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(The Sun)   This time it wasn't streetlights, but it was close. The Sun wasn't there, but is now... (with scarily realistic illustration)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 44
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2008-08-03 02:16:37 PM  
Lit candles released on balloons. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2008-08-03 02:29:05 PM  
Cool streetlight.
 
2008-08-03 03:46:04 PM  
With HD camcorders, Photoshop and After Effects in the consumer price range, we could be invaded ID4-style and only the gullible would believe it unless they were witnessing it first hand. Same goes for Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and another moon landing.

/except that guy who can tell by the pixels
 
2008-08-03 04:35:32 PM  
blogs.indiewire.com

/obligy
 
2008-08-03 04:37:08 PM  
Why the fark would you CALL THE POLICE over this? So that they can order up an X-Com alert?
 
2008-08-03 04:39:04 PM  
nasor: Why the fark would you CALL THE POLICE over this? So that they can order up an X-Com alert?

Well...

Who ya gonna call?
 
2008-08-03 04:39:11 PM  
lordargent.com
 
2008-08-03 04:40:15 PM  
real shaman: Lit candles released on balloons. What could possibly go wrong?

nothing?
 
2008-08-03 04:40:21 PM  
Lit candles tied to baloons! Talk about the best idea ever!!

*facepalm*
 
2008-08-03 04:46:08 PM  
real shaman: Lit candles released on balloons. What could possibly go wrong?
Jacque: Lit candles tied to baloons! Talk about the best idea ever!!

*facepalm*


...err, what? Have you people no common sense?
 
2008-08-03 04:47:59 PM  
Where can I buy some of these floating candle lanterns? Anyone know?
 
2008-08-03 04:49:48 PM  
Here in California, we call that "arson".
 
2008-08-03 04:54:08 PM  
img221.imageshack.us

Sorry.
 
2008-08-03 05:01:55 PM  
That illustration didn't look anything like a balloon with a candle in it.
 
2008-08-03 05:08:17 PM  
If aliens are flying UFOs, then why doesn't it say Yellow Cab on the side of them?
 
2008-08-03 05:12:39 PM  
That woman is going to eat that chair isn't she?
 
2008-08-03 05:13:47 PM  
I bet Al Gore is against this.



/attaches six-pack rings and water bottles to balloons
 
2008-08-03 05:17:00 PM  
BillaBong: Sorry.

Darn you. Darn you to heck.
 
2008-08-03 05:32:03 PM  
They called the police? Idiots! There's only one place to call in a situation like that:

www.ibiblio.org\
 
2008-08-03 05:33:45 PM  
sels: That woman is going to eat that chair isn't she?

I think you mean 'That young 15 year old girl is going to eat that chair'

img.thesun.co.uk

nomnomnomnomnomnomnom
 
2008-08-03 05:42:42 PM  
sels: That woman is going to eat that chair isn't she?

Nah, it's the only thing keeping her upright.
 
2008-08-03 05:46:11 PM  
Well, they were flying, and they couldn't be identified. So, they were unidentified flying objects.
 
2008-08-03 05:58:30 PM  
terroristfistjab: sels: That woman is going to eat that chair isn't she?

I think you mean 'That young 15 year old girl is going to eat that chair'



nomnomnomnomnomnomnom


What's the story on that... unfortunate being? I've been seeing that picture all over the place lately.
 
2008-08-03 06:04:59 PM  
img.thesun.co.uk

This has obviously been shopped, you can tell by the pixels.
 
2008-08-03 06:06:21 PM  
Isn't it unusual they always claim they're lanterns or balloons or something now, but we never get names or quotes or anything from the people who allegedly did it to verify such claims?

Especially in cases like this, where many people supposedly released things into the air and they're "aware" they did, if they found out such an event occurred it only makes sense they'd at least have a name or statement from the people as well.

They have no evidence to back up their claims. these mysterious "Party Goers" are becoming an enigma unto themselves. They sure are pervasive, too.
 
2008-08-03 06:12:37 PM  
nasor: Why the fark would you CALL THE POLICE over this?

Yeah, I came in to ask that.
I really don't understand it. So I see a strange light in the sky--I'm going to call Barney Fife to come out and shoot it for me?

DreamWeaver: nothing?

Oh, I don't know. Depending on location, you could start a forest fire. Or accidentally burn down somebody's house. I mean, the candles probably wouldn't last all that long, but you can't be sure it's not going to get blown over an oil refinery before the balloon pops and drops the lit candle somewhere very bad.
I could imagine doing this in SoCal would have the police beating down your door.
 
2008-08-03 06:20:14 PM  


What's the story on that... unfortunate being? I've been seeing that picture all over the place lately.


Sorry its the article is in the Sun

Again its the Sun. Shudder
 
2008-08-03 06:25:00 PM  
Helium + images.windycitynovelties.com ='s the melt down of that entire neighborhood..
 
2008-08-03 06:26:07 PM  
How drunk are these people!?

Next time call Mulder and Scully!

funvampires.com
 
2008-08-03 06:27:54 PM  
J. Frank Parnell: Isn't it unusual they always claim they're lanterns or balloons or something now, but we never get names or quotes or anything from the people who allegedly did it to verify such claims?

Especially in cases like this, where many people supposedly released things into the air and they're "aware" they did, if they found out such an event occurred it only makes sense they'd at least have a name or statement from the people as well.

They have no evidence to back up their claims. these mysterious "Party Goers" are becoming an enigma unto themselves. They sure are pervasive, too.



It's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness.
 
2008-08-03 06:28:00 PM  
ReverendJasen: I mean, the candles probably wouldn't last all that long, but you can't be sure it's not going to get blown over an oil refinery before the balloon pops and drops the lit candle somewhere very bad.

Next time you have a box of cake candles, go ahead and wave one around. By the time one fell from a balloon, it would almost definitely have gone out.
 
2008-08-03 06:31:01 PM  
Does it have to be candles, can I do one using a little led or something, would that work.
 
2008-08-03 06:41:33 PM  
someone post the streetlight/ufo pic from the greatest fark thread ever
 
2008-08-03 06:49:58 PM  
flynnfx: How drunk are these people!?

If something you're drinking makes you hallucinate i recommend not leaving your drinks unattended at the bar.
 
2008-08-03 06:50:51 PM  
Don't folks in Central Scotland have anything better to do all evening than sit around drinking?

/wait...wut?
 
2008-08-03 06:51:07 PM  
FloydA:


It's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness.


Plate o'Shrimp?
 
2008-08-03 06:54:54 PM  
"... They make a wish and then release them into the sky."

I wish wildlife chokes on this.
 
2008-08-03 06:59:00 PM  
What's the story on that... unfortunate being? I've been seeing that picture all over the place lately.

Anyone else think Eleanor Skepple of Good Luck Chuck fame infamy?
 
2008-08-03 07:07:53 PM  
in before Nena (pops, like a luftballon under a fat chick)
 
2008-08-03 07:12:24 PM  
dennysgod: This has obviously been shopped, you can tell by the pixels.

That, and having seen a few shops in my time.
 
2008-08-03 07:18:41 PM  
img156.imageshack.us
 
2008-08-03 08:18:58 PM  
Nullav - Next time you have a box of cake candles, go ahead and wave one around. By the time one fell from a balloon, it would almost definitely have gone out.


Oh... well... if it's "almost definitely," then by all means...
 
2008-08-03 08:47:06 PM  
And just like lit candles on balloons flying high, their wishes would come crashing down sooner or later.
 
2008-08-04 01:27:39 AM  
Straight out of one of my favorite books as a kid int he 60s - "The Mad Scientists Club"
 
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