Found: The Most Cold-Blooded Muni Rider Ever

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This Muni passenger is named Charlie, not to be confused with Skippy the Iguana, who was previously profiled alongside the fancy people in The Wall Street Journal. Charlie is also not to be confused with that slimy “Could switching to GEICO really save you 15% or more on car insurance?” gecko.

Muni rider Ramona snapped this photo of Charlie chillin’ in the back of the 6-Parnassus. I dig his icy glaze and no-fucks-given attitude. I only hope he will forgive the number of terrible puns I couldn’t resist making at his expense.

Want more Muni portraits of the non-humanoid variety? We’ve got more cuties on Muni this way.

Psst, don’t keep your witty transit-inspired updates to just you and your Facebook friends. Tag us @munidiaries!

Spotted on Muni: The World’s Most Famous Dog

Photo by pawshbb

No, it’s not Lassie. Doesn’t this Muni passenger look just like Boo, the world’s cutest dog? Sidenote: I heard a story at Porchlight from Boo’s literary agent (that’s right) about the time when she took Boo and Boo’s mom, I mean, owner, to an appearance on Good Morning America. He sounded like quite the charmer.

We’ve got more animals on Muni over here for your Monday morning.

Pedro and his first Muni ride


This is my little friend, Pedro, perhaps the most inspiring reason yet to take Muni. You know how everyone says, “Fuck Muni forever, I’m driving?” He says the opposite. Though no fan of a moving car (even when it’s headed to the dog park), he loves him some Metro.

I, for one, am motivated to put car keys away for a while. If he can do it, we can do it.

Zoo Animals Take Over the Subway

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Photo by Thomas Subtil

Blink again, is that a giraffe trying to squeeze into BART there? Photographers Thomas Subtil and Clarisse Rebotier have imagined what the Paris metro would look like if zoo animals took it over.

In their photo series, a lion passes through the turnstile, another giraffe cranes its neck to see the view from the train, and an elephant gracefully rides the subway with a tiny bird on its back. You can see all the photos in the gallery here.

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Another favorite:

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Prefer real animals? Browse through our Animals on Muni page – some seem more surreal than others.

Via Mashable.

Dog as my Muni copilot


Me? I want some funky music to go along with the photo above. And I’m pretending that this dog is somehow actually steering the great ship Muni. Yeah, that’s just me.

Via Muni rider David, who says, “I think the dog forgot his phone at doggie day care.”