Web find of the day: this amazing collection, from Japanese-pop-culture blog Pink Tentacle, of vintage (1976-1982) Japanese subway-courtesy posters. There are a ton of gems here, exhorting riders to behave decently in the most hilarious ways possible, from sumo-wrestling metaphors to the glaring face of Hitler. But my favorite has to be this one:
Pink Tentacle explains:
This October 1976 poster of a drinking Santa is addressed to the drunks on the train. The text, loosely translated, reads: "I look like Santa because you've had too much to drink. It's only October. If you drink, be considerate of the other passengers."