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  • 001 Rent or borrow a bicycle and use it for your travels around a city for a day.
  • 004 Watch the Olympics closing ceremonies in a public place.
  • 009 Dance for at least 5 minutes in a public square.
  • 013 Go to a bar and chat with at least 5 people about the Vanish hunt.
  • 016 Tell a stranger your life story.
  • 028 Sit in on a class or lecture at a college or other school.
  • 037 Order a “Runner’s Special” at 3 different bars.
  • 038 Wear 3 political buttons on your shirt or jacket everywhere you go until dark.
  • 045 Spend one hour in the evening sitting by a fire somewhere.
  • 049 Workout at a gym for at least an hour.
  • 051 Call a hunter and talk for at least 2 minutes. (We will give you their number.)
  • 060 Slide down the largest slide you can find at least 3 times.
  • 067 Ride a public bus till the end of its run, then ride it back to where you started.
  • 088 Do Tai Chi (or as near as you can come) in a public park.
  • 098 Leave runner cards sticking out of the largest dictionary at a library.
  • 101 Do a 5-minute UStream in your current location.
  • 111 Leave a runner card at 5 different locations.
  • 113 Change a $100 bill for $1 bills at a bank.
  • 118 Go see a PG-rated movie.
  • 125 Have a drink at a bar on the top floor of a tall building.
  • 126 Videotape a street performer.
  • 127 Attend any kind of outdoor fair or festival.
  • 137 Swim in an indoor pool.
  • 148 Poll at least 20 people on whether they know what Parkour is.
  • 155 Read a newspaper, upside-down in public, for at least 30 minutes.
  • 173 Wear sunglasses for an entire day, indoors and out.
  • 177 Skate at a skating rink.
  • 182 Videotape an interview at least 2 minutes long with a stranger.
  • 198 Eat from the same street vendor 3 times today.
  • 199 Create a fake Facebook profile and friend 20 people.
  • 202 Create a fake Flickr account and upload 10 pictures of yourself from today.
  • 212 Leave at least 5 runner cards under coasters at a bar.
  • 221 Meet a new person, ask for their email address, and send them a follow-up.
  • 226 Leave 5 runner cards at an internet cafe.
  • 235 Interview a cab driver about his or her job.
  • 237 Spend at least a half hour at an airport.
  • 244 Spend one hour in a hotel lobby.
  • 254 Go to a restaurant and order by asking nearby patrons what they recommend.
  • 263 Carry a stuffed animal with you for at least 8 hours.
  • 285 Spend an hour walking by the water somewhere.
  • 290 Leave runner cards in 10 mailboxes.
  • 291 Watch an NBA basketball game, start to finish, in a bar.
  • 294 Go on Twitter and tweet something with the hashtag #repomen.
  • 299 Play an instrument in public.
  • 301 Read your favorite comic book on a bus or subway for at least 30 minutes.
  • 323 Leave runner cards sticking out of 10 books on the front tables at a bookstore.
  • 340 Attend a book reading.
  • 341 Ride a municipal train.
  • 357 Check in somewhere on Foursquare.
  • 366 Leave 2 runner cards in each of 5 public restrooms.
  • 373 Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  • 377 Go to a civic event of some kind.
  • 392 Take a 3-minute video from your perspective as you jog or walk in a city park.
  • 399 Wash your clothes in a public bathroom sink.
  • 411 Go see Repo Men on opening night.
  • 417 Leave runner cards in 10 copies of Wired magazine in a public location.
  • 425 Attend a sporting event of any kind.
  • 434 Ride 3 different forms of public transportation today.
  • 450 Buy and wear, for a day, a piece of apparel with the name of your current city.
  • 454 High-five a police officer.
  • 455 Run or jog a mile at night, wearing a light.
  • 459 Wear one or more feathers visibly somewhere on you for the day.
  • 463 Take a picture of a museum or monument at morning, noon, and night.
  • 466 Wear an orange sweatshirt all day one day.
  • 489 Watch a specific sports event at a bar. (We will tell you the event on the day.)
  • 495 Buy a pineapple, and carry it “home,” not in a bag.
  • 515 Do an interview with a media person we designate.
  • 516 Go to local FedEx and pick up an envelope under the name Chris Carroll.
