Remember that first time you got drunk and someone passed you a blunt and against your better judgement you hit it? 5 minutes later you get the spins and you’re talking like this guy? I don’t really either. Just like hopefully this guy doesn’t remember this. Keep it at home people!
What. The. Fuck.
Mashable: On a crowded train, passengers try to be respectful to the other straphangers riding along. Unfortunately, one New York preacher didn’t get the memo, and proceeded to go off on a homophobic rant on a busy subway car. Rob Maiale, a copywriter and voice actor from Brooklyn, was standing right next to the preacher when he’d heard enough, and started belting out the song “Golden Ticket” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to drown out all the hateful words. Now a subway savior, Maiale spoke to Gothamist about the incident, saying:
I was riding the M train on my way to work when this guy (who I’ve seen haranguing riders before) preaching to passengers. At first, he was going on about people having sex outside of wedlock, okay fine. Next he began denouncing same-sex relationships … unpopular opinion and a bit irritating, but again, First Amendment. I didn’t say anything. Once his “preaching” shifted from an audience to an individual (a lesbian couple with a child) I decided that this guy wasn’t going to get to talk anymore.
Holy Christ! Was that so hard?! Made half my website dedicated to this and 3 years later we finally have it. Not that it’s really going to make a difference but at least people have signs to refer to when someone gets caught. I think my biggest pet peeve out of these is the ‘showtime’ one. Absolutely despise those kids and the tourists who antagonize them.
Photos courtesy of Gothamist
Didn’t even need to see the old guy to know one of these dudes were from another generation. The second I heard “Ya wanna get froggy with me?” I knew immediately someone was born prior to 1960. Thugs these days don’t fight fair like back then. Of course he’s not going to wait to get off the train and square up. He’s gonna drop you as soon as he can–regardless of witnesses and kids standing right there. He’s waiting for the next stop to take off running.
How desperate is this story?? Manspreading?! Are you serious?! People are getting paid for this? I’d love to see the edited footage of how many guys told this woman to shove her tape measure up her ass and fuck off. Manspreading. Thanks for that award winning piece of journalism Gothamist. Making people measure the distance between their legs to tell them they are taking up too much space on the subway. Absolutely love the guy who is tired as fuck from work and was like I’m probably acting like an asshole but please get that fucking microphone out of my face. I now feel like an asshole for reposting as many of their stories as I do. Manspreading…
Gothamist: The subway was sparse with straphangers, it was Monday night around 9:30 p.m., the Brooklyn bound A train was a warm break between destinations, a man on a motor scooter enters the scene. Tipster Molly T. tells us that most of her fellow subway car mates weren’t put off by the motor scooter, but intrigued, asking the owner how he got his bike to the train (elevator), as they took photos (he normally charges for those, he told them). “Everyone was very friendly,” Molly added, “but the scooter owner was a bit curt. It was really cold out and I think he just wanted to make it to his destination without running down his battery. I think everyone on the train was hoping he would just turn it on and scoot out” in some perfect scene-ending moment. Instead, buskers entered the car.
Gothamist: According to police, the below video was shot moments after the suspect, 20-year-old Donovan Lawson, attempted to fare-beat at the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway JMZ station yesterday just before 8 p.m. The nightstick-wielding officer apparently approached Lawson and asked to see his ID, a request that Lawson denied. The officer responded by attempting to cuff Lawson, which he resisted. Be warned that the action of this video is all contained within the first few seconds, and it’s not pleasant. Lawson was taken to Woodhull Hospital and treated for cuts to his head. He has been charged with fare beating, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration. The officer was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and treated for injuries to his hand and arm. The incident is being investigated by the department’s Internal Affairs bureau.
All I can say is thank Christ that cop wasn’t white. Can you imagine that? There would be a march, riots, and a call for a public beheading. Here’s what I don’t get. The kid broke the law by jumping the turnstyle, got caught, and resisted arrest. End of story. I understand the NYPD doesn’t have the best track record but when I’m tussling with a person and I have a gun on my belt, I’m not taking the chance of him reaching for it and using it against me. You better believe I’m going to do whatever I have to to keep them from it.
Side note: How about this chick, huh? If I just walked up to the scene I would’ve thought she ate his face off