So a fat woman and a gay guy walk into a bar. (Just kidding)
Instead, a skinny gay guy sits down next to a biiiiiiig hunk of woman on the subway. She’s easily a seat-and-a-halfer. Her thighs are just spilling over into the seat next to her.
She was all the way at the end of the row, so her other side was oozing out under the bar into the doorway. I’m not even kidding when I say that people had to be careful walking through the door on that side. One guy’s leg rubbed up against her and scared the crap out of him. It startled him as he got off the train.
Anyway, big momma is reading the paper. The New York Times I believe, surprisingly not the Food section.
So skinny gay guy is just minding his own business. He’s a little squished in his seat, but doesn’t seem to mind. He’s reading a book and listening to an iPod.
Then, big momma goes to turn the page. She nearly smacks him in the face. She’s so round, she can hardly get her hands around in front of her. The bottom of the paper keeps getting hung up on her breasts as she tries to fold the page back. So with each page turn, she’s flapping her flippers arms out and getting all in the gay guy’s business.
To his credit, he didn’t say anything the first two times she did it. He just made a face and rolled his eyes. People around us were smiling, trying not to laugh because she made a big deal about every turn of the page.
On the third turn, she bumped his book. The pages of her newspaper were covering his book as she was turning the page.
Finally, he had enough. Read More »
The MTA just unveiled its fully advertisement wrapped subway train.
The shuttle (S) from Times Square to Grand Central has every single car wrapped from top to bottom, inside and out with a giant vinyl ad for History’s “Cities of the Underground.”
The Times reports that the vinyl costs $75,000 per car. I don’t know if that’s just the cost of having the ad made or if that includes it running on the trains for a month.
That sounds like a lot, but in the grand scheme of advertising, that’s pretty cheap. The whole train is probably going to run them about $370,000 for the month. A single full page ad in the New York Times runs $80,000 to $150,000. So this will probably be seen by just as many people and will gain press attention.
The Times has a photo, but I didn’t want to steal it. If anyone has a picture of it, we’d love to post it. Send it to submit [at] subwayblogger.com.
Let’s just be clear, if you’re wearing a backpack on a crowded subway train at rush hour, you are a douchebag. Period. There’s no defense.
Secondly, if you are a grown man wearing a backpack for any reason (at any time) that doesn’t have something to do with hiking or camping, you are also a douchebag.
I know, “the backpack” is a new Euro-trend that’s been getting more and more popular for expense account hipsters. I get it. However, there’s a cool way to pull it off, and there’s a way to not deserve D-BAG stamped on your forehead. Allow me to explain.
Ever been riding the train on a busy morning when some jackass gets on with his backpacked locked and loaded on his back as if he’s about to scale the outside of the New York Times building? You’d notice him right way because every time he turns to the left or right, his backpack smacks into you. Read More »
The New York Times has really stepped up its online video mojo. I haven’t looked at any of their vids in a long time, but today one caught my eye called “Subway Idol.”
It is a very well produced story or mini documentary about a musician auditioning for Music Under New York, a program that funds and supports subway musicians. Personally, I think it would have been in the MTA’s best interest to give SUBWAYblogger a shout about the auditions for a little publicity, but that’s just me.
The program itself has been around for a few years now and has grown to receive over 50 auditions, held in Grand Central Terminal.
Watch the video here. Very interesting if you are a subway music fan.