viernes, 4 de mayo de 2012

Start the Weekend with a Smile:

Improv Everywhere  is, according to their own definition, a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. I love what 
they do since I can only see the positive side of their goal of getting people to smile.

Here are some of their pranks:

Say Something Nice: a megaphone was attached to a sign that said "say something nice" and it was left alone in public spaces around New York to give a chance to passers-by to amplify their voices and "say something nice." The most common responses were "I love you," "I love New York," "Have a great day"

What would you say? 

Black Tie Beach: several people spent a day at Coney Island beach wearing black tie attire. I can´t help thinking about the dry-cleaning bills...

The Sleeper Car: on a Sunday evening, they  transformed a New York subway car into a "sleeper car" complete with  beds, complimentary pyjamas, earplugs, sleep masks, and a courtesy wake up nudge at the passenger´s stop.

Frozen Grand Central: Over 200 people froze in place at the same time in Grand Central Terminal in New York


As you have probably deduced from the amount of videos posted here, I am a big fan of this group. I find what they do just great, and their pranks make me envy New Yorkers even a little bit more. 

If you want to see any more of their scenes, click here.

As for English practice, watch the talk given by Charlie Tood, the creator of "Improve Everywhere." Remember to choose the subtitles in the language of your choice - I would recommend English, but if it is too hard, click on Spanish or Galician.

4 comentarios:

  1. I agree with you,Rosa!
    No doubt that the best way to deal with stress is to find an activity that best helps you get rid of stress.
    The best of "Improv Everywhere" is that they don't wrong to others and they work under authorization.

  2. Oscar Tato Ares09 mayo, 2012

    I think that this video it´s really funny. Because they don´t disturb other people to make the fun but they make the funny making people happy so it´s really nice and a really good idea.
    My favourite joke it´s when all this people dressed up like the staff of a shop and they act like if they really were a part of the staff. It´s really funny and when I saw it I remembered "jackass" serie and it made me laugh a lot so it´s very good.

    1. Óscar, I am glad you are enjoying yourself with the things we do in class and with my suggestions.

  3. Kathy, I was surprised by your last argument, especially since it comes from you, a teenager. I can find lots of positive things about "Improv Everywhere" but I think I wouldn´t even consider the fact that they work under authorization as one of them...and, please, don´t take me wrong, I am not against "law and order" but it just looked "funny" (looked up the different meanings of "funny")


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