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(SFGate)   Boy wins game of "chicken" and gets hit by the train   ( sfgate.com) divider line
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2002-02-05 12:28:03 AM  
Darwin awards ain't only for adults. Children can win too!!
2002-02-05 12:28:33 AM  
"But unless parents convince their children to stay clear of trains, Hammerman said, there's a limit to what police can do."

Back in my day, the fact that trains can kill you was enough to make us stay clear of them.
2002-02-05 12:31:27 AM  
word Duon.
2002-02-05 12:32:39 AM  
But he won the game of chicken, right? That's the important part.
2002-02-05 12:32:59 AM  
His parents must be proud.
2002-02-05 12:35:32 AM  
Surprised someone hasn't blamed this on video games or television.
2002-02-05 12:35:33 AM  
It sounds to me like he lost.
2002-02-05 12:35:54 AM  
Did anyone else immediately think of Wheaton's train scene in "Stand By Me" upon reading this headline?

One for the "You Might Be A Farker If..." category.
2002-02-05 12:36:11 AM  
'Cause playing chicken with trains is fun!!!!???
2002-02-05 12:36:40 AM  
"Law enforcement has to be there, has to catch these people and has to punish them," he said. "They've got to make it loud and clear."

Punish them? What are they gonna do, throw 'em in front of another train?
2002-02-05 12:38:17 AM  
Yesterday's incident came just three days before a special team of San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies is scheduled to begin patrolling the trains and rails under a new three-year, $2.4 million contract prompted by similar incidents.

Someone want to tell me why they're paying $2.4 million to keep retards from killing themselves?
2002-02-05 12:38:22 AM  
Actually I guess Corey Feldman was the one playing chicken, but in a different scene. Still...
2002-02-05 12:38:42 AM  
What was the last thing this kid was thinking?

'Yes! I Won! I rule you biatches! OH SHI...'
2002-02-05 12:41:11 AM  
I smell a lawsuit.
2002-02-05 12:42:52 AM  
Sounds like they grow 'em stupid in California
2002-02-05 12:47:12 AM  
When I was growin up there was always the one legged kid that won his game of chicken with a train. The sight of him hoppin around Trenton was enough to keep us away from the tracks. But it wasn't until we discovered the thrill of putting pennies on the railroad tracks... well needless to say there were a lot more one and non legged kids on the streets of Trenton.
2002-02-05 12:47:36 AM  
I'd point to
but they have started requiring a password.
2002-02-05 12:58:45 AM  
It's the injuries to the buttocks area that bother me.

Was this kid MOONING the train at the time?

Or did he just fall really hard on his ass?
2002-02-05 12:58:48 AM  
Clearly I remember picking on the boy, seemed a harmless little fark.

[aka shameless goat-farker]
2002-02-05 01:06:02 AM  
Boy wins game of "chicken" and gets hit by the train

This was clearly a tie.

2002-02-05 01:07:42 AM  
Remember kids; when you win a game of "Chicken," you're a winner AND a loser!
2002-02-05 01:08:33 AM  
Dingleberry: I think the elbow wound was from the train the buttocks wound was from the royal ass-kicking from the parents.
2002-02-05 01:14:53 AM  
[image from mediaservice.photoisland.com too old to be available]
2002-02-05 01:21:46 AM  
"The boy underwent surgery last night for injuries to his buttocks"

Man, that game of chicken thing sure has changed since I was a kid.
2002-02-05 01:21:54 AM  
Someone already mentioned it but...
[image from river-phoenix.org too old to be available]

It was really Wil Wheaton who got hit.
2002-02-05 01:23:21 AM  
Holy fark!!! My tags work even when I'm drunk!=) Cool.

Please excuse this drunken rant. GrassHoppers apartment was robbed today and he has nothing but his Jack Daniels and his Fark to keep him company.
2002-02-05 01:23:57 AM  
120 lbs child-0. 1200 ton combustion engine-1. I can see the headlines now. "Boy who lost game of chicken to train wants rematch. Trains agents have no comment."
2002-02-05 01:28:28 AM  
At least he went out a winner, how many of us are going to be able to say that after our train comes?
2002-02-05 01:34:42 AM  
all i can say right now is...

"boom-ba-ba, boom-ba-ba, boom-ba-ba..."

I have seen that movie waaay too many times.
2002-02-05 01:41:59 AM  
Can you see that movie too many times? Its a classic.

Good work Wil, wherver you are...
2002-02-05 01:42:27 AM  
A slight correction, if I may:

[image from mediaservice.photoisland.com too old to be available]
2002-02-05 01:44:29 AM  
That's some nice work DingleBerry. That screen grab is almost worthy of a photoshop...
2002-02-05 01:46:46 AM  
I'm still learning Photoshop, gimmie a break. ;P
Best I knew about that one was the 'Drew Curtis's'
would best fit the original wording by using an airbrush
to make it look more natural. I suppose I could have added
some speckling to it or something. ;P

But thanks, I appreciate it. Yea, somebody should Photoshop SBM one of these days, but I'd bet it's been
done before.
2002-02-05 01:48:20 AM  
The boy underwent surgery last night for injuries to his buttocks and elbow and was listed in serious but stable condition.

The hospital spokesman went on to say...

"At this point neither the boy or members of the medical staff knows their from ass from their elbow."
2002-02-05 01:51:21 AM  
Good. Let the stupid weed themselves out.
2002-02-05 01:56:10 AM  
No train, no gain.
2002-02-05 02:05:31 AM  
Funniest thing i read all day. Stupid is as stupid does.. or something like that.
2002-02-05 02:26:58 AM  
Won't somebody think of the children? The CHILDREN?
2002-02-05 02:42:51 AM  
I think this "chicken" game was who could stay on the tracks the longest...obviously getting hit by the train means you went beyond "winner" to "dumbass".
2002-02-05 03:12:01 AM  
2002-02-05 03:12:44 AM  
Damn, I need that preview thingee (or something to check my tags before I post).
2002-02-05 04:20:08 AM  
Natural selection at work.
2002-02-05 04:58:22 AM  
you know, this might shock me if it wasn't a fairly common occurance to see kids playing chicken with trains and busses where i live. we used to lose one every couple years when i was in school. haven't heard anything lately though, damned quitters. good thing i was a coward.
2002-02-05 05:04:08 AM  
So, how come no-one's sad about this like they were about the toddler?

Another dead kid. Woot.
2002-02-05 05:34:00 AM  
So, how come no-one's sad about this like they were about the toddler?
Two reasons:The kid did not die (unfortunately)Stupidity is the only crime that deserves the death penalty and the verdict is automatic, no appeal possible
2002-02-05 05:42:33 AM  
That's true Appie, I'm thinking back to the wave dodgers.
2002-02-05 05:55:52 AM  
yeah, murderers and rapists don't present half as threatening an environment as them morons..
2002-02-05 06:02:56 AM  
I think you are forgetting that most murderers and rapists are stupid (especially the ones that get caught).
2002-02-05 06:04:31 AM  
Appie: So, it could be concluded that anyone who joins the army and goes to war deserves to die then?

Or is that different?
2002-02-05 06:21:00 AM  
Just thinning out the herd, nothing to see here, move along.
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