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   Will there be a catastrophic balloon failure? Why is there no Pony balloon yet? Will Kareem Abdul-Jabbar drag a Walton and Lanier float up and down 6th Avenue for 48 minutes? It's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 AM on NBC

22 Nov 2012 08:00 AM   |   1040 clicks   |   Today
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Shadow Blasko     
We had all the balloon ponies we need last Saturday...

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22 Nov 2012 06:59 AM
JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  
It's also on CBS.

WGN is showing the Chicago parade, which is like the NYC parade but with a lot more cheese and not as good.

22 Nov 2012 07:41 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

JerseyTim: It's also on CBS.

WGN is showing the Chicago parade, which is like the NYC parade but with a lot more cheese and not as good.


Is it?

When I was flipping through the channel guide, only NBC specifically said "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade".

ABC is doing some parade from Philly. DC's Newschannel 8 is doing a parade from Maryland.

22 Nov 2012 07:44 AM
JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  

FirstNationalBastard: JerseyTim: It's also on CBS.

WGN is showing the Chicago parade, which is like the NYC parade but with a lot more cheese and not as good.

Is it?

When I was flipping through the channel guide, only NBC specifically said "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade".

ABC is doing some parade from Philly. DC's Newschannel 8 is doing a parade from Maryland.


It is in New York. Maybe it's only local.

22 Nov 2012 07:48 AM
tomo12144     
I'm deployed and it's not on TV. Anyone got a source of a live stream?

22 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
mat catastrophe     

22 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
BalugaJoe     
Not very windy here. Everything should be ok.

22 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
starlost     
wgn-msdonald's thanksgiving parade.
drinking game---take a drink every time they mention ronald mcdonald house.

/just guessing. i've never watched it and didn't know mcd was involved.

22 Nov 2012 08:05 AM
Schroedinger's Glory Hole     

tomo12144: I'm deployed and it's not on TV. Anyone got a source of a live stream?


Where the fark are you deployed that you have enough bandwidth to stream video without kicking everyone out of the MWR?

22 Nov 2012 08:05 AM
gilatrout     
Last time I had a balloon failure, I ended up with a kid I had to take to a parade.

22 Nov 2012 08:06 AM
BronyMedic     
Wait, there's a pony balloon?

22 Nov 2012 08:07 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
After Rick Astley showing up on a float, the Macy's parade has jumped the shark.

22 Nov 2012 08:08 AM
Ni!     

tomo12144: I'm deployed and it's not on TV. Anyone got a source of a live stream?


Try here or here. :)

22 Nov 2012 08:08 AM
smadge1     
Didn't you hear there was a worldwide shortage of helium? Stop this madness, they need the helium for science.

22 Nov 2012 08:09 AM
starlost     
favorite ballons
underdog
bullwinkle
kermit the frog

/yeah i'm old

22 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
tomo12144     

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Where the fark are you deployed


I'm in Antarctica. I'm hoping because it's on at 3AM local time there will be enough bandwidth. Everyone is asleep.

22 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
Shadow Blasko     

smadge1: Didn't you hear there was a worldwide shortage of helium? Stop this madness, they need the helium for science.


It can be reclaimed.

/probably isn't, but could be.

22 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Wait, there's a pony balloon?


Only during the clone blowing up process.

22 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
Schroedinger's Glory Hole     

tomo12144: Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Where the fark are you deployed

I'm in Antarctica. I'm hoping because it's on at 3AM local time there will be enough bandwidth. Everyone is asleep.


You should be working on getting Farkers to send you acid and booze if you're in Antarctica. shiat, at least there was plenty of hash in Afghanistan. Just wondering, did you piss someone off to get sent there or is there a reasonable circumstance that I can't imagine? Antarctica. fark.

22 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
Shadow Blasko     

FirstNationalBastard: BronyMedic: Wait, there's a pony balloon?

Only during the clone blowing up process.


Did you see the "dark alternate ending" on MLB?

22 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
McManus_brothers     
Surely you can't be serious, submitter.

22 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
BronyMedic     

McManus_brothers: Surely you can't be serious, submitter.


Stop calling him Shirley.

