Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gawker)   Teenager decides to take a selfie next to an oncoming train. Train conductor decides to give him a reality check with his boot   (gawker.com) divider line 369
    More: Hero, train conductors, rushing, trains  
•       •       •

29079 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Apr 2014 at 1:47 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



369 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-16 04:05:36 PM  

Alonjar: When trains hit things, they stop and must assess damage. From the posters description, he was on the opposite side of the tracks... as in, the train would have been between him and the car that got hit. Therefore, there was nothing he could have done, and its likely the train would have been sitting there blocking the road for quite awhile.


At what point does he say the car is on the opposite side of the tracks?  Assumptions sure are funny looking things from an armchair.

...and trains are really long, and take some distance to stop, so no, simply walking around it was probably not an option.

Also, my point - since the train operator would be quite some distance from the actual accident, immediate first aid might have been needed for the car driver.  If, in fact, the car was on the other side of the train (as you assume) and couldn't be safely reached, perhaps a 911 call wouldn't have been a bad idea?
 
2014-04-16 04:11:52 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: R.A.Danny: uber humper: AndreMA: uber humper: It's very competitive as a mode transporting freight. the most efficient on land. About 3 cents per ton per mile. Needs roads for the last mile, but trains are the way to go and will be here for a while

Second most. Pipelines -- once the initial capital outlay is amortized -- are cheaper.

U right.  Now we just need to figure out how to transport people in the pipelines. We got information in tubes, why not people?

How do you ship non liquid goods in a pipeline?

Well, you see, we take these tubes
[images.bwbx.io image 630x420]

and

[cdn0.vox-cdn.com image 640x401]

by the next day we will have

[s1.ibtimes.com image 770x578]


media.tumblr.com

Bond did it in a pig
 
2014-04-16 04:12:40 PM  

AndreMA: Egoy3k: that loop of steel or any other protrusion could have easily dazed the kid

Unlike a shod foot?


Which would you think is more likely to daze someone?

5 square centimeters of Rubber boot connected to a flexible leg.

.5 square centimeters of steel with no give.
 
2014-04-16 04:14:46 PM  

Egoy3k: Which would you think is more likely to daze someone?5 square centimeters of Rubber boot connected to a flexible leg..5 square centimeters of steel with no give.


Not sure it matters if the head is SOLID BONE.
 
2014-04-16 04:15:47 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: InterruptingQuirk: Close enough to get kicked means he was trespassing, at least here in the States.

trespassing still does not validate assault, or manslaughter. There were so many things that could have gone wrong there, as noted above he could have actually pulled the kid in to the wheels of the train, he could have broken his neck, he could have caused irreparable harm. The engineer is a just as big of a dumbass as the kid is.


jesus christ, that's some grade-a concern-troll smarm you got there. i've never seen a wet blanket with such laser precision. you've been at this thing a bit, haven't you?
 
2014-04-16 04:16:13 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: Egoy3k: Which would you think is more likely to daze someone?5 square centimeters of Rubber boot connected to a flexible leg..5 square centimeters of steel with no give.

Not sure it matters if the head is SOLID BONE.


Well it does. Sorry that your education sucked.
 
2014-04-16 04:16:21 PM  

rosekolodny: Mikey1969: edmo: Close enough to get kicked is close enough to get sucked into the train.

Yep... We had 3 or 4 people a year get hit by a train in Flagstaff, most were people illegally crossing, or drunks on the tracks, but every once in awhile, someone got sucked in... 2/3 of downtown was on one side of the tracks, the rest on the other, and even waiting for a train  to go by, standing just outside the barrier, you could feel that shiat. It was actually pretty cool.

I'm in Flag, and I know someone here who was standing close to the train because the rushing wind felt cool... right up until something sticking out of the train smacked him, breaking off the top of his femur and shattering everloving fark out of his pelvis.  It's amazing he learned to walk again.

