Thursday, May 17, 2007

My Way or the Segway

Nope. No one looks cool on a Segway. (See SJ-R’s online poll here and scroll down.) In fact, while the one-person transportation devices may be practical in some ways, everyone looks like a dork riding one.

In a related matter, the city of Springfield is trying to become the "official" Springfield of the Simpsons. Details here. To that end, I offer this:
In an episode of The Simpsons, Kent Brockman is finishing a story saying "... making this the latest Segway scooter crash to claim over one thousand lives". In another episode, "The Seven-Beer Snitch", Homer Simpson flees a prison mob on a Segway, proclaiming, "Fly, Segway, fly!" only to fall off the edge of the balcony. Also in the episode "Fraudcast News", Homer is run off the road by a man on a Segway. "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" has guest star Tom Brady performing an endzone celebration which includes him riding a Segway with a banner that says "Everyone Sucks But Me".

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