Whether or not it was a good decision won't be known for a few hours, but the entire MTA stopped service earlier today at noon for the first time in history due to Hurricane Irene. How does such a colossus display its utter capitulation to the storm gods? With cartoonishly sad-looking tape. We stopped by some of our neighborhood subway stations hoping to catch a glimpse of commuting chaos, but instead saw a sleeping giant. Mayor Bloomberg, your subjects are too obedient!