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2013-06-11 11:48:06 PM  
San Francisco's 16th Street BART station

getting noticed, but ignored, by transit-hardened commuters


Yeah, used to ride BART from there to work since I lived about three blocks from there. It takes quite a lot to faze folks in that neighborhood. And I know it's gotten a lot worse since I lived there.
 
2013-06-12 01:32:43 AM  
The dude was rather athletic and acrobatic.  Bet his day job is street performance.

The reactions of the booth attendant and passerby are more macabre than the protagonist.  A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.
 
2013-06-12 04:19:04 AM  
Yeah, we just watched this and no NSFW tag??

lol
 
2013-06-12 04:28:54 AM  
Well yeah; noticed, avoided to the degree possible and ignored.  It would clearly be a mistake to engage the guy.  What other kind of reaction would be appropriate?

The video went on for 3 minutes, where the fark were the cops?  You gotta figure the booth attendant either pushed a button or called them before starting the video.  You can probably get fired if you don't.  That guy was just begging to be tazed.
 
2013-06-12 04:40:43 AM  
16th and Mission is one of the worst stops in all of SF.  Gangs, drugs, vagrants, homeless addicts, assaults, and it's where I witnessed my first homicide.
The police station for the district is literally two blocks away up on Valencia Street.  They don't care.
This is just another day in the city.
 
2013-06-12 05:14:35 AM  
This is why people embellish the truth when calling the cops.  Otherwise... they'll get around to it.  Wouldn't want to pull anyone off of arresting low level dealers or writing traffic tickets.
 
2013-06-12 05:16:33 AM  
s3.sidereel.com
He was probably just trying to smell her hair.
 
2013-06-12 05:19:29 AM  
BarkingUnicorn:
A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.

At least they seemed to be helpful.  I saw people rescuing her stuff, and the agent was quick to get her to safety.  It wasn't exactly a Kitty Genovese situation.
 
2013-06-12 05:21:13 AM  
Oh, c'mon. Who among us hasn't done this a few times? Frikkin' prudes.
 
2013-06-12 05:30:17 AM  
One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.
 
2013-06-12 05:30:28 AM  
LOL I like how at the 2:25 mark some random guy just walks by, kicks him in the ribs once, and then keeps walking.

What I dont get is why everybody just continues to stand around without bothering to even remotely arm themselves.  I mean, there had to be SOME kind of blunt object around for you to wield in the event the guy really went off.

I have to be honest, if that shiat happened in Georgia that guy would have gotten knocked the fark out and/or stomped by an angry crowd of Captain Save-a-Ho's.
 
2013-06-12 05:35:56 AM  
It's even better when you have "What a Feeling" playing.

Also, did that walking sausage with pigtails steal the accosted girl's phone?
 
2013-06-12 05:36:41 AM  

No Such Agency: BarkingUnicorn:
A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.

At least they seemed to be helpful.  I saw people rescuing her stuff, and the agent was quick to get her to safety.  It wasn't exactly a Kitty Genovese situation.


I saw one guy grab the crazy's wrist to slow him, briefly.  I heard a cowering booth babe call a woman and an old man to the booth.  For all we know, the people picked up her stuff and stole it.

I saw another guy walk his bike past crazy dude and casually nudge him with his foot.  I saw lots of other people acting as if absolutely nothing unusual was happening.

This definitely wasn't United Flight 93.
 
2013-06-12 05:37:58 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: No Such Agency: BarkingUnicorn:
A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.

At least they seemed to be helpful.  I saw people rescuing her stuff, and the agent was quick to get her to safety.  It wasn't exactly a Kitty Genovese situation.

I saw one guy grab the crazy's wrist to slow him, briefly.  I heard a cowering booth babe call a woman and an old man to the booth.  For all we know, the people picked up her stuff and stole it.

I saw another guy walk his bike past crazy dude and casually nudge him with his foot.  I saw lots of other people acting as if absolutely nothing unusual was happening.

This definitely wasn't United Flight 93.


Of course it wasn't.  The Air Force isn't going to shoot down an underground train station.
 
2013-06-12 05:53:13 AM  

lewismarktwo: One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.


I had some video recorder on my Android, that if I started to take a vertical video would display on the screen a large red curved arrow telling me I should turn the phone.

I don't know why I can't set my phone to never take vertical video without confirming it with me. Always take landscape video and give me an indication I should rotate the phone.
 
2013-06-12 05:57:14 AM  

lewismarktwo: One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.


Is there a phone cam that shoots sideway, or did someone rotate that video after it was shot?

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.

Imperius Curse!

img2.timeinc.net
 
2013-06-12 05:58:47 AM  

Lifeless: BarkingUnicorn: No Such Agency: BarkingUnicorn:
A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.

