddaar at 10:15 AM on January 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


rokusan...i'm not wearing any pants now
posted by jon_hansen at 10:33 AM on January 27, 2009


American or English pants?
posted by Artw at 11:15 AM on January 27, 2009


I can't believe no one stuffed any dollars into, at the very least, that cute schoolgirl's skirt in Forktine's video. Cheapskates!
posted by misha at 11:16 AM on January 27, 2009


No pants, steel poles, and no pole dancin'?

Yeah, I've seen girls do this for laughs. NYC doesn't exactly have a stripper shortage.
posted by rokusan at 12:39 PM on January 27, 2009


I'll be careful where I sit when I visit next week.

My understanding is that it will be fucking cold. Pants on!
posted by Artw at 12:58 PM on January 27, 2009


Oh dear god, Hipster Runoff is a painful site. Huge text, lots of colors, casual language for the sake of not being professional, and "so many" quotes.

I can't comprehend if the point is to be non-conformist, or making fun of how "the kids" are all non-conformists in the same way. The more I read, the more angry I get. AND THEY HAVE AN XM SHOW. Dear gods. But I digress.

If you've been sitting on the subway seats, holding the hand-rails and safety bars, bumping shoulders and squeezing together in crowded subway cars, you already have whatever it is you could spread. It'll make you stronger, anyway. I just wonder if they all had pants or skirts for the rest of their day. Pants-less unity on the subway is one thing, but I think that unity would crumble at most work places. Again, my literal thoughts crush the fun from an otherwise enjoyable romp.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:44 PM on January 27, 2009


American or English pants?

American. I'm not sure if I should be disappointed or relieved.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:16 PM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I spent over a year once trying to get a woman to take her pants off in my presence, and now I find that she did it on the subway! The humanity!
posted by 1adam12 at 2:55 PM on January 27, 2009


My god...all I kept thinking about was "gross...more exposed skin on the nyc subway=greater chance of being "patient zero" in some outbreak.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:14 PM on January 27, 2009


". Forgot to close the quotes of that last post. Didn't want EVERYTHING I wrote from then on to be a part of that statement, ya know.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:16 PM on January 27, 2009


This is still part of what hal_c_on was thinking.
posted by roll truck roll at 5:34 PM on January 27, 2009


They're a little early. Every knows that the first Friday in May is No Pants Day.
posted by Rhaomi at 8:06 PM on January 27, 2009


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