Skip to comments.Artist to Hand Out 10,000 [hot pink] Balloons in Kabul, Afghanistan
Posted on 03/11/2013 12:36:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
Thousands of hot pink balloons will envelop the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, sometime this spring, as a New York-based artist attempts to bring hope and celebration in the form of balloons to the war-torn city.
Yazmany Arboleda, who has produced balloon art installations around the world, will hand out 10,000 balloons filled with messages from supporters around the world. The balloons will be given to adult residents of the city as they go to work one surprise Monday morning, Arboleda told ABC News.
"So in Afghanistan it will be hot pink because it's the color of empowerment for women, and the softness of pink is very important," he said. "But also the palate of the city of Kabul is brown, earth tones, light brown and mellow yellows. The idea of pink will pop against that background."
Individuals from around the world can sponsor a balloon for one dollar, and upload a message of hope to be placed inside the balloon when it is inflated. Volunteers will instruct Kabul residents to pop the balloons at the end of the day and read the messages before discarding the balloon, Arboleda said.
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Has as much chance of working as the current rules of engagement.
This guy is a true dope.
Good luck wif dat buddy. Just hope no soldier has to put his life in danger for this airhead.
So will the “artist” take responsibility for the innocents slaughtered by the taliban for taking part in this event?
The talibutts will probably attach a different piece of his body to each of the 10000 balloons.
I remember when I was going back to college, some retard artists in NYC were placing orange sheets over the paths of Central park. During discussions in a mandatory art class I had to take, I said, “I don’t get it, it doesn’t make sense, how is it art, it doesn’t beautify anything, it’s just orange sheets!” To which someone told me, “It’s art!”
And that’s about all I can say for the thinking process of these kinds of people.
Will Nena make a song about this?
I hope they are luft balloons.
Everyone’s a Captain Kirk.
I’ll pay $2 to sponsor a balloon if my ‘message of hope’ inside can read, ‘Muhammed was a pedophile’.
He’ll probably get some kind of peace prize from the dopes over at Nobel and Oblamer is bound to wine and dine him and give him the Presidential Peace Medal.
As Dave Barry has been wont to say for years, you just can’t make this stuff up.
Nice. I'll award you 100 bonus points for the '80s song reference.
dfwgator made the first reference and should get the 100 points. AndrewB should get, uh, 99.
But I remember when it was an honorable title.
Heads will roll.