What Is Wrong With This Picture?

April 1, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Smith 9th Bound G Train

I stared at this poster for a good five minutes before I finally got up the gumption to take a photograph of it. Naturally my fellow Crosstown Local patrons were curious as to what I found so interesting. So I showed them.

Change is…

CHANGE IS: a copy editor who needs a refresher course in geography.

Everyone within earshot found my discovery quite amusing. A man to my right summed it up beautifully when he said:

What do you expect? It’s the G train.

Our humble subway line might take its (well deserved) lumps. Sure it is crowded. Granted, it is slow. Very slow. But at least we know where we’re going.

Miss Heather

Comments

6 Comments on What Is Wrong With This Picture?

  1. nbenford on Tue, 1st Apr 2008 2:15 pm
  2. Liberia’s a city in Costa Rica as well as an African State!

  3. supergrine on Tue, 1st Apr 2008 3:44 pm
  4. So, in reality, there’s really nothing wrong with this picture. In fact, Liberia, Costa Rica is really quite nice.

  5. GreggyGreg on Tue, 1st Apr 2008 7:36 pm
  6. Frankly, I don’t know why anyone would want to fly to either of the Liberias. But I also don’t know why anyone would ever want to take the G train.

  7. missheather on Tue, 1st Apr 2008 7:50 pm
  8. The truth of the matter is when people see the word “Liberia” they think of the country, not the city. This is due to Charles Taylor, a very delightful chap. This as copy is poorly written and is in sore need of some disambiguation.

    Otherwise, I do not think people WANT to ride the G train. It is a necessity for a lot of people. Like me.

  9. JanelleGee on Wed, 2nd Apr 2008 10:12 am
  10. I ride the G train happily (and I got a seat this morning).. but before I read the comments, I was going to say maybe Delta has a sense of humor and was doing a joke a la Arrested Development with Portugal being in South America.

  11. rowan on Wed, 2nd Apr 2008 12:22 pm
  12. siding with JanelleGee here: the G train can be deplorable at times but for the most part it is convenient for me to use. i live a block away from it. it arrives more frequently during morning commuting hours and i’m rarely waiting very long at Court Square to return home.
    i notice that the people who tend to malign it do not use it all that often. for all it’s little quirks and antics, the G train has grown on me.

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