Subway yearbook photos from Improv Everywhere

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16 Responses to “Subway yearbook photos from Improv Everywhere”

  1. jaytkay says:

    Their High Five Escalator stunt made me cry for its earnest fun.

  2. jaytkay says:

    #2 posted by Anonymous, September 22, 2009 4:24 PM

    It’s a lot like what I do every weekend.
    http://freephotoproject.tumblr.com/

    Beautiful work, Iain. I like it a lot.

  3. Jonathan Badger says:

    @5 Anonymous

    I used to live in DC and ride the metro, and I wore jeans or shorts or whatever the hell I wanted. And I have a doctorate. What the hell sort of job *cares* what you wear these days?

  4. Ernunnos says:

    That’s not just art, that’s a good deed.

  5. m2key says:

    ^
    Pink tutu and bunny slippers? nothing but body paint? pieces of beach towels super-glued inappropriately? old tv dinner trays and rubber bands? gucci pjs?

  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s a lot like what I do every weekend.
    http://freephotoproject.tumblr.com/

  7. sirdook says:

    Ah, lying – is there anything you can’t do?

  8. wrybread says:

    Whew, that was close. When I saw there were only 2 comments on this beautiful, hilarious, and good natured prank (obviously imho) I was worried some sad sack hadn’t put them down for fucking with people. Thank you Sirdook for not disappointing me.

  9. xaxa says:

    Lack of suits: perhaps because the photos were taken at 3:30pm. I bet there’d be more suits just before 9am, or just after 6pm. But there’d be no room for the camera.

  10. Anonymous says:

    As someone who rides the DC Metro everyday, I’m surprised at how different this is than my subway crowd. Does no one in New York City work? Or does everybody have a “cool” job where you go in in jeans every day?

  11. maxoid says:

    Are they going to follow through on the yearbook thing? ‘Cause that would be pretty neat.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Great project. They should at least make it available on Lulu or something similar.

  13. dfiliak says:

    I think everybody goes through a phase of taking photos of people on the subway. Here are mine… http://picasaweb.google.com/dfiliak/NYCSubwayPeople#

  14. Anonymous says:

    @5: Some people here do have cool jobs, some have to go from place to place during the day, students, tourists, nannies, delivery people, and a lot of working class people with long hours and also weird hours. The Q train has always been packed with working class people at midnight whenever I take it from Manhattan to Brooklyn during the week. (Yes, that was the 6 train in the video, I’m just using the Q as an example of the diversity of people and the hours they keep in this crazy city that I live in.)

  15. cosmicautumn says:

    I bet people would have done it even without the yearbook angle. It would be cool if they actually printed something up, maybe with a page for each train.

    @5: Some of us here do nothing but apply for jobs, which sadly requires so special clothing effort.

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