This kid is an absolute hero.
What's the over under on years before Wahlburg Affleck stars in a Boston-based film adaptation?
Edit: fuck Wahlburg.
What's the over under on years before Wahlburg stars in a Boston-based film adaptation?
What's the over under on years before Wahlburg stars in a Boston-based film adaptation?
It's already in post-production
Starring Nicholas Cage
Went straight to the sequel. Cage has co-opted the technology and is now the villain.
Using a crane to put people in a burning building?
That is indeed the plot of Tetris 2
Whatever happened to that Tetris trilogy?
They're already working on Tetris 4: The Trilogy Continues.
Starring Gary Busey as Nic Cage
Who gets to be the T block??
I want to take his face... Off.
Chris Rock: This movie gonna make House Party, look like House Party 2!
Guy: Or House Party 3!
Chris Rock: Shut the fuck up!
What about Tetris 5 a trilogy in 5 parts?
I'd give that a full 5 out of 7 stars!
I'm looking forward to Tetris: Revelations
Every time they finished writing a line of dialog, it deleted itself.
Tetris 2: The Tetrising
Tetris 2: electric boogaloo
Using a crane to beat the shit out of someone until they are blind in one eye while yelling racist shit.
Then say you feel like you paid the damages you have caused.
Oh yeah, don't let a person change. That's definitely what the world needs and has proven effective time again.
No Cage is the fire itself. Don't ask me how he does it, or even acts it out but somehow it works.
Using a crane to put a burning building in people.
no, cage is the burning building
He swaps faces with the crane. As Cage is putting people into the burning building, disguised as the crane, the real crane, with the face of Cage, must now convince everyone it is the good guy and save the day. We can call it “Crane-Off”.
Also their voices are overdubbed by Niles and Frasier Crane
“I could raise a crane for hours.”
He's mine after the divorce
If hes swapping faqces with the crane wouldnt it just also be face off
The concept of "straight to sequel" tickles my funny bone.
Check out Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws.
"I'm going to take your roof... off!"
CGI Nic Cage is the enemy, fire face ala The Mummy.
As the crane.
As Mark Wahlberg.
Playing Nicholas Cage.
And somehow this ends up as Danny DeVito in blueface
As the fire right?
Likely an age-regressed Nick Cage.
As the crane
Yes! Our r/onetruegod
Excuse you this kid is Chinese, he has to be played by ScarJo
As Mark Walhberg
Nah, the project got canceled after Marky Mark committed a hate crime while filming the obligatory cameo with the actual Chinese guy the story is based on.
This Is the comment I came to see. The media does a great job of hiding what they don't want you to know.
So you saved a bunch of people from a burning building with a crane? Say hi to your mutha for me.
Marky Mark Walburg probably.
I don't expect them to run the story every time his name is mentioned. If it were you or I that did what he did, it would follow us around for our whole lives. But because he's rich and famous he doesn't have to deal with the repercussions. He has smarter people than himself around him to keep those stories away from the limelight.
You know he was convicted right?
He did face repercussions. And I’m pretty sure it was well before he was super famous too. He was still a teenager. So fame didn’t affect his plea bargain.
Shoot, the man he attacked wished for Wahlberg to get his pardon when he was looking for one. The man he attacked acknowledged that Mark paid the price and did his time.
So everyone on here rallying to shit on Wahlberg for something which happened 30 years ago is just stupid.
Well I got caught with 1 gram of weed when i was 17 and it still follows me around to this day. Job I interviews and even trying to get visas. I didn't kick the shit out if an Asian guy and shout racist remarks at him while doing it.
I think he's a piece of shit for what he did, conviction or not. I just don't think he should be idolised with past behaviour like that.
I don't think you and I are going to agree about this, so let's just leave it at that.
Good day sir.
1 gram follows you around still? What state?
It's a drug possession conviction likely. In many states still, even more in the last two decades.
Are you not familiar with American law etc ?
No it wouldn't. Quite the opposite, honestly. It's because he turned his life around that people keep going "well ackshually". Your everyday joe flies under the radar with maybe one or two news articles.
So does he ever get to move on from his past? Seems like he’s a different guy now. Don’t people get multiple chances in life?
Nah. mark is practicing his mandarin in a mirror right now. If he can’t do it they can always call Scarlett Johansson
haha. John Cena actually speaks Mandrain.
As much as I love John Cena, I'm not going to pay for a movie where I can't see the main character
But his time is now!
How do you say "say hello to ya motha" in Mandarin?
Lol. Google translate
Wasnt this already a film starring The Rock?
Starring Mark Wahlberg as the buff, sexy Chinese teen, and 14 other Wahlbergs as the 14 Chinese people saved.
Directed by Peter Berg.
His arch nemesis is the vietcong he blinded that's stopping him own a burger chain
The whole cast and crew is marky mark
"Directed by Mark Whalberg."
"Directed by Mark Whalberg."
Fake Edit: Just found out who Pater Berg is and that he not only acts but is the director of at least one show I like.
C'mon that would be ridiculous. You need to cast an actual Asian like Scarlett Johansson.
Out of the loop?
Ghost in the shell
Smoke on the water
I'd prefer a half Asian like Emma Stone.
Mark Wahlberg hates Asians so not likely.
Only Vietnamese apparently, and he forgave himself, so no worries.
What's the context of this?
In his youth he brutally robbed/beat up a Vietnamese gas station worker while calling him derogatory names. He also beat up another old man outside the gas station. All while shouting derogatory words.
