Now, I may just be an unenlightened country bumpkin, but I saw the coolest thing in the subway yesterday. Between Harvard and Central Sq. T stops on the red line, there are a series of posters on the wall that become an animated Royal Caribbean ad if the train is moving fast enough. To see it, you want to sit on the side the doors open at Harvard Sq.
I was so shocked by what I saw, I spent most of the time trying to figure out exactly what it was that I was looking at; at first I thought it was a train going in the other direction! I guess its sort of sad that advertising is creeping in to the subway tunnels themselves, but it is a cool thing to look at!
Update 9/20/2004: I did a little research on this ad, and this is a first for the area (obviously). Apparently its 400 images over 1000 feet of track. I bet they have to find stretches of track where the trains are usually going the right speed; not always an easy thing to do with the MBTA. Also, this article kindly tells us that Royal Caribbean is launching a new ship out of Boston, which is perfect for Laura and I since we don't take kindly to flying to far off ports.