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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Train commuters get together and push aside a train to free a passenger who didn't mind the gap   (smh.com.au ) divider line 43
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2014-08-06 05:33:03 PM  
www.teracomtraining.com
 
2014-08-06 05:39:37 PM  
There's a "push a train" versus "pull a train" joke in here somewhere but I'm not making it.
 
2014-08-06 05:59:23 PM  
 granitegrok.com
33.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-06 09:38:20 PM  
This story made ABC's nightly news.
 
2014-08-06 10:37:21 PM  
I used to see news in fark before I heard it on npr in the afternoon. Seems to have switched.
 
2014-08-06 10:39:23 PM  
fat guy in a little gap
 
2014-08-06 10:40:52 PM  
Caught this on the news. When I saw the size of the gap, I was shocked. A kid could fall right through it. It is heart warming to see that many people helping out.I just wonder who many were thinking,"If we don't get this guy out, I'm never going to get home". Just kidding. They all did a great job.
 
2014-08-06 10:43:42 PM  
Well done Ausies, ya bunch of beautiful alcoholics!!
 
2014-08-06 10:44:14 PM  
Back in the day, it was three days before the news carried a Fark story. Now, not so much.
 
2014-08-06 10:45:37 PM  
Even the trains try to eat you.
 
2014-08-06 10:46:24 PM  
Cool The monthly feel good story on FARK has arrived
 
2014-08-06 10:46:32 PM  

daffy: Caught this on the news. When I saw the size of the gap, I was shocked. A kid could fall right through it. It is heart warming to see that many people helping out.I just wonder who many were thinking,"If we don't get this guy out, I'm never going to get home". Just kidding. They all did a great job.


I saw it noted as a one inch gap, on WGN, and couldn't figure out how it happened. They all just wanted to go home but it was nice of them
 
2014-08-06 10:50:39 PM  
Jack Mort forgot the face of his father
 
2014-08-06 10:52:56 PM  
No wonder why they filmed Lord of the Rings there-- those people have supernatural powers!
 
2014-08-06 10:56:36 PM  
From the city that recently bought you this thieving idiot, and his unforgettable CCTV footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BfMWuSJ3cU

// getting a kick
 
2014-08-06 10:57:25 PM  

Big Ramifications: From the city that recently bought you this thieving idiot, and his unforgettable CCTV footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BfMWuSJ3cU

// getting a kick


This idiot. Now fully linked.
 
2014-08-06 11:09:37 PM  
The episode of  Homicide: Life on the Streetdidn't end so well.
 
2014-08-06 11:10:35 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Well done Ausies, ya bunch of beautiful alcoholics!!


Well, not me personally but CHEERS MATE!
*burrrrp *hic

Big Ramifications: Big Ramifications: From the city that recently bought you this thieving idiot, and his unforgettable CCTV footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BfMWuSJ3cU

// getting a kick

This idiot. Now fully linked.


fantastic, thank you.
/missed that one, would lol again
 
2014-08-06 11:15:14 PM  
Old news. I fell into  "The Gap" in the 80s. I came out with some jeans and shiatty t-shirts.
 
2014-08-06 11:17:03 PM  

morg: The episode of  Homicide: Life on the Streetdidn't end so well.


My first thought as well. That episode was chilling and heart-rending, to say the least. Vincent D'Onofrio got a well-deserved Emmy nomination for that.
 
2014-08-06 11:22:49 PM  
They are lucky the train didn't rock back and completely sever that fool's leg.
 
2014-08-06 11:32:56 PM  

CatfoodSpork: They are lucky the train didn't rock back and completely sever that fool's leg.


That's exactly what I was thinking.
 
2014-08-06 11:34:12 PM  
Nice to see them band together and say: don't miss that train, don't miss that party train (toot-toot!).

o.scdn.co
 
2014-08-06 11:35:24 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UymKurTBdhw
"So don't tell me to mind the gap"
 
2014-08-06 11:38:10 PM  
It's a good thing they got him freed before he started to sing...

