Monday, February 4, 2013 at 09:07AM
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- According to theses two girls, pretty much everyone in their lives "be doin' too much."
- "Hella ugly bitches showed up at that party...it was DISTRACTING!"
- "I was like, I like Thai tea, and she likes Thai tea, and I was like I like Thai tea too!"
- Homeless lady asking girls for makeup tips.
- Dude paniced, yelled "I need off this bus!" Then calmed down and put on some deodorant.
- Now he's making rodent noises.
- Oh, he just got out of County yesterday. Now he's discussing grand theft auto with a friend.
- Both dudes agree they want to avoid going back the pen at all costs because the food sucks now. "Too much soy!"
- Fare officers at the next stop. Dudes resume panic.
- We've been trapped at this traffic light for three cycles now. Panic is escalating. Other passengers calming then down.
- Fare officers avoided. Also, I assume, fare avoided.
- Man making full use of his cell phone's "Yell To Text" feature.
- @pacoromane is #onthebus but I don't think he saw me get on...
- A few creepy txts and now @pacoromane knows I'm #onthebus too.
- Man, shit just got real #onthebus
- Weird White Dude right in front of me asked Intense Thug where his necklace was from. Intense Thug got real intense...
- IT: "This is my dead cousin's shit. You don't need to know." WWD: "It looks African." IT: "Do I look African?" WWD: "Yes."
- Intense Thug gets up: "You don't know shit about Africa, huh."
- Weird White Dude: "I've never talked to a Black before."
- ...and at that moment 17 people within earshot #onthebus shit their pants.
- IT: "What the fuck you just say? Where you getting off" WWD: "Haight St." IT: "Thats where i'm getting off too."
- WWD: "I've been living in China." IT: "China's cool. I like China. You buy a lot of necklacessesses there? Bet they real cheap"
- WWD: "This is my first conversation with a Black. I know not to talk to them now" ID: "You don't know when to shut the fuck up."
- At this point a latin twink with arrows painted on his face gets #onthebus, tweaking and singing to himself. Somehow ups the tension.
- BTW, the Weird White Dude is totally calm through all this.
- WWD "I'm going to let you get off the bus first." IT: "Oh, you're gonna LET me get off first. Don't matter either way."
- IT: "What you know about brain cells?" WWD: "Nothing." IT: "That's right!"
- IT: "You must be on drugs." WWD: "No. Methamphetamines kill the brain." IT: "Then you just don't know when to shut up."
- WWD: "Are you going to assault me?" IT: "Nah, that's up to the DA. Outta my hands. The court of the street will rule."
- There is a pause. The twink gets off.
- Intense Thug: "You say you don't know anything about Africans? That's not the same as saying you don't like them, right?"
- WWD: "Right. I just.don't know." Intense Thug holds his right fist out for a bump. WWD holds out his left fist. IT: "Wrong hand."
- IT: "Don't ask no more dumb questions you don't need to. And leave that race and colored shit ALONE. You hear me?"
- Then Intense Thug puts his trigger finger right in Weird White Dude's face and yells, "POP! POP! POP!"
- IT: "I could do that, no trace. That's your lesson." Then he jumps off the bus, barking.
- Weird White Dude: "But that was Filmore. He said he was getting off on my stop." #braincells
- Everyone un-shit themselves.
- BTW, Weird White Dude said he didn't use, but Intense Thug wouldn't fist bump his hand because it was covered in sores.
- At 11:19pm you're not wearing sunglasses, you're wearing don't-fucking-make-eye-contact-with-me-glasses.
- Four French girls just did the French cheek kiss thing twenty four times.
- Two Santas from the "Santarchy" flash mob/event are #onthebus just quietly reading txts. Not very Santarchistic if you ask me.
- First time I've heard "I just got out." spoken into a phone this year.
- Stoner repeatedly asking "Is Dave there?" probably too young to know Cheech & Chong routine he now is.
- "Lot of newness in my life now. Gotta have newness & payoff or else things get boring. But you know, I'm Italian! PIZAN!"
- 20-something half-asian hipster girl & 50-something black dude w/ jeri-curl & overcoat snuggling.
- She has 3 nice purses, 1 paper bag. Constantly moving stuff between all 4, using 2 seats and whining about something. #weirdmath
- Damn, I forgot the "h" in "jheri-curl" in a previous tweet. There goes my street cred.
- Man's fancy scarf looks like one of those moving blankets you get in a U-Haul.
- A braid of human hair wrapped in a newspaper is on the seat next to me.
- A dozen awkward art students have boarded to discuss acid and fawn over a large stuffed penguin named "Squeaker"
- "I'll spit in your face! I'll spit in your face! You just think I'm a crazy street person! I'll spit in your face!" - 15 year old
- There was a full-sized dog under my seat and I didn't notice for ten stops.
- Grizzled man drinking wine cooler on back bench.
- Young punk begging mom for money on phone. "God mom, you can use your phone to send it!"
- "I'm gonna get some Gatoraid and Snowballs and Red Bull and just HOPE I can stay awake for my friend's jazz concert tonight"
- "I felt so racist because I said "shit" then I said "pardon my French!" In front of our school's foremost French pupil!"
- British woman with stroller blocking the aisle getting lecture from old black lady on transit policy.
- Child next to me softly singing "gangnam style" into a rubber brain.
- Two four foot tall people boarded at different stops. Both on the phone. I assume they are talking to each other...plotting.
- Guy with a "Route 66" print purse shoved me out of the way to get #onthebus first.
- Guy looks like a Black @nicksturners