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(WCBS 880)   A message in a bottle tossed into the ocean off of New Jersey has turned up in North Carolina - 39 years later   (wcbs880.com) divider line 61
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2008-12-02 10:37:53 AM
Freakin Post Office strikes again...
 
2008-12-02 10:38:27 AM
I hope that someone gets my,
I hope that someone gets my,
I hope that someone gets my,
I hope that someone gets my...

/and not 39 years from now
 
2008-12-02 10:38:42 AM
Seems I'm not alone at being alone.
 
2008-12-02 10:38:58 AM
Oh sure... they find this... but Gilligan and his buds, no rescue for you....
 
2008-12-02 10:39:19 AM
I guess the fire they were trying to report is out by now.
 
2008-12-02 10:40:13 AM
No message? Just "contact the Fire Dept"?
Loser firefighter. No legacy there.
 
2008-12-02 10:40:39 AM
Primitive spammers.
 
2008-12-02 10:42:17 AM
Was it medical waste?
 
2008-12-02 10:42:50 AM
AlaricD: I guess the fire they were trying to report is out by now.

Could be a burning coal mine or a tire fire, those last a while.
 
2008-12-02 10:43:20 AM
Shaefer beer...man, that brings back memories. I havent had a cold shaefer beer since middle school.
 
2008-12-02 10:43:22 AM
When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.
 
2008-12-02 10:43:34 AM
No surprise here. New Jersey has been sending us their trash for some time now.
 
2008-12-02 10:44:01 AM
Fire dept???

I would've suspected the Police....
 
2008-12-02 10:44:07 AM
i3.photobucket.com

/not impressed.
 
2008-12-02 10:45:07 AM
rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.


bwahaha
 
2008-12-02 10:45:22 AM
rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.


That is so farked up, but it made me laugh!Thank you for sharing.
 
2008-12-02 10:45:26 AM
rodeofrog: It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

I love stories with happy endings.
 
2008-12-02 10:45:30 AM
rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.


Murphy's Law, you live it.
 
2008-12-02 10:46:25 AM
rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.


that's a sad story, why am I laughing? :(
 
2008-12-02 10:46:55 AM
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor wind, nor North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre.
 
2008-12-02 10:48:19 AM
Coincidentally, Sting was in New Jersey 39 years ago for the U.S. premiere of Quadrophenia.

/not really
 
2008-12-02 10:50:05 AM
Still waiting:
www.independentcritics.com
 
2008-12-02 10:50:08 AM
I'll send an S O S to New York
I'll send an S O S to New York
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets myyyy

/sang it this way for about 9 years
//I think they laughed, but never corrected me
 
2008-12-02 10:51:23 AM
Given that the currents go north from the Caribbean all the way to Western Europe, that bottle must have gone from the Jersey Shore, across the ocean to the British Isles or Spain, come down the coast of West Africa, along the equator westwards to South America or the West Indies -- all just to get 400 miles from its original location.
 
2008-12-02 10:52:26 AM
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to take 39 years
Till somebody hears
That the fire department needs you

//Jim Croce smiles behind his mustache
 
2008-12-02 10:53:17 AM
Weird, I thought the Gulf Stream ran from south to north. If it had turned up in Ireland, I wouldn't be surprised.
 
2008-12-02 10:53:45 AM
rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.


Red balloons, you released red balloons? We're lucky you didn't get us ALL killed!
 
2008-12-02 10:55:59 AM
Sticky Hands: rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.

Red balloons, you released red balloons? We're lucky you didn't get us ALL killed!


Only if it is 99 Red LUFTballoons...those are a killer.
 
2008-12-02 10:56:28 AM
rodeofrog: When I was in 3rd grade, we tied messages to big red balloons, then released them into the wind.

We waited for someone to contact our school, saying they had found one of our messages.

A few months later, we went to the zoo. There was a sign where the hippo should have been, explaining that the hippo had died because a balloon landed in its water. It choked on the bright red balloon and died.

Everything I do is wrong.


Hippowned? I'll chime in with some snickering as well...
 
2008-12-02 11:01:11 AM
In other news NC firefighters have really poor taste in beer


farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2008-12-02 11:03:44 AM
Love the "Followup" tag on this story. Would have liked to see the first headline 39 years ago.

/[Some Guy] Drunk firemen and Gordon Sumner send S.O.S. to the world. World: "Whatever."
 
2008-12-02 11:08:02 AM
CelebrityPharmacist: In other news NC firefighters have really poor taste in beer

Dissing Schaefer???

