Twitter dresses up a dead shark on the NYC subway

The collective weariness and aggravation of New York City's workforce appeared on the Queens-bound N train Wednesday morning.

 

Cooper Fleishman

Internet Culture

Published Aug 7, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 9:42 am CDT

Like a Woody Allen line in the flesh, the collective weariness and aggravation of New York City’s workforce appeared on the Queens-bound N train in the form of a tiny dead shark early Wednesday morning.

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Man, if you like photos of dead animals, you’re going to love Twitter today.

— Philip Bump (@pbump) August 7, 2013

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Photo via Gothamist

Naturally, MTA riders did what anyone in their right mind would: give it little props and pose with it.

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Photo via Gothamist

Clowning Around With The Dead Shark On The Subway, via @Gothamist http://t.co/bfCGLsazx7 pic.twitter.com/q7cDrRF0uU

— Daily Intelligencer (@intelligencer) August 7, 2013

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Photoshop-drunk lunatics on a site called Twitter dot com began adding to it:

NOW the train shark is me, IRL RT @HeyVeronica Wow looks like the train shark loves #brands and @OREOS! pic.twitter.com/6MeU3y3aIS

— Annalise Domenighini (@bananalise) August 7, 2013

New Warby Parker ad pic.twitter.com/ShWDO07vy3

— Veronica de Souza (@HeyVeronica) August 7, 2013

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@bananalise @HeyVeronica @OREOS #DotsGame pic.twitter.com/C6dzyrGs2K

— Dianna McDougall (@DiannaMcD) August 7, 2013

@DiannaMcD @HeyVeronica @bananalise @DennysDiner pic.twitter.com/sW8quEV1uq

— Amber Gordon (@missambear) August 7, 2013

I wanted to see what it’d look like after 10 years of heavy drinking, which is about par for the course when your living costs consume 60 percent of your income.

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This is what the N train shark will look like in 10 years pic.twitter.com/WTcdxEUXQx

— Cooper Fleishman (@_Cooper) August 7, 2013

Let’s hope it got out of there OK.

sure hope that shark managed to get where he was going http://t.co/uzOitZKw9o

— darth wackadoodle™ (@darth) August 7, 2013

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Update: A Gothamist tipster reveals the shark’s origin story. Is it the same animal? It looks smaller on the train, but who knows.

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2013, 1:10 pm CDT