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(BBC)   The train in Spain is mourned by those in pain   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 42
    More: Followup, Spain, national mourning, rapid transits, train crash, trains, high-speed trains, Compostela  
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2013-07-26 09:02:26 AM
damn it.  I tried the same joke earlier, (yours was better executed though.)
Was hoping for my first green light, alas, I haven't blown the right mod this week.  or ever, even.
 
2013-07-26 09:20:02 AM
Greenlighting a trite rhyme for a disaster isn't funny.  It is callous.  I enjoy some tasteless humor when it is funny.  This isn't.
 
2013-07-26 09:21:54 AM
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Francisco José Garzón Amo, who was driving the passenger train at more than double the recommended speed limit around a tight bend when it derailed, had boasted about operating the vehicle at the maximum limit on social network Facebook last year.

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2013-07-26 09:21:58 AM
This does little for me.
 
2013-07-26 09:25:11 AM

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Francisco José Garzón Amo, who was driving the passenger train at more than double the recommended speed limit around a tight bend when it derailed, had boasted about operating the vehicle at the maximum limit on social network Facebook last year.

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If Facebook has done nothing else, it's made it easier for cops to catch idiot criminals.
 
2013-07-26 09:29:57 AM

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Francisco José Garzón Amo, who was driving the passenger train at more than double the recommended speed limit around a tight bend when it derailed, had boasted about operating the vehicle at the maximum limit on social network Facebook last year.

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That's like saying someone is out of control for posting a picture of their car doing 65MPH on a highway with a 65MPH speed limit..
 
2013-07-26 09:43:30 AM
The time difference between the Anglo-Saxon- and the rest of the civilized world is still firmly set to about three days, I see. I mean, someone in Arsefeck, Berkshire only needs to fart and it makes it to the Fark mainpage in about half an hour (in a Daily Mail link, for sure), but have close to eighty people die in a most spectacular high speed train accident in a most horrible fashion and Fark does

*crickets*

Oh why yes. Something happened in the province recently. Or so it seems.
 
2013-07-26 09:47:56 AM
There once was a driver from Spain
Who derailed a high speed train
On Facebook he'd boast
How fast he could coast
Which led to 80 folks slain
 
2013-07-26 09:48:46 AM
I lol'd at the headline.
 
2013-07-26 09:51:18 AM
The train in Spain is scattered all over the plain...
 
2013-07-26 09:51:26 AM

phibbsy: Greenlighting a trite rhyme for a disaster isn't funny.  It is callous.  I enjoy some tasteless humor when it is funny.  This isn't.


Lighten up, Francis
 
2013-07-26 10:00:31 AM

papafree: There once was a driver from Spain
Who derailed a high speed train
On Facebook he'd boast
How fast he could coast
Which led to 80 folks slain


*golf clap*

that was horrible, terrible, magnificent, stupendous. I hated it. I loved it. You should be ashamed. You should shame!

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-26 10:01:24 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: The time difference between the Anglo-Saxon- and the rest of the civilized world is still firmly set to about three days, I see. I mean, someone in Arsefeck, Berkshire only needs to fart and it makes it to the Fark mainpage in about half an hour (in a Daily Mail link, for sure), but have close to eighty people die in a most spectacular high speed train accident in a most horrible fashion and Fark does

*crickets*

Oh why yes. Something happened in the province recently. Or so it seems.


Where have you been? There have been three greenlights on this disaster already. What are you, Dutch or something?
 
2013-07-26 10:14:13 AM
Guy drivin' never saw 'Titanic'
Or 'Red October'
"Too  fast, Vasily, too fast!"
 
2013-07-26 10:21:16 AM

phibbsy: Greenlighting a trite rhyme for a disaster isn't funny.  It is callous.  I enjoy some tasteless humor when it is funny.  This isn't.


Your loss, our gain
 
2013-07-26 10:25:04 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: The time difference between the Anglo-Saxon- and the rest of the civilized world is still firmly set to about three days, I see. I mean, someone in Arsefeck, Berkshire only needs to fart and it makes it to the Fark mainpage in about half an hour (in a Daily Mail link, for sure), but have close to eighty people die in a most spectacular high speed train accident in a most horrible fashion and Fark does

*crickets*

Oh why yes. Something happened in the province recently. Or so it seems.



The fark are you talking about?
 
2013-07-26 10:32:13 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: The time difference between the Anglo-Saxon- and the rest of the civilized world is still firmly set to about three days, I see. I mean, someone in Arsefeck, Berkshire only needs to fart and it makes it to the Fark mainpage in about half an hour (in a Daily Mail link, for sure), but have close to eighty people die in a most spectacular high speed train accident in a most horrible fashion and Fark does

*crickets*

Oh why yes. Something happened in the province recently. Or so it seems.


Farking languages, how does they work?
 
2013-07-26 10:36:24 AM

phibbsy: Greenlighting a trite rhyme for a disaster isn't funny.  It is callous.  I enjoy some tasteless humor when it is funny.  This isn't.


Welcome to Fark.
 
2013-07-26 10:36:25 AM

styckx: That's like saying someone is out of control for posting a picture of their car doing 65130MPH on a highway with a 65MPH speed limit..


fixed...
 
2013-07-26 10:37:14 AM
If only someone asked the train 'Why did the dead baby cross the road', this may have been avoided.
 
2013-07-26 10:47:40 AM
On Friday, police said 78 people had been confirmed dead - down from 80 announced earlier.

Umm...
 
