Over at the Muni Diaries Facebook page, rider Debi shared this totally awesome shirt she saw at Woot Bear on Clement street. I stopped by the store last weekend and the shirt seems to be the biggest draw in the window! Though a plush pillow of a fallen tooth was pretty damn cute, too.
We first saw this Muni “catbus” in 2012, and now it’s a shirt you can proudly wear. This quirky take on Hayao Miyazaki’s cat bus from My Neighbor Totoro comes from artist Ben Seto. You can see more of his work at Black Sheep Comics (hint: lots of bunnies doing super hero stuff!)
Here’s the design close up:
If you’ve never seen My Neighbor Totoro, you need to watch this video of the original cat bus arriving with freakish excitement.
No bus shelter at your stop? No problem, say the good people of the Inner Richmond. Spotted at the corner of Clement and Second Avenue, someone made quick seating for those waiting for the inbound 2-Clement. The unfinished wood adds some hip ambience to this lonely Muni stop.
This unofficial Muni shelter seating joins the ranks of other seating improvements like this posh recliner, a random leather ottoman, and this wicker situation. But we gotta give major DIY handiness points to the creator of this mini Muni stop.
Here’s something that us lucky San Franciscans rarely experience: 95 degree heat on the subway platform. The New York subway platform is at least 10 degrees hotter than it is outside, so on a balmy 85-degree day, poor New Yorkers endure 95-degree heat while waiting for the train. In this video, the ever-so-cheery actors at Improv Everywhere embraced the heat and turned the subway platform into a spa. Watch what happens when cranky riders happen upon an impromptu spa, with heated rock massages and infused water.
So this is how you skateboard uphill in San Francisco. This guy nonchalantly catches a ride from the 24-Divisadero, to what I can only imagine was the awe and surprise from the line outside of Brenda’s Meat and Three. Thanks to Wenyan Chen for this Instagram video.