They took off their pants
Unless your town has a subway transportation system, you probably missed out on this year’s No Pants Subway Ride, a global event ongoing for 17 years. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that commuters in two dozen cities with subways, some braving frigid temperatures, shamelessly participated in the event. A group calling itself Improv Everywhere established the annual “happening” in New York City in 2002– where, this year, temperatures hovered around 32 degrees. The comedians who created Improv Everywhere and the No Pants event say they had no purpose in mind other than to get onlookers smiling and maybe even laughing.
Sheriff augments police force with cardboard cops
The cops in Brushy Creek, TX, population just under 22,000, have developed a practical way to beef up the police presence in town without going over budget, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The authorities there are using cardboard cutouts of officers with speed detector radar guns to scare drivers into slowing down, particularly in school zones. Robert Chody, the Sheriff of Williamson County Texas, says the cutouts work. Speeders see the cutout on the side of the road and immediately slow down.
Still a swinger at 86
Octogenarian Betty Goedhart of La Jolla, CA became a swinger when she was 78 and, by the time she turned 84 years of age, she made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest female performing flying trapeze artist. Now 85, she is still at it, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. AMAC says you can usually find her at Trapeze High in Escondido, CA where she continues to hone her talent. Trapeze catcher Andrew Duncan told San Diego’s Fox 5 reporter Kalyn McMackin that Ms. Goedhart “comes four times a week, she practices more than I do and she’s just amazing. Every time I see her climb that ladder, I’m always proud of her and the tricks she pulls off are better than mine, so she’s amazing.”