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2013-12-20 11:20:21 AM
She's gonna be really disappointed when she figures out that santa isn't white.
 
2013-12-20 11:37:00 AM
"Dear Granddaughter, heaven is a pretty cool place and you can pretty much have anything you want by simply conjuring it with your thoughts.  I found your Grandfather.  He was quite surprised to see me...especially since he was mid-threesome with Jean Harlow and Mae West who he mind-created in their prime.  But I guess he was excited to see me.  Now he spends most of his time grumbling about some dude named Copernicus kicking his ass at bocce.  In any case, thanks for the balloon and give everyone hugs and kisses for me.  P.S., if your great aunt Jude asks for my cobbler recipe, tell her to go f*** herself."
 
2013-12-20 11:38:17 AM
Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.
 
2013-12-20 11:39:14 AM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


There has to be a downside
 
2013-12-20 11:40:35 AM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


4.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig
 
2013-12-20 11:57:41 AM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


Usually? How often?
 
2013-12-20 11:58:54 AM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.



I don't know if I'm laughing with you or at you, but either way thanks for the laugh.
 
2013-12-20 11:58:58 AM
No jokes, no sarcasm, no sassyness... I really, REALLY miss my grandma these days...
 
2013-12-20 11:59:49 AM
"If I knew who that person was, I would walk up to them and hug them on their neck and tell them thank you," Bella said.


So that's a threat to strangle them?

Also... want to be that the grandmother's death would have been avoidable had she been able to afford an MRI... which would have been affordable had not so much helium been wasted in party balloons?
 
2013-12-20 11:59:53 AM
What do you do if Grandma isn't in heaven? Do you give the kid a shovel?
 
2013-12-20 12:01:06 PM

DarkPascual: No jokes, no sarcasm, no sassyness... I really, REALLY miss my grandma these days...


I'll laugh for you then.
 
2013-12-20 12:02:00 PM

DarkPascual: No jokes, no sarcasm, no sassyness... I really, REALLY miss my grandma these days...


Sorry for your loss.  My Grandmother died in August.  It was quite a relief since she had suffered through Alzheimer's for five years.
 
2013-12-20 12:02:29 PM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


More often its the marine animals coming out of the water to kill balloons.

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2013-12-20 12:03:36 PM
"Dear Granddaughter, AAHHH! THE FLAMES! THE FLAMES! PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME! I'M BURNING! I'M BURNING! Love, Mawmaw.
 
2013-12-20 12:05:28 PM

DarkPascual: No jokes, no sarcasm, no sassyness... I really, REALLY miss my grandma these days...


me too, man.  me too.  sending some positive thoughts your way.
 
2013-12-20 12:05:41 PM
I thought the red balloon was sitting on the porch.
 
2013-12-20 12:05:56 PM

UberDave: "Dear Granddaughter, heaven is a pretty cool place and you can pretty much have anything you want by simply conjuring it with your thoughts.  I found your Grandfather.  He was quite surprised to see me...especially since he was mid-threesome with Jean Harlow and Mae West who he mind-created in their prime.  But I guess he was excited to see me.  Now he spends most of his time grumbling about some dude named Copernicus kicking his ass at bocce.  In any case, thanks for the balloon and give everyone hugs and kisses for me.  P.S., if your great aunt Jude asks for my cobbler recipe, tell her to go f*** herself."


LOL.

Having said that, I can't rag on the linked story. It's sweet. She's a kid. She'll find out what bastards people are soon enough and will begin to suspect that we're all alone on earth, there's no kindly grampa god to help us out.
 
2013-12-20 12:06:03 PM

HawgWild: vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 341x314]

/oblig


If she could only use those cold feelings of emotional detachment for goodness and niceness. You know, like biatch slapping other Debbie Downers.

/this entry in no condones or encourages the use of violence against any member of Fark, UltraFark, EuroFark, FederationFark or any other corporate entity of Universal Fark Industries, LLC.
 
2013-12-20 12:06:36 PM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


It's a good thing there arnt any refrigerators or anything down there.

Good story, my grandfather will pass away in the next month and I wish my 20 month old could have had the same type of relationship with him.
 
2013-12-20 12:06:39 PM

lockers: She's gonna be really disappointed when she figures out that santa isn't white.


THANKS FOR THE EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER, JACKASS

/no really, thanks, i lol'd
 
2013-12-20 12:06:44 PM
Didn't she get the memo from the libs?

Heaven is a myth, gramma is worm food.
 
