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Burka-compatible Segway

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(Further to my annotation in the linked idea.)

Having been required to disguise myself under circumstances which need not concern us here, I can attest to the fact that a burka is not the most comfortable attire in a hot climate. Walking around in one is, at best, a hot and bothersome experience.

At the same time, the burka does provide a wealth of opportunities for the concealment of a variety of items (again, the circumstances need not concern us here).

On a superficially unrelated note, the Segway is an admirable form of personal transportation. However, a regular Segway is ill-suited to intraburkal concealment, having too wide a wheelbase relative to the burka-wearer's hips. Moreover, the handlebars sort of bulge, giving the game away.

MaxCo's middle-east division, therefore, is proud to announce the launch of its burka-compatible Segwayesque personal transportation - the Burlesque.

Narrower than a conventional Segway, and with with the handlebar redesigned to allow control in a smaller envelope, the Burlesque allows the hot and bothered burka-wearers of the world to glide effortlessly and mysteriously, maintaining a serene smile which, of course, nobody else will be able to see.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 27 2012

Arising from: burka_20hurdle_20jumpers
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       //the foot platform could be lowered// Yes, but only at the expense of height. If an effortlessly gliding burka is impressive, an effortlessly gliding 7ft burka is all the more so.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 27 2012
  

       //effortlessly gliding 7ft burka// - er, excuse me - are you Vader's bodyguard?
lurch, Jun 27 2012
  

       //So you want to...// In a word, of course.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 27 2012
  

       And so they'd just appear to sortof drift around like angels of death, or unhorsed ringwraiths?
RayfordSteele, Jun 27 2012
  

       Burqa-compatible combine harvesters...
Phrontistery, Jun 27 2012
  

       How about a Segway burqua in, for instance, a nice Dalek-print ... ?   

       // are you Vader's bodyguard? //   

       Vader needs a BODYGUARD ? Vader is the reason FOR bodyguards ...   

       You're thinking of the Emperor, aren't you ?
8th of 7, Jun 27 2012
  

       I'm not thinking of the Emperor. I'm thinking such an apparition might trigger odd reactions, stupid questions, etc.
lurch, Jun 27 2012
  

       //My understanding has been that traditional Muslim attire is actually quite cool// I can attest to the contrary, even when allowance is made for the tweed jacket and plus-fours I was (of necessity - a long story) wearing underneath.   

       //is the idea for...// Yes, you have apprehended my intention most perspicaciously.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 27 2012
  

       //My understanding has been that traditional Muslim attire is actually quite cool in hot environments...//   

       So why don't the men wear it?
Loris, Jun 28 2012
  

       [Max], can't you just tell us the story?
theleopard, Jun 28 2012
  

       //can't you just tell us the story?//   

       Sadly not until 25 years after the deaths of Seyed Ali Khamenei, Sturton Buchanan, the president of the World Wildlife Fund (or possibly the World Wrestling Federation - I forget) and Mr. Jacob Tebbe of Golder's Green, London.   

       Fortunately Mr. Tebbe is looking quite unwell, and so he at least is unlikely to be the rate-limiting factor.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 28 2012
  

       I'm quite surprised you can actually tell us the criteria governing your ability to reveal the story.
hippo, Jun 28 2012
  

       Only because the really important people are either dead, no longer in power, or amusingly insane. There are some things which man is not meant to know.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 28 2012
  

       //no longer in power// rather pompous to refer to the retired deputy convener of Tadminster second chess team supporters’ club like that!
pocmloc, Jun 28 2012
  

       No, he's one of the dead ones. He knew too much.   

       I should emphasize that names have been changed to protect the guilty.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 28 2012
  

       [MB] the number of sovereign states which you can never visit again since you have been sentenced to death in absentia is getting disturbingly extensive.
8th of 7, Jun 28 2012
  

       No no, [8th], I only have to avoid those states that have extradition treaties with Absentia.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 28 2012
  

       I'd be avoiding those with extant extradition treaties with Reality, too, [Max].
UnaBubba, Jun 28 2012
  

       Reality rarely, if ever, visits the HB.
AusCan531, Jun 28 2012
  

       Many a true word said in HB annotations, [AusCan].
UnaBubba, Jun 28 2012
  
      
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