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
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!
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.
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.
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.
As witnessed by Brady, this here LRV is a-fallin-apart. Or, you could say, “extending its possibilities.” Indeed.
@munidiaries An interior hunk of the J I was on fell off on a passenger. Is it wrong I had mixed feelings about alerting the driver?
— brady (@peephole) July 25, 2013
Not quite as bad as the damn door falling off, but still.
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.