Riding the Bus
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I don’t owe you any explanation, and you’re not getting one. So, screw off.
I think it’s a pretty well accepted that the bus is, primarily, for weirdos and losers, but I got a real kick out of the website busdrawings.com. Put together by some guy up in Canada, Peter McLaughlin, it’s an enormous collection of photographs of buses, and nothing but buses, (except for the section on trains, which to me felt a bit like a polite afterthought). You have to respect the guys passion; and more than checking movie times, buying shirts,
pornography, celebrity gossip and train schedules, the internet reaches its apotheosis in the kind of consuming obsessions represented here.
There is a large section of photos of New York City buses (primarily from the collection of a Joseph Testagrose) but they’re all from the 60s and 70s, and that’s right in my “everything used to better” wheelhouse. Here are a couple, and there are a host of others worth checking out.