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The Case Against Recreation - Part 25: Balooning

Balooning- Hot air ballooning popular in some locales that have a climate and topography suitable to such an absurd activity. To understand its appeal we need to examine the symbolism involved. First there's the basket that holds the passengers. This could mean they are all basket cases, or that they are going to hell in a handbasket, or both. Then next is the balloon that carries...

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Canadian Balloon Man Arrested - Disney Brings Copyright Charges

Funny story: Canadian Balloon Man Arrested - Disney Brings Copyright Charges

In a scene reminiscent of Disney's film Up, a Canadian man was yesterday spotted flying over Calgary sitting in a garden chair supported by multi-coloured helium party balloons. In fact it was so reminiscent of Up that once he parachuted to safety h...

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Has Banned The Donald Trump Balloon

Funny story: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Has Banned The Donald Trump Balloon

NEW YORK CITY - An associate of billionaire Donald Trump has informed the news media that Trump is extremely upset and downright angry. It appears that the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Committee has decided that it will not allow the Donald Trum...

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British Cities To Be Protected By Barrage Balloons Again!

David Cameron has announced a return of barrage balloons to protect the people of Britain's cities from the latest terrorist threat - model aircraft bombs. The balloons, already ordered from China should begin to arrive in Britain within the next few...

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Escaped balloon shot dead

A balloon that drifted free from its enclosure, after becoming untied, was shot dead yesterday. The huge red balloon was shot down as a safety precaution by a game keeper after it soared over the perimeter fence at Gateshead Safari Park and Balloo...

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Felix Baungartner's record broken less than a week after he risked his life - by scouts

Funny story: Felix Baungartner's record broken less than a week after he risked his life - by scouts

The seventeenth and three-quarter scout troop of Fleetwood, a tram stop in Blackpool, have beaten Felix Baungartner's death defying leap from a balloon 120,000 feet up in the air. "We applied a little bit of maths," said scout troupe leader, Arthu...

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The Drunk In Charge of a Theme Tune Sketch

Funny story: The Drunk In Charge of a Theme Tune Sketch

An elderly man is staggering along the street, carrying a moose's head and humming the theme tune to The Forsyte Saga. A police Sergeant appears with a Constable. Sergeant: 'Now then now then my lad. What's all this here then, eh? I'm going to have to ask you to blow into this here balloon.' The man blows the balloon up. It turns out to be one of those long twisty ones. Sergeant: 'See...

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Zoning Ordinance Deflates Balloon Owner's Dream

Funny story: Zoning Ordinance Deflates Balloon Owner's Dream

Time may heal all wounds, but it doesn't necessarily pave the way for every new business owner's lifetime dream-Grand Opening. Fred Bloons learned this lesson the hard way when the Manchester Township zoning committee in New Jersey refused to gran...

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Balloon Race across France "Sarkozy's Latest Immigration Policy"

Funny story: Balloon Race across France "Sarkozy's Latest Immigration Policy"

More French news for you all. Following the expected cancellation of "Napoleon's Castle", Sarkozy has refined his policy concerning the immigration of Romanian Gypsy folk. "We've been giving out free tickets on hot air balloons for the past two da...

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English Dismiss Claims American Crossed Channel With Balloons

Funny story: English Dismiss Claims American Crossed Channel With Balloons

Media outlets across England, including newspapers and television stations have picked up on a story that a man successfully crossed the English Channel by floating above it with an over-sized bunch of balloons. However, right after the initial landi...

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Balloon Man to be Fired into Sun

Funny story: Balloon Man to be Fired into Sun

A man who sparked widespread panic and caused the US government to increase its alert code from green to red after falsely claiming his son was piloting a helium balloon, has been given an extraordinary sentence. Judge Stephen Schapanski told Ric...

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Taylor Lautner Balloon Attack Prompts Thanksgiving Day Parade Reroute

Funny story: Taylor Lautner Balloon Attack Prompts Thanksgiving Day Parade Reroute

NEW YORK CITY, New York - It was a black Thursday when the Macey's Thanksgiving Day Parade had to be rerouted down Broadway after a catastrophic balloon failure in Times Square wreaked havoc on the festivities. Parade newcomer "Jacob Black," an 8...

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Katie Come On Down, The Price Is Right!

Funny story: Katie Come On Down, The Price Is Right!

Blimp chested media seeking missile Katie Price today caused havoc at the I'm A Non Celebrity base camp. Ms Price was reportedly embroiled in a heated argument with production officials in a bid to garner yet more money for her already over paid a...

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The Colorado Balloon Boys Have Been Signed To Appear In "The Three Stooges - The Early Years"

Funny story: The Colorado Balloon Boys Have Been Signed To Appear In "The Three Stooges - The Early Years"

HOLLYWOOD - Chula Vista Pictures has just signed the three Heehaw brothers, also known as, The Colorado Balloon Boys to star in a full length motion picture entitled, The Three Stooges - The Early Years. The film's director Winslow Windowfelt said...

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Kanye West Signs The Three Colorado Balloon Boys To A Rap Music Recording Contract

Funny story: Kanye West Signs The Three Colorado Balloon Boys To A Rap Music Recording Contract

DENVER - Hip-hop rapper Kanye West has just revealed to the music media that he has signed the three Heehaw boys, also known as The Colorado Balloon Boys to a $2 million rap music recording contract. West said that he recently saw a U Tube video t...

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Savvy Pat Riley Trademarks Phrase "Balloon Boy"

Funny story: Savvy Pat Riley Trademarks Phrase "Balloon Boy"

ORLANDO, FL - Former NBA coach and current Miami Heat president Pat Riley has trademarked the phrase, "Balloon Boy." Riley, who is famous for having trademarked other phrases, such as "Three-peat," "Oh, no you di-int!," "Up yours!" and "Get off...

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More Hot Air for Broadway

Funny story: More Hot Air for Broadway

NEW YORK, NY - In a master-stroke of predatory marketing, Broadway's Nederlander Organization today announced that Colorado's Balloon Boy, Falcon Heene, and Donald, the Bubble Boy from "Seinfeld," will join forces and star in a new musical, "Le Camp...

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The State of Colorado Plans To Move The Balloon Family Up To Wyoming

Funny story: The State of Colorado Plans To Move The Balloon Family Up To Wyoming

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Pike's Peaker is reporting that the Colorado State Department of Tourism is formulating plans to move the Balloon family aka, the Richie Heehaw family up to Wyoming. Covington Drinkwater director of the CSDT stated...

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New Bill Would Give Guns Citizenship

Sen. Ted Cruz (TX-R) introduced a bill {BLAKA} that would give guns US citizenship, along with the right to vote and own weapons. Asked about how they felt about this bill a gun said "bang bang click"
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