I personally hate flash mobs. I hate them for the same reason I hate performance art. Because when I’m just trying to walk to work in the morning and a group of vaudevillian human statues get in my way, I can’t use that excuse to explain to my boss why I was late. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find a flash mob that actually did some good for the world: By playing John Williams music at a crowded square in Germany. And when I walk through the square at the Promenade in Santa Monica I just get some crazy guy smelling like bird shit yelling at me about the end of the world.