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 Post subject: O/T Video about responsible behavior around the railroad.
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:28 pm 

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"Dumb Ways to Die" is a cartooned video about exactly what the title says. It ends up with being stupid on platforms, grade crossings, and walking over tracks. It's more about self preservation than railroad preservation, yet intriguing.

http://biggeekdad.com/2013/05/dumb-ways-to-die/

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 Post subject: Re: O/T Video about responsible behavior around the railroad
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:43 pm 

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Warning before you click on it:

I described the tune as "horrifyingly catchy" when I wrote it up for Trains Magazine's Newswire the weekend it exploded virally. When I caught it first, YouTube's counters were saying 20,000; by the time the story ran later the next week it was over 7 million.

You will need alternate music to purge the earworm from your brain.

On the plus side, however, Melbourne's Metro started playing the jingle's tune on PA systems on the system, and had to stop when they found people actually dancing on the platforms to the music.


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 Post subject: Re: O/T Video about responsible behavior around the railroad
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:03 am 
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That was great!


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