12.08.2006

WMATA Masterpiece Theatre

A big shoutout to the fellow who sent me this video courtesy of the WMATA. A warning to all of you worker bees: there is audio here. Turn down the speakers or throw on the headphones.

This is sublime. The photography is top-notch. The acting, scrumtrelescent.

Seriously, though. Every time you swipe your SmarTrip card, remember that you're funding this ridiculousness.

Enjoy.

28 comments:

  1. Somebody else got killed a few minutes ago on the orange line. Last night the other Metro employee died too.

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  2. I'll fold your clothes with your body still in themDecember 08, 2006

    Again? Was it gang related?

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  3. It's not on the news yet. Unless you meant:

    "Somebody else got killed a few DAYS ago on the YELLOW line. Last night the other Metro employee died too."

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  4. I see it now. The Post doesn't say he's dead, just injured. But, if he's trapped under a train, that's probably bad news.

    Between this and a building collapse, we're having ourselves quite the Friday.

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  5. I'll fold your clothes with your body still in themDecember 08, 2006

    I would rather be dead than alive and stuck underneath a train.

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  6. Congressional StafferDecember 08, 2006

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  7. lincolnparkerDecember 08, 2006

    CS, you do a disservice to the mentally retarded, who typically are not violent unless provoked or threatened.

    I believe "semi-literate, remorseless, hyper-predatory, deviant thugs" is the description here.

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  8. I'll fold your clothes with your body still in themDecember 08, 2006

    Building collapse?

    Was it gang related?

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  9. How about if instead of making internet movies, they use taxpayer money to make the fucking trains come every two minnutes during rush hour.

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  10. The writing... wow. They must have hired SNL's Tina Fey because it was just so damn funny.

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  11. Congressional StafferDecember 08, 2006

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  12. God damn it. Stop with the racism. I hate having to sign in to take these posts down.

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  13. There was also a bomb threat on L Street this morning because someone LEFT A BABY STROLLER unattended for too long. The block was shut down and traffic was backed up for an hour. I want to kill the idiot who called that one in.

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  14. Congressional StafferDecember 08, 2006

    I'm sorry. I guess my suburban white upbringing got the best of me again.

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  15. congressional garbage manDecember 08, 2006

    It's okay. We forgive you.

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  16. is metro serious with that video clip right now? thank god for catholic holidays and this friday off.

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  17. i think i just got dumber watching that video

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  18. Don't forgot about the wonderful million dollar plus "you are a dorker" ad campaign they had.

    F'ing metro. Another waste of money is their police department. Everytime I see a group of them huddled by the faregates or metro doors they look more concerned what they are doing after work then what they are doing at work.

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  19. And guess what? They're raising the fares again! Yep, the subway system that defers the most cost to its riders is shifting even more of that load to YOU the grateful Metro rider.

    You'd better be grateful, or we'll run your bitch ass over with a train.

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  20. Krystal KoonsDecember 11, 2006

    I think you're forgetting your mission statement. Where's the profanity, you silly goose?

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  21. OPEN LETTER:

    Though this would probably fall on deaf ears, I would like to apologize to the young woman I bumped on the platform at Courthouse Metro this morning.

    WHY am I running, you ask. Perhaps because my commute does not end at Foggy Bottom like yours and that if, after taking two trains, I miss my shuttle bus I must either walk a half-mile or wait another half hour—after a commute that stretches past one hour. Sure, I might do the responsible thing and rise a bit earlier in the morning but one tries to minimize, rather than extend, an intra-city commute that extends to one hour and 15 minutes one way.

    In the event that I am running ten minutes late, it always seems as if the Orange Line experiences a 10 minute delay or the Orange and Red Lines collude with an eight-minute and two-minute delay to allow me to see the bus just pulling out of the lot and I’m shit out of luck. That day is always either the coldest or rainiest day and even if I could afford a taxi every day there never seems to be one in sight.

    So I apologize for bumping your holiday shopping bag, girlfriend. I appreciate that certain “empowered” (or shall we say, privileged) young woman are particularly eager to speak up or out at any sort of injustice. Your willingness to confront me was a refreshing change from yesterday afternoon when two young women hurriedly crossed the street to avoid encountering me: I am certainly not dangerous.

    By the way, your hair looked great!

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  22. I love passive-agressive missed connections.

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  23. It's a good thing this Metro promo video didn't feature a SmartBenefits employee who happened to be in a wheelchair, or even just using a cane due to a bad hip or something. THAT's the video I want to see. Show us the employee encountering broken escalators, broken elevators, having to go several stations out of their way, and waiting for Metro shuttles that never appear.

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  24. Did that commercial cost 116 million dollars? Is that where all the money went?

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  25. Ted Kennedy's LiverDecember 12, 2006

    Hey complainer--walk a fucking half mile. It won't kill you, you fat fuck.

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  26. who's funding the ridiculousness that is this shitty blog?

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  27. It's free. No $$$ goes in and I get no revenue from ads or anything like that.

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  28. Sue's hot.

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