NY Post Subway Picture Causes Controversy.

This disturbing picture featured on the front page of the New York Post features a man desperately trying to get back onto a subway platform after being pushed onto the tracks by a deranged man. He was fatally struck by the train moments later. Maybe it’s just me, but if you had time to whip out your phone and take a picture then you had time to help drag this poor guy back onto the platform.

A professional and well respected photo journalist appeared on American daytime TV to defend the photographer’s actions. Basically he was saying that it just becomes second nature not to include yourself in the story but to observe and capture it as it unfolds. That’s all just peachy, but replace the man on the tracks with the photographer’s wife and let’s see how that theory holds up.

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.



That bloke, (who no-one remembers), from the 1991 film Hook, is developing a sequel based on just the character he played; Rufio – (First Showing)

A life jacketless idiot, his boat and the sea. What could possibly go wrong? – (Stuff NZ)

Actor Sean Patrick Flannery announces that there will be a Boondock Saints 3 movie. The rest of the world asks why? – (Geeks Of Doom)

Fame hungry 17 year-old Courtney Stodden has decided to follow in Goerge Galloway’s footsteps in her latest attempt to achieve notoriety. – (You Tube)

Five mind blowing, generation defining pop culture moments, which we still reference today, that we’re all improvised at the last second. – (Cracked)

New York female claims she was fired from her job because she was: ‘Too hot’. She was shocked, as we were too. (New York Post)

The logical implications to the official discovery of a live Bigfoot. – (Mysterious Universe)

Four climbers died on Mt Everest over the weekend. – (Time)

Thanks For Getting Cancer At Ground Zero Here’s A Check For $0.

A Ground Zero worker who contracted cancer after he removed toxic debris from the World Financial Center, following the 9/11 attacks, has just been awarded a compensation check for $0.

51 year-old Edgar Galvis cleaned the offices of Merrill Lynch following the terrorist attacks on Sept 11th and spent 16 hours a day for six months removing debris which was covered with harmful toxins, with nothing more than a paper mask and suit for protection which ripped every time Galvis broke a sweat.

In May 2005 suffering from severe sinus problems Galvis was advised by a friend to contact a law firm for compensation he was then approached by a representative for Worby, Groner, Edelman & Napoli Bern who suggested he take legal action with the prospect that he could win millions of dollars if he won his case.

Unfortunately for Galvis his sinus problems worsened and he developed throat cancer but in April 2010 he got the news that his compensation claim had been successful but he would only be receiving $10,000, the horrible reality of the situation was that he ended up receiving a check in the mail for $0 after his law firm took the lot in legal fees. Just to rub salt into the wound they attached a note to the check which said: “It was a pleasure to represent you in this matter.”

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