April 19, 2005

CALL US WHEN THEY TRY SEGWAY BUZKASHI:

No horses (or severed heads) in this brand of polo (JOSH SENS, 4/06/05, New York Times News Service

When Alex Ko and his companions took up polo, they made some subtle changes to the sport once enjoyed by ancient Mongol warriors, who are said to have played with the severed heads of their enemies.

Ko and his friends opted for a 6-inch-diameter Nerf ball.

And instead of horses, they chose to ride Segways, the self-balancing transportation devices first developed as a short-distance alternative to the automobile.

“It's similar to real polo,” Ko said, “but without the manure.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 19, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

oh, i think there is plenty of manure in this "sport"...

Posted by: cjm at April 19, 2005 12:51 AM

You know, the Daytona Segway 500 actually does sound like a race liberals could finally throw their whole-hearted support behind, though whether or not it would ingratiate them with all those NASCAR voters out there is doubtful at best.

Posted by: John at April 19, 2005 1:23 AM

Race them against our version, and we can have an Anglo-American Daft Personal Transportation Competition.

Winner gets a space hopper.

Posted by: Brit at April 19, 2005 5:24 AM

It's similar to real polo, Ko said, but without the manure.

I can see Mr. Ko looking at his hand and saying: "Wow, this is just like sex."

Posted by: AllenS at April 19, 2005 9:08 AM

Can I add something to my earlier post? Thanks!

It's similar to real polo, Ko said, but without the manure.

I can see Mr. Ko looking at his hand and saying: "Wow, this is just like sex, but without the nagging."

I hope that was an improvement.

Posted by: AllenS at April 19, 2005 12:30 PM

LSHCFOMN, thanks AllenS.

Posted by: joe shropshire at April 19, 2005 1:05 PM

It's similar to real polo, Ko said, but without the manure.

Get rid of the vehicles and the mallets, and you are left with (shudder) soccer, which is polo without anything going on.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at April 19, 2005 9:09 PM
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