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(WTAE)   It was snowing the night mom went missing. But when he went looking in his pick up truck, he got run over by a damned old train   (wtae.com) divider line 33
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2014-03-23 01:23:21 PM  
Aww, Subby, you never even call me by my name.
 
2014-03-23 01:50:18 PM  
No mention of beer or prison.
 
2014-03-23 01:55:39 PM  
Maybe there's something wrong with me, but after reading TFA all I could think was "how'd he get the nickname 'Lance'"?
 
2014-03-23 01:57:13 PM  
... Poor Edwin's out of luck.
 
2014-03-23 01:58:15 PM  
Those damn hybrid trains.  You can't even hear them coming
 
2014-03-23 02:01:16 PM  
And what happened to Grandma?
 
2014-03-23 02:05:53 PM  
life imitating life, darling.
 
2014-03-23 02:08:30 PM  
 . . . and my dog was drunk the day my mama got out of prison.

/something something pickup truck.
 
2014-03-23 02:13:29 PM  

Ennuipoet: Aww, Subby, you never even call me by my name.


thank you.

/thread over
 
2014-03-23 02:29:10 PM  
Here's a little known fact that I used to use to provoke heated late night barroom arguments. Steve Goodman gets the credit -- including the famous shoutout from DAC -- but John Prine actually co-wrote the song.

I always followed up that argument with one that City of NO was the better song, though not really C&W I guess.
 
2014-03-23 02:51:23 PM  

HairyNevus: Maybe there's something wrong with me, but after reading TFA all I could think was "how'd he get the nickname 'Lance'"?


He only trained dragon-type Pokemon.
 
2014-03-23 02:53:10 PM  
Grandpa got run over by the railroad.
 
2014-03-23 03:02:28 PM  
Did the cat come back?
 
2014-03-23 03:05:29 PM  
How does one accidentally "step in front of a train"?
 
2014-03-23 03:05:39 PM  
On the one hand, that's a sad story.  On the other hand, if you're stupid enough to walk out in front a a train, well, it's hard to feel like you deserved anything else.  Trains are loud.  The ground shakes, so even a deaf person would feel it.  The tracks are a pretty darn clear sign "that is where the damn train is going to go when it gets here".  Trains do not sneak up on you.

/In other news, the song in question, "The Perfect Country And Western Song" (officially You Never Even Called Me By My Name) never hit #1, despite being incredibly popular.  Heck, you still here it from time to time in honkeytonks today.  David Alan Coe had a lot of big hits, and I believe he's still performing, but he never had a #1 hit.
 
2014-03-23 03:10:32 PM  

JuggleGeek: In other news, the song in question, "The Perfect Country And Western Song" (officially You Never Even Called Me By My Name) never hit #1, despite being incredibly popular.  Heck, you still here it from time to time in honkeytonks today.  David Alan Coe had a lot of big hits, and I believe he's still performing, but he never had a #1 hit.


Is this where I adjust the onion on my belt and point out that Coe didn't write that song?
 
2014-03-23 03:19:57 PM  

LibertyHiller: JuggleGeek: In other news, the song in question, "The Perfect Country And Western Song" (officially You Never Even Called Me By My Name) never hit #1, despite being incredibly popular.  Heck, you still here it from time to time in honkeytonks today.  David Alan Coe had a lot of big hits, and I believe he's still performing, but he never had a #1 hit.

Is this where I adjust the onion on my belt and point out that Coe didn't write that song?


Everyone knows that, it's just Coe was the guy that popularized it.
 
2014-03-23 03:43:10 PM  

JuggleGeek: Heck, you still here it from time to time in honkeytonks today.


Hear it? Hell, pretty much the entire bar will stand up and blast out that last verse at full volume. Usually including the spoken word introduction to it.

/The last verse goes like this here...
 
2014-03-23 03:53:58 PM  
Wentzel stepped in front of a train and was hit by the front of the engine.

Because trains are so difficult to see and avoid?
 
2014-03-23 04:00:22 PM  
I grew up in that neck of the woods.  Glad to see that they got the Murrysville vs. Murraysville controversy put to bed the right way.

