Thursday, June 25, 2009

Going Down The Tube

this is a book - but I thought the title was apt for the post
Starting today, London subway drivers will read quotes:
{press release} The words of Gandhi, Einstein, Jean Paul Sartre and other great thinkers are to be quoted in service announcements on London's Underground...
Transport for London has commissioned Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to compile a list of bon mots to be used by Tube drivers...
FYI, a sampling:
Gandhi's "there is more to life than increasing (its) speed"
Cezanne's "we live in a rainbow of chaos"
Fuller's "a stumble may prevent a fall"
"the afternoon knows what morning never suspected"
"an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory"
"one who n'er made a mistake n'er tried anything new"
not to menion... Sartre's "hell is other people"
{re video} The riders don't mind it for the nonce. But hopefully somewhere along the line (pun intended) the riders will get a chance to at least vote (or veto) the ones to be used.

Or perhaps send in some of their own...

{3 min}
- orig. article: via BBC News


  1. next thing ya know they will be playing hitler on there!

  2. Yup... they'll be listening to:

    Hate is more lasting than dislike.
    - Adolf Hitler

    You can never be too rich or too thin.
    -Wallis Simpson

    War is to man what maternity is to a woman
    - Mussolini

    which is ...?

    resulting in whiny dependants?
    enlightening... ;-)

  3. Haha ... that's the biggest joke ever! Bet the loony Lord Mayor, Boris Johnson thought that one up.

    Shame those announcement systems make practically everything unintelligible lol it's like those old comedy sketches where everyone just mutters "Rhubarb" over and over