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(NYPost)   No joke, there's a stand-up comic in NYC that's suing the city because she fell on to the subway tracks because she was too busy texting and the train operator didn't stop fast enough   (nypost.com) divider line 92
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2014-08-08 04:21:19 PM
Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.


Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.
 
2014-08-08 05:11:50 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-08 05:18:25 PM
I dunno. Wet surface, the station was undergoing construction, no warning signs posted. She might have a case. And as RexTalionis mentioned, the texting claim is a bit of a stretch (although she may have been looking at her phone for other reasons).  The video footage will definitely be the key to the case, when they can get a hold of it.
 
2014-08-08 05:29:41 PM
She Zoe'd hereslf
 
2014-08-08 05:30:10 PM
Approves and is ready to go

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-08 05:50:31 PM

RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.


True, though notice that they haven't said she wasn't on her phone, just that she wasn't texting. Was she playing a game? Reading an email or blog offline? "Falling onto the tracks while playing Candy Crush" isn't really that different from "falling onto the tracks while texting".
 
2014-08-08 05:51:50 PM

RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.


While this is true, I still write texts in those dead spots.  They just don't go through until the subway hits the bridge.  I don't do this unless I'm sitting down in a train because I'm too paranoid about some nutter pushing me onto the tracks,  but there you have it.
 
2014-08-08 06:05:40 PM
Then what happened?
 
2014-08-08 06:05:42 PM

Theaetetus: RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.

True, though notice that they haven't said she wasn't on her phone, just that she wasn't texting. Was she playing a game? Reading an email or blog offline? "Falling onto the tracks while playing Candy Crush" isn't really that different from "falling onto the tracks while texting".


You can also type in your text app, regardless of whether or not there is network coverage to actually send it...    She could've easily received the text above ground, and started responding to it as she descended under ground.
 
2014-08-08 06:07:24 PM
What's the deal with subway platforms?
 
2014-08-08 06:07:56 PM
"Stand up" comic? More like a "fall down" comic, amirite???
 
2014-08-08 06:07:57 PM

RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.


Actually, depends on which station and where you are in that station.

/loved the subway as Work's Blackberry's signal was ALMOST nil.
//almost
 
2014-08-08 06:08:45 PM
She broke her leg, so the Dye was cast.
 
2014-08-08 06:08:45 PM

RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.


You can text without reception. It just holds until you get reception to transmit. Nothing to stop someone from pressing away. Ain't new technology grand?
 
2014-08-08 06:09:08 PM
So she was in a New York City subway station, standing on a platform. There was construction going on and yada yada yada she's suing the metro for money.
 
2014-08-08 06:09:24 PM

Ready-set: She broke her leg, so the Dye was cast.


Failed perception and dexterity.
 
2014-08-08 06:10:41 PM
So, she's a fall-down comic?

/B-list comic
//former member Upright Citizens Brigade
///here all week, try the veal
 
2014-08-08 06:10:58 PM

Theaetetus: RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.

True, though notice that they haven't said she wasn't on her phone, just that she wasn't texting. Was she playing a game? Reading an email or blog offline? "Falling onto the tracks while playing Candy Crush" isn't really that different from "falling onto the tracks while texting".


My first thought.

"It's your fault I broke my leg because I wasn't paying attention and walked into a 7-foot deep 15-foot wide trench," should never be a viable defense, no matter why she wasn't paying attention.
 
2014-08-08 06:11:17 PM
RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

I had an accident, so I must sue someone is never a good point.
 
2014-08-08 06:11:46 PM
A stand up comic is angry because she finally made people laugh?
 
2014-08-08 06:13:12 PM
OK Jerry Seinfeld...

Let's see you top that!
 
2014-08-08 06:13:44 PM
The "autocorrect" with texting was in the form of a train, sounds like a self "correcting" problem.
 
2014-08-08 06:13:53 PM
She wouldn't make the cut on Last Comic Standing.
 
2014-08-08 06:15:04 PM
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you get run over by a train."
 
2014-08-08 06:16:46 PM
Dye is seeking permission to sue the MTA's NYC Transit division and the city after an error by her attorney caused her to miss a deadline.

Perhaps she has a malpractice case against her shyster.  He blew the deadline to put in a claim.  In Chicago I think it is only six months now and I do not know what it is in NYC as I have never been there or practiced law there.
 
2014-08-08 06:16:54 PM
Good luck with your lawsuit, break a leg!
 
2014-08-08 06:17:15 PM

hammettman: So, she's a fall-down comic?

/B-list comic
//former member Upright Citizens Brigade
///here all week, try the veal


Hey look, Carlos Mencia is here!
 
2014-08-08 06:18:09 PM
She even has her texting hand pose in the picture :)
 
2014-08-08 06:19:44 PM
Sometimes you catch the train, sometimes the train catches you.

It's the passenger's sole responsibility to pause long enough to enter the train.

Mind the gap...between your moving legs.....
 
2014-08-08 06:19:52 PM
Not many people get to see the underside of a train.
 
2014-08-08 06:22:19 PM
In my experience. It is never a good idea to trust people who say "to be honest" "to tell you the truth" or "I'm not going to lie".
 
2014-08-08 06:24:07 PM
Trains run on tracks. Everyone knows they weigh a lot, and can't stop quickly.