At least they seemed to be helpful.  I saw people rescuing her stuff, and the agent was quick to get her to safety.  It wasn't exactly a Kitty Genovese situation.

I saw one guy grab the crazy's wrist to slow him, briefly.  I heard a cowering booth babe call a woman and an old man to the booth.  For all we know, the people picked up her stuff and stole it.

I saw another guy walk his bike past crazy dude and casually nudge him with his foot.  I saw lots of other people acting as if absolutely nothing unusual was happening.

This definitely wasn't United Flight 93.

Of course it wasn't.  The Air Force isn't going to shoot down an underground train station.




media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-12 05:59:07 AM  

RoyBatty: lewismarktwo: One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.

I had some video recorder on my Android, that if I started to take a vertical video would display on the screen a large red curved arrow telling me I should turn the phone.

I don't know why I can't set my phone to never take vertical video without confirming it with me. Always take landscape video and give me an indication I should rotate the phone.


Cool idea.  Then you wouldn't need those two vestigial brain cells.
 
2013-06-12 06:20:07 AM  
Thank you Internet!
 
2013-06-12 06:27:55 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: RoyBatty: lewismarktwo: One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.

I had some video recorder on my Android, that if I started to take a vertical video would display on the screen a large red curved arrow telling me I should turn the phone.

I don't know why I can't set my phone to never take vertical video without confirming it with me. Always take landscape video and give me an indication I should rotate the phone.

Cool idea.  Then you wouldn't need those two vestigial brain cells.


Alright Brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But lets just do this, and I can get back to killing you with beer
 
2013-06-12 06:33:52 AM  
Small office home office?
 
2013-06-12 06:37:07 AM  
Wait.... There's a news medium called SFist? So if we're Farkers, are they SFisters?

/it *is* 'frisco, after all
 
2013-06-12 06:38:06 AM  
I'm surprised it got to 3 minutes 10 seconds without the chap getting tasered multiple times.
 
2013-06-12 06:38:10 AM  

lewismarktwo: He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.


Not its best choice
img.youtube.com
 
2013-06-12 06:41:09 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: No Such Agency: BarkingUnicorn:
A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.

At least they seemed to be helpful.  I saw people rescuing her stuff, and the agent was quick to get her to safety.  It wasn't exactly a Kitty Genovese situation.

I saw one guy grab the crazy's wrist to slow him, briefly.  I heard a cowering booth babe call a woman and an old man to the booth.  For all we know, the people picked up her stuff and stole it.

I saw another guy walk his bike past crazy dude and casually nudge him with his foot.  I saw lots of other people acting as if absolutely nothing unusual was happening.

This definitely wasn't United Flight 93.



To be fair, this gymnastic little farker is on who knows what, carrying who knows what diseases, the threat so far amounts to aggravated penis waggling, and the cops say they're on the way and it's on video. As satisfying as it might be to knock him the fark out, you'd be buying a whole spectrum of potential trouble and it wouldn't really accomplish much (as compared to minimally intervening as necessary, like the guy in the video did). But yeah, you would think you'd at least see a few people offering to hang around for a few minutes in case he went crazier before the cops showed.
 
2013-06-12 06:58:58 AM  

RoyBatty: BarkingUnicorn: RoyBatty: lewismarktwo: One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.

I had some video recorder on my Android, that if I started to take a vertical video would display on the screen a large red curved arrow telling me I should turn the phone.

I don't know why I can't set my phone to never take vertical video without confirming it with me. Always take landscape video and give me an indication I should rotate the phone.

Cool idea.  Then you wouldn't need those two vestigial brain cells.

Alright Brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But lets just do this, and I can get back to killing you with beer


Oh, it wasn't personal.  Anyone who needs this feature can't have more than two brain cells and isn't using them.
 
2013-06-12 07:05:12 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: The dude was rather athletic and acrobatic.  Bet his day job is street performance.

The reactions of the booth attendant and passerby are more macabre than the protagonist.  A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.


If I see a naked guy my first thought isn't to take him down. For the most if you didn't freak out he seemed to ignore people.  Once he did get agressive people did help.
 
2013-06-12 07:20:03 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: 16th and Mission is one of the worst stops in all of SF.  Gangs, drugs, vagrants, homeless addicts, assaults, and it's where I witnessed my first homicide.
The police station for the district is literally two blocks away up on Valencia Street.  They don't care.
This is just another day in the city.


Uh, just how many homicides have you witnessed?
 
2013-06-12 07:22:01 AM  
ninjawiththeorangetshirt.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-12 08:00:07 AM  
Video sucked.  "ZOMG THERE'S A NAKED MAN ON A RAMPAGE IN THE SUBWAY STATION LET'S TAKE A VIDEO OF EVERYTHING BUT THE NAKED MAN!!!!11!ONEONE!"