This story came to mind the other night when I watched a drunk dude try to get his head reeeeeel close to the train.  I said something to him and his friends, but in their opinion he didn't die so it's fine.  Also, wooooooooo-hoooooooo! and baaaarf!


I was wondering if they still had freight trains blasting through town. I would have figured they''d slow 'em down at this point. I used to live directly uphill from the Mike And Rhonda's on the West side. We were like 75 feet from the tracks, and a train hit someone one night. I hadn't even noticed a train was going by because I got good at ignoring them.. My roommate worked for the paper, so we went out to see what was going on, and ended up being the people who found the body. It was in a yard at least 100 feet farther down the tracks from where the train itself hit her.

You don't fark around with trains when they fling you an extra 100 feet AFTER they stop.

That sucks the person you know got hit. That sounds brutal.
 
2014-04-16 04:16:31 PM  

AndreMA: uber humper: It's very competitive as a mode transporting freight. the most efficient on land. About 3 cents per ton per mile. Needs roads for the last mile, but trains are the way to go and will be here for a while

Second most. Pipelines -- once the initial capital outlay is amortized -- are cheaper.


So, it's cheaper after the expensive bits are paid for? Flying is super cheap, after you pay for the planes, airports, pilots and gas, after all...
 
2014-04-16 04:16:35 PM  

AndreMA: Not a very bright lot, are you? Hanging, drug overdose, jumping from high places, gunshot wound, drowning in caterpillars -- plenty of methods of suicide and you can't come out with even one? Tsk tsk.


The joke is, "getting hit by a train."

You must be new here.
 
2014-04-16 04:23:37 PM  
Next time let him die.
 
2014-04-16 04:23:48 PM  

Super_pope: AndreMA: Not a very bright lot, are you? Hanging, drug overdose, jumping from high places, gunshot wound, drowning in caterpillars -- plenty of methods of suicide and you can't come out with even one? Tsk tsk.

The joke is, "getting hit by a train."

You must be new here.


Thank you Super Pope.
 
2014-04-16 04:25:29 PM  
I've listened to preachers, I've listened to fools. I've watched all the dropouts who make their own rules. All of you brothers over in Africa, tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too. L.A. proved too much for the man (too much for the man, he couldn't make it). So he's leaving a life he's come to know. He sees his children jumping off at stations one by one. His woman and his best friend in bed and having fun. And no one knows the Gypsy's name. No one hears his lonely sighs. There are no blankets where he lies. Well I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison, and I went to pick her up in the rain, but before I could get to the station in my pickup truck, well, we made a stop in Albuquerque; she must thought I was a real cool jerk. Yonder come Miss Rosie. How in the world did you know? By the way she wears her apron and the clothes she wore. But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

/sole train?
 
2014-04-16 04:25:52 PM  

Milo Minderbinder: AndreMA: uber humper: It's very competitive as a mode transporting freight. the most efficient on land. About 3 cents per ton per mile. Needs roads for the last mile, but trains are the way to go and will be here for a while

Second most. Pipelines -- once the initial capital outlay is amortized -- are cheaper.

So, it's cheaper after the expensive bits are paid for? Flying is super cheap, after you pay for the planes, airports, pilots and gas, after all...


Circumstances matter. Try shipping something from NYC to London by rail. Or to a tiny island by air (seaplanes excluded). Or to orbit by mule train.

For land transport, though, the incremental cost per ton is (or was; my info might be a bit out of date) is cheapest for pipelines. By sea, supertankers. By air, lighter-than-air dirigibles (I think they use a few for logging in remote areas). To LEO, probably Roscosmos, or maybe ESA.
 
2014-04-16 04:26:39 PM  

Mikey1969: You don't fark around with trains when they fling you an extra 100 feet AFTER they stop.
That sucks the person you know got hit. That sounds brutal.


I watched a video of a person being hit by a train at a depot (it wasn't stopping, and she stepped out in front of one that was stopped and BAM). She got flung probably 100 feet, almost right into the security camera that recorded it. Fast. Very, very fast.

