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(Mental Floss)   Today is the 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, which has even spread to China (w/reasonably SFW pics)   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 43
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2014-01-12 11:38:49 AM  
Good. Pants are tools of oppression.

/Skirts for freedom!
 
2014-01-12 12:51:26 PM  
Memo to self:  take towel when you go out today, and look before you seat.
 
2014-01-12 01:14:46 PM  
Scroll down to see the video.

BONUS: Pedo-bear makes an appearance at 2:15.

/Not Subby
 
2014-01-12 02:16:18 PM  
So ronrey?
 
2014-01-12 02:17:10 PM  
No thanks
 
2014-01-12 02:17:51 PM  
Isn't it kinda cold for that in many cities around this time of year?
 
2014-01-12 02:20:00 PM  
Wait, you're only supposed to do this once a year?
 
2014-01-12 02:21:27 PM  
And THAT is why we wear clean underwear , boys and girls.
 
2014-01-12 02:25:38 PM  
I need more pics of the participants to determine if I approve of this tradition or not.
 
2014-01-12 02:26:08 PM  
Aussies come up with some hilarious nicknames.

i39.tinypic.com

// "Pants" died at aged 26 in one of the most spectacular ways imaginable
// minor threadjack, as you were
 
2014-01-12 02:28:02 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Wait, you're only supposed to do this once a year?

~

Funniest farking Fark comment of the year so far! Cheers.
 
2014-01-12 02:31:54 PM  
Yeah, but the event is kinda small there.
 
2014-01-12 02:34:03 PM  

cyberspacedout: Isn't it kinda cold for that in many cities around this time of year?


THIS. They should have done this in June or July for optimal response.

That noted, pantsless people in January pretending nothing is amiss does sorta increase the incongruity factor for comedic purposes.
 
2014-01-12 02:37:06 PM  
When I come back to this thread, I had better see lots of tasteful pictures of girls in undies. Thank you...
/what? we haven't had a leg thread this week yet...
 
2014-01-12 02:39:20 PM  
Every day is No Pants Subway Ride day in my neighborhood.

Once people realize that's the secret of of their chipotle sauce, they start getting their sandwiches from Blimpies instead.
 
2014-01-12 02:47:03 PM  
site is farked... also, ew
 
2014-01-12 03:02:39 PM  

miss diminutive: Good. Pants are tools of oppression.

/Skirts for freedom!


www.egscomics.com

/susan believes the exact opposite as you
 
2014-01-12 03:03:53 PM  
no pants life subway ride
 
2014-01-12 03:35:00 PM  

Big Ramifications: Aussies come up with some hilarious nicknames.



// "Pants" died at aged 26 in one of the most spectacular ways imaginable
// minor threadjack, as you were


Drunk driving is now "spectacular?"
 
2014-01-12 03:49:59 PM  

voodoomedic: Big Ramifications: Aussies come up with some hilarious nicknames.

// "Pants" died at aged 26 in one of the most spectacular ways imaginable
// minor threadjack, as you were

Drunk driving is now "spectacular?"


Yea I was wondering that too. I was hoping he would of died skydiving on a bed while in a 3 some with 2 models, the shoot failed to open but the bed survived only to finally have them noticed they had landed on the great barrier reef and were promptly eaten by a 22 foot Great White.
 
2014-01-12 03:53:31 PM  
No pants at the NYC subway? I've only used it once and I wanted to wear a hazmat suit. I couldn't imagine taking clothes OFF for it

/especially in January
 
2014-01-12 04:33:24 PM  

SearchN: I was hoping he would of


*twitch*
 
2014-01-12 04:53:45 PM  
Strike Witches cosplay?
 
2014-01-12 04:54:19 PM  

quatchi: cyberspacedout: Isn't it kinda cold for that in many cities around this time of year?

THIS. They should have done this in June or July for optimal response.

That noted, pantsless people in January pretending nothing is amiss does sorta increase the incongruity factor for comedic purposes.


Hmm, then again, now that I've had time to think about it, warmer temperatures would result in more sweaty butts.

