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TGIF! This Used, Jizz-Filled Condom Has Been Tied To A Subway Pole Since At Least Tuesday!

In case you needed further proof that people behave like savage, filthy animals on public transportation, I bring you this photo of a used condom tied to an F train subway pole, spotted by a commuter and posted by Gothamist. A flurry of responses and tips later, the blog reports that the condom has been tied to the pole since at least Tuesday, with at least one tipster sending in another photo of what she thinks is the exact same condom, only she saw it way back in September. SEPTEMBERRRRR. I can’t. Either this is the work of a spunky, heh, serial prankster or the MTA really needs to improve its cleanup game. Regardless, I’m taking the 6 train to work from now on. [Gothamist]

I Don’t Blame Guys For Taking Up Too Much Space On Public Transit — It’s Awesome!

I Don't Blame Guys For Taking Up Too Much Space On Public Transit -- It's Awesome!
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I’m sure by now that everyone has seen Men Taking Up Too Much Space On the Train, a genius Tumblr that more than adequately demonstrates the fact that we teach women to take up as little space as possible and teach the opposite to men. The blog draws regular ire from dudes, and the person (woman? I don’t know) who curates the blog is happy to just rip apart their responses, so good luck with that, guys. The most common excuse guys give is “We sit that way because we have dicks.” Ironically, I’m pretty sure that “because we have dicks” is the basic justification that’s been used an immeasurable number of times over history to do things like deny women the right to vote or own land or have autonomy over our own bodies, harass us in public all the fucking time, and block us from adequate and equal access to healthcare, but WHATEVS. Another thing people like to do with this Tumblr is write in to mock the blog by saying things like “Oh yeah you’re so oppressed because guys are taking up a lot of space on the train,” which kind of completely misses the point. So I feel like it’s my duty to say here that the point is that we teach men and women to dignify their bodies differently, and that’s worth questioning.

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Mariah Carey Rides The Subway (Glamorously), Plus 20 Other Celebs Who Aren’t Too Good For Public Transportation

The elusive chanteuse is elusive no more! Mariah Carey — whose new album dropped last Tuesday — decided to forgo her usual private driver in favor of the good ol’ NYC subway system, but rode the train the Mimi-way, glittering gown and all. ”I figured since I’m underdressed, we might as well take the subway,” she explained in the various Instagram and Vine photos and vids she posted of the momentous occasion. Mariah Carey, for one brief moment, was just like us.

In addition to being better for the environment, public transportation is often more efficient and quicker than fighting traffic. Plus, it’s just kind cool to see celebs “out in the wild,” clutching filthy subway poles and giving the stink eye to rude multi-seat hoggers with the rest of us. Here are a bunch more celebs spotted on public transpo!

Best Drunken Public Transportation Fight Devolves Into Penis/Vagina Insults

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Small Pussy Vs. Four-Inch Killer

As tends to happen when people drink and ride public transportation during the holiday season, fights break out. It’s unclear how this brawl between these two potty-mouthed passengers on the Long Island Rail Road began, but it doesn’t really matter how it started (apparently the drunk man was yelling while the woman was on the phone with her kids), it’s far more important how it ended: with the hurling of genital-related insults. After the jump, an abbreviated transcript of the fight. Take notes for the next time you get in a drunken public transpo kerfuffle and don’t have any zingers at the ready. Keep reading »

A Naked Woman Calling Herself “Goddess Of The Train” Tried To Take Over Chicago Public Transportation This Weekend

As a long time NYC public transpo user, I have seen my fair share of subway insanity. At the top of my list is the man who panhandled with a live snake. The snake incident seems rather innocuous compared what happened on a Chicago L train this weekend. A buck naked woman calling herself “the goddess of the train” brought CTA’s Red Line to a screeching halt when, according to a witness, the woman announced that she was going to the front car to drive the train and told all the passengers to get off. Naturally, her fellow CTA riders did not comply with the goddess’s orders and police promptly arrived to escort her off the train where she was taken for psychiatric evaluation. “This tops anything I have seen in 20 years riding the CTA,” said a woman named Anne, who witnessed the incident. A naked goddess trumps a snake any day of the week. Beat that, MTA. [Gawker]

Jay Z & Chris Martin Took The London Underground After A Gig

Jay Z & Chris Martin Took The London Tube Home After A Gig

Jay Z continues to use public transport even though he’s rich enough to helicopter everywhere. After a gig in London this weekend, Hov was snapped taking the London Underground with pals Chris Martin (Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow and chief Coldplay warbler) and producer Timbaland. Check out one more pic after the jump! [Photos: INFPhoto.com] Keep reading »

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