Because of this, he’s not allowed to get a liquor license. After he was rich and famous with a chain of restaurants, he tried to get the assault charges dropped so he can get liquor licenses for his restaurants, never actually apologizing to the men he beat up brutally. Only saying it was a long time ago and that’s how it was back then.
He’s also had lots of racist encounters with black people but that’s another story.
"1988 Wahlberg served 45 days in jail when he was 16 for beating up two Vietnamese men (one with a five-foot-long wooden pole) who he called “gooks” and other racial slurs. He also had an injunction against him for chasing down fellow residents of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and calling them racial slurs while throwing rocks at them. In 1992, after he had morphed into rapper Marky Mark, he repeatedly kicked another man in the head. And there was also a 1996 arrest for driving a boat under the influence."
Jesus christ that's disgusting
But he's famous and makes a lot of money, so let's not really talk about it or pursue any legal charges.
Legal charges were already pursued and he was in jail for it...so wouldn't that be double jeopardy?
Yeeeeah, but people need their vengeance for some reason
That's also something that happened nearly 40 years ago, it doesn't really tell who he is today, and I say that without knowing anything about this guy.
Fair point. Still, I think not ever properly apologizing for assaulting and maiming several people and never using his current wealth and whatnot to make amends is a mark against him
It’s not the lack of apology that bugs me, it’s the double down.
“That’s just how it was back then”
He did apologize and he met the guy.
You know, if it had just been the incident at 16, I could believe he was a different person now, but but clearly, he never stopped being a jackass...
Didn't one of his victims become permanently blind as result of the beating?
Though it was reported that Trinh was blinded in one eye during the attack, the victim allegedly said in 2014 that he'd lost the eye in a grenade explosion when he was with the South Vietnamese army in 1975. So the jury is out.
Ah, ok. Nice username, btw!
that sounds way cooler than getting beat up by marky mark, with or without the funky bunch.
On one hand, he didn't blind the guy. On the other hand, he beat a blind guy.
The old man lost sight in one eye because he beat him with essentially a baseball bat
Nah he was tracked down and he said he lost it in the Vietnam war.
So he beat up someone blind instead.
🎵...maybe one day we'll be united...🎵
did he end up getting the liquor license?
I did see that the Philadelphia location got one, but I don’t think the Boston locations do. I’m not sure because there are a million better places to eat burgers in and around Boston than at a shitty burger chain owned by self-important racist douche canoes.
Right? I’ve lived in Boston for the better part of ten years and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten there.
Personally I’m a Boston Burger Company girl myself
The tasty burger in Fenway has my business forever. The buttah burger is super indulgent and so fucking good.
Don’t forget he almost cost himself his fame just as he was getting started, by making homophobic comments that pissed off his boss Calvin Klein.
He blinded one of the Vietnamese men in one eye.
I pointed all this out to someone when they asked me why I didn't like the guy and their response was "oh well its all in the past, he does charity work now, he's changed, you're just being petty". Because apparently its petty to think he's a massive prick for nearly beating multiple people to death, throwing rocks at black children while screaming "kill the nigger", and beating up one of his own neighbors for no reason.
That's not even getting into the whole "i could have stopped 9/11 because i know martial arts" bull shit
To be fair he probably would have stopped 9/11. He would have kicked the shit out of all the brown people on the plane before they were a threat
I can’t find any holes in this logic.
You won't find any holes in the twin towers with this logic either
He was 16 and grew up in Boston in the 80s lmao. Is it fucked? Yeah. Was it common then? Absolutely.
And plenty of people who grew up in Boston then weren’t pieces of shit. I know that from personal experience
Cool. I'm sure many people aren't the same person they were at 16 too
Some people aren't, but judging by his actions and statements when he tried to get the assaults vacated so he could get a liquor license (because the particulars of one of his crimes prohibited him from having one), I have my doubts that he has changed.
I've always had an odd overwhelming hatred for Mark Wahlberg, thanks for giving me a reason.
Huh. My opinion of him just got alot worse
Dude sounds like his "Basketball Diaries" character.
When questioned about it he actually said " he had forgiven himself" .. Christ on a fucking bicycle...
you mean mohamad on a motorbike right ?
Jesus built my hot rod.
jesus didnt build anything, he was a jewish carpenter...
Tell that to ministry..
As a teen he assaulted a Vietnamese immigrant so badly he lost sight in one eye.
The fact that Wahlberg still made it big despite this has some ugly implications for our society.
He didn't actually blind the guy, he was blind prior to the attack thanks to a grenade he survived the explosion of serving in the South Vietnam Army in 1975 prior to the '88 attack.
Not the truth, the guy was already blind, doesnt exactly make it better though lol
Hated. Fixed it for ya.
Marky Mark doesn't. Wahlburg only beats up Asian dudes, especially Vietnamese. Not gonna make a movie about the people he hates.
Hated. Good jerk, though.
Hero has to be Asian Brad Pitt in film adaptation
I don't think there's really a choice in this matter.
He hates Asians though
As the mugger who beats the hero with a stick ,causing permanent sight damage?
The question is "will Wahlburg play the Asian hero or beat up the Asian hero?"
Who do you think started the fire?
Right! Quick thinking on his part, for sure.
Also, I read it as 114 people for some reason. Either way, this kid is definitely a hero, 14 people in under 30mins with a crane is amazing!
