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Rain Man
03-14-2006, 06:27 PM
I want to maintain a proper sense of decorum about this tragedy, but the headline of "Miss Deaf Texas Killed by Train" is a once-in-a-lifetime posting opportunity.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11822960/

Miss Deaf Texas killed by train
Witness says engineer sounded horn repeatedly before striking 18-year-old

Updated: 10:42 a.m. ET March 14, 2006
AUSTIN - The reigning Miss Deaf Texas died Monday afternoon after being struck by a train, officials said.

Tara Rose McAvoy, 18, was walking near railroad tracks when she was struck by a Union Pacific train, authorities said. A witness told Austin television station KTBC the train sounded its horn right up until the accident occurred.

McAvoy, who had been deaf since birth, won the state title in June and represented the state “with dignity and pride,” state pageant director Laura Loeb-Hill told the Associated Press via e-mail Monday night.

McAvoy was to have represented Texas at the Miss Deaf America pageant this summer, Loeb-Hill said.

McAvoy graduated last year from the Texas School for the Deaf, attended Austin Community College and then started at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., in January, but had returned to Texas, Loeb-Hill said.

OnTheWarpath58
03-14-2006, 06:31 PM
I thought about posting this about 15 minutes ago....

Just couldn't pull the trigger.

WTF is an 18 year old deaf kid doing walking on RR tracks?

siberian khatru
03-14-2006, 06:31 PM
That's the second time in a week I've read about a deaf person being killed by a train. And neither one was a kid or mentally impaired.

You'd think a deaf person would have more sense than to walk along railroad tracks. Or at least constantly be looking around.

SBK
03-14-2006, 06:32 PM
This reminds me of why farts stink....










So deaf people can enjoy em too.

nychief
03-14-2006, 06:32 PM
she never heard it coming...

JBucc
03-14-2006, 06:33 PM
If I laugh uncontrollably at this am I a bad person?

Katipan
03-14-2006, 06:34 PM
The Miss Deaf runner-up staged the whole thing.

siberian khatru
03-14-2006, 06:34 PM
If I laugh uncontrollably at this am I a bad person?

You are a bad person, but not because you laughed at this.

HolmeZz
03-14-2006, 06:35 PM
Miss Blind Texas was the conductor.

OnTheWarpath58
03-14-2006, 06:36 PM
The Miss Deaf runner-up staged the whole thing.

:clap:

HolmeZz
03-14-2006, 06:37 PM
http://images.news8austin.com/media/2006/3/14/images/01tara.jpg

That was pre-getting hit BTW.

Simplex3
03-14-2006, 06:38 PM
I'm probably going to hell with the rest of you, but ROFL

...and no, the runner-up didn't get this chick, Darwin did. It's about time for Darwin to get busy around the globe. The herd needs thinning.

Simplex3
03-14-2006, 06:39 PM
http://images.news8austin.com/media/2006/3/14/images/01tara.jpg

That was pre-getting hit BTW.
Are you sure?

HolmeZz
03-14-2006, 06:42 PM
I'm probably going to hell with the rest of you, but ROFL

...and no, the runner-up didn't get this chick, Darwin did. It's about time for Darwin to get busy around the globe. The herd needs thinning.

There's a difference between laughing at the overall irony of the story and saying she didn't deserve to be a part of society, or whatever point you were trying to make.

Rain Man
03-14-2006, 06:44 PM
If I laugh uncontrollably at this am I a bad person?

The laughing isn't what put you over the threshold.

Skip Towne
03-14-2006, 06:48 PM
The laughing isn't what put you over the threshold.
It's that whole Arkie tard routine isn't it?

SBK
03-14-2006, 06:49 PM
http://images.news8austin.com/media/2006/3/14/images/01tara.jpg

That was pre-getting hit BTW.

Phew....I was thinking that tiara must really be on there to not fall off after getting slammed by a frickin train! I was worried that would hurt to take off if it's in there that tight.

JBucc
03-14-2006, 07:00 PM
It's that whole Arkie tard routine isn't it?
What Routine?

Frazod
03-14-2006, 07:00 PM
If she was deaf since birth, she was probably mute. A woman that hot who couldn't speak.... damn, that would be great.

Of course, she wouldn't listen, but then again, none of them do that anyway. :D

JBucc
03-14-2006, 07:02 PM
If she was deaf since birth, she was probably mute. A woman that hot who couldn't speak.... damn, that would be great.

Of course, she wouldn't listen, but then again, none of them do that anyway. :DShe can still see

Frazod
03-14-2006, 07:05 PM
She can still see

Nothing wrong with that - makes it easier for her to cook and clean.