22 Nov 2012 08:23 AM
Im_Gumby    [TotalFark]  

McManus_brothers: Surely you can't be serious, submitter.


Not subby, but this is a different kind of thread all together.

22 Nov 2012 08:24 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

Im_Gumby: McManus_brothers: Surely you can't be serious, submitter.

Not subby, but this is a different kind of thread all together.


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I just want to tell you both "good luck". We're all counting on you.

22 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
Earguy    [TotalFark]  
I'm reading that Sesame Street's Elmo will be on a float this year, but not a giant balloon. I wonder how TV coverage will handle it.

-Announcers do not mention Elmo at all, anything we see on TV will be fleeting, in a wide shot, or accidental.
-"Loved by children around the world, Elmo is on the float, dancing with his friends" - Ignore the situation.
-A brief mention of the problems Kevin Clash has had, but in spite of that, Children's Television Workshop has vowed to carry on.

I doubt the third one would happen, But do we want to take bets?

22 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     

Ni!: tomo12144: I'm deployed and it's not on TV. Anyone got a source of a live stream?

Try here or here. :)


Any site that pops up this annoying dialog box...
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Deserves Zero traffic.

This needs a firefox extension..if anyone knows a way to thwart this, please let me know.

22 Nov 2012 08:32 AM
sexorcisst     
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22 Nov 2012 08:33 AM
Ni!     

Day_Old_Dutchie: Ni!: tomo12144: I'm deployed and it's not on TV. Anyone got a source of a live stream?

Try here or here. :)

Any site that pops up this annoying dialog box...
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Deserves Zero traffic.

This needs a firefox extension..if anyone knows a way to thwart this, please let me know.


:( sorry! It didn't do it for me.

22 Nov 2012 08:35 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

Earguy: I'm reading that Sesame Street's Elmo will be on a float this year, but not a giant balloon. I wonder how TV coverage will handle it.

-Announcers do not mention Elmo at all, anything we see on TV will be fleeting, in a wide shot, or accidental.
-"Loved by children around the world, Elmo is on the float, dancing with his friends" - Ignore the situation.
-A brief mention of the problems Kevin Clash has had, but in spite of that, Children's Television Workshop has vowed to carry on.

I doubt the third one would happen, But do we want to take bets?


I'd pay to see option 4... they have a young, metrosexual announcer who breaks down in tears, screaming "OH GOD, NOW I REMEMBER! HE KEPT SAYING 'ELMO LOVES YOU! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! THAT TICKLES!" AS HE THRUST HIS THROBBING COCK IN MY VIRGIN ANUS! IT'S NOT A CHICKEN, IT'S A BAAAAYYYBBBBYYYYY! I REMEMBERRRRRR!', and they just cut to commercial.

22 Nov 2012 08:37 AM
Pick13     
Went to Macy's Website to look at the lineup

What a crappy website that will slow your computer down to a crawl or either crash it

22 Nov 2012 08:38 AM
SecretAgentWoman    [TotalFark]  
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"Elmo is ready for his tickles, now! Wait...where is everybody going?"

22 Nov 2012 08:40 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

Pick13: Went to Macy's Website to look at the lineup

What a crappy website that will slow your computer down to a crawl or either crash it


Did no one tell them we hated mandatory flash animation in 1999?

However, I see there's a Pillsbury Doughboy balloon. I've always liked that little farker.

22 Nov 2012 08:41 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

mat catastrophe: For the good of humanity, we need to end this parade.


Switch to hydrogen.

22 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
CipollinaFan    [TotalFark]  

Generation_D: mat catastrophe: For the good of humanity, we need to end this parade.

Switch to hydrogen.


Only for the manatee baloon.

22 Nov 2012 08:47 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  

CipollinaFan: Generation_D: mat catastrophe: For the good of humanity, we need to end this parade.

Switch to hydrogen.

Only for the manatee balloon.


I've heard that's huge.

22 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
Shadow Blasko     
Am I here?

22 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
BronyMedic     

FirstNationalBastard: I've heard that's huge.


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Suuper Huge.

Shadow Blasko: Am I here?


Is this real, or is this a fantasy?

22 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
Shadow Blasko     

BronyMedic: FirstNationalBastard: I've heard that's huge.

