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(SFGate)   Man plays chicken with oncoming train, wins. Wait, what?   (sfgate.com) divider line 52
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2008-03-28 01:24:47 PM
cool.
 
2008-03-28 01:25:33 PM
Surprising that there's no "alcohol was believed to be involved" statement in there.
 
2008-03-28 01:25:38 PM
Oh goody. Another train thread.
 
2008-03-28 01:26:20 PM
That's one awesome hobo!
 
2008-03-28 01:27:06 PM
Train qaudfecta?
 
2008-03-28 01:27:11 PM
When asked for comment, the pedestrian said "HULK SMASH CHOO CHOO".
 
2008-03-28 01:27:28 PM
Mow that mother out!!

Just run him over already!! I am tired of train stories!!
 
2008-03-28 01:27:50 PM
The only reason the train stopped is because of the two huge brass balls that were also on the tracks. Those things could have derailed a blimp.
 
2008-03-28 01:28:21 PM
ElPresidenteMarc: Surprising that there's no "alcohol was believed to be involved" statement in there.

2:30 in the morn?

It's implied.
 
2008-03-28 01:28:28 PM
Train-spotting trifecta in play?

(ok, maybe not train-spotting, exactly, but whatever)
 
2008-03-28 01:28:32 PM
ElPresidenteMarc: Surprising that there's no "alcohol was believed to be involved" statement in there.

Meth is my guess
 
2008-03-28 01:29:44 PM
DaBishop: The only reason the train stopped is because of the two huge brass balls that were also on the tracks. Those things could have derailed a blimp.

I don't think it has anything to do with brass balls.

It would be better for business and average IQ if this guy was just smashed.
 
2008-03-28 01:30:04 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2008-03-28 01:30:56 PM
campuschapel.org

Approves, again and again.
 
2008-03-28 01:32:24 PM
GIS for 'trainwreck' Link (new window)
how did i not know this
 
2008-03-28 01:32:34 PM
For his next trick, he will attempt the same stunt with a French bullet train.
 
2008-03-28 01:33:03 PM
www.countrystarsonline.com

Approves
 
2008-03-28 01:33:07 PM
Accent: I don't think it has anything to do with brass balls.
It would be better for business and average IQ if this guy was just smashed.


Hey, I ain't saying he was close to completing his water powered engine design, but as the song goes, "If you're gonna be dumb, ya better be tough."
 
2008-03-28 01:33:20 PM
DaBishop: The only reason the train stopped is because of the two huge brass balls that were also on the tracks. Those things could have derailed a blimp.

Blimp?
 
2008-03-28 01:38:38 PM
Submitter tries to make funny headline, fails. Wait, what?
 
2008-03-28 01:38:46 PM
good ole el wasnt so lucky.
www.sleazeroxx.com
 
2008-03-28 01:40:14 PM
pierceive: DaBishop: The only reason the train stopped is because of the two huge brass balls that were also on the tracks. Those things could have derailed a blimp.

Blimp?


I wasn't aware that blimps ran on rails...
 
2008-03-28 01:40:43 PM
There is no train.
 
2008-03-28 01:41:03 PM
And to think this guy stands a good shot at getting NHL Rookie of the Year, too...
 
2008-03-28 01:48:05 PM
Wait... what?
Oh hahahaha, so funnee submittard!!
It's like, you are expecting a normal headline and then BAM! wait, what??
It's like highly concentrated hilarity!
 
2008-03-28 01:51:21 PM
Begoggle: Wait... what?
Oh hahahaha, so funnee submittard!!
It's like, you are expecting a normal headline and then BAM! wait, what??
It's like highly concentrated hilarity!


Looks like someone thought they submitted this with a better headline.

/not subby
 
2008-03-28 01:53:33 PM
Inbredpoet: I wasn't aware that blimps ran on rails...

You're correct.
 
2008-03-28 01:53:37 PM
Three legged dog: Looks like someone thought they submitted this with a better headline.

/not subby


I didn't, but the headline would be fine as:
"Man plays chicken with oncoming train, wins."

The cliche "Wait, what?" was never funny. It's just stupid.
 
2008-03-28 01:55:59 PM
Superman is a real jerk when he's drunk.
 
2008-03-28 02:00:52 PM
That's a really cool trick. It works every time, except once.

Methinks Darwin will eventually resolve this guy's problems.
 
2008-03-28 02:04:48 PM
I'm surprised the train was even able to stop. Must have been a light load. The loaded coal trains here, there's no way they could stop in time.
 
2008-03-28 02:07:03 PM
Begoggle: The cliche "Wait, what?" was never funny. It's just stupid.

Exactly.

wait, what?
 
2008-03-28 02:10:36 PM
Come on you guys, stop railing about DaBishop's blimp joke.
 
2008-03-28 02:11:42 PM
Two threads referencing Cowboy Troy in one day? Unpossible!
 
2008-03-28 02:24:02 PM
They should have just ran over him like they did in the old days. That kept more of them off the tracks, and improved the gene pool.
 
2008-03-28 02:24:49 PM
*sigh* ya make one stupid joke.....
 
2008-03-28 02:25:12 PM
Patrick Cain? Sure, nice try . . . Jesus
 
2008-03-28 02:29:22 PM
Begoggle: The cliche "Wait, what?" was never funny. It's just stupid.

I always picture the "wait, what?" headlines as being read by a reporter who is a cross between Will Ferrell from "Anchorman" and Tom Brokaw - being all serious, reading the teleprompter like a good little boy, then all of a sudden it dawns on him what he just read and he snaps out of character.

Makes it slightly funnier for me anyway.
 
2008-03-28 02:33:37 PM
For those that dont get it,

Derailing a blimp is impossible, therefore saying that someones balls could do it, is a statement of respect.

/sigh
 
2008-03-28 02:44:21 PM
Killroy69: ElPresidenteMarc: Surprising that there's no "alcohol was believed to be involved" statement in there.

2:30 in the morn?

It's implied.


I figured it kinda went unsaid that he was a crazy drunken hobo:

Cain told officers he lives at Northlands Rescue Mission in Grand Forks.

Sounds like a loony vagrant to me.
 
2008-03-28 02:45:58 PM
The Wait, what cliché works for me in this instance. Without it, I don't think I would have caught the "wins" part, and just assume it was yet another drunk going squish. Again.
 
2008-03-28 02:50:26 PM
thank you...

*sniffle*
 
2008-03-28 02:54:00 PM
Say "Wait, what?" one more time. I dare you. I double dare you!
 
2008-03-28 02:55:17 PM
img142.imageshack.us


/Approves
 
2008-03-28 03:07:58 PM
UH, subby, I think you missed the 'real' article on this page!

ATLANTA ROBOT HITS STREETS
Down-and-outers are targets of bar owner's 'Bum Bot'
 
2008-03-28 03:10:46 PM
img374.imageshack.us

Sorry. My pager was switched off at 2:30am.
 
2008-03-28 03:24:03 PM
PullmyHair: ElPresidenteMarc: Surprising that there's no "alcohol was believed to be involved" statement in there.

Meth is my guess


Or blotter. We stopped traffic on MLK in Austin after Eeyore's birthday back in the bad old days.
 
2008-03-28 03:24:16 PM
i252.photobucket.com

I had no idea he lived in North Dakota.
 
2008-03-28 04:07:05 PM
 
2008-03-28 04:40:53 PM
"Wait, What"
 
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