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(New York Daily News)   Car crash claims lives of young couple who were on the way to the hospital for the birth of their first child, who was the only survivor. Lord Voldemort sought for questioning   (nydailynews.com) divider line 124
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2013-03-03 04:05:28 PM

Slaxl: No!

You don't get to include that picture in such a sad story. I can not be the only person currently struggling with the laughter and sadness.

No. Bad newspaper including that photo. It's not just the hat, I'm not going "haha, foreign cultures are funny and weird". His head... his neck, why is it doing that? It's like someone photoshopped it to bring his head 6 inches closer to her. She looks like she's been forced into the wedding. But the hat is funny...


Actually she looks like she's embarrassed by his hat, perhaps her side of the family was a little less orthodox?
 
2013-03-03 04:06:52 PM
Bad subby; Harry was already a year old when the Dark Lord struck. Get your lore straight.
 
2013-03-03 04:10:19 PM
It's sad and all but let's turn this into funny hat thread.

www.alfaris.net

www.fantasticalfootball.com

medform.net
 
2013-03-03 04:12:27 PM

belhade: Bad subby; Harry was already a year old when the Dark Lord struck. Get your lore straight.


I was going to go with "At least that's what Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia are going to tell him", but for some reason picked Voldemort instead.
 
2013-03-03 04:14:22 PM

Saberus Terras: Actually she looks like she's embarrassed by his hat, perhaps her side of the family was a little less orthodox?


She is wearing a tiarra. Makes her look like a........princess.
 
2013-03-03 04:15:47 PM

Lady Indica: Slaxl: No!

You don't get to include that picture in such a sad story. I can not be the only person currently struggling with the laughter and sadness.

No. Bad newspaper including that photo. It's not just the hat, I'm not going "haha, foreign cultures are funny and weird". His head... his neck, why is it doing that? It's like someone photoshopped it to bring his head 6 inches closer to her. She looks like she's been forced into the wedding. But the hat is funny...

They were orthodox she might have been forced into it. :(


Ok note to fark: They are not orthodox, they are ultra orthodox/charedi.

/very sad story
 
2013-03-03 04:16:26 PM
I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that hat.

/window seat please
 
2013-03-03 04:16:28 PM
Sad story :(

/Why does the image look so ridiculously pixilated on the website?
 
2013-03-03 04:18:06 PM
What the first responders might look like.

blog.zap2it.com
 
2013-03-03 04:18:59 PM

p51d007: Had this been a muslim couple, I doubt there would be a lot of pokes at how they were dressed, but, since it wasn't a Christian, Hindu, Buddha or Jew, it's full speed ahead with the anti-Jewish humor.


Are you joking? Have you read comments on fark before?
 
2013-03-03 04:20:44 PM

FARK rebel soldier: Glendale: There's also the "I'm in a cab, seatbelts aren't needed" mentality.

I'm guilty of this, and now that I think about it I don't have an explaination.


It's been a looong since I've been in a taxi, but I do remember cabs in NYC that didn't have seatbelts in some or all of the back seats. I hope they've changed that.
 
2013-03-03 04:21:03 PM
Star Trek TNG, and Harry Potter reference all in one day. This is why I love fark.
 
2013-03-03 04:23:09 PM
Very sad. Never seen a hat like that. Orthodox Jews have some funny traditions. I hope the baby doesn't get herpes.
 
2013-03-03 04:24:44 PM

Vectron: They didn't pray hard enough.


Hey now, don't be insensitive.

They were Jewish, not Catholic.
 
2013-03-03 04:26:53 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Also the "don't want my baby crushed by a seatbelt in case of accident" mentality. Really, folks, do you think that kid would have survived if it was belted?


Quite possibly, and may have had a mother besides (notice that the driver survived).
This "seatbelt crushing" idea is silly untrained armchair physics that only goes as deep as "but the seatbelt is squeezing her belly!" in its reasoning.  If the force of acceleration from being restrained by a seatbelt was greater than the force imparted by the pavement after being ejected from a car at high speed, seatbelts wouldn't be such an efficacious life-saving device.
 
