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2014-04-22 01:01:11 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: No he wasn't, his foot is at least a foot outside of that metal


Ok, I saw a more in-depth analysis about this and learned something about how cell phone video works now, thanks to you.  And I think we can all agree this kid's an idiot.
 
2014-04-22 01:01:13 PM  
Oh good, America needs more ways to incent attention-whoring and general stupidity.
 
2014-04-22 01:01:43 PM  

scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting

Yea, I was expecting lawsuits. If he wants to make money off advertising I'm not gonna fault him.


I wouldn't fault him for suing the shiat out of the conductor and the railroad.  That kick was assault, and could very well have pulled him into the side of the train.
 
2014-04-22 01:02:48 PM  
FTA:  "I'm a little worried, but I have a decent relationship with the licensing company, so I trust them," he said Monday. "I did a lot of research first."

LOL, ok.  I'd love to hear how he built up a trusting relationship with a content licensing firm within a week using representation (if any) that he has presumably met within the same period of time.

/sadly, not much he could have done about it anyway, but to trust that the licensing types are looking out for your best interest is profoundly naive
//yes, I'm a cynical asshole, but that doesn't make me wrong
 
2014-04-22 01:04:43 PM  

DarkVader: scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting

Yea, I was expecting lawsuits. If he wants to make money off advertising I'm not gonna fault him.

I wouldn't fault him for suing the shiat out of the conductor and the railroad.  That kick was assault, and could very well have pulled him into the side of the train.


He was farking trespassing! Such a suit would get immediately tossed. The railroad should protect itself by filing trespassing charges against him.
 
2014-04-22 01:05:53 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Oh long Johnson!!!


Well, there you go. Iron protruberance, just like I said.

Do you people have any idea what it does to innocent conductors when they hit jackass idiots like this guy? They get PTSD. They lose their ability to work, sometimes it breaks them as men.

Stay away from moving trains. Or trains that might move. How farking hard is it for people to understand that? There is momentum and power and forces in play that your mind literally cannot comprehend. Your body can be exploded in the blink of an eye.
 
2014-04-22 01:06:36 PM  

Astorix: No.

This is based on theoretical dollars on a viral video that has a notoriously short lived shelf life. Kevin O'Leary who is a media behemoth and one of the members of Dragon's Den and is generally a dickhole, but is right on this count. He said this morning on CBC the popularity of this video will last another week until people move on to the next hot thing. He said "The best way to sustain popularity on YouTube is to serialize your program"


Maybe he can take his act on the road, and get kicked by train conductors in various countries.
 
2014-04-22 01:07:00 PM  

Odd Bird: Tr0mBoNe: How did I miss this?!?!

I've been to the TF side, there's a lot of chaff to sort through.

/you really didn't miss much.


Yeah I stick to the greenlit side of things mostly. I thought this was due to me having a life but that couldn't be it... I gotta update my email alerts.
 
2014-04-22 01:08:59 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Astorix: No.

This is based on theoretical dollars on a viral video that has a notoriously short lived shelf life. Kevin O'Leary who is a media behemoth and one of the members of Dragon's Den and is generally a dickhole, but is right on this count. He said this morning on CBC the popularity of this video will last another week until people move on to the next hot thing. He said "The best way to sustain popularity on YouTube is to serialize your program"

Maybe he can take his act on the road, and get kicked by train conductors in various countries.


I would buy a "Boot to the head World Tour!" T-shirt
 
2014-04-22 01:09:30 PM  
No kickstarter joke?

I am disappoint.
 
2014-04-22 01:09:32 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: DarkVader: scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting

Yea, I was expecting lawsuits. If he wants to make money off advertising I'm not gonna fault him.

I wouldn't fault him for suing the shiat out of the conductor and the railroad.  That kick was assault, and could very well have pulled him into the side of the train.

He was farking trespassing! Such a suit would get immediately tossed. The railroad should protect itself by filing trespassing charges against him.


i have a feeling y'all aren't lawyers... this happened in peru.  he's an uninjured, male tourist with a laughable hair cut... against a railroad company.  forget it jake, it's chinatown.
 
2014-04-22 01:09:59 PM  

bdub77: Next time the conductor will take the safe route and apply a baseball bat to the face.


Apply directly to the forehead!

Can I get a job getting kicked in the head for $250,000 every time I show up for work?  I might only show up once a year, but it sounds like a good gig.

The guy should be compensated for the cost of a Band-aid or maybe an Ace bandadge.  He was a dumbass and it doesn't seem that he actually suffered any serious injuries.
 
2014-04-22 01:10:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting

Yea, I was expecting lawsuits. If he wants to make money off advertising I'm not gonna fault him.


This.