2013-07-26 11:06:37 AM

phibbsy: Greenlighting a trite rhyme for a disaster isn't funny.  It is callous.  I enjoy some tasteless humor when it is funny.  This isn't.


How about:

The pain in Spain comes mainly from the train.

That elicit a guffaw?  A snerk?
 
2013-07-26 11:13:23 AM
Approves of this headline.

englishspeakingsuccess.com
 
2013-07-26 11:13:39 AM

IMSwim80: damn it.  I tried the same joke earlier, (yours was better executed though.)
Was hoping for my first green light, alas, I haven't blown the right mod this week.  or ever, even.


Pro-tip:
Troll news.google.com for greenlights.
 
2013-07-26 11:17:02 AM

netweavr: IMSwim80: damn it.  I tried the same joke earlier, (yours was better executed though.)
Was hoping for my first green light, alas, I haven't blown the right mod this week.  or ever, even.

Pro-tip:
Troll news.google.com for greenlights.


pretty much. They get me the non-political greens. TPM and Politico net me the political headlines mostly. (occasionally, I'll find a good one from the Post or NYT)

That's why I'm 70th all time subby in a year, and with a little time, effort and a spit of polish in your eye and a song in your heart, YOU TOO can be a somewhat amusing subby like me too!

/subby
//hoping to break top 20 all-time this time next year
 
2013-07-26 11:30:12 AM
I hope Subby feels good he sold his soul so he could have a little number on his profile no one cares about.
 
2013-07-26 11:31:44 AM

Zombie DJ: I hope Subby feels good he sold his soul so he could have a little number on his profile no one cares about.


dude, it's a joke. Lighten the fark up
 
2013-07-26 11:33:12 AM
What a trainwreck of a headline.
 
2013-07-26 11:38:04 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: The time difference between the Anglo-Saxon- and the rest of the civilized world is still firmly set to about three days, I see. I mean, someone in Arsefeck, Berkshire only needs to fart and it makes it to the Fark mainpage in about half an hour (in a Daily Mail link, for sure), but have close to eighty people die in a most spectacular high speed train accident in a most horrible fashion and Fark does

*crickets*

Oh why yes. Something happened in the province recently. Or so it seems.


Um, this was a breaking news link the night it happened, and had a follow up link yesterday as well as today.
 
2013-07-26 11:44:57 AM

styckx: That's like saying someone is out of control for posting a picture of their car doing 65MPH on a highway with a 65MPH speed limit..


You misunderstand...the guy was going the max the train could go, not the max recommended for the turn.  He was going double the max for the turn.
 
2013-07-26 11:47:01 AM

somedude210: Zombie DJ: I hope Subby feels good he sold his soul so he could have a little number on his profile no one cares about.

dude, it's a joke. Lighten the fark up


You're going to defend this atrocious headline? It clearly came around too quickly and sent people off the rails.
 
2013-07-26 11:54:05 AM

netweavr: You're going to defend this atrocious headline? It clearly came around too quickly and sent people off the rails.


Thank you for helping get the thread back on track; it seemed like we came to a crossing, and I wasn't sure how it was going to turnout.
 
2013-07-26 11:54:25 AM

impaler: On Friday, police said 78 people had been confirmed dead - down from 80 announced earlier.

Umm...


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2013-07-26 11:57:12 AM
www.blastr.com
 
2013-07-26 11:59:58 AM
Worst headline this week?

Didn't the first headline about this story also use the "Rain in Spain" rhyme?

Is that really the only thing people know about Spain?
 
2013-07-26 12:02:22 PM
But Mr Garzon, who was trapped in the cab after the accident, is quoted as saying moments after the crash that the train had taken the curve at 190 km/h (118mph) despite a speed limit on that section of 80km/h, unidentified investigation sources told Spanish media.

Holy farking shiat. That's unbelievable. I drive faster than the speed limit in my car regularly but never DOUBLE. And usually my car is not filled with hundreds of passengers. If this factoid is true, I imagine he will (and should) be in prison for a very long time.
 
2013-07-26 12:04:24 PM

lostcat: Worst headline this week?

Didn't the first headline about this story also use the "Rain in Spain" rhyme?

Is that really the only thing people know about Spain?


It's either that or bullfighting.
 
2013-07-26 12:04:39 PM

lostcat: Worst headline this week?

Didn't the first headline about this story also use the "Rain in Spain" rhyme?

Is that really the only thing people know about Spain?


That and Basque food is pretty good.
 
2013-07-26 12:07:56 PM

lostcat: Didn't the first headline about this story also use the "Rain in Spain" rhyme?


I was using that rhyme for train crashes before it was cool.
 
2013-07-26 12:11:08 PM

Jument: It's either that or bullfighting.


Well there's also something about Muslims, some sort of connection with Mexico, and Columbus sailed from there in 1776 to discover America.  Something like that.
 
2013-07-26 12:16:19 PM

Ivo Shandor: I was using that rhyme for train crashes before it was cool.


and I took it to a whole new level:
 
2013-07-26 02:50:49 PM
Not so CSB...
I just got an email from a good friend of mine since childhood from my hometown in the basque country. He was in the first car of the train, right behind the engine, on his way to pick up his 4 y-o daugther in Santiago, which is probably the only reason is still alive. Got out of the wreckage by himself with a couple of broken bones and some major bruises and he's been released from the hospital.
He described the whole scene as "utter f***ing chaos while eerily silent after the crash before the first responders arrived".
So sad for the victims, but happy he's ok...
 
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