Ok, we got maybe 3 quick glimpses, but mostly all I saw was the farking floor.  What an interesting floor!
 
2013-06-12 08:09:39 AM  
www.biography.com

"Not only will they get you where you want to go, but they will go out of their way to entertain you.  They put a nut in every car!"
 
2013-06-12 09:39:27 AM  
I read on some other site that he did get pretty violent with some people and that they had to lock down the terminal and it took cops almost 20 minutes to get him the fark out of there (which seems excessive)!

I'm sure it was not a fun experience for the people he was accosting.

That said, holy shiat, that was one of the most surreal videos I've ever seen - his crazy flip off the ledge was very impressive...

/PCP (or whatever the fark he was on) is a hell of a drug.
 
2013-06-12 11:30:30 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: RoyBatty: BarkingUnicorn: RoyBatty: lewismarktwo: One thing I liked was how she remembered that vertical videos are bad and turned it sideways at one point but it stays the wrong way up possible making it even worse than a normal vertical video.

He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.

I had some video recorder on my Android, that if I started to take a vertical video would display on the screen a large red curved arrow telling me I should turn the phone.

I don't know why I can't set my phone to never take vertical video without confirming it with me. Always take landscape video and give me an indication I should rotate the phone.

Cool idea.  Then you wouldn't need those two vestigial brain cells.

Alright Brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But lets just do this, and I can get back to killing you with beer

Oh, it wasn't personal.  Anyone who needs this feature can't have more than two brain cells and isn't using them.


I know I have some number of brain cells greater than two and yet, I think it's a valuable feature because a) I just don't take video all that often, b) the way I use the phone 98% of the time is vertically oriented, and all of that is compounded by c) most if not all of the video recording apps including the one linked in this thread don't change the orientation when the phone is rotated.

But I guess I am glad to learn you have no recording screwups.

The other feature I'd like that I am sure you wouldn't need would be to not stop recording without some fool-proof, bulletproof confirmation. Too many times the idiot phone and idiot me combine so that the video stops filming and I don't realize it, and yes, that's when I am filming some stupid idiot confrontation with my ex.
 
2013-06-12 12:40:30 PM  
16th Street BART Station - made famous on an episode of "The Streets of San Francisco"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XD8q-iY8p3s
 
2013-06-12 01:19:15 PM  

LewDux: lewismarktwo: He looks like some alien got a hold of a remote control human and is putting it through it's paces.

Not its best choice
[img.youtube.com image 480x360]


I remember that! What movie is that!?!
 
2013-06-12 03:18:13 PM  
KONY 2012 Yo!
 
2013-06-12 03:53:04 PM  

Perlin Noise: I remember that! What movie is that!?!


Google indicates it's The Hidden.
 
2013-06-12 11:10:02 PM  
I wonder if I would have gotten involved once he started attacking women.  From the safety of this computer my first thought is to grab is stupid Sideshow Bob hair and just run in circles until the cops show up.
 
2013-06-12 11:23:19 PM  
Doesn't anybody in SF carry pepper spray?  It's de rigueur here in NYC.
 
2013-06-13 04:08:03 AM  
I'll give him a 9.5 on the dismount.
 
2013-06-13 06:05:33 AM  

yoyopro: Doesn't anybody in SF carry pepper spray?  It's de rigueur here in NYC.


In SF, they stab you in the eyes.  High impact, low frequency.
 
2013-06-13 02:17:06 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: BarkingUnicorn: No Such Agency: BarkingUnicorn:
A hive of ants has more social cohesion in the face of a threat.

At least they seemed to be helpful.  I saw people rescuing her stuff, and the agent was quick to get her to safety.  It wasn't exactly a Kitty Genovese situation.

I saw one guy grab the crazy's wrist to slow him, briefly.  I heard a cowering booth babe call a woman and an old man to the booth.  For all we know, the people picked up her stuff and stole it.

I saw another guy walk his bike past crazy dude and casually nudge him with his foot.  I saw lots of other people acting as if absolutely nothing unusual was happening.

This definitely wasn't United Flight 93.


To be fair, this gymnastic little farker is on who knows what, carrying who knows what diseases, the threat so far amounts to aggravated penis waggling, and the cops say they're on the way and it's on video. As satisfying as it might be to knock him the fark out, you'd be buying a whole spectrum of potential trouble and it wouldn't really accomplish much (as compared to minimally intervening as necessary, like the guy in the video did). But yeah, you would think you'd at least see a few people offering to hang around for a few minutes in case he went crazier before the cops showed.


 This never happens around me dammit.
/1000% justified ass whooping.
// I ain't hittin him w/ my fist.
 
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