Here’s a fun transit diversion for your Thursday afternoon. The “Metro Song” is a humorous hip-hop take on the Washington D.C. subway system.
The video pokes fun at the little problems transit commuters face – a nice reminder that all transit systems have their issues, and all transit riders have their complaints.
My favorite verse, about the seemingly endless struggle to keep subway escalators running:
We sent a man to the moon
brought him back two weeks later
apparently not as long as it takes
to fix an escalator
And while this video might not be a ringing endorsement of public transit (although I think there’s love behind every jab), it might inspire transit filmmakers to take the humorous route in our Transit Flicks Video Contest.