If you get in front of a train and it hits you, it is your own goddamn fault.

i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-08 06:24:25 PM

ChrisDe: What's the deal with subway platforms?


Many transit systems have walls and doors to prevent these accidents as well as public spectacle suicides, but New York finds a new reason to not install them every time it comes up.

I'm waiting for "it would corrupt a historical image," like the preservation society's argument against suicide bets on the Golden Gate.
 
2014-08-08 06:24:36 PM
"to busy"
she was to X
Nope, can't parse it.
 
2014-08-08 06:25:08 PM

Bahleted: In my experience. It is never a good idea to trust people who say "to be honest" "to tell you the truth" or "I'm not going to lie".


Or, "To be frank with you..."  Wait.  Were these people lying to me before?  Why should I trust them now with their qualification?  Pet peeve.
 
2014-08-08 06:25:30 PM

Ready-set: She broke her leg, so the Dye was cast.


treasure.diylol.com
 
2014-08-08 06:25:49 PM
I saw the words 'she' and 'standup comic' and braced myself for a bunch of not-so-funny jokes about dating.

\Could be wrong there, going by default assumptions based on personal statistics using life experience.
 
2014-08-08 06:26:06 PM
If I walk off an iceberg in international waters and get mangled by an Orca, who can I sue?
 
2014-08-08 06:26:13 PM
So NYC ran a train on her?

That's not funny.
 
2014-08-08 06:26:22 PM
At least they won't have to put down the train, like when some idiot climbs into the lion pen and then sues because there was a lion in there.
 
2014-08-08 06:26:23 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Then what happened?



What happened is that darwin missed by   --><-- THAT much.
 
2014-08-08 06:28:14 PM

Enemabag Jones: I saw the words 'she' and 'standup comic' and braced myself for a bunch of not-so-funny jokes about dating.

\Could be wrong there, going by default assumptions based on personal statistics using life experience.



lh5.googleusercontent.com

Then you got these lady comics talking about stuff that would embarrass Redd Foxx- God rest his smutty soul.
Who they slept with.
What time they sit on the can.
This is supposed to get you a husband?
 
2014-08-08 06:29:48 PM

Dr. House's Vicodin: ChrisDe: What's the deal with subway platforms?

Many transit systems have walls and doors to prevent these accidents as well as public spectacle suicides, but New York finds a new reason to not install them every time it comes up.

I'm waiting for "it would corrupt a historical image," like the preservation society's argument against suicide bets on the Golden Gate.


Look. There are vanishingly few sources of chlorine in the gene pool nowadays. Let it be.
 
2014-08-08 06:31:12 PM

Gyrfalcon: Theaetetus: RexTalionis: Actually, this is a good point:

Dye was texting at around 9:30 a.m. when she slipped on the wet platform and tumbled to the tracks, a police source says. She was hit by the lead car of a southbound B train and pinned underneath, leaving her left leg mangled.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Schietzeit, called the texting claim "patently false" and said Dye had fainted.
"[It] makes little sense considering there's no cellphone service underground," he said.

Those stations without cell service are essentially gigantic dead spots. There is no cell service at all. I'm not saying she wasn't on her phone doing something, but whatever it was, it's probably not texting.

True, though notice that they haven't said she wasn't on her phone, just that she wasn't texting. Was she playing a game? Reading an email or blog offline? "Falling onto the tracks while playing Candy Crush" isn't really that different from "falling onto the tracks while texting".

My first thought.

"It's your fault I broke my leg because I wasn't paying attention and walked into a 7-foot deep 15-foot wide trench," should never be a viable defense, no matter why she wasn't paying attention.


I think "We didn't put up any signs in a construction area, not to mention the lack of signage that the floor is slippery, but it's your fault because you had your phone out." shouldn't be a valid defense.
 
2014-08-08 06:32:29 PM
If you like your subway train, you can continue to keep being hit by it.
 
2014-08-08 06:33:01 PM
baconbeard,
Then you got these lady comics talking about stuff that would embarrass Redd Foxx- God rest his smutty soul.
Who they slept with.
What time they sit on the can.
This is supposed to get you a husband?


Lampanelli, Silverman, and a few names I can' think of right now, yes. Women can be funny. In my mind it is a short list, but then again I don't like vanilla standup.
 
2014-08-08 06:34:07 PM

Panty Sniffer: Bahleted: In my experience. It is never a good idea to trust people who say "to be honest" "to tell you the truth" or "I'm not going to lie".

Or, "To be frank with you..."  Wait.  Were these people lying to me before?  Why should I trust them now with their qualification?  Pet peeve.


I knew I missed one! I instantly distrust people who say that as a rule of thumb. Works pretty well.
 
2014-08-08 06:34:08 PM
Lampanelli, Silverman, and a few names I can't think of right now, yes. Women can be funny. In my mind it is a short list, but then again I don't like vanilla standup.
 
2014-08-08 06:34:43 PM
I'm not feeling particularly inspired today.  Someone help a brother out.

img.fark.net
 
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2014-08-08 06:35:37 PM

fluffy2097: Trains run on tracks. Everyone knows they weigh a lot, and can't stop quickly.

If you get in front of a train and it hits you, it is your own goddamn fault.

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I'll never get tired of that pic.
 
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