January 7, 2012

"Headphones-wearing man walks into side of moving train."

Milestones in modern stupidity.

28 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Too bad there's no video like the texter into the water fountain.

edutcher said...

Between the people with the headphones growing out of their heads and the ones on the phone, parking lots are looking like free fire zones

EMD said...

Headphones ... or New Jersey?

You decide.

Sorun said...

There was the time I was a microsecond from stepping in front of traffic on University Ave. because I was staring at a girl. That was 30 years ago and I still think about how close it was. Shit happens.

Carnifex said...

The same thing happened to the entire nation when Obama got elected.

Skyler said...

A deaf friend of my wife was walking alongside a train track near her home while texting. The train tried to warn her by blasting the horn but being deaf she didn't hear it.

Her father, also deaf happened along in his car and was o e of the first to find her after the gain stopped. She had just won a beauty pageant a year earlier. So sad.

David said...

Has he sued yet?

bagoh20 said...

I was in noisy restaurant last night and ask a young woman at the table next to me if we could take one of the chairs at her table. She was alone and texting. She never acknowledged me, even though I was well within her personal space and asked her pretty loudly 3 times. I then just took the chair, still she never even looked up. She was not deaf, but she was not there either. Texting is amazing like that. Young people can't resist do it and it blocks out everything else.

bagoh20 said...

The guy driving the train was probably texting too.

MadisonMan said...

How can you not feel a train? In my experience, they cause the ground to vibrate.

Eric said...

How can you not feel a train? In my experience, they cause the ground to vibrate.

Probably leaves you with just enough time to say "Oh sh.."

Lem said...

How can you not feel a train? In my experience, they cause the ground to vibrate.

Its very quiet.. I like that about it.

Lem said...

Tram In Jersey City

Lem said...

Had this guy used these.. he would have heard the TRAM.

I have them.. and I love them.

In the Amazon reviews..

These are, without a doubt, my go-to headphones 90% of the time. The only thing I won't use these for are when I'm trying to block outside noise and only noise-canceling, over-the-ear headphones will work for that.

Maybe this guy was using the big ugly over-the-ear cans.

They are hideous.. and dangerous.

Lem said...

Wise Up.. LIVE

It's not
What you thought
When you first began it
You got
What you want
Now you can hardly stand it though,
By now you know
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop

Lem said...

Just A Job To Do

It's no use saying that it's all right, it's all right.
But where were you after midnight, midnight.
Heard a bang, bang, bang; Down they go
It's just a job you do
'Cause the harder they run, and the harder they fall.
I'm coming down hard on you.

Now no one saw what you looked like, what you looked like
Like a stranger you came out of the night, out of the night
Cause someone put the word on you, and I hope my aim is true.

Cause I got a name, and I got a number, I got a line on you
I got a name, and I got a number, I'm coming after you

Don't keep saying that it's all right, it's all right,
It seems you went just a little too far this time
Heard a bang bang bang, and down you go,
It's just a job I do,
Cos the harder you run the harder you fall
...

Lem said...

Stand Back ..

No one looked as I walked by..

Lem said...

Must Be the Music..

I wonder what he was listening..

Lem said...

Maybe he was listening to this..

Break For Love..

wv: unboness; I'm not sure but it might have something to do with getting hit by a train.. or something.

Lem said...

Si Vieras..

If you would only see.. you would come back.

Lem said...

UMI Says..

Tomorrow may never come..

Lucky he gets put it on a t-shirt..

Alex said...

I was in noisy restaurant last night and ask a young woman at the table next to me if we could take one of the chairs at her table. She was alone and texting. She never acknowledged me, even though I was well within her personal space and asked her pretty loudly 3 times. I then just took the chair, still she never even looked up. She was not deaf, but she was not there either. Texting is amazing like that. Young people can't resist do it and it blocks out everything else.

That's the American millennial generation for you The first generation to be completely "zoned out" of reality.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Proof that humans are terrible multitaskers.

Which is why I never believed that George Costanza could pull off the sex and food act. Especially if its a NYC pastrami sandwich.

Kit said...

Sorun, same thing here, except it was a guy. I'm grateful for my roommate, who grabbed my collar and pulled me back (and it was about 30 years ago, too).

rwnutjob said...

Happens more than you think. Light rail is dangerous to your health.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/11/2767136/light-rail-train-bumps-pedestrian.html#storylink=misearch

pst314 said...

This sort of cluelessness is pervasive. I'll often see some earbud-wearing idiot walk into or sideswipe a pedestrian, or walk out into traffic. My friends joke that iPods take away 50 IQ points.

deborah said...

"That's the American millennial generation for you The first generation to be completely "zoned out" of reality."

Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about technology and the ideas in the book. Kelly argues that technology is best understood as an emergent system subject to the natural forces underpinning all emergent systems. He argues that any technology creates benefits and costs but that the benefits typically outweigh the costs (perhaps by a small amount) leading to human progress.
http://www.econtalk.org
/archives/2010/11/kelly_on_techno.html

Paul said...

Ah! Still not a Darwin Awards Winner.

Like the bungee crocodile woman, close but no cigar.