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(The Scottish Sun)   Darwin misses golden opportunity of not being at the controls of train after foolish teenage girl lies on railway track while on her phone   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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3283 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Jun 2021 at 8:25 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
The countdown is on for this new insta challenge?
 
6 days ago  
Great, now I can't get the song out of my head.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Why can't I watch the video?
 
6 days ago  

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Those rails seem...unusually tall.
 
6 days ago  

fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]


We provided psychological care for train crews and others involved in "operational fatalities" for over 25 years.

Worst was when a person lying on the tracks was decapitated, and the head went through a bedroom window, striking a pregnant woman who went into cardiac arrest. Mother and baby were both lost.

Unintended consequences are a biatch...
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
*twiddles moustache
 
6 days ago  

LarrySouth: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]

We provided psychological care for train crews and others involved in "operational fatalities" for over 25 years.

Worst was when a person lying on the tracks was decapitated, and the head went through a bedroom window, striking a pregnant woman who went into cardiac arrest. Mother and baby were both lost.

Unintended consequences are a biatch...


Tommy played piano like a kid out in the rain.
 
6 days ago  
whatev! yolo!
 
6 days ago  

fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]


I never understood the trope of tying the damsel to the tracks.

I understood "a fate worse than death", and the evil landlord's bowdlerized intentions. This typically led to the getting tied on the tracks. As a persuader. But it is such a common trope, which I always found odd.
 
6 days ago  
Stoopid is as stoopid does.
 
6 days ago  

Russ1642: Great, now I can't get the song out of my head.


Do you mean this one?

Dumb Ways to Die
Youtube IJNR2EpS0jw
 
6 days ago  
Oh long Johnson South Park
Youtube ebQUc1mOUDk
 
6 days ago  
My step-brother killed himself by lying down on the tracks at a busy crossing during rush hour.  My mother married a couple of men with unstable offsping but this guy was the worst.
 
6 days ago  
BFI The Finishing Line (1977) kids on railway line DISASTER
Youtube SXGqwCbeFD8
 
6 days ago  

Spice Must Flow: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]

I never understood the trope of tying the damsel to the tracks.

I understood "a fate worse than death", and the evil landlord's bowdlerized intentions. This typically led to the getting tied on the tracks. As a persuader. But it is such a common trope, which I always found odd.


It's from comedies. They used the woman tied to the railroad tracks while the villain stands over her, cackling and twirling his moustache as a parody of melodramas.
 
6 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: Spice Must Flow: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]

I never understood the trope of tying the damsel to the tracks.

I understood "a fate worse than death", and the evil landlord's bowdlerized intentions. This typically led to the getting tied on the tracks. As a persuader. But it is such a common trope, which I always found odd.

It's from comedies. They used the woman tied to the railroad tracks while the villain stands over her, cackling and twirling his moustache as a parody of melodramas.


The Cat Came Back
Youtube FJl_4IsQJ2g
 
6 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: It's from comedies. They used the woman tied to the railroad tracks while the villain stands over her, cackling and twirling his moustache as a parody of melodramas.


Yeah, I get the old origin.

But WHY was it railroad tracks? Tying somebody to railroad tracks is a lot of work. It's not easy to release them quickly, if you are trying to change their mind. If you just want to kill somebody their are less complicated ways than tying them to the tracks.

I just don't understand why old timey villains were so fond of tying ladies to train tracks. A bed frame I can understand, but transit infrastructure baffles me.
 
6 days ago  
It's supposed to work like this...
Dudley Do-Right Intro
Youtube Npfi0UZL2ow
 
6 days ago  

Spice Must Flow: Gordon Bennett: It's from comedies. They used the woman tied to the railroad tracks while the villain stands over her, cackling and twirling his moustache as a parody of melodramas.

Yeah, I get the old origin.

But WHY was it railroad tracks? Tying somebody to railroad tracks is a lot of work. It's not easy to release them quickly, if you are trying to change their mind. If you just want to kill somebody their are less complicated ways than tying them to the tracks.

