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2012-09-07 08:33:16 AM  
Balloons would be hazardous. Don't think there's not drinking going on, especially on the final night of a party convention.

/next they'll be glitterbombing everyone
//and it will be FABULOUS
 
2012-09-07 08:37:57 AM  
After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.
 
2012-09-07 08:43:25 AM  
That would be pretty awesome, listening to Biden give a speech on helium.
 
2012-09-07 08:46:00 AM  

Lando Lincoln: That would be pretty awesome, listening to Biden give a speech on helium.


The Wicked Witch is Dead; The Lollypop Guild is Alive
 
2012-09-07 08:54:50 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.


A debacle is the Spanish Armada getting wiped out en masse. I don't think anything involving balloons rates as a debacle.
 
2012-09-07 08:56:08 AM  
balloons take some planning to get into the rafters. After the last minute venue change there probably wasn't time to purchase, inflate, and deploy the balloons.
 
2012-09-07 08:56:51 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: DjangoStonereaver: After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.

A debacle is the Spanish Armada getting wiped out en masse. I don't think anything involving balloons rates as a debacle.


Would a clown massacre count as a debacle?
 
2012-09-07 08:59:29 AM  
Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.
 
2012-09-07 09:09:48 AM  

EvilEgg: God Is My Co-Pirate: DjangoStonereaver: After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.

A debacle is the Spanish Armada getting wiped out en masse. I don't think anything involving balloons rates as a debacle.

Would a clown massacre count as a debacle?


That would be a comedy, clearly.
 
2012-09-07 09:10:03 AM  
A balloon drop would never use helium, dumbass.
 
2012-09-07 09:17:57 AM  

edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.


It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...
 
2012-09-07 09:24:36 AM  
I'm a balloon guy. I love a balloon. You know what I say? I say, "give me a balloon." Sometimes, I say it loud, "GIVE ME A BALLOON!!!"
 
2012-09-07 09:30:38 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: EvilEgg: God Is My Co-Pirate: DjangoStonereaver: After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.

A debacle is the Spanish Armada getting wiped out en masse. I don't think anything involving balloons rates as a debacle.

Would a clown massacre count as a debacle?

That would be a comedy, clearly.


And by 'comedy', you mean a service to mankind, certainly.

It was rather a debacle (relatively): they made much of planning the "BIGGEST BALLOON DROP
EVAR!" in their pre-convention publicity, and when the time came the rigging company screwed it up
so badly that only about 1/4 of the balloons they had packed up there ever came down.

I happened to overhear the technical director's chat channel that night, and for about 5 minutes
he kept saying "Balloons. Cue Balloons. FERCHRISSAKES WHERE THE F*CK ARE THE BALLOONS?!" There may still be bags of them in the rafters of the Boston Arena for all I know.
 
2012-09-07 09:33:00 AM  

Lando Lincoln: That would be pretty awesome, listening to Biden give a speech on helium.


Even better if it was taking whippet hits off the balloon instead
 
2012-09-07 09:39:49 AM  
FWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOT
This healthcare thing is a big farking deal
 
2012-09-07 09:48:00 AM  
It would be pretty ironic if they used helium, considering that Obama argued for a 100 year natural gas reserve last night and the helium reserve in this country is running out.
 
2012-09-07 10:00:15 AM  
if this is the only thing the Republicans have to complain about then they're doomed.
 
2012-09-07 10:11:21 AM  

bdub77: It would be pretty ironic if they used helium, considering that Obama argued for a 100 year natural gas reserve last night and the helium reserve in this country is running out.


blog.timesunion.com
 
2012-09-07 10:19:22 AM  
And Yahoo posters vote.
 
2012-09-07 10:48:57 AM  

stpauler: A balloon drop would never use helium, dumbass.


A balloon lift? I think the Republicans actually tried something like that in '72 but discovered in rehearsal that helium tends to leak out of balloons at uneven rates and they start drifting to the floor at inopportune moments, like when someone is giving an important speech.
 
2012-09-07 11:02:56 AM  
Fun fact: the confetti was actually Mitt Romney's shredded tax returns.
 
2012-09-07 11:26:51 AM  
And he'd still make better speeches than Paul Palin.
 
2012-09-07 11:28:01 AM  
There is a helium shortage. If they had unleashed balloons there would have been outrage over wasteful spending.
 
2012-09-07 11:28:34 AM  

EvilEgg: Would a clown massacre count as a debacle?


Is that when a group of clowns massacre people (debacle) or when people massacre a group of clowns (heroes)?
 
2012-09-07 11:28:37 AM  
Uh, subby.....you know that a balloon drop would never work with helium, right?
 
2012-09-07 11:30:16 AM  

Weaver95: if this is the only thing the Republicans have to complain about then they're doomed.


It's certainly not the only thing, but it's the most reasonable thing.
 
2012-09-07 11:30:17 AM  

hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...


Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.
 
2012-09-07 11:31:10 AM  
He already does - his normal voice is so deep it makes Barry White sound like Mickey Mouse.
 
2012-09-07 11:32:23 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: EvilEgg: God Is My Co-Pirate: DjangoStonereaver: After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.

A debacle is the Spanish Armada getting wiped out en masse. I don't think anything involving balloons rates as a debacle.

Would a clown massacre count as a debacle?

That would be a comedy, clearly.


It's been done.

Bit: AT THE BARBER SHOP
Episode: 105- The Corpse Vanishes
(Crow uses scissors to snip at Joel's hair. Tom sits to one side reading a copy of Tiger Bot magazine)

Crow: (Whistling) So, what can I do for you today, big boy?

Joel: Uh, just gimme' the usual.

Crow: Alright, you want the ears left on? Nah, just a little barber joke, there. (Sniffs) Well. Oh, say, did you hear about the Mason boy?

Joel: Jimmy, the oldest?

Crow: Yeah, got caught in the family thrasher machine!

Tom: Dad had to pull him out with the come-along!

Crow: Yeah, well, the good news is now he gets to play center over at the new high school! Turn, please!

Joel: On the basketball team?

Crow: Yep.

Tom: Looks like the Dixons are marrying out their youngest.

Joel: Ah, Pixie. She's a super gal!

Crow: Yeah, I remember her when she was just a little darling. She's marrying the Fenton boy. He's trouble! Lean left Nah, your OTHER left, hehehe! Yeah, he's taking hydraulics over at the Vo-Tech.

Tom: Didn't that refrigeration course pan out for him?

Crow: Well, it did until the freon accident! Hey, what do you want me to do with this cyst?

Joel: Uh, just comb over it, okay? You know I saw the Fentons over to the hot fish shop, ya' know?

Tom: Oh, they do a nice job over there! Oh, the relish tray: to die for! We gotta bring the girls down there! They'd just love it!

Joel: Yeah, they'd love that place.

Crow: Ooop! Was that your ear?

Joel: No?

Crow: How 'bout THAT?

Joel: Ouch!

Tom: There goes your tip!

Crow: Yeah, well. Hey, you know, I was at the Crazy Days over at Boskerville, you know, the other day for that clown parade thing they do, Joel. Yeah, you've heard of that, for sure? They get the Lion's Club together with the Kiwannis from Ellsworth. There's about 150 of 'em there for this Clown Jamboree, you know. You know, well, about 150 clowns running wild in the street with the big clown suits and the fake mustard and all that stuff

Joel: Well, they do a wonderful job!

Crow: Yeah, well, I know how much you boys like clowns, you know. Well, these boys, anyway, they took a few tall, cold ones and that wasn't even enough and they had a few road sodas with them, you know what I mean? And they ended up rolling that fire engine right there in the Main Street! Gasoline and clown white, all over the road! Yeah, you know, those clown shoes burn like black tires! Yep, big black stinky cloud hanging over the whole ugly scene. Why, they're STILL picking up clown noses! Yep. They called the coroner from up at Bixby, you know. He's got that ambulance from the war. He's the only one in town. They STILL managed to cram all 200 of them clowns into that little, bitty wagon! Yep. Yep. Sad. (Cut)
 
2012-09-07 11:32:53 AM  
I admit I would pay to hear Biden giving a speech while taking hits of helium.
 
2012-09-07 11:32:56 AM  

stpauler: A balloon drop would never use helium, dumbass.


The larger balloons are filled with 50% helium.

Sybarite: stpauler: A balloon drop would never use helium, dumbass.

A balloon lift? I think the Republicans actually tried something like that in '72 but discovered in rehearsal that helium tends to leak out of balloons at uneven rates and they start drifting to the floor at inopportune moments, like when someone is giving an important speech.


I have tried it. There is not enough room on the venue floor for a good number of balloons, the venue hates it, you have to pop every single one of them at load out and in the end it's not very impressive anyway.
 
2012-09-07 11:34:46 AM  
It would be funnier to hear him speak on a couple hits of xenon.
 
2012-09-07 11:35:52 AM  

busy chillin': hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...

Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.


Which speech did you listen to? He went on and on about the sacrifice our troops make and we must never forget that. He thanked them more than once.
 
2012-09-07 11:39:46 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: God Is My Co-Pirate: EvilEgg: God Is My Co-Pirate: DjangoStonereaver: After the debacle of the balloon drop not working in 2004, I'm not at all surprised the DNC went with just
confetti.

A debacle is the Spanish Armada getting wiped out en masse. I don't think anything involving balloons rates as a debacle.

Would a clown massacre count as a debacle?

That would be a comedy, clearly.

And by 'comedy', you mean a service to mankind, certainly.

It was rather a debacle (relatively): they made much of planning the "BIGGEST BALLOON DROP
EVAR!" in their pre-convention publicity, and when the time came the rigging company screwed it up
so badly that only about 1/4 of the balloons they had packed up there ever came down.