:evil:

I'm soooooooooooooo going to hell :Bartee:

Skip Towne
03-14-2006, 07:10 PM
What Routine?
You're not expected to recognize it.

Bwana
03-14-2006, 07:14 PM
Nothing wrong with that - makes it easier for her to cook and clean.

:evil:

I'm soooooooooooooo going to hell :Bartee:

ROFL

chiefs4me
03-14-2006, 07:56 PM
bad bad boys..

Tactical Funky
03-14-2006, 08:08 PM
A buddy of mine posted this on another forum:

"I bet she screamed her hands off." ROFL





:(

fan4ever
03-14-2006, 08:17 PM
What about the sheer vibrations of a train coming toward you? I know it's a myth that blind and deaf people have heightened abilities in their remaining senses, but still.

JBucc
03-14-2006, 08:20 PM
What about the sheer vibrations of a train coming toward you? I know it's a myth that blind and deaf people have heightened abilities in their remaining senses, but still.Actually it's true, with blindness at least. If the visual cortex is not being used for sight it gets slapped with duties of helping out other senses, usually touch. The guy from M*A*S*H told me so.

listopencil
03-14-2006, 08:22 PM
Maybe we should call it the sensory cortex then.

Katipan
03-14-2006, 08:26 PM
I ****ing LOVE M*A*S*H!

Dartgod
03-14-2006, 08:31 PM
A buddy of mine posted this on another forum:

"I bet she screamed her hands off." ROFL





:(
That is sooooo f***ing wrong.






I like it...

ROFL

JBucc
03-14-2006, 08:33 PM
"I bet she screamed her hands off." ROFL





It took me about 10 reads but I finally got it! ROFLROFLROFL

FAX
03-14-2006, 08:59 PM
Dear Ms. Deaf Texas, may your memory live on
We loved you a lot, but now you are gone
You just could not hear the fast train's plantive whistle
Now you're just fragments of gut juice and gristle

We warned you and warned you to watch your behind
But you just didn't listen and now we can't find
Your head or your fingers or your feet or your butt
You've been smacked like a salted pistachio nut

And what once looked so nice in that two piece bikini
Is now reminiscent of stale fettucini
But we'll always remember you for your ambition
And your hula routine in last year's competition

And now you're in heaven. I hope God can sign
Cause you've just had a date with tank Engine 9
And there'll be no more runways at least for a while
But at least, Ms. Deaf Texas, you went out with style

FAX

Frazod
03-14-2006, 09:09 PM
Dear Ms. Deaf Texas, may your memory live on
We loved you a lot, but now you are gone
You just could not hear the fast train's plantive whistle
Now you're just fragments of gut juice and gristle

We warned you and warned you to watch your behind
But you just didn't listen and now we can't find
Your head or your fingers or your feet or your butt
You've been smacked like a salted pistachio nut

And what once looked so nice in that two piece bikini
Is now reminiscent of stale fettucini
But we'll always remember you for your ambition
And your hula routine in last year's competition

And now you're in heaven. I hope God can sign
Cause you've just had a date with tank Engine 9
And there'll be no more runways at least for a while
But at least, Ms. Deaf Texas, you went out with style

FAX

OMFG ROFL

chiefs4me
03-14-2006, 09:36 PM
It took me about 10 reads but I finally got it! ROFLROFLROFL




10??

LiL stumppy
03-14-2006, 11:09 PM
Dear Ms. Deaf Texas, may your memory live on
We loved you a lot, but now you are gone
You just could not hear the fast train's plantive whistle
Now you're just fragments of gut juice and gristle

We warned you and warned you to watch your behind
But you just didn't listen and now we can't find
Your head or your fingers or your feet or your butt
You've been smacked like a salted pistachio nut

And what once looked so nice in that two piece bikini
Is now reminiscent of stale fettucini
But we'll always remember you for your ambition
And your hula routine in last year's competition

And now you're in heaven. I hope God can sign
Cause you've just had a date with tank Engine 9
And there'll be no more runways at least for a while
But at least, Ms. Deaf Texas, you went out with style

FAX


I'm fugging crying here. ROFL ROFL ROFL

Ultra Peanut
03-14-2006, 11:13 PM
I bet she didn't see that coming!





Wait.

CoMoChief
03-14-2006, 11:15 PM
http://images.news8austin.com/media/2006/3/14/images/01tara.jpg

That was pre-getting hit BTW.


This doesnt mean anything without the post getting hit picture. I need something to compare it to.

