I was just listening to the Beach Boys. Some of their biggest hits (“I Get Around”; “Little Deuce Coupe”; “Fun Fun Fun”) extol the virtues of cars and car culture. That makes me wonder if California’s public transport option would be any better (or less dysfunctional for that matter) if they had sung about the BART and MUNI. Take Rhonda from “Help Me Rhonda”. She could have retorted (and should have, considering how the song is begging her to be a rebound girl) “I don’t do fast cars. I prefer guys with Clipper Cards.” Seriously, imagine what could have been.