Oprahfy Yourself

AZ turned me on to how to Oprahfy Yourself. Follow the hyperlink and you too can Oprahfy. Actually, I look much better as Oprah than myself. No, I’m not posting the pictures because either way, regular or Oprahied, both photos are scary, and this blog is not about fright, it’s about general weirdness, as in a general store, but for weirdness.

The photo was taken on an AC Transit bus 51A line. There’s this weird little “seat” at the front of some of the newer Van Hool buses. A lot of older people with bags sit there rather than the handicrapped seats, and I do mean handicrapped. AC Transit not only bought buses from freakin’ Belgium, but they also got them with cloth seats, so now after a year or two of daily use every manner of crap is stuck in that cloth on the seats. Anyhoo, I’m imagining AC Transit went back to Belgium and paid those ya hoos to make this sign, which is ignored because a lot of the older folks don’t want to sit in what looks like poo.

And yes, when they ran the prototype of the new buses up in my hood, I begged them to reconsider first and foremost removing the cloth seats and secondly giving the business to the good ole U.S. of A. But no. Not that I’m a know-it-all (I am, of course), but honestly I think I ride AC Transit far more than anyone working there. The few old buses that are still running routes, are better than the newer Van Hools. Why? Because they were made in Detroit, and made for American roads. The Van Hools suspension has gone to mush, and they sound like they won’t make it up the next incline. Note: I said “incline,” not hill.

Finally, I got some more spam today. It was attached to the Muzak post below. It simply said, “I want it.” I was thinking about that, and you know, oddly enough I want a dial switch in my house that’s for Muzak too. I want it too.

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4 Responses to “Oprahfy Yourself”

  1. Cloth seats hummmm? Not a good idea. Should have used naugahyde, but then again I’m not sure if the wild North Sea Naugas are on the endangered species list. 🙂 As for the seat that is not a “seat” what was its intended purpose? In America if it’s flat, and can fit at least half of a normal buttock, it is officially a seat!

  2. I guess they looked at the bottom line, what it cost, for the new buses. Not where the bottom line sits.

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