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Puffy Treat
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Semi-spoilerific...

Blah-blah Great Voice Talent Ho-Hum Dazzling Animation Yadda Yadda Funny Jokes Ish-Ka-Bibble Fantasical Adventure.

We're onto your formula, Pixar! *shakes fist*

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They seriously just need to replace "Best Animated Picture Award" with "The Movie Pixar Made This Year Award"
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Ah, hubris.
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Raymond Arnold
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Is Is-Ka-Bibble a real phrase? I thought I made it up in 7th grade (or maybe co-made it up with a friend), but maybe said friend heard it elsewhere.
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Mythbusters has forever spoiled the flying-with-balloons thing for me. [Frown]
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Glenn Arnold
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Raym, Here's the wikipedia on Ish Kabibble.

Zach claimed he made it up, but then found it in a very old "Captain Marvel" comic book, which he showed us. The actual quote from the comic book was "Ishkabbible Hatrack." I don't have any idea what the context was.

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Raymond Arnold
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Oh God I actually remember that.
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quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
Mythbusters has forever spoiled the flying-with-balloons thing for me. [Frown]

Didn't they prove that it was plausible? Not to mention that there's documented proof of someone actually doing it?

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They seriously just need to replace "Best Animated Picture Award" with "The Movie Pixar Made This Year Award"
I think that, when it comes time to create the Oscar statuettes, they should just send one to Pixar no questions asked. We don't need the category; lord knows the ceremony could use some shortening!
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Knowing just how feasible it is to take flight with balloons spoils it for you?
I love the fact that I know what it would take to fly myself with balloons.

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Raymond Arnold
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The fact that it's impossible doesn't make you sad, or are you light like that little girl?
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But it's plenty possible.
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Raymond Arnold
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I thought the result was that it only worked on a little girl, because there was a limit on how many balloons you could fill up fast enough to lift a grown man. (Larry the Lawn Chair guy was using Weather balloons, which would work but aren't what's being used in Upô, from what I understand)
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It's a fantasy cartoon, not a science documentary. Pixar is fudging things in favor of a stunning visual. [Smile]
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Yeah, their result was that they had to fill a whole warehouse full of balloons, in order to lift a 3 year old girl.
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Raymond Arnold
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quote:
Originally posted by Puffy Treat:
It's a fantasy cartoon, not a science documentary. Pixar is fudging things in favor of a stunning visual. [Smile]

Oh I'm not doubting that at all. Just commenting on the discussion of real world physics and whether Mythbusters ruined our childhood fantasies or not.
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Actually it's highly possible and is evolving into a sort of hobby called cluster ballooning:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_ballooning

Here's the article on the original Lawn Chair Larry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Walters

Which actually claims that Mythbusters tried it with weather balloons and showed it was possible. One of the shows members rose to 30 feet on a tether.

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Glenn Arnold
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The only mythbusters that I know of that disproved a myth with helium was filling a rubber raft, and throwing a football full of helium.
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