  • 518 Take an aerial or overhead photo of your general location from a higher point.
  • 519 Climb to the top of a building (using the stairs) that is at least 20 stories tall.
  • 521 Spend an hour at an outdoor monument.
  • 522 End all your conversations today with the words “I’m sorry, I’ve got to run.”
  • 526 Eat lunch at a mall food court.
  • 529 Acquire and wear a sports jersey from your favorite/hometown team all day.
  • 535 Get coffee or tea at the same location 3 times today.
  • 555 Attend an event at a high school.
  • 564 Serve as a crossing guard at an intersection for at least 15 minutes.
  • 597 Have a stranger photograph you at a well-known tourist spot.
  • 601 Jog or walk with a towel around your neck outside for at least an hour.
  • 609 Send an email to someone hunting you. (We will give you their email address.)
  • 611 Send a photograph of 2 of your meals in the same day.
  • 620 Participate in a protest.
  • 623 Create a fake Twitter account and send 5 tweets related to your current city.
  • 626 Skip for 5 minutes on a crowded street.
  • 643 Take a picture with a homeless person.
  • 663 See the movie that won Best Picture in this year’s Academy Awards. (3/7 note: The Hurt Locker won Best Picture.)
  • 669 Buy a copy of a disappearance-related book.
  • 671 Take out a classified ad in the local newspaper that gives a clue that it’s you.
  • 677 Call in to a local or national radio show, using your real identity.
  • 691 Attend a charity auction or similar charity event.
  • 704 In public, eat the largest ice cream cone a local shop offers.
  • 705 Take a 2-minute video of yourself in a public place and send it to us.
  • 717 Take a photograph of any body of water.
  • 719 Spend 2 hours at a zoo or aquarium.
  • 722 Play the display video games in a Best Buy.
  • 723 Poll at least 20 people on the street on whether they will fill out the Census.
  • 724 Converse with a Repo Man by phone or Skype. (We will give you this info.)
  • 726 Join a pickup sports game, such as soccer, basketball, or ultimate Frisbee.
  • 727 Go to a support group.
  • 734 Spend at least an hour reading a paperback in a café.
  • 737 On St. Patrick’s Day, wear a green hat but no other green.
  • 743 Go to a nightclub for at least one hour.
  • 744 Get a fake tattoo in an obvious place, or prominently display a real one.
  • 751 Go to an establishment twice today, changing your disguise the second time.
  • 760 Buy a copy of Wired magazine off a newsstand and walk around with it all day.
  • 794 Go to a pet store for at least an hour.
  • 800 Read 75 pages of Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains in a public park.
  • 820 Do a street performance of some kind and earn at least a dollar doing so.
  • 824 Vote 15 stories up or down on Reddit.
  • 825 Spend an hour by a large public fountain.
  • 826 Have a public artist paint or draw your caricature, and get it to us.
  • 833 Leave runner cards in at least 3 coffee shops.
  • 835 Sing at a karaoke bar.
  • 837 Go to a concert or musical performance of any kind.
  • 838 Give a runner card to a bouncer.
  • 859 Go to 2 video stores and ask about the film Catch Me if You Can.
  • 860 Browse the children’s section of a book store for at least one hour.
  • 868 Apply in person for a job.
  • 876 Post at least 3 times today to #repomen.
  • 877 Go see the box office-leading movie from the previous weekend.
  • 881 Buy mangoes, and only mangoes, at a grocery store.
  • 882 Attend a free public lecture of any kind.
  • 888 Wear a Repo Men temporary tattoo on your neck for a day.
  • 901 Go to a local library and read a Neil Gaiman book there for at least one hour.
  • 911 Go to a Gap store and try on at least 5 pairs of jeans.
  • 917 Run backwards for an entire block.
  • 920 Conduct all your online activity at an internet café one day.
  • 922 Videotape 5 minutes of you walking around your current location.
  • 925 Visit the headquarters of the local newspaper where you are.
  • 927 Go to a car dealership and test-drive a car.
  • 956 Have a meal at a pizzeria that sells gluten-free pizza.
  • 974 Do a half day or more of volunteer work.
  • 987 Ask 3 people for directions to a prominent site in your city.
  • 988 Change your hair color.
  • 999 Leave town. Don’t come back during the run.

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