Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Yorkers Lose Their Pants, Ride Subway

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The New York subway system better prepare for some pantless pranking.

Improv Everywhere, a society of pranksters who proudly “cause scenes of chaos and joy in public places,” are holding their 7th Annual No Pants Subway Ride this Saturday (Jan. 12), where hoards of hellraisers will quietly board the Brooklyn Bridge 6 train, remove their pants, and go about their usual subway routine.

Pantless prankster and organizer Charlie Todd says the first year they held the event there were only seven brave pantless participants, but he’s expecting about 300 people to join in on the bare bottom fun this year.

And being a trouserless train traveler takes some serious skills.

Todd explains, “It takes a lot of planning and organizing, but really it’s just a matter of taking off your pants at the right time.”

Todd says rear-baring riders will wear tasteful undies so they don’t offend anyone, and will bundle up the rest of their bodies to brave the cold, New York winter weather.

He says, “It’s funny to see the different reactions we get. Some try to act like jaded New Yorkers and will try not to care, some laugh hysterically, make fun of us, or ask us questions. We answer by claiming we forgot our pants or say that we were getting uncomfortable.”

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