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(Atlas Obscura)   "I can guarantee with my life that the train will be called Trainy McTrainface"   ( atlasobscura.com) divider line
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2017-10-18 08:46:19 AM  
I don't want to cash in that guarantee. ...but I also don't want people to walk all over me in the future.
 
2017-10-18 10:28:29 AM  
So who's the engineer that gets to run Trainy McTrainface all over Sweden?
 
2017-10-18 10:33:15 AM  
Now we just need some giant googly eyes...
 
2017-10-18 10:54:14 AM  
Good on you MTR Express if this actually happens. It's a friggin' train, not the President of the United States... ok bad analogy but kinda apt.

Good again for having a little fun in your train running lives!
 
2017-10-18 10:55:01 AM  
This gets greenlit and Gord Downie's death get's turned down for submission?

Beyond lame.
 
2017-10-18 10:56:42 AM  

Demetrius: So who's the engineer that gets to run Trainy McTrainface all over Sweden?


As long as I'm the lead engine and not the caboose.....I'll lead a train all over sweden.....

/two friends/family are married to Swedes.....
 
2017-10-18 10:56:50 AM  

Opacity: Good on you MTR Express if this actually happens. It's a friggin' train, not the President of the United States... ok bad analogy but kinda apt.

Good again for having a little fun in your train running lives!


This. It's nice to see a bureaucrat with a sense of humour.
 
2017-10-18 10:57:32 AM  

Salmon: This gets greenlit and Gord Downie's death get's turned down for submission?

Beyond lame.


Get over it princess. Your headline sucked.
 
2017-10-18 10:58:57 AM  

Salmon: This gets greenlit and Gord Downie's death get's turned down for submission?

Beyond lame.


Who?
 
2017-10-18 10:59:19 AM  
See, it is nice to meet a group of people who stand by their word yet don't take themselves too seriously.

Salmon: This gets greenlit and Gord Downie's death get's turned down for submission?

Beyond lame.


Who?
Maybe that is why...
 
2017-10-18 11:03:58 AM  

Salmon: This gets greenlit and Gord Downie's death get's turned down for submission?

Beyond lame.


There is an article in Entertainment ->
Look for the one about Fiddler's Green
 
2017-10-18 11:04:58 AM  
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I LOVE THIS JOKE
 
2017-10-18 11:10:20 AM  

anustart: Salmon: This gets greenlit and Gord Downie's death get's turned down for submission?

Beyond lame.

Get over it princess. Your headline sucked.


I never submitted, the submission form stated that the link had been submitted already after I verified it.
 
2017-10-18 11:12:42 AM  
Namnet har nämligen en historia som bygger på ett seglivat internetskämt

My thought exactly.
 
2017-10-18 11:15:28 AM  
Variations on the Boaty McBoatface stuff is feeling more and more like a knock/knock joke being endlessly repeated by a bunch of third graders.
 
2017-10-18 11:15:46 AM  
FTA:
Nasfi speculated that some of Trainy McTrainface's popularity was revenge for the scuppering of Boaty McBoatface. In a statement, the train company MTR Express said they thought this new train, with its highly democratic new name, would "be received with joy by many, not only in Sweden."

What's important here is that this guy at least gets it. He's not wrong. Good for Sweden!
 
2017-10-18 11:16:09 AM  
And thus we can conclude that Sweden > Britain.

\not to mention that whole Brexit clusterfark
 
2017-10-18 11:17:22 AM  

Salmon: Gord Downie


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2017-10-18 11:17:55 AM  
But personally, I would have gone with Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm? To do justice to this man, thought by many to be the greatest name in German Baroque music, we present a profile of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm.
 
2017-10-18 11:18:26 AM  

Yawp: Variations on the Boaty McBoatface stuff is feeling more and more like a knock/knock joke being endlessly repeated by a bunch of third graders.


Third graders are pretty funny. I mean, c'mon - fart jokes? Hilarious.
 
2017-10-18 11:18:45 AM  
Oops, copy-past fail.
 
2017-10-18 11:19:42 AM  

CheekyMonkey: And thus we can conclude that Sweden > Britain.

\not to mention that whole Brexit clusterfark


Although the ship didn't get the name, its main submersible did!
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2017-10-18 11:27:34 AM  
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2017-10-18 11:28:46 AM  
Good morning, America, how are you?
Say, don't you know me, I'm your native son.
I'm the train they call Trainy McTrainface.
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.
 
2017-10-18 11:32:00 AM  

Yawp: Variations on the Boaty McBoatface stuff is feeling more and more like a knock/knock joke being endlessly repeated by a bunch of third graders.


It's a meme, it'll be over soon enough and the world will move on to the next dumb thing to amuse and distract us from war, crime, the economy, etc.
 
2017-10-18 11:33:43 AM  
To be fair, it does kind of have a train-like face.
 
2017-10-18 11:35:45 AM  

Opacity: Good on you MTR Express if this actually happens. It's a friggin' train, not the President of the United States... ok bad analogy but kinda apt.


Trainy McTrainface/Boaty McBoatface 2020!

/  Sanity at last.
 
2017-10-18 11:39:41 AM  

CheekyMonkey: But personally, I would have gone with Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm? To do justice to this man, thought by many to be the greatest name in German Baroque music, we present a profile of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm.


