December 5, 2012

Edgy...

... edge avoidance.

18 comments:

edutcher said...

Looks like the Reset button is a little sticky.

rhhardin said...

It's barrier diversity.

Mitchell the Bat said...

You can take all the precautions you want but there's nothing you can do if a subway train's got your number on it.

ricpic said...

How did I live in that nightmare life - where you have to descend into a smelly fear hole at least twice a day - for so many decades?

SteveR said...

Ironically the president is more than willing to push the country over the edge. But free contraception is so worth it.

Geoff Matthews said...

Maybe they were listening to that 'Dumb Ways to Die' song, and took the message to heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyZhw_DOe2M

dbp said...

The fall could be very damaging, but I suppose one could mitigate the risk of being run over by standing towards the end of the platform where the train stops.

Nena's 99 Luftballons Song said...

The reason I rent a car when I travel back to subway land, and pay for gas, and parking at $25 per hour. Worth it, you bet !!

Pogo said...

A winch on the wall would be useful.

DADvocate said...

Reminds me of this episode of "Homocide: Life on the Streets"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPXxilw8AlE

Never could get that scene out of my head.

traditionalguy said...

An unstoppable Steam Engine barreling down the track has been the image of helplessness of men facing industrialized society.

Any assumption that Obama and the Dems want to save the American economy and its military from the disaster coming down the tracks is the biggest joke ever told in our lifetimes.

DADvocate said...

This link shows the entire scene including the pushing part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhplAN8ie2w

Lem said...

"Edgy..."

Home field advantage.

Change that pencil, paper route btw.

Matthew Sablan said...

I'm surprised no one has suggested, I don't know, little barriers to protect people that open up when a train pulls up or something.

Though, it really is just good sense to not go near an edge. I thought babies learned that at a young age, that they instinctively avoided edges.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Ah, the joys of living in a rat infested, bug bed ridden, congested, pile of people, living cheek to jowl, on top of each other. Never knowing just when a psychopathic killer is going to shove you under a train our out into traffic for the sheer fun of it. Never knowing if YOU will be the target of the next Knock Out King game. Or being the target of a random drive by assassin.

No thanks. I'll continue to live in Rubeville where the biggest fear is that I might get mugged by a fox or mooned by a skunk if I go outside at dark.

MadisonMan said...

I will posit that your odds of dying in a subway-related mishap, including being shoved in front, are miniscule compared to the odds of dying in a crash on the highway.

How many New Yorkers died in automobile crashes on the day that one subway rider died?

Matthew Sablan said...

I think the difference is that the guy was pushed. He didn't just get sloppy and lean into the train or trip; it wasn't an accident.

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