I seriously do not do well with stupid people. Heavens, I really, really do not do well with stupid people. And I can't think of a single good reason any of us should have to. Nope, not even a single one but do you think it is a bit harsh to tell them of the Darwin Awards?
Don't get me wrong I am totally in favor of some idiots eliminating themselves from the human gene pool in the funniest ways. Yep the Darwin Awards have been announced and after reading the winning entries and getting some entertainment out of it, I am already looking forward to next year. I know it is only January but seriously I can’t wait. The Darwin Awards, and I am sure most readers have heard of them by now, are “Honoring those who improve the species...by accidentally removing themselves from it!”.
My favorite this year though is “Lawnchair Larry” who got an honorable mentioning. He did not actually remove himself from our precious earth but came pretty close or as the website says “Although the stupidity displayed in the following tales stops short of the ultimate sacrifice, we salute the spirit and innovation shown in these misadventures”.
Lawnchair Larry’s adventures date back to 1982. His childhood dream was to be able to fly. He purchased 45 weather balloons which he tied to his lawnchair and filled them with helium. We want to add that he was all grown up by then. He took some sandwiches, Miller Lite, and a pellet gun. He figured he would pop a few of the many balloons when it was time to descend. His plans to float up to 30 feet was crossed when he shot into the L.A. sky like a rocket eventually leveling off at 16, 000 feet. Yes you read that right. 16, 000 feet. He did not dare popping some of his many balloons and thus kept floating through LAX airspace for 14 hours!!!
He eventually shot some of the balloons and slowly descended before getting the tethers caught up in the powerlines and causing a major blackout in Long Beach. He was later arrested.
Well, it is safe to call the man a moron.