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#109781 08/12/03 04:07 AM
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It's a new word, it's a noun, it's a verb...and it's a new web-inspired socio-cultural phenomenon. Here's a link to all the stories...London, New York, Denver...

http://makeashorterlink.com/?B1A031095

Now to the most important question...who and/or what could AWADers flash mob, and what could we do? Libraries and bookstores come to mind, but...


#109782 08/12/03 04:13 AM
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Oops! Bookstore's been done already...in Rome! hi emanuela!

>Europe's first "flash mob" hit Rome last month when a group thronged at a bookshop and peppered staff with queries about non-existent books. <

Flash mobs have also hit Japan.




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I say we meet outside a library, each of us with a book in our hands (a lightweight one). Somebody produces a sheet; we grab the edges, put the books in the middle, toss them into the air, catch them, and then everybody grab one and depart.


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I think we should nominate a publicly-located copy of the OED, say a library, and arrive to pay homage with offerings of obscure words on 3 x 5 cards.


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I wonder what alien scientists aboard flying saucers would think after observing these apparently pointless activities?


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alien scientists apparently pointless activities

You mean as opposed to all the other apparently pointless activities we indulge in?


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like what? do you mean cricket ?


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Not meaning to pick anything in particular, but, yes, e.g., cricket.

I'll leave it as an exercise for the interested student to think of other examples.


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Hi vika,
I very much agree with you. I hope the bookcrossing idea will spread at least half as fast as flash mobbing...


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