Edit - is "Dong" a common first name there for a female? I have only ever seen it as a last name...
In Chinese, last names are typically stated before first names. So, the woman in the story indeed has “Dong” as her last name. As a further note, last names are almost always (like more than 99% of the time) one syllable, while first names are usually two syllables (sometimes one, rarely more than two). You can use this to figure out if names are in the traditional order or Western order.
Source: Took Chinese for three years
Awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to answer! I learned something new today :)
No problem, anytime! :)))
He is indeed.
Now let's get back to work and wreck their economy.
Meanwhile, in the US: “Hurr windmills cause cancer!!”
Meanwhile at google hq in Seattle..
Mark Wahlberg and an Asian man is not a good mix.
It's actually going to be China based. Just Wahlburg playing a Chinese teenager, no questions asked. For some reason his Boston accent is even thicker and more exaggerated. He's saving people...what's the problem?
I was just thinking to myself that hes a real life super hero if the headline is accurate
Idk as soon as he apologizes to that old Asian man he beat up probably.
"I can do it Mr. Jones."
"You got it kid!"
Where's the movie about the Thai cave kids?
and the villain is an ugly short Chinese dude
Idunno he likes beating the shit out of asian people until they go blind he might pass on the project.
Say hi to your mother for me
Why not pratt?
Mark Wahlburg would probably beat himself half to death if he looked in a mirror and saw the he was Asian.
A 19-year-old crane operator is being praised for his quick thinking after he saved 14 people from a burning building in China, Shanghaiist reports.
Lan Junze was working at a construction site in Fushun when he saw a seven-story building go up in smoke nearby. In a viral video, Lan is seen using the crane to help residents escape the fire, which appears to have started on the building's ground floor. One of those saved was Dong Xiuyan, who lived on the third floor.
"I tried to go through the door twice, but I failed," Dong told Chinese broadcaster CCTV. "I got very anxious. Then I thought we could get out from our window."
Lan reportedly heard Dong's screams for help and drove his crane to the scene of the fire, which was just 300 meters away.
"The flame was very, very close to them," Lan said. "My first thought was to get the mother and son down."
After picking Dong and her son up in a crane basket and moving them safely away from the building, Lan turned his attention to the floor above, where resident Mang Shengjun lived.
"If I didn't have my mother or my wife with me, if I was alone, I would have jumped out for sure," Mang told the station.
After rescuing Mang and his family, Lan then raised his crane to assist people on the building's fifth and sixth floors. In total, he saved 14 people in less than 30 minutes.
One person, unfortunately, died in the fire, according to Fox News.
Full article at: https://news.yahoo.com/teenage-crane-operator-saves-14-173444178.html
Three cheers for Lan Junze!
Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray Lan Junze!
Lan, Lan, he's our man!
If he can't do it, no one can!
His social credit score is probably pretty good now.
Through the roof like fire.
Lan is lit, he's the shit, this poem sucks but it's legit.
The fire tall, the fire high, but Lan our man will take em by.
With his crane, one by one, gonna lift till the job is done.
And now it's true, in China at least, his credit score is quite the beast.
high effort comment here take my upvote
When looking through the CCTV cameras, he's got a nice green square around his image.
Knowing how administrative bureaucracy works, his social credit score is probably in the shitter now for improper use of construction equipment.
Yeah, no need to donate to the Chinese government for a few years
If he can’t do it then let’s move all our multiplayer gaming to the internet so we can’t party in the same room, no one can!
AND ONE FOR THE REF
Hooray for Lun Junze!
Fuck yeah! Lan Junze! Long may his name be praised!
His social credit score is going up!
Cheer, cheer, cheer.
Lan Junze, Lan Junze, Lan Junze, Lan Junze.
How dare you to cheer for a commie?
And 1 minute of silence for the dead.
I always wonder what I would do if I were trapped in a burning high rise. It's probably harder to jump when you've got a lover or children to think about, could give one a reason to try and fight even the inevitable. I don't have those things though, and if the heat or smoke got bad enough I'd take the leap. It sucks but it's over in an instant. I'm not sure you can say that about burning to death.
Sorry I know this is uplifting news and I'm being a downer, this article just got me thinking.
You would more likely to pass out before burning to death.
Yeah you're pretty unlikely to stay conscious long enough to directly touched by flames themselves, either from the smoke or the extreme heat. That is unless you're pretty close to the point of ignition. I still don't think I could handle the ambient heat, though, fire nearby or not. I get super uncomfortable on hot days, and the temperature in a burning building can greatly exceed that of an average hot day in many parts of the world.
But you've covered yourself in a soaking blanket in the bath so you get to live right through the flames....
Breathe through the plug hole I don't know! I didn't have time to plan!
If you ever find yourself exposed to really smokey or dusty conditions for which you were not prepared, you're supposed to soak the front of your shirt and breathe through that, I believe. I'm pretty sure even urine would be better protection than nothing at all, so if there's no water, you'd better hope you can pee. I'm not sure exactly how much this might help you, but in the right conditions it might buy you precious time.
Yeah you could breathe through the tub drain, I suppose. Hopefully the drain pipe isn't PVC and melted in the floors below, but in a bind I'd probably risk it. In a single story I'd definitely try it.
There's the u-shaped drain pipe fittings filled with water to prevent sewer gasses from entering house.
I think that's a myth people spread to make the scenario bearable and to help mitigate the risk in their minds. I can still recall the videos of the people stuck in the World Trade center jumping rather than being burned alive. If you're by a window or balcony there is going to be plenty of available oxygen to keep you from passing out.
