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Swinging on BART (SFW)
posted by telstar (34 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was the third-most-likely thing that I expected to find at the end of that link.
posted by grouse at 8:20 PM on April 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


This guy rules.
posted by hifiparasol at 8:22 PM on April 28, 2009


here i always thought people were being ignorant when they said there are lots of swingers in the bay area.
posted by the aloha at 8:32 PM on April 28, 2009


Hahah, hippies.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:41 PM on April 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


it would be so easy to naysay something like this, but that's just so nifty- I hope it brightened peoples' days, and didn't cause any headaches. Hee hee!
posted by potch at 8:42 PM on April 28, 2009


whee!
posted by device55 at 8:43 PM on April 28, 2009


Wow. I'm jealous of public transportation.
posted by Ugh at 9:01 PM on April 28, 2009


This was cool and stuff, but I think I'm missing something. Why would I think "Swinging on BART" would be anything but SFW?
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:09 PM on April 28, 2009


In order to think outside the box, one must first get in it.
posted by ornate insect at 9:12 PM on April 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


I agree, that guy rules.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 9:13 PM on April 28, 2009


That guy was the best. Hype+.
posted by johannahdeschanel at 9:28 PM on April 28, 2009


Jesus. As if I don't get motion sick enough on BART.
posted by brundlefly at 9:34 PM on April 28, 2009


Pretty great.
posted by rtha at 9:37 PM on April 28, 2009


You know what the bay area needs? More hammocks.

Is there any tight jeans photographer available to take pictures of me taking a nap on a hammock hung between two sidewalk trees on Market, or between to median divider palms on Dolores?
posted by dirty lies at 9:46 PM on April 28, 2009


dirty lies, if you find some good trees, I will bring the hammock, camera, and some tight jeans.
posted by rajbot at 10:02 PM on April 28, 2009


I wonder who did that?

*whistles nervously*
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 11:18 PM on April 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


I agree, that guy rules.

That guy was awesome, because he kept saying, "Is someone twittering this?", until the group convinced him to put down his cell phone, live in the now and get on the damn swing.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 11:20 PM on April 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is exactly what BART needs. A playground car on every train.

I want a ball or foam pit, a couple of swings and a small skatepark at one end.

Actually, scratch that. BART is kinda gross. Can we just coat everything in Purell until this flu shit is over?
posted by loquacious at 11:31 PM on April 28, 2009


Aren't all the swingers in Marin? Are you telling me we're getting a new BART extension?
posted by ooga_booga at 12:01 AM on April 29, 2009


rajbot: I was just kidding. Last time I hung a hammock outside my office (close to Montgomery BART), it took 3 minutes for the first suit to hassle me, less than 10 for the police to get involved.

It may fly in the Mission.

loquacious: Cover BART in Purell? One time I rode in car that was half covered in KY Jelly, close enough for you?
posted by dirty lies at 12:31 AM on April 29, 2009


Wow! I clicked the link and the first photo is... my friend Tyler! From San Francisco! I haven't seen him in years. A few other people recognised him because he was on the Amazing Race a few years back. Tee hee! What a nice surprise. He once pulled me out of a car and simulated anal sex with me in the bushes by way of greeting. Now he's swinging on BART. What a champ.
posted by twirlypen at 1:25 AM on April 29, 2009


As opposed to actually swinging on BART. (NSFW!)


(The following text links on BART are amusing and not visually graphic.
posted by markkraft at 3:51 AM on April 29, 2009


More graphic BART encounters from Good Vibrations Magazine... (NSFW)
posted by markkraft at 3:59 AM on April 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Swing away.
posted by orme at 6:28 AM on April 29, 2009


If I ever get in the last car of a BART train I am never sitting down ever again. Or touching anything.
posted by grouse at 7:11 AM on April 29, 2009


dirty lies - though lacking the tight jeans, I would gladly start a photo series of oddly placed hammocks in SF. I just need to get up to SF. Photo-geek meetup?
posted by filthy light thief at 7:13 AM on April 29, 2009


This post reminds me of a great story from my time in San Francisco -

I was dating a girl who had never ridden BART and who had lived in SF all her life. She was kind of a studious, stay-at-home type. So I decided for a fun day out we'd take BART into Rockridge and Berkeley for the day.

So we get on, and she wants to know what the hand-holds on top of the seats are for. I tell her that there was a petition signed by all of the East side commuters who said that their morning commutes into the city were too dull, so they installed a loop-de-loop in the BART track right outside of Oakland Coliseum, and the hand-holds were for holding on when the train went upside-down.

She immediately grabbed onto the hold and looked at me in all sincerity and said excitedly, "we just passed that stop! When does it start???"

I will surely fry in Hell for this.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:19 AM on April 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


First things start off with a couple merry pranksters on a swing... the next thing you know, BART gets a love swing come Pride Day.
posted by markkraft at 9:08 AM on April 29, 2009


Oh, that kind of molestation frottage groping public sex swinging. How very 70s!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:42 AM on April 29, 2009


If I ever get in the last car of a BART train I am never sitting down ever again. Or touching anything.

Riding BART every day for a very miserable couple of years, I made it a practice to touch as little as humanly possible on or in any of the cars, let alone the last car.
posted by blucevalo at 9:49 AM on April 29, 2009


If I ever get in the last car of a BART train I am never sitting down ever again.

Heh; I can't.
I just can't.
posted by heyho at 10:56 AM on April 29, 2009


In order to think outside the box, one must first get in it.

That was delightful, especially as it led me to an even more thoughtful feline contemplation of the physical world.
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:30 AM on April 29, 2009


oops, this one, sorry....
posted by CynicalKnight at 11:31 AM on April 29, 2009


Swing at a London bus stop.
posted by tellurian at 10:39 PM on May 3, 2009


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