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The New Yorker understands your summer commute has been hell

You may have heard: The New York City subway system is in crisis. The situation is dire, and political sniping is killing any hopes of salvation. Oh, and it's hot as hell down there — not to mention the ongoing repairs happening at Penn Station that the man responsible for the subway literally said would lead to a "summer of hell" for commuters.

Cartoonist Bob Staake took the situation to its logical endpoint in his cover for The New Yorker this week:

Unfortunately, ladies and gentlemen, that H train is being held momentarily by the train's dispatcher. Thank you for your patience.