Yeah, but can you say it _three_ times fast? :P
 
2017-10-18 11:41:00 AM  
I live in Oklahoma. I want to rename Mary Fallin Gov. Racist Mccoontyface.
 
2017-10-18 11:43:25 AM  
'...highly democratic new name, would "be received with joy by many, not only in Sweden."'

It is the only democratic thing that has brought joy to me in the past, oh let's see, 10 months or so.

Thank you Sweden, may your bikini team, always be received with leers and sideways glances, and eventually become an Olympic sport.
 
2017-10-18 11:48:53 AM  

chevette: Third graders are pretty funny. I mean, c'mon - fart jokes? Hilarious.


It's funny the first 2 times you hear it.

But now that this is "happening", every other "public picks the name" thing can easily exclude the "Something McSomethingFace" naming "meme" because, "Well, there's already a train like that. We needed something original. With pop and pizazz!"

And then we will always have, Trainy McTrainface. A monument to a harmless 3rd grade joke with a light and entertaining backstory.
 
2017-10-18 11:51:45 AM  
"Trainy McTrainface was the runaway winner."

"...scuppering of Boaty McBoatface."

I'm starting to see that the author did something there, can't quite put my finger on it...
 
2017-10-18 11:53:10 AM  
Oh, this is all a hoot, until you remember that McTrainface was a big-time slave owner.
 
2017-10-18 12:01:38 PM  

ar393: Demetrius: So who's the engineer that gets to run Trainy McTrainface all over Sweden?

As long as I'm the lead engine and not the caboose.....I'll lead a train all over sweden.....

/two friends/family are married to Swedes.....


Are you sure about that.  I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to be the first car in a train.
 
2017-10-18 12:06:00 PM  
Finally something got a ______y Mc______face name so now we can be done with this.  Right?
 
2017-10-18 12:06:18 PM  

Yawp: Variations on the Boaty McBoatface stuff is feeling more and more like a knock/knock joke being endlessly repeated by a bunch of third graders.


Says you, Yawpy McYawpface!
 
2017-10-18 12:09:14 PM  

Stands With A Tiny Fist: Opacity: Good on you MTR Express if this actually happens. It's a friggin' train, not the President of the United States... ok bad analogy but kinda apt.

Trainy McTrainface/Boaty McBoatface 2020!

/  Sanity at last.


I was thinking renaming the White House "Whitey McWhite House" for the rest of the current administration's tenure.

/That'll kill the meme for sure
 
2017-10-18 12:10:34 PM  
Did anyone else catch the "democracy" dig?
 
2017-10-18 12:12:49 PM  

mjbok: ar393: Demetrius: So who's the engineer that gets to run Trainy McTrainface all over Sweden?

As long as I'm the lead engine and not the caboose.....I'll lead a train all over sweden.....

/two friends/family are married to Swedes.....

Are you sure about that.  I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to be the first car in a train.


We must have different understandings of what running a train is.

There is a station, there are trains that pull in and out.....here i was using train cars instead of trains to make the joke.....and said train would then travel along to different stations im sweden....
 
2017-10-18 12:14:46 PM  

ar393: mjbok: ar393: Demetrius: So who's the engineer that gets to run Trainy McTrainface all over Sweden?

As long as I'm the lead engine and not the caboose.....I'll lead a train all over sweden.....

/two friends/family are married to Swedes.....

Are you sure about that.  I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to be the first car in a train.

We must have different understandings of what running a train is.

There is a station, there are trains that pull in and out.....here i was using train cars instead of trains to make the joke.....and said train would then travel along to different stations im sweden....


I read it as the engine constantly had different cabooses hooking into it.
 
2017-10-18 12:18:20 PM  

CheekyMonkey: But personally, I would have gone with Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?


(Mrs.)
 
2017-10-18 12:23:51 PM  

Uzzah: Good morning, America Sweden, how are you?
Say, don't you know me, I'm your native son.
I'm the train they call Trainy McTrainface.
I'll be gone five hundred three hundred and ninety-eight miles kilometers when the day is done.


FTFY
 
2017-10-18 12:26:20 PM  

maxandgrinch: '...highly democratic new name, would "be received with joy by many, not only in Sweden."'

It is the only democratic thing that has brought joy to me in the past, oh let's see, 10 months or so.

Thank you Sweden, may your bikini team, always be received with leers and sideways glances, and eventually become an Olympic sport.


Comming up on 12 months now.
 
2017-10-18 12:31:48 PM  
I read that as "trans" and thought "how rude!"
 
2017-10-18 12:36:37 PM  
A lot of Whiny McTakesshiattooseriously in this thread.
 
2017-10-18 12:40:55 PM  

great_tigers: Salmon: Gord Downie

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Never heard of him either, but with a name like that he's gotta be Canadian
 
2017-10-18 12:56:03 PM  

CheekyMonkey: But personally, I would have gone with Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm? To do justice to this man, thought by many to be the greatest name in German Baroque music, we present a profile of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm.


Ulm is such a lovely little city.  Great gothic cathedral there.
 
2017-10-18 12:57:17 PM  
"So...  It has come to this."
 
2017-10-18 01:04:23 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "So...  It has come to this."


You. Me. This moment.
 
2017-10-18 01:14:52 PM  
My Star Trek online ship is called Spacy McSpaceface.
 
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