Our communications from Metro are usually quite calm and serious – construction notices, community meeting agendas and the like. But this week, things took a much more entertaining turn.
A new series of 30-second public service safety ads, featuring yellow and black stick figures who live in mythical “Safetyville,” show what happens when common-sense transit safety precautions aren’t followed. Sound dull? Not with titles like “Careful or Crushed?,” “Dismount or Dismenbered?,” and “Present or Pulverized?” (Warning: don’t watch if you object to extreme violence to stick figures.)
But even better (at least to poetry fans like the Buzz) was a Twitter war that broke out between Metro and San Francisco’s BART about a week ago…conducted entirely in haiku. Hard to explain, but the full (delightfully snarky) exchange, recounted at the link above, is priceless. And it ends with a challenge from BART to do the next round in Shakespearean sonnets. Metro’s response: “It Beith On!” We can’t wait.