MONOCHROME MONDAY – New York City, Oct. 8, 2016

Small talk
is a cheese grater
scraping at my soul.

“Getting pretty cold out, huh?”
& more pieces are shaved off
& fall like snow that piles up in my gut
where a little boy dressed as the devil
maliciously makes snow angels,

giggling to himself the whole time,

thinking, “Thanks for all the snow days,
mother fuckers…”


New York-based artist Ben Rubin has turned his morning commute on NYC subway trains into an awesome art project. For his ongoing Subway Doodle series Rubin uses his iPad to photograph fellow travelers on the subway platforms and inside the cars. Then, still using his iPad, he enhances the photos by drawing all sorts of blue monsters and other fantastic creatures interacting with the people and locations in the photos.

“I started sketching on my iPad during my commute just to pass the time. One day I took a picture with my iPad on the train and drew over the picture,” he explained to Odyssey. “It was fun so I did another. And another. Then it just kind of continued from there.”

Follow Subway Doodle on Instagram or Facebook to keep up with Rubin’s latest surreal scene from the NY subway.

[via My Modern Met]

5-year-old William Everetz Jr. wanted to spend his allowance on kindness, so he saved his money for 5 months to buy lunch for the entire Winslow Township, NJ, police department. He treated them to Subway so they could ‘be healthy’, and they gave him a shirt and badges, made him an 'honorary officer,’ and drove him home in a police car with lights flashing and sirens blaring. Source Source 2