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(KSL Salt Lake City)   It's never a great sign when the hot air balloon you are being married on makes an uncontrolled descent into terrain   (ksl.com) divider line 39
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2013-01-09 08:11:21 AM  
ESL students should be barred from submitting headlines.
 
2013-01-09 08:11:45 AM  
into.... terrain...
 
2013-01-09 08:12:36 AM  
Better than Tehran.
 
2013-01-09 08:13:09 AM  
The Great Oz has spoken!
 
2013-01-09 08:16:35 AM  

spentmiles: ESL students should be barred from submitting headlines.



So should high school dropouts.
 
2013-01-09 08:17:29 AM  
into terrain?
 
2013-01-09 08:23:06 AM  
Allow me to explain.
LINK
 
2013-01-09 08:29:25 AM  

spentmiles: ESL students should be barred from submitting headlines.


Thank you.
 
2013-01-09 08:31:12 AM  
A good sign where their marriage is heading, I guess.

/the balloon in spain descends mainly into terrain?
 
2013-01-09 08:31:45 AM  
It was a controlled descent. Controlled by gravity.
 
2013-01-09 08:31:49 AM  
Wedding crashers.
 
2013-01-09 08:32:32 AM  
At least they didn't land in Zerg or Protos.
 
2013-01-09 08:32:51 AM  
Good thing they didn't descend into teh snow.
 
2013-01-09 08:35:47 AM  
I'd be more worried if there were NO terrain to land on.

"Can you see anything, Falcor?"

"No Atreyu, all the land is gone."
 
2013-01-09 08:40:24 AM  
So she knows her fiance has an intense fear of heights and still makes him get married in a hot air balloon? And he doesn't have the balls to put his foot down? Looks like the marriage is on a similar course to the wedding flight.
 
2013-01-09 08:46:27 AM  

Nogale: So she knows her fiance has an intense fear of heights and still makes him get married in a hot air balloon? And he doesn't have the balls to put his foot down? Looks like the marriage is on a similar course to the wedding flight.


I wanted to say the same thing. biatch knows he's afraid of heights? And the only way she'll marry him is way up high? I don't think these two will be married long. Or if they are, he's going to be one unhappy fellow. And she'll not be happy either.
 
2013-01-09 08:49:27 AM  

kimwim: Or if they are, he's going to be one unhappy fellow.


Isn't that pretty much the definition of marriage? What man would be happy once entered into a completely unfair contract?
 
2013-01-09 08:49:50 AM  
So you're saying their marriage got off to a rocky start?
 
2013-01-09 08:54:47 AM  

spentmiles: ESL students should be barred from submitting headlines.


That's nice that you give subby the benefit of the doubt. I'll just continue to think (s)he's a goddamn moron...
 
2013-01-09 08:55:15 AM  
Maybe they had a deal...he gets up high for the wedding, she gets down low for the honeymoon.

/I know, not a good sign if you have to deal for it.
 
2013-01-09 08:57:52 AM  

dalovindj: What man would be happy once entered into a completely unfair contract?


Projecting much?
 
2013-01-09 08:59:19 AM  
That area of San Diego is popular with balloons. They take off from Del Mar and head east with the evening currents. A fair amount of area to land in but there are homes. Always interesting to be standing in my backyard as a balloon goes overhead at 100 feet looking for a landing spot.
 
2013-01-09 09:15:14 AM  
I was impressed that Fox managed to put a racist spin on even this story.
 
2013-01-09 09:18:06 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: I was impressed that Fox managed to put a racist spin on even this story.


I missed it. Fill me in.
 
2013-01-09 09:43:58 AM  
"an uncontrolled descent into terrain" = crash?
 
2013-01-09 09:44:47 AM  
NEVER ride in one of those "party ballons" (the ones that hold 10-13 people),although ballooning is one of the safest sports around,those pieces of shiat have a horrible record of crashing & killing & maiming people.

/lives outside the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World
//crewed,chased & been up
///don't like heights either
 
2013-01-09 09:48:51 AM  

Frantic Freddie: NEVER ride in one of those "party ballons" (the ones that hold 10-13 people),although ballooning is one of the safest sports around,those pieces of shiat have a horrible record of crashing & killing & maiming people.

/lives outside the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World
//crewed,chased & been up
///don't like heights either


Ah yes, the safe sport of ballooning, second only to coin collecting.

"What competitors we have assembled here today! Look at the fat ass on that farker! He's going to sit in that basket like god damn Toto on the front of the bike! We're truly blessed to have our lives cross this momentous moment!"
 
