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The truncated balloon fiesta

By johnboy - 13 March 2007 15

The Canberra Times reports that for the cost of a statue of Al Grassby, the Balloon Fiesta has been cut back from a nine day event to a four day event.

Don’t you love this Government which gives you less of what you want and more of what you don’t?

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15 Responses to
The truncated balloon fiesta
schmerica_ 9:32 am 14 Mar 07

Maybe it was just an old balloon

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:16 am 14 Mar 07

Nothing odd about them merging (not as if they were really separate anyway), it was just amusing that the balloon still has the old logos. However I’m sure it costs a small fortune to advertise on hot air balloons, and I can understand it not being updated.

And I thought the paragraph was self-explanatory…

schmerica_ 11:25 pm 13 Mar 07

Hey, SGS, what was so odd about the all the banks joining together?

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 3:42 pm 13 Mar 07

None taken Thumper, it wasn’t meant to be serious anyway…just a bit of fun when the balloon came very close to a building.

Thumper 12:36 pm 13 Mar 07

Sorry, ‘balloon’…

Thumper 12:34 pm 13 Mar 07

I must admit, I found SGS’s baloon expose was pretty funny as well.

Kind of like the 60s and cold war stuff….

No offence there SGS 🙂

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 12:31 pm 13 Mar 07

Here’s the link if you want to know what bonfire is going on about.

bonfire 11:57 am 13 Mar 07

peopel should go to sgs site anfd look at his expose on baloons attacking civic.

he and his dog and the captain and the thompson twins raced around civic capturing evidence of this unprovoked balloon attack.

andy 11:50 am 13 Mar 07

SGS – you need to understand that CT need to wait for someone else to publish the news first.. otherwise they don’t publish it.

wtf is a balloon fiesta anyway ?

Growling Ferret 10:15 am 13 Mar 07

Maybe Jack was the mystery person in Jan 2003…

louise 9:51 am 13 Mar 07

And CT still managed to put the government spin on it.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 9:48 am 13 Mar 07

Took them (CT) long enough, the four day event has been advertised on the Balloon Fiesta website for weeks, possibly months.

Hasdrubahl 9:41 am 13 Mar 07

Any truth in the rumour that one of the balloons will be in the shape of Mr Grassby?

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:41 am 13 Mar 07

I agree with johnboy and bonfire. Can a drunken threesome be far off?

bonfire 9:39 am 13 Mar 07

gold johnboy gold

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