Another one of those things on the internet that I kind of wish I hadn't watched.
 
2014-04-16 04:27:54 PM  
cryinoutloud:

Another one of those things on the internet that I kind of wish I hadn't watched.

just like FarkTV.
 
2014-04-16 04:30:40 PM  

Mikey1969: rosekolodny: Mikey1969: edmo: Close enough to get kicked is close enough to get sucked into the train.

Yep... We had 3 or 4 people a year get hit by a train in Flagstaff, most were people illegally crossing, or drunks on the tracks, but every once in awhile, someone got sucked in... 2/3 of downtown was on one side of the tracks, the rest on the other, and even waiting for a train  to go by, standing just outside the barrier, you could feel that shiat. It was actually pretty cool.

I'm in Flag, and I know someone here who was standing close to the train because the rushing wind felt cool... right up until something sticking out of the train smacked him, breaking off the top of his femur and shattering everloving fark out of his pelvis.  It's amazing he learned to walk again.

This story came to mind the other night when I watched a drunk dude try to get his head reeeeeel close to the train.  I said something to him and his friends, but in their opinion he didn't die so it's fine.  Also, wooooooooo-hoooooooo! and baaaarf!

I was wondering if they still had freight trains blasting through town. I would have figured they''d slow 'em down at this point. I used to live directly uphill from the Mike And Rhonda's on the West side. We were like 75 feet from the tracks, and a train hit someone one night. I hadn't even noticed a train was going by because I got good at ignoring them.. My roommate worked for the paper, so we went out to see what was going on, and ended up being the people who found the body. It was in a yard at least 100 feet farther down the tracks from where the train itself hit her.

You don't fark around with trains when they fling you an extra 100 feet AFTER they stop.

That sucks the person you know got hit. That sounds brutal.


Heh - I don't think those little houses by Mike & Rhonda's have gotten much better since you've been gone, even though the trains don't blow their horns through town anymore.  Noise pollution, you know.

Most of the train fatalities I've heard about/seen involve hamburger and chunks scattered for a block or two... so my friend knows he got off lucky.  One of the more depressing accidents here in the last few years had the following ingredients:

1. Old tourist couple was driving South on a North-bound one way street.
2. One way streets only have crossing guards on one side, so the confused driver pulled up to the guard... ONTO THE TRACKS.
3. Train could not stop.
 
2014-04-16 04:31:00 PM  

zimbomba63: One night, my girlfriend of the time and I were on the way to my local watering hole.  We were stop for a approaching train, about 5 cars from the gates.  A car pull out of line behind us and proceeds to drive around the gates.  My girlfriend said, "He's not going to make it!' and I said, "No, I think he across."  As usual, I was wrong.  The freight train, horn blaring and brakes screeching, comes flying through and seemed to clip the car, because the beam from the headlights went spinning through the trees.  I did a u-turn and took another route the bar.  When we got there,I told my friend what I had witnessed. One guys father was a train engineer, and he said his father told about one incident, where the same thing I saw happened. He said the train crew ran back to the busted up car and found the driver standing there unhurt, so they promptly began to beat the shiat out of him.


As they should, do you know how big a pain in the ass those accident reports and the insurance paper work is?
 
2014-04-16 04:33:08 PM  

cryinoutloud: Mikey1969: You don't fark around with trains when they fling you an extra 100 feet AFTER they stop.
That sucks the person you know got hit. That sounds brutal.

I watched a video of a person being hit by a train at a depot (it wasn't stopping, and she stepped out in front of one that was stopped and BAM). She got flung probably 100 feet, almost right into the security camera that recorded it. Fast. Very, very fast.

Another one of those things on the internet that I kind of wish I hadn't watched.


I once saw a drunk guy in a van try to beat a train, the train cut the van in half and the guy died.
 
