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2012-09-16 01:51:26 PM
OK, the bus doing a donut was cool. The rest was ludicrous.
 
2012-09-16 02:40:50 PM
 
2012-09-16 02:47:02 PM

Bathia_Mapes: English subtitled version


you just linked to the exact same video.

the user still has to turn the subtitles on.
 
2012-09-16 02:52:38 PM

calbert: Bathia_Mapes: English subtitled version

you just linked to the exact same video.

the user still has to turn the subtitles on.


Really? Because I didn't have to turn them on.
 
2012-09-16 02:59:43 PM

Bathia_Mapes: calbert: Bathia_Mapes: English subtitled version

you just linked to the exact same video.

the user still has to turn the subtitles on.

Really? Because I didn't have to turn them on.


ok.
maybe it's because I'm using Firefox with adblock. I have to click on the 'cc' box to the lower right. however, once I've turned the captioning on, it stays on no matter how I get to the video.

and then I cleared my cookies, and the captioning does not appear unless I turn it on.

so maybe it appears automatically the way subby submitted it (unless you have adblock running)
 
2012-09-16 03:10:52 PM

calbert: Bathia_Mapes: calbert: Bathia_Mapes: English subtitled version

you just linked to the exact same video.

the user still has to turn the subtitles on.

Really? Because I didn't have to turn them on.

ok.
maybe it's because I'm using Firefox with adblock. I have to click on the 'cc' box to the lower right. however, once I've turned the captioning on, it stays on no matter how I get to the video.

and then I cleared my cookies, and the captioning does not appear unless I turn it on.

so maybe it appears automatically the way subby submitted it (unless you have adblock running)


That's probably the case.
 
2012-09-16 03:53:09 PM
Two observations:

1. Greyhound will literally kill for this kind of publicity.


2. The hound and Amy Poehler's twin had the best reactions.
 
2012-09-16 04:35:46 PM
I noticed it wasn't in NYC.
People there, are somewhat less enthusiastic about being crammed shoulder to shoulder, in a sardine can that reeks of wino piss.
 
2012-09-16 04:59:02 PM

Apos: Two observations:

2. The hound and Amy Poehler's twin had the best reactions.


guyism.com
Are you sure about that?
 
2012-09-16 06:17:17 PM
So it's crowded, there are idiots shouting and taking photos in the aisle, and you literally have to fight to get on? That sounds amazing where do I sign up?
 
2012-09-16 07:45:56 PM
DSB's ads for the S-tøg are pretty funny, too..

The various JRs have typically Japanese weird ones.

Actually, most countries tend to have really god ads for public transport, whereas in the US the typical ad is "take the bus/train/subway/light rail because we said to!"

Then again, most countries tend to have usable public transportation, whereas in the US, it's basically worthless.
 
2012-09-16 08:37:09 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: So it's crowded, there are idiots shouting and taking photos in the aisle, and you literally have to fight to get on? That sounds amazing where do I sign up?


The Apple Store?
 
2012-09-16 08:49:14 PM

PsychoPhil: DSB's ads for the S-tøg are pretty funny, too..

The various JRs have typically Japanese weird ones.

Actually, most countries tend to have really god ads for public transport, whereas in the US the typical ad is "take the bus/train/subway/light rail because we said to!"

Then again, most countries tend to have usable public transportation, whereas in the US, it's basically worthless.


I can't speak for all transit systems, but LTD (Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon) aired this godawful ad some years ago for their summer youth pass program. We mocked it relentlessly. I apologize in advance if it causes permanent damage to your hearing.

LTD Youth Pass Ad 2001
 
2012-09-16 09:42:50 PM
Why was the "stop" button in English?
 
2012-09-16 09:51:04 PM

BarkingUnicorn: OK, the bus doing a donut was cool. The rest was ludicrous.


that made the whole thing worth watching
 
2012-09-16 09:56:40 PM

Bathia_Mapes:
I can't speak for all transit systems, but LTD (Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon) aired this godawful ad some years ago for their summer youth pass program. We mocked it relentlessly. I apologize in advance if it causes permanent damage to your hearing.

LTD Youth Pass Ad 2001


That's actually better than some of the junk that's been aired out here. I think the low point was the NY MTA's billboards that showed a clown in a car and said 'Hey Bozo, use mass transit" This was their idea of 'art' for transit.

Now they just advertise to call their terrorist tips line if you see 'something'. WTF do I look like, a farking transit cop?
 
2012-09-16 09:56:42 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Why was the "stop" button in English?


It's Germanic, all Germanic languages use it, including English.
 
2012-09-16 09:57:22 PM
To The Escape Zeppelin!

So it's crowded, there are idiots shouting and taking photos in the aisle, and you literally have to fight to get on? That sounds amazing where do I sign up?


DebbieDowner.jpg 
********************************************************************* * ********************************************************************** ****************************************

Here is the best free advertising any public transportation could ask for.

/for all the Toronto farkers
 
2012-09-17 12:04:47 AM

New Age Redneck: To The Escape Zeppelin!

So it's crowded, there are idiots shouting and taking photos in the aisle, and you literally have to fight to get on? That sounds amazing where do I sign up?

