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Improv Everywhere: Frozen Grand Central

by Trevor May | 1st February 2008 | Humour Theatre | 3 comments

Over two hundred people freeze for five minutes inside NYC’s Grand Central station.

I didn’t give any instructions in advance. I just told everyone to be doing something realistic and not jokey. One guy dropped an entire briefcase full of papers the second before he froze, leaving his papers scattered before him for five minutes. Many froze midway through eating or drinking. A few froze while taking off a jacket. One couple froze kissing.

(via Kottke)

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  • ivan February 4th, 2008 2:33 pm

    That’s really clever – when I clicked to go over to look at the documentation it froze up my browser for five minutes – how do they do that?

  • Trevor February 15th, 2008 4:19 pm

    Possibly by including many many many animated gifs in one page. It feels just like 1997 again, doesn’t it? :)

  • Matthew Hill March 30th, 2008 1:45 pm

    Really cool, love the guy on his truck radioing for help. I can barely stand still for 5 seconds, doubt I’d make a good candidate for one of these!

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