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Caption Contest: Time to Expand Car-Free Broadway [Updated]

1:06 PM EDT on September 3, 2009

times_square_inferno.jpgJust another day at 53rd and Seventh. Photo: Gawker.

Hey, here's some of that pulse-pounding New York City energy that a few people wish we still had in the middle of Times Square.

Instead of propelling a vehicle through midtown streets, the energy embedded in this taxi's tankful of gasoline has been converted into giant fireballs, molten metal, and a black cloud of vaporized God-knows-what. City Room reports that, thankfully, there were no injuries, and in fact, no one really batted an eye. ("This was routine," said the FDNY spokesman.) I guess we're just more accustomed to the sight of exploding taxis than people sitting outside on chairs, talking to each other. Gawker has another pic of the taxi after further combustion.

Captions?

Update: Here's some video, also via Gawker. I'm declaring the winner of the caption contest to be "curly" -- nice TerraPass reference.

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