2013-12-20 12:08:51 PM

cowgirl toffee: vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.

More often its the marine animals coming out of the water to kill balloons.

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Surely you can make a sketch of that.
 
2013-12-20 12:09:50 PM

Gentoolive: Didn't she get the memo from the libs?

Heaven is a myth, gramma is worm food.


She's still a kid. She'll grow up eventually and figure it out for herself. Some people cling to their 8-year-old worldview though.
 
2013-12-20 12:11:53 PM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


This.

/and the kid is white trash
//and grandma is dead
///people die you know
 
2013-12-20 12:17:32 PM
How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.
 
2013-12-20 12:17:49 PM
My 5 year old did this for my sister who passed 7/11/11. She dictated a letter and I wrote it out. Then she decorated it with a picture of a giraffe (They used to go to the zoo a lot) and a picture of her and Auntie Laney hugging. She couldn't figure out why I couldn't stop hugging her.
 
2013-12-20 12:20:04 PM

blatz514: cowgirl toffee: vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.

More often its the marine animals coming out of the water to kill balloons.

[img202.imageshack.us image 630x425]

Surely you can make a sketch of that.


I still have finger cramps from working on the Canadian Logo contest. :P
 
2013-12-20 12:22:59 PM

Gentoolive: Didn't she get the memo from the libs?

Heaven is a myth, gramma is worm food.


"Libs" and "atheists" are two different things - even if there's some overlap.

This being said, the politics tab is that way ! No need to bring that in here.
 
2013-12-20 12:23:44 PM
I see nothing dusty about this story.  They were fortunate the person who clean up their litter happened to have belief in the afterlife that more or less lined up with their little beliefs.  Releasing the balloon was a spiritual thing, a nice little way for a child to remember a loved one and move along with the business of living.

The response is creepy, like someone who dresses cats in sweaters.
 
2013-12-20 12:26:44 PM
Awww, I wanted to be the first atheist to point out how naive a little girl is.
 
2013-12-20 12:27:42 PM

GameSprocket: How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.


Not to mention:

"I really do miss her, because she was my favoritest grandmother ever," said Bella Hosford, of Chapel Hill, TN.

Now all we need is a picture of the note filled with backwards Rs and Ns.
 
2013-12-20 12:28:32 PM

Ker_Thwap: The response is creepy, like someone who dresses cats in sweaters.


www.refinery29.com
 
2013-12-20 12:28:47 PM
link no works... I wanna read the sad story...
 
2013-12-20 12:29:16 PM
Could have been worse. Could have gone like this:

Dear Little Girl,
I got your letter to your dead Mawmaw. I shot the balloon down with a rock. Here's the rock. Ha! Ha! Your Mawmaw is still dead!


Still it was really sweet to give the little girl a balloon charm to remember her Mawmaw and her balloon.

I don't believe in Guardian Angels, but that doesn't mean that you can't be one. Some philosophers have proposed (after Hegel, perhaps), that God or the World Spirit is a work in progress and that sentient or human "souls" are the sparks from which the bonfire will be ignited in the future, not at the beginning of existence.

Reminds me of the old SF story about the super computer that gains sentience.

They ask it if there is a God, and it replies "There is now!"

This inspired Douglas Adam's super computer to answer the question of Life, the Universe and everything, but it turns out to be the creator of the computer who designs the computer to figure out what the answer means.

Hey, dust can affect even a wiley old atheist.
 
2013-12-20 12:31:08 PM

GameSprocket: How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.


img.fark.net
 
2013-12-20 12:31:42 PM
www.nlhs.com
 
2013-12-20 12:33:43 PM

lockers: Ker_Thwap: The response is creepy, like someone who dresses cats in sweaters.

[www.refinery29.com image 600x400]


img.fark.net

Old fable about a man who fell in love with his cat and prayed to the gods to beg them to turn her into a woman. His wish was granted and he married her. On the wedding night, though, a mouse ran across the wedding bed and off she went in pursuit.

The moral: you can make a wife out of the cat but you can't take the cat out of the woman.

That's a great picture but having seen a few cats in my time and knowing something of pixels, I observe that there are quite a few missing pixels just below the cat's neck, on the viewer's left.
 
2013-12-20 12:33:58 PM
Dear Grandma,

The money you left me payed for my breast implants.

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2013-12-20 12:37:21 PM

DarkPascual: No jokes, no sarcasm, no sassyness... I really, REALLY miss my grandma these days...


