Muni rider Kyle tipped us off to some upsetting news: it appears another Muni humper is on the loose. As Kyle said in his Facebook post:
This disgusting POS was high as a kite and humping the bus, then tried to move onto a couple of women standing next to me. I managed to pull one of the women away. The other was not as lucky, although she did call him out! He exited the bus (48 quintara) at the next stop. Warning: video shows him humping the bus just before he moved over to the first woman.
Kyle’s public postÂ includes the aforementioned video.
Earlier this year,Â rider/reader Courtney recounted her one-on-one with a Muni frotteurÂ for usâ€”a suspect was arrested shortly thereafter. In 2009, Muni Diaries readers helped SFPD nab another man who was â€œhumpingâ€ the shoulders of female riders. That story started as a horrified account from an N-Judah rider;Â after publication, more readers shared similar experiences that helped point police in the right direction.
Sure, we all giggle like 10-year-olds over the word “humper,” but all transit riders should note that this is a serious, illegal, and absolute bullshit proclivity. We’re sad to see that it’s still happening today.
If you have information for the police, hereâ€™s the SFPD tip line.
Lately, I’ve been inspired by today’s young people. One example: After all the gloom of last Friday, I went to see a high school play all about protest. It was incredibly uplifting to see these kids getting passionate and active about whatever cause inspires them.
Later that day, we got a submission from Stella, a self-proclaimed 8th grader. “Hi. I have commuted to James Lick Middle School on the 48 for 3 years. This is a short story I wrote about a fictional middle schooler riding the bus.” The theme of awesome youngsters continues for me.
Here is Stella’s story. More of this, please!
All roads are connected, or something.
Muni rider Matt spotted this fella above. “Introducing the muni new line. The Infiniti Quintara”
Not quite as LOL as the 3-Jacassus, but important nonetheless!
This portrait of a dog waiting for the 48-Quintara by local artist Grant Gilliland is super sweet. The dog’s name is Cooper, and his owners live in Noe Valley.
Gilliland also has a handful of other pet portraits that we love, like Timony and Kira below. You can find his work on his portfolio website, TheGrossUncle.com.
All the important issues of the day get their time under the glow of lights on Muni. All of them.
Muni rider LauraÂ filled us in on the latest over on the Muni Diaries Facebook page:
“The setting: the 48 Quintara headed for Noe Valley. A passenger whips out her nail polish and begins a manicure next to my mom, who is deathly allergic to the stuff. Mom asks her, politely, to stop. The passenger ignores Mom and finishes her nails. But wait, there’s more: the driver, who is going off shift, strikes up a conversation with Ms. Manicure: he’s going to spend his vacay barbecuing red meat. The divine Ms. M goes off: BBQ is carcinogenic, she says. I ask you, gentle reader: what is more harmful, a BBQ or an aerosolized cocktail of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP)? Just sayin’…”
You know the saying: It takes all types.
Photo by Paul Sullivan
Reader Chris F. sent in this photo of a modified Google bus stop and said, “Seen at the 48 Muni Bus stop at Valencia And 24th. The love is gone. Apparently.”
Actually, I think the love left approximately as early as August 2012, according to a Muni driver, and it’s been so long ago that there is already a spoof of the breakup.
Remember the good old days when even Android robots rode Muni?