Freezing Can Be Fun!
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Freezing Can Be Fun!

2008_02_08frozeneaton.jpgWeeks of record-breaking, finger-numbing, Antarctican weather are leaving Torontonians frozen across the city—and someone thinks it’s hilarious.
Who could be cruel enough to snicker as you stand miserably in a pool of slush, waiting thirty-something minutes for the streetcar that was stopped up by unprecedented snowfall?
On February 16, the jerks themselves want to watch, photograph, and videotape you at your frozen-est… inside the Eaton Centre. Frozen, that is, in time. Would you believe the nerve?
Just like the No Pants Subway Ride, “Frozen at the Eaton Centre” was copied, er, inspired from the guys of Improv Everywhere in NYC. Just a few weeks ago, the ubiquitous pranksters stopped time at Grand Central and flabbergasted many of the visitors to the world’s largest train station.
The act is simple: meet at 1 p.m. outside the mall at Yonge-Dundas Square, sync up your watches, and wait for the signal. The stunt only requires two things: One, that you channel your inner Michaelangelo and become statuesque. Breathing and blinking will be discouraged, but tolerated. And two, you’ve gotta keep a straight face. We’re not saying you’ve gotta go all Posh Spice on us, just keep it natural.
If you’ve got a rebel streak and want to join with the pranksters, mark a 5-minute break in your Crackberry, and set aside some time to stop and… remain stopped. But don’t trust us. We all know it can’t be considered a real event until all the details are listed on Facebook.
Photo by Squeakyrat from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.