Your grandmother sounds like the life of the party. I miss mine too.
 
2013-12-20 12:38:45 PM

cowgirl toffee: Dear Grandma,

The money you left me payed for my breast implants.

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Is that Katie Couric?
 
2013-12-20 12:43:31 PM

vernonFL: Balloons released into the sky usually fall back down somewhere over the ocean and end up killing marine life or polluting the water.


No, no, you're thinking of plastic six-pack rings.
 
2013-12-20 12:47:39 PM

GameSprocket: How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.


I'm guessing either a neighbor or someone else nearby who knew of the family and their recent loss found it.
 
2013-12-20 12:51:33 PM
evergreenterrace.com.au
 
2013-12-20 12:56:50 PM

GameSprocket: How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.


Yep.  Mom is a liar.
 
2013-12-20 12:59:00 PM

GameSprocket: How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.


Was wondering about this myself...
 
2013-12-20 01:03:18 PM

brantgoose: Could have been worse. Could have gone like this:

Dear Little Girl,
I got your letter to your dead Mawmaw. I shot the balloon down with a rock. Here's the rock. Ha! Ha! Your Mawmaw is still dead!

Still it was really sweet to give the little girl a balloon charm to remember her Mawmaw and her balloon.

I don't believe in Guardian Angels, but that doesn't mean that you can't be one. Some philosophers have proposed (after Hegel, perhaps), that God or the World Spirit is a work in progress and that sentient or human "souls" are the sparks from which the bonfire will be ignited in the future, not at the beginning of existence.

Reminds me of the old SF story about the super computer that gains sentience.

They ask it if there is a God, and it replies "There is now!"

This inspired Douglas Adam's super computer to answer the question of Life, the Universe and everything, but it turns out to be the creator of the computer who designs the computer to figure out what the answer means.

Hey, dust can affect even a wiley old atheist.


Just when I thought I was done reading the comments on Fark you go and say something reasonable and insightful.

Do you remember the name of the old sf story?
 
2013-12-20 01:08:14 PM
great, now every chick on my FB is gonna be posting this merde.

Foster kid isn't impressed with your emotive family crap during the holidays
 
2013-12-20 01:08:33 PM

MechaPyx: GameSprocket: How did someone get her address from a note on a balloon? This doesn't make much sense.

I'm guessing either a neighbor or someone else nearby who knew of the family and their recent loss found it.


Um, hello, it was sent by angels you morons.
 
2013-12-20 01:10:27 PM
"Dearest Bella," Tricia Hosford said, reading from the note. "Mawmaw is always with you. Just close your eyes and you will see her. Love, your guardian angel."

Sure, it sounds like a sweet message. But the most  merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

What you don't know is that the balloon, after it was released, drifted high into the sky where it was caught by a swift stream of air and carried far, far away, until, over a strange and nameless desert, littered with enormous basalt blocks bespeaking the remains of cyclopean architecture of an eldritch ancient time, the balloon burst, dropping its note to the ground, where it fell into a dark rift torn across the desert landscape. Down, down drifted the note into that sunless gulf, into the incomprehensible depths, where formless Things shamble through dank, miasmal caves. It was there that the note was read. Oh, you fools! Don't you know? The word "angel," from the Greek  ἄγγελος, for "messenger" or "envoy," need not refer to a being of light. You think this angel spoken of in the note is an envoy of the frail Christian god? There are gods far older, and more powerful than he: Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Hastur, and the dread M'aw-m'aw, worshipped by the corpse-eaters of Leng.

The note! Don't you see?? It's not a message of hope...it's a threat! Always is M'aw-m'aw with you! Ever watching! You dare not close your eyes and dream, for you will see Her, terrible and unknowable, waiting to swallow your soul. She sends her envoy, an angel--one of many that guard Her--to bring you to Her! Ia! Ia!
 
2013-12-20 01:11:33 PM

UberDave: "Dear Granddaughter, heaven is a pretty cool place and you can pretty much have anything you want by simply conjuring it with your thoughts.  I found your Grandfather.  He was quite surprised to see me...especially since he was mid-threesome with Jean Harlow and Mae West who he mind-created in their prime.  But I guess he was excited to see me.  Now he spends most of his time grumbling about some dude named Copernicus kicking his ass at bocce.  In any case, thanks for the balloon and give everyone hugs and kisses for me.  P.S., if your great aunt Jude asks for my cobbler recipe, tell her to go f*** herself."


I lol'd
 
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