The bus wasn’t even crowded


In the absence of sandworms in Minnesota, our fremen make do with

Instead of a stillsuit, I hope she had lots and lots of layers, since that had to have been pretty chilly. And dangerous.

Comments

  1. StevoR says

    FWIW. The related activity of train surfing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_surfing ) has been a thing for a while in various forms – for better and worse, legal and not so much ..

    A google search reveals there are youtube videos of it and accounts from all over the world including a paywalled Murdoch press one from Adelaide, Oz, where I live,. Vice news has this :

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/mbxn5p/the-teens-risking-their-lives-to-surf-on-trains-and-buses

    Whilst deaths have occurred such as this one :

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-06-21/inquest-hears-schoolboy-was-bus-surfing/2765680

    leading to changes to bus designs to stop people doing that.

    As Fremen go, it seems a waste of water to me though I can imagine it could be fun and exhilerating if done right

  2. robro says

    Perhaps she was just trying to get the driver to stop so she could get off at an unscheduled location. Seems to have worked.

  3. says

    Is this one of those internet challenges?
    I have another. #TiePillowsAroundYourselfAndLetATrainHitYouChallenge
    Let’s get going! Fun! You first!

  4. StonedRanger says

    Im curious as to how you came to the conclusion its a she that is doing this. The linked story doesnt say its a female and the video provided doesnt get close enough to tell one way or the other.

  5. rwiess says

    Look instead to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. No need to worry about fremen and water.

  6. says

    We had teens in the 1990s who did that. One did it on the roof of a car in the parking lot of a high school. Driver had to hit the brakes to avoid a collision and she was thrown.

    Even at low speed, she was in a coma for several weeks and had a brain injury. Thankfully, she recovered but I was damn sure to never try that.

  7. StevoR says

    @ 1. As Fremen go, it seems a waste of water to me though I can imagine it could be fun and exhilerating if done right

    Of course potentially life-changing or life ending, traumatically for the person doing it and others if done wrong..

  8. StevoR says

    @5. rwiess : “Look instead to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. No need to worry about fremen and water.”

    Well, deserts generally do make water something one needs to worry about but yes :

    Bus scene from Priscilla Queen of the Desert although tlloks this the bus surfing Queen here was very much well secured.

    WARNING : Some potentially triggering child sexual references albeit with a comical twist – nothing graphic.

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