Who’s ‘Energized’ for the week? (Hint, not this commuter)

It keeps going and going and going…”

And by “it,” we mean the heaping dose of visual irony pictured here, courtesy of csuhpat1, who also points out the rush-hour manspreading action.

A friendly reminder that it’s only cool to man- or lady-spread in sparsely populated Muni vehicles.

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Giant balloon takes Muni to the party

What if someone just walked up and popped this?

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Bubble wrap. Skinny roads on mountain tops. Balloons. Some situations in life strike intense, nearly inexplicable urges in some of us.

Case in point: This Muni rider, clearly giving zero fucks, transported a rather large balloon on the bus last week. Lucky for them, friend of Muni Diaries Beth resisted that urge of urges. We hope that wherever this balloon was headed received it enthusiastically.

Boo: Muni Metro seat is totally horror-movie origin story


Oddly terrifying face/beginning of a horror movie appears burned into a Muni Metro seat. Sweet dreams!

Oh, I wouldn’t leave you hanging like that. While there have been some X-Files-worthy substances on Muni Metro seats — doesn’t matter if it’s black or white — let’s end on a positive. Like when it wishes you “a good-ass day” or gets really happy to see you.

Muni bus goes back to the future …


*Deep breath*

Ahhhhh … remember when? When, you ask? Back when we eagerly upgraded from clunky (but oh-so-awesome) Walkmans and Discmans to Apple’s shiny, sleek, magical “iPod”? Back when, well, first of all, back when we read books. And there were these dinosaurs roaming our cityscape called “bookstores.” And we could morph into Scully or Mulder with a freakin’ flappin’ flip-phone.

Those were the days, indeed.

Muni rider Jack rode a 6-Parnassus last week and his bus had ads for ALL. OF. THE. ABOVE. A true mobile museum, that.

If you had to peg a date for these ads, what would your guess be? Mine is late-2004. Like, maybe right after Bush the Younger was re-(but really for the first time)-elected*.

Jack says:

I saw these ads on a 6-Parnassus yesterday. Yep, in 2016. It hit me right in the feels. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll be listening to From Under The Cork Tree.

Thanks, Jack!

ipod razr

*Or not?

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