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(Gawker)   Kid who got his face kicked by a train conductor will be laughing all the way to the bank   (gawker.com) divider line 122
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2014-04-22 12:03:28 PM  
That went a different direction than I was expecting
 
2014-04-22 12:03:32 PM  
How did I miss this?!?!
 
2014-04-22 12:09:15 PM  
Next time the conductor will take the safe route and apply a baseball bat to the face.
 
2014-04-22 12:18:35 PM  
Hmm...now this is beginning to seem like it was staged/fake.
 
2014-04-22 12:19:31 PM  
img843.imageshack.us
 
2014-04-22 12:19:45 PM  

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.
 
2014-04-22 12:20:01 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-22 12:35:23 PM  
Well, that cash should help keep him insulated.
 
2014-04-22 12:35:52 PM  
When he got kicked in the head, did he lose his train of thought?
 
2014-04-22 12:36:05 PM  
I am on the train conductors side on this one
 
2014-04-22 12:36:36 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.


Okay, I will then. What a dickbag.
 
2014-04-22 12:36:42 PM  
Too stupid to live.
 
2014-04-22 12:37:29 PM  
Step 2) Lawsuit License
 
2014-04-22 12:37:44 PM  
I'm not a business guy, but how does one make money off that?
 
2014-04-22 12:37:49 PM  
http://imgur.com/gallery/xEqaUQA

The conductor was saving him from a MUCH worse impact.
 
2014-04-22 12:38:58 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-22 12:39:28 PM  
"He has a few movie ideas he'd like to work on."

"
Ow My Balls!"?
 
2014-04-22 12:39:33 PM  
Lucky he didn't get the hammer, instead of the boot.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-22 12:39:48 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.


It happened in Peru. Not sure if it the frivolous law suits work theme way there. They'd probably just toss him out of the country.
 
2014-04-22 12:40:35 PM  
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.
 
2014-04-22 12:41:15 PM  

James!: I'm not a business guy, but how does one make money off that?


It's confounding, I know. But You Tube wants to pay him for advertising and licensing, unbelievable.
 
2014-04-22 12:41:16 PM  

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

The conductor was saving him from a MUCH worse impact.


There was a series of shots that didn't show that piece of metal and someone said it was probably the phone merging frames since the train was moving fast and the phone couldn't capture all of the frames the way they really are.
 
2014-04-22 12:41:24 PM  
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.
 
2014-04-22 12:41:29 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.


The incident occurred in Peru (Perurail). Probably not very lucrative to run a lawsuit there.
 
2014-04-22 12:41:29 PM  

abhorrent1: 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.

It happened in Peru. Not sure if it the frivolous law suits work the same way there. They'd probably just toss him out of the country.


dammit! fixed
 
2014-04-22 12:41:31 PM  
Better than here. Over the weekend, a woman on a bike wasn't paying attention, commuter train mashed her. Dead as a door nail.
http://krqe.com/2014/04/21/police-id-bicyclist-killed-by-rail-runner- t rain/
 
2014-04-22 12:41:54 PM  
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?
 
2014-04-22 12:42:32 PM  
Hahah. I like this. I think he should do the kickstarter to let people kick him in the head again, or maybe a punch in the face.

/you could specify gloved fist
 
2014-04-22 12:44:27 PM  

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

The conductor was saving him from a MUCH worse impact.


No he wasn't, his foot is at least a foot outside of that metal, watch the gif, his leg goes straight back and doesn't hit that part, it goes further down the side of the train.
 
2014-04-22 12:44:54 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.


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.
 
2014-04-22 12:45:12 PM  
Step 1: Catch a boot to the head while trying to take a selfie with a passing train. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit!

It appears that Gawker has been perusing Fark...
 
2014-04-22 12:45:17 PM  
Some people just deserve a boot up side their head.
 
2014-04-22 12:45:33 PM  
I hate him.  Why is his stupidity being rewarded?
 
2014-04-22 12:45:41 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.


Kevin underestimates Fox's ability to create really dumb reality shows, such as "Ow! My Head"

If he got kicked in the head on a weekly basis, it would sell.   Same for the guy in the video.
 
2014-04-22 12:45:56 PM  

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?


