Saturday, May 10, 2008

All Aboard for a Stupid Idea

Guess what today is? It's the first ever National Train Day! How will you celebrate? Amtrak went to the trouble to create a micosite for us. I do like the Amtrak art. Bold and retro. Makes train travel seem exciting. I do hate the tag. Get your choo-choo on? Makes train travel seem gay.

They even have a poll you can participate in! Edgy. So 2.0. Hey, "Wheel of Fortune" got involved! That gives it an instant hip factor. Apparently Pat and Vanna talked about National Train Day on May 5th! Damnit! I missed it.

Fix the system, Amtrak! Quit with the gimmicks.

Previously in Amtrak Hatred
Amtrak SUCKS
Amtrak Keeps Sucking
I'm Almost Proud of Amtrak.

And read the comment a reader left about how Amtrak left her six year old daughter on the platform.

In the next administration, I want to be Transportation Secretary. My first act will be to fire the entire executive staff of Amtrak and import a bunch of German and Japanese train gurus. Then, to raise money to pay for the fixes they recommend, we will have a nationwide car-wash.

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  • is there any connection to national train day and this being asian heritage month? didn't a lot of chinese immigrants build a lot of railroads here? just wondering.

    By Blogger HighJive, at May 10, 2008 at 2:05 PM  

  • The German train system rocks. Or at least it did after I figured out there were non-smoking cars.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 10, 2008 at 9:55 PM  

  • Oh, the firings can start in NJ. Except for the ticket people. They put up with enough shit from people—they deserve a promotion.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at May 11, 2008 at 12:39 AM  

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