Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lady Gaga inspires an entire city to deny the importance of pants

At least, that's what I choose to believe. Lady Gaga has been going without pants for more than a year now, and this weekend, hundreds of New Yorkers realized she's probably onto something. Of course I had to be there.



There you have it, ladies and gents. Yours truly, without pants - fear not, the undergarments are there, you just can't see them in this photo - in the New York City subway. Also, take note of the police officer immediately behind me to my left. They were all just kind of standing around, stunned. There were just too many of us. What were they going to do? We were a lovey dovey pantsless mob.

Yeah, it was a little cold or whatever, but don't you remember HLLWN? I'm basically old hat at NYC pantslessness at this point. Oh, don't act like you've forgotten.



In all fairness, Improv Everywhere has been doing the No Pants Subway Ride for about nine years. They started it in NYC, so it's entirely possible that a 14-year-old Stefani Germanotta saw the inaugural pantsless subway ride and thought, "Yes. How brilliant! When I become famous, I will thank these geniuses forever for making me lots and lots of money."

Inspiration begets inspiration. Down with pants.

12 comments:

  1. At UCLA they had a tradition each year of the students running thru campus in their underwear... they called it : Midnight Panty Run... well, sadly, UCLA has stopped the tradition.. My middle one (which I did not know) did this every year!...She loved it of course... and its a shame they took that tradition away... No wonder she loved that campus! lol

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  2. Kind of like when Eddie Vedder had shoes thrown at him years ago when in concert, Shoe the Shoeless, where are all the pants, so we can Pant the Pantless...it sounded funny in my head :)

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  3. I did this a few years ago.

    Before I turned into a boring, old fogie.

    You look cute without pants.

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  4. I JUST heard about this for the first time earlier today and then I come to visit your blog and there you are in all your no-pants glory. Hilarious. I'm having one of those wish-I-live-in-NYC moments. Public indecency and not even getting in trouble for it? Where do I sign up?

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  5. I'm proud of you for braving the cold and rocking the no-pants. We used to have an annual underwear party when I was in college at Tennessee. I can assure that "the only ten-I-see" line was used A LOT.

    And - I think you should try it no pants again tomorrow! What can they really do?

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  6. Down with pants! Drop pants not bombs! We hate pants! F&@$ pants! And then booing and berating everyone with pants on who walked by Hahaha so crazy, I love it. Glad you were there.

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  7. I did this yesterday too so much fun but it was freezing out. It's the second year in a row I did it and plan to do it next year as well. I love everyone's reaction when they see us all get on the train lol

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  8. Great pic! But why didnt I know about this until after it happened? I ride the train monday - friday...

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  9. I hate wearing pants.... except when its freezing.

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  10. 778 followers?! Woah.
    great post!

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  11. Loving the knee-high socks! And the flashers mac. This obviously wasn't your first time...

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