Q: DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE HELIUM MAGNATE WHO DIED IN A BALLOONING ACCIDENT

A: HE GOT HIGH ON HIS OWN SUPPLY

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Q: ACTUALLY HOT AIR BALLOONS USE HEATED AIR, NOT HELIUM, TO ACHIEVE BUOYANCY, SO--

A: GET OUT OF MY HOUSE

@joshmillard you could have just gone with "ZEPPELINING ACCIDENT" and then followed up with a Stairway reference BUT NO YOU HAD TO HOT AIR BALLOON, DIDN'T YOU

@phooky TECHNICALLY I JUST SAID "BALLOONING", MY FOLLOW UP MERELY ANTICIPATES THE SMALL-MINDEDNESS OF MY READERS IN ASSUMING THAT (A) THE BALLOONS IN QUESTION WHERE HOT-AIR BALLOONS AND THAT (B) I WOULD NOT HAVE MYSELF MOVED THROUGH THAT CHAIN OF THOUGHT ALREADY

PERHAPS THE HELIUM MAGNATE TIED MANY HELIUM BALLOONS TO A CHAIR

GIVEN THE RELATIVE SAFETY OF HOT-AIR BALLOONS COMPARED TO SUCH A RAMSHACKLE INVENTION, THIS IS EVEN NARRATIVELY SELF-CONSISTENT

@joshmillard *grumbles of revolution as he shoulders his pick and returns to helium mines*

@joshmillard *designs guillotine in which balloon-actuated blade sweeps upwards, not downwards*
*accidentally returns plutocrats to life*

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