2013-01-09 09:55:16 AM  
In
 
2013-01-09 10:01:12 AM  
Kerin Narcisse, Kerin Narcisse, Kerin Narcisse.
 
2013-01-09 10:33:10 AM  

spentmiles: ESL students should be barred from submitting headlines.


Darn; it looks like the admins probably changed the headline, and now all I see is a joke about a hot air balloon making an "uncontrolled descent into terrain". And, that makes sense to me. It's not particularly funny, but it makes sense. I would really love to know what the submitter originally said.

Anyhow, as I'm sure most people know, airplane crashes are frequently caused by something called "controlled flight into terrain" (this is one of those things that sounds like it should be a joke, but sadly it isn't a joke). Less frequently, airplane crashes are caused by "uncontrolled flight into terrain".

I don't really understand why the submitter thought that this was "descent" instead of "flight". And, based on the article, it sounds like the pilots were in control all the way down. This really does sound like controlled flight into terrain; the pilots weren't paying attention, hit some wind they hadn't allowed for, and had a nice controlled flight right into a house.
 
2013-01-09 10:43:08 AM  

The Muthaship: the opposite of charity is justice: I was impressed that Fox managed to put a racist spin on even this story.

I missed it. Fill me in.


One of the shows, think it was Hannity, played the clip and made a comment of how it was likely to end in divorce anyways. Don't have the actual quote but there was something in the way it was worded that immediately perked my ears, the first thing I thought of was "if it was a white couple the comment would not have been phrased anywhere near that way". Sorry I don't have something more concrete so take it for what its worth.
 
2013-01-09 12:05:10 PM  
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/balloon boy not impressed
 
2013-01-09 12:05:32 PM  
FTA:  "Ten of the couple's guests were aboard the balloon at the time, plus the balloon's operator. "

Well, there's your problem; 13 is unlucky.
 
2013-01-09 12:28:41 PM  
Was married in a balloon, so I'm getting a kick...

We had winds blowing in an unexpected direction and had to land somewhere else than originally planned, but really glad it was at least a smooth landing, unlike this poor couple. Landed in a school playground/field, with added bonus that the street the school was on was the same as my (uncommon) first name. Double bonus: it was Halloween, so when the principal and vice-principal came outside to see what was going on and attempt to scold the balloon pilot for landing there, they were dressed respectively like Snow White and Mr. Incredible, making it difficult for anyone to take them seriously.

/CSB
 
2013-01-09 12:30:46 PM  

Madame Psychosis: Was married in a balloon, so I'm getting a kick...

We had winds blowing in an unexpected direction and had to land somewhere else than originally planned, but really glad it was at least a smooth landing, unlike this poor couple. Landed in a school playground/field, with added bonus that the street the school was on was the same as my (uncommon) first name. Double bonus: it was Halloween, so when the principal and vice-principal came outside to see what was going on and attempt to scold the balloon pilot for landing there, they were dressed respectively like Snow White and Mr. Incredible, making it difficult for anyone to take them seriously.

/CSB


Thanks so much for the laugh -- I desperately needed that today!
 
2013-01-09 01:44:10 PM  
I guess that marriage was a terrain wreck waiting to happen.
 
2013-01-09 02:29:23 PM  

spentmiles: Frantic Freddie: NEVER ride in one of those "party ballons" (the ones that hold 10-13 people),although ballooning is one of the safest sports around,those pieces of shiat have a horrible record of crashing & killing & maiming people.

/lives outside the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World
//crewed,chased & been up
///don't like heights either

Ah yes, the safe sport of ballooning, second only to coin collecting.

"What competitors we have assembled here today! Look at the fat ass on that farker! He's going to sit in that basket like god damn Toto on the front of the bike! We're truly blessed to have our lives cross this momentous moment!"


Yeah, I thought the same thing. Although poker and chess are also classed as sports. At some point the line between "sport" and "leisure activity" became blurred.
 
2013-01-09 02:47:31 PM  
What I know about the art of flying

A good landing is one you can walk away from. A great landing is one in which they can use the aircraft again.

You can never break the record for Lowest Flight. Only tie it.
 
2013-01-10 12:27:22 AM  
Not an uncontrolled descent, but a fairly routine high-wind landing. That rig weighed somewhere around 12-15 tons (most of that being the air inside the balloon) and was moving around 10mph. The only way to stop that quickly is make contact with the ground and dump the air out of the envelope as quick as you can.

A good landing is one you can walk away from. A great landing is one in which they can use the aircraft again.

This was a great landing then. They had to work a bit to get the balloon off the tree, but the word among the ballooning community is that the aircraft will be usable.

/ Student Balloon Pilot
// Been crewing balloons since I was 7.
 
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