2013-03-03 04:36:47 PM

eldie: Wear seat belts all the time when you're in the back seat!


Might make the drive-ins (do they still have those?) and Makeout Point a little challenging. There'll be less babies.
 
2013-03-03 04:49:30 PM
assets.nydailynews.com
Relatives of the couple will raise the miracle baby.
Yeah, miracle. Here's the picture of the rest of God's miraculous loving works.
 
2013-03-03 04:56:26 PM
An almost identical situation touched a coworker of mine. His niece and nephew-in-law died in a wreck. The infant was saved but died a few days later. This was two weeks after his grand-daughter was found murdered in her dorm room.

I cannot imagine having to cope with that level of grief. He seemed to be managing but ended up pushing his retirement up a little sooner. Who could blame him?

Fark, I hope this baby can survive.
 
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2013-03-03 05:05:12 PM

Lady Indica: supichoo: [www.nydailynews.com image 635x826]

WTF?

They're Orthodox Jews, they don't even drive, hence the car service.


You might be confusing them with the Amish.
 
2013-03-03 05:06:07 PM
The BMW driver, when they find him, is soooo screwed.

/not if, when
 
2013-03-03 05:10:20 PM

oldtaku: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x438]
Relatives of the couple will raise the miracle baby.
Yeah, miracle. Here's the picture of the rest of God's miraculous loving works.


Thanks God.  Dick.

Hope the baby finds atheism.
 
2013-03-03 05:15:25 PM
Well, at least there will only be one Bugaboo/Maclaren baby carriage on the M/F/B/D train between Macys (where mom spends the money while dad is on 47th street dealing diamonds) and Williamsburgh instead of the 16 they would have had otherwise.
 
2013-03-03 05:29:50 PM
It's good how an appalling tragedy can be rendered mildly amusing by referencing popular culture.

Oh wait, subby used the "sad" tag so it's not monstrously tasteless and infantile after all.
 
2013-03-03 05:31:36 PM

p51d007: Had this been a muslim couple, I doubt there would be a lot of pokes at how they were dressed, but, since it wasn't a Christian, Hindu, Buddha or Jew, it's full speed ahead with the anti-Jewish humor.


You've been here since 2005 so you've just got no excuse on this one. That hat would be mocked on anyone, and it would be a dereliction of Fark not to.
 
2013-03-03 05:43:01 PM
At least they died doing what they loved.
 
2013-03-03 05:44:04 PM
I has a sad.
 
2013-03-03 05:49:43 PM
Nachman?  Me'uman?
 
2013-03-03 06:08:17 PM
Try six dead here in Kentucky.
From one SUV that was struck by a tractor trailer from behind and caught fire.
Triggered another accident by "rubberneckers" in the other lane.
Shut down I65 for five hours

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/kentucky-news/Police-identify-6- ki lled-in-crash-on-I-65-near-Elizabethtown/-/9718420/19151472/-/irjcvp/- /index.html
 
2013-03-03 06:29:55 PM
Thank God the child is safe!
 
2013-03-03 06:50:17 PM

Felgraf: I hope they catch the hit and run drivers.

That said, if she was ejected from the cab, I suspect she wasn't wearing her seatbelt....


I'm guessing if you are heavily pregnant and going into labor, you probably wouldn't wear a seatbelt. I doubt most women in that condition couldn't even sit up straight enough to put on a seatbelt. I don't know. Still wish she was wearing one :(

/sad sad story
 
2013-03-03 07:02:24 PM

Lady Indica: supichoo: [www.nydailynews.com image 635x826]

WTF?

They're Orthodox Jews, they don't even drive, hence the car service.

Really sad story. Hope the baby makes it. :(


As an Orthodox Jew, I'm sorry to inform you that we drive cars. Just in Brooklyn maybe people just don't own cars at all.

Lady Indica: Slaxl: No!

You don't get to include that picture in such a sad story. I can not be the only person currently struggling with the laughter and sadness.

No. Bad newspaper including that photo. It's not just the hat, I'm not going "haha, foreign cultures are funny and weird". His head... his neck, why is it doing that? It's like someone photoshopped it to bring his head 6 inches closer to her. She looks like she's been forced into the wedding. But the hat is funny...

