Call it irony or call it karma.
The ex-newspaper editor from Britain who mocked President Bush in 2003 for falling off a Segway scooter has now suffered his own spill from the personal transportation device – and the plunge was caught on camera.
As displayed on Breitbart.tv, 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."
According to the UK's Daily Mail, Morgan broke three ribs after falling off the Segway at 12 mph in Southern California, just three days before he was slated to appear as a judge on the grand finale of the reality show, "America's Got Talent."
The paper says: "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 [curb]. 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, agonized, until a companion can come to his rescue."
My God, you've got to love things like this. It's almost enough to make you believe there is a grand architect to the universe and a giant finger descended from the Heavens to knock this guy on his ass just for the lolz.
The best part is he actually broke three ribs and got a partially collapsed lung out of the deal. What kinda moron manages to break multiple bones falling off a segway? The damn thing is like 6 inches off the ground and moves at a fast walking pace. I feel perfectly free to mock this jackasss, since I am absolutely certain I will never ride a segway, ever. That's the only way to be safe from the hand of God.