DebbieDowner.jpg 
********************************************************************* * ********************************************************************** ****************************************

Here is the best free advertising any public transportation could ask for.

/for all the Toronto farkers


Soon as you said Toronto I knew it had to be Shuffle Demons.

There was some other song about the TTC, probably older, but I heard it on the radio at some point. It was a comedy song done in the style of a mellower 50s or earlier 60s rock song, and the only lyric I can remember was, "and then some guy in a yellow taxi cab decides to park." Damned if I can remember what it was though, but I seem to recall it was kind of funny.
 
2012-09-17 12:32:38 AM
You're all missing the most important thing: FREE HANDLES!
 
2012-09-17 02:39:35 AM
I dig it. Vaguely reminded me of MAD mag.
 
2012-09-17 09:56:47 AM

Bathia_Mapes: PsychoPhil: DSB's ads for the S-tøg are pretty funny, too..

The various JRs have typically Japanese weird ones.

Actually, most countries tend to have really god ads for public transport, whereas in the US the typical ad is "take the bus/train/subway/light rail because we said to!"

Then again, most countries tend to have usable public transportation, whereas in the US, it's basically worthless.

I can't speak for all transit systems, but LTD (Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon) aired this godawful ad some years ago for their summer youth pass program. We mocked it relentlessly. I apologize in advance if it causes permanent damage to your hearing.

LTD Youth Pass Ad 2001


That almost got you sacked from my favorites list.

you're skating on thin ice, good sir.

/needs to be rastified by 30%
 
2012-09-17 11:22:43 AM
Was the narration done by the lead singer of Rammstein?
 
2012-09-17 12:00:20 PM
i liked rammsteins earlier work
 
2012-09-17 01:43:26 PM

AntonChigger: Apos: Two observations:

2. The hound and Amy Poehler's twin had the best reactions.

[guyism.com image 850x478]
Are you sure about that?


Narp.
 
2012-09-17 04:46:33 PM
I recognized that voice. It's the voice of every male German porn star ever.
 
2012-09-17 05:15:26 PM

spawn73: It's Germanic, all Germanic languages use it, including English.


It's "stoppen" in German.
 
2012-09-17 08:59:52 PM

Bathia_Mapes: PsychoPhil: DSB's ads for the S-tøg are pretty funny, too..

The various JRs have typically Japanese weird ones.

Actually, most countries tend to have really god ads for public transport, whereas in the US the typical ad is "take the bus/train/subway/light rail because we said to!"

Then again, most countries tend to have usable public transportation, whereas in the US, it's basically worthless.

I can't speak for all transit systems, but LTD (Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon) aired this godawful ad some years ago for their summer youth pass program. We mocked it relentlessly. I apologize in advance if it causes permanent damage to your hearing.

LTD Youth Pass Ad 2001


W.
T.
F.
?

Yeah, that was horrendous!
 
2012-09-17 10:39:47 PM

Oafmeel: Bathia_Mapes: PsychoPhil: DSB's ads for the S-tøg are pretty funny, too..

The various JRs have typically Japanese weird ones.

Actually, most countries tend to have really god ads for public transport, whereas in the US the typical ad is "take the bus/train/subway/light rail because we said to!"

Then again, most countries tend to have usable public transportation, whereas in the US, it's basically worthless.

I can't speak for all transit systems, but LTD (Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon) aired this godawful ad some years ago for their summer youth pass program. We mocked it relentlessly. I apologize in advance if it causes permanent damage to your hearing.

LTD Youth Pass Ad 2001

That almost got you sacked from my favorites list.

you're skating on thin ice, good sir.

/needs to be rastified by 30%


That's ma'am to you. :-D
 
2012-09-17 10:54:45 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Oafmeel: Bathia_Mapes: PsychoPhil: DSB's ads for the S-tøg are pretty funny, too..

The various JRs have typically Japanese weird ones.

Actually, most countries tend to have really god ads for public transport, whereas in the US the typical ad is "take the bus/train/subway/light rail because we said to!"

Then again, most countries tend to have usable public transportation, whereas in the US, it's basically worthless.

I can't speak for all transit systems, but LTD (Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon) aired this godawful ad some years ago for their summer youth pass program. We mocked it relentlessly. I apologize in advance if it causes permanent damage to your hearing.

LTD Youth Pass Ad 2001

That almost got you sacked from my favorites list.

you're skating on thin ice, good sir.

/needs to be rastified by 30%

That's ma'am to you. :-D


Good madam, those responsible for the sacking of the sack, they've been sacked. Rest easy. ;-)
 
2012-09-18 04:37:31 AM
Meanwhile in the US, the auto companies will fanatically work day and night to make sure the masses are trained to view alternate transportation as something icky, shameful, and possibly even communist.
streetsblog.netwww.blogcdn.com
 
2012-09-18 04:52:07 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Why was the "stop" button in English?


In a weird way, it's not "in English." Though 'stop' is an originally English word, it's by far the most common word in the world for the same meaning in formal usages such as stop signs, regardless of local language. That said, I'd understood that at least in Germany, 'halt' is more common.
 
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