Sunday, October 12, 2008

I Found Red Rubies in my Treasure Chest

So almost every day, I learn something new. Very rarely, is it such a gem as this. In researching the organizations that are sponsoring Thrill the World Austin, I looked up "Flash Mob Austin".

And my life will never be the same.

In a nutshell, they are an organized group that recruits pranksters to carry out random missions across the city such as "Operation Pillow Fight" and "Uber Famous".

Operation Pillow Fiiiiight from Flash Mob Austin on Vimeo.

Not only that but Flash Mob Austin is only one of many many other groups across the country who do this.

I thought that something like this only existed in my head. It's like finding a treasure chest filled with gold (aka, learning the Thriller dance) and then digging to the bottom to find it lined with bright red rubies (aka Flash Mob Austin). Stick with my metaphor here. I'm trying to make it sound like the coolest treasure you ever found. Imagine it. That's what I mean.

1 comment:

Luke said...

First of all, this is Mer.

Anyway, holy bajesus, that video got me excited. I know that I mixed the zombie thing and the pillow thing in my head, but I could have sworn that there was a zombie flash mob recently. I think it was at city hall.

Regardless, I am so excited about the thriller dance and the upcoming flash mobbery. I know I would be too self-conscious to do this stuff on my own, but how could I pass it up with you on my team?

I'm psyched. We are going to CHANGE LIVES.