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2006-09-14 9:53:08 AM  
BUSH?
 
2006-09-14 9:53:09 AM  
I wonder if the Chicago police got any of those... now that would be a funny video.
 
2006-09-14 9:53:28 AM  
Christ, they sold 23000 Segways? To who?
 
2006-09-14 9:54:07 AM  
Have you ever been to a mall these days?

Lazy fat mall cops....
 
2006-09-14 9:54:09 AM  
"Just look how perfectly it balances....oh shiat! *thud*"
 
2006-09-14 9:55:12 AM  
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2006-09-14 9:55:28 AM  
funny how it started to happen after these guys got one...

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2006-09-14 9:56:51 AM  
EwokHunter: Have you ever been to a mall these days?

Lazy fat mall cops....


Haven't seen that yet but I'll laugh my ass off if I do.

Everyone looks like a dickhead riding one of those things. James Bond couldn't get laid if a girl caught him on one.
 
2006-09-14 9:58:35 AM  
Everyone on this thread owes me a new laptop - there's coffee everywhere now.

/kudos
 
2006-09-14 9:59:31 AM  
Because riding one of those ridiculous things wasn't embarrasing enough.
 
2006-09-14 9:59:36 AM  
bonesdilligaf: funny how it started to happen after these guys got one...

HAHA!

The man gets the one with the gnarly tires.
Suck it biatch!
 
2006-09-14 9:59:48 AM  
Someone PS some Segways into a scene from Quadrophenia...
 
2006-09-14 9:59:59 AM  
milowitz: BUSH?

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I wouldn't mind seeing this guy in pain after a segway wheel reverse glitch.
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2006-09-14 10:00:15 AM  
I, for one, welcome our backwardly scooting overlords.
 
2006-09-14 10:00:40 AM  
COME ON!!

/wearing a $6000 suit over here
 
2006-09-14 10:01:39 AM  
I guess I'm the only one who thinks these things are sweet, eh?

It's a shame, too, I would love to commute to work on one of these things, but I'd be way too embarassed to be seen on one. Ah well.
 
2006-09-14 10:02:21 AM  
Weren't those things supposed to change the way the world moves and the way we move around on it?
 
2006-09-14 10:06:00 AM  
Ridin' a segway is like farking a fat chick. It looks like fun, but you wouldn't want any of your buddies to catch you on one.
 
2006-09-14 10:06:03 AM  
Grither: I guess I'm the only one who thinks these things are sweet, eh?

Nope. I'd like to try one, too but wearing a helmut or mask - all incognito like.
 
2006-09-14 10:06:12 AM  
Grither: I guess I'm the only one who thinks these things are sweet, eh?

Two years ago at Mardi Gras in St. Louis, I saw a guy cruising around on one. Looks like he had the advantage over everybody on foot. He could see over everyone's heads, and people would get out of the way when he was making his way through the massive crowd. Plus, he could still see boobies even if there was someone in front of him, because the person wouldn't be blocking his view.

/as I was typing this they mentioned the Segway recall on the Today Show
 
2006-09-14 10:07:40 AM  
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teh GHEY


/I want one.
 
2006-09-14 10:08:25 AM  
The 'revolutionary' segway, as Katie Couric touted o nthe Today show two years ago, was going to change america.

Well, imagine my surprise when that never happened...
 
2006-09-14 10:08:35 AM  
camelclub: Weren't those things supposed to change the way the world moves and the way we move around on it?


Only for those people who can afford a $5000 scooter. Criminy, for that much, I'd rather get a cheap motorcycle.
 
2006-09-14 10:11:05 AM  
 
2006-09-14 10:12:02 AM  
Scutter: Only for those people who can afford a $5000 scooter. Criminy, for that much, I'd rather get a cheap motorcycle.

Try driving a motorcycle through the mall or airport and tell us how it works out for you.
 
2006-09-14 10:12:20 AM  
These are best suited for amusment type places, Go-carts, bumper cars, etc.

I wouldn't mind going to an amusment park and having a big area to ride around on these.

But to pay real money to drive to work, store, etc is just plain silly.
 
2006-09-14 10:12:35 AM  
I remember back before segways were invented. Man, the world was a different place back then. It will be hard to explain the pre-segway world to my kids.
 
2006-09-14 10:13:14 AM  
I don't understand why the fark anyone would ride one of these instead of a bicycle. If you're going to look like a chump going 12 miles an hour, why not at least get some exercise while you do it?
 
2006-09-14 10:14:19 AM  
I'd love to see a big crowd of people all on Segways, and have one person in there fall over.
 
2006-09-14 10:14:25 AM  
My husband's (small, 1900 student) college bought a couple Segways so administrators can scoot their way across campus. It pissed off a lot of the students because they felt the money could have been better spent. A Couple of bicycles would have been a lot cheaper, but I guess they wanted to look like dorks with way too much money to throw around.

