Tuesday, April 01, 2008

train kills girl stuck in ugg boot

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=548159&in_page_id=1770

27 comments:

Anika said...

this is just horrific. it's so graphic and such a freak accident that the horror of the whole thing doesn't even hit you till afterwards. i know the the terror of this thing, a man that was a friend of a friend of mine got killed crossing a dangerous level crossing in s stock truck a few years ago.
be well Amanda.

S som i signatur said...

Yes, it is horrific. Am I a horrible person for laughing at first glance?

Hopefully this will teach many young girls a lesson.
Do NOT wear ugg boots.

RIP.

Cynthia said...

Wow, so not only are these ugg boots ugly, they also possess the power to kill.

"s som i signatur", I laughed too. But then again, it's me, so that shouldn't be too comforting for you to know.

They should ban the creation of any more ugg boots, don't you think?

DitaDoll79 said...

Surely this should read 'Train kills girl who was stuck in an ugg boot, was freed by a fearless passer-by, but was then encouraged by her boyfriend to cross the track AGAIN so he wouldn't miss his sodding train'?!!

Is this evidence that uggs compromise your sanity as well as your physical well-being?

sarah said...

Headline should be: Ugly Boots Do In Fact...KILL.

thats horrible, I feel bad.

David said...

April fools?!?!?

Alicia said...

Guuuys. The Daily Mail is a tabloid. This story isn't real. You can laugh without guilt.

Editorial said...

Alicia: though I agree with your general point about the Daily Mail, it has also been reported in the local press and the broadsheets.

I'm somewhat uneasy about Ms. Palmer using reports of someone's death to reinforce her fashion preferences...

andrea said...

but they said she had gotten unstuck when the train hit her. she wanted to cross to the other side, that's what killed her. so the uggs put her in the situation and her lack of good reasoning (well, crossing to begin with is bad reasoning) is what got her killed.

malte said...

Oh my!

I really smiled over this well-written peace of an aprils fool... but the Guardians version reads a lot different.

To be honest: When I saw my newsreader showing a new post in the DDDiary I expected something like "Oh and then Brian told a joke so funny I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Now my voice reaches down to Johnny Cash. Be prepared." or something like that ;)


God, what a mean accident. I still need some time to be able to feel real sorry. First I have to erase the Ugg boot out of the equation...

Elise said...

I knew it would happen one day. I knew those boots were evil.

Yorksdevil said...

I so very nearly sent you the link to yahoo's story.

Hubris said...

You're shitting me...

Well indeed this is a tragedy. Am I grotesque for finding a sliver of humour attached this?

RIP in your UGGLY shoes

Bill Green said...

Alicia dear, what has a newspaper's format got to do with anything? There are only two British national newspapers that aren't tabloids - the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times.

As for this being an April Fools, the more observant will have noticed the story was published several days prior to April 1st.

June Miller said...

I once laughed at an article about a boy being killed by a large snowball rolling down a hill. I no longer fear going to hell.

That said, it's never become more evident that Ugg boots are some form of the anti-Christ.

Juicer said...

this just can't be serious

Camille said...

Next week's headline:

"Taxi kills man stuck in Croc shoe"

Maybe then, they will listen.

Kelly said...

Thats fucked up.

0deevil said...

Bill, the guardian isn't a tabloid... it's a berliner.

faeriewings said...

Oh gosh.
Uggs kill.
More than just the animals that make them.


BTW, you + Boston Pops= I want.
I need to find a college in the area to visit as an excuse to go to see you. :P Working on it.

Julia said...

I feel sorry for the girl, but I am unsurprised that Uggs, in fact, possess the power to KILL.

skeebers said...

why didn't she just ditch the boot...?

Christian said...

I will have the audacity to suggest that this woman deserves a song.

Alameda Green said...

....match point, Amanda.

I'm burning my cousin's, stat.

Witchseason said...

Update on this...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/7330146.stm

SmurfPop said...

This happened on the train line that I use to get to college every day, and I can assure the sceptics that this was entirely real. The woman's boyfriend has been charged with manslaughter. I feel bad for the train driver and her two young children who have been left without a mother because she didn't wait a couple of minutes for the train to pass and the automatic barriers to rise. The papers claim she was trying to get across the tracks to get to the train, but it was going at 50 mph so obviously wasn't stopping at the station. Human stupidity knows no bounds.

/soapbox

tujh67yiu said...

I enjoy reading the report, too. It′s easy to understand that a journey like this is the biggest event in ones life.
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