One moment: The balloon goodbye

We interrupt the steady drumbeat of depressing news for this message: It’s not all bad out there.

Lucas Jatoba, an advertising executive, was leaving fond memories behind when he moved from Barcelona to Australia, so he sent seven balloons aloft with tickets to a play. Then, when a business heard about it, it donated 250 more and he repeated the stunt.

The event was reported by the blog, mUmBrella, which also featured one of the funniest comments reacting to the story:

“That’s nice. When I left London, I went out and got absolutely wankered, vomitted in a cab, then again on Battersea Bridge. Not really the same is it?”


  • vjacobsen


    That’s what you need here. More comments that used the term “wankered”.

  • Wanda H

    Sigh ditto,

    All I can think of is some poor animal/bird choking on the spent Mylar balloons.

  • cabbey

    Just for Veronica, I shall endeavor to use “wankered” (and other britisms) more often in comments on newscut. 🙂

  • Bob Collins

    You public radio types are such a buzzkill. (g)