CoMoChief
03-14-2006, 11:16 PM
Dear Ms. Deaf Texas, may your memory live on
We loved you a lot, but now you are gone
You just could not hear the fast train's plantive whistle
Now you're just fragments of gut juice and gristle

We warned you and warned you to watch your behind
But you just didn't listen and now we can't find
Your head or your fingers or your feet or your butt
You've been smacked like a salted pistachio nut

And what once looked so nice in that two piece bikini
Is now reminiscent of stale fettucini
But we'll always remember you for your ambition
And your hula routine in last year's competition

And now you're in heaven. I hope God can sign
Cause you've just had a date with tank Engine 9
And there'll be no more runways at least for a while
But at least, Ms. Deaf Texas, you went out with style

FAX


LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Rausch
03-14-2006, 11:29 PM
http://images.news8austin.com/media/2006/3/14/images/01tara.jpg

That was pre-getting hit BTW.

Simplex3
03-14-2006, 11:32 PM
(conductor pic)
Wow. Just wow.

Rain Man
03-14-2006, 11:50 PM
10??


He has to sound out each word, so it takes a few tries.

keg in kc
03-14-2006, 11:52 PM
You assclowns are going straight to hell.

At least you don't have to worry about her hearing you coming.

Rausch
03-15-2006, 01:22 AM
You assclowns are going straight to hell.


With my luck they'll lose my luggage...

luv
03-15-2006, 01:28 AM
With my luck they'll lose my luggage...
I doubt you'll need much anyway.

Rausch
03-15-2006, 01:44 AM
I'm still pissed that deaf people get their own pageant. I fat dudes with extremely large heads had our own, I'd definitely show.

I'd still like to see sanctioned drinking contests.

Hell, go by wrestling weights.

103, 112, 125, 135, 165, etc.

Hell, go up to 400 lbs. Now THAT would be a show.

Drink X beers/shots in 10 minutes. Then run 40 yards to the other side to your next table without falling. X beers/shots in 10 minutes, then run 40 back to next table without falling down. Etc... :)

luv
03-15-2006, 01:46 AM
I'd still like to see sanctioned drinking contests.

Hell, go by wrestling weights.

103, 112, 125, 135, 165, etc.

Hell, go up to 400 lbs. Now THAT would be a show.

Drink X beers/shots in 10 minutes. Then run 40 yards to the other side to your next table without falling. X beers/shots in 10 minutes, then run 40 back to next table without falling down. Etc... :)
Is there a time limit on how long it takes you to get the 40 yards as long as you don't fall?

Rausch
03-15-2006, 01:47 AM
Is there a time limit on how long it takes you to get the 40 yards as long as you don't fall?

No, but you lose that time to drink your next X amount of beer/shots...

luv
03-15-2006, 01:51 AM
No, but you lose that time to drink your next X amount of beer/shots...
So, it's not the first one down, it's whoever can go the most rounds? :hmmm:

You could pace yourself to where you're not drinking as much as the other person for the same amount of time. I think you should put a time limit on it. Like 30 seconds before you have to drink again. If you're not ready to drink, you're out. Then, if both last, you'd simply go by the first one down.

greg63
03-15-2006, 01:56 AM
So, it's not the first one down, it's whoever can go the most rounds? :hmmm:

You could pace yourself to where you're not drinking as much as the other person for the same amount of time. I think you should put a time limit on it. Like 30 seconds before you have to drink again. If you're not ready to drink, you're out. Then, if both last, you'd simply go by the first one down.


So, when do you bounce the quarter in the glass? :p :D

luv
03-15-2006, 01:57 AM
So, when do you bounce the quarter in the glass? :p :D
That's the tie breaker. :thumb:

greg63
03-15-2006, 02:00 AM
That's the tie breaker. :thumb:

ROFLROFL

Got it.

Rausch
03-15-2006, 02:07 AM
ROFLROFL

Got it.

Hogwash.

Standard field sobriety test.

greg63
03-15-2006, 02:12 AM
Hogwash.

Standard field sobriety test.

ROFL

I went through that one time; I was dead sober, the cop pulled me over only because he had a description of a car that looked like mine.

Rausch
03-15-2006, 02:22 AM
ROFL

I went through that one time; I was dead sober, the cop pulled me over only because he had a description of a car that looked like mine.

Buddy of mine just gone one give to him in his ****ING LIVINGROOM.

Hand on the bible.

His g/f (who's about as nuts as a ****ing squirrel turd) called the cops and said he was beating her.

