Aww: Cute on Muni

On Muni, Please hold on . . .


Please hold on, indeed: especially when the cargo is this precious. Sudden stops (of my HEART) might also be necessary. I don’t have anything for the “take one” sign, because as much as I’d like to, it might make this guy and his dog sad.

Many Muni riders say dog is their copilot on local transit. Some might even say cat is their copilot, while others might say “a motherfucking lizard is chilling on 6-Parnassus and thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for making it so.”

h/t for the most current cuteness to Muni rider schapi

NYC’s Etti-cat would be PURRfect for Muni


From the good people at Gothamist (via Cute Overload), here’s proof that good transit manners and verbose tuxedo cats never go out of style.

Etti-Cat’s original purpose was apparently to discourage New York Subway graffiti in the early 1960s. Walking an arguably strange path from effect to cause, The Man said that this rampant graffiti was the result of the damned kids’ (so, our parents) smoking all the reefer.

Since BART is taking a stand against rude riders and Muni may address qualms over manspreading and other delights, I’d like to suggest stealing this idea, because people obviously care more about cats than infographics.

Not that we don’t have our own etiquette opinions, of course. It’s still bad form to do any kind of nail maintenance (be it filing, clipping, or polishing). Give up your seats for the elderly and the disabled (or even the “handicapped“). You’ll also make more friends if you refrain from disrobing on Muni.

Impromptu ‘Happy Birthday’ serenade on Muni


Admit it: All you really want out of life is for people to sing “Happy Birthday” to you all day every time it’s your birthday. Well, that plus cake and puppies. WE DON’T ASK FOR MUCH, you guys.

And so it happened, and Muni rider Chad was on the scene: “Girl on #sfmuni wants everyone to sing her Happy Birthday; impromptu band forms with personalized bday song #magic”

Way to avoid having to pay royalties, you dudes.

The happiest tweet about Muni pretty much ever


As much as people might like to vent about it, we managed to find what might be the happiest tweet that’s happened on Muni ever.

Muni rider Emily sent this very sweet moment our way: “A woman just proposed to her girlfriend on a crowded 24 bus. Couldn’t get a picture but it was really sweet.”

A proposal between two women on a crowded 24! Who says public transit is all kvetch?

Oh, and if you’re the lucky couple, please do send us your proposal story. The Muni Diaries inbox is hungry for some story nuggets!

Photo by @shannoninstagraham

Art depicts the future Muni Zombie Apocalypse


You have opinions about Muni drivers as a group, right? You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t, I would guess. How are those opinions doing? Really?

Well, local artist Erika Chan sees Muni operators as human beings, and rightly so. They have families, needs, and hopes just like the rest of us. Also just like us, they are prone to the coming Zombie Apocalypse.

Erika depicted such an event in the art you see above. Good on ya, Erika.

You can buy Erika’s rad art at her Etsy store for, like, pretty effin cheap. Do eet!