Thanks to Elizabeth Bluemle over at the ShelfTalker blog
for the link to this YouTube video from November 2010:
And here's another flash mob* from March 2009 in Antwerp, Belgium:
Hope these make you smile. To those who celebrate Christmas, have a wonderful holiday!
*According to Wikipedia, "a flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then disperse."
What do you think? Are flash mobs entertaining or annoying? Are they the next social revolution? And can the above examples even be called flash mobs or are they simply performance art?
Police in Philadelphia have had trouble with flash mobs that turned violent. Should we come up with a different name for the musical performances that have entertainment value and are not the least bit dangerous?
Is there a book idea in there somewhere?
Questions to ponder after Christmas. I'll be spending the next few days enjoying my family.