If you ask me, I'd rather wear pants when sitting where numerous other people have sat. At least most subways I've taken don't have cloth seats. The light rail near where I live does, and sources I've found say pantsless riders will be taking it.
 
2014-01-12 04:59:14 PM  

SearchN: Yea I was wondering that too. I was hoping he would of died skydiving on a bed while in a 3 some with 2 models, the shoot failed to open but the bed survived only to finally have them noticed they had landed on the great barrier reef and were promptly eaten by a 22 foot Great White.


That's how my grand mother died,

Bless you nana
 
2014-01-12 05:12:27 PM  
This is Obama's fault.
 
2014-01-12 05:24:47 PM  
With all the road rage, rudeness, and nastiness in the world, things like this are a breath of fresh air!  Keep it up, guys!
 
2014-01-12 05:34:17 PM  
www.japanator.com

/If she's doing it wrong, I don't want to be right.
 
2014-01-12 06:15:43 PM  

Gleeman: Strike Witches cosplay?


Don't GIS that.

/people, you scary
 
2014-01-12 06:51:03 PM  

voodoomedic: Big Ramifications: Aussies come up with some hilarious nicknames.


// "Pants" died at aged 26 in one of the most spectacular ways imaginable
// minor threadjack, as you were

> Drunk driving is now "spectacular?"


SearchN: voodoomedic:

Drunk driving is now "spectacular?"


Yea I was wondering that too. I was hoping he would of died skydiving on a bed while in a 3 some with 2 models, the shoot failed to open but the bed survived only to finally have them noticed they had landed on the great barrier reef and were promptly eaten by a 22 foot Great White.
~

Cop a load of you two, willya.

He's hooning along the streets after midnight with an absolute skin full of p!ss. He drives straight into AND UNDER the back of a near stationary truck. His car comes to rest upside down, half as tall as it used to be.. AND HIS HEAD IS NO LONGER ATTACHED TO HIS BODY.

Sorry gents, that is the definition of "spectacular" right there. **The judge's decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Since when does spectacular = good? Racing car crashes are often described as being spectacular. A drunk tourist being taken out by a bull in Pamplona is spectacular. The fricken 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers were spectacular.

I can't even see room for your confusion. Fair enough if I said "saddest way to die" or something.

You may as well have come out and said "his nickname isn't funny because he is a drunk driver." Makes as much sense.

FWIW, here's my "extended mix" of what I think of Pants Millane:

** Drunken thug.
** Nay - serial drunken thug.
** Fawned-upon member of our sporting elite who thought the rules didn't apply to him.
** About to stand trial for drunkenly HIJACKING A FARKING CITY BUS FULL OF PEOPLE, and yet he still continued to get plastered and do incredibly stupid things. What an idiot.
** Not giving a sh!at about how his actions could seriously harm innocent Joe Q. Public.
** The people he chose to befriend outside of football. Erm. Let's just call them "colourful identities" and leave it at that.


** One of the toughest "Aussie rules" players to ever pull on a pair of boots.
** How in the hell do you play well in a [successful] finals series with a broken thumb??!
** If I was coaching a junior team, and today's lesson was about mental and physical toughness, I would cite that as an example to the kiddies.
** In fact, even after 25 years, it would be close to the first example I would cite [maybe Dipper playing the 1989 grand final with broken ribs and a punctured lung].
** He walked the tightrope of being tough but never gained a reputation for being dirty.
** The sorta guy that non-Collingwood fans hated, but begrudgingly admired at the same time.
** Those same haters would be p!ssing their dacks in joy if their team picked him up during off-season trade week.
** The sorta selfless, bustling, in-and-under player that every championship team needs.
** Not overly gifted, not overly fast, not one of those guys who could win a game off his own back.. yet his toughness and on-field presence made up for everything else he lacked.
** Did I mention he was tough?
** Blah blah tough!
** Great with the fans and a loyal friend to team mates off the field. Loved by all in the club, from the flag waving nuff-nuffs right up to the President.
** When it came to the often sad and awkward task of visiting dying children in hospital, he did the work of 10 normal sportsmen.

There ya go. Maybe there's something wrong with my brane[?] but I can happily admire him.. and consider him to be a GRADE-A D!CKHEAD at the same time. I can happily describe his spectacular death as being spectacular.
 