Even at the open windows the people in the twin towers had some pretty dangerous exposure to smokey conditions. But you're right they probably had enough oxygen to stave off unconsciousness for a fairly long time.
As I understand it though, much of the intense heat from the flames in the towers would still be trapped within the building, and the metal frame of the building would have allowed that heat to spread even more to connected metal that was not exposed directly to the flames.
Basically the towers very quickly turned into very large ovens, insulated just enough to trap really dangerous levels of heat which would also cause you to pass out before very long. Many of the phone calls I've heard from inside the towers feature people complaining about how insanely hot it was, even though they could not see the actual flames.
Edit: also this is not a myth, smoke and heat can and will both cause you to pass out. The actual dying part takes place while your lights are out, so you will never know it happened. In some ways these were some of the luckier people who died on 9/11. One of the 911 calls from the twin towers that I heard was a woman with a small group of others, she was complaint about the smoke first, then iirc her bigger complaint became the heat. She stays on the line with the 911 operator to pass messages on to her family, but the last 5-8 minutes of the tape, all you can hear are people snoring very loudly, as their bodies worked harder and harder to take in the air it needed. Smoke is probably the bigger killer here, but the heat was absolutely another factor.
As the temperature rises pretty much everything in your office that can starts to combust. You get to a point where the whole office is on fire.
Right, but most things auto ignite at temperatures far greater than the human body can tolerate. Paper will auto ignite at somewhere around 450 degrees Fahrenheit, as an example of this. Especially when you consider that many furnishings, carpeting and stuff of the like are meant to be at least somewhat fire retardant in high rise buildings, I think you're really unlikely to still be alive and awake by the time things begin to ignite exclusively from ambient heat.
Have you ever stood near an enormous bonfire? A few years ago I was at one that was easily 6 feet across, flames licking as high as 15, maybe 20 feet up.
You couldn't really sit closer than 10 feet or so, and you need to cover your face it's so damn hot.
Really gave me an appreciation for just how hot fire can get.
Yeah, imagine feeling that for over 5 minutes. I'd jump just to make it stop.
I just keep a parachute on at all times.
Some people actually do this in large skyscrapers.
Question is do they have parachuting experience? As I understand it, base jumping (parachuting from a building) can be exceptionally dangerous because the fall is so much shorter than what a skydiver has to work with. If jumping out a window of a burning skyscraper is your first time using a parachute it might not work out well for you, since even experienced jumpers sometimes die attempting this.
All that said though, it's still 100% better than being in the position where you need to jump, but don't have a parachute, so I guess that's probably a win. I just think it would suck to slow your descent enough to keep you from being killed on impact, but your body ends up forever broken in the process. If you have a parachute in your high-rise office or apartment, try to get some practice with it before you find yourself needing to use it!
you also probably need to be discreet, or you’ll have desperate people trying to take it from you once the emergency hits.
Fuck, could you imagine that scenario?
A busy boardroom or call centre with 1 parachute and flames nearby...
Yeah this is a real thing. I'm pretty sure most of the people with lifesaving materials are considered "important," in some way, such as CEOs and others of the like. Point being if you're trapped in a burning high rise, you might want to consider a mutiny, since the people in charge are the ones most likely to have a backup plan, if anybody does at all.
But in all disaster situations for which you have crucial lifesaving supplies set aside for, you'd be very wise indeed not to tell anyone about it, especially when there's not enough to go around. Or you could hold a group vote and decide collectively who has the most to live for, but I think that sort of situation tends to devolve into "every man for himself," really pretty quickly.
That's why upper executives have golden parachutes in their contracts.
All that said though, it's still 100% better than being in the position where you need to jump, but don't have a parachute, so I guess that's probably a win
All that said though, it's still 100% better than being in the position where you need to jump, but don't have a parachute, so I guess that's probably a win
Exactly. They're for life death situations. You're deffinately better off jumping with a parachute then without even with no experience.
Yeah absolutely, I agree. But it makes sense to me that if you're gonna have a parachute just in case, then you should maybe also practice using it, just in case.
And do what with it, can they even deploy it? Do they know how to steer it? With no training a parachute just means they faceplant the building in front. I've jumped a few times in tandem and even with a pro doing everything for you that stuff is extremely intense.
Edit: replied to the wrong guy, lol
That's pretty much the point I tried to make?
Oh, I answered to the wrong guy, LOL. You are 100% right.
The comments above you are talking about burning to death, which is also exceptionally dangerous. I think experience doesn't really factor into it.
Right, if it's a choice between definitely burning to death or taking your chances at parachuting down, the choice is pretty obvious. All I'm trying to say is that if you're so prepared for that situation that you have access to a parachute, then you should really make the extra effort to know how to use it to increase your chances of survival. It's almost silly to do one without the other is all I'm trying to say, so I'd argue experience is, or at least should be a factor.
Those are called "golden parachutes".
A lot of times when someone posts a “what they would do in that scenario” type thing, I have an instant reaction that it’s probably just someone talking tough at their keyboard. But there’s ample evidence (9/11) that people in the same scenario you described would do exactly what you said. Which is crazy because jumping off a building to your death takes some serious strength to go against your natural instinct
I think it's right in line with natural instincts in some ways, your body wants to escape extreme heat and flames very badly, and I'm sure at least some of the folks who fell from the twin towers were acting on that instinct.
