Monday, January 27, 2014

Stuck (Open Thread)


9 comments:

john said...

I hot air ballooned a couple of times. The first time was when we were visiting Iowa. Although the chase vehicle could tell pretty much where we were headed, the view from our basket, interestingly, made it more difficult to figure out where we were. Corn growing to the horizon in all directions can do that.

My pilot, seeing a farmer in the distance standing next to his pickup, dropped down a bit and we came directly over him. He leaned out and shouted down "Can you tell us where we are?"

The farmer looked up at us and shouted back "Your in a basket you dumb shit."

deborah said...

When a hot air balloon is dropping too fast, when is the best time to jump out?

Lem said...

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94. R.I.P.

AllenS said...

Never jump out of a hot air balloon basket, deborah. What you need to do, is when the basket is about to hit the ground, jump up in the air. That will give you about a fraction of a second to live longer.

Leland said...

Hey, it's another inspirational youtube video with cats!

Michael Haz said...

Thank goodness. A place where some preening idjit isn't crowing on and on and on about how sucky men are and how Hillary Clinton is automatically going to be president.

john said...

I think it's best to light the basket on fire in the hope that the extra heat will go into the balloon and slow it down. Timing is critical as your choices of where to stand will diminish rapidly.

The worst outcome will be if the extra heat stops the fall completely and you start rising again.

sakredkow said...

Sorry about Pete Seeger - great entertainer, great guy, strong humanitarian. Boy he could sing the heck out of his songs. If you get a chance and it's your inclination the documentary of the Weavers and their reunion in early 80s, Wasn't That a Time, is really remarkable.

He was old school. His sense of compassion and caring was remarkable and will always be one of the best parts of our humanity but the sense of self-righteousness is a dead end - it goes nowhere. Take that out of the equation and you have a highly evolved being.

sakredkow said...

The blacklist and HUAC explains a lot. What a disgrace that was.