Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The odd things I think.

"RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The body of a Brazilian priest who floated out over the ocean suspended by hundreds of helium-filled party balloons, has been found off the coast of southeastern Brazil, police have confirmed. "

Right after this guy took off, Mr S. and I were sitting in bed talking about it. Mr S. seemed to think the whole things was a fine idea. Just fine. Ala Mythbusters. But then, he also sends me weekly updates on how strapping twin turbines to his ass is a good idea too.

Please people. Urge him to stop. Between that and superconductors he's making me crazy.

Anyway.. I thought the whole balloon idea was horrible. And this made Mr S. very curious as to why. So - I spent the next hour trying to convince him.

Me - Well.. what if you float too high and wind up in space?

Of course this made him roll his eyes.

Him - you'd never get into space. The air in the balloons would slowly release and cause you to come down.

Me - Well.. where would you go to the bathroom?

This is where I found his weakness. So I continued.

What if you were up there and had a heart attack and died. Then wound up in someones back yard.

Ohh! What if you were struck by lightening? Or a plane flew into you. I know! Tornado's. What if you got caught in a tornado? Flew into a mountain and landed on a cactus? Static electricity! The urge for self gratification? Pterodactyls. Hail storm?

It went on like that for a while.

Update: Oh yeah. I forgot. A swarm of locusts.


  1. You could distract him with a ride on one of these:

    Sarge has finally decided what he wants to do for his 40th birthday.

  2. Those actually look very cool!

    But- I think his thing is more about trying to ride the most unmanageable thing with whirly blades on the face of the planet.