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(News.com.au)   Woman dies after her scarf becomes stuck in escalator. Authorities suggest the public take steps to avoid any recurrence   (news.com.au) divider line 117
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2014-01-30 03:07:02 PM  
This deserves a green, and Subby deserves all the good things
 
2014-01-30 03:42:07 PM  
That's some Final Destination sh*t right there.
 
2014-01-30 03:53:34 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Feels her pain.

Too soon?
 
2014-01-30 04:12:48 PM  
Not really related, but the first thing I thought of.

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2014-01-30 04:14:29 PM  
izquotes.com
I think this one really was out of order.
 
2014-01-30 04:22:44 PM  
It's sad that someone died but that's just slapstick right there.

No one thought to hit the red Emergency stop button or isn't that connected to anything?
 
2014-01-30 04:31:13 PM  

Kyro: That's some Final Destination sh*t right there.


Yes, literally

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2014-01-30 04:32:13 PM  
 
2014-01-30 04:44:08 PM  
Done in 3.
 
2014-01-30 04:56:13 PM  
Man, and I had hopes for my 'woman scarfed down by escalator' headline.
 
2014-01-30 05:22:25 PM  
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2014-01-30 05:43:25 PM  
Is it too soon to talk about scarf control?
 
2014-01-30 05:43:50 PM  
I'm going to be "that guy" and point out that a similar headline was in the running for HOTY about two or three years ago.
 
2014-01-30 05:51:08 PM  
reelvixen.com

Feels her pain.
 
2014-01-30 05:51:27 PM  
Escalator to heaven?
 
2014-01-30 05:51:35 PM  
I wouldn't have wanted to see that.
 
2014-01-30 05:52:01 PM  

haemaker: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Came for the Mallrats reference.

Thanks :)
 
2014-01-30 05:52:12 PM  
An obvious pun has been used before?!  Call the Pope!
 
2014-01-30 05:52:22 PM  
HOTY candidate.
 
2014-01-30 05:53:29 PM  
gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net

Did her regeneration go alright?
 
2014-01-30 05:54:12 PM  

haemaker: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


came here to post this
 
2014-01-30 05:54:24 PM  
And no one had a pocket knife?

Seriously?
 
2014-01-30 05:55:21 PM  

Heamer: I'm going to be "that guy" and point out that a similar headline was in the running for HOTY about two or three years ago.


Fark is out of ideas.
 
2014-01-30 05:55:25 PM  
Well that escalated quickly.
 
2014-01-30 05:55:34 PM  

hardinparamedic: And no one had a pocket knife?

Seriously?


Elevators are made of metal and much larger than a pocket knife, and they're mechanized. Good luck trying to shank an elevator.
 
2014-01-30 05:56:09 PM  

calbert: CalvinMorallis: This deserves a green, and Subby deserves all the good things


riiiiight. because it's so clever and unique and fresh and original.

Metro says escalator reliability has dropped, suggests commuters take steps to avoid problem areas

Toddler's finger severed in freak escalator accident. Mother says they will take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again


Women attempts to feed escalator. Succeeds
 
2014-01-30 05:56:23 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Kyro: That's some Final Destination sh*t right there.

Yes, literally

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came in here to say the same thing and post the same pic.   Guess I should have checked first.  Oh well, its in my clipboard anyway
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2014-01-30 05:57:29 PM  
Authorities suggest the public take steps to avoid any recurrence

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2014-01-30 05:57:54 PM  

Weatherkiss: Elevators are made of metal and much larger than a pocket knife, and they're mechanized. Good luck trying to shank an elevator.


Yes, but scarves are made of cuttable fabric.

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2014-01-30 05:58:06 PM  
Next, on an all new exciting and horrifying episode of If Isadora Duncan Was A Pedestrian.
 
2014-01-30 05:58:49 PM  
Also, came to post Isadora Duncan, leaving defeated.
 
2014-01-30 05:58:51 PM  

markie_farkie: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1289]

Feels her pain.

Too soon?


Came for the Isadora Duncan reference, danced away, satisfied....
 
2014-01-30 05:58:53 PM  

markie_farkie: Feels her pain.

Too soon?