Lots of tracks out that way are no longer in use, but I have no idea how you step in front of a train.
 
2014-03-23 04:54:21 PM  
This is just another example of a tragic workplace accident that could have easily been avoided with a little bit more training.
 
2014-03-23 07:07:15 PM  
Ah the two kinds of music...
 
2014-03-23 07:18:22 PM  

LibertyHiller: Is this where I adjust the onion on my belt and point out that Coe didn't write that song?

 I didn't say he wrote it.  His well known version *says* that he didn't write it.  But feel free to whine about it.
 
2014-03-23 07:31:59 PM  

HairyNevus: Maybe there's something wrong with me, but after reading TFA all I could think was "how'd he get the nickname 'Lance'"?


Jousting with trains, of course.
 
2014-03-23 08:30:46 PM  

JammerJim: JuggleGeek: Heck, you still here it from time to time in honkeytonks today.

Hear it? Hell, pretty much the entire bar will stand up and blast out that last verse at full volume. Usually including the spoken word introduction to it.

/The last verse goes like this here...


Hell, I've played it a few times in the last couple of years at our local saloons' jam night. Not my choice, I'm just the drummer.
 
2014-03-23 09:35:44 PM  

autopsybeverage: This is just another example of a tragic workplace accident that could have easily been avoided with a little bit more training.


Nice. To underscore your point, I would posit that ol' Lance had an overdose of training.
 
2014-03-23 09:44:01 PM  
She didn't go missing. That scumbag mother farker ran off with an attractive and successful African-American.
 
2014-03-23 10:03:57 PM  
J9 on the jukebox at my nearest dive.
 
2014-03-23 11:36:43 PM  
It's a shame trains don't have some way of making noise to warn people they are coming. They should look into that.
 
2014-03-24 12:58:00 AM  

Duke_leto_Atredes: Ah the two kinds of music...


www.bluesbrotherscentral.com


"country AND western"
 
2014-03-24 10:29:00 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: I grew up in that neck of the woods.  Glad to see that they got the Murrysville vs. Murraysville controversy put to bed the right way.

Lots of tracks out that way are no longer in use, but I have no idea how you step in front of a train.


as someone who still lives remotely close to the area ( i grew up near there, moved a bit away), those tracks are THE busiest in pennsylvania.  3 tracks, running east to west through Pittsburgh, out past altoona and points east, and out to chicago and points west.  Heavy freight traffic, 4 amtrack's a day, and a rail yard right there in pitcairn, yeah, it's pretty busy.

also, as a firefighter myself, this makes me sad in that sense as well, but i think everyone is asking how he got hit.  the answer is, we don't know.  he was part of the youngwood K-9 search and rescue team, and we don't know how they operate.  could've had a headset on to communicate with others without having to use hands for radio.  not 100% sure.
 
2014-03-24 10:35:39 AM  

JuggleGeek: LibertyHiller: Is this where I adjust the onion on my belt and point out that Coe didn't write that song?
 I didn't say he wrote it.  His well known version *says* that he didn't write it.  But feel free to whine about it.


Jesus, if that's what you call "whining" I'd hate to be one of your kids.
 
2014-03-24 04:56:50 PM  

JMan245: Soup4Bonnie: I grew up in that neck of the woods.  Glad to see that they got the Murrysville vs. Murraysville controversy put to bed the right way.

Lots of tracks out that way are no longer in use, but I have no idea how you step in front of a train.

as someone who still lives remotely close to the area ( i grew up near there, moved a bit away), those tracks are THE busiest in pennsylvania.  3 tracks, running east to west through Pittsburgh, out past altoona and points east, and out to chicago and points west.  Heavy freight traffic, 4 amtrack's a day, and a rail yard right there in pitcairn, yeah, it's pretty busy.

also, as a firefighter myself, this makes me sad in that sense as well, but i think everyone is asking how he got hit.  the answer is, we don't know.  he was part of the youngwood K-9 search and rescue team, and we don't know how they operate.  could've had a headset on to communicate with others without having to use hands for radio.  not 100% sure.


He was within
*sunglasses*
striking distance.
 
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