Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You can't make this stuff up!


Okay, in order for you to find this blog entry even remotely funny...I'm going to need you to put aside your sense of compassion for others. ...I'll wait...

Done? Great. Read on!

We've all seen the Segway scooters that have fascinated the world. They've been featured at local shopping centers, amusement parks, stores, commercials, tv and movies. If you've ever ridden one then you know it's not as easy as it looks. And their safety has long been brought into question. Segway has maintained their stance that their product is safe and that people of all ages will love it!

Well....yesterday there was this breaking news story...

The British millionaire businessman, Jimi Heselden, 62, who owns the firm Segway has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff with one of the two-wheeled electric scooters near his body.

I laughed. I did. I'm sorry, but it's funny. What was he doing on a cliff with his Segway? The family and company both maintain it was a "freak accident" and that there is nothing suspicious about his death. It would be a pretty funny cover for someone to murder him via Segway death. But no, it was merely a tragic accident. A 62 year old cliff jumping on a Segway? Now THAT is a Youtube hit!

And, yes, I know some of you will judge me for finding this tragedy humorous. But, you know you snickered a little too. And I did warn you that you'd need to leave your compassion at the door.
Don't judge me.

4 comments:

Brandon said...

Not to worry, I did a diet coke spit-take onto my computer screen.

Sandman VII said...

You're not alone. I laughed too.

Barbie and Kyle said...

Do you think that fall into the karma category or just crappy luck?

Britany Dean said...

You have the same type of humor I do; I find stories like this hilarious! In fact, my dad and I cut out articles in newspapers that are like this one is. Then we pull them out months and years down the road to read again and have a good laugh! I will HAVE to tell him about this one.