[img178.imageshack.us image 640x495]

Suuper Huge.

Shadow Blasko: Am I here?

Is this real, or is this a fantasy?


I was just wondering. I've had a hell of a fever for a couple days and I wasn't sure if I was actually..

You know what I mean.

Sometimes you just don't know if you are watching a movie of yourself doing what you do.

22 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
Hand Banana     
The Macy's parade only has old has old floats nobody gives a crap about anymore. Ok there are a few classics like Snoopy, but Sonic the Hedgehog? Welcome to the 1990s. Kung Fu Panda? Buzz Lightyear? What a crappy lineup.

22 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
BronyMedic     

Shadow Blasko: was just wondering. I've had a hell of a fever for a couple days and I wasn't sure if I was actually..

You know what I mean.


Yeah, I do.

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104.8 Fever from Strep throat earned me two plates, six titanium screws, and a large amount of wire in my right radius, as well as reconstructive surgery on my wrist when I passed out behind the wheel, hit a ditch, and the airbag popped while my arm was between the steering column and the wheel.

I don't remember the next two weeks from a combination of fever and pain meds.

Shadow Blasko: Sometimes you just don't know if you are watching a movie of yourself doing what you do.


I know EXACTLY where you're coming from, actually. For me, it's adrenaline. I've told people it's like running on autopilot, and watching yourself from above.

/ewww. I have arm hair. Ewwwwwww.
//Sorry for the crappy pic. Dispatching.

22 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
Friction8r     
Pony Balloons? Why not! The Denver Broncos do deserve some recognition after all!

22 Nov 2012 09:03 AM
The Inspector     
What no Pony Float, oh the Humanity err Equinity.

22 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
Shadow Blasko     

BronyMedic: I know EXACTLY where you're coming from, actually. For me, it's adrenaline. I've told people it's like running on autopilot, and watching yourself from above.


Yeah... That's when I know I am actually at "time to do something" sick instead of just "a bit under the weather".

The cutoff for me seems to be around 102.2. Thats when I start feeling like I am just watching myself going through the motions (walking thru the part... [buffy fan]) as a passenger instead of being there.

I spent a night at around 106.4 (temp at admission to ER) when I caught chicken pox while I already had the flu. I still wonder how many brain cells I fried that night.

/All that got me was allergies. Never had them before that fever/chicken pox thing.

22 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
phamwaa     

FirstNationalBastard: Pick13: Went to Macy's Website to look at the lineup

What a crappy website that will slow your computer down to a crawl or either crash it

Did no one tell them we hated mandatory flash animation in 1999?

However, I see there's a Pillsbury Doughboy balloon. I've always liked that little farker.


We need a Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man balloon. Oh, and an ambulance.

22 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

Hand Banana: The Macy's parade only has old has old floats nobody gives a crap about anymore. Ok there are a few classics like Snoopy, but Sonic the Hedgehog? Welcome to the 1990s. Kung Fu Panda? Buzz Lightyear? What a crappy lineup.


parents get to explain to their kids 20th century animated character history, so thats something I guess.

So whats great is out on the west coast we don't get the parade live, it isn't on til 9 am local time. Even though the actual thing is ongoing right now. Kind of stupid but thats network TV for you.

I wonder how many more years network TV will enforce this kind of junk, when streaming media will end-around for those that want to watch live. Eff it we'll watch it live.

22 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  
I haven't watched this in years. This is godawful.

22 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
Skyfrog     
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Rarity is much too dignified to participate in such a vulgar display.

22 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
tshauk     
Why don't I like Savannah Guthrie....... Is it just me?

22 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
Shadow Blasko     

Skyfrog: Rarity is much too dignified to participate in such a vulgar display.


(Throws wedding bouquet)

22 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
BronyMedic     

Shadow Blasko: I spent a night at around 106.4 (temp at admission to ER) when I caught chicken pox while I already had the flu. I still wonder how many brain cells I fried that night.


Holy crap.

105 skin temp is pretty much the point where you start aggressive cooling measures, and finding the reason why you're hot enough to cook an egg. It's the point where the proteins in your brain begin to denature.

Were you an adult when you got the pox?

22 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
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