My current obsession is something called a flash mob. A flash mob is defined by Google as “a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, and then quickly disperse.”

The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media or viral emails. I have dedicated my daily Youtube allowance (I had to set a limit on my Youtube time or things just would not get done) to watching successful flash mobs all over the place.

Below are a few funny and creative ones:

Frozen Grand Central flash mob

Flash mob prank

Flash mob welcomes home a total stranger at airport

I hope you enjoyed these videos. I love the potential for how much harmless fun this could be, and as you see with the last video, you can even make someone’s day. For these reasons I think it is time to bring some flash mobs to Quincy, but I am going to need some help.

If anyone would be interested in getting involved in a flash mob contact me on my email at for more details. Otherwise just visit back here to see how ours turned out.

Jacob McGuire