Cop shows up and asks what's going on, asks if he was beating her.

Buddy says "No, but look here. (pulls up his shirt.) Here's where she bit me, here's where she was smacking me with the ****ing electrical cord for my razor, and here's where she hit me three times with the leg off that chair that's broken over there."

Cop just says "Wow."

Buddy: "Yeah. I'm leaving. I haven't hit her yet but I'll kill her ass if I don't leave now."

Cop: "Have you been drinking?"

Buddy: "Well, yeah. WTF do you think?"

Cop: "Can you drive?"

Buddy: "Well, that depends. Are you going to arrest me if I do?"

Cop: "If you're above the legal limit."

Buddy: "Fine, YOU tell ME if I can drive."

At this point he calls me up at work while he's taking the test. And he passes. Insane.

Anyway, he shows up 6 different shades of $#itty. The cop just let him drive drunk to get him out of the house I guess. :rolleyes:

greg63
03-15-2006, 02:37 AM
Buddy of mine just gone one give to him in his ****ING LIVINGROOM.

Hand on the bible.

His g/f (who's about as nuts as a ****ing squirrel turd) called the cops and said he was beating her.

Cop shows up and asks what's going on, asks if he was beating her.

Buddy says "No, but look here. (pulls up his shirt.) Here's where she bit me, here's where she was smacking me with the ****ing electrical cord for my razor, and here's where she hit me three times with the leg off that chair that's broken over there."

Cop just says "Wow."

Buddy: "Yeah. I'm leaving. I haven't hit her yet but I'll kill her ass if I don't leave now."

Cop: "Have you been drinking?"

Buddy: "Well, yeah. WTF do you think?"

Cop: "Can you drive?"

Buddy: "Well, that depends. Are you going to arrest me if I do?"

Cop: "If you're above the legal limit."

Buddy: "Fine, YOU tell ME if I can drive."

At this point he calls me up at work while he's taking the test. And he passes. Insane.

Anyway, he shows up 6 different shades of $#itty. The cop just let him drive drunk to get him out of the house I guess. :rolleyes:

Cops where I live would have encouraged him to drive away and then do just what your buddy feared they’d do. I remember getting awakened out of a very deep slumber once to get my kid from school; I had just come off the grave yard shift, went about fifteen yards to the corner from where I live and stopped just in time before hitting a cop coming from my right. The cop had enough room to go on his way but instead motions for me to go ahead and complete the turn, and then, yup; you guessed it, he pulls me over and writes me a ticket for failure to yield. Of course I know I was in the wrong but these cops don't cut anyone a brake; they are the Barney Fifes of law enforcement.

KcKing
03-15-2006, 02:40 AM
Only one way that could happen... She committed suicide... My girlfriends sister is deaf... and that gal can feel the vibrations of people walking up behind her... Not sayin Ms. Deaf whoever had her sense's that accute, but i'm sure she could feel the vibrations of a train coming towards her...

Rausch
03-15-2006, 02:42 AM
Only one way that could happen... She committed suicide... My girlfriends sister is deaf... and that gal can feel the vibrations of people walking up behind her... Not sayin Ms. Deaf whoever had her sense's that accute, but i'm sure she could feel the vibrations of a train coming towards her...

Anyone can feel it before you hear it. It's not that difficult.

I came to the same conclusion, which is why I don't feel sorry about making light of it...

mcan
03-15-2006, 03:08 AM
Death only sucks for those who survive... The dead don't give a shit if we make fun of them, and frankly I hope they have a roast for me when I kick off. And if I die because I did something retarded like stick my head in a grinder to see where my cheese fries went, I hope everybody really let me have it... Because I deserve it. And f-ck, give the living something to laugh about, I'm fine... I don't have to work tomarrow, or the next day, or even the next day, because I'm f-cking DEAD bro... :p

Rausch
03-15-2006, 04:14 AM
Death only sucks for those who survive... The dead don't give a shit if we make fun of them, and frankly I hope they have a roast for me when I kick off. And if I die because I did something retarded like stick my head in a grinder to see where my cheese fries went, I hope everybody really let me have it... Because I deserve it. And f-ck, give the living something to laugh about, I'm fine... I don't have to work tomarrow, or the next day, or even the next day, because I'm f-cking DEAD bro... :p

That's pretty much where I'm at...

gblowfish
03-15-2006, 07:05 AM
If she was deaf since birth, she was probably mute. A woman that hot who couldn't speak.... damn, that would be great.

