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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Piers Morgan Receives Segway Karma

Remember reporter Piers Morgan who
ridiculed George W. Bush for falling off a segway scooter?

    Piers Morgan, formerly of the Daily Mirror and now a columnist for the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine, is shown riding and falling off one of the two-wheeled, motorized, gyroscopically balanced scooters that its makers promise will never fall over.

    The Daily Mirror ran the headline four years ago: "You'd have to be an idiot to fall off, wouldn't you Mr. President."

    It added: "If anyone can make a pig's ear of riding a sophisticated, self-balancing machine like this, Dubya can."

Well, Piers was on a segway and he...fell off it breaking three ribs:

    He broke three ribs after falling off the Segway at 12mph in California - just three days before he was due to make his biggest TV appearance to date, as a judge on the grand final of reality show America's Got Talent.

    Quite what he was doing on a Segway - labelled 'the geek machine' by critics - Morgan has yet to explain, but these pictures reveal the moment of the undignified crash.

    He can be seen cruising comfortably along the promenade at Santa Monica beach. Inexplicably, his delicate sense of balance fails him. The Segway swerves to the right, mounting the kerb. Morgan's 'toned muscular, tanned, superfit torso' (as he describes it) continues straight along the road but sadly his feet remain planted to the rogue Segway.

    Inevitably he falls victim to gravity and crunches on to the baking concrete, where he lies, agonised, until a companion can come to his rescue.

"Why, you'd have to be an idiot to fall off, wouldn't you Piers!"

Karma has such a sweet way of divine retribution.

H/Ts: Leather Penguin & Desert Cat

May he have uncontrollable sneezing fits.
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