Muni rider reanimates antique elevator sign as his own NextBus

This is heaven for all kinds of geekery, and I promise this video is going to make you clap your hands in delight. Muni rider Rolf lives steps away from the J-Church line, but checking his phone every other minute to see when the next train is coming was just a little too annoying and this-century of an activity. Most people would probably just walk around their house carrying their phones in their pockets, but Rolf rigged together a beautiful and ingenious solution, and you won’t believe what he used. Read more

Muni Metro blockage no rider can de-obstruct

Photo via Valleywag

Perhaps feeling slighted by lowly human passengers moving its brethren “automobiles” out of the way of public transit vehicles, a tech shuttle bus done got itself stuck, like stuck-stuck, on some Muni tracks this morning.

Only a Muni Hulk or like every single person riding Muni at any given moment might be able to clear the way for the J-Church here. Sad.

Previously: Superhero Muni riders to the rescue!

h/t: Valleywag

The band J-Church had a song about Muni

Photo by Adam Kuban

My good friend Nick tipped me off to this. He texted me last week and was all, “Hey, did you know that J-Church had a song about getting hit by Muni?” And I was all, “No, no way! Rad!” Then I set about finding the song.

It’s called “As I Lie,” from the Nostalgic for Nothing LP. Click the link below to hear the dearly departed Lance and the boys lament from under the wheels of a Muni bus.

“As I Lie”

A sample of the lyrics:

“As I lie here crushed beneath the wheels of a Muni bus,
The commuters all around me crane their necks to see,
By the looks on their faces I must be a disgrace,
I can see my bike down the block”


Support musicians, especially those who sing about Muni. Buy their music. Check out “As I Lie” on iTunes.

J-Church rider makes nail-clipping look like bathing puppies


This came into our inbox with subject: “I can beat nail clipping on Muni.” You be the judge.

Our submitter, who wishes to remain anonymous, emailed this with, “How about crack smoking on the J-Church at rush hour?”

HEY, LOOK, if real-life SNL skit Rob Ford can smoke crack “maybe once,” maybe this person can smoke crack “maybe once,” too.

PBR 12-packs need Muni, too, you know


Conundrum: cracking one open on the J-Church when it’s packed and you could really use one (though preferably something stronger) vs. cracking one open in relative, however visible peace.

I think it’s safe to say that the answer to this age-old question is: “Yes.”

From Samantha on the trusty Muni Diaries Facebook page (are you following us there? Because follow us there):

Thought you guys would find this entertaining. Dude was pre-partying before hitting up Dolores Park on the J. Legit.

We do find it entertaining, and so do you.

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