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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 07:36:07 PM »
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Good ole' Pennsylvania. We ARE the Alabama of the north.  :D
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 09:27:58 PM »
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Good ole' Pennsylvania. We ARE the Alabama of the north.  :D

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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 06:09:33 AM »
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After living in PA for 17 years, nothing suprises me.
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 02:44:17 PM »
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Stupid, but NOT a "Darwin Award" winner. You have to kill yourself (or otherwise render yourself unable to reproduce) for that honour.

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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 04:09:21 PM »
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Stupid, but NOT a "Darwin Award" winner. You have to kill yourself (or otherwise render yourself unable to reproduce) for that honour.

By the looks of her, the alcohol and likely meth, will take her out soon enough.
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 01:56:46 AM »
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You cab get an "Honorable Mention" for surviving, but I get the impression that she wasn't in the car when the police arrived.  In that case, there was no (immediate) danger to her, so no Darwin.  And, you're automatically disqualified if your actions harm innocent bystanders, which would include the train crew, so if she did mange to kill herself this way, and the crew was injured, she'd be disqualified. 
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 05:05:13 AM »
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1. Having been to WV, it's worse than PA. NO CONTEST.
2. I thought only steam engines had whistles.
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 09:12:48 AM »
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2. I thought only steam engines had whistles.

There's probably exceptions to this (e.g., Ed's Rule), but for the most part, I would say that's a fair assumption.

In fact, one of my favorite country songs is "Midnight in Montgomery" by Alan Jackson.  However, the lyrics, in part, go:

"And off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passing by
I could hear that whistle moaning, I'm so lonesome I could cry . . ."

Um, actually, Alan Jackson, no you can't, unless there's a museum near by.  "Midnight in Montgomery" was released only about twenty years ago, so I cringe a little bit everytime I hear this part of the song.  Generally, diesel-electric locomotives have horns, but, otherwise, what a great song.

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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 10:37:09 AM »
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2. I thought only steam engines had whistles.

Yeah, but you still "whistle" for the crossings, or at "whistle" posts. I've never heard anyone refer to "horning for the crossing".

Terminology dies hard, even if it's not entirely accurate.

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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 01:03:36 PM »
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Some New Haven units were equipped with hancock air whistles.

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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 01:18:18 PM »
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Better?

"And off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passing by
I could hear that horny moaning, I'm so lonesome I could cry . . ."

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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 01:40:06 PM »
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Better?

That is funny. Well played, sir.
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 02:03:04 PM »
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Re: Another Darwin Award Winner
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »
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Well, I guess midnight could be a typical time for that sort of thing...