For the people who were further removed from the flames, though, you're probably right. It would take some higher level thinking than pure instinct to recognize that there's no way out for you, and that you will die no matter which choice you make. Taking that step off the edge has got to be extremely difficult to do in that instance, the only reason people go through with it is because they fully believe the alternative will be much worse and entail greater suffering than is necessary.
Especially in the case of the twin towers, those people were not choosing to die; they were already dead people walking. The only choice they actually made was how to die. I think that's a respectable decision in some ways, regardless of the attached stigma some people assign to it.
folks who fell from the twin towers were acting on that instinct.
folks who fell from the twin towers were acting on that instinct.
Exactly, we didn't evolve for skyscrapers, so it makes sense that our bodies' instincts wouldn't have been adapted to skyscrapers, meaning that some people jumped just to get away from the heat and smoke.
I think that's a respectable decision in some ways
I think that's a respectable decision in some ways
Absolutely. No one should judge or blame people for jumping off of the twin towers. They did what they had to do.
With 9/11 I've seen it reported that it was so hot for them at the point they jumped that it must have seen like the smarter option at the time. Either feel your feet sear or like you would burn alive, or jump into what must have felt like the soothingest freshest air you've ever felt. So it wasn't about choosing staying or taking a risk or about staying and knowing you'd burn, but most likely jumped feeling they were closing to burning alive as it was.
I unfortunately have witnessed a person burning to death. He was in one of those cherry picker baskets on the back of a truck to reach the top of phone poles. It was horrific and I still remember the screams. He could have jumped, but once you are actually on fire, I think maybe you can’t control yourself. He just stood there and screamed. People on the ground were begging him to jump and had something to catch him in. It wasn’t even that far. But he couldn’t jump. So whatever you do, make the decision before the flames reach you, because once you are on fire, you may not have a choice anymore.
And at least if you jump you get the chance to fly for a few seconds.
Plus it ends so, so much faster than burning alive. In the exact instant you strike the ground, assuming your fall was from fairly high up (doesn't take much), then you should die instantly. Same is tough to say when it comes to fire, it would be torturous until your nerve endings begin to burn away or you pass out, and even then it could spread to a new area which will hurt instead of the dead flesh. It's just not an easy way to go, as far as I can tell.
That's not necessarily true, after a few stories you fall at the same speed no matter what. You could get really lucky, like a bomber crewman in WWII who fell like 20000 ft and lived, or you could get really lucky and hit head first and die immediately, or you could get really unlucky and hit something semi soft and die excruciatingly.
Didn't that WWII airmen crash through something that significantly dampened the fall? I remember a mythbusters episode where they proved you could slow your fall to safe levels if you pass through something that takes some of your speed away. Circumstances have to be almost perfect in a lot of situations for you to survive a fall of great height, I thought. I think hitting the pavement at terminal velocity would kill you instantly. My source on that are videos from 9/11. One guy in one of the videos described it in an unfortunately accurate way: "they went splat, like ripe tomatoes." Those folks were nearly vaporized a lot of the time.
Yep, I believe it was a glass ceiling that he went through, on a train station maybe? But yes, while you have to get really lucky, it is possible. A guy even landed a wingsuit on a "runway" of cardboard boxes.
There have been accidents where people did in fact jump from a cherry picker to escape flames, but forgot about their safety harness, and so ended up hanging above the flames, powerless to do something.
If not for the fire part, that would be funny.
If I ever live in a high rise, my plan is to get enough static line to reach the floor, then rig it so all I have to do is break a window then throw the rope and abseil down.
Honestly, chuck the kid out and aim at a soft spot, they fall slower anyways. Then embrace your lover, and when their guard is down, jump for another soft spot, maybe some pedestrians. Once you get above like five stories the height doesn't matter anyway.
Over 5 stories and I'd be aiming for the hard spots, personally.
Seriously this is quite amazing. Either his parents raised him super well or it's just in him to help others. I hope he gets more rewards rather than just recognition.
I would like to think that the vast majority of people, placed in that situation and aware that they have a means to save lives, will rush to the aid of others.
The dude still deserves great credit of course.
I feel like it's the opposite. The vast majority people would have the bystander effect and just freeze.
Oh I get what you're saying, people are good and would WANT to help, they just wouldn't be able to move
Most people don't have a crane.
I like your optimism. Stay awesome.
China has a TV station called CCTV?
yeah, China Central Television
Does the CCTV headquarters have CCTV security cameras?
You are now an outlaw in the EU
Weird flex, Mang, but ok.
Definition of a Hero. Shit goes down and he stepped up!
Crane = "uplifting" news
I see what you did there...
The man deserves a raise
Now come this way just a bit.
You pressed the wrong button
He deserves some high praises.
well that escalated quickly
“Lowering news” = “uplifting news”. Now I’m confused.
Such is tao, or not.
Seemed like a bit of a letdown, really.
B-but...I was gonna post that
Man, this is a nice story, this kids quick thinking on his saved lives, and hopefully he will form a lasting relationship with some of these people.
also he saved a man named dong, that makes me smile
A woman named Dong actually.
''A woman named Dong'' sounds like a great title for a book
Published by Pornhub
Pornhub would fund the film adaptation.
I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad as GoT season 8
Hooooooly shit that brings me back, thank you.
Audiobook narrated by Christopher Walken
Title of your sex tape.
I really don't think that Johnny Cash needed to do a sequel to Boy Named Sue, but here we are.
