You won’t should trip public transit to work proper now, however when you’re one of many many staff who nonetheless commutes in New York Metropolis (or when you’re somebody like me who fantasizes about their previous commute), you’ll now have some new movie star voice expertise to maintain you firm in your bus or subway trip, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced Friday.
Regular transit bulletins can simply fade at the back of riders’ minds. They’re both too garbled to be understood otherwise you’ve heard them so many occasions that they don’t even register. However that may be totally different if, say, Whoopi Goldberg was the one reminding you to put on a masks on the bus.
At the very least that’s a theoretical good thing about the MTA’s new bulletins rolling out at the moment, created in partnership with director and Instagram star Nicolas Heller (@newyorknico). There are 25 “iconic New Yorkers” set to talk over the intercom on New York Metropolis transit, so if Whoopi isn’t your pace, Jerry Seinfeld is studying some bulletins, too, as are Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson from Broad Metropolis, Edie Falco from The Sopranos, rappers Cam’ron and Jadakiss, and somebody who’s been having a little bit of a second currently, Fran Lebowitz.
Getting celebrities to learn reminders to put on masks and social distance might not be one of the best use of the MTA’s sources or time, however in response to what Heller told the New York Post, “there was no finances for this.” So whether or not it’s a captivating commute distraction or but one more reason to place in your headphones, not less than Awkwafina reminding you to put on a masks didn’t price taxpayers something. In actual fact, the venture produced some actual gems:
Ey yo test it out it’s Harlem’s personal Killa Cam. Look—I don’t care when you from uptown, downtown, Harlem, Switzerland, wherever. I don’t care when you a hen or a duck. And you already know what? Covid don’t care both. Are you wearin’ a masks? Ya, nicely is it protecting your mouth and nostril? Then good, you’re doing nice. Bear in mind not solely wearin’ a masks is the regulation—it’s the fitting factor to do.