The 30 best submissions to People of the CTA

People of the CTA

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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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA
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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People of the CTA
All other mullets bow before the braided skullet.
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People of the CTA

Hope she's calling in a penicillin prescription.

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People of the CTA
If you’ve ever been embarrassed by having toilet paper on your shoe, just remember this woman.
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People of the CTA
Internet, schminternet.
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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA
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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People of the CTA
Rat statue, Casio keyboard, giant pentagram panda: well, this all checks out.
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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA
Bert is not going to be happy when he finds out Ernie relapsed again.
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People of the CTA
He took the "Which Game of Thrones house are you?" quiz, and got "Put On Pants For Christ's Sake".
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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA
"Hey Seraphina, our vintage chinchilla hats are really gaining steam on Etsy."
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People of the CTA
Other OTHER Guy Trapped In The '90s only knows how to get around by skitching.
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People of the CTA

Brown hoodie kid is not impressed.

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People of the CTA
That's a pretty judgmental look for someone who's spilling rabbit poop all over the bus.
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People of the CTA
A naked "goddess" on the train sounds good in theory, until she starts yelling and slapping you.
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People of the CTA

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

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People of the CTA

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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People of the CTA

Dave Grohl (!?).

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People of the CTA

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

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

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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People of the CTA

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

Find more People of the CTA on their website and Facebook.

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.