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How to: Bawesome.

Discussion in 'How To Instructions' started by megaphonebitch, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. How to: Bawesome.

    My name is Bawesome, but you can leave out the awesome part. I get it all the time. You can just call me "B".

    Flash mob tactics from our sister groups:





    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9La40WwO-lU&e"]YouTube - No Pants Subway Ride 2009[/ame]

    [ame="http://vimeo.com/2973127"]?????? ?????? on Vimeo[/ame]

    You want to be more then just a protest group? Find interesting things to do and rail on them as hard as possible. Look to other flash mobs. Research. Evolve.

    Yes, holding signs, handing out fliers, protesting, these are all very useful tasks. Once in a while... try doing events that are a little fun... and dare I say random?
  2. cubby Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    the hell you say =)
  3. Re: How to: Bawesome.

    One does not simply Bawesome.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkX8J-FKndE"]YouTube - 80's Trailers - "The Breakfast Club" (1985)[/ame]
  4. ClingingMars Member

  5. Mutante Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    improveverywhere.com approach noted
  6. Anoniemert Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    I like zombie runs.

    In the us you have that ZOMBIE AHEAD on roadsign hype right?
    Go hack some roadsigns and play zombie to make them true.

    need to go find out if the roadsigns we use over here in the wetlands are just as easy to edit.
  7. Nataku Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Britanons trolling a Freezemob: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qYyKTOUlO4&fmt=18]YouTube - Operation: Anti-Freeze (Anonymous vs. Flashmob)[/ame]
  8. Vir Member

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  9. Ann O'Nymous Member

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    Interesting, but can I mention the fact that many of these have apparently no message to convey ?
  10. Mutante Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Adapting some of this street theatre approach might take a few tries to get it right. We know it's possible to combine spectacle with a message because anonymous has already done it. Can't get stuck in a groove for too long.
  11. nonnonanon Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    ^^QFT
  12. Tom Daschle Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    One does not simply improv their way into win!!!

    Well, sometimes they do.
  13. zebrafaced Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    "Rob wants to give you a high five" into "Xenu wants to inform you about Scientology"? Passing out half-sheets of paper and such.
  14. Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Someone's a negative nelly today. It's you.
  15. Anoniemert Member

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    Oh I love this idea, row of uniform anons(mask, suit, red tie, fedora, usual stuff. Or maybe all as blankface) with the lead up messages and a well made xenu outfit at the end :)
  16. Re: How to: Bawesome.

    good idea.

    We're just going with "Anonymous wants to give you a high five." and then a link to our local recruitment page.
  17. AnonSac Member

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    Bawesome videos are awesome!
  18. zebrafaced Member

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    Either way, I think that's the best one until we can come up with something on our own that's similar. I don't think Anons can do the "freeze" thing (at least, I sure as fuck couldn't), and the no-pants thing... while hilarious, doesn't really spread a message.
  19. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Sure, that is why I began with the word "interesting"...
  20. Vir Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Everything doesn't have to be about spreading a message. You can do something just for fun once in a while, am I right?
  21. FUCK Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    this.
  22. ARC Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    see:
    If you want message, crash your own event.
  23. nonnonanon Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    The trouble with having an obvious message in everything is you lose your audience. Only very, very obsessive people who happen to agree with you will continue listening to the same message after a while.
  24. anon.il Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Putting the /r/ back in raids.

    We've pulled a couple of old fashioned raids on scifi and comic cons in the past already, but it would be interesting to pull one on the unsuspecting general public in a creative manner.
  25. zebrafaced Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Of course, and doing some of this stuff could definitely be fun. But the public would probably just go 'wtf?!' and think nothing else of it, unless we managed to do something like that flashmob in London.
  26. anon.il Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Its about fun, lulz and advertising.

    You pull this stuff off while wearing your anon gear or showing a mask somewhere, it'll burn into people's minds.

    Would also act as another hit against Scientology's "dey iz terrorizts" claims.
  27. zebrafaced Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    How many Anons actually have the capability of standing frozen for over thirty seconds? I'm being srs. Because if we could get a bunch of Anons somewhere in suits and GF masks, and have them freeze and release at the same time, that would be rather amazing.
  28. Skeptic1337 Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Over 9000 anons are capable of standing still over 30 seconds.

    I have no idea what your point is beyond you are unable to be coordinated and lack faith.
  29. Re: How to: Bawesome.

    None of these people are paid and use the same tools you do to organize. The only limits you set are they ones you accept.
  30. Ann O'Nymous Member

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    OK. This might imply also the possibility to do it away from the orgs, and possibly where the people are. (That is what we did here, as the police never let us get near the org, but let us be at the fringe of the biggest open air market.)
  31. Ogsonofgroo Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Sperm-of-the-moment thots on de flash signs, rentals? Nice to have a couple at each end of the block sortta thingy, no? Off to sauce!

    :D
  32. xenubarb Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Funny. Gotta love the looks on people's faces when they realize something funny is going on. Old, young, suit, not, their smiles are great. In fact, I am smiling now at their pleasure.

    SWEET SISTER!
  33. xenubarb Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    You don't always have to have a message. Ever hear of a little thing called FUN?
  34. anonym0us Member

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    I seriously think, that just a bunch of V-masks doing something funny and a lot of people noticing them, will get them interested (if they don't already know us).
    What could also very possibly happen is that some groups of people see us and they'll go 'Who are these guys?' and maybe a few of that group know us and explain what we're about. BOOM more people who know our cause. And all we need to do is wear the masks.
    Also maybe hang around for people to ask what it was about and you can explain that you're protesting Scientology most of the time, but now just wanted to do something fun. Then they might very well ask what's up with Scientology if they don't know yet.
  35. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Not my point. I just wanted to point out that it might be difficult to do this type of activity and have a message at the same time.
  36. qwertyuiop1 Member

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    This would be fun!!! why cant we have nice things?? everytime i get something nice i take it into the dome to show it off and it breaks. i dont know why.
  37. Anoniemert Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    Indeed, just doing fun, random and totally unexpected forms of street theater (smart mobs are basicly street theater after all) while keeping up the anon imagery and shadowy mysteriousness (that anon used to have ) might get people interested.

    In case anyone hasn't noticed, most people find Anonymous far more interesting than the message about scientology.
    We can use this to our advantage, be seen, be anonymous, be weird, be mysterious, get talked about.
    People will start looking for Anonymous and in doing so will also find our message.

    Also, it's a great way to advertise your srs bsns /r/aids
  38. moarxenu Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    ^^^this^^^

    Chanology without outrageous raiding is no longer Chanology. The team of rivals needs to keep chanology working in the streets. As long as we are also campaigning on the internet and building relationships with Congress, the media, churches etc. we can leverage street ops for win.
  39. Mutante Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    This ^^^

    In the wake of srs results and ever more effective use of the Interwebs I am certain things will be getting a whole lot more lulzy IRL this year.

    I can almost smell it.
  40. reznik Member

    Re: How to: Bawesome.

    SUBTLE.

    :)

    subtle like butter knife than boring and obvious and blunt force trauma of a hammer.

    People should remember that most viral things work because its interesting (and slightly confusing) so they go and find out what it is.

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