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(CBS Boston)   Woman's attempt to ride a Boston subway station escalator on her motorized scooter fails miserably. Incredibly, she was able to get up and walk away just fine. (With surveillance video goodness)   (boston.cbslocal.com) divider line 211
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2012-07-17 02:49:41 PM  
What a rascal she is!!!! Notice how all the other witnesses just hoveround?
 
2012-07-17 02:58:22 PM  
On the one hand, that made me laugh my ass off.

On the other hand, that's my station, and it's the second longest escalator in the country, and the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....
 
2012-07-17 02:58:26 PM  

markie_farkie: What a rascal she is!!!! Notice how all the other witnesses just hoveround?


You should have written this headline.

/not subby.
 
2012-07-17 03:10:41 PM  
Gravity, how does it work?
 
2012-07-17 03:17:38 PM  
How could she possibly have thought that would work?
 
2012-07-17 03:19:20 PM  

FloydA: How could she possibly have thought that would work?


Because Jesus. That's how!
 
2012-07-17 03:28:13 PM  

what_now: On the one hand, that made me laugh my ass off.

On the other hand, that's my station, and it's the second longest escalator in the country, and the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....


I can't see the video, so which station is it? Porter Square? If so, I'm really, really not surprised.

There was also that video from Alewife a few years back of the guy who tried to ride the handrail and went over the edge backwards...
 
2012-07-17 03:30:41 PM  

FloydA: How could she possibly have thought that would work?


She's from Massachusetts and probably figured they outlawed gravity because it can hurt people.
 
2012-07-17 03:39:37 PM  
Watching that I had the old Eddie Murphy bit about his Aunt Bunny falling down the stairs running in my head.

Oh lord help me oh Jesus Jesus Lord help my oh lord Jesus Jesus Jesus

/my shoe!
 
2012-07-17 03:42:55 PM  
That wasn't a scooter. Its a full fledged electric wheelchair. That would indicate a "real" medical problem. To be fair the problem may not be an inability to walk but may be related to endurance, fainting or the like. But she is box of rocks stupid, that's for sure. Spun her like a top.

I recently had surgery that temporally affected my endurance and ability to walk. I used a scooter for about a month and may need to occasionally use one in the future (I rented). I'm not fat. Not everyone on a scooter is a faker.
 
2012-07-17 04:15:14 PM  

Rincewind53: what_now: On the one hand, that made me laugh my ass off.

On the other hand, that's my station, and it's the second longest escalator in the country, and the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....

I can't see the video, so which station is it? Porter Square? If so, I'm really, really not surprised.

There was also that video from Alewife a few years back of the guy who tried to ride the handrail and went over the edge backwards...


Yes, Porter Sq
 
2012-07-17 04:17:29 PM  
Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!
 
2012-07-17 04:17:50 PM  

what_now: Rincewind53: what_now: On the one hand, that made me laugh my ass off.

On the other hand, that's my station, and it's the second longest escalator in the country, and the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....

I can't see the video, so which station is it? Porter Square? If so, I'm really, really not surprised.

There was also that video from Alewife a few years back of the guy who tried to ride the handrail and went over the edge backwards...

Yes, Porter Sq


Does the sign up top on the commuter rail stop still sorta say "oomuter rail?" Because I... uh, that was me. Like six years ago.
 
2012-07-17 05:26:11 PM  
www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-07-17 05:39:57 PM  
That was funny. I completely lost it when the guy hits the emergency stop once she's HALFWAY up.

blog.onemorelevel.com
 
2012-07-17 05:46:50 PM  
She's cured!
 
2012-07-17 06:03:13 PM  

Ed Finnerty: That was funny. I completely lost it when the guy hits the emergency stop once she's HALFWAY up.

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Only about a tenth of the way up, actually. That escalator rises somewhere between 80 and 100 feet. The video doesn't show it, but that's a very long escalator.
 
2012-07-17 06:36:15 PM  
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2012-07-17 06:37:11 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: img703.imageshack.us


You bastard! Well played.
 
2012-07-17 06:53:34 PM  

FloydA: Only about a tenth of the way up, actually. That escalator rises somewhere between 80 and 100 feet. The video doesn't show it, but that's a very long escalator.


I had no idea - I thought it was a shorter one. I'll just laugh at her flailing legs then.
 
2012-07-17 07:27:44 PM  

Ed Finnerty: FloydA: Only about a tenth of the way up, actually. That escalator rises somewhere between 80 and 100 feet. The video doesn't show it, but that's a very long escalator.

I had no idea - I thought it was a shorter one. I'll just laugh at her flailing legs then.


Still seems like they had her balanced at that point. If I was her I would have just said to roll with it (no pun intended), but I guess it gets risky if that hold doesn't work out once you're almost to the top.
 
2012-07-17 07:42:04 PM  

serial_crusher: Still seems like they had her balanced at that point. If I was her I would have just said to roll with it (no pun intended), but I guess it gets risky if that hold doesn't work out once you're almost to the top.


If she had a roll cage with bells she could make a killing as a street/escalator performer.
 
2012-07-17 08:42:02 PM  

Vodka Zombie: FloydA: How could she possibly have thought that would work?

Because Jesus. That's how!


If I'm not mistaken, she made the sign of the cross before rolling onto the escalator... That or a preemptive "oh snap!"...
 
2012-07-17 08:57:15 PM  
Too bad she didn't die. We need less stupid.
 
2012-07-17 08:57:35 PM  
"So, humans lie willfully."

"Next?"

"Grummage rummaged through the console of his SUV searching for a light, his fortune for a light..."

;)
 
2012-07-17 08:58:48 PM  

LemSkroob: Too bad she didn't die. We need less stupid.


