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Careful what you say — it may come back and bite you

If he didn’t believe in karma before, Piers Morgan must surely do now.

The ex-newspaper editor, now a columnist for The Mail on Sunday’s Live magazine, took great delight in making fun of President Bush for falling off a Segway – the two-wheeled, motorised, gyroscopically balanced scooter that, its makers promise, will never fall over.

His paper, the Daily Mirror, ran the headline in 2003: “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.” So, it seems, can Mr Morgan.

Now you see him…now you don’t! Poor old Piers breaks three ribs from his scooter fall

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.

Video here

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September 3, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Careful what you say — it may come back and bite you

Wouldn’t you think he would move?

More at Yahoo! News

A German man said Thursday he feared he may have built his own tomb after a vehicle ploughed into his house for the 10th time.

“If we stay, someone’s eventually going to kill us. We’re living in a time bomb,” Manfred Sedlazek, 59, told Reuters. Sedlazek is reluctant to leave the house he built himself, which is on a bend of a busy road, but said it may be his only chance of survival.

Earlier this week, a 40-tonne truck blasted through the side of the red-brick house in the village of Karlshoefen, in northern Germany. Sedlazek returned home from shopping to find the shattered vehicle sticking out of his living room.

Police estimated the damage at more than 100,000 euros ($136,100).

September 3, 2007 Posted by | Dumb drivers, People | Comments Off on Wouldn’t you think he would move?

No shoes, no socks, no drive tekxi

via Yahoo! News

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[Kuala Lumpur] Authorities are warning taxi drivers of hefty fines if they are caught without socks, shoes and the other proper attire prescribed by a licensing board, an official said Monday.

The dress code requires taxi drivers to tuck in their shirts — which have to be white, not the beige that many have been wearing. Pants must be dark, no sandals are allowed, and shoes must be leather ones worn with socks, said Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board chairman Markiman Kobiran.

“Even though it’s trivial, it reflects the entire profession,” Markiman told The Associated Press. He said the board can fine drivers who do not dress properly up to $87.

September 3, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on No shoes, no socks, no drive tekxi