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Blimp assaults sleeping homeowner
February 27, 2003 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Radio-controlled blimp: harmless toy, or minion of evil? Read the story, then decide. Too bad Zany Brainyis going bankrupt.
posted by kewms (32 comments total)

 
Excellent 1st link, kewms - I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

Thanks!!
posted by Irontom at 2:36 PM on February 27, 2003


Good laugh. I will be sure not to follow his example, at least about the closet part.
posted by soyjoy at 2:40 PM on February 27, 2003


Hoowee. That first link had me in tears. Muy hilarioso.
posted by o2b at 2:41 PM on February 27, 2003


brilliant. on a day like today, i needed this.
posted by grabbingsand at 2:45 PM on February 27, 2003


Hilarious! But I want one and I couldn't find it at Zany Brainy. The cheapest one I could find was for $50 at the hobby warehouse . I'm sure my wife would enjoy meeting this thing at 5 in the morning (BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!)

Any pointers for cheaper blimps?
posted by jasper411 at 2:45 PM on February 27, 2003


[this is very good]
posted by ook at 2:46 PM on February 27, 2003


that's beautiful. what a way to end the workday!
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:46 PM on February 27, 2003


Great link. Best laugh I've had in a while.
posted by Tenuki at 2:48 PM on February 27, 2003


great link. thanks.
posted by fishfucker at 2:53 PM on February 27, 2003


Bwahahahahahahaha...hahahaha....hahaha....haha.... wait a minute, this is far too much like my coat on the coatrack at 4:00 AM moment...
posted by Plunge at 2:55 PM on February 27, 2003


And this is truly one of the stupidest things you can do.
posted by linux at 2:57 PM on February 27, 2003


So damn funny. Mostly because I've been there, shrieking in horror when a small staticy balloon stuck to my pajama pant leg at 3 am looked amazingly like a small alien creature trying to attack me. The rush of relief, humilation and adrenaline when you realize your error is something you don't forget.
posted by kokogiak at 3:03 PM on February 27, 2003


The guy is a comic master - love it.
posted by rotifer at 3:08 PM on February 27, 2003


[This is Good] click
posted by Witty at 3:12 PM on February 27, 2003


That was very, very funny. Thank you kewms, i really needed that.
posted by quin at 3:15 PM on February 27, 2003


Here's Airship Earth on sale for $35.00. That said, I think this site better captures the more ominous mood of the toy.

This story killed me. It very quickly made the rounds at my office.
posted by arielmeadow at 3:17 PM on February 27, 2003


Funniest thing I've read all day. Well done!
posted by Joey Michaels at 4:06 PM on February 27, 2003


Whew. By the FPP, I was afraid it was going to be more model rocket terrorism idiocy. Still, it wouldn't surprise me if terrorists lurking on MeFi would find some inspiration here...
posted by wendell at 4:08 PM on February 27, 2003


That was great kewms, thanks!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 4:23 PM on February 27, 2003


Reading the story I was thinking with the mention of the central heating system that somehow the blimp was going to ignite. Glad it didn't burn the house down.
posted by banished at 5:56 PM on February 27, 2003


Please remember that helium is non-flammable. It was hydrogen that brought down the Hindenburg.
posted by Irontom at 6:44 PM on February 27, 2003


Helium isn't flammable. Hydrogen, on the other hand, very much is, as proved by that most-infamous blimp the Hindenburg (it was designed to use helium, but flew under hydrogen power(tm)).

On preview: the spell-checker incorrectly lists 'Hindenberg' as the proper spelling, fyi whoever might know how to correct that.
posted by bizwank at 6:46 PM on February 27, 2003


E: f, b.
posted by bizwank at 6:46 PM on February 27, 2003


I remember when I was about 15 years old I had grabbed a mirror from somewhere and had temporarily placed it in my bedroom leaning against the wall across from my bed. For some reason, I woke up that night and sat up in bed and I saw the dark shadow of someone staring right at me. I almost shat my pants and I froze in terror. I just stared at the person looking at me not knowing what to do next. Of course, I had to move a little just because its impossible to sit upright and completely still in bed, so then the figure moved and I absolutely panicked for a moment before realizing I was looking at my own reflection. Damned, that was so funny I'll never forget it.
posted by PigAlien at 7:29 PM on February 27, 2003


Gasp. My gut hurts now. My wife is curled up on the floor, quivering with laughter.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:56 PM on February 27, 2003


bizwick: it's generally accepted that it burned because of the aluminized fabric, not the hydrogen.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:58 PM on February 27, 2003


There was a tv special were some scientists proved that it was the fabric of the Hindenburg that made it go up. Some of the compounds the fabric was coated in can now be found in the space shuttle's solid rocket boosters.
posted by Iax at 9:12 PM on February 27, 2003


wipes eyes ... deep breath ... finally stops laughing ...

I definitely think he should order the replacement balloons.
posted by anastasiav at 10:58 PM on February 27, 2003


I'm rather late to this particular party, but...
[this is good]
posted by Slithy_Tove at 11:35 PM on February 27, 2003


Oh my god that was funny. Thanks for this kewms.
posted by btwillig at 6:24 AM on February 28, 2003


THANK YOU SCYLLA! (And kewms!) I laughed out loud!
Excellent.
posted by Shane at 7:29 AM on February 28, 2003


Actually, WE should order him replacement balloons...
posted by NortonDC at 10:19 AM on February 28, 2003


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