But also, he'd be a real turn to not include the guy that kicked him on the profits.  In fact, the guy that kicked him may have a lawsuit himself.
 
2014-04-22 01:11:29 PM  
Should've just let him get farked up by the train. One less idiot on the planet and no one gets sued. It's a win win for everyone.
 
2014-04-22 01:12:51 PM  

jst3p: PapaChester: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 642x391]
Oh long Johnson!!!

What is supposedly circled there?

The metal loop that looks like would have missed him but was close enough that the conductor likely thought he was saving the kid from.


A shadow on the pants makes it look like he's protecting the kid from getting hit by something, but if you look at the frames before and after that in the video it's just part of the platform the conductor is standing on. Nothing was going to hit the kid but the guy's boot.
 
2014-04-22 01:13:14 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Ow! That was my feelings!: DarkVader: scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting

Yea, I was expecting lawsuits. If he wants to make money off advertising I'm not gonna fault him.

I wouldn't fault him for suing the shiat out of the conductor and the railroad.  That kick was assault, and could very well have pulled him into the side of the train.

He was farking trespassing! Such a suit would get immediately tossed. The railroad should protect itself by filing trespassing charges against him.

i have a feeling y'all aren't lawyers... this happened in peru.  he's an uninjured, male tourist with a laughable hair cut... against a railroad company.  forget it jake, it's chinatown.


Ah, I did not realize it happened in Peru, thought it was Florida. Meh, yeah, no lawsuits will be had.

//read the article? pffft!
 
2014-04-22 01:14:37 PM  

the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting


He's Canadian, we're not a very litigious lot.
 
2014-04-22 01:14:55 PM  

Astorix: No.

This is based on theoretical dollars on a viral video that has a notoriously short lived shelf life. Kevin O'Leary who is a media behemoth and one of the members of Dragon's Den and is generally a dickhole, but is right on this count. He said this morning on CBC the popularity of this video will last another week until people move on to the next hot thing. He said "The best way to sustain popularity on YouTube is to serialize your program"

This is a one off. A fluke. And very very hard to monetize.


What's going to stop the next college/teenage moron from trying something just as dangerous, or even more so, with the sole intent that, "Hey, IF this goes viral, I'll be rich!"?
 
2014-04-22 01:15:02 PM  

NeverDrunk23: When he got kicked in the head, did he lose his train of thought?


nah - it just got derailed.
 
2014-04-22 01:15:21 PM  
Well ain't that a kick in the head.......sorry
 
2014-04-22 01:15:32 PM  

WinoRhino: jst3p: PapaChester: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 642x391]
Oh long Johnson!!!

What is supposedly circled there?

The metal loop that looks like would have missed him but was close enough that the conductor likely thought he was saving the kid from.

A shadow on the pants makes it look like he's protecting the kid from getting hit by something, but if you look at the frames before and after that in the video it's just part of the platform the conductor is standing on. Nothing was going to hit the kid but the guy's boot.


I think you are probably right but I think it was also close enough that in real time the conductor thought it might and stuck his boot out there just in case.
 
2014-04-22 01:15:53 PM  

jst3p: skwerlmaster: Harry Freakstorm: http://imgur.com/gallery/xEqaUQA

Some other people on the Internet believe the conductor was trying to keep the kid from getting hit by part of the train. But I don't see it. Does that mean I'm loco?

depends on your motives

thread needs a laugh track


that's funny - I thought I just heard laughing in my head ...
 
2014-04-22 01:17:24 PM  
Idiocracy had it wrong!

The future of tv is not  "Ow my Balls!"  It's "Ow my face"
 
2014-04-22 01:18:11 PM  

kcfarker: Astorix: No.

This is based on theoretical dollars on a viral video that has a notoriously short lived shelf life. Kevin O'Leary who is a media behemoth and one of the members of Dragon's Den and is generally a dickhole, but is right on this count. He said this morning on CBC the popularity of this video will last another week until people move on to the next hot thing. He said "The best way to sustain popularity on YouTube is to serialize your program"

This is a one off. A fluke. And very very hard to monetize.

What's going to stop the next college/teenage moron from trying something just as dangerous, or even more so, with the sole intent that, "Hey, IF this goes viral, I'll be rich!"?


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-22 01:18:44 PM  
Was his name Choo Choo Charlie?
 
2014-04-22 01:18:53 PM  
All this fuss aboot a boot?
 
2014-04-22 01:19:21 PM  

BumpInTheNight: kcfarker: Astorix: No.

This is based on theoretical dollars on a viral video that has a notoriously short lived shelf life. Kevin O'Leary who is a media behemoth and one of the members of Dragon's Den and is generally a dickhole, but is right on this count. He said this morning on CBC the popularity of this video will last another week until people move on to the next hot thing. He said "The best way to sustain popularity on YouTube is to serialize your program"

This is a one off. A fluke. And very very hard to monetize.

