Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WTF News Story Of The Day: Woman Sues Dead Guy

Only in America. From Complex.

Man Killed In Train Crash Being Sued By Woman Who Was Hit By His Flying Body Parts

A 58-year-old woman in Chicago is suing a man who was hit by a train and killed in 2008 because, upon impact, a part of his body flew across the platform and injured her.

We repeat: She is suing a man who was killed after being hit by a train. He is dead, and she is suing him.

Apparently, not even death can prevent the system from biting you in the ass.

Here's what happened: The man, 18-year-old Hiroyuki Joho, ran in front of an approaching Amtrak train in an effort to catch another train, and was struck at about 70 mph.

When the train hit, a part of his body flew onto the platform and hit Gayane Zokhrabov, knocking her to the ground and breaking her leg and wrist.

Despite his demise, an appellate court just ruled that Zokhrabov can sue Joho for damages because, as a lawyer who handled the case said, "If you do something as stupid as this guy did, you have to be responsible for what comes from it."

Trailer Of The Day: Bond 50

Meh. I've seen (and done) a lot of Bond promotion over the years, and this underwhelms me. Too much Daniel Craig, too many newer clips, too many throwaway shots. No Pussy Galore. No Red Grant. No Jill Masterson. No Blofeld. No Rosa Klebb. No Oddjob. No Jaws. No Baron Samedi. No Q, M or Moneypenny. Weird sound bite choices: "How much time do we have? Thirty seconds" SFW? But no place in the spot for this classic? So many missed opportunities. Tsk tsk.

My buddies Blong and Spinderfella could have done infinitely better trailers.

The 25 Funniest Auto-Corrects Of 2011

As usual, the nastiest ones are the best ones. From Terri and Buzzfeed.

See them all at Buzzfeed.

Cover Of The Day: America

If any song ever screamed "fat disco version," this is it. Another fine moment from "Stairway To Stahdom," courtesy of Christian P.


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