Has it really been 11 years of this? Sigh. For those of you who just love to get down to your skivvies and ride the rails, you'll want to mark Sunday, January 8th, 2012 on your calendars. That is when the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride is being thrown by Improv Everywhere. For the rest of you? Consider this fair warning to take the next month to prepare pithy things to say to the guy in the Superman underoos trying to pretend he isn't carefully registering every glance from his fellow straphangers.
Should New Yorkers be over this by now? This thing was getting sort of old back in 2006 when the NYPD found it threatening enough to arrest people over. If Improv Everywhere really wants to get transgressive and surprising they should follow Holly Van Voast's lead and make it a topless subway ride. Now that would be a totally legal way to get people's attention!
Have you managed to miss the No Pants ride the last ten times they've done it? Here's a video of last year's stunt: