Improv Everywhere or Flash Mob

Ok…you guys may not have ever heard of this before; however, I stumbled upon Improv Everywhere a while ago.  This morning, I came across this article on Fox News talking about flash mobs.  In their top 10 list, three of the ten are from Improv Everywhere (the top 3 actually). I agree with the main premise of the article (namely that the people need not leave a mess for everyone else like the pillowfighters did); however, that isn’t the point of this post.

On their website, Improv Everywhere notes that they are not flash mobbers.  In fact, here’s their FAQ entry:

Aren’t these flash mobs?

No. Improv Everywhere was created about 2 years before the “flash mob” fad. While some of our missions may have certain similarities to a flash mob (large numbers of people appearing in a public place and then disappearing suddenly), we really don’t have anything to do with flash mobbing. Some missions use just a few folks while others might use hundreds, depending on the idea and depending on how many people show up to participate.

I tried to find contact information for Fox to let them know this…but I didn’t find any on their website.  So…this blog post.

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