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(Gizmodo)   20 people hurt at LG Promo event when balloons filled with 100 vouchers for free phones were released into the air   (gizmodo.com) divider line 35
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2013-08-12 10:44:40 AM  
... due to maroons with BB guns. Next time, release the balloons from an open-top truck a quarter-mile away, where the crowd can see but not touch them.
 
2013-08-12 12:20:36 PM  
They should get a helicopter and just drop the actual phones

/as god is my witness...
 
2013-08-12 12:22:15 PM  
Done in one.
 
2013-08-12 12:23:37 PM  
I thought people could just get their free Obama phone just for asking?
 
2013-08-12 12:28:21 PM  
As God as my witness, I thought balloons could fly.
 
2013-08-12 12:32:55 PM  
Vouchers carved in granite or what?
 
2013-08-12 12:35:37 PM  

cubicjr: As God as my witness, I thought balloons could fly.


Beat me to it...
 
2013-08-12 12:38:11 PM  
Not to be outdone, Apple has announced they will be hosting a similar event in which huge balloons will be filled with iPhones and released.  Guests are encouraged to pop the balloons once they reach a height of 100 feet or more and are welcome to keep the phones once they land.
 
2013-08-12 12:39:53 PM  
I can never take Gizmodo articles seriously because of the terrible author photos.

img.gawkerassets.com

You just can't NOT read it in a douchebaggy voice.

And don't get me started on this guy:

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-08-12 12:39:58 PM  
"Jobless Beggar"  LOL. I wish I could understand the newscaster, hearing him make the tie-in should add amusement.
 
2013-08-12 12:51:40 PM  

WelldeadLink: ... due to maroons with BB guns. Next time, release the balloons from an open-top truck a quarter-mile away, where the crowd can see but not touch them.


That would just encourage them to bring larger caliber weapons.
 
2013-08-12 12:53:16 PM  
Rucky Goldstar
 
2013-08-12 12:58:09 PM  
Life's good.
 
2013-08-12 01:01:30 PM  

cubicjr: As God as my witness, I thought balloons could fly.


Dammit!
 
2013-08-12 01:11:10 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I thought people could just get their free Obama phone just for asking?


Not only did I get a free phone but I got a free Obama car, buy my book to find out how
 
2013-08-12 01:13:46 PM  

Cheron: TheGreatGazoo: I thought people could just get their free Obama phone just for asking?

Not only did I get a free phone but I got a free Obama car, buy my book to find out how


Turns out, the secret is selling your book to a bunch of chumps.
 
2013-08-12 01:16:55 PM  
While Obvious fits, if there was ever a time for the fail tag, this would be it.
 
2013-08-12 01:18:00 PM  
Oh my Glob, they're cell phone vouchers!
 
2013-08-12 01:20:29 PM  
neubranderinc.com
 
2013-08-12 01:23:48 PM  
I'm sure a lot of Farkers are going to be disappointed this didn't involve their least favorite race.
 
2013-08-12 01:34:14 PM  

mooseyfate: I'm sure a lot of Farkers are going to be disappointed this didn't involve their least favorite race.


What, the Daytona 500?
 
2013-08-12 01:34:42 PM  

mooseyfate: I'm sure a lot of Farkers are going to be disappointed this didn't involve their least favorite race.


Bronies or furries?
 
2013-08-12 02:01:42 PM  

Odd Bird: "Jobless Beggar"  LOL. I wish I could understand the newscaster, hearing him make the tie-in should add amusement.


I was wondering about that too.
 
2013-08-12 02:05:02 PM  
Lucky that wasn't in a city here, there would have been 20 dead
 
2013-08-12 02:17:15 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And don't get me started on this guy:


At least we're through the era of Wampler.
 
2013-08-12 02:25:51 PM  
Sure, everyone jumps right on the WKRP reference, but no "99 Voucherballoons"?
 
2013-08-12 02:31:52 PM  

mooseyfate: I'm sure a lot of Farkers are going to be disappointed this didn't involve their least favorite race.


The headline said "LG," not "Cricket."
 
2013-08-12 02:47:36 PM  
Next time do it from an undiscloded location let the ballons fall where they may. Years ago in elementary school we had a project where we put a note and an envelope in a ballon and we would release them and whoevers note was returned from the furthest point would win a prize. The day of the big release they wind shifted and bleh them all into the trees. I think the one that got the furthest was across the street.
 
2013-08-12 02:57:34 PM  
Should have done a few thousand air filled balloons with those hundred free phone certificates inside random balloons. I mean fill an arena with them. Then everyone who wants to play gets a spork to go a stabbin.

At this point we have
-no projectiles
-no littering
-no waste of helium

Although you wouldn't be able to do this safety minded version in the united states. Someone with a latex allergy will show up and require EMT or just sue for discrimination.
 
2013-08-12 03:00:09 PM  
www.hdwallpapersinn.com

Approves.
 
2013-08-12 03:30:46 PM  

wildcardjack: Should have done a few thousand air filled balloons with those hundred free phone certificates inside random balloons. I mean fill an arena with them. Then everyone who wants to play gets a spork to go a stabbin.

At this point we have
-no projectiles
-no littering
-no waste of helium

Although you wouldn't be able to do this safety minded version in the united states. Someone with a latex allergy will show up and require EMT or just sue for discrimination.


I take it you have never been stabbed with a spork huh?

/damn you Johnny
//don't forgive, don't forget
 
2013-08-12 03:47:47 PM  

Ned Stark: Cheron: TheGreatGazoo: I thought people could just get their free Obama phone just for asking?

Not only did I get a free phone but I got a free Obama car, buy my book to find out how

Turns out, the secret is selling your book to a bunch of chumps.



The secret ingredient is phone...
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-12 04:07:29 PM  
Hey did anyone mention that WKRP scene yet?

/fart
 
2013-08-12 04:24:02 PM  
i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com
/obscure?
 
2013-08-12 09:09:48 PM  
NO!
 
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