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Human Mirror
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[gotten from sharrainchains]

Improv Everywhere has done it again:

Human Mirror

I find this almost inexpressibly wonderful. And by "wonderful" I mean it fills me with wonder... it looks like it did the same thing for the other people on that train, too.

There's something about pranks like this that seems almost generous... the opposite of the mean-spiritedness of some pranking and humor. Look how many smiles they got. Imagine how many people happily told this story to their friends and loved ones.

Just a gentle tweak to peoples' perceptions and preconceptions, a little bit of magic and surrealism. A little bit of wonder.

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I love both these for-fun-only improvisational theatre events as well as poignant political satire and culture-jams like those done by The Yes Men (http://www.theyesmen.org/). Both have their place in the world's stage.

I'll be smiling most of the day - thanks for reminding me to check the Improv Everywhere site!

They add such magic and whimsy to the lives of the people who witness their events. You really believe that they all pass on a little of that to their friends, family, and coworkers.

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