What's going to stop the next college/teenage moron from trying something just as dangerous, or even more so, with the sole intent that, "Hey, IF this goes viral, I'll be rich!"?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 318x513]


Glad I looked before posting the exact same photo.
 
2014-04-22 01:19:58 PM  
So was the train conductor put on half shifts and demoted to semiconductor?
 
2014-04-22 01:25:06 PM  

Frozboz: http://imgur.com/gallery/xEqaUQA

The conductor was saving him from a MUCH worse impact.


impact of what exactly?  an image artifact in the video?
 
2014-04-22 01:29:41 PM  

PapaChester: farkingismybusiness: [i.imgur.com image 642x391]
Oh long Johnson!!!

What is supposedly circled there?


the merged frames of the steps.

it's an Alco DL560

www.classicbuses.co.uk
 
2014-04-22 01:35:59 PM  

jst3p: I think you are probably right but I think it was also close enough that in real time the conductor thought it might and stuck his boot out there just in case.


True. I can't imagine the conductor would just kick someone in the head like that for no reason. He probably saw the kid had headphones in and was staring at his phone and assumed he was unaware of his surroundings.
 
2014-04-22 01:40:06 PM  

WinoRhino: jst3p: I think you are probably right but I think it was also close enough that in real time the conductor thought it might and stuck his boot out there just in case.

True. I can't imagine the conductor would just kick someone in the head like that for no reason. He probably saw the kid had headphones in and was staring at his phone and assumed he was unaware of his surroundings.


I think he yelled and blew the horn first if I recall from the video correctly. Kid ignored or didn't hear him.
 
2014-04-22 01:40:31 PM  
"Failsylvania next stop; next stop Failsylvania!"
 
2014-04-22 01:41:14 PM  
Stupid Story Bro:

years ago, part of my job was to inspect rail cars as they were parked on a spur line.  Climb each one, inspect, climb down, go to the next, repeat.  This spur line was right alongside the main rail line, and it was not unusual for a freight train to be barreling down the adjacent track as we (i) inspected. It was pretty normal for us to climb down the car, and walk between the stationary cars and the speeding train.  There was no reason to wait for the train to pass, we could get to the next car and have it done!

One day, when we were on a car, doing our inspection, a train went past, and we heard something odd, a scraping noise growing louder.  We looked, and down the line, on a freight car coming our direction at thirty  miles an hour, was a steel bar that stuck out to the side of the car about four foot, and was bent downwards, occasionally hitting the rocks alongside the tracks as it passed.  It went past, knocking gravel out as it did, and leveling the lumps and humps as it went like a grader blade.

If we had been standing between the cars, like we often did to walk to the next, that steel bar would have hit us about ankle high, at thirty miles an hour (or more, maybe).

I doubt there would have been anything left of my feet.

From that moment on, I gained a new level of respect and fear for trains, and I have never walked closed to a moving train, ever again.
 
2014-04-22 01:48:17 PM  

ransack.: farkingismybusiness: Oh long Johnson!!!

Well, there you go. Iron protruberance, just like I said.

Do you people have any idea what it does to innocent conductors when they hit jackass idiots like this guy? They get PTSD. They lose their ability to work, sometimes it breaks them as men.

Stay away from moving trains. Or trains that might move. How farking hard is it for people to understand that? There is momentum and power and forces in play that your mind literally cannot comprehend. Your body can be exploded in the blink of an eye.


Well how can you possibly know where a train might be? They could show up anywhere! You could be ambling along a gentle wooded trail and BAM! hit by a train.
It's just too difficult to predict the places where a train might show up, they are like land sharks they are!
 
2014-04-22 01:57:38 PM  

ransack.: Hope the railroad sues him for trespassing or something and gets every cent. My grandfather was a legendary railroad detective and my kin doesn't take kindly to folks who act stupid and disrespectful and be where they ain't supposed to be like this guy. You have any idea what kind of a clusterfark it makes in a schedule when some jackass like this inevitably gets plastered and the train has to stop in place and the line closes while the whole area gets roped off as a crime scene and the idiot's jackassery is forensically documented? How much money the railroad has to spend on lawyers to prove this idiot jackass deserves whatever happens to him?

He's lucky that was a boot and not an open steel door or some other iron protruberance that would have made for a video more appropriate for Ogrish. There's a reason you aren't allowed to be where that idiot was.


Relax.

It was in Peru and along a stretch of track where the trains go slow...really...really slow about 17 mph and where the tracks are typically crowded with people walking.
 
