The headline says it all: Tycoon who took over Segway firm dies in freak accident after riding one of the machines off a cliff and into a river.
Talk about mixed feelings. It is tragic, but this one is going to generate a lot of graveyard humor. Another headline could be:
Millionaire Owner Segways From This Life To Next One.
I just read about this about an hour ago and my first and second reactions were simultaneous – horror about a person going over a cliff, and a little humor that the owner of the Segway couldn’t control his vehicle. I was surprised that I didn’t see anything about it on any newscasts this morning – or I missed it. I’m wondering how the late night comedians will handle it.
I really think that Terrence’s response sums it up just perfectly! I cannot begin to stifle my chuckling…
If I nick myself shaving, that’s a tragedy.
If a guy drives his segway off a cliff and dies, that’s comedy.
(With apologies to Mel Brooks.)
My father’s name was Mel. Seriously. Good thing I wasn’t a “Jr.”
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