One of Many Reasons why NORTA Sucks Ass

Imbecilic Schedule Designers
Who designed these schedules? Notice how none of the descriptions on the schedule grid are on the map they give you?

Bus schedule
They tell you what time the bus will be at “Cemeteries,” Esplanade/Broad, N. Rampart/Canal, Ar. Rousseau/St. Andrew, or Lv. Rousseau/St. Andrew but none of them are shown! How fucking stupid is that??

Not that you can get this schedule anywhere else but online anyway… I bet more people, especially tourists, would use the buses/streetcars if they actually took the time to put schedules ANYWHERE in the off-line world like other developed cities do. Before you blame it on the flood, NORTA hasn’t had schedules on the buses LONG before the storm. I called and asked once and the reason they gave me was that since the drivers are unionized, they can’t require them to do anything but drive… they can’t even ask them to refill the schedule holders. Uhg.

Return of the Ugly Truth BBS

Many props to Rachelle for sending me this old BBS.LOG file. In case you were unaware of it, before the internet there were hundreds of BBS systems that people could call and post messages, upload files that others could then read, reply to and download (messages and files, respectively.) These BBS reached a certain level of subculture all to their own. I had many friends that I only knew via posts on various boards. I met some of them at BBS Gatherings… but mostly I knew them by their posts and by their Aliases: Steveo, Fuckhead, Gunner, Cerridwen, Snaker, Big Dog, Taint, Trader john, Firestorm, Mr. Hoohah, Towelhead, Jezebel, J. Homes, Riff Raff, Shinobi, Raccoon, Ducky, Circuit… Here’s hoping some of them happen upon the site via googling one of them. If you do.. Dead Air says hello. :)

And now, the BBS.LOG. If you don’t understand what any of this means, or if you don’t think any of it’s funny – you’re not supposed to. You had to be there.


Ugly Truth…….
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