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(Improv Everywhere) Video Improv Everywhere presents: The Matrix in real life   (improveverywhere.com) divider line 30
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2013-10-22 03:39:41 PM  
Oh no.  Ohhhh no, no way I'm looking at that.  I look at it and see the truth of the Matrix, and suddenly I start vibrating and shaking like crazy, and Elrond will take over my body and I'll suddenly have to go on some crazy adventure with a ring or dwarves or something, and I'm WAY too old for that nonsense!!
 
2013-10-22 04:35:01 PM  
In before some dumbass posts "That's not improv!"
 
2013-10-22 04:35:10 PM  
Improv Everywhere stopped being "improv" a long time ago.
 
2013-10-22 05:11:23 PM  
Cute. Would have been more impressed if they did their fight routine at fast speed, not slo-mo. Still, they obviously worked hard on the routine. Would have been cool if a crazed mall cop showed up and tased their artistic asses....
 
2013-10-22 05:15:09 PM  
I had to stop it about halfway through. Not because I didn't like it (it was ok, I guess), but because I couldn't handle seeing all the idiots watching and recording with their phones vertical.

FOR GOD'S SAKE, TURN YOUR CAMERAs SIDEWAYS YOU MORONS!
 
2013-10-22 05:45:41 PM  
I should also note that I've had quite a bit of coffee today.....
 
2013-10-22 06:03:29 PM  
Remember when Improv Troupes weren't as common as someone begging for money in NYC?
 
2013-10-22 06:17:09 PM  
I kept thinking how awkward that slow-mo fight would've looked like with without the background music
 
2013-10-22 06:18:17 PM  
That was kind of fun.

Also, the self-description on that page is amusingly super-douchey:

"Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents."
 
2013-10-22 07:15:49 PM  

ABQGOD: Improv Everywhere stopped being "improv" a long time ago.


Yeah. Let me say I'm not one of those hater's who's all like "I liked them when they first started!" but, well, I/E's early attempts DID take people by surprise (my favorite is the Home Depot sketch). Looks like that isn't really happening anymore. And the fact that they edited-in those folks taking stupid cellphone vid's pretty much mean I/E also knows everyone is pretty much in on the joke these days.  *siiiigh*

/get off my lawn, the good old days, etc
 
2013-10-22 07:17:49 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: ABQGOD: Improv Everywhere stopped being "improv" a long time ago.

Yeah. Let me say I'm not one of those hater's who's all like "I liked them when they first started!" but, well, I/E's early attempts DID take people by surprise (my favorite is the Home Depot sketch).


Linky to above:   http://improveverywhere.com/2006/08/19/slo-mo-home-depot/
 
2013-10-22 07:26:06 PM  
I've never liked them.
 
2013-10-22 07:38:15 PM  

Tillmaster: I've never liked them.


Well, you've got to admit that some of their early efforts were, if not always funny, pretty darn original and you've got to give that to them.

As an aside, with the Slo-Mo Home Depot link I posted above---for those of you that don't care to look a it (it's 3-min. long), I'll tell you the main thing that struck me was that no one at all had their phones out. This was shot circa 2006---not that long ago.  Imagine if this sort of I/E played out today in the same way; pretty much everyone at the store would have their phones out recording it. There was NONE of this in the Slo-Mo edit. 2006 wasn't that long ago, folks. Look how much things have changed.

/get off my lawn, yadda yadda yadda
 
2013-10-22 07:44:00 PM  
Well... that sucked.
 
2013-10-22 08:00:16 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Tillmaster: I've never liked them.

Well, you've got to admit that some of their early efforts were, if not always funny, pretty darn original and you've got to give that to them.

As an aside, with the Slo-Mo Home Depot link I posted above---for those of you that don't care to look a it (it's 3-min. long), I'll tell you the main thing that struck me was that no one at all had their phones out. This was shot circa 2006---not that long ago.  Imagine if this sort of I/E played out today in the same way; pretty much everyone at the store would have their phones out recording it. There was NONE of this in the Slo-Mo edit. 2006 wasn't that long ago, folks. Look how much things have changed.

/get off my lawn, yadda yadda yadda



It isn't just the timing, it's what they're trying to do. This Matrix thing is just silliness for its own sake; there's no prank, nothing subversive or clever or disguised, no one is going to be confused about what's going on.

