5.27.2008

Some days are like this.

I think I found the Poster Child for the Blackboard Sessions.

NORTH BATTLEFORD (AFP) - French skydiver Michel Fournier's bid to set a new altitude freefall record was scuppered Tuesday when the balloon that was to carry him into the stratosphere separated from his gondola.

The balloon had been scheduled to take off at around 4:30 am (1030 GMT) from North Battleford in western Canada's Saskatchewan province, but somehow detached from the gondola and drifted away, leaving the 64-year old parachutist behind on the ground.

3 comments:

Brian said...

I'm not sure of the significance of this, but North Battleford SK is the place where the Latter Rain Movement really took off. William Branham was often there and everything. How this is connected to a French guy dropping from 150,000 km above the earth at over 1000mph, I'm not sure...but surely its connected :)

Amanda Beattie said...

Firstly, that story is awesome.

Secondly, "scuppered" has to be one of the coolest words I've learned in a long time. I have to find a way to use it in conversation now...

chuck said...

Not only is he the poster child but he has added another topic: "Ugh! (What to do when you feel like Charlie Brown missing the football...Again.)