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Darwin called. He doesn't like the west side lines tonight.
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What's with the Sanitation trucks? Do they actually do anything besides create a dust cloud and a lot of noise? They have this little dribbling squirter thing, which I assume is supposed to keep dust down, but it doesn't. Is the squirter thing alcohol, or some kind of sanitizer? Apparently these things cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but what do we benefit from them?
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the one thing that baffles me is it mentions a 250 gallon water tank that sprays water at the rate of 7 gallons a minute. So that's basically 35 minutes of water. And then what? Does it empty its contents into a sewer, refill the water, and then continue? Or is it done for the day (not a union joke)?
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lol8[1].gifcrackup[1].gif

then again.. I've done the same thing in the past uhoh.gif
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Come-on, you know it was a union joke. I say they phase these bozos out through attrition. They are probably making $200,000 to do this job with full pensions.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Darwin called. He doesn't like the west side lines tonight.

the more I think about it, the more I believe this guy was getting knocked off sooner or later and that 18 years was a pretty good run.

it's hard for me to think of a more dangerous thing to do than cross to the other platform via the tracks, and I've actually seen people do it before. The thing is, it's not nice and neat down there and you have to be super careful of where you step. I'd fall on my clumsy ass immediately. If it rains, it's usually wet down there, and it was raining on Monday. This would make any metal or wooden stuff down there slippery. Assuming you navigate correctly, there's still the third rail which will fry you if you touch it (I once saw a video of a drunk hobo stumble around the tracks and right onto the third rail). Yes, i've pondered "I wonder how easy it would be to get across", and the conclusion has always been "not easy, it's stupid". Especially if there's any bit of alcohol in one's system, which apparently this kid had.

So yeah, crazy dangerous. But the thing is, this guy tried it at a station where there were express tracks in the middle. So twice as long across, twice as many rails, twice as many electrical rails. And in the two middle tracks you have express trains blasting through the station without stopping. He did it during rush hour when the trains run with the most frequency. And if there were the time tables at the station, they would have only indicated the local trains, not the express trains since they didn't stop there. And since it's so far across, there's no way he'd be able to see the time table of the local train running in the opposite direction.

so yeah, a good run.
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It is a good thing this kid didn't yet reproduce. I fear that he has siblings.
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While I generally hate blogs and refuse to read them, this one caught my eye when it made news locally. A blog devoted to publicly shaming those with improper etiquette on public transportation in my hometown of Toronto:

 

http://ihopeyourbagiscomfortableasshole.tumblr.com/

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That's old news^ Posted a long time ago here and elsewhere. Get with it, son.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That's old news^ Posted a long time ago here and elsewhere. Get with it, son.

that was the right shoe, this is the left one.
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Ohhhhh, ok.
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train ride this morning was awful, but this time the MTA had nothing to do with it. Walked on to a car with a bike and some woman (she was only sort of hot) who was a pole leaner. Frustrating.
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that was the right shoe, this is the left one.

Wait - that *isn't* the correct technique for a mirror shine? shog[1].gif
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