They were orthodox she might have been forced into it. :(


Sorry "Forced Marriages" are a myth. Jewish law prohibits it. There were a few cases of some ex-hassidic jews making such claims but last I checked they had many of their claims disproven and then they disapeared from the media's "lets bash Haredi Jews again" tour. She just looks nervous.

Don't attack people you know nothing about. I have many Chasidic friends and they are wonderful people. Lets just wish the best for the future of the young child born 3 months premature and without parents. Ok
 
2013-03-03 07:27:21 PM
The poor grandparents! All those hopes for their children and their grandchild, and all of a sudden, only the grandchild is left.

I'm actually finding it a little comforting that the couple came from a close-knit community like the Chasidim and not one of the loose-tied Facebook-friends 'typical American' groups that might or might not be able to pull together and raise an orphaned kid. I have every faith that my family and the close family friends who helped raise me would step up and look after a kid of mine in such a situation, but my husband's family...he has only three relatives and no living family-friends. The community simply isn't there for a lot of young Americans anymore, and it's stories like this that remind me of how lucky I was to get the kind of family I did.

This poor kid will have so many men to call 'uncle' and women to call 'auntie,' grandparents who love him and a strong church that protects its' own...I think he will be okay. The Chasidic kids from the Campus Interfaith Alliance were always really well-adjusted and happy to help anyone in need.
 
2013-03-03 07:32:53 PM
my better half was telling me that the community they come from is saying that they hope the police finds them before they do.  if the hasidic community does find the person responsible, there is a good chance that there won't even be a body found of the person responsible.  that person will just be missing and nothing more will be said about it.  it is sad, but true.
 
2013-03-03 07:35:49 PM

miss jinxed: my better half was telling me that the community they come from is saying that they hope the police finds them before they do.  if the hasidic community does find the person responsible, there is a good chance that there won't even be a body found of the person responsible.  that person will just be missing and nothing more will be said about it.  it is sad, but true.


What's sad about that?
 
2013-03-03 07:41:43 PM
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2013-03-03 08:05:20 PM

p51d007: Had this been a muslim couple, I doubt there would be a lot of pokes at how they were dressed, but, since it wasn't a Christian, Hindu, Buddha or Jew, it's full speed ahead with the anti-Jewish humor.


It could just be the ridiculous hat.
 
2013-03-03 08:27:08 PM

megarian: Felgraf: I hope they catch the hit and run drivers.

That said, if she was ejected from the cab, I suspect she wasn't wearing her seatbelt....

I'm guessing if you are heavily pregnant and going into labor, you probably wouldn't wear a seatbelt. I doubt most women in that condition couldn't even sit up straight enough to put on a seatbelt. I don't know. Still wish she was wearing one :(

/sad sad story


7 months pregnant, they can indeed wear a seatbelt. My sister in law had no problem, just use a belt cushion if it feels like it digs in.
 
2013-03-03 08:29:14 PM
The baby has to grow up to be the first Jewish ultra-Orthadox vigilante drivers ed instructor.
 
2013-03-03 08:31:33 PM

INeedAName: I couldnt read the article. Earlier in the week a local teen tried to commit suicide by crashing into another car at 100mph. The other driver died, the kid survived. Farkin farks man...


I feel the teen's punishment should be regular painful beatings to within an inch of his life, but not actually killing him like he wanted.

But then, I am a bitter and vengeful person.
 
2013-03-03 08:37:34 PM

over_and_done: INeedAName: I couldnt read the article. Earlier in the week a local teen tried to commit suicide by crashing into another car at 100mph. The other driver died, the kid survived. Farkin farks man...

I feel the teen's punishment should be regular painful beatings to within an inch of his life, but not actually killing him like he wanted.

But then, I am a bitter and vengeful person.


When it comes to designing punishments, bitter and vengeful is always the best one with which to go.
 
2013-03-03 08:54:23 PM

Lady Indica: supichoo: [www.nydailynews.com image 635x826]

WTF?

They're Orthodox Jews, they don't even drive, hence the car service.

