Thursday, January 21, 2010

Flash Mob

I have a memory of when I was kid, maybe 8 or 9… my hands all sticky with mysterious foodstuffs and my brain still happy and flapping in the clouds; careless and feather-light with Lego floor plans being the heaviest thoughts that I owned. My family and I were walking down some respectable street with respectable people looking reaaallll cool and swinging their arms in just the right way, when suddenly, out of nowhere, over half the people on the street freeze in position. No joke. Like they were all little shy spiders who had just seen the shadow of God. They stayed that way for a good 4-5 minutes and then instantly resumed their fast-paced paths to success.
Which brings me to FLASH MOBS!!!
Some Google definitions of Flash Mobs:

A flash mob (or flashmob)[1] is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse.

Are these not the coolest new trend? As far as trends go, I say their pretty rad. Speaking of rad, Lincoln would be rad’ier if it had some. Who doesn’t want to take 10 minutes out of their day to freak some people out in a coffee shop by silently dancing in a mob of 20 + people or all taking off their pants at the same time? I can’t think of better waste of time. I think Union should start a group.

Attached are some pretty hip-hop happenin’ flash mob events that I’ve researched to lure you all in:

Is anyone else obsessed with this, or is it just me?

-Kaity M

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