Of course, she wouldn't listen, but then again, none of them do that anyway. :DGot a new annual vacation event for Frazod to attend, where he can find his dream girl:
http://tinyurl.com/kar4r

Inspector
03-15-2006, 07:37 AM
My daughter-in-law is deaf and doesn't live too far from RR tracks. I'm going to send this article to her just in case she's dumb enough to try walking around on the tracks.

Also, let her know about deaf beauty contest too, she's pretty hot.

greg63
03-15-2006, 08:00 AM
Death only sucks for those who survive...


Very true; in fact I hate funerals and I think I will refuse to attend my own, even if I am the guest of honor. I would rather everyone get together and have a cook out and watch the Chiefs play (even if they have to watch an old classic like the "94" donk game at Denver), and if my passing could be the cause of such a family reunion then it would not have been in vain. :D

Rain Man
03-15-2006, 10:48 AM
I'm still pissed that deaf people get their own pageant. I fat dudes with extremely large heads had our own, I'd definitely show.

What's your talent?

QuikSsurfer
03-15-2006, 11:12 AM
darwin award

Rain Man
03-15-2006, 11:35 AM
I kind of wish that they had a Mr. Slightly Geeky Vanilla Middle-Aged Colorado contest, because I think I could be competitive. That, and I can yodel.

Bob Dole
03-15-2006, 06:33 PM
Fugitt: Cell phones should be outlawed. (http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/03/15/miss.deaf.texas/index.html)

siberian khatru
03-15-2006, 06:36 PM
What's your talent?

Spamming Internet boards he used to run.

Rain Man
03-15-2006, 07:17 PM
As a minor trivia note, I used to live directly across the street from the Texas School for the Deaf when I lived in Austin. Surprisingly, they had loud parties and stuff, which I attribute to them not knowing that they were loud.

Frazod
03-15-2006, 07:28 PM
As a minor trivia note, I used to live directly across the street from the Texas School for the Deaf when I lived in Austin. Surprisingly, they had loud parties and stuff, which I attribute to them not knowing that they were loud.

Perhaps they were just assholes. :D

Coach
03-15-2006, 08:54 PM
Yeah, something like that happened in Olathe Kansas several years ago. Some boy was walking on the tracks, and well... you know how the rest goes.

Some of you guys/gals have met me and my brother, so you have a pretty good idea of what we both are.

As for the woman, I'm not sure, nor why I understand why she was walking on the tracks. It makes no sense to me. I mean, common sense tells you that walking on the tracks, hearing or hearing impaired, is not right. I guess she lacked common sense.

morphius
03-15-2006, 09:00 PM
They reported this last night on KC's local news as well. Mr Obvious reporter dude says, "...apparently she didn't hear the horn".

Dumbass.

mcan
03-15-2006, 09:09 PM
Yeah, something like that happened in Olathe Kansas several years ago. Some boy was walking on the tracks, and well... you know how the rest goes.

Some of you guys/gals have met me and my brother, so you have a pretty good idea of what we both are.

As for the woman, I'm not sure, nor why I understand why she was walking on the tracks. It makes no sense to me. I mean, common sense tells you that walking on the tracks, hearing or hearing impaired, is not right. I guess she lacked common sense.


That kid was a friend of one of my friends... His story is a bit different. The kid was in junior high and riding his bike along the tracks with a bunch of his friends. When the gates came down, the kids raced across the tracks to beat the train on their bikes, but the one kid didn't want to chance it, and stayed on the other side. So, these kids are standing on the one side of the train waiting for their friend, and they can see each other through the gaps of the cars as the train wizzed by, and started throwing rocks at each other through the cars to kill time. But a second train came on the other set of tracks, where the single boy was standing throwing rocks. The noise from the train in front of him drowned out the noise from the oncoming train that blindsided him, knocked him several dozen feet into a fence and killed him instantly.

Talisman
03-15-2006, 11:07 PM
What's the difference between a heroine addict and Miss Deaf Texas?

One has tracks all over their skin, the other has their skin all over the tracks.

Katipan
03-15-2006, 11:16 PM
What's the difference between a heroine addict and Miss Deaf Texas?

One has tracks all over their skin, the other has their skin all over the tracks.

ok ok ok

That post was funnier than mine.

That "i bet she screamed her hands off" totally won, but it doesn't count since it was stolen funny. :P

Tactical Funky
03-29-2006, 12:22 AM
ok ok ok

That post was funnier than mine.

That "i bet she screamed her hands off" totally won, but it doesn't count since it was stolen funny. :P
Damn, I knew I should have just taken credit for it since no one would've known the difference anyways.