2014-04-16 04:35:40 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: InterruptingQuirk: Close enough to get kicked means he was trespassing, at least here in the States.

trespassing still does not validate assault, or manslaughter. There were so many things that could have gone wrong there, as noted above he could have actually pulled the kid in to the wheels of the train, he could have broken his neck, he could have caused irreparable harm. The engineer is a just as big of a dumbass as the kid is.


could have, but didn't.  I could have slipped with the knife I was cutting an apple this morning and killed myself. If the engineer can kick you, you're A.) too close and B.) not paying attention to the large piece of machinery that can kill you.

/hope the kid gets fined for fouling the track.
 
2014-04-16 04:36:47 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: Not sure it matters if the head is SOLID BONE.


Here's the odd thing about this statement: you have one of these-here heads that you're describing.  You've no doubt struck it on all manner of things, from nerf balls to steel street signs.  Given that your head is a constant composition throughout, can you really say that the material/object striking it make no difference?

Because that would be really dumb.
 
2014-04-16 04:40:09 PM  

uber humper: Now we just need to figure out how to transport people in the pipelines. We got information in tubes, why not people?


You first.

uploads.neatorama.com

/of course, we can always go wifi

www.allthingstrek.com
 
2014-04-16 04:42:11 PM  

factoryconnection: Zul the Magnificent: Not sure it matters if the head is SOLID BONE.

Here's the odd thing about this statement: you have one of these-here heads that you're describing.  You've no doubt struck it on all manner of things, from nerf balls to steel street signs.  Given that your head is a constant composition throughout, can you really say that the material/object striking it make no difference?

Because that would be really dumb.


That and the head isn't solid bone. Pretty hollow actually.
 
2014-04-16 04:43:42 PM  

MBooda: I've listened to preachers, I've listened to fools. I've watched all the dropouts who make their own rules. All of you brothers over in Africa, tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too. L.A. proved too much for the man (too much for the man, he couldn't make it). So he's leaving a life he's come to know. He sees his children jumping off at stations one by one. His woman and his best friend in bed and having fun. And no one knows the Gypsy's name. No one hears his lonely sighs. There are no blankets where he lies. Well I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison, and I went to pick her up in the rain, but before I could get to the station in my pickup truck, well, we made a stop in Albuquerque; she must thought I was a real cool jerk. Yonder come Miss Rosie. How in the world did you know? By the way she wears her apron and the clothes she wore. But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

/sole train?


goddammit
People of the world, join hands.
 
2014-04-16 04:44:15 PM  

rwhamann: RollingThunder: BSABSVR: Yeah.  Trying to murder someone for taking a selfie is totally both rational and heroic.

Trying to get somebody THE fark OUT OF DANGER RANGE by pushing them with the only thing that can reach (IE: their foot) is indeed rational and heroic.

If you watch it again, you see that the top of the foot is in front of the kid's neck, which means it could just as easily have hooked him back in to the wheels.  Stupid, stupid, stupid, and if I was that kid's dad, I'd be shopping lawyers right now.  (the kid would still be grounded, though.) There's no good justification for this action.


Yeah he should have laid the bottom of the boot flat into the back of the kid's head.

Also if you go after the railroad employee I'm sure the railroad is going to go after your kid.
 
2014-04-16 04:45:11 PM  

rosekolodny: Heh - I don't think those little houses by Mike & Rhonda's have gotten much better since you've been gone, even though the trains don't blow their horns through town anymore.  Noise pollution, you know.

Most of the train fatalities I've heard about/seen involve hamburger and chunks scattered for a block or two... so my friend knows he got off lucky.  One of the more depressing accidents here in the last few years had the following ingredients:

1. Old tourist couple was driving South on a North-bound one way street.
2. One way streets only have crossing guards on one side, so the confused driver pulled up to the guard... ONTO THE TRACKS.
3. Train could not stop.


Yeah, it was a step up from a shack in the late 90s...

Occasionally, I'd time things wrong and get stopped on the tracks, I always had an escape plan.

