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Old 04-21-08, 09:20 PM   #1
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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 gun.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:41 PM   #2
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At least he is closer to God now.
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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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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 gun.
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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Mythbusters did an episode about the Chinese Rocket Chair.
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Old 04-22-08, 03:29 PM   #6
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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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Mythbusters did an episode about the Chinese Rocket Chair.
yay or nay?
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If you like General POW's chicken, then YAY.
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the story makes me laugh every time I read it.
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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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