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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 253
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2007-01-03 10:41:46 AM
Ironic a guy with such huge brass balls saves a kid whose last name is Hollowpeter.
 
2007-01-03 10:43:31 AM
Props to this old guy. As a kid my parents gave me a Playboy toque and Playboy ski goggles. Used to get a lot of comments.
 
2007-01-03 10:43:44 AM
2007-01-03 09:12:43 AMUpTheIrons

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.
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I have an Uncle who joined the army when he was 16. His father signed a paper saying it was OK. I don't know if they had special rules where you could join under 18 with your parent's permission or he lied on the paper saying my Uncle was really 18. This was around 40 or 50 years ago.

That could be a possibility.
 
2007-01-03 10:44:33 AM
neutronium: n. A term used in popular literature, referring to the superdense, supermassive material, composed mostly of neutrons, found at the core of a neutron star.

That is what this guys balls must be made from.

Hero!


/I know I'm a nerd
 
2007-01-03 10:44:34 AM
FTFA Autrey suffered minor injuries from the jump

I guess he missed his paratrooper class when they taugh him the tuck and roll technique.
 
2007-01-03 10:44:51 AM
Man I would buy this guy a drink, and two more for his giant bronze balls.
 
2007-01-03 10:49:43 AM
coyote1284

Dammit I came in hear to say the same thing.
 
2007-01-03 10:50:32 AM
IXI Jim IXI

Why would the hero tag shake a big hammer at the other tags? Is he threatening them? Kind of ironic the hero tag is threatening other tags with a hammer. Man what is this place coming to?
 
2007-01-03 10:52:11 AM
for ONCE, the "Hero" tag is used appropriately...
 
2007-01-03 10:53:32 AM
Chiggity Chza: Why would the hero tag shake a big hammer at the other tags? Is he threatening them? Kind of ironic the hero tag is threatening other tags with a hammer. Man what is this place coming to?

Well, at least it's not threatening the other tags with a subway...
 
2007-01-03 10:53:47 AM
Chiggity Chza: I guess he missed his paratrooper class when they taugh him the tuck and roll technique.

On train tracks?!!?!?

/funny though if you were snarky
 
2007-01-03 10:56:03 AM
I mean, I really do not see to many abuses of the Hero tag like the news flash or ironic tags. I mean except of the ironic use of the hero tag, other than that I don't see how it couldn't be used appropriately.
 
2007-01-03 10:58:39 AM
So a retarded liberal can chime in about how it's always got to be about war...

2007-01-03 09:10:15 AM HotWingConspiracy


Why is it significant that he is a war vet?
 
2007-01-03 11:00:04 AM
IXI Jim IXI

Well, at least it's not threatening the other tags with a subway...

That makes me want a Jared Tag.

PC LOAD LETTER
On train tracks?!!?!?

Sure you never know where you might land, best to be prepared for all terrains. ATV, All Terrain Veteran. Try the veal parmigana
 
2007-01-03 11:02:20 AM
Chiggity Chza: That makes me want a Jared Tag.

Let's throw a sandwich on the tracks and see if Jared saves it...
 
2007-01-03 11:02:48 AM
Sgian Dubh
They wouldn't all fit under the train. Duh.

Now that wouldve been interesting, if more than one person had lept to the rescue and they'd all been crushed as a result. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

/after the train hit them, it might be broth, or at least stew
//I am a very bad man
///this guy has balls of solid titanium
 
2007-01-03 11:03:06 AM
I enjoyed the HL and would like to subscribe to submitter's newsletter...

/If only because it is still "early" for me and I can't get the image of a bunch of tags standing around while the hero tag...well...shakes his peener...
 
2007-01-03 11:05:15 AM
Aardvark Inc.

FSM help me, I lol'd.

Aisle seat please.
 
2007-01-03 11:05:44 AM
seek3r: /after the train hit them, it might be broth, or at least stew
I'm thinking more like ground beef...

//I am a very bad man
Yes, you are, and we have the court records to prove it.

///this guy has balls of solid titanium
So I guess that "clang! clang! clang!" as the train went over him wasn't the bell...
 
2007-01-03 11:07:00 AM
IXI Jim IXI

Let's throw a sandwich on the tracks and see if Jared saves it...

Bahaha, damn that was funny.

/Got nothing
 
2007-01-03 11:08:24 AM
Hollowpeter?

I hope no one in his immediate family is named Richard....
 
2007-01-03 11:08:34 AM
IXI Jim IXI
I'm thinking more like ground beef...
You're forgetting about the standard mix of water and some garbage running down the middle of most subway tracks :-P
 
2007-01-03 11:09:13 AM
IXI Jim IXI
I'm thinking more like ground beef...
You're forgetting about the standard mix of water and some garbage running down the middle of most subway tracks (though it may have been on an el, in which case the parts wouldve rained down on pedestrians/drivers (eww) :-P
 
2007-01-03 11:09:42 AM
Requires Flash player:

Interview with guy.
 
2007-01-03 11:10:14 AM
gah, double post, thought I hit esc early enough. Mods, can you delete the first of those please?

/sorry :-(
 
2007-01-03 11:10:29 AM
seek3r: You're forgetting about the standard mix of water and some garbage running down the middle of most subway tracks (though it may have been on an el, in which case the parts wouldve rained down on pedestrians/drivers (eww) :-P

Well...I guess it probably would have been more like a sloppy joe, then. :D
 
2007-01-03 11:11:58 AM
IXI Jim IXI
Well...I guess it probably would have been more like a sloppy joe, then. :D

"Noooo... not my Manwich!"
 
2007-01-03 11:22:27 AM
I'd first need to consult the technical manual for that specific subway line to be sure I'd have enough room for TWO prone bodies to pass safely beneath the cars.

