ALERT! : More info
Translink Buzzer Blog

Friday fun post: more 1937 trivia

If you like, skip to the end of this post to answer the second round of 1937 Buzzer trivia.

Last week’s post: ever forgotten to buy a FareCard at month’s end — then boarded transit without valid fare?

Last week’s fun post asked whether you had ever forgotten to buy your FareCard at the end of the month, then boarded transit without valid fare.

And with 146 votes counted, 53% said yes, they had forgotten to buy a FareCard and then boarded transit, and 47% said nope, they’d never done it.

Well done to the conscientious 47% who have never slipped up! Some of us have done it once and have never wanted to do it again—the comments were filled with these kinds of stories. Here’s Tsushima Masaki:

I usually avoid this by buying new FareCards on the 3rd week of every month. I have boarded transit without valid fare before, so now I keep my new FareCards in my wallet along with my current ones so I don’t forget it at home at the change of the month.

roundtop had a backup plan in mind:

I’ve forgotten it twice, the first time the driver was nice and recognised me. The second, well I learned me lesson, I keep a booklet of 10 faresavers in my bag, separate from my wallet. If I forget I just pull one out and use it until I get to a store. It also comes in handy if you are with friends and someone doesn’t have fare on them/a date.

And Mark said it was addfares that tripped him up.

The real problem I have with forgetting fares are addfares. I work mostly in Burnaby, so have a one zone pass to commute between home and work. However, I periodically go downtown with work, and usually just buy an addfare to bump it up to two zones as needed.

I say usually because my brain is often not working that early in the morning. So thinking “I have a pass, I can go on the train,” I hop right on at the station. Usually somwhere around Nanaimo, I will jolt up and realize I forgot to purchase the addfare.

The comes the decision, “Do I hop off and buy one, or hope I can make it downtown?” The answer usually depends on how early or late I am running. Luckily, I’ve never had my fare checked in those instances, but it still makes me feel like an idiot.

As always, check out all the stories and some really good advice in the previous fun post’s comments!

This week: more Buzzer trivia from 1937

A few weeks ago I challenged your trivia skills with 1937 Buzzer picture puzzles. Now, I’ve got a few more for you to solve!

Can you guess which Vancouver streets these picture puzzles are describing?

Can you guess which Vancouver streets these picture puzzles are describing?

Again, the answers to all these puzzles are street names in Vancouver. I Googled them too, and they all still exist.

PLUS, this week, if you get it right, I’ll mail you a set of Buzzer buttons, plus a terrible pocket-sized TransLink radio! It’s an ancient piece of branded merchandise, and we found a couple of new ones while cleaning up. Have at it!


  • By Nicholas, November 6, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

    First: Oh gosh I don’t know!

    Second: I’m guessing “Robson” ???

    Third: Wallace ?

  • By Donald, November 6, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

    First one Templeton :)
    Third one Wallace

    I’m not so sure that the second one is Robson, it just
    might be.

  • By Reva, November 6, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

    Templeton, Jackson, Wallace?

    a jack being another word for a sailor?

  • By daniel, November 6, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

    1)templeton 2)its robson for sure cuz hes a robber 3)wallace i think

  • By daniel, November 6, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

    oops srry for 2) he is a sailor

  • By daniel, November 6, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

    ok my last wack at it 1)templeton 2) robson as it is near georgia st which is near water leading to stanely park 3)and finally its for sure wallace st.

  • By ;-), November 6, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    I have to agree with Reva…. sailor… if you zoom in, I think there’s a union jack on the boat. The boat wouldn’t be there for a “robber”.

    Templeton, Jackson, Wallace

  • By Dave 2, November 6, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

    Yep, Reva got them first…

    One who does odd or heavy jobs; a laborer.
    One who works in a specified manual trade. Often used in combination: a lumberjack; a steeplejack.
    Jack A sailor; a tar.

  • By Dave 2, November 6, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

    PS, the Buzzer Blog has yet to “fall back”, I posted my reply at 10:26 PM, not 11:26PM

  • By ;-), November 7, 2009 @ 12:52 am

    Yes. Also the translink mobile site is running 8 minutes slow as well. Can you investigate that as well?

    For some frequent routes, you get the last 4 coming buses instead of the next 4 when it was running 15 minutes slow last Monday.

  • By CJ Stebbing, November 7, 2009 @ 1:39 am

    1. templeton
    2. Steveston or Jackson?
    3. wallace.

    lol…..i have to admit…i had to use google maps for this one…..this one stumped me. Congrats Jhen.

    although i wouldnt mind seeing one of those radios….lol

  • By Jim, November 7, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

    I think its: Templeton, Jackson, Wallace

  • By Ian S., November 9, 2009 @ 3:09 am

    1. Templeton

    2. Nelson

    3. Wallace

  • By Stefan, November 9, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    I was going to say:
    1. Templeton
    2. Stewardson
    3. Wallace

    But “Jackson” for #2 makes more sense.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, November 16, 2009 @ 9:46 am

    Fixed the daylight savings thing. Looks like you have to update this version of WordPress manually to make that time change happen! I always thought computers and systems like these were automatic about this sort of detail, but oh well.

Other Links to this Post

  1. Twitter Trackbacks for The Buzzer blog » Friday fun post: more 1937 trivia [] on — November 6, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

  2. The Buzzer blog » Friday fun post: does it bother you when people talk on cell phones on transit? — November 20, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

Please read our Participation Guidelines before you comment.