If one ever wondered if there was a rhyme or reason to where those WET PAINT signs show up on subway pillars, the Daily News gives some idea. The paper learned that the MTA made sure to paint the pillars at three major station hubs right before politicians used them as locations for press conferences.

"I gotta figure a way to get the governor to my station in Brooklyn," quipped Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign, a rider advocacy group. "It needs an overhaul."

Other riders were not as good-humored about the coincidence of station overhauls and the appearance of politicians, wishing that they'd keep stations clean all the time or just save the money on paint and not raise fares.

(AINT WET, by Triborough at flickr)