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    Coming soon over Texas: Giant banana

    Coming soon over Texas: Giant banana
    Artist’s reason for loosing 300-meter balloon to fly over Texas: ‘Why not?’
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3:32 p.m. ET Jan 10, 2007

    TORONTO - Why not release a giant banana in Mexico so it can fly over Texas?

    That's a Montreal artist's reason for releasing a 300-meter (985-foot) banana-shaped airship into the sky late next year.

    The helium-filled balloon, made of bamboo and synthetic paper, is expected to float from Mexico into Texas airspace, where it will circle for up to a month, The Globe and Mail newspaper reported.

    It will drift in a low orbit some 20 to 30 kilometers (12 to 18 miles) above the Earth until it disintegrates.

    The project will cost about Canadian $1 million, roughly one-eighth of which has been raised so far. Federal and Quebec governments have both contributed small amounts.

    Artist Cesar Saez — who was born in Argentina, but now lives in Montreal — said it is up to individual viewers to interpret his art, according to the report.

    "We address advertisement, we address entertainment, we address political issues," Saez was quoted as saying.

    "The issue of migration in the States is another. The banana is built in Mexico and released in Mexico and enters in a furtive way."

    When asked why he wanted to undertake the project, he responded: "Why? Because it's possible. Why not a banana over Texas?"


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    300 yards? Sounds like an airborne hazard to me. I'm not suggesting he shouldn't be allowed to fly it - just that anyone who sees it over their property should be allowed to shoot it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    300 yards? Sounds like an airborne hazard to me. I'm not suggesting he shouldn't be allowed to fly it - just that anyone who sees it over their property should be allowed to shoot it down.

    HAHAHA, That may just happen,, It IS TEXAS after all!
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    It will drift in a low orbit some 20 to 30 kilometers (12 to 18 miles) above the Earth until it disintegrates.
    Think anyone in Texas has a big enough gun?
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    So they plan on leaving it in the air until it disintigrates...


    Wouldn't it fall down as soon as it starts disintigrating??
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    When asked why he wanted to undertake the project, he responded: "Why? Because it's possible. Why not a banana over Texas?"


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    we dont want a banana flying over texas. do you know how many spastic people are going to call on this at work?! we already have tons of people who call the s.o. concernced about the yellow cropduster that flies here and sprays the fields down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilbeck View Post
    we dont want a banana flying over texas. do you know how many spastic people are going to call on this at work?! we already have tons of people who call the s.o. concernced about the yellow cropduster that flies here and sprays the fields down here.
    I'm hoping it gets shot down in the first day or two by some of the Minute Men (thats the guys helping Border Patrol right?) on the border as it floats into the USA.
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    I wonder what it will do if it hits some turbulence from the jet stream on its way to "low earth orbit"? - It can't be very strong

    Bananna bits raining down over half of Texas!!!
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