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Your lipstick stains
On the front part of my
Left side brain
I knew I wouldn't forget you
And so I went and let you
Blow my mind
Your sweet moonbeam
The smell of you in every
Single dream I dream
I knew when we collided
You're the one I have decided
Who's one of my kind
Hey soul sister
Ain't that Mr. mister
On the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair, you know
Hey soul sister
I don't wanna miss
A single thing you do
Tonight
Hey, hey, hey
Just in time
I'm so glad you have
A one track mind like me
You gave my life direction
A game show love connection
We can't deny
I'm so obsessed
My heart is bound to beat
Right out my untrimmed chest
I believe in you
Like a beauty , you're Madonna
And I'm always gonna wanna blow your mind
Hey soul sister
Ain't that Mr. mister
On the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair, you know
Hey soul sister
I don't wanna miss
A single thing you do
Tonight
The way you can cut a rug
Watching you is the only drug I need
So gangster, I'm so thug
You're the only one I'm dreaming of
You see, I can be myself now finally
In fact there's nothing I can't be
I want the world to see you'll be with me
Hey soul sister
Ain't that Mr. mister
On the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair, you know
Hey soul sister
I don't wanna miss
A single thing you do
Tonight
Hey soul sister
I don't wanna miss
A single thing you do
Tonight
Hey, hey, hey
Tonight
Hey, hey, hey
Tonight
 
2014-08-06 11:41:20 PM  
I guess that in Australia that they don't have precision trains.
 
2014-08-07 12:01:51 AM  

DubtodaIll: I used to see news in fark before I heard it on npr in the afternoon. Seems to have switched.


My Twitter is whipping Fark more than anything else.
 
2014-08-07 12:54:23 AM  
There was a Stanley who once minded the gap for quite a while actually.

/turns out zombies are almost impervious to steam.
 
2014-08-07 01:01:50 AM  
Mind the gap has a different meaning on The Chive (not porn, but I wouldn't want to get caught browsing that at work)
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-07 01:06:04 AM  
A hydraulic jack and 30 seconds, and I'd have had him free. Only $50.00!
 
2014-08-07 01:54:27 AM  

CatfoodSpork: They are lucky the train didn't rock back and completely sever that fool's leg.


We're used to fighting off crocs and sharks.

No lightweight aloominum commuter train would dare push back.
 
2014-08-07 02:39:28 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: CatfoodSpork: They are lucky the train didn't rock back and completely sever that fool's leg.

That's exactly what I was thinking.


I was thinking "rock back and NOW 70 PEOPLE ARE STUCK."

// for comedy reasons
// not physics or likelihood reasons
 
2014-08-07 02:44:43 AM  
The search is on for the doofus' identity.

Mid 30s.

Not hatless - I repeat - not hatless.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/search-on-for-stirling-train-stati on s-passenger-x-20140807-101b6j.html

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-07 06:43:52 AM  
Watch the tram car please
 
2014-08-07 07:01:19 AM  
It was do that, or wait two hours for emergency workers to figure out how to do it.  I would have helped out too.
 
2014-08-07 07:27:21 AM  
If this happened in New York, you'd have 100 people taking selfies and complaining about the delay.
 
2014-08-07 07:48:01 AM  
In Soviet Australia gap minds you!
 
2014-08-07 07:53:54 AM  

quatchi: There's a "push a train" versus "pull a train" joke in here somewhere but I'm not making it.


How about "run a train?"
1.bp.blogspot.com

Giggity
 
2014-08-07 07:57:00 AM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-07 04:36:29 PM  
A nice reminder that together 'people' are their strongest.
 
2014-08-07 07:11:28 PM  

MythDragon: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Dang, not even in the top 10 comments. Fark be slippin...
 
2014-08-07 09:17:28 PM  

Loreweaver: MythDragon: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Dang, not even in the top 10 comments. Fark be slippin...


I was disappointed myself.
 
2014-08-07 11:04:54 PM  
Didn't he know?  Subway...eats flesh!
 
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