Thursday, December 18, 2008
Time for the Thursday OTB Caption ContestTM
Winners will be announced Monday PM
The MagLev train suffered an unfortunate side-effect.
The US immigration reforms are going to be tested with this little stunt.
Lending new mean to “people power.”
New York City’s MTA has proposed seatless subway cars as part of budget cuts …. but if they think residents of the Big Apple will ride al fresco, they don’t know New Yorkers.
Train surfing has become group sport in Islamabad.
With all the additional taxes in New York, Charlie wasn’t the only one that couldn’t get off the MTA.
(Yes, I know the song was about the Boston MTA)
Congress is getting an automatic pay raise but they want Americans to give up their personal vehicles for Masses Transit.
Without Spiderman around the passengers knew that it was up to them to do a risky air-brake maneuver to stop their runaway train.
The Christmas season opening of the Walmart train in Marrakesh brought huge crowds of muslims seeking 40% discounts. The ‘reason for the season’ was not important to those looking for a good deal on the Marrakesh Express. No injuries were reported.
Getting around the Beltway on Inauguration Day will prove extremely challenging as Metro is expecting record-breaking crowds.
The Pakistani Railroad Safety Organization has unveiled their solution to rail travel safety concerns. The “fly paper” train is said to reduce the number of deaths per mile of rail travel from 50 to a negligible handful.
Members of the Phi-Kappa-Fizzwaad fraternity from the UofP attempt to smash a Guinness Book Worlds Record for the most deaths per mile traveled. Egyptian ferry boats hold the current record.
The Pakistani brand of the Ozzy Ozbourne fan club pose for a photo-op in hopes of getting a concert date. “Crazy Train” has been a huge hit in the Muslim world since it’s release in the 1980’s. When asked about the photo Ozzy said “welll shas aloat u-u-u-v peple on th-f-u-n’ tray”. The quote could not be clarified.
RailBlue offers two new super low-rate fares to their ticket. They have eliminated First Class and Business and increased seating in both Coach and Toilet, and travelers can now choose to travel OMG (on top) or the lowest rate ever offered on any public transportation, WTF (wherever you can hang on).
Amtrak was forced into some rather interesting seating arrangements for the Northeast corridor, as hangers-on traveled to Washington for the crowning…. inauguration of Obama
“Those people are so lucky. They get to ride the train while I have to walk.”
Artist’s impression of a futuristic mass transit system in the utopian land of $10/gal gasoline.
(Unicorns sold separately.)
On our way to the Inauguration.
Last Train to Clarksville
Inauguration Leads to Metro Overload
Locomotive “cowcatchers” being illegal in India, the railway sweeps up people instead.
Once again, Indian police fail to notice terrorists sneaking into Mumbai.
In local news, Seattle finally devises a mass-transit solution they can live with.
The term “All Aboard” takes on a whole new meaning in the Middle East.
The tunnel hazards warning catch-as-catch-can riders to the North of India were not publicized very well.
Hey Ram, I guess I shoulda read the fine print on those junior coach tickets.
How many Pakistanis does it take to change a light bulb?
The human millipede.
Interestingly enough, there were still nine seats vacant in first class.
Amtrak without federal subsidies.
And I took the one more traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
(Cue Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne)
Oh those crazy Pakistani frat boys.
Short Line? No, I think B&O is more like it.
The Religion of Peace Train
Casey Jones, you’d better watch your speed.
(FWIW, I don’t read the previous comments before I post, so my apologies for any repeated themes.)
No, no, that not the weird part. The weird part is that they were all whistling the “Colonel Bogey March” as they went by.
Rathakrishnan Velu prepares for his latest feat.
Watch what happens when I-slam on the brakes.
One guy throws a shoe and we all get “escorted to the border.”
The Obama Express
I’m not going to the inauguration …. you going to the inauguration?
Missed it by that much ….
Being the eternal optimist, Apoo expects to find an open seat on the train!
One slip and you’ll understand what the”Cast System” REALLY means!
The auction for Obama’s senate seat begins. Rahm Emanuel (seen walking lower right), though involved in prior secret negotiations. Couldn’t bring himself to pay the freight.
Pakistan’s NTSB Chairman was unavailable for comment.
Blagojevich’s I Am Not a Crook Train. “Yo Madoff. Hey Shoe Attacker. Wazzup OJ? Hi Caylee’s mom. Hey mother of Palin daughter’s boyfriend! Yo Somali pirates. …”
5 thousands guys and a train.
Money talks, bullsheet walks.
See, when I said all aboard what I meant was …
Ralph Nader wept.
Willoughby, next stop Willoughby.
Mahmoud was thoroughly elated to be the new conductor on the Multan Express. Punching tickets …. not so much.
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Caption Contest Winners
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