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(CBC)   Kid falls on subway tracks after suffering seizure. War vet jumps on top of him and pins him down while the train passes harmlessly above. Hero tag shakes its enormous peener at all other tags   (cbc.ca) divider line 252
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2007-01-03 07:56:24 AM  
That man is possessed of enormous brazen testes. Hero indeed, also quick thinking.
 
2007-01-03 07:57:58 AM  
There are men, and then there are men. ...and then there are men who risk their lives to save a Hollowpeter.
 
2007-01-03 07:58:28 AM  
I just heard about this on the news while driving to work. What this article doesn't mention is that the 51 year old guy had his two young children with him at the time. While the train was passing over the two of them he was yelling up to the kids that he was ok. On top of that, he actually got grazed by the train - the hat he was wearing has grease stains where the train brushed against him.
 
2007-01-03 07:59:29 AM  
It's not so impressive if you imagine the veteran as Sandra Bullock.
 
2007-01-03 08:05:42 AM  
this headline was decent, and no I did not submit it:

"Bad: Man suffers a seizure and falls onto the subway tracks. Cool: A complete stranger jumps on top of him and saves him as a train approaches. Unbeliveable: The victim still had his wallet when it was all over"
 
2007-01-03 08:06:07 AM  
I'll be interested in checking back in on this thread in a few hours to see what angles various posters find for being unimpressed and dismissive of this story. There will be, I'm sure, at least a few pointing out that it wasn't really that dangerous. I'm sure it will make for some entertaining late-day reading.
 
2007-01-03 08:15:14 AM  
Howard Stern is in awe.
 
2007-01-03 08:16:56 AM  
Autrey was on the news this morning, talking about what happened yesterday and how he came to the kid's rescue. His two young daughters were on the subway platform when he chose to risk his life to save Cameron's life. Every now and then, a story comes along like this one to temporarily restore my faith in humanity.
 
2007-01-03 08:17:00 AM  
I'm surprised this balls managed to fit under the train.
 
2007-01-03 08:17:38 AM  
*his balls
 
2007-01-03 08:17:39 AM  
I was gonna post how anybody would have done this in the same situation. How this man is not a hero, just a responsible citizen, but i was shamed out of it.

/I wasn't really gonna say that.
 
2007-01-03 08:36:55 AM  
www.national-sport.com
 
2007-01-03 08:37:57 AM  
This is what any citizen is EXPECTED to do, this man is no hero, he was merely performing his civic duty. The question is really, what about all the other citizens on the platform, why did they shirk their duty? Why do they Hate America?

/in awe of said hero.
 
2007-01-03 08:46:56 AM  
I would suggest that many men WOULD do this if they had the opportunity to mull it over in their mind. Time did not permit this.

This guy didn't stop to think about it. He jumped in and saved this boy, with little or no regard to his personal safety. That makes him an honest to goodness Hero.
 
2007-01-03 08:50:58 AM  
Pocket Ninja


I'll be interested in checking back in on this thread in a few hours to see what angles various posters find for being unimpressed and dismissive of this story.


Well, the man was a Vietnam veteran. This doesn't even begin to make up for all the babies he murdered at My Lai.

/one ticket please
//me texan said it best, apart from the typo
 
2007-01-03 08:51:33 AM  
Pocket Ninja: I'll be interested in checking back in on this thread in a few hours to see what angles various posters find for being unimpressed and dismissive of this story.

You know that the war vet is just an attention whore, right? I mean, does he have to point out his war service? How is that relevant to the story?
 
2007-01-03 08:59:27 AM  
Hey, not bad. Good reflexes on that 'un, and obviously a really good kinesthetic sense--I'd probably be worried about the train giving me a bit of free ass-reduction under those circumstances.

Nice to see there's folks who'll still do any job that comes up.
 
2007-01-03 09:00:35 AM  
Anyone could do that if they had super strength and were made of organic steel.
 
2007-01-03 09:07:37 AM  
muninsfire

Hey, not bad. Good reflexes on that 'un,


I guess getting shot at by men in black pajamas will learn you that.
 
2007-01-03 09:10:15 AM  
Why is it significant that he is a war vet?
 
2007-01-03 09:10:46 AM  
ChairmanKaga: I guess getting shot at by men in black pajamas will learn you that.

Either that, or teach you how to use bullet-time...

Or is that just guys in black suits?
 
2007-01-03 09:11:18 AM  
i think the 'hero' tag might be an understatement. we need a 'badass' tag.
 
2007-01-03 09:12:05 AM  
The guys name is "Hollowpeter" - why is that so damn funny to me??!!!
 
2007-01-03 09:12:14 AM  
Amazing story. Check out video of the guy who saved the kid:

http://wcbstv.com/video/?id­=­9­5­222[nospam-﹫-backwards]sb­c­w­*daypo­rt­*c­om
 
2007-01-03 09:12:43 AM  
If he is 51, he'd have been born in 1956. He'd have been military age in 1974-75. A bit late for 'Nam dontcha think?