It's the one to have, when you're having more than one...didn't you know?
 
2008-12-02 11:10:17 AM
blockbustarhymes: CelebrityPharmacist: In other news NC firefighters have really poor taste in beer

Dissing Schaefer???

It's the one to have, when you're having more than one...didn't you know?


Talk about 'truth in advertising' - you need to be drunk to make Schaefer taste good
 
2008-12-02 11:12:29 AM
Oddly enough, when I saw this HL I was listening to "Message in a Bottle" on my iTunes random shuffle.

/Got nothin'
 
2008-12-02 11:15:32 AM
The Onanist: Oddly enough, when I saw this HL I was listening to "Message in a Bottle" on my iTunes random shuffle.

/Got nothin'


The universe is reaching out to you, trying to remind you that we're all connected. There are no accidents.
 
2008-12-02 11:20:04 AM
rodeofrog: There are no accidents.

I was an accident, so I got a kick out of that reply.
 
2008-12-02 11:20:09 AM
Kevin Costner and Robin Wright Penn unavailable for comment!!
 
2008-12-02 11:20:24 AM
Slow news day?

/my coat
//I'll get it
 
2008-12-02 11:20:35 AM
"The Downingtown, Pa., resident says he got on his cell phone, called North Haledon and e-mailed photos of the bottle to the firefighters"

Yet they couldn't include any pictures with the article.
 
2008-12-02 11:21:05 AM
rodeofrog: The Onanist: Oddly enough, when I saw this HL I was listening to "Message in a Bottle" on my iTunes random shuffle.

/Got nothin'

The universe is reaching out to you, trying to remind you that we're all connected. There are no accidents.


In other words, they ARE out to get you, and you can run, but you can't hide!
 
2008-12-02 11:22:10 AM
Moss: "Subject: Fire. Dear Sir stroke Madame: I'm writing to inform you of a fire which has broken out at the premises of..." no, that's too formal.
(Moss deletes what he typed)

Moss: "Dear Sir stroke Madame: Fire. Exclamation mark. Fire. Exclamation mark. Help me. Exclamation mark. 123 Clarandon Road. Looking forward to hearing from you. All the best, Maurice Moss."
 
2008-12-02 11:23:23 AM
msheda: rodeofrog: The Onanist: Oddly enough, when I saw this HL I was listening to "Message in a Bottle" on my iTunes random shuffle.

/Got nothin'

The universe is reaching out to you, trying to remind you that we're all connected. There are no accidents.

In other words, they ARE out to get you, and you can run, but you can't hide!


The mormons are coming. The mormons are coming.
 
2008-12-02 11:24:13 AM
Useless piece of trivia: In Elizabethean times, opening a message in a bottle was a capital crime for all but the duly appointed "Uncorker of Ocean Bottles".
 
2008-12-02 11:24:39 AM
'Schaefer is the ONE BEER TO HAVE(?)when you're having more than 1'
 
2008-12-02 11:25:33 AM
ram.1500: Kevin Costner and Robin Wright Penn unavailable for comment!!

If you're referencing a full-length feature film, I'm glad the missus never forced me into it.

Although I find myself drawn to both actors - especially Costner's westerns. Open Range is particularly good, but I think I'm the only person who watched it.
 
2008-12-02 11:27:22 AM
AlaricD: rodeofrog: There are no accidents.

I was an accident, so I got a kick out of that reply.


You are wanted and needed on the planet. Who knows? Maybe with a little sweat and a little determination, you could become the next Rita Rudner.
 
2008-12-02 11:27:43 AM
rodeofrog: msheda: rodeofrog: The Onanist: Oddly enough, when I saw this HL I was listening to "Message in a Bottle" on my iTunes random shuffle.

/Got nothin'

The universe is reaching out to you, trying to remind you that we're all connected. There are no accidents.

In other words, they ARE out to get you, and you can run, but you can't hide!

The mormons are coming. The mormons are coming.


FTFY :)
 
2008-12-02 11:38:45 AM
so
 
2008-12-02 11:47:31 AM
CelebrityPharmacist: In other news NC firefighters have really poor taste in beer


No, from the articvle, NJ Firefighters have poor taste in beer. North Carolinian firefighters, especially from eastern North Carolina, drink Natural Light.

Schmidt > Natural Light > Shaeffer
 
2008-12-02 11:55:35 AM
Yossarian22: Shaefer beer...man, that brings back memories. I havent had a cold shaefer beer since middle school.

the only thing worse than a cold shaefer is a hot shaefer coming out the next day.
 
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