Wrong.

We need less need.

And less of your anger too, please.

Peace.
 
2012-07-17 08:59:17 PM  

DrySocket: Watching that I had the old Eddie Murphy bit about his Aunt Bunny falling down the stairs running in my head.

Oh lord help me oh Jesus Jesus Lord help my oh lord Jesus Jesus Jesus

/my shoe!


THIS!

WIN!

//*wahhhh* she's got a moustache!
 
2012-07-17 08:59:57 PM  
i10.glitter-graphics.org
 
2012-07-17 09:00:32 PM  

FloydA: How could she possibly have thought that would work?


She probably saw all those wheelchair escalator videos on youtube.

You think I'm joking but I'm not.
 
2012-07-17 09:01:36 PM  
Sorry, but I can't stop laughing at the beginning of that. Good thing she thought "safety first" and used the handrail.
 
2012-07-17 09:02:12 PM  

LemSkroob: Too bad she didn't die. We need less stupid.


1/10

//you feel free to go and jump off a cliff. Get the ball rolling on that idea.
 
2012-07-17 09:02:22 PM  

smells_like_meat: That wasn't a scooter. Its a full fledged electric wheelchair. That would indicate a "real" medical problem. To be fair the problem may not be an inability to walk but may be related to endurance, fainting or the like. But she is box of rocks stupid, that's for sure. Spun her like a top.

I recently had surgery that temporally affected my endurance and ability to walk. I used a scooter for about a month and may need to occasionally use one in the future (I rented). I'm not fat. Not everyone on a scooter is a faker.


But the fakers make people look down on you guys with actual problems. Come, deride the fakers with us. Let the darkness rise, and the hatred flow through your veins.
 
2012-07-17 09:02:54 PM  
s.aolcdn.com
 
2012-07-17 09:03:17 PM  

LemSkroob: Too bad she didn't die. We need less stupid.


Looks like she's too old for a Darwin Award.
 
2012-07-17 09:05:00 PM  
It's hard enough doing this with a lightweight manual chair (you have to have enough arm strength and endurance to hold both yourself and the chair in position until you get to the end, fighting gravity the entire time) - I suspect it's nearly impossible in a power chair.
 
2012-07-17 09:06:11 PM  

Ed Finnerty: That was funny. I completely lost it when the guy hits the emergency stop once she's HALFWAY up.

[blog.onemorelevel.com image 440x440]


It looked like he hit it before and the piece of crap took that long to actually stop.
 
2012-07-17 09:06:28 PM  
gah! file too big to post as is.
Link
 
2012-07-17 09:06:50 PM  
assets.flavorwire.com
 
2012-07-17 09:07:57 PM  

what_now: On the one hand, that made me laugh my ass off.

On the other hand, that's my station, and it's the second longest escalator in the country, and the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....


Ah, I made fun. I wasn't aware the elevator was out of service.
 
2012-07-17 09:08:04 PM  

Indubitably: LemSkroob: Too bad she didn't die. We need less stupid.

Wrong.

We need less need.

And less of your anger too, please.

Peace.


Less stupid and less anger might lead to less need. At least, I hope it would...
 
2012-07-17 09:08:16 PM  
At first I thought it was Bam Margera in drag...

/apparently not
 
2012-07-17 09:08:32 PM  
She needs a scooter for her brain, as well. It is obviously handicapped.
 
2012-07-17 09:08:52 PM  

FloydA: Ed Finnerty: That was funny. I completely lost it when the guy hits the emergency stop once she's HALFWAY up.

[blog.onemorelevel.com image 440x440]

Only about a tenth of the way up, actually. That escalator rises somewhere between 80 and 100 feet. The video doesn't show it, but that's a very long escalator.


That escalator (which looks like the Broadway Station) is nothing compared to the one at Porter Station on the Red Line. Now if she had almost made it to the top of the Porter escalator then started to fall down, two days later she still wouldn't have hit bottom.


bestthing.flyingpudding.com


The video was better when I imagined Yakkety Sax playing over it.

 
2012-07-17 09:08:55 PM  
Which TFette is this?
 
2012-07-17 09:09:21 PM  
Another opportunity for a "Yakety Sax" accompaniment lost.....
 
2012-07-17 09:10:18 PM  
She'll never run again.

/Sorry about that.
 
2012-07-17 09:11:57 PM  

what_now: the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....


So... I'm forced to withhold the dumbass comment. For now....
 
2012-07-17 09:12:12 PM  

skinink: FloydA: Ed Finnerty: That was funny. I completely lost it when the guy hits the emergency stop once she's HALFWAY up.

[blog.onemorelevel.com image 440x440]

Only about a tenth of the way up, actually. That escalator rises somewhere between 80 and 100 feet. The video doesn't show it, but that's a very long escalator.

That escalator (which looks like the Broadway Station) is nothing compared to the one at Porter Station on the Red Line. Now if she had almost made it to the top of the Porter escalator then started to fall down, two days later she still wouldn't have hit bottom.
[bestthing.flyingpudding.com image 800x600]
The video was better when I imagined Yakkety Sax playing over it.


I see you already beat me to it.
 
2012-07-17 09:12:52 PM  

kd1s: what_now: On the one hand, that made me laugh my ass off.

On the other hand, that's my station, and it's the second longest escalator in the country, and the elevator has been out of operation for 16 months now so....

Ah, I made fun. I wasn't aware the elevator was out of service.


Whether the elevator is out of service or not. That's a stupid as hell thing to do.
 
2012-07-17 09:12:52 PM  
The MBTA is installing more surveillance cameras throughout the system to help passengers and alert them to accidents like this one.


HAHAHA ......lard ass.
 
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