September 27, 2010

This is not funny.

Really. I know it isn't. I've ridden Segways, and all I can say is I would never, ever go near a cliff.


Anonymous jmd said...

I'm sorry, but I snorted, just a little bit. Does that make me a bad person?

September 27, 2010 10:21 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I just scooched over on the Bad Person bench.

September 27, 2010 10:23 AM  
Anonymous B1 said...

Guess he just segued right on outta here. (Move over a little more.)

September 27, 2010 10:42 AM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Who benefits from his death? Was he married? Was his will changed recently? Has Inspector Morse been notified?I'd be checking the brakes on that Segway.

September 27, 2010 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Maybe he was trying a Kneivel move and was trying to jump a gorge on a Segway?

September 27, 2010 1:21 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

When I Tweeted about this earlier today, I wondered to myself how many others might suppress a snort or two opon reading this. Seems we will need more than a bench or two. Beginning to look like stadium seating might be required.

September 27, 2010 3:05 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I'm curious to know how sensitive these Segways are to your body movements. It says in article the Segway responds to your inclination. I'm sure he was leaning backwards at one point to make the damned thing stop. I'm guessing they aren't that sensitive, no?

September 27, 2010 3:14 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Since I am a Segway pro (well, I've done it once), they're easy to use, but if you panic, I can see how you could get messed up.

What I can't understand is how someone who has used one so often HE BOUGHT THE COMPANY could mess up. I mean, the guy that bought the shaver company back in the 80s didn't hack himself to death, did he??

Segways are pretty agile, and they turn on a dime. I'm still not sure of their value for scouting out your back 40 - that is so what an old Range Rover is for - but I guess he didn't want to scare the sheep. Or something.

September 27, 2010 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

That reminds me. I have a joke about cliffs, farmers and sheep.

September 27, 2010 5:15 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Uh Oh, cover yer ears WebGodJeff...

September 27, 2010 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well we all know how mean and devious sheep can be. It was probably those evil talking counting sheep from the Serta commercials. They probably pushed him over the edge.....or they made him chase them toward the cliff and the herd turned at the last moment and he hurtled over the edge with the Segway motor wailing away. It was the sheep I tell ya...

Roz behave...

September 27, 2010 7:44 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I loooooooooove those Serta sheep. I want one.

Not in that way. Just in a nice way.

Oh, and you can't hear Segway motors. They're sneaky.

And, Roz never behaves.

September 27, 2010 7:46 PM  
Anonymous PJ said...

The Segway wailing away was artistic license....

We have a counting sheep we picked up at a toy show. We collect stuffed ummm... plush sheep as my wife is a spinner... we also have 6spinning wheels around here.

I suspect Roz is not the only one for not behaving.

Hey whatever happened about that ride on the back of a motercycl?


September 27, 2010 8:17 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Having ridden a Segway on Granville Island... both on-road and off-road... I can assure you that panicking on a Segway is no reason to panic. In a truly panicky situation (like being chased by sheep towards a cliff) you just. Jump. Off. It's not like they nail you to the thing. And even if you're going down hill, over rocky terrain, leaning back works. Trust me.

I agree with the consensus above. Did they find any sheep at the scene of the crime? No? That's proof they did it. Why else would they have run away?

September 28, 2010 8:56 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I last read they'd hauled two sheep in for questioning. It's not going well. One keeps pointing to the other and insisting, "It was ewe..."

September 28, 2010 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

I love a good sheep story as much as anyone but can't someone leap over the boundary of good taste so we hear from WGJ? (or is he out tending his flock?)

September 28, 2010 11:22 AM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...


September 28, 2010 1:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

And where is Little Bo Peep in all of this? Protecting the guilty? I smell Witness Protection Scam.

Or maybe that's just manure.

September 28, 2010 1:37 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Having done some off-road Segway riding in pissing rain through a forest in Central Ontario and pissong rain in downtown Toronto ( I sense a pattern), I can attest to the Segways ability to handle almost any condition. It all comes down to the 'driver', however.

My sources tell me he had one snort too many of Woolite.

His last words as he flew off the cliff... "Wheeeeeee....!"

September 28, 2010 1:52 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

I actually thought this was from The Onion until I saw it on the TV news.

This just in...they got nuthin' on the mutton! I guess he pulled the wool over all their eyes!


September 29, 2010 8:28 PM  

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