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December 4th, 2008


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02:45 pm - The MBTA Follies
"Every time they make that announcement that says 'We rely on your eyes and your ears to protect the system' I keep expecting them to say 'We rely on your eyes, your ears and your nose.' They never do."

"That's because the Smell Something, Say Something campaign wouldn't work."

"People would be calling in 24/7. Yeah, I'm smellin something pretty foul over here. Somebody peed over here. And there's burning. Okay, I'm smelling hobo urine and burning brakes. What? I'm just saying something is all."

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From:bkdelong
Date:December 4th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, I can pick out the smell of an electrical short pretty well not to mention the smoke wafting off a slowly burning fuse. If only someone TOLD me to just say something when I smell it.
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From:thetathx1138
Date:December 4th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Appropos of nothing, your username was scratching at the back of my mind for, like, months now, and I've only just now realized that it's because Facebook keeps telling me you're one of the People I May Know.
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From:bkdelong
Date:December 4th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
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You may....based on our mutual LJ acquaintances and shared Facebook contacts we either have met or perhaps should.
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From:thetathx1138
Date:December 4th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Heh, well, I'm always up for meeting new people, especially if they know Spatch. :-)
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From:thetathx1138
Date:December 4th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Reminds me of Bill Hicks:

"'If you quit smoking you'll get your sense of smell back.' ...In New York? Why would I want it back? *sniff sniff* Is that urine? *sniff* I think I smell a dead guy. Hey, Mabel, there's a dead guy covered in urine. *sniff* This is fresh, somebody just peed on this guy!"
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From:herself_nyc
Date:December 4th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Yet when a whole neighborhood smells like pancake syrup for a week, it's the talk of the town.
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From:derspatchel
Date:December 8th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
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"...with no signs of stopping any time soon. Still, residents all say they're more than happy to keep the waffle irons hot for as long as it takes. For Action News 6, this is Jessica James, reporting live from Syruptown."
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From:vanguardcdk
Date:December 4th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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In the new cinematic classic Starship Troopers 3 the slogan "If you see something say something" is one of the propaganda sayings of the Federation.
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From:tikva
Date:December 4th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I always giggle when they tell me they rely on my eyes. 'Cause they're pretty well and truly fucked, then. ;)
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From:derspatchel
Date:December 5th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
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Yes!!
You're doing a better job than they are! :D
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From:antikythera
Date:December 4th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
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"That's because the Smell Something, Say Something campaign wouldn't work."

If Homeland Security has a "he who smelt it, dealt it" policy, we're all in big trouble.
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From:infinitehotel
Date:December 4th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
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My personal experience with that was "See Something, Say Something, Get the Hell Off the Train Because a Moron Might Get You Killed"

I was riding one of the last trains into Alewife from Harvard Square and had the car pretty much to myself. This was at the height of the T paranoia; bag searches, cops in the station, etc. I noticed there was a cardboard box wedged under the seat across the aisle so when a T cop boarded the train at the next stop, I pointed it out.

Cop: *grunts*

*looks at box*

*kicks box with toe of boot*

*grunts*

*wanders off*

Um...yeah. The best security training money can buy right there...
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From:sarcasticah
Date:December 5th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who expects to hear "your eyes, your ears, and your nose." Think how many calls they'd get from North Station alone! (Ah, the lovely rotten-egg smell of North Station...)

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