There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Transitarians without pants

For seven years, a group of anti-pants New Yorkers have held an annual No Pants Subway Ride, which has attracted more than 200 participants. On Jan. 12, a similar event occurred on the Washington, D.C., Metro.

According to this story:

About 75-100 participants, and at least as many press/onlookers/voyeurs, met at Dupont Circle before being split up into two groups, heading down to Metro and taking off in both directions. Once on the trains, the pants came off, with directions from organizers Elizabeth Ody and Richard Julian to act as nonchalant as possible.

The gender mix appeared to be about equal among the leg-barers, and there was a surprising range of ages. As for underwear fashion, for the guys, boxer briefs seemed to outnumber regular boxers, while the ladies displayed a good mix of styles. No thongs were spotted, and no arrests were reported.
When is this coming to Sacramento?

3 comments:

The Derek said...

I really don't wanna see this...

John said...

No spirit of adventure, Derek?

The Derek said...

I'll just say this: While light rail isn't as "homeless infested" as many people tend to think, it still is public transportation...