2014-01-12 06:58:42 PM  
When a book is called "No Pants", I don't need to read it.
 
2014-01-12 07:58:33 PM  
I guess that 'Improv Everywhere' group never actually figured out what Improv means
 
2014-01-12 09:14:44 PM  

Mister Peejay: Gleeman: Strike Witches cosplay?

Don't GIS that.

/people, you scary


Pretty tame by fark standards. Probably NSFW though. Not sure what is up with the blue and white stripes.

But not really scary.
 
2014-01-12 09:26:58 PM  

Big Ramifications: voodoomedic: Big Ramifications: Aussies come up with some hilarious nicknames.


// "Pants" died at aged 26 in one of the most spectacular ways imaginable
// minor threadjack, as you were

> Drunk driving is now "spectacular?"

SearchN: voodoomedic:

Drunk driving is now "spectacular?"

>  Yea I was wondering that too. I was hoping he would of died skydiving on a bed while in a 3 some with 2 models, the shoot failed to open but the bed survived only to finally have them noticed they had landed on the great barrier reef and were promptly eaten by a 22 foot Great White.
~

Cop a load of you two, willya.

He's hooning along the streets after midnight with an absolute skin full of p!ss. He drives straight into AND UNDER the back of a near stationary truck. His car comes to rest upside down, half as tall as it used to be.. AND HIS HEAD IS NO LONGER ATTACHED TO HIS BODY.

Sorry gents, that is the definition of "spectacular" right there. **The judge's decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Since when does spectacular = good? Racing car crashes are often described as being spectacular. A drunk tourist being taken out by a bull in Pamplona is spectacular. The fricken 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers were spectacular.

I can't even see room for your confusion. Fair enough if I said "saddest way to die" or something.

You may as well have come out and said "his nickname isn't funny because he is a drunk driver." Makes as much sense.

FWIW, here's my "extended mix" of what I think of Pants Millane:

** Drunken thug.
** Nay - serial drunken thug.
** Fawned-upon member of our sporting elite who thought the rules didn't apply to him.
** About to stand trial for drunkenly HIJACKING A FARKING CITY BUS FULL OF PEOPLE, and yet he still continued to get plastered and do incredibly stupid things. What an idiot.
** Not giving a sh!at about how his actions could seriously harm innocent Joe Q. Public.
** The people he chose to befriend outside ...


Lets boil it down to the basics:

Highly over the limit for alcohol. Crashes his car into another vehicle and dies. That's right up there with Canadians getting drunk and falling asleep on the train tracks and being hit by a train. More of a 'Damn, you really are a moran' moment.

Anything else is regardless, those are the facts.
 
2014-01-12 10:22:37 PM  

SearchN: Lets boil it down to the basics:

Highly over the limit for alcohol. Crashes his car into another vehicle and dies. That's right up there with Canadians getting drunk and falling asleep on the train tracks and being hit by a train. More of a 'Damn, you really are a moran' moment.

Anything else is regardless, those are the facts.

~

What a bizarre tangent. I totally agree with your BOILING DOWN of the FACTS.

Previously you stated you were "wondering" why a drunk driving death could be described as spectacular and I gave you a very comprehensive answer. What in blazes are you on about?
 
2014-01-12 10:50:36 PM  

Big Ramifications: SearchN: Lets boil it down to the basics:

Highly over the limit for alcohol. Crashes his car into another vehicle and dies. That's right up there with Canadians getting drunk and falling asleep on the train tracks and being hit by a train. More of a 'Damn, you really are a moran' moment.

Anything else is regardless, those are the facts.
~

What a bizarre tangent. I totally agree with your BOILING DOWN of the FACTS.

Previously you stated you were "wondering" why a drunk driving death could be described as spectacular and I gave you a very comprehensive answer. What in blazes are you on about?


That it's not spectacular any more on the lines of moronic? Congrats, he died the same way thousands of people die yearly. Nothing special about it, he was drunk and he killed himself. Did I miss anything for you?
 
2014-01-12 11:05:44 PM  

WordsnCollision: /If she's doing it wrong, I don't want to be right.


