Thursday, November 05, 2009

And What Did They Do With the Bus Driver?





(Photo by Plomomedia)

I lived in the mountains of North Carolina for seventeen years, but the first time I ever saw a raccoon, I was waiting for a bus in San Francisco. The odiferous beast (which was at least as big as a pit bull) appeared on the city sidewalk and cut in front of me in line.

Now I've discovered photographic evidence that the raccoons of San Francisco like to ride the bus. But these seem to have more than a pleasant commute in mind. Once they seized control of the vehicle, where do you suppose they took it?

39 Comments:

Anonymous 42 said...

Ha.

Raccoons from around the world gather in San Francisco for the annual meeting of the “Procyons against Humans” (or “P.A.H.”). In the San Fran area, there have been 27 reports to date of raccoons robbing banks, hijacking buses, and stealing hunting supplies. If you live in the San Francisco area (or the “Terror Zone”), you are advised to lock your doors and windows and stay inside. Thank you.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

i hav racoons by my house too i see them sometimes walking to the bus stop in the morning :/
they creep me out!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Thumb Biter said...

HAHA 42 that was amazing...

3:15 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

i live in nc and yayayayayyayayayayayayay! you finally posted!!!!!!!!!!

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Ian M. said...

Unfortunately the entire nothhern US is in danger from these nocturnal bandits. Has YOUR trash been raided by these night time theives? find out Tonight at eleven

4:34 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

obviously they take it to the giant monster and fed it too him...duh :)

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

raccoons are not odious!

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

TO THE DUMP TO THE DUMP TO THE DUMP DUMP TOO THE DUMP DUMP DUMP

7:12 PM  
Anonymous UU said...

haha
Raccoons are HUGE here
They are like the rats of SF.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

holy guacomolie!!!! (excuse my french) i hate that how in scary movies they always say ''the world will explode in three days, have a nice day.'' thats just messed up!

9:47 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

i agree with you gnat, and there is a movie coming out soon that says the world will explode in 2012

6:12 AM  
Anonymous ScholarintheMaking said...

well its not just the movie randomly saying that. on the Mayan calendar it says that the world will end in 2012. that's where they are getting the info from. all the rest is probably random though.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

Dear Diary,
As you well know, I 'm the rookie in PAH. And no one is letting me forget it. Like,today when I took an old lady's groceries, Commander Coon yelled at me for not taking her purse as well. That dude is a pain in my... tail. And Russell Garbaje, threw me in a receycling bin. UGH!! No food, no drinks, just news papers and a couple of empty McDonald's Happy Meal sacks. And our most recent mission, a little girl on the bus picked me up by the tail and shook me back and forth in front of her mother's face. Of course, the protective mom that she is grabbed her tazzer, and well... lets just saw I wound up in San Francisco's Veterinary Clinic. I didn't even get to see the CIA database, much less all the military information that we hacked... You know, I'm thinking about joining the Hippie Force, Raccoons for Peace (RFP), who do non violent protests. Well, I guess that's all I have for tonight.

Scincerely,
Rascal R. Stripes,
Awesome Raccooon

2:45 PM  
Anonymous blenderpersn said...

ive seen racoons in my yard before. they used to break into my garage, and once they broke into my moms car. one time a skunk even got in the garage!!

7:36 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

1. (Scholarinthemaking) i know the mayan calendar predicts it but it is still crap, how do i know? the mayans are dead.

2. why isnt "ananka" posting????!!!!

9:00 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

yah, bridget (UU) is right. Raccons are huge in SF. i live near the wilderness-ish border, and there was a dead raccoon by my house that was about the size of a small/medium size dog (bigger than your average beagle).... and they are fairly hard to get rid of as well.
Defending them is like defending a rat. please dont.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:45 AM  
Anonymous Sensei said...

i agree with kathleen. plus, people have been predicting the end of the world forever. everyone thought the world was gonna end in 2000. What year is it...?

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Haha. The other night my sister said there was a raccoon sitting on our porch eating skittles from our leftover halloween candy... XD
Yesterday I wrote a short story for English that was based on Kiki Strike. :)
In other news, I saw 'The Box' yesterday. Worst movie EVER! I wasted time, money, and tears (when the wife died in the end- i sobbed!) just for a confusing ending and tim burton-esque music...
If you like confusing/disappointing/unbelievably long moves, consider seeing The Box... :/

10:36 AM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Thank you, Thumb Biter.

Also, very nice, Kiwi.

10:55 AM  
Blogger kathleen said...

Thank you sensai, i mean seriously does anyone believe that idiotic mumbo jumbo about the world ending?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I heard that the world will end when the sun will come so close to us that we will explode. But that wont be for 3 million years. So I think were O.k. for now.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Awwww~~~ I'd love to ride a bus with some raccoons XD

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Sensei said...

Exactly Kathleen. People just want something to worry over. Or maybe claiming to know when and how the world will end makes them feel impotant. It's a waste of time and energy.

4:55 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

THANK YOU!!!! Sensai you are exactly right haha its just totally unbelievable its like people actually want us to die!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

42: Genius!!!

Kiwi: Inspired!!!

Anonymous #?: Take a look at threadless.com

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Sensei said...

*air five to Kathleen* people act really morbid sometimes! Why?!

7:31 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Thank you, Ananka!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Air is Where said...

narnia. they feel like they can talk and be accepted there.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thredless.com rocks! thanks

10:00 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

*air five to sensai* agreed!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Poison Pen said...

Anonymous (who agrees with kathleen): The reason people were predicting the end of the world in Y2K was that the computers that the world was beginning to depend on for transportation and commerce, among other things, were only programmed with a date up to the year 1999. Everyone thought they would freak out about not knowing what the date was and cause havoc themselves. As we know now, they just switched to the 2000s without any problem. But the hype with 2012 is that the Mayan Calender, supposedly the most accurate calander in existence, predicts the end of the world in 2012 by not going any further. So they're different, but similar to an extent. But I get your point--it's all a load of hogwash.

Thanks,
Poison

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Sensei said...

Poison Pen: Huh. Interesting. I still think it's a bunch of blarg, but it's good to know exactly what I'm opposing:-)

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Kiwi said...

Thanks Kirsten!!
=))

- I'm totaly going to tell all my firends who like Kiki Strike that you liked my story XD

5:06 PM  
Blogger Poison Pen said...

Sensei: I agree--it's all just paranoia. It's interesting, though.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Sensei said...

Paranoia is the perfect word--

9:33 PM  
Anonymous SUPERWIRED:) said...

Kathleen; I guess this means I can drop out of the 7th grade. YAY!

10:39 PM  
Anonymous sad girl said...

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10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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9:19 PM  

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