Bart (Simpson, that is) has taken over this Muni shelter. Don’t look at me, I didn’t do it — someone else way more awesome did. And who will ever get tired of a little Bart-BART mashup, like the time when the Simpsons clones took over the BART train, or the time when this funny crafter worked “eat my shorts” into this needle point?
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When is the future coming? In this case, it’s already on its way from San Jose. This photo came from reader Cameron Rogers, who spotted this T train being transported on the freeway. Notice the sign? The Chinatown station hasn’t even been built yet!
In case you haven’t been around Chinatown lately, the new station will be on Stockton and Washington (just around the corner from Good Mong Kok Bakery where you can buy the best shrimp dumplings in the city—seriously). The scheduled opening of the station is December 2018.
Hat tip: Todd of the always-on-point Bernalwood.
Sure, everything feels like this
right now. But there is is still beauty to be had if we all look closely — or if you’re, say, just wandering around in Colusa County.
Hat tip to Jack, who found the mother lode of Bay Area ruin porn by doing just that. He said this appeared to be a facility where they restore buses, but he’s keeping the exact location close to the vest to protect the undoubtedly very cool work being done here.
This treasure trove featured old Muni buses — including the 18-Sloat pictured above; the artist currently known as the 18-46th Avenue, the East Bay’s AC Transit, and even the ye olde Key System
Filed under “You had one job,” we hope you can read upside down in an emergency situation. I have a guess this might be installed by the same person who put up this funny Muni map…?
Thanks @freshtagram08 for this submission. Tag us #munidiaries on Instagram to submit your own!
In which Share Better SF takes Airbnb to task. I, for one, am happy that they signed it “San Franciscans.”
You might remember last year when this off-the-mark real Airbnb ad struck a cord and many memes were born. Though Airbnb apologized for the ads at the time, I think it’s safe to say this was not the end of it.
Art often imitates Muni — and how!
Pic above and token design by @teddyhose on Instagram, who says this pin was designed for Mission Comics & Art — $10 a pop.
Look familiar? If so, it definitely dates you, in a good way.
Like our beloved paper Fast Passes, San Francisco transit ephemera like SF Municipal Railway tokens warm even the most hardened local’s heart. You used them to get on the bus once upon a time, before the BEEP and EH-EH of Clipper machines rang in our heads.
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