We did a house for a guy who worked for Santa Fe once, and he was going to bring me an air horn from a train on one of his trips. I never got it because I moved, but I always wondered what it would be like to pull up behind someone at the tracks and set that thing off.

So I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Flagstaff traffic still sucks?
 
2014-04-16 04:47:06 PM  

cryinoutloud: Mikey1969: You don't fark around with trains when they fling you an extra 100 feet AFTER they stop.
That sucks the person you know got hit. That sounds brutal.

I watched a video of a person being hit by a train at a depot (it wasn't stopping, and she stepped out in front of one that was stopped and BAM). She got flung probably 100 feet, almost right into the security camera that recorded it. Fast. Very, very fast.

Another one of those things on the internet that I kind of wish I hadn't watched.


Yeah, this girl was just a rag doll when we found her. Apparently when the train had come, she'd kneeled on the tracks and held her hands up like it would stop the train.
 
2014-04-16 04:51:23 PM  

BSABSVR: RollingThunder: BSABSVR: Yeah.  Trying to murder someone for taking a selfie is totally both rational and heroic.

Trying to get somebody THE fark OUT OF DANGER RANGE by pushing them with the only thing that can reach (IE: their foot) is indeed rational and heroic.

If you're in danger of being hit by a protuberance from the train, then a kick from a boot by someone on said train is not significantly less dangerous.  Physics, how does it work?


You're wrong. Getting hit by a boot going 30mph is significantly less dangerous than getting hit by a piece of steel at the same speed. The boot will yield, the steel train won't.
 
2014-04-16 04:51:48 PM  

factoryconnection: Zul the Magnificent: Not sure it matters if the head is SOLID BONE.

Here's the odd thing about this statement: you have one of these-here heads that you're describing.  You've no doubt struck it on all manner of things, from nerf balls to steel street signs.  Given that your head is a constant composition throughout, can you really say that the material/object striking it make no difference?

Because that would be really dumb.


Now ah may be just a simple country lawyer, but ah reckon the feller was makin' hisself a hyperbolic statement, that is, implyin' that the feller's head what coulda got hit by thet there train was bone throughout - no gray matter a'tall. Just a mass 'o solid bone, like what you fine ladies and gennuhmin o' the jury might roll down a tenpin lane.

The joke, ah say the joke just flew ovah ya haid, son.
 
2014-04-16 04:54:44 PM  
BOOM - Head Shot...makes Thomas smile

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-16 04:55:15 PM  

AndreMA: Milo Minderbinder: AndreMA: uber humper: It's very competitive as a mode transporting freight. the most efficient on land. About 3 cents per ton per mile. Needs roads for the last mile, but trains are the way to go and will be here for a while

Second most. Pipelines -- once the initial capital outlay is amortized -- are cheaper.

So, it's cheaper after the expensive bits are paid for? Flying is super cheap, after you pay for the planes, airports, pilots and gas, after all...

Circumstances matter. Try shipping something from NYC to London by rail. Or to a tiny island by air (seaplanes excluded). Or to orbit by mule train.

For land transport, though, the incremental cost per ton is (or was; my info might be a bit out of date) is cheapest for pipelines. By sea, supertankers. By air, lighter-than-air dirigibles (I think they use a few for logging in remote areas). To LEO, probably Roscosmos, or maybe ESA.


As a side note, 747s have some of the highest bandwidth... If you pack 'em full of micro SD cards.

NYC to London via 747 handles more info than fiber
 
2014-04-16 04:55:56 PM  

SpectroBoy: InterruptingQuirk: Close enough to get kicked means he was trespassing, at least here in the States.

Does US law also allow you to kick trespassers in the head?

I thought not.


In the states it would be having homeland security having you in hand cuffs, questioning you on why you were trespassing on private property.
 
2014-04-16 04:56:06 PM  

Mikey1969: cryinoutloud: Mikey1969: You don't fark around with trains when they fling you an extra 100 feet AFTER they stop.
That sucks the person you know got hit. That sounds brutal.