I happened to overhear the technical director's chat channel that night, and for about 5 minutes
he kept saying "Balloons. Cue Balloons. FERCHRISSAKES WHERE THE F*CK ARE THE BALLOONS?!" There may still be bags of them in the rafters of the Boston Arena for all I know.


I wondered why balloons started to fall randomly during that Celtics game last year
 
2012-09-07 11:39:52 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: busy chillin': hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...

Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.

Which speech did you listen to? He went on and on about the sacrifice our troops make and we must never forget that. He thanked them more than once.



Never mind. Read that wrong. Carry on.

Here is a horse on stilts.

www.numberedcopy11.com
 
2012-09-07 11:41:21 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: busy chillin': hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...

Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.

Which speech did you listen to? He went on and on about the sacrifice our troops make and we must never forget that. He thanked them more than once.


He's talking about that other candidate's speech. You know, the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief.
 
2012-09-07 11:41:49 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: busy chillin': hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...

Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.

Which speech did you listen to? He went on and on about the sacrifice our troops make and we must never forget that. He thanked them more than once.


He is referring to Romney (wants to be Commander in Chief) vs Obama who is the Commander in Chief
 
2012-09-07 11:43:33 AM  

EvilEgg: balloons take some planning to get into the rafters. After the last minute venue change there probably wasn't time to purchase, inflate, and deploy the balloons.


That's my guess. Filling balloons is an all day affair.
 
2012-09-07 11:44:44 AM  

Durinia: JusticeandIndependence: busy chillin': hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...

Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.

Which speech did you listen to? He went on and on about the sacrifice our troops make and we must never forget that. He thanked them more than once.

He's talking about that other candidate's speech. You know, the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief.


hugram: JusticeandIndependence: busy chillin': hugram: edmo: Think I'll popover to FOXNews and find out why not having baloons is un-American.

It would be nice if they can explain to you why forcing America to almost defaulting on the debt ceiling is patriotic...

Maybe they can explain how the want-to-be-Commander-in-Chief can give an entire acceptance speech and not even mention the wars or thank the troops.

Which speech did you listen to? He went on and on about the sacrifice our troops make and we must never forget that. He thanked them more than once.

He is referring to Romney (wants to be Commander in Chief) vs Obama who is the Commander in Chief


Yes I realized that. See Horse on stilts picture. It makes about as much sense as my previous post.
 
2012-09-07 11:44:51 AM  
The derp in the comments is hilarious.

"The DNC will probably cost Obama the election it was so poorly managed!!.........What a screw up!!"
"Bet they had pizza after the convention covered in welfare cheese"
"they dropped condoms and sandra fluke ranaround busily cleaning them up from the floor since she cant afford birth control"
 
2012-09-07 11:47:01 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I happened to overhear the technical director's chat channel that night,


You and everyone else watching the CNN feed (live f-bomb around 1:50).
 
2012-09-07 11:50:12 AM  
Are balloons now some kind of secret US patriotism test? I didn't get the memo on this one. How many balloons are needed to prove that you're not a commie, then?
 
2012-09-07 11:51:08 AM  

stpauler: A balloon drop would never use helium, dumbass.


Of course it would, unless you want them to drop like bricks.

You can mix air and helium together to determine the rate of fall of the balloons. Who would have guessed?! Well, not you, obviously.
 
2012-09-07 11:52:43 AM  

Glenford: "Bet they had pizza after the convention covered in welfare cheese"


What the bloody hell does that even mean?
 
2012-09-07 11:53:34 AM  
Good. Helium is a resource we have a limited supply of. I may need a MRI some day.
 
2012-09-07 11:53:34 AM  

Glenford: The derp in the comments is hilarious.

"The DNC will probably cost Obama the election it was so poorly managed!!.........What a screw up!!"
"Bet they had pizza after the convention covered in welfare cheese"
"they dropped condoms and sandra fluke ranaround busily cleaning them up from the floor since she cant afford birth control"


sometimes I wonder if the GOP rank and file are just yanking our chains.
 
2012-09-07 11:56:20 AM  
So did the GOP pay a bunch of people to pounce on every Yahoo article (+ other sites) and slam Obama or is there really that much derp out there?
 
2012-09-07 11:56:50 AM  
Actually, subby's headline would be farkin' awesome. Biden is such an entertaining speaker already, this would just be icing on the cake.
 
2012-09-07 11:57:19 AM  
Every time I think the American media cannot possible dumd itself down any lower, they prove me wrong.
 
2012-09-07 11:57:25 AM  

Ivo Shandor: DjangoStonereaver: I happened to overhear the technical director's chat channel that night,

You and everyone else watching the CNN feed (live f-bomb around 1:50).


I had forgotten about that.

Believe me, though: it want on far longer than what CNN aired.
 
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