You’re officially an old if you’ve uttered or thought any of these sentences below in the last couple of days:
- “Is a Pikachu a Pokemon?”
- “What is a Pokemon?”
- “From what I understand, the Pokemon game is a virtual reality app.”
- “I thought Pokemon was a cartoon.”
- “What do you get if you find a Pokemon?”
Still, I can’t deny the simple fact that there are indeed Pokemon to be found on Muni, as @allisonrenee_art pointed out. Here’s another one via @aeridea
So there you have it. And if you’re worried about your personal safety while catching Pokemon, here is a great business idea that will help you in your quest!
Because I will always prefer flowers to guns …
h/t Greenhose Project
You guys just can’t stop with the Muni <3, can you?
WonderlandSF sells these bad boys, and says they still have some available. My birthday is right around the corner, you know?
Here’s a video of the pinewood derby cars racing at the Wonderland store. Wonderland is on 1266 Valencia between 24th and 23rd, so you can go and check it out for yourself.
This Muni cake is here to make your day
Friends surprise new Muni operator with super-custom cake
Gifts For Muni Lovers (Haters Too)
Muni Love/Hate in Collage Form
From the “I Wish I Loved My Job That Much” files comes the story of a Minneapolis bus driver who freaking loves the eff out of her job.
The Star Tribune has more about Angi Stevens, a five-year veteran Metro Transit transit driver:
“It’s been a hit,” said Stevens, 29, of Minneapolis. “Some people think I’m crazy. Others think it’s cool. Many people talk about it. I look down at this and say this is what I do and I’m really good at it.”
Stevens won Minneapolis’ bus “roadeo” (Muni started doing this again recently, btw—see here). The former bartender got the tattoo to celebrate her fifth anniversary driving the bus in Minneapolis. The whole Star Tribune story about Stevens is worth a read.
My skate muscle memories are firing in all directions. I spotted this rad Muni-themed skate deck last week, and had one of those “so happy I live here” moments. I remembered, growing up skating in Texas, watching great videos of SF street skaters like Tommy Guerrero, doing their thing on the crazy hills, sidewalks, and driveways of that mystical city I would one day call home.
Over on Instagram, Mike Richardson posted the photo: “One of the original 36 Muni skate deck graphics before the #sfmuni C&D and subsequent graphic modifications. #tbt #flowlab #2002”. Wow.
I got in touch with Mike to try and learn more about what had to be a great story. Here’s what he had to say:
That skateboard deck you inquired about was a 36″ Flowboard that we used to make and ride in Potrero Hill about 12-13 years ago. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/dd/5b/fa/dd5bfa8efe4f88017b06cccca3fe9e4d.jpg
It had the Muni worm logo and we used to show them off to the Muni drivers who would drive us up the hills we rode down. At one point we got a letter from their legal department telling us to stop using the graphic so we modified the “muni” to read “flowlab” and printed that new version from then on. I can’t find an image of that board currently, but they come up on eBay once in a while.
You can read more details in this dated article: http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Flowboard (scroll down to Grassroots Activity)
There it is, folks. We have a winner for Muni Rider of the Year, 2016. Ain’t it nice when safety and ADORABLE intersect?