Punch Me Panda: Hit an Endangered Species for a Penny
Punch Me Panda: Therapeutic Performance Art
Brooklyn-based artist Nate Hill is back. You knew him as Death Bear, who came by your apartment to get rid of all your ex's crap, but now you may call him... Punch Me Panda.
If you have spare change, you can hit Punch Me Panda in the stomach. He's wearing pads, so there will be no hard feelings. NYC living is tough- sometimes you need to strike back. If you're lucky enough to live in Brooklyn, this is your chance. Think endangered-species Fight Club: you can walk up to something big and cute... and punch it.
One penny per punch. For less than the price of a phone call, you can rain down a UFC-style panda beating. You can tweet Nate for a Punch Me Panda appointment, text him on the number linked below, or hope to run into him in the street (YMMV). December 11-12 only.
Many question the value of performance art, but if a guy in a panda suit came up to you and told you, Tyler Durden-style, "I want you to hit me as hard as you can", you'd do it.
I noticed that New York City, though wonderful, can sometimes get people down. Things happen here, and they're not always good.
(Do not ever punch a real-life panda. Not only are they critically endangered, they're extremely strong and have sharp claws)