The other alternative is walking, but who wants to walk THREE WHOLE BLOCKS to get anywhere?!
 
2006-09-14 10:15:43 AM  
oldfarthenry:Try driving a motorcycle through the mall or airport and tell us how it works out for you.

That's what legs and feet are for in my opinion. It's like seeing those fat people riding around on the little carts at the grocery store. "But I'm too FAT TO WALK!"
 
2006-09-14 10:16:25 AM  
you see, somtimes the stars do align and when that happens it creates things like this.
i would pay to see a segway "glitch"
 
2006-09-14 10:17:41 AM  
the_marq
Christ, they sold 23000 Segways? To who?

I was thinking the same thing. I can't believe so many bought into the hype.
 
2006-09-14 10:18:27 AM  
Stupid, stupid, invention. An electric razor scooter is much more sensible. Plus, you can fold it up and carry it into the office, George Jetson style, yo.
 
2006-09-14 10:19:20 AM  
2006-09-14 10:12:02 AM oldfarthenry

Try driving a motorcycle through the mall or airport and tell us how it works out for you.


Try driving one of these through the mall or airport and tell me how it works out for you.

If you want to carry anything, it makes you about as wide as the biggest lardass at the mall. And what do you do once you get to your terminal or store? I can only picture the wheels getting trapped in some dress and pulling the clothes, the rack, and the little granny on the other side into the wheel like some neo-yuppie black hole.
 
2006-09-14 10:20:28 AM  
2006-09-14 10:18:27 AM mark12A


Stupid, stupid, invention. An electric razor scooter is much more sensible. Plus, you can fold it up and carry it into the office, George Jetson style, yo.


I'm inclined to agree. This thing just seems like a solution searching for a problem.
 
2006-09-14 10:21:16 AM  
Are you telling me that you guys still walk?
 
2006-09-14 10:21:25 AM  
Segways going in reverse? Come on!
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2006-09-14 10:21:36 AM  
I wish I had one of these. They may look rediculous but my laziness is greater then my shame.
 
2006-09-14 10:23:15 AM  
TheWizard: I can only picture the wheels getting trapped in some dress and pulling the clothes, the rack, and the little granny on the other side into the wheel like some neo-yuppie black hole.

HAHA!
 
2006-09-14 10:28:57 AM  
snarltron
COME ON!!
/wearing a $6000 suit over here


Nice AD reference there... took me a bit though.

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2006-09-14 10:29:22 AM  
That President Bush blunder was certainly funny but I have to add that he made on helluva save,landing on his feet. I know I would have ended up looking like a Pug had it happened to me.
 
2006-09-14 10:29:40 AM  
bonesdilligaf, i don't get it.
 
2006-09-14 10:30:14 AM  
Yeah! I hate those farkers and hate those that own them even more. This will revolutionize how we live???

/bad mood
//company's server is down (redhat)
///somehow this is my fault
 
2006-09-14 10:30:30 AM  
They'll have to redesign cities around this glitch!
 
2006-09-14 10:30:43 AM  
I can only picture the wheels getting trapped in some dress and pulling the clothes, the rack, and the little granny on the other side into the wheel like some neo-yuppie black hole.

And the driver, who was on the cell phone at the time, would not even notice and drive away....oblivious
 
2006-09-14 10:31:19 AM  
In a semi-serious tone, there are quite a few disabled people who can't walk long distances and would like to use these as opposed to wheelchairs. They like viewing the world at eye level with the `abled' folk.
 
2006-09-14 10:33:37 AM  
Let's do a comparison:
Segway: 12mph top speed, 8-12mile range - $5,000
Bicycle: 25mph top speed, fairly unlimited range, 20 mile commutes not uncommon - $400 (subtract $25/month for gym membership)
Scooter: 65mph top speed, 120 mile range using gasoline - $2,500

Which one should I buy... hrm...

\If I saw a city cop on a segway, I'd make the mayor sell it and buy the lardass a bike
 
2006-09-14 10:35:50 AM  
They do segway group tours here in downtown
i like to drive by them and honk my horn , i can usually get 3-4 of them to jump off the thing, sometimes they fall down.


its pretty funny.
 
2006-09-14 10:36:24 AM  
I just saw one in the wild for the first time a couple of days ago (I might have seen one being used by a security guard somewhere; this one was plainly for personal use). I laughed out loud. Even though I've seen them on TV and the internets and all, nothing prepares you for how outandout stupid a person looks whizzing by on one.

This guy got extra stupid points because he passed me going into my neighborhood which is a ten minute walk to most of downtown or a two minute bike ride. (If he was going further than my neighborhood, he picked a roundabout way to get there).

On top of that, those things are *wide* (and made wider--and lamer looking--by paniers hanging off the sides). I had to go to the edge of the sidewalk for him to get by. He couldn't have passed another Segway.

Somehow I don't think Dean Kamen thought his cunning plan all the way through.
 
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