I like this one:
... at 7:12 the 250 mobsters broke into spontaneous, thunderous applause for 15 seconds. Then, its job done, the mob dispersed.
Here are some of the details:
The net is being used to summon up spontaneous crowds that are being put to artistic, charitable and social ends.
The craze began in New York in June.
Many of the city's net literati were invited by e-mail to take part in an art event that called itself the Mob Project.
The e-mail asked people to synchronise their watches and wait at 7pm in one of four of Manhattan's bars.
The first mob, which involved 100 people, convened in the ninth floor rug department of Macy's department store and gathered round one particular carpet. [As far as I know, they were not naked, as those in this picture.]
Any member of the mob approached by a sales clerk was told to say they all lived together in a warehouse on the outskirts of New York and wanted a love rug to play on.
The second mob, of 250 people, took place on 2 July and initially gathered in Grand Central Station. [Policed moved them to the Hyatt and at 7:12 the 250 mobsters broke into spontaneous, thunderous applause for 15 seconds.]
I'd like to get in on some of these (though not likely one of the "nude art" ones, as pictured above). Seeing how as there's no mention of Denver/Boulder in the article I'd probably have to initiate it myself, or catch one the next time I'm in San Francisco... we'll see. Though, seeing as it's a fairly new phenomenon who knows whether it'll last, or perhaps more importantly where it will lead. There's a creative element here that sparks my imagination, how about yours?
See the full BBC News article here.
Images: BBC News