Really sad story. Hope the baby makes it. :(


Oh they drive all right; like they own the road.

Sad story though.
 
2013-03-03 08:59:21 PM

octopied: megarian: Felgraf: I hope they catch the hit and run drivers.

That said, if she was ejected from the cab, I suspect she wasn't wearing her seatbelt....

I'm guessing if you are heavily pregnant and going into labor, you probably wouldn't wear a seatbelt. I doubt most women in that condition couldn't even sit up straight enough to put on a seatbelt. I don't know. Still wish she was wearing one :(

/sad sad story

7 months pregnant, they can indeed wear a seatbelt. My sister in law had no problem, just use a belt cushion if it feels like it digs in.


Yeah, I forgot about that one. But when my sister was preggo, she got HUGE at 7mo and just sort of topped out at that. I doubt that is the same for most people. Still, putting on a seatbelt during active labor is probably the last thing she would think about. But yeah, she should have put on a seatbelt. Sad story is sad :(
 
2013-03-03 09:00:07 PM
The Bonfire of the Vanities: Zombie Hebe Baby Edition.

Pretty obscure reference and ironic joke; wouldn't expect you people to "get it"
 
2013-03-03 09:04:05 PM

jmr61: supichoo: [www.nydailynews.com image 635x826]

WTF?

That can't really be two Americans can it?

Wow, just wow.


cdn.pophangover.com

How about this?
 
2013-03-03 09:04:40 PM
The driver of the BMW, along with a passenger, abandoned their car and fled on foot, police said.

The registered owner of the BMW, Takia Walker, 29, was questioned by cops Sunday morning. Investigators do not believe she was in the vehicle.


And that's all they're saying? Really?
 
2013-03-03 09:05:17 PM
I want to know what sins the grandfather thinks he committed that vengeful God would punish him by orphaning his grandchild before it's even born...
 
2013-03-03 09:12:40 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: The poor grandparents! All those hopes for their children and their grandchild, and all of a sudden, only the grandchild is left.

I'm actually finding it a little comforting that the couple came from a close-knit community like the Chasidim and not one of the loose-tied Facebook-friends 'typical American' groups that might or might not be able to pull together and raise an orphaned kid. I have every faith that my family and the close family friends who helped raise me would step up and look after a kid of mine in such a situation, but my husband's family...he has only three relatives and no living family-friends. The community simply isn't there for a lot of young Americans anymore, and it's stories like this that remind me of how lucky I was to get the kind of family I did.

This poor kid will have so many men to call 'uncle' and women to call 'auntie,' grandparents who love him and a strong church that protects its' own...I think he will be okay. The Chasidic kids from the Campus Interfaith Alliance were always really well-adjusted and happy to help anyone in need.


This was nice. feminine and warm, a real sense of style to the tone. -1 point for the forced "Facebook durr" joke but otherwise 7.89/10 well done
 
2013-03-03 09:36:11 PM

oldtaku: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x438]
Relatives of the couple will raise the miracle baby.
Yeah, miracle. Here's the picture of the rest of God's miraculous loving works.


Perhaps it's a war god. A god that demands stoicism, endurance and courage.
 
2013-03-03 09:47:38 PM

willfullyobscure: The Bonfire of the Vanities: Zombie Hebe Baby Edition.

Pretty obscure reference and ironic joke; wouldn't expect you people to "get it"


And you'd be right. At least in my case.

Snark about religion and his (bizarre to most people) getup, this is indeed sad as hell.
 
2013-03-03 10:29:09 PM

John Buck 41: willfullyobscure: The Bonfire of the Vanities: Zombie Hebe Baby Edition.

Pretty obscure reference and ironic joke; wouldn't expect you people to "get it"

And you'd be right. At least in my case.

Snark about religion and his (bizarre to most people) getup, this is indeed sad as hell.


In the seminal 80's novel Bonfire of the Vanities, a rich WASP kills a black kid with his car and runs away.  In today's story, a rich guy kills a few jews in his car, and given the various tensions between the black and hasidic communities in NYC that persist, this is an ironic twist on that original tale. Espcially if the drivers turn out to be black.
 
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