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  • Flash Mob for Def Con 11?

    Looks like this is going to somewhat a trend here, but I think it would be kewl to pull off for Def Con 11, somewhere in Vegas.

    Flash Mob Story


    Oddly Enough - UK Reuters
    New Yorkers become a mob for fun
    Fri Jul 25, 4:41 PM ET


    By Caroline Humer

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers often become part of unexpected mob scenes -- huge crowds on subway platforms, at clothing sales, or at free concerts in places like Central Park. Now they are doing it on purpose, for fun.



    "Flash mobs," in which people show up at an assigned place at a certain time, perform some brief acts, and then leave, have descended on stores, a hotel and even a piece of a park in New York.

    In the latest occurrence, about 200 people converged on a Central Park ridge across from the Museum of Natural History on Thursday. Once in place, the mob tweeted like birds and crowed like roosters, chanted "Na-ture," and then dispersed.

    If you're wondering what's the point, there isn't one. The gathering was the fifth instalment of the New York-based Mob Project, which started in June with a guy named Bill who sent an e-mail to some friends, who forwarded it to their friends, and so on.

    Bill, who declined to give his last name, aims to make the project last a few more months. For him, it's a way to get people out, just like inviting them to a friend's play.

    "The idea was to dispense with the event altogether and have the audience come together for no reason," Bill said.

    Among the New York sites that have been mobbed are a Hyatt Hotel, where members spontaneously began clapping. In Macy's, they pretended to shop for a "love rug" for their joint home. And at a high-end shoe store in Soho, they acted like tourists from Maryland.

    The absurdist idea is catching on outside New York too.

    Bill said the Internet has been used to organise "flash mobs" in cities like Boston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, London, Rome and Vienna.

    Four-time New York mob participant Theodore Grunewald was among those who received a Mob Project e-mail advising them to synchronise their watches and go to one of four Upper West Side bars on Thursday evening.

    Once at the bars, the would-be mob members were given flyers telling them to assemble in Central Park at a certain time, make bird noises, chant, cheer, and leave.

    Grunewald described the mobs as being urban poetry with no real purpose.

    "It turns New York into an enormous toy," the 36-year old said. "And it brings all sorts of people together unexpectedly."
    "I am the EPITOME of FRUGALITY, the KING OF CHEAPNESS, the TIGHTEST of the TIGHTWADS, the MASTER-BLASTER of PENNY PINCHING, the BISHOP of UNDER-BUDGETING, the CARDINAL of COST-CUTTING, I AM THE MASTER MISER!!!."

    -Jim Sears

  • #2
    ;) sure sounds like what happens to the liquor store at the corner...

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    • #3
      a Flash Mob?

      Would that involve nudity?

      lope
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      • #4
        Originally posted by DJ Jackalope
        Would that involve nudity?
        it's DefCon.. I thought it HAD to involve nudity??
        If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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        • #5
          Then again, being Defcon, you may want to avoid nudity.

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          • #6
            let's see... a large group of people assembling for what appears to an outsider as no aparant reason, making a lot of noise and then all of a sudden leaving.

            i call it defcon

            --simple3

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            • #7
              Im game. The only question is where?
              Virtutis gloria merces

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              • #8
                im down... i suggest we do this flash mob thing somewhere where we will make a difference, mcdonalds.

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                • #9
                  Theres a mcdonalds right down the street from the con... well, a few city blocks but its still in walking distance.
                  Virtutis gloria merces

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                  • #10
                    dont we have to chant or somthing though? I say we all chat "in n out, its what a hamburgers all about"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ripshy
                      Theres a mcdonalds right down the street from the con... well, a few city blocks but its still in walking distance.
                      How about chanting 'Fat Burger' about 20 times and leaving.
                      "I am the EPITOME of FRUGALITY, the KING OF CHEAPNESS, the TIGHTEST of the TIGHTWADS, the MASTER-BLASTER of PENNY PINCHING, the BISHOP of UNDER-BUDGETING, the CARDINAL of COST-CUTTING, I AM THE MASTER MISER!!!."

                      -Jim Sears

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                      • #12
                        Fusk Mcds

                        Just show up Sunday night at exactly X hour X minutes, separately or in small groups in front off the Bellagio watch the water/light show for exactly X minutes + random art appreciation time. After that simply drift into the night, ala Ocean's 11

                        Showing up at a McDs in crowd lame...like that doesn't happen all the fucking time.
                        AMFYOYO

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