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Yet Again I Am Forced To Tell You I Told You So

Many months ago I wrote this post:

This morning, M1EK jr rode the 335 2.75 miles west from the closest stop to our house, to GRID TRANSFER!!!1 to the 20, to get to his new high school. The 20 was pretty heavily ridden with fellow students.

The 335 was a personal limo, in which the driver drove just one person, my son, for 2.75 miles.

(Previously, a friend of ye olde crackplog has pointed out similar results on his own ride; and the actual ridership statistics are pretty dismal. Go look them up yourself if you need to).

Here’s the last line of that post from May of 2018:

Remember this (and the hundred previous times I was right about Cap Metro) the next time a smiling gladhander tells you to “take what he says with a grain of salt”.

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You could do worse than learning life lessons from Zoolander

Zoolander is the documentary film of our era. If you disagree, you are bad and you should feel bad. One particular part of it comes to mind today, though.

I honestly feel like giving this speech about once a month. First, the Zoolander version:

So here’s the deal: I see JMVC constantly lying (most recently about transit AND also about the convention center shell-game), and yet people keep reacting as if they can trust him. So what the hell is the matter with you people? Am I taking crazy pills? Are you all just stupid enough to think you can trust a liar?

It’s worth noting that Mugatu (me, in this highly accurate metaphor, as I also have extremely troublesome hair and invented the piano necktie) calling out Zoolander (clearly JMVC as whatever else you can say about the dude, he’s clearly very very good looking) for his “the emperor’s new clothes” act is what finally makes Zoolander actually deliver the goods. So if enough of you listen, maybe JMVC would tell the truth for once? It’s worth a try!