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Date: 09/27/10 02:03 PM

50 Responses to Segway Boss J. Heselden Dies In Scooter Cliff Fall

  1. Profile photo of Monosandalos
    Monosandalos Male 30-39
    277 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Link: Segway Boss J. Heselden Dies In Scooter Cliff Fall - Would this be considered ironic?
  2. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2123 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    I LOL`d
  3. Profile photo of sawdusty
    sawdusty Male 40-49
    491 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    D`oh
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    "Hmm, it appears I have a cliff in my back garden. I know, i`l use that segway mojiggety to go check it out!"
    Poor guy :(
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    "Would this be considered ironic?"

    Only if one was unsure of the meaning of irony.... otherwise, it would be quite a stretch to get to that conclusion... The fact that he fell while on a Segway would only be ironic if the fall that killed him was due to the segway`s gyro... flipping him around... or something. Actually, it`s hard to get irony out of this, there is no "outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected," as a segway doesn`t float, nor is it designed for flight.
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    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    That`s a fitting death, not an ironic death... but still a sad to hear.
  7. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    I want to know how the hell you ACCIDENTALLY drive off a cliff on a segway.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Seeing as he was probably driving a Segway around a lot, no, it is not very ironic.
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Hmmmm... so irony is when the outcome is the opposite of what you`d expect. I would not expect the Segway guy to die in a segway accident. So, yeah, I guess it`s ironic.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Its The Titanic all over again
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Aaaaahahahahaha.... oh, rich people.
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    Flying_cow_ Male 30-39
    120 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Ironic? Maybe. Funny, Yes.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Yeah for all you people laughing out there, think of the poor guy`s wife and kids. Just because he was rich and on a segway doesn`t make the loss of life any less sobering or any more humorous...

    From the Article:
    "Heselden was known for his generous philanthropy: he had donated over 23 million GBP to charitable causes over his lifetime."

    I think someone who has done that much to try and help has earned a little respect.
  14. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    How did he do that?
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    How do you just ride your segway off a cliff? like didn`t he know there was a cliff on his own property?
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Dramatic death fail.
  17. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    @T-Marley: actually, yeah, it`s pretty freakin hilarious!
  18. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Sucks that good rich people die while the crappy ones live. If you read the article, this guy had given 23 million to various charities :/
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    I laughed hard when I read this. Then I read how the guy donated £18 million to charity before and I felt rather guilty :l

    Doesn`t make segways any less stupid though.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    really? seeing the cliff didn`t make him lean back?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    I like how a direct link to the Huffington Post gets approved, But a direct link to the Daily Mail usually won`t. In this case, Huff Po was taking the story directly from the Daily Mail, So why not link directly to the main source ? I mean WTH ?

    "The liberal agenda is strong with this one."
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31789 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    It`s ironic because he OWNS that company, eh? And says how safe they are, then he dies apparently while riding one.
    Ironic, but in that sad way.
  23. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Well Trojan everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    And the callousness of the people on this board never surprises me. Let`s just hope that you can make 1/10th of the impact on the world that this man did.

    Or instead we can laugh about the fact this even in his death the man lived more than most of you who are laughing about it will in your entirety.

    Gorg, you are right about one thing, Segways are pretty stupid. Also this is not the man who invented the Segway, he only bought the company about a year ago.
  24. Profile photo of AtlasOtus
    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    WTF!? down at the bottom, it was advertising me to buy a segway.
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    JayElDoubleU Male 13-17
    87 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Its not really ironic, If he owned the company he probably had tons of segways and also used them a lot meaning he had a lot bigger chance to die by segway.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    i read about this this morning and have been laughing all f*cking day.
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    betardfooser Male 30-39
    558 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    did he... oh yeah, he did died. ouch...
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    madcherries Female 18-29
    179 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    "Yeah for all you people laughing out there, think of the poor guy`s wife and kids. Just because he was rich and on a segway doesn`t make the loss of life any less sobering or any more humorous..."

    I feel very sad for his family, my thoughts are with them in their time of grief. From what I`ve read it seems he was a genuinely good man.

    That being said, if I were the owner of Segway and was killed by driving my Segway off a cliff... I would sincerely hope that people could have a laugh about it.

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    luda16 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    atlasotus: screenshot or it didn`t happen.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    Sad? Very. Tragic? To be certain. Did I laugh about it any way? You bet your sweet ass I did.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    I thought that said "scooter cliff FAIL."
    I was about to say.......
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36213 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    If they recovered the segway then he didn`t drive off a cliffe.

    he parked and jumped.

    sad
  33. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    its wrong but i giggled.
    segway guy died LOL
  34. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    Thats so odd, strange!
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
    364 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Had to laugh about the irony...but the guy gave millions to charity - wish he was at least a jerk.
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    draino123 Male 30-39
    769 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm
    "Well it looks like" (puts on sunglasses) " he segued from Earth to Heaven." WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOO!!!
  37. Profile photo of jeffcomedy
    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
    178 posts
    September 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    I just keep thinking, "How in the world did he loose his balance?"
  38. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 2:14 am
    I guess those segways just don`t give you enough coordination capability.
  39. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 3:57 am
    haha nice draino123... although I can`t help but feeling the sunglasses might have been good after "earth" o.o
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    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 4:38 am
    its not irony, its natural selection. man needed to die. (i feel really depressed for saying that, what if one of his relatives read this, DAAMN now im scared ima be shot)
  41. Profile photo of Hoofer
    Hoofer Male 18-29
    132 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 6:34 am
    Yesss...accident...
  42. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 6:50 am
    Don`t worry - this isn`t the real guy. That`s Dean Kamen.
  43. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Going to fast with no seatbelt.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 8:40 am
    Why didnt he just hop off?? Also imagine have to tell people in the afterlife you died on a segway LOL!!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 10:09 am
    and the segway was found floating upright down stream...
  46. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Oh no, I`m gradually making my way to the edge of the cliff
    zzzzzzz

    Damn, apparently he was nice and donated to my country.... where`s the money then?
  47. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    September 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    so... was it a suicide? I can`t understand how you could do this by accident.
  48. Profile photo of PTPete
    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    September 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    I have tried, but this is too tragic for me to laugh about.
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    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
    347 posts
    September 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    This is not the Onion?
  50. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    October 5, 2010 at 7:50 am
    I think I would have just steped off or even turn the power off.

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