2014-04-22 02:01:50 PM  
Which is worse?
A) Being kicked by a train conductor
B) Being tased by a semiconductor
 
2014-04-22 02:04:59 PM  
I thought he was going to try to sue the railroad. And I would be in here laughing my ass off at his stupidity since he would be technically "trespassing". Except it didn't work out that way and he's going to make his money because TV found another idiot to put on the air.
 
2014-04-22 02:10:25 PM  
Huh. I am more surprised this is in the article:

[H/TDigg]
 
2014-04-22 02:11:15 PM  

silverjets: ransack.: Hope the railroad sues him for trespassing or something and gets every cent. My grandfather was a legendary railroad detective and my kin doesn't take kindly to folks who act stupid and disrespectful and be where they ain't supposed to be like this guy. You have any idea what kind of a clusterfark it makes in a schedule when some jackass like this inevitably gets plastered and the train has to stop in place and the line closes while the whole area gets roped off as a crime scene and the idiot's jackassery is forensically documented? How much money the railroad has to spend on lawyers to prove this idiot jackass deserves whatever happens to him?

He's lucky that was a boot and not an open steel door or some other iron protruberance that would have made for a video more appropriate for Ogrish. There's a reason you aren't allowed to be where that idiot was.

Relax.

It was in Peru and along a stretch of track where the trains go slow...really...really slow about 17 mph and where the tracks are typically crowded with people walking.


A mile-long freight train moving at 17mph has more than enough momentum to explode dozens of people's bodies in a fraction of a second without measurably slowing.

This kind of underestimation is exactly what I am preaching against.

Trains are terrifyingly powerful.
 
2014-04-22 02:29:28 PM  
So, in my minute or so of extensive research, I found that with a $250,000 payday that kid will make just about what the engineer will make in his entire career.

For a single kick in the head.

Man, talk about a sweet hourly wage!
 
2014-04-22 02:48:04 PM  
Once again stupid gets a reward. :(
 
2014-04-22 02:53:39 PM  
That conductor deserves a cut.  First, he saved that dumbass's life and then gave him a marketable video
 
2014-04-22 02:55:30 PM  

BumpInTheNight: scottydoesntknow: the_sidewinder: That went a different direction than I was expecting

Yea, I was expecting lawsuits. If he wants to make money off advertising I'm not gonna fault him.

Psst, he's from Canada.  We're a lot better then you guys when it comes to tying up courts with frivolous bullshiat, sorry about that.


Not sure you want to use a guy who got a boot to the head as the example of how good Canadians are.

/ha, I said aboot
 
2014-04-22 03:02:08 PM  
Yes, but will he get enough money to buy a brain?
 
2014-04-22 03:04:28 PM  

enik: Oh good, America needs more ways to incent attention-whoring and general stupidity.


---
psst... the guy is Canadian, and it happened in Peru
 
2014-04-22 03:16:38 PM  

DarkVader: I wouldn't fault him for suing the shiat out of the conductor and the railroad.


That makes you a farking idiot, and about as bright as the asshole who almost got run over.
 
2014-04-22 03:21:18 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: ell how can you possibly know where a train might be? They could show up anywhere! You could be ambling along a gentle wooded trail and BAM! hit by a train.
It's just too difficult to predict the places where a train might show up, they are like land sharks they are!


And quiet, too.  Those suckers make less noise than a mouse and will sneak right up on you.  Probably on tip-toe, right up until they pounce.
 
2014-04-22 03:39:24 PM  

graeylin: Stupid Story Bro:

years ago, part of my job was to inspect rail cars as they were parked on a spur line.  Climb each one, inspect, climb down, go to the next, repeat.  This spur line was right alongside the main rail line, and it was not unusual for a freight train to be barreling down the adjacent track as we (i) inspected. It was pretty normal for us to climb down the car, and walk between the stationary cars and the speeding train.  There was no reason to wait for the train to pass, we could get to the next car and have it done!

One day, when we were on a car, doing our inspection, a train went past, and we heard something odd, a scraping noise growing louder.  We looked, and down the line, on a freight car coming our direction at thirty  miles an hour, was a steel bar that stuck out to the side of the car about four foot, and was bent downwards, occasionally hitting the rocks alongside the tracks as it passed.  It went past, knocking gravel out as it did, and leveling the lumps and humps as it went like a grader blade.

If we had been standing between the cars, like we often did to walk to the next, that steel bar would have hit us about ankle high, at thirty miles an hour (or more, maybe).

I doubt there would have been anything left of my feet.

From that moment on, I gained a new level of respect and fear for trains, and I have never walked closed to a moving train, ever again.


You learned a valuable lesson and I'm glad you didn't lose an appendage in the process
 
2014-04-22 03:47:20 PM  
Maybe it's the earphones or maybe it's the facial expression, but whenever I see that clip I think he looks like a young version of David Lynch's character Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks.
 
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