No, I think you're right, here is more analysis: http://imgur.com/gallery/tlStQ
 
2014-04-22 12:47:24 PM  
Stupidity = Awarded with Riches.
 
2014-04-22 12:48:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
Oh long Johnson!!!
 
2014-04-22 12:48:56 PM  
Fark him and the train he rode in on.
 
2014-04-22 12:50:59 PM  
Next time he'll just get hit by the train.
 
2014-04-22 12:54:07 PM  

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


What is supposedly circled there?
 
2014-04-22 12:54:20 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.


$30k to be exposed as a dumbass globally?

I don't think it's worth it but since he already has been exposed he might as well collect the check.
 
2014-04-22 12:54:38 PM  

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.
 
2014-04-22 12:54:44 PM  
The railroad should go after him for trespassing. Just for the lulz.
 
2014-04-22 12:56:05 PM  

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

What is supposedly circled there?


A metal bar.
 
2014-04-22 12:56:47 PM  

James!: I'm not a business guy, but how does one make money off that?


By trying to convince some companies to pay you to recreate it on a commercial.
 
2014-04-22 12:56:57 PM  

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.
 
2014-04-22 12:57:59 PM  
He'll make less than $2000
 
2014-04-22 12:59:19 PM  

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
 
2014-04-22 01:00:32 PM  
The conductor should sue for half of the money made because it was his boot that made this shiatstain famous
 
2014-04-22 01:01:01 PM  

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
 
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.
 
2014-04-22 04:16:22 PM  
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img.fark.net
 
2014-04-22 04:38:36 PM  
There once was a lad from Regina,
Who certainly wasn't a whiner.
His boot-to-face fame
Got him instant acclaim,
Now he's suddenly knee-deep in vagina.
 
2014-04-22 04:46:24 PM  
Being that close to any moving train is stupid, but he may not have been trespassing.  In my neighborhood we have two train lines that are right on the public street- with no crossbars (or whatever you call them) to boot.

The trains move pretty slow (as per law when in a residential area).

Pedestrians are often that close to the trains.  It makes me queasy, but in the end its not technically illegal.

/I stay 20+ feet back when I get stuck at the train track.
 
2014-04-22 05:04:40 PM  

JuggleGeek: 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.


Exactly! If they weren't such sneaky bastards they woiuldn't need train wranglers like they do... but they just can't be trusted.
 
2014-04-22 05:14:31 PM  
Too bad the train didn't hit him in the head.
 
2014-04-22 05:20:21 PM  
When I was a young lad I asked my momma where my daddy was and she couldn't give me a name or anything more then he was in a long dark train.  So he's probably an engineer.
 
2014-04-22 05:20:51 PM  
And the train conductor says
Take a break driver 8
Driver 8 take a break
You done kicked that dude too hard

/or not hard enough
 
2014-04-22 05:25:10 PM  

downstairs: Being that close to any moving train is stupid, but he may not have been trespassing.  In my neighborhood we have two train lines that are right on the public street- with no crossbars (or whatever you call them) to boot.

The trains move pretty slow (as per law when in a residential area).

Pedestrians are often that close to the trains.  It makes me queasy, but in the end its not technically illegal.

/I stay 20+ feet back when I get stuck at the train track.


i have the miraculous ability to get stuck at those stupid tracks every single time i'm going to that part of town.  and it's always depressing, because it's so slow.  sometimes, it rolls in, and, without ever resting, rolls out, like the conductor is saying, just kidding
 
2014-04-22 05:28:09 PM  

HairBolus: x
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Back, and to the left.
 
2014-04-22 05:30:06 PM  
Dumbassery is big business these days. With the pathetic job market these days, expect to see more of this type of thing
 
2014-04-22 05:37:51 PM  

pute kisses like a man: downstairs: Being that close to any moving train is stupid, but he may not have been trespassing.  In my neighborhood we have two train lines that are right on the public street- with no crossbars (or whatever you call them) to boot.

The trains move pretty slow (as per law when in a residential area).

Pedestrians are often that close to the trains.  It makes me queasy, but in the end its not technically illegal.

