If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gawker)   The NY Post, not one of the classiest papers, stoops to a new low, takes a picture of a man about to be killed by an oncoming train rather than help. Fark: Posts image on front page   (gawker.com) divider line 364
    More: Fail, New York Post, Infraction, Roosevelt Hospital, trains, Abbasi  
•       •       •

23209 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Dec 2012 at 1:36 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



364 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-12-05 12:05:19 AM  

Lollipop165: 'd be too terrified to touch the 3rd rail to walk over to those "safety" areas. And not too many of the platforms even have those.And by the way, I've asked a few people to guess which rail the "third rail" was and most of the time they had it wrong (it's hard to pick out if you don't know what you are looking for)


Really? They couldn't see it immediately? Tracks are generally if not always parallel at a fixed distance wide enough to hold a train and at the same level. That was the clue here.
 
2012-12-05 01:08:21 AM  

BigNumber12: saturn badger: jshine: From what I've seen (though not in NYC), subway platforms usually overhang a lot and have the 3rd-rail moved to the opposite side specifically so that if someone falls onto the tracks, he/she can roll under the platform and have enough clearance to avoid being hit by the train. If the guy had rolled under the platform rather than trying to crawl out right away, he might have lived -- though maybe not, I don't know how those platforms are designed.

BART has those and it looks like enough room to avoid the train. I assumed they were put there just for that purpose.

Yep, it's posted here and there on the line that those are "Areas of Refuge."


Never noticed the signs but I haven't fallen off or been pushed of the platform yet. Still time, I guess.
 
2012-12-05 01:49:30 AM  
skateparkoftampa.com

So is this no longer funny? Because I seem to remember quite a few giggles on Fark when this happened. And the guy taking the photos had to know that landing on hard stone from fifty feet in the air wearing only Spandex and a Toys-R-Us bike helmet was probably not going to end well.

/it didn't
 
2012-12-05 02:44:54 AM  
Ugh. I don't blame people for not helping the guy since the attacker was right there and they too, could be pushed (or stabbed or whatever), but really? What kind of soulless, disgusting, waste of oxygen do you have to be to take/publish pictures for your own self-gain of a man's death? They honestly should make a charge for such things, some sort of manslaughter for profiteering.
 
2012-12-05 03:43:40 AM  

Terrible Old Man: Ugh. I don't blame people for not helping the guy since the attacker was right there and they too, could be pushed (or stabbed or whatever), but really? What kind of soulless, disgusting, waste of oxygen do you have to be to take/publish pictures for your own self-gain of a man's death? They honestly should make a charge for such things, some sort of manslaughter for profiteering.


www.dga.org
Was that wrong? Should we not have done that? We're sorry, we're gonna have to plead ignorance on this thing, because if we had known that sort of thing was frowned upon...
 
2012-12-05 03:49:41 AM  

gweilo8888: walkerhound: Also, someone needs to look up the word "freelance."

And somebody else needs to look up whether freelance photographers are remunerated, or simply hand out their work from the goodness of their tiny, perfect little hearts.


The Times as well as the Post paid for bloody bystander-taken photos of the August mass shooting. The Times, iirc, gave the guy who took the aerial shot of Steve Ercolino bled-out on the sidewalk got $300. He gave it to charity - but the guy was not a photographer, just a guy with a smartphone and the right angle. The larger point is that whatever you may think of the Post or Murdoch is irrelevant. Any paper in town that got that photo would use it and give it heavy play. They would also seek out witness photos and be willing to pay for those. Obviously the two tabloids in town are more eager to run the gruesome photo, but the Times is hardly above the fray.
 
2012-12-05 03:58:53 AM  

Otto_E_Rodika: [skateparkoftampa.com image 349x450]

So is this no longer funny? Because I seem to remember quite a few giggles on Fark when this happened. And the guy taking the photos had to know that landing on hard stone from fifty feet in the air wearing only Spandex and a Toys-R-Us bike helmet was probably not going to end well.

/it didn't


How does a deranged psychopath grab an innocent bystander, dress him in spandex, force him onto a bicycle and shove him down a ramp and over the Great Wall of China?
 
