Slow Manhattan Bus Emasculated by Comedian

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The M42 bus has won the Pokey — the Straphangers Campaign's award for the slowest bus in the city — for two years running. Last year, it was clocked traveling its route at a blazing 3.6 miles per hour. So demonstrating that the M42 does not travel rapidly, as comedian Mark Malkoff has done, is not exactly eye-opening. Malkoff's achievement, though, is finding the most emasculating way possible to highlight the bus's slothlike pace: beating it in a race on a tiny tricycle.

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