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Dean Martin’s Greatest Hits on Muni: Vinyl Record Edition

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Following a magical* World Series game, Tara and I magically* got to Second and Harrison just as the 12-Folsom was turning and about to pick up us and a half-dozen other elated baseball fans*.

I tend to board and head straight for the back row on empty or empty-ish buses like this one. Distracted by a bag of half-eaten fruit on the floor below my seat, I missed this Dean Martin record, just sitting there on that shelf in the back of the bus, chillin’.

That is all. A vinyl record on the bus. Perhaps someone can suggest at the next SFMTA budget meeting installing a turntable on Muni buses?

* The asterisks don’t mean anything, really, other than YAY, GIANTS!

1958 Giants fans take Muni to Seals Stadium

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Photo via @sfmtaphoto

Whether you’re lucky enough to be at the World Series game today, you might appreciate this piece of history from SFMTA’s Photography Archive. This photo of the 22-Fillmore loading and unloading passengers was taken at Seals Stadium on April 29, 1958, the very first year that the Giants called SF home. The passengers were on their way to see the Giants vs. Phillies.

Seals Stadium was on 16th at Bryant, and this photo was taken just about a year before the stadium was demolished in 1959 when Candlestick Park was completed. The old site of Seals Stadium is now the Safeway shopping plaza.

Okay, history lesson over. Time to don your orange and black! Go, Giants!

Three Winning Moves Seen on Muni

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Photo by Erik Wilson

Most people just get on the bus and plug their earphones in, but these fine riders have turned it up to 11 by busting out some absolutely awesome bus-riding moves. Hot from our Twitter wires, may I present the three most awesome moves seen on Muni this week:

  1. Man in motorized wheelchair on Muni after parking his ride: “The eagle has landed!” with a jaunty thumbs up. Sir, you’re golden.
  2. Trio singing “Cruella Deville” on 21 Hayes.
  3. A passenger’s Chihuahua eating flaming hot Cheetos on the 31. Classic.

This week’s strange and wonderful Things on Muni are brought to you by @beausepher, @MichaelSwander, and @TheNightBug.

Muni stories (and winning moves) are best enjoyed in person at Muni Diaries Live. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 8, for a night of true, hilarious, weird, gross, and sweet stories that can only happen on the bus. Grab a ticket and we’ll see you there!

And then a drumstick landed on my lap

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Photo by Kealani G.

Update 10/24

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Rider Janis spotted more crimes against fried chicken on the 6. It’s not *that*bumpy a ride, jeez, hold the eff on to your food if you’re gonna eat on Muni.

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I love fried chicken for breakfast like any normal person, but this kind of meal is probably best enjoyed in the privacy of your own home in your sweatpants, and not on Muni. Via the Muni Diaries Facebook page, Muni rider Kealani says,

Nothing says Muni like someone dropping fried chicken on your leg at 10 a.m.

I mean, what’s the right thing to do here, pick it up off your lap and give it back to the person? Or take a picture of it and send it to Muni Diaries? (Rhetorical question, you guys!)

Transit News: Faster 9-San Bruno, 5L-Fulton, double berthing, tech buses

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Photo by clogozm

  • Muni Looks To Speed Up 9-San Bruno (Muniverse)
  • New 5L-Fulton Limited Muni Line Has Brought 2,000 More Daily Riders (Streetsblog SF)
  • Muni Metro “Double Berthing” Delayed Again — Wait Until November (Streetsblog SF)
  • Six in 10 riders rank Muni ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ (SFBay)
  • Tech buses existing peacefully with Muni — so far (SFBay)