I just don't understand why old timey villains were so fond of tying ladies to train tracks. A bed frame I can understand, but transit infrastructure baffles me.


I think the ridiculousness of it is the point. Again, this was only done in comedies.
 
6 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: Spice Must Flow: Gordon Bennett: It's from comedies. They used the woman tied to the railroad tracks while the villain stands over her, cackling and twirling his moustache as a parody of melodramas.

Yeah, I get the old origin.

But WHY was it railroad tracks? Tying somebody to railroad tracks is a lot of work. It's not easy to release them quickly, if you are trying to change their mind. If you just want to kill somebody their are less complicated ways than tying them to the tracks.

I just don't understand why old timey villains were so fond of tying ladies to train tracks. A bed frame I can understand, but transit infrastructure baffles me.

I think the ridiculousness of it is the point. Again, this was only done in comedies.


Yeah, I used to wonder about that too.  It was a really weird deed.  I guess it was a setting that people could relate to at the time, it looked good on camera with the tracks disappearing off into the distant frame, it had a hard, tense time limit, it was very easy for an audience to imagine the grisly fate should the hero not arrive in time.  Like tying the lass to a log in the sawmill.
 
6 days ago  
...foolish teenage ...

But you repeat yourself.
 
6 days ago  

fragMasterFlash: LarrySouth: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]

We provided psychological care for train crews and others involved in "operational fatalities" for over 25 years.

Worst was when a person lying on the tracks was decapitated, and the head went through a bedroom window, striking a pregnant woman who went into cardiac arrest. Mother and baby were both lost.

Unintended consequences are a biatch...

Tommy played piano like a kid out in the rain.


They were all in love with dying and they were doing it in Texas.
 
6 days ago  

LarrySouth: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 500x270]

We provided psychological care for train crews and others involved in "operational fatalities" for over 25 years.

Worst was when a person lying on the tracks was decapitated, and the head went through a bedroom window, striking a pregnant woman who went into cardiac arrest. Mother and baby were both lost.

Unintended consequences are a biatch...


Jesus Christ, that's some Final Destination shiat right there.
 
6 days ago  

Spice Must Flow: Gordon Bennett: It's from comedies. They used the woman tied to the railroad tracks while the villain stands over her, cackling and twirling his moustache as a parody of melodramas.

Yeah, I get the old origin.

But WHY was it railroad tracks? Tying somebody to railroad tracks is a lot of work. It's not easy to release them quickly, if you are trying to change their mind. If you just want to kill somebody their are less complicated ways than tying them to the tracks.

I just don't understand why old timey villains were so fond of tying ladies to train tracks. A bed frame I can understand, but transit infrastructure baffles me.


It sets up tension and drama. By being tied to the tracks doom is eventually certain. Will the hero be able to rescue her in time?
It's just a trope that happens in movies. Like why does the woman *always* trip running from the monster at the end, or why are people always carrying giant panes of glass across the street, why are there so many fruitcarts?

Movies don't always make sense. Since day 1.
 
6 days ago  
Girl lies down on tracks.
Train does not come.
Girl gets up and leaves.
The Sun is there.
 
6 days ago  

Easy Reader: I guess it was a setting that people could relate to at the time, it looked good on camera with the tracks disappearing off into the distant frame, it had a hard, tense time limit, it was very easy for an audience to imagine the grisly fate should the hero not arrive in time.  Like tying the lass to a log in the sawmill.


That makes sense, using the train as a dramatic timer. But as a kid I always was felt something was lost in translation (so to speak) with the tying up on the tracks.

Maybe I should quit being so square, and try it just to see what the fuss is about.
 
6 days ago  

rightClick: The countdown is on for this new insta challenge?


Hmm, maybe that's what the teens hit by an Amtrak last night in Raleigh were doing?


https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news​/​wake-county-news/woman-dies-after-bein​g-hit-by-train-in-apex-officials-say/
 
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