2012-12-05 07:13:38 AM  
That's why we read newspapers... because they're "classy".

Right?
 
2012-12-05 10:03:02 AM  

walkerhound: Sorry if it's been asked already, but of the dozens of people standing around waiting for the train, why didn't anyone bother trying to help the guy off the tracks?

/oh right, this is NY - they probably just expected the government to help.


yup, just like this guy:
Link

and this guy:
Link
 
2012-12-05 11:04:10 AM  

mentula: yup, just like this guy:
Link

and this guy:
Link


And don't forget this woman who got all sorts of help: Link

And all these industrious NYers: Link, Link

You can't deny that what happened here is a complete act of cowardice for any who witnessed it.
 
2012-12-05 11:07:20 AM  
RexTalionis

... There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it....

... This is one of the NYT articles, although not the one I was thinking of - this one is about Attacks on Asians in San Francisco....


Tolerant liberals in NY and SF showing us how we can all just get along.
 
2012-12-05 12:01:59 PM  

Otto_E_Rodika: [skateparkoftampa.com image 349x450]

So is this no longer funny? Because I seem to remember quite a few giggles on Fark when this happened. And the guy taking the photos had to know that landing on hard stone from fifty feet in the air wearing only Spandex and a Toys-R-Us bike helmet was probably not going to end well.

/it didn't


Do you have some context around this photo that I don't see? Because there's no way to tell from looking how high the guy is, what he's trying to do, or what he's going to land on. Presumably he's trying to do a planned bicycle jump, so he's planning on landing on something soft, or on a landing ramp inclined landing area and a a curved runout. Because otherwise he was landing on nothing but a set of 30mm pneumatic tires to absorb the impact, and it never would have worked for him even if he had stayed on the bike.

// but yeah, if he decided to jump the great wall of china on that bicycle, in those clothes, with no provision for a soft landing, that picture isn't the first mistake he's made with his life.
 
2012-12-05 03:04:02 PM  
The point is an objection to the photographer, not whether or not the man in the photo can be saved. In the subway image, there is no way the photographer gets to the man in time to pull him up before the train gets to him. So his only question to ask himself is whether to not to shoot the man's last seconds on earth. He claims that he was firing off his flash to try and warn the subway driver. Maybe. Maybe not. But it is not like thousands of other photographers around the world haven't been faced with a similar situation, one where they realize they are a capturing the last moments of life of their subject. And they do so. The guy with the bike is another second with impacting the ground and game-over. To be upset about this image from the subway is hypocritical in the extreme.
 
2012-12-05 04:17:44 PM  

TommyymmoT: oakleym82: TommyymmoT: ...


Amtrak trains do not have diesel locomotives in the NE corridor, nor to they have shoes/paddles. They are powered by overhead catenary to which the train connects with the pantograph.

Admittedly I don't have any better advice that lay down between the rails, lay under the platform, or run your ass off.
=========

HUH?
[saveamtrak.com image 642x390]
Albany (Rennselaer) station, New York.
I take take that train quite a bit.

By "NE corridor", I assume you aren't including NYC, because there are no overhead power lines, and all trains operating in and out of NYC, are re ...


By Northeast Corridor I mean the Northeast Corridor, including NYC:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Corridor

Amtrak will run diesels under the wire into Washington D.C. where all the trains sit and wait for that locomotive to be switched to an electric one for the trip north on the NEC. Northeast Regional trains run on Diesel on the New Haven, CT and Springfield MA, and in Virginia like I said. All NEC rails are electrified overhead, even in the tunnels into Penn Station in NYC.

Some NJ Transit, Metro North, and CDOT trains run diesel under the wires on the NEC, and some LIRR trains do the same, and do switch to an electric shoe when entering Manhattan. But almost all Amtrak trains are electric on the NEC. Amtrak rolling stock does not have the flip-down paddle. If given some circumstances they can't switch to a locomotive with a pantograph they will get towed into Penn Station.

Source
Source

/so we're both right :)
 
Displayed 14 of 364 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report