I do believe I understand the concept now. While President Bush makes a visit to the Anbar province of Iraq, one of his harshest media critics, the UK Daily Mirror‘s Piers Morgan, thoughtfully provides this image to the world of falling flat on his face and breaking 3 ribs.
You should recall, of course, that Morgan sneeringly derided Bush for his own fall off a Segway back in 2003 by saying:
“You’d have to be an idiot to fall off, wouldn’t you Mr President. If anyone can make a pig’s ear of riding a sophisticated, self-balancing machine like this, Dubya can.”
Karma is a cruel mistress, Mr. Morgan. Very cruel — but thanks for the moment of schadenfreude!
— John (Average Gay Joe)
UPDATE: How nice of Mr. Morgan! He has given the world more to enjoy by documenting his “humiliation” even further:
My 78-year-old nurse, Corinne, had the deep misfortune to aid me in a shower this morning.
As I stood naked and hunched against the rail, suppressing yelps of agony, she laughed and asked a reasonably rhetorical question: “So Piers, when was the last time you took a shower with a fully clothed grandmother?” […]
Late in the evening my mobile phone started vibrating off the bed with messages from people telling me stupid jokes.
I was totally bemused, until further investigation revealed that Simon Cowell had gone on Steve Wright’s brilliant Radio 2 show today and urged everyone to try to make me laugh because “it causes Piers absolute agony”. […]
The final indignity. I flew back to London today and required “wheelchair assistance” to and from the plane.
This involved wearing a large yellow sticker on my chest at LAX sporting the word “wheelchair” just to reinforce the fact that I was severely disabled.
At moments like this you pray you don’t see anyone you know – so of course I bumped straight into two top TV executives from my production company.
“We must get a photo for Simon,” said one, giggling as I ordered my “special assistant” to make a mad wheeled dash to the lift.
Flash! He got me, withered and angst-faced.
“Oh, Mr Cowell will love this!”
Thank you, Piers! What a lovely way to end Summer…