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Why are you on my train?
March 21, 2011 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Why are you on my train?

Two ladies in NYC interview random people in the subway system. New Yorkers oblige with interesting takes on tipping, gross behavior, musical talent, and rap lyrics (these two guys were featured in this MeFi post last year).
posted by educatedslacker (13 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Because I was banned from the xBox.
posted by condour75 at 8:43 AM on March 21, 2011 [12 favorites]


That happy smiling cheerful couple must be from out of town.

I mean who talks to strangers on public transport?
posted by three blind mice at 8:46 AM on March 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is terrific. And making me homesick.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:47 AM on March 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


One of the lady interviewers seems like she's a lot more patient and genuine than the other. The other has a voice that makes me click the X. Definitely less talking by the film-makers. Is what I would suggest if anyone cared to hear me snark. Which you do not.

On the whole, YAY FOR POSITIVITY AND CONNECTION THOUGH.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:54 AM on March 21, 2011


I mean who talks to strangers on public transport?

Unfortunately, Peter Griffin. Ugh, how do we get these ads taken down?
posted by hermitosis at 8:59 AM on March 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, why are you on my train?
posted by Ad hominem at 9:15 AM on March 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Please don't talk to me and jam a camera in my face while I'm on public transportation. Unless you're Werner Herzog - then you're allowed a free pass.
posted by item at 9:19 AM on March 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Plus, if you're Werner Herzog, you could be packing.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 9:27 AM on March 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I's assume Mr. Herzog packs his suitcase before he boards the train, just like everybody else.
posted by item at 9:31 AM on March 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


Obligatory Werner Herzog story, narrated by the man himself. The fact that it features Joaquin Phoenix, in full on Grizzly Adams mode, makes it even more delicious.

Back on topic: I really enjoy these types of (wo)man on the street interviews. (The booger story made me wanna hurl though! ) Thanks for the link, educatedslacker.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 10:31 AM on March 21, 2011


Because I want to learn how to move things, like living people do, and I won't leave until you teach me.
posted by Malice at 12:49 PM on March 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


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posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:35 PM on March 21, 2011


I was with the brothers on tipping until they went stereotypical by mentioning strippers. That was where the, "Hey, finally a cogent argument on tipping I can link other people to!" went out the window.
posted by Eideteker at 4:16 PM on March 21, 2011


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