That's actually a huge balloon, not a person
 
2014-01-12 11:30:20 PM  
SearchN:

That it's not spectacular any more on the lines of moronic? Congrats, he died the same way thousands of people die yearly. Nothing special about it, he was drunk and he killed himself. Did I miss anything for you?
~

Keeping this argument to English speaking countries for simplicity.... every year "thousands of people" in major cities get sh!atfaced drunk, drive under trucks, and decapitate themselves??! You're still "wondering" how I could classify that as highly spectacular?

You idiot.
 
2014-01-13 12:01:42 AM  

Big Ramifications: SearchN:

That it's not spectacular any more on the lines of moronic? Congrats, he died the same way thousands of people die yearly. Nothing special about it, he was drunk and he killed himself. Did I miss anything for you?
~

Keeping this argument to English speaking countries for simplicity.... every year "thousands of people" in major cities get sh!atfaced drunk, drive under trucks, and decapitate themselves??! You're still "wondering" how I could classify that as highly spectacular?

You idiot.


I think this a language barrier. In American English, spectacular means "something extraordinary, amazing, stupendous....something generally positive."

In Aussie English apparently stupendous means "incredibly stupid, meaningless, preventable, and common among drunks who don't know how to call a taxi."

Drunk driver hitting another car, rolling the vehicle, and dying instantly=expected outcome.

Perhaps a Fark translator app is in order?
 
2014-01-13 12:30:48 AM  

voodoomedic: Big Ramifications: SearchN:

That it's not spectacular any more on the lines of moronic? Congrats, he died the same way thousands of people die yearly. Nothing special about it, he was drunk and he killed himself. Did I miss anything for you?
~

Keeping this argument to English speaking countries for simplicity.... every year "thousands of people" in major cities get sh!atfaced drunk, drive under trucks, and decapitate themselves??! You're still "wondering" how I could classify that as highly spectacular?

You idiot.

I think this a language barrier. In American English, spectacular means "something extraordinary, amazing, stupendous....something generally positive."

In Aussie English apparently stupendous means "incredibly stupid, meaningless, preventable, and common among drunks who don't know how to call a taxi."

Drunk driver hitting another car, rolling the vehicle, and dying instantly=expected outcome.

Perhaps a Fark translator app is in order?


Na. After the name calling he played his cards. Not worth the time any longer. He is just trying to get a rise from people.

/See you in next thread voodoo.
 
2014-01-13 01:09:57 AM  
Remember, Americans of a certain age have been brainwashed by years of MADD propaganda to think drunk driving is worse than rape or murder.

Because Americans are a shallow, easily-offended and easily-led bunch.
 
2014-01-13 01:27:17 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: WordsnCollision: /If she's doing it wrong, I don't want to be right.

That's actually a huge balloon, not a person


Actually it's a Photoshop of an anime figurine over a photo of the train, originated on Anon IIRC. If you can find a higher res version you can see the plastic sheen on the figure and the 'shop lines.


/can tell from the pixels
//not sure if I should be proud or ashamed for knowing that
 
2014-01-13 02:14:44 AM  

Confabulat: Remember, Americans of a certain age have been brainwashed by years of MADD propaganda to think drunk driving is worse than rape or murder.

Because Americans are a shallow, easily-offended and easily-led bunch.

~

Eggs Zackly!^^ And cheers for the cultural heads-up, too.

That was the vibe I got from the initial comments. Two snarky preachy remarks where it was assumed I was CONGRATULATING him on going out in a blaze of glory.

Fair enough, they misread my angle. So I very carefully explained how destructive things can still be described as spectacular, giving THREE MORE EXAMPLES of spectacular events involving pain or death or destruction.

Suddenly the argument CHANGED to "well, I believe my adjective is superior to yours" as well as a stupendously stupid "meh, it's not spectacular coz it's a common way to die" [for the 3rd time now: his freaken head fell off].

Now the argument has CHANGED YET AGAIN to "he called me a name so I'm not playing any more and I win" as well as some sarcastic hogsh!at about American/Australian definition confusion.

Subzero wins! Flawless victory.
 
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