“I come to legalise Segways, not to praise them. The evil that machines do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their cogs, and so it could be with the self-balancing personal transporter. My goal today is to change that. I seek agreement to a pathway to determine how this creative, convenient and eco-friendly device may be formally embraced by the UK.
I declare an interest. Segway loaned and subsequently succeeded in selling me a self-balancing personal transporter. I have since got so versed in its use that I believe I am now the most well-balanced parliamentarian in the UK, albeit with the assistance of gyroscopes.”
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Its not very often I say something good about politicians but I think that Lid Dem MP Lembit Opik might just be onto something here:
Now if Parliamentarians and lots of other folk wish to drive around the Queens highways on a gyro driven pogo stick then they should.
As a firm believer in Darwinism and in particular the Darwin Awards in which stupid people remove themselves from the gene pool I happen to think this is great. I have long argued that much of the health & safety is utterly pointless as one can not legislate for fuckwittery and extreme stupidity.
No lights, no indicators and no back up braking system. You can see the accidents just waiting to happen as thick folk attempt to drive them past huge lorries driven by Albanian drivers who have not slept in over 45 hours.
All I hope is that many of our MP's agree to legalise them. Ever the media whores, the MP's get themselves out to pose on them for the folk from the telly an do a mass Segway drive through London only to be culled by a very tired Albanian lorry driver.
Hell I love it. Go on encourage your MP to buy one now.
Posted by Fidothedog at Saturday, January 17, 2009