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LA Strips Down For 'No Pants Day 2k9'

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Los Angeles’ public transportation can be slow, erratic and, unpleasantly fragrant. But its cast of characters are never dull. This was most true this past Saturday, as many riders chose to leave their pants at home.

LAist reported that Los Angeles was to make our first contribution to Improv Everywhere’s Global No Pants Day 2009. Known for good legs, our city gladly joined the spectacle, one which has steadily swelled in pantless participants since birth in New York City earlier this decade. This year’s event saw legs revealed around the country, as well as Australia, Europe, South Korea, and Canada.

No Panters were encouraged to convene at Downtown’s 7th Street Metro Center and act normal. All were asked to obey the law, and restrain genitalia within appropriate undergarments. This LAist writer was happy to agree to those terms and find out what No Pants Day 2k9 was all about. I reduced a three-piece suit to two, grabbed my laptop bag, and set off to find out what a commute might be like had I neglected to stop by the dry cleaners.