People in the grand Windy City doing what they do best on the CTA.

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hideyourluvaway:

This guy on the bus is totally sneaking games on his Texas Instruments graphing calculator! Like he’s in 10th grade geometry! I’m dying. I love this like he doesn’t have a phone. He’s old, like balding. My lord my shitty day has been made

Games on TI-anything were always the best part of owning a ridiculously expensive calculator.

hideyourluvaway:

This guy on the bus is totally sneaking games on his Texas Instruments graphing calculator! Like he’s in 10th grade geometry! I’m dying. I love this like he doesn’t have a phone. He’s old, like balding. My lord my shitty day has been made

Games on TI-anything were always the best part of owning a ridiculously expensive calculator.

THE SOMETHING BLOG: While riding the bus or train...

thesomethingblog:

I do a number of things.

- I read what other people are reading, and I do it without shame. When they close their book or turn off their e-reader, I get tempted to tell them how inconsiderate they are, but don’t because they get off the train or bus.

- I read what people type on their…

I dont think I will ever be able to understand some people’s compulsion to whip out brand new netbooks and laptops on the CTA. 

American Splendor: Overheard on Public Transportation, or, Ways I Judge Young, Seemingly Well-to-do Gentlemen from Afar

amsplendor:

Red Line Rapid Transit, Headed North, to Howard.

A young, seemingly well-to-do gentlemen bragging over the phone to an unidentified confidant about the size of his penis. Not exactly appropriate train talk, dear boy. Doesn’t he know that the only arena in which public discourse on penis size is…

lifeofactacommuter:

Wednesday afternoon, February 15th. 
Woman carrying around a single golf club, looking ready to beat people.
She was walking really slow in front of me, but I don’t piss people off who carry about blunt force objects..

lifeofactacommuter:

Wednesday afternoon, February 15th. 

Woman carrying around a single golf club, looking ready to beat people.

She was walking really slow in front of me, but I don’t piss people off who carry about blunt force objects..

Madge

pretendingtoknowyou:

When her train pulled into the station, Madge hustled out the doors and started running as fast as her strange, stubby legs would carry her. She had precisely three minutes to get to the frozen food section of Dominick’s—the designated rendezvous point—and it was imperative that she not be even a second late…

CTA + Aliens = A world I wish I lived in. 

Thanks for the shoutout!

chicagohistorymuseum:

Girl and her cabbage patch doll love Chicago Bear William “The Refrigerator” Perry. Her photograph was taken on the brown line while en route to the ticker tape parade for 1986 Superbowl XX champs the Chicago Bears.
Want a copy of this photo?> Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: iChi-35660.

chicagohistorymuseum:

Girl and her cabbage patch doll love Chicago Bear William “The Refrigerator” Perry. Her photograph was taken on the brown line while en route to the ticker tape parade for 1986 Superbowl XX champs the Chicago Bears.

Want a copy of this photo?
> Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: iChi-35660.

CHIBOULEVARDS: What the L?

chiboulevards:

There’s no debate about putting ketchup on hotdogs. We just don’t do it. However there is still one debate in Chicago that is almost as contentious as whether Han shot first, and that is - which is the proper abbreviation for the CTA’s elevated (and underground) rail. Is it the ‘L’, or…

Hey, followers! What do you think? Is it “El” or ‘L’ ?