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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Save $2.50, the Earth

posted by on April 19 at 11:35 AM

If you haven’t been riding the bus and/or watching PBS’s America at a Crossroads series this week, you may not be aware that Metro buses are free, free, free all day Sunday, in honor of the Earth. (Speaking of honoring, check out the new MLK favicon on the King County websites. And you thought the logo was only for badass letterhead.)

On a normal Sunday, it would only cost $2.50 to get an all-day pass anyway, so you’re not saving much. (Other than, you know, the planet.) On the other hand, Sunday is the best day to go to Uwajimaya on the bus, because the 49 reverts to its old 7 route and you can go straight to the ID without transferring. I think I need some frozen wheat gluten.

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What that wheat gluten it'll give you fucking renal failure!

OTOH, Why do they break bus lines up? Everytime I transfer my entire life is destroyed as I spend two and a half ages waiting for the second bus.

Posted by Andrew | April 19, 2007 11:51 AM

Yeah, yeah, Chinese wheat gluten killed your cat. But that doesn't mean it isn't delicious!

They break bus lines up so the bus will stay on time. The 7 was notoriously late everywhere on its route. I was cool with that, but some people apparently have places to be. The 49 can do the 7 thing on Sunday because there's lighter ridership, I think.

Posted by annie | April 19, 2007 11:57 AM

I'm disgusted that PBS gave Richard Perle his own hour-long pro-war infomercial.

And I hope Metro does this next year when April 22 falls on a Tuesday.

Posted by DOUG. | April 19, 2007 11:59 AM

It will alwasy be William Rufus King County to me.

Posted by Rufus Lover | April 19, 2007 12:10 PM

Uwajimaya rules! I need to get one of those giant tins of low-sodium organic soya sauce for only $6 (about 50 times what you get at PCC).

And Richard Perle is still an asshat.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 19, 2007 12:12 PM

See it as a free opportunity to snap pictures for

The website only exists in the hearts and minds of a select few Seattle Metro riders at the moment, but soon it will be an unstoppable movement, cataloging the rainbow of pimps one experiences and appreciates when they do their part to save the planet from carbon emissions / are poor.

Posted by jackie treehorn | April 19, 2007 1:03 PM

Certain runs of the 43 also turn onto Broadway and head down to the ID en route back to base; there's some special letter indicating so on the schedule, and the board on the front of the bus will be missing the number, and just say BROADWAY / INTL DIST. Only problem is, since noone knows about it, the drivers don't actually expect anyone to get on, and will sometimes just drive right past you.

And the pimps: yeah, once I saw a guy trying to convince a high school girl to become a prostitute, pointing out that her race (white) is known for sucking dick. Who knew there was some positive stereotype of white people?

Posted by Noink | April 19, 2007 3:43 PM

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