Saturday, May 22, 2010

Charlie Went Through the Dryer

Son #2 put his Charlie Card (the electronic card that lets you ride on Boston public transit) through the dryer.


Believe it or not, it still works.


Ricochet said...

Looks like Charlie is still stuck on the MTA!

NAL said...

The CharlieCard is named after the title character in the 1948 protest folk music song, "Charlie on the MTA". The song was written to protest a fare increase in the form of an extra five cent exit fare for longer rides and was later made popular by the Kingston Trio in 1959.

His wife could have put a nickel in that sandwich if she really wanted him back.

Blake Stacey said...

As long as the chip inside wasn't baked, warping the card wouldn't do much damage, I should think. An engineer I know once took the chip out and stuck it to the tip of his finger; then he went out and confounded tourists at the T station by opening the gates with a wave of his hand.

Paul C. Anagnostopoulos said...

Yeah, that whole sandwich thing was sad. Also, I bet Charlie could have sold the sandwich for a nickel.