Back in good ol’ 2010, Black Maps, a collection of musings by an amateur cartographer, put this into the universe and I am pissed we didn’t know about it until now. In the author’s own words:
My friend Alee always saw something different in the olde Bay Area Rapid Transit map, (which comes as no surprise, cuz honestly, that kid is a genius). Anyways, ever since Alee teamed up with my pal David to create this harbinger of fire, fare hikes, and transfers-that-rarely-make-sense, I have never looked at the BART map the way I used to.
Proudly (not at all because it just worked out that way, design-wise), San Francisco composes what is arguably the noble beast’s mightiest parts. Sorry about the fire damage, Peninsula, and heads-up, Half Moon Bay.
Amid complaints about literally freezing temps here in the city, Christmas trees are showing up on Muni to complete our certifiable “real winter.” Pics above and below by Keri on the 12-Folsom (AKA the TWAAAAAALVE).
I’ve heard tell of real snow falling to the ground and staying there, or resting festively on the actual Christmas tree as you bring it home. Perhaps we San Franciscans will experience such phenomena this holiday season.
Basically, DIY terrariums are so last week.
“Botanical boots…upcoming trend?” asks submitter @boZannical—interestingly, a self-described gardener and urban ecologist.
You heard it here first, via this photo from the 43-Masonic.
Don’t be so quick to dismiss trends on city transit. Thanks to you guys, we discovered the bold new way to handle male-pattern baldness, and cat on a backpack, which never goes out of style.
Found on Muni by lotuschild.tumblr.com: a beautiful shiba inu!
Given the cultural importance of Doge, though, forgive me if I add some meme-y, Muni-themed pizazz:
This came into our inbox with subject: “I can beat nail clipping on Muni.” You be the judge.
Our submitter, who wishes to remain anonymous, emailed this with, “How about crack smoking on the J-Church at rush hour?”
HEY, LOOK, if real-life SNL skit Rob Ford can smoke crack “maybe once,” maybe this person can smoke crack “maybe once,” too.
Today, San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier and Ross said it cost SF roughly $105,000 for Batkid to save our fair city. These Batkid assistants probably don’t care, though–nor should they.
Muni rider Sheila shared this on the Muni Diaries Facebook page on the most festive Friday San Francisco ever saw, noting that the kids were ”on their way to assist Batkid in SF’s own Batmobile!”
Maybe thinking of Muni Metro as the Batmobile will make your commute more palatable? SFBatkid lessons live on.
Thanks for sharing, Sheila!