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Cash Mob!

The hipsters have their flash mobs, the criminals their flash robs, and now regular Americans, too, have something: cash mobs. Emery’s 5 & 10 is believed to be oldest family-owned five-and-dime [...]

Help a Local Business by Organizing a Cash Mob

We’ve all heard of flash mobs, but what on earth is a cash mob? As it turns out, it’s like a flash mob, only it involves a shopping spree designed to help boost a local business. Just like Fight Club, there are some rules about organizing a cash mob, although the Cash Mobs website insists that [...]

Flash Mob Proposal

(YouTube link) A guy in Johannesburg hired 100 singers to stage a flashmob at a mall, all to propose to his girlfriend. I cannot understand how some shoppers are in such a hurry that they can’t stop and enjoy the moment with them. Or do singing flash mobs happen every day at the mall? -via Buzzfeed

The Late Movies: Flash Mobs Around the World

Flash mobs, defined by Webster’s as “a group of people who organize on the Internet and then quickly assemble in a public place, do something bizarre, and disperse,” have become part of global pop culture. The clips below feature some that were organized for advertisements, some for commemoration, and some just for fun — but [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Flash Mobs I Wish I Had Been In On

I love flash mobs. Love them. I know they might be a nuisance to some, but something about total strangers banding together to bust out into seemingly random dance and/or song just makes me smile. Unfortunately, flash mobs don’t happen very often in my part of the world, so I’ll have to make do [...]

The Top Ten Flash Mobs of 2009

The year end lists are coming fast and furious! Here’s one you don’t see year after year, since flash mobs have only recently been numerous enough to invite ranking. Each one has a video, so you can see whether they deserve the honor. Pictured is the promotion for Elf Yourself last month in New York [...]