I watched a video of a person being hit by a train at a depot (it wasn't stopping, and she stepped out in front of one that was stopped and BAM). She got flung probably 100 feet, almost right into the security camera that recorded it. Fast. Very, very fast.

Another one of those things on the internet that I kind of wish I hadn't watched.

Yeah, this girl was just a rag doll when we found her.


Livin' in a movie?
Hot tramp, daddies little cutie?
 
2014-04-16 04:56:45 PM  

uber humper: AndreMA: Milo Minderbinder: AndreMA: uber humper: It's very competitive as a mode transporting freight. the most efficient on land. About 3 cents per ton per mile. Needs roads for the last mile, but trains are the way to go and will be here for a while

Second most. Pipelines -- once the initial capital outlay is amortized -- are cheaper.

So, it's cheaper after the expensive bits are paid for? Flying is super cheap, after you pay for the planes, airports, pilots and gas, after all...

Circumstances matter. Try shipping something from NYC to London by rail. Or to a tiny island by air (seaplanes excluded). Or to orbit by mule train.

For land transport, though, the incremental cost per ton is (or was; my info might be a bit out of date) is cheapest for pipelines. By sea, supertankers. By air, lighter-than-air dirigibles (I think they use a few for logging in remote areas). To LEO, probably Roscosmos, or maybe ESA.

As a side note, 747s have some of the highest bandwidth... If you pack 'em full of micro SD cards.

NYC to London via 747 handles more info than fiber


The latency is a biatch though.
 
2014-04-16 05:00:03 PM  

MBooda: uber humper: Now we just need to figure out how to transport people in the pipelines. We got information in tubes, why not people?

You first.

[uploads.neatorama.com image 500x328]

/of course, we can always go wifi

[www.allthingstrek.com image 480x407]


I've been experimenting with tubular cow transport. Intake is a high gloss porcelain apparatus in the bathroom. So far so good.
 
2014-04-16 05:03:20 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Now ah may be just a simple country lawyer, but ah reckon the feller was makin' hisself a hyperbolic statement, that is, implyin' that the feller's head what coulda got hit by thet there train was bone throughout - no gray matter a'tall. Just a mass 'o solid bone, like what you fine ladies and gennuhmin o' the jury might roll down a tenpin lane.The joke, ah say the joke just flew ovah ya haid, son.

 
2014-04-16 05:05:29 PM  
img.fark.net
Disparaging the boot is a bootable offense.
 
2014-04-16 05:08:04 PM  
Engineer saved this moron.  Anyone who disagrees needs a swift boot kick to the head.
 
2014-04-16 05:10:15 PM  

jst3p: That and the head isn't solid bone. Pretty hollow actually.


What, are you one of those fancy inte-lectuuls who has a big brain in there? I'm pretty proud of my solid bone head. it goes back generations. We only breed with other boneheads.
 
2014-04-16 05:11:56 PM  

Mikey1969: rosekolodny: Heh - I don't think those little houses by Mike & Rhonda's have gotten much better since you've been gone, even though the trains don't blow their horns through town anymore.  Noise pollution, you know.

Most of the train fatalities I've heard about/seen involve hamburger and chunks scattered for a block or two... so my friend knows he got off lucky.  One of the more depressing accidents here in the last few years had the following ingredients:

1. Old tourist couple was driving South on a North-bound one way street.
2. One way streets only have crossing guards on one side, so the confused driver pulled up to the guard... ONTO THE TRACKS.
3. Train could not stop.

Yeah, it was a step up from a shack in the late 90s...

Occasionally, I'd time things wrong and get stopped on the tracks, I always had an escape plan.

We did a house for a guy who worked for Santa Fe once, and he was going to bring me an air horn from a train on one of his trips. I never got it because I moved, but I always wondered what it would be like to pull up behind someone at the tracks and set that thing off.

So I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that Flagstaff traffic still sucks?


Worse than ever!

