Bad idea, but if you're gonna do it anyway... May 9, 2007 8:17 PM   Subscribe

File this under cool questions with a couple really cool answers from just the right people. Despite the obligatory "this is a bad idea" warnings.
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 8:17 PM (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks for the heads up. That's a really cool thread.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:28 PM on May 9, 2007

Also: Sidebar worthy, I think.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:28 PM on May 9, 2007

I just mentioned it here, different context though.
posted by puke & cry at 8:31 PM on May 9, 2007

I'm a little disappointed the original poster hasn't followed up and told us if he's decided to do it or not. Adventure awaits you, the jam! You won't regret it!
posted by cmonkey at 8:53 PM on May 9, 2007

Good point, puke & cry, ...

This is (of sorts) my personal vote towards loosely relaxing the rules around helping someone do something illegal.

Its not that I think AskMeFi should help people be better criminals...its just that we often need to ask ourselves the question of how much do we let government rule us.

Hell, that's what the nature of the country that made MeFi a possibility is built on (yeah yeah yeah debatable, I know).
posted by allkindsoftime at 8:54 PM on May 9, 2007

Jumping a train is BREAKING THE LAW!

We shouldn't have a policy against that..
posted by Chuckles at 9:06 PM on May 9, 2007

Okay, that's totally lame, because it is being discussed in detail at this very moment.. But really, I wish people would shut up about the illegal thing.
posted by Chuckles at 9:07 PM on May 9, 2007

We should, however, have a policy against blinking.

That is a cool thread. Boo on the naysayers. Unbunch, y'all.
posted by scarabic at 9:10 PM on May 9, 2007

Please don't take blink away just because I messed up..
posted by Chuckles at 9:17 PM on May 9, 2007

Thanks for the heads-up. Cool thread. Sidebar worthy.
posted by cribcage at 9:31 PM on May 9, 2007

woah, great photographs!
posted by popechunk at 10:06 PM on May 9, 2007

I loved this thread. I have a train geek family (no offense meant to train geeks).
posted by kch at 10:40 PM on May 9, 2007

Hmm, I wonder about hopping trains in Germany.....
posted by chillmost at 2:28 AM on May 10, 2007

Hipster Hobos? I never knew!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:04 AM on May 10, 2007

Hipster Hobos? I never knew!

But it goes with the ironic preference for PBR and shitty fashion sense oh so well! I mean, they've already got vinyl of Arlo Guthrie singing, right? I mean, dad's paying the bills on the place in Williamsburg, so why not hit the rails and act like you're not a royal douchebag? Right?
posted by plaidrabbit at 5:52 AM on May 10, 2007

This is one of the many reasons why cmonkey is the badassest badass in the band.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:26 AM on May 10, 2007

I had no idea people still did this, and the photos here are stunning.

doubleplusgood for JackFlash and cmonkey
posted by Pastabagel at 10:37 AM on May 10, 2007

Thanks everybody! Seriously, this thread has had better answers than I could have imagined. Right now I'm 90% going to do it. Just have to figure out where and when. The Northeast sounds like the worst location to try to start.
posted by the jam at 9:21 AM on May 11, 2007

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