Else it might actually be safer to allow the single body to pass beneath as I'd be pretty sure there was enough room for that alone.

/pragmatic Czech
 
2007-01-03 11:23:10 AM
content.answers.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2007-01-03 11:23:38 AM
BrotherTheodore: Else it might actually be safer to allow the single body to pass beneath as I'd be pretty sure there was enough room for that alone.

While he's twitching, probably not so much safer...
 
2007-01-03 11:28:37 AM
"Autrey, who was waiting on the train platform with his two daughters, jumped onto the southbound subway tracks where Hollowpeter had fallen."

I'll stick with pointing and laughing - maybe you don't get called a hero and get your name in the paper, but it has it's own rewards...
 
2007-01-03 11:29:12 AM
You'd think it would be easy to add sensors that could detect human sized objects on the tracks near the platforms.
 
2007-01-03 11:29:12 AM
GooberMcFly

I hear the kid was pretty shook up over the matter.

I LOL'd at that.
 
2007-01-03 11:30:36 AM
This guy's a hero, no doubt, and I have no intention of belittling his deeds. What I am a bit pissed at is that people do this kind of hero shiat every day in places of mass violence like Iraq, Darfur, etc, and you never hear about it because of how common place it is and people make stupid comments about how humanity sucks.

People who say humanity sucks, or that they have no faith in humanity are the ones who suck and are in general retarded. We might be selfish by nature, but we all have a certain amount of empathy for our fellow man. Things like this are just proof for the retards that need it.
 
2007-01-03 11:30:42 AM
Chiggity Chza: Hey Jim, the pizza is only for vets and tags with enormous penners..?

Cool...

Make it snappy, I'm getting hungry.
 
2007-01-03 11:37:10 AM
vodka: You'd think it would be easy to add sensors that could detect human sized objects on the tracks near the platforms.

Great...it'd get triggered by every rat in the city ;)
 
2007-01-03 11:37:34 AM
nstoppiello: What I am a bit pissed at is that people do this kind of hero shiat every day in places of mass violence like Iraq, Darfur, etc, and you never hear about it because of how common place it is and people make stupid comments about how humanity sucks.

I didn't know they had subways in Iraq and Darfur...

/Huh...I learn something new everyday...
 
2007-01-03 11:42:15 AM
BrotherTheodore

I'd first need to consult the technical manual for that specific subway line to be sure I'd have enough room for TWO prone bodies to pass safely beneath the cars.


You'd also need to factor in one of the those prones bodies sporting a height increasing erection. Come on - this story has attempted rape written all over it!
 
2007-01-03 11:42:52 AM
The Onanist: I didn't know they had subways in Iraq and Darfur...

I guess people jump down to hold people safely on the ground as those schools we're building pass just overhead...
 
2007-01-03 11:43:27 AM
binnster: You'd also need to factor in one of the those prones bodies sporting a height increasing erection. Come on - this story has attempted rape written all over it!


LMFAO! Probably sounded like when you put a baseball card in the spokes of your bike...
 
2007-01-03 11:46:19 AM
From TFA: He fell off the platform onto the the subway tracks a few metres below.

What kind of a platform is that? I can understand two or even three feet but a few metres??
 
2007-01-03 11:47:41 AM
From TFA:
He fell off the platform onto the the subway tracks a few metres below.

A few METRES? Just how big are the subways in NYC?
 
2007-01-03 11:56:14 AM
JonnyG- "What does being a war vet have to do with this? War vets are just normal people."

Yes, normal people that are veterans of warm; volunteered service in an armed military conflict.
Sounds pretty "normal" of American society to me.

Allbeit, you might think slighting an act of bravery may help you live with the sand in your gina. But not the combination of a vet doing a civil heroic act. Respect your elders.
 
2007-01-03 11:58:04 AM
IXI Jim IXI: I guess people jump down to hold people safely on the ground as those schools we're building pass just overhead...

Ah...very good.

/Made me LOL...
 
2007-01-03 11:58:34 AM
Solid.
Adamantium.
Balls.


2007-01-03 09:10:15 AMHotWingConspiracy

Why is it significant that he is a war vet?

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I don't know, why do you bring it up?

/i'm holding out for a hero
//look, there's one now!
 
2007-01-03 12:00:50 PM
ManicMechanic: Someone needs to give this guy and his family a trip to Disney World. Not as a reward, but as a thank you.

Sounds more like a punishment to me...
 
2007-01-03 12:05:23 PM
Gets in the 'gonna buy this guy a beer' line.
The Paris Peace Accords with DRV was signed in early '73. He might have been there then.
 
2007-01-03 12:17:57 PM
Key indicator to me was the tag Vietnam Vet, all those guys are heros in my book, every last freakin one of them. Have lost track of how many Vietnam soldiers have come up to me anywhere & shaken my hand & offered a sincere thanks Lt. or bought me a beer in the O club. It's like all these guys know instinctively what it's like to be serving in an unpopular war & know what you are going thru. Yep, this guy did an awesome job but the real deal is every other Vietnam Vet would have done xactly the same thing to save this kid. Not that the Gulf Vets or Korean or WWII aren't of the same high honable stuff but there is something special to me about all the guys that served in Vietnam.
 
2007-01-03 12:30:22 PM
Chiggity Chza:WTF is a god damn peener???

It's what's in between peen and peenest.

-- be seeing you
 
2007-01-03 12:34:01 PM
BackAssward

ManicMechanic: Someone needs to give this guy and his family a trip to Disney World. Not as a reward, but as a thank you.

Sounds more like a punishment to me...


Agreed - let's get him on a plane to Thailand as a reward - send his wife and kids to Disney World ;) - why does ManicMechanic hate heroes?
 
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