Monday, January 18, 2010

This Week in Public Transportation News!

An article in today's LJ-World explains how the T's recent partnership with KU on Wheels has led to consideration of a new "branding scheme," in which the T may "find itself depicted in KU's pervasive Trajan font."

Is this a good idea?

Chip: "Do we really want our beloved university further linked to a system that mainly consists of homeless guys who occasionally pull their dicks out and show them to passengers."

Richard: "Well, let's not forget that KU's own Sherron C.llins is also forever linked to similar behavior, albeit on an elevator."

Chip: "But an elevator is a 'private' space!"

Richard: "If they really want to increase ridership, I think they should play up the KU partnership in more ways than just a font change. For instance, why not have basketball players occasionally on board to host tours of the city? I'd totally pay a fee to have that man-child known as the 'The Sherriff' tell me about the various things he's witnessed at Brothers. And why can't sorostitutes walk around serving refreshments?"

If you don't like Richard's ideas, local transit officials have scheduled seven (!) "open houses" over the next two weeks to discuss various proposals for how the service can better help the community. You should certainly attend. One of the ideas is for "smaller van-like vehicles dispatched to provide 'curb-to-curb' service" (LJ-World).

Chip: "Oh, I think I've heard of a service like that before. It's called a fucking taxi!"


Pastor J said...

The answer to that question, my friends, is ancient. We can only get to it by way of a language that is problematic, because for years and years a puritan strain has turned religion into moralism and used the word “sin” to deny the pleasures of life and even love. And so nowadays, as a pastor, you can’t even say the word “sin” or “salvation” without being associated with that lineage...

But here come the words that I have been worrying about for 24 hours. I believe that it is truly amazing that even though God’s heart was the first to break in the great tragedies of the world:

God loved Pol Pot.

Anonymous said...

I think Pastor J is too smart for me. I can only think of singular curse words as a result. Shit. Mother-ass bitch. But he made a good point, I assume.

admiral benson said...

Pastor J is having a fascinating conversation. Now, if I can just figure out with whom he's talking.

"Morale is at an all time low. Just look out there! It's so quiet, hardly a man moving, Roy?!... ROY!! I even went to school with that man, just not the same, been ignoring me all day, remind me to send him a note."

more confused than usual said...

I rarely understand what goes on here, but I'm glad people still visit the blog! (even if not to actually read its stories).