And this person is who?
 
2014-01-30 06:00:02 PM  
Flippin' 'eck, why not get the story from someplace a little closer? Also, is the pic in the article a pic of that metro station or 'a' maetro station. Also it was Fabre station which is in the land of the poors, so that's one less person on welfare.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Woman+dies+strangled+scarf+caught + escalator+Fabre+m%c3%a9tro+station/9449172/story.html
 
2014-01-30 06:00:07 PM  
It's what you need.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-30 06:00:27 PM  

Weatherkiss: hardinparamedic: And no one had a pocket knife?

Seriously?

Elevators are made of metal and much larger than a pocket knife, and they're mechanized. Good luck trying to shank an elevator.


Elevator? I hardly knew her.
 
2014-01-30 06:05:45 PM  

hardinparamedic: Weatherkiss: Elevators are made of metal and much larger than a pocket knife, and they're mechanized. Good luck trying to shank an elevator.

Yes, but scarves are made of cuttable fabric.

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I was being cheeky, but yeah. Don't elevators also have emergency stop buttons? I guess since this was a Subway elevator they would have removed such failsafes due to kids pushing it just for fun.

I'm also of the opinion that if it's a life or death situation any nearby object can be used to pull/cut the scarf free. Unless this woman tied her scarf with some kind of highly complex knot she learned on the high seas, even someone coming to her aide by shoving their forearm through the scarf and allowing the elevator to tear it would have prevented her airway from being constricted. She might have been scalped from her hair getting caught in there, but that could have been treated through microsurgery.
 
2014-01-30 06:06:20 PM  
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2014-01-30 06:07:55 PM  

zulius: markie_farkie: Feels her pain.

Too soon?

And this person is who?


She was Helen Keller's sister who died in a car accident while attempting to flee from Hitler's troops. Her scarf got caught in the spokes of her open-wheeled touring sedan.
 
2014-01-30 06:08:53 PM  

markie_farkie: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1289]

Feels her pain.

Too soon?


If I had to die by scarf I think I'd go with the Isadora method.  I presume that one was relatively quick and painless given how fast I presume the car was going (i.e. anything above a quick walk).  Getting your face sucked down into an elevator.... ick.

Bravo on the reference BTW.  You're must be one of them cultured farkers.
 
2014-01-30 06:10:43 PM  

Porous Horace: Flippin' 'eck, why not get the story from someplace a little closer? Also, is the pic in the article a pic of that metro station or 'a' maetro station. Also it was Fabre station which is in the land of the poors, so that's one less person on welfare.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Woman+dies+strangled+scarf+caught + escalator+Fabre+m%c3%a9tro+station/9449172/story.html


I was under the impression that that neighborhood hasn't been poor since the Duchess died.
 
2014-01-30 06:13:29 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [izquotes.com image 850x400]
I think this one really was out of order.



Broken escalators make for a kind of hostile set of stairs.
 
2014-01-30 06:13:33 PM  

Weatherkiss: Unless this woman tied her scarf with some kind of highly complex knot she learned on the high seas ...


Favorited for that line alone.
 
2014-01-30 06:14:02 PM  
"She bent over to try to get free and her hair got caught as well," police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said.

Read this sentence with Yakety-Sax playing in your head...
 
2014-01-30 06:16:22 PM  
This has also happened with women and go karts, where either their hair or scarf gets caught in the rear wheels, which resulted in asphyxiation, scalping, or decapitation.
 
2014-01-30 06:17:52 PM  

hardinparamedic: And no one had a pocket knife?

Seriously?


9-11!
 
2014-01-30 06:21:39 PM  
I never seen one without the damn red stop button at the top and bottom.
 
2014-01-30 06:21:58 PM  
This is like right out of my farking nightmares. I have waist length hair. Holy farkballs. I'm super cautious about getting my hair caught in shiat, but ...holy farkballs.

/will be taking the steps this year
 
2014-01-30 06:22:49 PM  
Escalator To Heaven was Led Zeppelin's laziest work.
 
2014-01-30 06:23:02 PM  
wellreadneck: Duchess?

"vidange blanche" Heh. 13 funny (treize amusant)
 
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