Asa Akira and I Put Our Own NSFW Twist On The 2018 ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

 

The ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ takes place every January and its popularity has only grown since the inaugural ride in 2002. Thousands of people participate from around the world and shed their pants for a few subway stops despite the frigid winter temperatures. This year was no different as NYC was going through one of the coldest weeks in history. A whopping 16 degrees on this day made it feel like Spring compared to the sub-zero temperatures we had experienced all week.

A few weeks prior I had reached out to porn star, Asa Akira, and filled her in with the details of the event–she was all about it. We both agreed we needed to put our own spin on the event to make it worth it and decided a scavenger hunt would be a lot of fun. The catch? The loser has to strip naked on the train and answer any 5 questions from the other person. My goal was simple, rig the shit out of the game to get the porn star naked in front of tons of people in the subway. Besides, I think we can all agree no one wants to see my dick, let alone see it in freezing temperatures. When all was said and done I have to admit it was a lot of fun and a special thanks to Asa Akira and Pornhub for sponsoring the video. We set the bar pretty high so next year should be interesting!

Decrypted Does Podcast On SubwayCreatures And Its Effect On Social Media And Privacy Laws

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Decrypted Podcast: CLICK HERE

Does SubwayCreatures cross an ethical line on social media? Where do we draw the line between policing social media guidelines and pure censorship? And are social media platforms responsible the content they host? Check out an interesting discussion about these topics and more in this episode of Decrypted.

 

 

 

Mike Yung Could Be The Next Big Thing

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(Twitter: @mikeyungnyc)

If you walk through the NYC subway you’ll more than likely come across someone busking on the platform–from performance art to struggling bands to teens just practicing their instruments outside their quite apartments. But it’s not often you are stopped cold in your tracks and the hair stands up on your arm from hearing a man belt out oldies such as Unchained Melody and A Change Is Gonna Come. Enter Mike Yung.

(youtube/benhaynes)

 

Mike has been singing since age eleven and performing in the subways of NYC for the last thirty-five years. He said one day he was convinced by a friend to head underground to make some money performing and it took off from there. Yung usually uses the 23rd St. station in Manhattan as a stage for his shows but is forced to relocate if there is a busker already in his spot. To call this man a ‘must-see act’ (or hear) is an understatement. Mike is the next big thing and clearly I’m not the only one who thinks so. Last year, one of Mike’s videos went viral and The Late Late Show host James Corden was so blown away, he invited him to perform on his show (video below).

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And, yes, the man still doesn’t have a record deal as of this post. I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more of Mike Yung in the future–at least I hope so.

If you are looking for more on Mike or his music, you can search Youtube or check him out on Spotify and iTunes. You can also catch him on Instagram/Twitter @mikeyungnyc

 

 

(youtube/nickhaner)