Hero for saving the kid though.
 
2007-01-03 09:12:57 AM  
Your pseudonym fools noone...

www.adiumxtras.com
 
2007-01-03 09:13:05 AM  
You know what I'm thinkin' the whole time?

"No shiat!! I thought that was only in movies!"

As I watched said old farker jump on the tracks, I'd be starin' to see the smear.
 
2007-01-03 09:13:10 AM  
I submitted this with bigger testicles.
 
2007-01-03 09:14:00 AM  
Aughsum

And his Chuck Norris pants!
 
2007-01-03 09:14:53 AM  
me texan : I'm surprised his balls managed to fit under the train.

I LOL'd a little.
 
2007-01-03 09:16:38 AM  
BIG BAD BALLS! To do this with his kids there and in an instant w/o thinking about it. Someone needs to give this guy and his family a trip to Disney World. Not as a reward, but as a thank you.
 
2007-01-03 09:16:42 AM  
Confabulat

Howard Stern is in awe.

Who?
 
2007-01-03 09:16:46 AM  
UpTheIrons


If he is 51, he'd have been born in 1956. He'd have been military age in 1974-75. A bit late for 'Nam dontcha think?


Too late to be a US combat vet, but the war ended in April 75 with the fall of Saigon.
 
2007-01-03 09:16:49 AM  
I saw this guy on TV today, he actually said he did it because he didn't want his two kids (who were with him) watch someone get run over by a train. Nice, much better for you kids to watch their father get run over by a train.

This guy is an idiot. Yeah, he did a great thing and saved this guy, but at what cost? He could have left his kids orphans.
 
2007-01-03 09:17:24 AM  
It was just as exciting when the kids name was "Hollopeter" and he was 20 and the hero was 50.


Mmmm, chinese telephone(p)
 
2007-01-03 09:17:26 AM  
I pray I'm never forced to make that kind of decision....jump in front of a train, lay on top of a seizure wrecked teenager and hope the train clears me as it passes over.
 
2007-01-03 09:17:43 AM  
Pocket Ninja

"I'll be interested in checking back in on this thread in a few hours to see what angles various posters find for being unimpressed and dismissive of this story."

Only ONE train? They had it outnumbered. Definitely NOT impressed. Call me when he saves a guy from three trains.
 
2007-01-03 09:18:10 AM  
Wow. I'd like to think I'd do this, but all I'd be thinking about is my own two kids ... doubt I'd have the sack to do it, or that I'd react quick enough to get the job done. Im not surprised to hear he was a vet - that's what those guys are trained to do; that's why those folks are all heroes.
 
2007-01-03 09:18:24 AM  
I wasn't even aware you COULD fit under a subway train. I thought the electric rail would fry you before the train got you.
 
2007-01-03 09:18:59 AM  
how long till the kid sues the dude for sexual assault?.
 
2007-01-03 09:19:32 AM  
I don't know if this guy has a hole in his head or a hole in his heart but he certainly has a surplus of balls.
Kudos and well done!
 
2007-01-03 09:19:48 AM  
Seen hanging around train tracks:

www.michael-jackson.com.ar
 
2007-01-03 09:21:33 AM  
camelclub
I pray I'm never forced to make that kind of decision....jump in front of a train, lay on top of a seizure wrecked teenager and hope the train clears me as it passes over.


You gotta have faith.

/faith
//faith
///www.bandaancha.com.bo
 
2007-01-03 09:21:36 AM  
dkrel, congratulations, you're the first asshole of the thread (FAT)!
 
2007-01-03 09:21:43 AM  
dkrel: This guy is an idiot. Yeah, he did a great thing and saved this guy, but at what cost? He could have left his kids orphans.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaannnnd there is is...

Apparently you don't understand the concept of caring about another human being... Yes he took a risk, but he could be crossing a street and leave his kids orphans..What a sad and resentful life you must lead
 
2007-01-03 09:23:38 AM  
Everytime I prepare to officially give up on this country (US) someone performs a selfless act like this! Damn him! Now I must start over.

/not a pessimist
 
2007-01-03 09:24:44 AM  
1. A flashy LED Pen light
2. A basic knowledge of subway architecture
3. An epileptic
4. Profit!

I KID, I KID!
 
2007-01-03 09:25:08 AM  
panfried: The question is really, what about all the other citizens on the platform, why did they shirk their duty?

They wouldn't all fit under the train. Duh.
 
2007-01-03 09:25:10 AM  
And who do you think caused the whole thing?

horror.about.com
 
2007-01-03 09:25:59 AM  
I hear the kid was pretty shook up over the matter.
 
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