WHAT WE SO BLITHELY CALL "THE BUS" IS, IN FACT, ITS OWN LITTLE MICROCOSM WITHIN OUR LARGER SOCIETY. IT HAS ITS OWN RULES, ITS OWN JOYS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS, ITS OWN INSIDE JOKES, AND ITS OWN RABID FANS. THERE ARE NICE PEOPLE, MEAN PEOPLE, WEIRD PEOPLE, CLUELESS PEOPLE, AND ONE DEVASTATINGLY ATTRACTIVE BUSNINJA. AND IT IS NEVER, EVER BORING. IF YOU DON'T THINK UTAH HAS A THRIVING BUS CULTURE, YOU'RE MISSING OUT . . .
So, the other evening commutergirl and I had a fun time watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I had never seen more than the first few minutes (up to the point where Roger misses his cue and sees tweeting birds, rather than stars), so I missed this line:
BOY ON BACK OF STREETCAR: Hey, mister! Ain'tcha got a car?
EDDIE VALIANT: Who needs a car in LA? We got the best public transportation system in the world!