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The 30 best submissions to People of the CTA

Published On 04/25/2014 Published On 04/25/2014
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Some people who ride the CTA are just the worst. But the folks that People of the CTA has long documented are something different altogether. Here’s a curated look at their 30 best submissions to date, a lineup of the most ludicrous Chicago transit trolls you’ll see -- or hopefully never see? -- including everything from Juggalos to superheroes to nudists (both intentional and unintentional).

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You definitely want to get off at the same stop as the guy with a keg caddy.

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Buy one garbage bag, get two free, only at Jos. A. Bank.

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Guy Trapped In The '90s sees all non-JNCO Jeans as skinny jeans.

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You weren't expecting such a well-read Juggalo, were you?? Sure, those are cannabis leaves on the cover, but still...

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All other mullets bow before the braided skullet.

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Hope she's calling in a penicillin prescription.

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If you’ve ever been embarrassed by having toilet paper on your shoe, just remember this woman.

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This kinda defeats the point of renting a Divvy in the first place.

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This man is having a dream that he owns a giant chinchilla sombrero. He's going to be very excited when he wakes up.

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Rat statue, Casio keyboard, giant pentagram panda: well, this all checks out.

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Other Guy Trapped In The '90s wants nothing to do with touchscreens. 

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“Hey Matilda, I’m coming back from Trader Joe's with some artisanal tofurky and fair trade pretzels.” 

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Bert is not going to be happy when he finds out Ernie relapsed again.

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He took the "Which Game of Thrones house are you?" quiz, and got "Put On Pants For Christ's Sake".

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If only he asked the guy sitting in front of him.

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You can buy groceries; you can't buy self-awareness.

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"Hey Seraphina, our vintage chinchilla hats are really gaining steam on Etsy."

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Other OTHER Guy Trapped In The '90s only knows how to get around by skitching.

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Brown hoodie kid is not impressed.

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That's a pretty judgmental look for someone who's spilling rabbit poop all over the bus.

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A naked "goddess" on the train sounds good in theory, until she starts yelling and slapping you.

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Soliciting, gambling, and nefarious blanket activities are prohibited on CTA vehicles.

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For all we know, this might be the actual actor who played the green Power Ranger. Let's get Tommy some work, you guys.

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Dave Grohl (!?).

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“I stopped using phones all together, I write a lot of letters by quill. This cast? Oh, it’s decorative.”

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We would make a joke about this man in the duster if it weren't for the dangerous-looking object sticking out of his pocket.

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You know what, YOLO Tattoo Man? Sometimes even once is too many times.

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You'll shoot your eye out, kid! Or more likely, you'll shoot the guy that your gun is directly aimed at.

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And finally: this is the bounty hunter who hunts Dog the Bounty Hunter.

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Sean Cooley is Thrillist's Chicago Editor, and had been that guy who warns others not to get on a poo train. Follow him @SeanCooley.

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