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Doug

NPR's This American Life covered a similar troupe working in NYC who do things that are WAY more inventive than the mock fight staged in Paris, which doesn't deserve a plug nickle in the hat. To wit: Guy gets on the subway without pants. Stands there for a few stops. Girl gets on with a stack of pants, shouting "Pants for sale!"

Ed

Well, I think that reflects an interesting cultural difference. A fight wouldn't faze us here in the States--we wouldn't avert our eyes, we'd look on with avid interest, choose sides and start placing bets. But no pants? Now that would freak us out.

The Parisians seemed so proper and uptight, I think they'd find the no-pants act overly broad and at least feign indifference. But a public display of anger sent them into a tizzy.

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