Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chasing the Road Runner on an ACME Segway

I'm always torn. Death shouldn't ever be funny. Not real death, anyway. Cartoon death is funny. But real life death happens to real people. With real family that loved them. Even Richard Nixon had family that loved him. Nixon! Imagine that.

So I'll just have to take a deep breath, walk in a circle three times and ask forgiveness of the universe for THINKING THIS IS REALLY FREAKING FUNNY.

Don't want to click through? Here's the headline.

Owner of Segway Company Dies in a Segway Accident

Ha! Sorry. It's just funny. And (it gets better) he plunged off a cliff! Like Wile E. Coyote! Maybe it was a cartoon death after all.


No, really. Sorry.


Mrs. Chili said...

When I first saw this news, I thought it was a hoax. The irony is too good to be true.

Kizz said...

Twitter was awash in apologetic jokes over it all day. As a guy who only bought the brand in 2009 maybe he'll take solace in the fact that his death raised awareness of his brand in the media. Sadly not good awareness but there's no such thing as bad publicity, right?