Watched enough hentai to know where this is going.
By US naming standards, that would be her last name.
I get that tranlating between languages you always get those weird little (often sexual) translations.
But I just want to tell you it kinda bugs me. I had a good friend in high school whose last name is Wang which means king in chinese. Guess what his nickname was?
He went along with the joke usually but he hated it.
I never understood why Western media always refers to people (especially Korean and Chinese) by their family name. Sure in the native language it's Dong Xiuyan or Kim Jong-un, but that doesn't really make sense in English, especially when a few family names account for a huge portion of the population. Why not refer to them as Xiuyan or something, like how people within the country would actually call each other?
In Chinese media they would still say Mrs. Dong or use another title. It's not really polite to just use the personal name of a stranger, it's too informal. The same goes for Korea. In Vietnam they actually use the given name in journalism the way you described but they have even fewer names than the Chinese and Korean.
Family and friends can use each other's first nanes but even then using the full name is not uncommon especially when the full name is two characters long.
Might be a mix up because in Chinese the family name is usually mentioned first
I don't know the reason actually. Maybe convention-someone started doing that and everyone followed suit. Perhaps the monosyllabic last names are easier to remember?
There's also probably many people who just aren't aware that last names come first in Asian naming conventions and treat the last name as a first name
In American news, it’s standard Associated Press style to refer to people by their full name on first mention, then their surname or family name from then on. I can’t speak to other western countries, but my guess is they do something similar.
Source: am 3rd year journalism major
Yeah I actually realized right after I made my comment that written media always seems to use last names.
I guess for style/consistency, it makes sense. From a practical standpoint as a way of uniquely identifying people...not so much.
In that case - usually when writing about a family - full name is acceptable (ie, in a story about Trump businesses, you’ll see “Ivanka Trump” and “Donald Trump Jr.”). If it’s a feature story and not a news story, writers will sometimes use first name for children (ie, “Bob Randall, 45, and his 12-year-old daughter, Nicole, have fun on Saturdays. Randall drives Nicole to baseball practice.”)
Edit: it’s also good to note that the New York Times has their own style guide. They use titles, whereas in AP style, titles are unnecessary (ie, “Randall drives Nicole to practice” vs. “Mr. Randall drives Ms. Randall to practice”).
I’m studying journalism in Canada, the way it’s always explained to us was that referring to someone by their first name implies familiarity and can introduce bias or at least the perception of bias. Like if you’re reporting on a crazy crime case and you say “Samuel said he felt remorse for his actions” it can come across as a lot more humanizing/personal than “O’Brien said he felt remorse for his actions.” The goal of the reporter, ultimately, is to present just what an outsider could see/hear/touch/taste/feel, not to report any inferences or insinuations about what the reporter thinks is occurring. For this same reason, it’s standard practice to write “So-and-so said they believe” or “LastName said they felt” instead of “So-and-so believes” and “LastName felt”, because we can never know if sources are fully telling the truth.
So basically, using family names is all about maintaining the appearance of distance and objectivity, so that people are less concerned that you are reporting in a biased fashion or letting your feelings towards a source impact the narrative.
When my parents got married they changed the family name from Dong to Don b/c they didn't want their kids to get made fun of. Thanks parents.
Very common among many immigrant families actually.
I understand how that could be frustrating, and you must be very upset to make this post, considering your username.
Please understand, that it merely made me smile, My name has a comical meaning in another language, I got over it, hope your friend did too,
And Frankly, I laughed at an article on an internet forum, it is not like i was interviewing him, and started laughing in his face and mocking him.
Yeah I understand where you're coming from and I take no personal offense. Just wanted to communicate this to people who might not be aware. Hope you have a wonderful day!
My friend changed to an English name cause people kept mispronouncing his original name. I unfortunately can't remember how, just that it bugged. It was ming guan (like gwan) and the intonation mattered
The thing that strikes me as sadly ironic is that most people will at least put in some effort to pronounce things like Dostoevsky or Chalmonet correctly but seem to bite their tongue as soon as it comes to a non western name
Well it doesn't help that the vowels and spelling use a different set of rules, and depending on where you immigrated from historically you could just get different spellings.
Dong spelled Dohng or Doeng, might get people to attempt a closer sound.
Wang if spelled Wong is better.
Chang if spelled Jhong, a lot closer.
We fucked up spelling, and now pretend we got it right all along.
Like Indian Americans....
yeah it's the cheapest joke
No one likes it if their dong burns.
Speak for yourself
There’s a karate studio near me named Master Dongs. I laugh every time I drive by it.
My mates name is Luong-hoc Duong.
No joke. Long dong.
Is Long duk dong of any relation?
I came here for this 16 candles reference from the 80s
Thank you for saving me from negative
My pleasure! I can't believe that movie is now so old, folks don't remember "the Donger"! They probably thought it was just another dumb dong joke. Which technically it is. But it is an historic one! :-)
(disclaimer - yes, of course the character is offensive by our current standards. But nostalgia is a kinder lens.)
I work with a guy named Dong. If someone ever touches him I always say “Don’t touch my Dong”
See this guy formed a lasting relationship with his dong
Dong Dong never dies
I’m going to have to go find the videos of giantbomb playing that now. Thank you for reminding me of that gem.
Lasting relationship. You live in a disney film. They'll say thank you and forget about him.
"Dong, you're invited to my wedding!"
