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To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Thursday, October 31, 2013

San Francisco Does the 'Monster Mash' on a Public Bus

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/10/san-francisco-does-monster-mash-public-bus/7426/

By John Metcalfe, October 31, 2013



San Francisco Does the 'Monster Mash' on a Public Bus


You'd be forgiven for thinking this was just a random afternoon on the frequently weird San Francisco public-transit system. But no, this collection of bus-loving weirdos, including a freakishly bearded hipster and a werewolf cop escaped from the Castro, have collected here for a purpose: To scare rude riders into observing proper bus etiquette, specifically giving up your seat to elderly or wheelchair-using ghouls... er, people.

The curious music video was produced by local disabilities-group The Arc and the city's Municipal Transportation Agency, which must have a bit of spare money lying around the marketing department. The riff on Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers' timeless novelty song won't win any VMAs, mainly because the "Klingon's son" didn't put enough effort into his costume. (Kidding, guy!)  It is definitely in the Top 3 music videos for the decade about bus etiquette, though. Take that, Centre Area Transportation Authority and Valley Metro of Glendale, Arizona!

You got to feel a little for the 49ers fan dressed in red. For the better part of the action, it looks like nobody let him in on the fact this was staged:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5swO8nek08#t=111