Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Pitchwife, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    The Darwinism theory states that there are those around us that should and will be by a "Stupid" gene be prevented from reproducing. This is an obvious example of that theory. :-o
    I have debated three days whether to post this or not, the right to know, the tastefulness; all right, there is no tastefulness in this video at all. The first time I saw it I almost had a heart attack, jawdropI think most anybody would and my heart went out immediately to the engineer and crew of the train, not the parents of one idiotic teenager.
    Although no one was harmed, it shows that while you may risk your life if you wish, how you do so can have repercussions on those around you when and how you do.
    I am immediately flagging this thread/post, and if the administrators and moderators feel that it should be pulled, then I wholeheartedly agree with them.

    http://home.centurytel.net/pitch/home/email videos/darwins/Idiot_3_insane.wmv
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Good grief! In this age where any one can get their fifteen minutes of fame on uploaded homemade videos this has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever seen anyone do for attention. That guy came so close to being a smear on the track. The video is startling but no idiots were harmed (lucky for them) during the filming. I hope that one thrill was enough for him but in today's world that has television programs that encourage young people to try stunts that will be obviously dangerous or painful, I doubt it.

  3. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Too bad...the little twit could have made next years list.

    Darwin Awards: Darwin Awards

    I believe that someone else already has though doing exactly the same thing.
  4. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    The name of the file is right on.

  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest


    and the person with the camera is about just as bad.

  6. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    What a stupid little twit.

    I've heard many storys from drivers of people that fall or commit sucide on the rails, they say they always look the driver in the eyes and then they feel the bones being crushed.
  7. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    I was witness to a girl who just threw herself off a 4 storey parking garage. Rather myself and a co-worker heard her hit the ground first and then came upon her lying half on the side walk and over the curb onto the road. The sound of her bones breaking was literally like a shotgun going off. We were both just out of sight, about 100ft away. She was still alive and tried to pick herself up, broken bones and all. I had to tell her to lie still until emergencies services arrived. I'll never forget the wreckage of a human being I saw that day. We never did find out if she ultimately survived after that fall.

    Anyways suicide is a completely different matter...knowly placing your life at risk, because you are trying prove something is stupidity. That kid is still a tool.
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I guess there's perceived fame and notoriety by posting something stupid on You Tube or My Space. Does this individual think this makes him some sort of hero, or does his peers think he's just as idiotic as he appears to us? There are some that have tried some of these "jackass" stunts and have not made it, or have a lifetime of pain to show for it and I'll never be able to fathom why they take the risks in the first place.

    There's an article out today about a bunch of teens that beat up another girl just so they could post the video on You Tube. Let's see, seven on still in juvenile hall, one is out on bail and three more are being held for kidnapping. The victim, she will survive but what kind of physical and emotional scars are left there? Gee, wasn't that a lot of fun. The parents? Well, it was one of them that turned the video over to the police so it never made it on the net.

    Is this what the think is getting them their fifteen minutes of fame early in life, or is it that they just don't think?
  9. sgtcarl

    sgtcarl Member

    Yeah, that was real stupid, wasn't it?? I grew up almost on the tracks, and the most stupid thing I everr did was to jump off a moving train, facing the wrong way!
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    As the comedian Ron White says: "There ain't no cure for stupid". :cry:
  11. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    No kidding.
    If my Dad caught me doing that, he would have smacked me into next week for being a complete idiot.

    What an idiot!!! I see plenty of stupidity where I work (example someone trying to ram a 20 foot truck down into the parking garage because he couldn't find the loading dock which was right next to it) and sadly, there'll be plenty more.

    I wonder if that idiot was killed or maimed, how fast there would be a lawsuit against the engineer or owners. I can see it now:
    1) Failed to warn us that if you play chicken with a train you could be hurt.
    2) Should have stopped or not been going so fast.
    3) Should build the trains so they can stop on a dime.

    And the list of nonsense goes on.

    Damned idiot!
  12. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

    I work on the railway (renewals) and have seen the results of fatalities. You will not be having an open coffin. A fully loaded train weighs hundreds of tons and can take over a mile to stop. A railway policeman likened it to being hit by an artillary shell.

    A gang has to clean up the track and train afterwards - not a pleasant job, some smaller bits can get missed.

    These things have a profound affect on all concerned. My local Salvation Army church has a 'regular' who often comes by for a hot drink and a meal. I found out afterwards that he was a train driver who had 'one under' he is now homeless and alcoholic.

    There are lots of working environments that are not very forgiving, without people deliberately putting themselves in harms way. Trains only go forwards or backwards, theres not much a driver can do but put the brakes on and shut his eyes.

    Modern trains are very quiet even deisel powered ones, if the track is curved you also do not get sufficiant sighting distance to see them.

    My training gives me authority to go on the track after setting up a 'safe system of work' and look after groups of men. I am tested and retrained regularly - Frankly anybody who pisses about on open lines is a complete idiot and should be steralised

    Its much safer indoors making things out of card
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Stupid is...as stupid does!

    Would of it been "justice", if he jumped out of the way.........just as another train was coming from the other direction?
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Yes, then we could have quoted Bugs Bunny:
    Gee Doc, maybe you should face North, when seeking a Southbound moose!!!!

    :D :D :D
  15. hmas

    hmas Member

    You know, once a upon a time we could point & snigger, "Only in America" we would say. Well now its everywhere.
    What happened to plain old common sense? yes I know, I don't have to take responsibility as I can sue someone for my stupidity.
    Actually if lawyers & judges were a little bit honest, 95% of these cases would not get to court!:curse:

  16. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    That's a thought. But then, the driver of the other train would be messed up.:cry:
  17. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    "Justice" would be jumping out of the way...and being run over by a semi. :thumb:
  18. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    :genius2: Since they like the thrill of almost getting killed, justice would be shipping these idiots to Iraq and making them IUD diffusers. All the close calls they could want and do some good as well. :rolleyes:
  19. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    Now there's a concept! Help the soldiers while cleaning the gene pool and providing the entertainment these idiots want.

    Best of all, save the engineer's sanity in the process.
  20. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    Hate to be the driver of that semi though. I was at the scene of an accident years ago when a guy got hit by a semi. Needless to say, that guy died for his own stupidity (ran out in front).

    The driver was a young guy (in his late 20s at the time) and he was so badly messed up that he could hardly talk even though the accident was not his fault. I can still see that driver today. He had to be taken to the Emerg to be treated for shock. I don't know what became of the guy but I really hope he was able to pull through.

    I think "Justice" would be the guy jumping out of the way, landing on a skunk and getting sprayed!:twisted:

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