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(CNN)   Remember the 'Baby Trump' balloon? It's going to live on in a British museum   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-01-18 3:12:07 PM  
Well it is part of not just American, but world history.
 
2021-01-18 4:56:31 PM  
Could display it in Battersea.

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2021-01-18 5:53:04 PM  

iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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Haha charade you are
 
2021-01-18 5:53:23 PM  
Didn't the Trumpers get all indignant and try to commission one of some British politician? Then they found out you can't get 2-day Prime delivery on something like that. Did anything ever come of that?
 
2021-01-18 5:53:32 PM  

iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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That'd just be a charade.

/appropriate
 
2021-01-18 5:54:51 PM  

noitsnot: iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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Haha charade you are


Less than a minute?  It's going to be that kind of day isn't it?
 
2021-01-18 5:55:30 PM  

kdawg7736: Well it is part of not just American, but world history.


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2021-01-18 5:55:39 PM  
Please put a tiny little thimble on his penis-

"Won't someone think of the children?"
 
2021-01-18 5:55:51 PM  
And in the end we learned that the true Baby Trump Balloon was in our hearts after all...
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42 hours to ignition!
 
2021-01-18 5:57:23 PM  
Not Palm Beach?
 
2021-01-18 5:57:28 PM  
Can it live on in the British Museum?  Like, next to the Rosetta Stone or something?
 
2021-01-18 6:02:35 PM  
They could hang it next to Roger Water's anti-Semitic pig balloon.
 
2021-01-18 6:04:22 PM  
Saw the blimp and the protests in London on vacation.  It also turned up in Scotland in our second leg.  Somewhat disappoint it didn't turn up in Dublin on our last leg, but overall, were very impressed with our friends across the pond.
 
2021-01-18 6:05:08 PM  
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2021-01-18 6:08:19 PM  
Makes sense. After all, I've seen it in your peritoneum.
 
2021-01-18 6:09:36 PM  
Meh.... maybe an unpopular opinion here, but I always hated that balloon. Seems like a lot of effort went into it for nothing. You can't insult people who live in an alternate reality. Just my two cents. He deserves far worse than to be remembered by a cutesy balloon caricature, and the museum space deserves better too.
 
2021-01-18 6:10:27 PM  
I would like to see it added to the Thanksgiving day parade in NYC so spectators can point and laugh as it goes by for many years to come. Oh, and change the route so it goes by Drumpf Towet.
 
2021-01-18 6:15:21 PM  

noitsnot: iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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Haha charade you are


Roger Waters - Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Live)
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2021-01-18 6:15:54 PM  

Fizzy_Pop: Meh.... maybe an unpopular opinion here, but I always hated that balloon. Seems like a lot of effort went into it for nothing. You can't insult people who live in an alternate reality. Just my two cents. He deserves far worse than to be remembered by a cutesy balloon caricature, and the museum space deserves better too.


From all accounts, being called a baby is the worst insult ever.

Prolly cuz he's heard it so often.

/diaper don
 
2021-01-18 6:18:29 PM  

Nah'mean: I would like to see it added to the Thanksgiving day parade in NYC so spectators can point and laugh as it goes by for many years to come. Oh, and change the route so it goes by Drumpf Towet.


Never work. Upon its first appearance in Murica, the cops will pull it down and destroy it.
 
2021-01-18 6:19:25 PM  
That's a shame.  It could have been put up in Aberdeen, Scotland.
 
2021-01-18 6:20:37 PM  

Fizzy_Pop: Meh.... maybe an unpopular opinion here, but I always hated that balloon. Seems like a lot of effort went into it for nothing. You can't insult people who live in an alternate reality. Just my two cents. He deserves far worse than to be remembered by a cutesy balloon caricature, and the museum space deserves better too.


I kind of agree but I think the main point was just getting under that extremely thin skin. He apparently HATED it and it just emphasized how much the world sentiment was totally against him. Supposedly he repeatedly asked for it to be shot down. There are two incidents in which the cultists have obliged with knife attacks
'Baby Trump' balloon stabbed and deflated at Alabama protest
 
2021-01-18 6:21:24 PM  
Ark of Arts, here I come. I'm going to be huuuge.

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2021-01-18 6:27:21 PM  

UltimaCS: Didn't the Trumpers get all indignant and try to commission one of some British politician? Then they found out you can't get 2-day Prime delivery on something like that. Did anything ever come of that?


Yeah, I think it was Sadiq Khan, mayor of London.
 
2021-01-18 6:33:19 PM  
Perhaps a resident near Mar-a-largo could fly it.
 
2021-01-18 6:33:34 PM  
Where did they steal it from?
 
2021-01-18 6:34:34 PM  

Superjoe: noitsnot: iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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Haha charade you are

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That's the best thing I've seen this century.
 
2021-01-18 6:47:00 PM  

Cormee: UltimaCS: Didn't the Trumpers get all indignant and try to commission one of some British politician? Then they found out you can't get 2-day Prime delivery on something like that. Did anything ever come of that?

Yeah, I think it was Sadiq Khan, mayor of London.


