Friday Funny: The Most Famous MARTA Bus Ever Was in the Right Place at the Right Time
"Hundreds of people looked on in person as the Georgia Dome fell Monday," reports Becca J. Godwin. "But footage was heavily marred for one very unhappy cameraman when a MARTA bus rolled into view and hit the brakes."
Twitter user James Curgnale posted the footage, filmed by his friend Jason Rudge, on Monday.
— James Crugnale (@jamescrugnale) November 20, 2017
For those of us who are always happy to see a bus arrive, it's an awkward moment. Of course, there's the fact that the Georgia Dome was only in use for about 25 years, hosting a mere 1,400 events in that timeframe, to tilt our favor toward the bus. Only ten years ago, the state of Georgia spent $300 million to rehab the building—imagine how many more buses that money could have funded.
Since the initial news of the MARTA bus that ruined the shot of the imploding Georgia Dome broke, the video has taken on viral momentum and has even reached full meme status. It's hard to think of any other bus in the history of public transit that has achieved this kind of fame.
Today's Georgia Dome implosion isn't the first time the MARTA bus had terrible timing pic.twitter.com/pNSyY5fPQf
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 21, 2017
REALLY, MARTA?! pic.twitter.com/t2D6dXX9lc
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 21, 2017
There's even a frame that allows you to add the MARTA bus to your Facebook profile. (I already added it to my profile pic, and it has proven very popular among friends and family alike.)