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Why do people like balloons?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SPLogan, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. SPLogan

    SPLogan Member

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    Walking through my workplace everyday, I notice clusters of colorful balloons hovering above people's desks. They typically indicate that the person sitting beneath them is celebrating a birthday.
    Why the heck are balloons so appealing to people? :sarcastic
     
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  2. Pussyfoot Mouse

    Pussyfoot Mouse Super Mom

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    I guess it's for the same or similar reasons as flowers and other little gifts. They symbolize a term of endearment. It's just nice to make someone feel good. That and maybe they bring back that childhood feeling.:rolleyes:
     
  3. jeffrey

    jeffrey †ßig Dog†

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    I hate balloons. When people rub them, that sound..... UGH! Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it! Kind of like someone scraping their nails across a chalk board.
     
  4. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    Because they're colorful and float and make loud noises when you pop them. :D
     
  5. Bishka

    Bishka Veteran Member

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    Because balloons are like nothing else. They are full of helium, rubbery and you can make things out of them.
     
  6. Dark_Waltz

    Dark_Waltz Active Member

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    *walks in and starts singing*
    You and I in a little toy shop
    Buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got
    Set them free at the break of dawn
    'Til one by one they were gone
    Back at base, bugs in the software
    Flash the message, something's out there
    Floating in the summer sky
    Ninety-nine red balloons go by

    Ninety-nine red balloons
    Floating in the summer sky
    Panic bells, it's red alert
    There's something here from somewhere else
    The war machine springs to life
    Opens up one eager eye
    Focusing it on the sky
    As ninety-nine red balloons go by

    Ninety-nine decisions treat
    Ninety-nine ministers meet
    To worry, worry, super scurry
    Call out the troops now in a hurry
    This is what we've waited for
    This is it, boys, this is war
    The President is on the line
    As ninety-nine red balloons go by

    Neunundneunzig Kriegsminister
    Streichholz und Benzinkanister
    Hielten sich für schlaue Leute
    Witterten schon fette Beute
    Riefen: Krieg und wollten Macht
    Mann, wer hätte das gedacht?
    Daß es einmal so weit kommt
    Wegen neunundneunzig Luftballons
    Neunundneunzig Luftballons

    Ninety-nine dreams I have had
    And every one a red balloon
    It's all over, and I'm standing pretty
    In the dust that was a city
    I could find a souvenir
    Just to prove the world was here
    Here it is, a red balloon
    I think of you and let it go
    How can you not love balloons after that song!!
    See the balloons will be the end of us all!!!
    *cough*
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy A fool

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