/I stay 20+ feet back when I get stuck at the train track.

i have the miraculous ability to get stuck at those stupid tracks every single time i'm going to that part of town.  and it's always depressing, because it's so slow.  sometimes, it rolls in, and, without ever resting, rolls out, like the conductor is saying, just kidding



Yeah, I assume you're talking about Marigny/Bywater area.  Problem is those aren't so much functional travel lines- but they're connected to a huge switching station (well, actually two stations on opposite ends of the neighborhood).

So when the train comes out slowly and blocks traffic- it needs to sit there while the guys in the back add/remove new cars.  The law states that they can't block traffic more than 10 minutes... but indeed they do- because who's going to police that?
 
2014-04-22 06:33:24 PM  

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?


stop it
 
2014-04-22 10:18:49 PM  
If I was YouTube I would have some kind of clause in the user agreement that prevents paying ad revenue on this kind of stupid shiat.
Some other kid is going to do something moronic, and his parents are going to sue YouTube saying stories like this encouraged him.
 
2014-04-22 10:43:02 PM  

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

The conductor was saving him from a MUCH worse impact.


The train wouldn't have hit him. The conductor should be charged with assault.
 
2014-04-22 11:39:57 PM  

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

He's Canadian, we're not a very litigious lot.


I'm a canadian too, and I generally get the feeling that the reason we seem to be less  litigious is because of our universal healthcare. So many suits in the US are simply about covering medical costs
 
2014-04-22 11:53:42 PM  
Someone needs to update that .gif to switch the boot to a large penis.

Why do I always have to come up with this stuff?
 
2014-04-22 11:57:50 PM  

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

He's Canadian, we're not a very litigious lot.

I'm a canadian too, and I generally get the feeling that the reason we seem to be less  litigious is because of our universal healthcare. So many suits in the US are simply about covering medical costs


Most of our lawsuits come from Jehovah's Witlesses, whom Canada soundly shut the hell up long ago.  The problem is the US is still candoring to their bullshiat.
 
2014-04-23 12:08:35 AM  

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

He's Canadian, we're not a very litigious lot.

I'm a canadian too, and I generally get the feeling that the reason we seem to be less  litigious is because of our universal healthcare. So many suits in the US are simply about covering medical costs


That's because our insurance refuses to cover the medical costs we purchase it to cover. No, I'm not kidding or being snarky. That's honestly why many lawsuits actually get filed in this country... or did you think it was a coincidence that out legislatures at the state and federal level are composed so heavily of lawyers (with a handful of doctors thrown in for good measure)?
 
2014-04-23 12:42:15 AM  

kg2095: The train wouldn't have hit him. The conductor should be charged with assault.

 The next time an idiot stands in front of a train, I hope it's you.
 
2014-04-23 02:56:45 AM  
Dear Stupid Kid,

If anyone is dumb enough to give you money for this garbage, consider your good fortune carefully. In my day, we'd have realized how stupid what we did was and never told anyone, much less shared it with the world. That said, you better save it and spend it very slowly, because everybody knows you now and no one is going to want to be associated with you, much less hire your dumbass after googling your name from an application.
 
2014-04-23 07:00:37 AM  
Sue him and use the money for educating people to STAY THE FARK AWAY FROM RAILROAD TRACKS if they have no business there.
 
2014-04-23 12:07:58 PM  

downstairs: pute kisses like a man: downstairs: Being that close to any moving train is stupid, but he may not have been trespassing.  In my neighborhood we have two train lines that are right on the public street- with no crossbars (or whatever you call them) to boot.

The trains move pretty slow (as per law when in a residential area).

Pedestrians are often that close to the trains.  It makes me queasy, but in the end its not technically illegal.

/I stay 20+ feet back when I get stuck at the train track.

i have the miraculous ability to get stuck at those stupid tracks every single time i'm going to that part of town.  and it's always depressing, because it's so slow.  sometimes, it rolls in, and, without ever resting, rolls out, like the conductor is saying, just kidding


Yeah, I assume you're talking about Marigny/Bywater area.  Problem is those aren't so much functional travel lines- but they're connected to a huge switching station (well, actually two stations on opposite ends of the neighborhood).

So when the train comes out slowly and blocks traffic- it needs to sit there while the guys in the back add/remove new cars.  The law states that they can't block traffic more than 10 minutes... but indeed they do- because who's going to police that?


Thanks for the information.

That actually explains what I used to think was spiteful train conducting.
 
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