Thanks for the lead. It turns out the douche canoe who promised the Sadiq Khan balloon actually made one instead of pocketing the money, which is pretty good for most Trump supporters. It took 2 months to finally make it, but good for him. He literally has zero other claims to fame other than a) whining about being called a Nazi and b) getting outed for being a Nazi on Twitter and deleting his account. Fancy that.
 
2021-01-18 6:50:18 PM  

berylman: 42 hours to ignition!


Here's a little python script to count down.  No indentation needed so it should copypasta okay (unless fark figures out some novel way to screw things up):


#!/usr/bin/python
import sys, time
o = sys.stdout
t = 1611162000 - time.time()
if t <= 0: sys.exit(1)
n,t = divmod(t, 3600)
o.write('%dh ' % n)
o.write('%dm %ds\n' % divmod(t, 60))
 
2021-01-18 7:02:06 PM  
That's too bad. Hopefully some of the neighbors around Mar-a-Lago can borrow it for a bit (or get replicas).
 
2021-01-18 7:05:35 PM  
jesus christ what the fark

hey everyone, remember when our stupid stupid system of government erratically managed to put a fascist in power, and then precluded us from removing him, then our only recourse was to weakly make fun of him because he was farking weird looking and his rise to power and continued support was completely inexplicable?
 
2021-01-18 7:09:35 PM  

moothemagiccow: jesus christ what the fark

hey everyone, remember when our stupid stupid system of government erratically managed to put a fascist in power, and then precluded us from removing him, then our only recourse was to weakly make fun of him because he was farking weird looking and his rise to power and continued support was completely inexplicable?


hmmm... not ringing any bells...
 
2021-01-18 7:21:55 PM  
The Biden balloon is in a basement guarded  by 500 "Vetted" security.  It will never see the light of day.
 
2021-01-18 7:22:45 PM  

wage0048: That's too bad. Hopefully some of the neighbors around Mar-a-Lago can borrow it for a bit (or get replicas).


That would be sweet
 
2021-01-18 8:08:10 PM  
I remember when it was first introduced as a blimp and they got aviation permits and all sorts of crazy stuff around it, only for it to be a balloon that was tiny compared to what was suggested.
 
2021-01-18 8:11:53 PM  
Why not over one of his golf courses?
 
2021-01-18 8:16:35 PM  

WhippingBoi: moothemagiccow: jesus christ what the fark

hey everyone, remember when our stupid stupid system of government erratically managed to put a fascist in power, and then precluded us from removing him, then our only recourse was to weakly make fun of him because he was farking weird looking and his rise to power and continued support was completely inexplicable?

hmmm... not ringing any bells...


I was going to say Thatcher but damn if the pronouns were off
 
2021-01-18 8:21:20 PM  

wiredroach: Ark of Arts, here I come. I'm going to be huuuge.

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came to post this- you are awesome.
that scene is such a surreal tangent in the (excellent) movie.  i should really read the book.
 
2021-01-18 11:43:41 PM  
They should donate one to the Trump Presidential Library.
 
2021-01-19 12:59:06 AM  

Raoul Eaton: They should donate one to the Trump Presidential Library.


Wherever he opens his "Library", I should open a Trump Lyberry nearby so that many of his illiterate followers will end up there instead. I'll charge by weight, so I should do really well.
 
2021-01-19 2:36:55 AM  

TheManofPA: WhippingBoi: moothemagiccow: jesus christ what the fark

hey everyone, remember when our stupid stupid system of government erratically managed to put a fascist in power, and then precluded us from removing him, then our only recourse was to weakly make fun of him because he was farking weird looking and his rise to power and continued support was completely inexplicable?

hmmm... not ringing any bells...

I was going to say Thatcher but damn if the pronouns were off


We'll preface any Thatcher references with "bus stop rat bag" for convenient identification

/farked up old hag may well see an airing to boot
 
2021-01-19 2:51:46 AM  

Fizzy_Pop: Meh.... maybe an unpopular opinion here, but I always hated that balloon. Seems like a lot of effort went into it for nothing. You can't insult people who live in an alternate reality. Just my two cents. He deserves far worse than to be remembered by a cutesy balloon caricature, and the museum space deserves better too.


it's going in as part of an exhibition of artefacts related to the history of protests in London. Not sure what else is going to be in that gallery yet, but it's a museum space being specifically created for it.

Also that picture of Battersea power station up there is *really* old, the area around there doesn't look like that anymore... it's surrounded now by dozens of high rise blocks of offices and apartments (and is also where the new US embassy that Trump hates is)
 
2021-01-19 3:18:50 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: noitsnot: iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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Haha charade you are

Less than a minute?  It's going to be that kind of day isn't it?

<½ a minute. With an intervening comment between the two. How often does that happen?
 
2021-01-19 4:52:48 AM  

UltimaCS: Didn't the Trumpers get all indignant and try to commission one of some British politician? Then they found out you can't get 2-day Prime delivery on something like that. Did anything ever come of that?


They were selling the bunkie ones at rallies. Anything for a buck. I don't know if it was Larry, Darryl or Darryl.
 
2021-01-19 9:35:02 AM  
Yes. In a dusty warehouse behind a "museum", deflated and folded up. Crybabies had a good run..
 
2021-01-19 10:23:27 AM  

iron de havilland: Could display it in Battersea.

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I just love you so much.
 
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