Dong's greatest moments
What a courageous young man. Very different from those ‘left to die’ videos we have all seen from China in the early days of youtube. God bless this brave boy!
China is changing. The younger generation are more sympathetic and less about survival mode than those that grew up during the Mao Ze Dong terror.
Damn, this Mao guy really had everyone hitting the books and working out for their personal health! No other way those statistics could be manipulated.
Thanks for teaching me the truth comrade!
Am Chinese. This guy doesn't speak for us.
Dude, mao is responsible for more deaths than hitler or stalin. His changes for the better were literally bloodier than WW2.
I went to China this summer, and the younger generation definitely awesome people. They really have great potential.
For anyone who’s like “huh?”
man that’s fucked
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🎶 He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy 🎶
you can never go wrong with the crane move
No can defend
Move proceeds to fail ten minutes into sequel.
You did it wrong.. they’re our buddies.
Skyscraper backs this point
Cranes are descendants of trebuchets, the superior siege engines.
The comments on this thread are absolutely disgusting and pretty indicative of redditors' thinly veiled racism. Like christ, how triggered do you have to be to spin a wholesome story about a hero into your platform for negative commentary
Thing is, you pretty much know for a fact that none of these people saying these things have any success in their lives.
Because if you're doing well for yourself, i.e. go to a top college or work at a big company, you'll 100% know or work with someone who is Chinese. People like those in this comment thread obviously don't.
I've always had this idea that people over there were kind of antisocial and desensitized to others but the times I have worked with chinese people they were always real chill and friendly.
It's true that probably most people in China are as chill and friendly as anyone else from any other country, but we also probably don't see a perfect representation of the population, as only certain people choose to or are able to come here for work or school.
we also probably don't see a perfect representation of the population
we also probably don't see a perfect representation of the population
You'd see it if you spoke Chinese.
They have their own version of Reddit and Twitter/Instagram. We rarely see their content because of the language barrier. The stuff that do make it through are always the weird/terrible shit.
Here's what it's like in reverse. A Chinese guy comes on Reddit and only visits T_D, /r/incels, /r/floridaman, /r/whatcouldcowrong, /r/wtf etc, and takes the top content and posts it on their version of Reddit. That's the ONLY content they see. They'll think we're a bunch of inbred rednecks.
That's basically the majority of the Chinese content on Reddit is. All the fucked up weird shit.
Yeah, I've met a lot of people who thought Japan is nothing but zany or cutesy stuff and anime come to life. In reality those aspects of Japan are far more niche and looked down upon.
It's the same thing really, people in the West just base their stereotypes on the media they are fed from a culture.
And must be on best behavior. Still it makes me wonder if some of the negative is just a reaction to a survival type environment.
couldn't have said it better myself
To me this reads like anyone who doesn’t go to a top school or works in top company has no success in their life - i.e. is a failure. Seems a little harsh dude.
Yeah , also there's plenty of racists in college and in companies.
plenty of racists
plenty of racists
It's all relative. As many as in areas where there are less international students/employees and have more people who are uneducated?
what do u want me to say?
"you are successful as long as you are happy being who you are. it's what inside that counts. don't let others define your version of success. #behappy #befree #success"
even if not a top college/uni there's still a chance you just have a Chinese person in the same area as you. Kid from high school was a descendant of the Chinese (his great grandparents on both sides were Chinese, his parents born but were moved to Britain now they have a son). Like... they can be anywhere and everywhere and its just depressing this racism towards them or anybody else who may be from a foreign country or a descendant from there.
It's part of Reddit new culture lately to be very critical/borderline racist of anything Chinese. Huawei at the forefront and with the new trade tariff wars, i wouldn't be surprised that there are shills on both sides inciting this online propaganda.
The propaganda against China has been operating at full tilt in Western media for a while now. It's helping bring out people's own prejudices against Asians.
The prejudice on reddit exists without media
Yes, but the media is helping fuel it and bring it more into the open
Unfortunately, two of the people he saved have poor Social Ranks, so that does not reflect well on him.
0.25 Big Macs have been added to your freedom account
Your social credit score has increased. Good work delegitimizing dissent against the CCP, citizen.
I was waiting for the neckbeard Redditor MUST SPIN POSITIVE CHINA NEWS comments, and here you are.
Nah, that's a couple replies up.
Oh, stop it with the fake news exaggeration. Can't we just take a good thing for what it is?
the average loser redditor can't go 2 seconds without spinning negativity into anything related to China
How high does your social rank have to be to get access to wikipedia?
Not all heroes wear capes.
But some do operate with a crane driving license.
(Kidding aside, he's a hero, no doubt!)
How do you know he wasn’t wearing a cape? I bet he wears a cape. He’s a hero after all.
100 push-ups 100 squats 10km run
I wanna beee a heeeeerroooo!!
Ohhh boy he's in for some solid social credit points for that.
You had me at 'teenage crane operator'
Yeah, bizarre. I wouldn't trust a teenage adult to be in any position on a crane crew, much less an operator.
Uplifting news and the comments are filled with negative joke lmao.
Not surprising since people love talking trash about China every time a Chinese person appears on their screen 🤷🏾♂️
"Its okay to make fun of Asians though" ~reddit
"If you think I'm racist then you've never met an Asian"
"No one hates Asians more than Asians"
"Racism towards Asians is okay because they're racist"
What else did I miss?
Smile. You're amazing.