As their description suggests, they used to think of themselves as pranksters and secret agents on missions (*eyeroll*). This video is just actors performing a scene, with no pretense that they aren't.
 
2013-10-22 08:32:02 PM  
entertaining, but I question the authenticity of the agents.. Aren't they all supposed to be wearing earpieces?
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2013-10-22 08:42:11 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: MelGoesOnTour: Tillmaster: I've never liked them.

Well, you've got to admit that some of their early efforts were, if not always funny, pretty darn original and you've got to give that to them.

As an aside, with the Slo-Mo Home Depot link I posted above---for those of you that don't care to look a it (it's 3-min. long), I'll tell you the main thing that struck me was that no one at all had their phones out. This was shot circa 2006---not that long ago.  Imagine if this sort of I/E played out today in the same way; pretty much everyone at the store would have their phones out recording it. There was NONE of this in the Slo-Mo edit. 2006 wasn't that long ago, folks. Look how much things have changed.

/get off my lawn, yadda yadda yadda


It isn't just the timing, it's what they're trying to do. This Matrix thing is just silliness for its own sake; there's no prank, nothing subversive or clever or disguised, no one is going to be confused about what's going on.

As their description suggests, they used to think of themselves as pranksters and secret agents on missions (*eyeroll*). This video is just actors performing a scene, with no pretense that they aren't.


Make no mistake, I agree with you.  I'm just saying that I/E was a great idea at first yet, like you're saying, they've become a parody of themselves. Sad but true. As it is, I also think this latest incarnation of a "mission" is awful.
 
2013-10-22 09:35:46 PM  
It's not improv unless the participants are pantless.
 
2013-10-22 09:39:25 PM  
This is what it looks like when an entire generation is unemployed and unemployable.
 
2013-10-22 09:58:17 PM  

Psychohazard: It's not improv unless the participants are pantless.


For what it's worth, I think the term/meme 'pantless' "jumped the shark" way too long ago to be discussed.
 
2013-10-23 12:45:34 AM  
Jesus Farkin Christ, will somebody please make them STOP?!
 
2013-10-23 02:12:25 AM  
I smiled. They are always a bit stupid, but at least this one didn't have them dumping a few tons of trash into the fugging ocean again.
 
2013-10-23 02:27:08 AM  
1. That wasn't funny at all.

2. All of the people standing there like robots filming instead of watching with their own eyes are still stuck in the Matrix.
 
2013-10-23 04:18:20 AM  

Uzzah: In before some dumbass posts "That's not improv!"


It is actually a given, without ever being posted anymore... so, you are wasting your time, and being the dumbass trying to stop that which was done by hundreds, on the Fartix, the second this was posted...

And, a trenchcoat is now a man-dress? Soooooo sunglasses are now, eye-boots? And a hat is now what.. a hair tutu?
 
2013-10-23 04:19:34 AM  
The combination of the first three posts in this thread was masterful.
 
2013-10-23 05:25:21 AM  

TheMega: Uzzah: In before some dumbass posts "That's not improv!"

It is actually a given, without ever being posted anymore... so, you are wasting your time, and being the dumbass trying to stop that which was done by hundreds, on the Fartix, the second this was posted...

And, a trenchcoat is now a man-dress? Soooooo sunglasses are now, eye-boots? And a hat is now what.. a hair tutu?


To be fair, what Neo wears isn't a normal trenchcoat. It's more of a nehru jacket with ankle-length quarters.
 
2013-10-23 06:13:52 AM  
He kept saying "man dress."  The term he was looking for was cassock.

Also, Improve Everywhere is cool and funny  in theory. In theory communism works.   In theory.
 
2013-10-23 07:51:28 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: As an aside, with the Slo-Mo Home Depot link I posted above---for those of you that don't care to look a it (it's 3-min. long), I'll tell you the main thing that struck me was that no one at all had their phones out. This was shot circa 2006---not that long ago.  Imagine if this sort of I/E played out today in the same way; pretty much everyone at the store would have their phones out recording it. There was NONE of this in the Slo-Mo edit. 2006 wasn't that long ago, folks. Look how much things have changed.

/get off my lawn, yadda yadda yadda


What changed was the introduction of the smartphone.  The iPhone was released a year after that Home Depot stunt.
 
2013-10-23 07:54:17 AM  

Uzzah: In before some dumbass posts "That's not improv!"


Just barely!
 
2013-10-23 08:30:30 AM  
That was farking stupid
 
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