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BALLOON CRASHES AT MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE

Posted on 11/24/2005 8:36:39 AM PST by EDINVA

M&M baloon crashes at Macy's THanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, per NBC coverage of parade.


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KEYWORDS: hatewhenthathappens; macys; newyork; parade; thanksgiving; thanksgivingparade

1 posted on 11/24/2005 8:36:39 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Did the chocolate balloon crash into a peanut butter balloon?


2 posted on 11/24/2005 8:37:39 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: EDINVA

Pictures?


3 posted on 11/24/2005 8:38:02 AM PST by brivette
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To: EDINVA

Geez, I hope it weasn't Scooby.


4 posted on 11/24/2005 8:38:15 AM PST by Eagles Talon IV
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To: Eagles Talon IV

Please say it took out Katie Couric.


5 posted on 11/24/2005 8:38:53 AM PST by LS
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To: coloradan

apparenly balloon crashed into lamppost, light crashed down on spectator (same thing happened in '97) apparently not seriously injured (but try telling THAT to her attorney)


6 posted on 11/24/2005 8:38:54 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Did it top this?


7 posted on 11/24/2005 8:39:05 AM PST by TomServo ("Aunt Bea- after dark.")
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To: EDINVA

Bush's fault!!


8 posted on 11/24/2005 8:39:11 AM PST by Harold Hill (I always think there's a band, kid)
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To: Harold Hill

"Bush's fault!!"

we KNOW that !


9 posted on 11/24/2005 8:39:58 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Anybody hurt?


10 posted on 11/24/2005 8:40:13 AM PST by hawkaw
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To: coloradan
Did the chocolate balloon crash into a peanut butter balloon?

"You got peanut butter on my chocolate!"
"You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!"

"Mmmmmm!"

11 posted on 11/24/2005 8:41:55 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: Harold Hill

Bush Lied About Pre-parade Wind Forecasts!


12 posted on 11/24/2005 8:41:56 AM PST by bvw
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To: brivette

hey, it's just breaking ... you could (if you have the stomach) turn to CBS ... sorry it's not NBC (I just knew I was in net turf, might as well be Mars to me)


13 posted on 11/24/2005 8:42:34 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: All
November 26, 1998
Web posted at: 9:46 a.m. EST (1446 GMT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Spectators lining New York's streets should feel safer Thursday, as marching bands, giant balloons and floats make their way along the route for the 72nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade began about 9 a.m. EST at the American Museum of Natural History. It goes south on Central Park West to Columbus Circle, and then south on Broadway, through Times Square, ending in front of Macy's flagship store in Herald Square.

Parade organizers and a mayoral committee have spent the past year figuring out how to avoid a repeat of the disaster that occurred last year, when high winds caused the Cat in the Hat balloon to knock a lamppost into the crowd.

Kathleen Caronna, a Manhattan resident, suffered a skull fracture from falling debris and was in a coma for nearly a month.

Caronna, who is still recovering and says the accident caused permanent brain damage, filed a $395 million lawsuit against the city, Macy's and the lamppost manufacturer.

The Cat in the Hat balloon has been retired after last year's accident

This year, balloons can be no larger than 70 feet high, 78 feet long and 40 feet wide. That meant bidding farewell to a few lumbering creatures: the Pink Panther, Woody Woodpecker and the Cat in the Hat.

http://www.cnn.com/US/9811/26/macys.parade.01/


14 posted on 11/24/2005 8:43:03 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: EDINVA
apparently not seriously injured (but try telling THAT to her attorney)

My liver! My liver!

Obscure Beavis & Butthead reference . . .
15 posted on 11/24/2005 8:43:29 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Cboldt
November 26, 1998 Web posted at: 9:46 a.m. EST (1446 GMT)

WTF!!???

16 posted on 11/24/2005 8:44:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: Cboldt

Sorry...didn't read the whole thing. Thought this was a news realease about the M&M float.


17 posted on 11/24/2005 8:45:30 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸Ooooh...I think I over-medicated¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

A previous incident.


18 posted on 11/24/2005 8:46:22 AM PST by keat (Who the f___ is I. Lewis Libby?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Similar accident happened in 1997 - the posted article gives some of the details.

News about today's incident is uncertain/developing. No report of any serious injuries, and hopefully there were none.

19 posted on 11/24/2005 8:46:28 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: bvw

We should withdraw all balloons immediately!


20 posted on 11/24/2005 8:48:36 AM PST by Harold Hill (I always think there's a band, kid)
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To: Harold Hill
NO BALLOONS FOR OIL !!!!!!!!
21 posted on 11/24/2005 8:55:07 AM PST by cmsgop ( Bill Clinton's License Plate..... "Herpes 1")
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To: TomServo

22 posted on 11/24/2005 9:01:23 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: TomServo

23 posted on 11/24/2005 9:04:09 AM PST by solitas
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To: Tijeras_Slim

yeah, awright - I should've scrolled to the bottom of the screen before posting... but mine's bigger! :)


24 posted on 11/24/2005 9:05:14 AM PST by solitas
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To: EDINVA


A balloon lays on the street after it hit a light pole on Broadway during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

Emergency technicians move an injured spectator to a waiting ambulance after she was struck by a falling lamp post that was hit by a balloon during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 24, 2005. REUTERS/Keith Bedford
25 posted on 11/24/2005 9:26:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: EDINVA

Hopefully not in your hands!!!


26 posted on 11/24/2005 9:26:52 AM PST by pookie18 ((Hillary Rotten) Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: TomServo

27 posted on 11/24/2005 9:29:31 AM PST by kingattax
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To: Tijeras_Slim

shouldn't that be hugh manatee ?


28 posted on 11/24/2005 9:34:23 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Tijeras_Slim; solitas; kingattax

LOL to all three of you!!


29 posted on 11/24/2005 9:45:33 AM PST by TomServo ("Aunt Bea- after dark.")
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To: EDINVA

30 posted on 11/24/2005 10:00:40 AM PST by ChefKeith ( If Diplomacy worked, then we would be sitting here talking...)
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To: LS

The stupid woman can't get her facts staright even when she doesn't have a political agenda.

She confidently announced that the Leaning Tower of Pisa "took 700 years to build"

It was started in 1173 and finished in 1360


31 posted on 11/24/2005 12:20:56 PM PST by Wil H
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To: LS

Merely out of curiosity: did katie/mat & the other happy idiots even MENTION the incident? Or is it something they thought the viewers didn't need to know?


32 posted on 11/25/2005 5:21:26 AM PST by solitas
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