Good on you dude.
jesus, just enjoy the wholesome news of a good person without forcing some negative spin on it
I thought that said religion and laughed out loud. I wanna see some progressive prizes like access to Wikipedia for 800 points
CIV music plays...
Uplifting news? More like down to earth news.
-25 for being on the clock.
Shit you’re right, this dude is wasting the companies time
-25 for not getting 10,000 steps that day.
In the US this kid would have gotten written up or fired for the safety violations
In the US he would have been shot at school.
Sure, if your understanding of the US comes through a Facebook feed or cable..
If only you knew how bad the crane companies are. There are no safety violations, as long as you pay enough money to the DOB guy.
In China they're much more humane, so they'll just execute him.
+50 social credit points
This is literally why I've been telling people we need to lower the age for crane operators in the US
I have never even won a beat on the claw game at an arcade or amusement park.
Could you imagine if real cranes operated the same way...
*Social Credit intensifies *
Great and original joke, I love it!
For saving the lives of these 14 people, he gains 140 social credits. For refusing to do his scheduled job for 3 hours, he loses 300 social credit score.
“Go live in The Hole for six months and think about what you did.”
He’s a world wide hero now. Good on this kid.
See what happens when you don’t require 5 years experience and a degree?
This guy is a brave hero, props to him and I hope his life afterwards is pleasant.
His citizen rating boutta skyrocket
Good for you son!
r/upliftingnews ... crane ... this fits too well.
I want him on my team. Add’a boy!
I hope he gets laid a lot.
It makes me happy to see good news reported every once in a while :)
Fuck this website sideways, do they hate all mobile browsers?
Unreadable. The X to close the popup asking me to install an app not available in my country is not clickable. They could actually know it's not available here and remove that, or fix the damn popup, but noooo, they only spend money on finding new places to jam an ad and how to get conversions.
Cant view fullscreen video, but they turnred a vertical video into hotizontal. Viewed horizontal i can only see 1/3 of the screen. Bullshit. No wonder yahoo is on a shoestring budget.
what a hero
What a fucking stud muffin
I hope they gave him lots of social credit for this brave act.
I hate this sub. Everyone is so negative. Pretty weird considering it's supposed to be about positive news. How do block a sub?
But how much did this increase his social score?
So how many social credits did he get for that one?
a toast to a real hero, Lan Junze!
What a hero
This indeed is very uplifting news
I thought this was a subreddit about people being lifted by cranes or something.
I guess quick thinking and a decade of construction experience really pay off!
TIL that crane operators can be as young as 19
Seriously that kid is a hero and a half mega props to him quick thinking
Unsung hero !
What a lad
Was dad proud?
That is serious badassery and he deserves all the praise the world has to offer.
I'm just waiting for the anime adaptation
Dude is a hero!
Staring Clint Eastwood!
Alright this guy is an absolute hero, but it takes guts to do what he did. It’s not so easy to disobey the strictest rules on being a crane operator in such heavily ruled areas as the USA or Europe. He’s a master at is craft and I hope he goes on to a long career of being safe at work.
It's uplifting cuz he's a crane operator
What an absolute champ!
"Teenage crane operator"
That's an interesting thing to read suddenly
what exactly is so interesting about a 19 year old crane operator?
It's impressive. Here in Seattle it takes a lot of time to get trained and authorized to operate a crane. Someone doing that by 19 is an accomplishment.
But what about #15? R.I.P.
Wikipedia in China will never remember him
What a hero.
Such a great story but I think about how many people he couldn't save and how that must weigh on his conscience. A true hero
I’m honestly curious if he gets a big social credit boost. He should for sure. I wonder if it accounts for heroism?
Truly uplifting news 😂😂😂😂
Good on him... Wow
Video game coordination/reaction time/ attention to details = real life coordination/reaction time/attention to detail.
His social score will be highest in all of China. 1st class airplane trips to anywhere he wants!
Be the crane
So when will the company fire this operator for improper usage of equipment like the case in North America?
I count at least 14 osha violations...but this is China so they probably don't have those same safety regulations.. so all is good
Hire that boy for Seattle
Makes the Google crane look bad 😂
How about that for your X+ years of required experience
Cranes are uplifting
uplifting news 😏
But Reyes! what about the 200 others?
Kid can have whatever he fucking wants out of the claw machine. Shit's like short term storage to him.
He should be on the Chinese version of Ellen
Thank God those people didn’t burn that building, they would’ve gotten in a lot of trouble
He should get a Wikipedia page
He really wanted the harmonica, but saving lives. That's ok too.
Literally uplifting news?
Guaranteed he can credit video games for this
Ok but where were the fire fighters
Literally upllifting news
Chinese man blue jacket international news
Good work that's quick thinking!
I approve on contributing air to continue this man's existence.
I appreciate for the braveness of this hero. He had really done a great job saving a life of people in building with crane in chine.A grande salute to this boy....
Modern day hero.
Send this kid some literal gold
Yay for child labor I guess?
He is 19.
I'm sorry, but are we ignoring the fact that this story only "feels good" if we don't know that a man died in that very same fire?
He still saved more than died.
Yes, I'm not questioning that. What he did was heroic and should be complemented. That still does not mean this is "Uplifting News" though when you consider a person died in that fire.
Get it? Uplifting😂
Because it’s a crane
This man lifts
SpongeBob voice be the crane..
I wonder if there will be a Wikipedia article on this.
"Teenage crane operator"
Excuse me what the fuck?
You haven't read the article, have you?
"Social point: +100!" Chinese government probably