Southern Brooklyn

Subway Stories: Walkman + Rapper = History


Dear readers of Sheepshead Bites, I don’t think I need to expound upon the daily lunacies experienced by Q and B train riders. We’ve all had our share of sociopaths and weirdos, and, yes, we all love to share them like war stories, chests swelled with the glory of surviving the encounter.

If you haven’t heard of People Of Public Transit, make sure you have a lot of time to waste and then go check it out. The site chronicles much of this scintillating subculture, as well as general subway behavior faux pas.

Well, yesterday they published the above video caught on the Q train. I’ve seen this guy. Janelle F., who pointed it out to us via Facebook has definitely seen him. You’ve probably seen this guy, too.

So, you know, I’m republishing it. For the historical record and all. People in the future need to know these things happened.

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  1. He's better than the guy who totally ruins Pink Floyd tunes! I've seen him on the Q train as well. Does the Q attract this kind of musical madness more than any other line?

  2. My favorite subway story on the Brighton Line occurred when I was a kid. A blind beggar enters the car at one end with a cane and a cup. A few seconds later another blind beggar enters the car from the other end also with a cane and a cup. Everyone is anxiously watching what will happen when they both reach the center of the train. No one says anything. Will they walk into each other? Will they touch canes? Will they greet each other? As they were about six inches from each other, they both get out of each others way and continue to walk down the center of the car reaching opposite ends at about the same time.

  3. Oh my God! I'm at work laughing hysterically at my desk! How can people stand next to him with a straight face!

  4. I have seen this guy a number of times. Depending on my mood, I either find him rib-crackingly hilarious or highly annoying. Never boring though.


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