Muni Theft Thwarted, Name-Calling Ensues


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100 Muni StoriesA thief scorned and a bitch praised:

@xxriabellaxx: A woman prevented a theft on 38L this morn. Thief called her a bitch b4 exiting. Bitch > thief. #100MuniStories

We in the Bay Area call that moted (alternately, moded).

There is still plenty of theft on Muni buses, but we’re proud to say that Muni riders have a way of helping one another out. In January, for example, Rachel thwarted an iPhone theft on this very same line.

You, too, could be featured in our 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories drive. Celebrate 100 years of Muni by telling us your story today. Email works or tweet to @munidiaries, hashtag #100MuniStories.

Muni Hotties: Does Time of Day Matter?


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100 Muni StoriesIf you’re @MyDearAuntSally, it does.

“True facts, muni am riders are significantly hotter then (sic) pm #whendothehotonesleavework?!”

What do you think? Are there more hotties in the morning, afternoon, evening, or “late-night special”?

@MyDearAuntSally tagged her tweet #100MuniStories, entering it in our 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories contest. The best Muni quips will end up in bus ads later this year. Celebrate Muni’s centennial by sending us your best Muni stories, or tagging your tweets #100MuniStories.

True Love Found on Muni


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100 Muni StoriesAll kinds of things are found on Muni, including amoré:

@SheenaWakely: I noticed a guy on 31BX. 6 mo. later we met at the stop and have been together ever since. True love on Muni. Imagine that!

We sure can, and do. And, along with @SheenaWakely, we can prove it happens. Jen and Kevin met on the 1-California and had a Muni-themed wedding. A lost wallet sparked romance on the 33-Stanyan, another one of our 100 Days commemorative stories. We’re not only counting romantical love, either; hell yes to the please love back signs, imploring us all to spread you know what (NOT THAT).

Read the rest of our 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories entries, and send us your own Muni story today. Use the Muni Diaries submission form or tweet @munidiaries with hashtag #100MuniStories.

The King of Pop Is Alive and Well on the 71L


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100 Muni StoriesSome people sing on Muni. Some Muni drivers sing on Muni. Many are annoyed by this. Not Josiah.

@josiahq: Dude singing MJ on the 71L. Monday #winning thus far.

Don’t stop ’til you get enough, Josiah.

Submit your 100 Days, 100 Muni Stories to commemorate Muni’s centennial this year. The four best will be included in ads on every single Muni bus later this year.

Bent out of Shape at Powell Street Station

Behold the coolest PR stunts you’ll ever see for a movie.

In connection with the Clean Socks Documentary Project, a film about the Mongolian art form of contortion, these folks sampled their bendiest moves at Powell Street Station recently.

You, too, will be amazed by these contortionists “getting [their] socks very dirty for a clean socks project.” Contribute to the Clean Socks Project Kickstarter if you love what you see.

Hat tip: Amy (our new animals on transit correspondent!) at Tiny Rides

Memorial for Jimmy the Civic Center Busker

We may have lost another busker whose music served as a staple for our commute hours. Reader Laura and her young child often enjoyed Jimmy’s music when he played at Civic Center station. But, one morning last week, her husband found this poster, put up by Jimmy’s friend, noting the busker’s passing.

My husband Darryl took this picture in the southeast corner of Civic Center station on last Thursday morning, of a poster apparently put up in Jimmy’s honor. Later that day the poster was removed when he’d brought flowers to put under it. Jimmy was just a gentle-seeming person with kind eyes who played guitar most mornings in the southeast corner of Civic Center station.

We gave him money sometimes, and our four-year-old son sometimes danced to his music if we had time to stop for a few minutes on the way to preschool. We didn’t know anything else about him – even his name, until last week – but were shocked and saddened to see the poster (also shocked and saddened that the poster came down so fast.) We would love to make a donation in his honor at a social service provider if we could find out which one might have been helping him. Otherwise we’ll just pick one…

Last year, we saw an amazing outpouring of support for beloved busker Jesse Morris. If you have more information about Jimmy, or memories of seeing him play at Civic Center, please comment and let us know.

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