Post by James Fujita on Mar 12, 2007 13:51:18 GMT -8
okay, wow. I was just looking at "I hate you, Metro Rail," and frankly, I'm confused.
I agree with most of what Johnny is saying. by Jove, Metro Rail doesn't go everywhere and it does have amazingly annoying problems. and the presentation is kind of cute. the fake MTA signs that he uses, for example.
but, the problem is, Johnny just comes off as a whiny, complainy, slightly creepy SOB.
"wwwwwhyyyyyyyy doesn't the Metro Rail go where I want it to go? why? why? why?!!..."
me: "well, Johnny, the thing is.... it takes time and money and tax dollars to..."
"I want it to go to the beach NOW! now now now now..."
"well yeah, me too, but...."
"the Metro Rail killed my mommy!"
"I'm sorry about your mom, but I really don't think...."
"I hate you! I hate you!"
****suppresses urge to slap Johnny into next week***
seriously, this website as it currently exists is annoying, surreal and offers no solutions. why even bother to list it?
Here's another thing to check out: FredCamino's Yelpcast.
Yelp is a social networking site, kind of like Myspace, that mashes up Google maps and lets people post reviews of restaurants, clubs and whatnot.
Fred, the MetroRiderLA webmaster, has his own reviews. Right now, he's posting the actual Metro Rail and Metrolink stations. You can click on a station and find out what restaurants and other businesses are nearby. Not only that, but all of his reviews have a list of transit connections to the location.
You ca go to yelp.com and search for Fred C., or go to MetroRiderLA and view it through the Yelp badge on the lower right corner of the page.
It's really useful if you're traveling on Metro Rail or Metrolink and want to know what's nearby if you're hungry or just wanting to explore a new neighborhood.