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Live Mobius Strip Is A Go!

May 12, 2005

It’s on, brothers and sisters of Discord.

Last night was the LAST meeting of the Toronto Discordian Society through Meetup.com, and from now on we fly by the seat of our fantastic pants. The meeting was a smashing success, we had the most people show up to a meeting yet in my time as organizer – eight. It’s just the beginning, but eight is a good number . . . Big Mama Jools claims it is the best number there is, and I am inclined to believe her. She knows her shit.

At the meeting last night we discussed trying one of Improv Everywhere’s stunts to get the feel for it . . . everyone agreed that the Live Mobius Strip was the best one to try.

In a nutshell, you get from 8-10 people to one-by-one infiltrate an establishment like a Starbucks or a Second Cup . . . somewhere people tend to hang out for a bit longer than your average diner. The agents sit, separately, and go about their own business. A couple enters, holding hands. These two agents will be the focus of the Mobius strip, and at first will probably be the only part noticed. They stand in line, considering what they would like to order, eventually the female goes into her purse and the male notices a pack of cigarettes within. They begin to argue about her hiding her smoking from him, eventually leading up to her storming out, followed by him. The other agents go about their business; one writing, and spilling their drink, another reading and trying to use the washroom only to find it locked, another receiving a cell phone call, another walking through with loud headphones on, and yet another sneezing and then clearing their throat. As the person clears their throat the couple reenters, holding hands. They stand in line, considering what they would like to order, eventually the female goes into her purse and the male notices a pack of cigarettes within. They begin to argue about her hiding her smoking from him, eventually leading up to her storming out, followed by him. And again, and again, and again. Twelve times, in total.

In the beginning the others in the establishment will certainly notice the couple, and wonder what is up, but by the third or fourth cycle they will be noticing everything else as well. They will wonder if
everyone is in on it, or maybe they are crazy, or maybe they really are stuck in time

At the very least they will have been entertained.

That day, their life could not be considered boring.

Hail Eris!

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Improv / Improve!

May 6, 2005

Here is one of the sites that inspired me lately: http://www.improveverywhere.com

I am taking my time going through the stunts they have pulled in the past . . . this is part of what I would like to do here in Hogtown . . . I think these small projects make people stop, smell the roses . . . like St. Ferris said “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it.”

More plans soon.

Hail Eris!