May 31st, 2013

Mob Rule

by Wayno & Piraro

bz panel 05-30-13Bizarro is brought to you today by One-Man Flash Mob.

I admit that when I first saw a video of a flash mob, I was impressed with the idea, the planning, and the execution. It’s truly a terrific form of guerrilla theater and the first people to witness the first one were lucky indeed. What a surreal experience.

Like most great ideas, it caught on in a big way and now everyone is driving it into the ground. I can barely visit a shopping mall or train station without being jostled by a line of dancers singing “Rainbow Connection,” or whatever. So I think it is time to bump it up a notch. I’d like to see a crowded train station where 100 people suddenly strip naked and perform a song from “Hair.” At the end of the song, a gang of 25 cops busts in, performs some pantomime from a Keystone Cops silent film, then arrests them all and carts them away.

Where the art form goes from there, I can’t say. As always, ideas from my Jazz Pickles are welcome.

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