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(ESPN)   Nebraska ends its tradition of releasing balloons after the first touchdown of home games due to A) realizing the tradition is tacky B) concerns over pollution C) helium shortage exacerbated by the war in Ukraine?   (espn.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, athletic director Trev Alberts, global helium shortage, Airship, Chicago Bears, Balloons, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  
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2022-05-24 6:13:03 AM  
just use hydrogen instead. problem solved.
 
2022-05-24 6:14:59 AM  
Not scoring touchdowns?
 
2022-05-24 7:02:19 AM  
Equivalent to throwing your trash in the air.

Somebody thinking out there??
 
2022-05-24 7:03:05 AM  

virulent_loser: just use hydrogen instead. problem solved.


Cornhusker Touchdown!

*KABOOM*

Flatten that stadium like the rest of the state.
 
2022-05-24 7:34:43 AM  

togaman2k: virulent_loser: just use hydrogen instead. problem solved.

Cornhusker Touchdown!

*KABOOM*

Flatten that stadium like the rest of the state.


I don't think Nebraska can be further flattened.
 
2022-05-24 7:47:30 AM  

JerseyTim: Not scoring touchdowns?


They score touchdowns, they just lose to everyone by 2.
 
2022-05-24 8:05:16 AM  

virulent_loser: just use hydrogen instead. problem solved.


Or acetylene
 
2022-05-24 8:47:03 AM  

wheresmypen: Equivalent to throwing your trash in the air.

Somebody thinking out there??


Nebraskan here. This always boggled my mind. Surely we can start a new 'tradition' that doesn't involve polluting the environment.
 
2022-05-24 9:37:14 AM  
Maybe NORAD asked them to stop, it was making them nervous.

NENA | 99 Red Balloons [1984] (Official HD Music Video)
Youtube hiwgOWo7mDc
 
2022-05-24 10:20:22 AM  

hobnail: Maybe NORAD asked them to stop, it was making them nervous.

[YouTube video: NENA | 99 Red Balloons [1984] (Official HD Music Video)]


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2022-05-24 10:39:33 AM  
Pfffffft, buncha amateurs.

The Doomed Cleveland Balloonfest of '86
Youtube n0CT8zrw6lw


"We're a happening city, we are on the move. It is no longer the butt of jokes or anything."
 
2022-05-24 11:07:39 AM  

virulent_loser: just use hydrogen instead. problem solved.


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2022-05-24 11:11:51 AM  
For whatever reason it happened - good.
 
2022-05-24 11:16:04 AM  

FlashHarry: wheresmypen: Equivalent to throwing your trash in the air.

Somebody thinking out there??

Nebraskan here. This always boggled my mind. Surely we can start a new 'tradition' that doesn't involve polluting the environment.


Agreed.

Didn't even know about this tradition but sending 80,000 balloons into the air seems like a bad idea.

/UW Alum
 
2022-05-24 11:23:27 AM  

FlashHarry: wheresmypen: Equivalent to throwing your trash in the air.

Somebody thinking out there??

Nebraskan here. This always boggled my mind. Surely we can start a new 'tradition' that doesn't involve polluting the environment.


The "N" stands for Knowledge Environmentally Responsible.
 
2022-05-24 12:29:02 PM  
I just watched the Corner Gas episode where they discussed why the fear of balloons is called globophobia.
 
2022-05-24 1:54:26 PM  

DRTFA: I just watched the Corner Gas episode where they discussed why the fear of balloons is called globophobia.


Here's the opposite.

Meet The Man Who Is Sexually Attracted To Balloons | My Strange Addiction
Youtube U9v8CjL3Do4
 
2022-05-24 1:59:39 PM  

Cajnik: DRTFA: I just watched the Corner Gas episode where they discussed why the fear of balloons is called globophobia.

Here's the opposite.

[YouTube video: Meet The Man Who Is Sexually Attracted To Balloons | My Strange Addiction]


Rule 42 is alive and well.
 
2022-05-24 2:11:50 PM  

This is not your personal erotica site: Cajnik: DRTFA: I just watched the Corner Gas episode where they discussed why the fear of balloons is called globophobia.

Here's the opposite.

[YouTube video: Meet The Man Who Is Sexually Attracted To Balloons | My Strange Addiction]

Rule 42 is alive and well.


Username checks out
 
2022-05-24 2:23:51 PM  

Cajnik: DRTFA: I just watched the Corner Gas episode where they discussed why the fear of balloons is called globophobia.

Here's the opposite.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U9v8CjL3Do4]


No guy is going to watch that. Put a chick on there and sure, just not a guy.
 
2022-05-24 2:24:50 PM  
A lot of noble gas comes from Ukraine...including neon, which is a major component in manufacturing semiconductors...which means that shortage isn't letting up for awhile...
 
2022-05-24 11:27:11 PM  

Cajnik: DRTFA: I just watched the Corner Gas episode where they discussed why the fear of balloons is called globophobia.

Here's the opposite.

[YouTube video: Meet The Man Who Is Sexually Attracted To Balloons | My Strange Addiction]


They're called looners.

/someone I work with spelled "lunar" as "looner", someone else looked it up and we've used it to mock him since
 
2022-05-25 4:31:19 PM  
Mizzou used to throw oranges on the field for the first touchdown back when they had a snowball's chance of having a positive record, let alone going to the Orange Bowl.
 
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