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I don’t feel like being serious today. Found this over at Power and Control:

A woman in a hot-air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault."


  1. RAB says:

    Good joke Cats.

    Talking of hot air Balloons, Bristol is the balloon capital of the world, and the Bristol Balloon Fiesta is on in a couple of weeks.
    If the weather is right there are mass ascents of hundreds of them at the same time, all kinds of shapes and sizes, 6in the morning and six at night.
    I am fortunate to have most of them drift over my house at about 50feet.

    It is quite a spectacle. I anyone out there is in the Bristol area on the weekend of the 6th of August, it is well worth a look. Drop in for a beer too if you like.

  2. CountingCats says:

    I’ll try to make it.

  3. RobtE says:

    Hmm. The decimal minutes are a little odd, but we can fix that easily enough. I make it 31 14′ 58.2″ N, 100 49′ 5.4″ W. I wonder what happens when you plug that in to Google Earth…

    Oh look, a line of trees along a country road outside Mertzon, Texas. :-)

  4. RAB says:

    Well Cats, I would love to see ya!

    But as Ronnie Barker said in his piss take of the old Hovis adverts,

    It’s a bugger of a long way for a loaf of bread!

    Or to watch a few hundred balloons float over my house ;-)

    But you are welcome anytime.

  5. Sunfish says:

    I heard a different punch line.

    “That’s it, we’re in Seattle.”

    “How do you know?”

    “That must be the Microsoft tech-support building. The answer was technically correct but completely useless.”

  6. Daphne says:

    I Love This!

    I am so stealing it from you, Mr. Cats.

  7. CountingCats says:

    I stole it from Power and Control.

    Knock yourself out.

    Sharing like this, just goes to show; we don’t object to socialism per se, just to the compulsion.

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