A hundred plus trains a day, Amtrak parking its shiny metal ass on the tracks twice a day for half an hour.  More population with basically the same infrastructure.  More NAU students (20,000 compared to 15,000 in 1995), and the campus has been re-worked into a "pedestrian friendly" zone... basically it means they're training 18 year olds that they don't have to look both ways before they cross the street while texting.  Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Glad I've got my bicycle.  I get around way faster on my bike than most people in cars.
 
2014-04-16 05:14:56 PM  
gifmaker.me
 
2014-04-16 05:15:49 PM  

pedobearapproved: Also if you go after the railroad employee I'm sure the railroad is going to go after your kid.


What looks like misdemeanor trespass vs. felony assault on a minor? If I were a lawyer, I'd take that pro bono.

/yes, I know; it wouldn't be criminal in either case if it's just battling lawsuits.
 
2014-04-16 05:16:04 PM  

gunther_bumpass: fine ladies and gennuhmin


I read that as geraniums.  Good mental image.
 
2014-04-16 05:25:18 PM  

rosekolodny: Worse than ever!

A hundred plus trains a day, Amtrak parking its shiny metal ass on the tracks twice a day for half an hour.  More population with basically the same infrastructure.  More NAU students (20,000 compared to 15,000 in 1995), and the campus has been re-worked into a "pedestrian friendly" zone... basically it means they're training 18 year olds that they don't have to look both ways before they cross the street while texting.  Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Glad I've got my bicycle.  I get around way faster on my bike than most people in cars.


I think when I moved, the plan was to move from about 60 trains to 75, and 60 trains was already a lot. 100 would drive me crazy. It was a fun place to live and a fun place to bar-hop, but I fought the option to drive anywhere during the day unless I could take I-40 or head up Butler.

But God, we could go 4-wheelin' forever on those Forest Service roads. One night, I put on 60 miles without touching pavement and came out in Kachina Village...
 
2014-04-16 05:26:16 PM  
FLMountainMan:

Let me guess - liberal?

/Funny how it breaks down that way


Funny how you'd bring your political derp into a goddamn video thread.
 
2014-04-16 05:26:48 PM  
I don't see what you guys are seeing when it comes to the metal bar that is allegedly going to hit the kid.  The black metal bar is behind the yellow one, and neither is protruding perpendicular off the side off the train.

I like seeing this oblivious douche with his earbuds in get kicked.  But it sure did look like the ankle almost hooked his neck and pulled him toward the train.  Still cool though.
 
2014-04-16 05:28:08 PM  
Came here for "boot to the head".

Leaving sore.
 
2014-04-16 05:30:28 PM  
I have not RTFT yet, and I imagine that this was said already, but that kick could have ended up knocking him down and under the train.

That being said... kick away, engineer dude!
 
2014-04-16 05:35:27 PM  

Shmeat: The video on YouTube is titled "Kicked in the head by a train"

[replygif.net image 400x271]


well, to be fair, he was near the train.
 
2014-04-16 05:35:39 PM  
 JesusJuice: BSABSVR: RollingThunder: BSABSVR: Yeah.  Trying to murder someone for taking a selfie is totally both rational and heroic.

Trying to get somebody THE fark OUT OF DANGER RANGE by pushing them with the only thing that can reach (IE: their foot) is indeed rational and heroic.

If you're in danger of being hit by a protuberance from the train, then a kick from a boot by someone on said train is not significantly less dangerous.  Physics, how does it work?

You're wrong. Getting hit by a boot going 30mph is significantly less dangerous than getting hit by a piece of steel at the same speed. The boot will yield, the steel train won't.


That black metal loop is flush with the side of the train, and is behind the yellow bar.  It isn't protruding.  Still a good kick though.
 
2014-04-16 05:44:44 PM  

HairBolus: [gifmaker.me image 637x357]


actually from that it really does look like he could have saved that kids life.... that metal sticking out behind the boot would have grazed his hair if not hit his head...
 
Displayed 50 of 369 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report