Pranksters post silly #MuniFacts posters on buses

Silly signs like "Lizardpeople must pay full fare" have been popping up on Muni buses across San Francisco in recent days. (Courtesy photo)

Silly signs like "Lizardpeople must pay full fare" have been popping up on Muni buses across San Francisco in recent days. (Courtesy photo)

“Lizardpeople Must Pay Full Fare” and “No Touching” aren’t actually Muni rules, but some merry pranksters are spreading signs saying exactly that on Muni buses across town.

The posters bear the logo of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which runs Muni, and the social media hashtag #MuniFacts. In social media photos, they can be seen placed in a poster frame that rests behind the driver on a Muni bus.

It’s unknown who is spread these posters on Muni buses, but the “lizardpeople” poster was covered by Muni Diaries recently, and a cursory read of social media shows a few more of the fake posters.

There is a MuniFacts Instagram account, but so far the user has not responded to requests for comment.

Some more recent #MuniFacts: “Fares May Be Paid By Cash, Clipper, or Magic Beans,” “No Touching,” “The Wheels on This Bus Do, In Fact, Go Round And Round (And Round And Round),” and because this is San Francisco, “This is a Gluten-Free Bus.”

The San Francisco Examiner asked SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose if the #MuniFacts sign “Cheeseburgers and Liquor Available Upon Request” was indeed accurate.

Rose responded, tongue-in-cheek, “Sorry, we follow a strict ‘we fly,’ ‘you buy’ policy.”

Darn. It was worth a shot.

Some #MuniFacts seen around town:

Finally, somewhere to spend my magic beans. ? #munifacts

A photo posted by Colleen Iris (@cleenrs) on Nov 24, 2016 at 11:23pm PST

Munipublic transitTransit

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces charges against former SFPD Officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill at a press conference outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
DA Boudin charges fired SFPD officer with manslaughter over fatal shooting

Ex-Officer Christopher Samayoa to face criminal charges in killing of Keita O’Neil

The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Construction on Twin Peaks Tunnel to begin November 30

Area around Castro Muni Station will see greatest impacts including lane closures on Market Street

(Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Newsom calls latest surge of COVID-19 cases ‘unprecendented’

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California’s latest surge of COVID-19… Continue reading

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

By Alex Wigglesworth Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County public health officials… Continue reading

Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy photo)
SFUSD offers first look at planned Mission Bay elementary school

San Francisco school officials this month unveiled the design of a planned… Continue reading

Most Read