Sunday, April 27, 2008

Party On, Party Balloon Priest



Just want to give a shout-out to Father Adelir Antonio de Carli, the Brazilian priest who got carried away by party balloons and is still missing. In case you missed it, this is a true story. Father deCarli was trying to break a world record for being held aloft by helium balloons. He may have inadvertantly broken the record for stupidity. Or "Most Festive Suicide". Yes, I will feel like a really bad Catholic if they find his body in the next few days. But for now, I'd like to imagine that he's enjoying the ride through the stratosphere, just a fun-lovin' guy without a backup plan. Party on, Dude.

4 comments:

Val @ Stinky said...

That cracks me up....I just watched the video on this!

I guess they still haven't found him.

Anonymous said...

LOL-wow! How do you stay on top of all the news like you do? I missed this one xxoo,Lynne

Dorky Dad said...

He's missing? Don't these people have parachutes?

But now I have "Up ... up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful baloooooooooooon" in my head.

Glifford said...

Sadly they did find his body!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7360416.stm

Cheers,

Glifford.