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    Father Lawn Chair Larry

    A Roman Catholic priest pulls a "Lawn Chair Larry" and goes missing at sea.

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    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP)
    -- A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons was missing Monday off the southern coast of Brazil...Gallas said by telephone that the priest wanted to break a 19-hour record for the most hours flying with balloons to raise money for a spiritual rest-stop for truckers in Paranagua...


    Guess he forgot his BB ***.

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    At least he is closer to God now.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    "He knew what he was doing and was fully prepared for any kind of mishap."
    ...except being subject to thinking it was a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    A Roman Catholic priest pulls a "Lawn Chair Larry" and goes missing at sea.

    CNN STORY (via AP)


    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP)
    -- A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons was missing Monday off the southern coast of Brazil...Gallas said by telephone that the priest wanted to break a 19-hour record for the most hours flying with balloons to raise money for a spiritual rest-stop for truckers in Paranagua...


    Guess he forgot his BB ***.
    I like this one better:

    According to one ancient legend, a Chinese official named Wan-Hoo attempted a flight to the moon using a large wicker chair to which were fastened 47 large rockets. Forty seven assistants, each armed with torches, rushed forward to light the fuses. In a moment there was a tremendous roar accompanied by billowing clouds of smoke. When the smoke cleared, the flying chair and Wan-Hu were gone.
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Mythbusters did an episode about the Chinese Rocket Chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Mythbusters did an episode about the Chinese Rocket Chair.
    I saw that one....while sitting in an MD88 at JFK for 6 hours at the gate....all because of storms in ATL.
    If it had not been for mythbusters, I might have been arrested for hijacking or something.
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    Dang, six hours of mythbusters? I guess it could be worse. Airline execs need to be publicly caned anytime passengers are forced to board and sit on teh tarmac for more than 30 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Mythbusters did an episode about the Chinese Rocket Chair.
    yay or nay?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
    Transcendental enumeration.

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    If you like General POW's chicken, then YAY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    the story makes me laugh every time I read it.
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    In the "Lawnchair Larry" story, I've always liked to imagine the conversation between a pilot and co-pilot flying past Larry on their way to or from the airport:

    Pilot: Hey, Frank, did you see that?

    Co-Pilot: Yeah, it looked like some guy in a lawn chair held up by baloons.

    Pilot: That';s what I saw, too. You wanna call that in to the tower?

    Co-Pilot: And have to go through 17 hours with a shrink to make sure I'm not seeing things? Hell, no.

    Pilot: Well I'm sure as hell not gonna call it in after the crap I went through when I reported that UFO.

    and so on . . . .
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