What’s Worse Than a Subway Car Full of Loud Kids? A Subway Car Full of Loud Kids Playing Recorders

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This video from a Manhattan-bound N train packed with children and plastic, high-pitched instruments from yesterday morning — as if 9 a.m. under those lights isn't bad enough already — is only about a minute long, but Gothamist reports the torture lasted for a full 40. Not one second of it could be described as musical, or cute, or humane. It's the sound of New York City's relentless chaos and oppression from all sides, and our witness's inability to get up and switch cars is a resignation we've all felt and confused for grit.