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pierre_pierre
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is this a classic comment

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But a spokesperson for the British School of Ballooning said it is quite normal for the balloons to be low when they are coming into land.


http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/braintree_news/8449052.A_bit_too_close_for_comfort/?re...



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Re: is this a classic comment

What do people expect them to do? Pull the chord to let all the air out when they are still 100ft or so up? Bumpy wouldn't be adequate to describe the landing!
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Re: is this a classic comment

nah, that can't be right.  don't they land at 100 feet and rising?  who writes this stuff?
pierre_pierre
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Re: is this a classic comment

well the locals do call it the Brainless and Witless Rag