June 11, 2009


UP (2009)

This is the movie the airline industry does not want you to see.

Why? The simple answer is this – follow the money.

The complicated answer – and I never thought I would say this – is that balloons are a much cheaper option than planes when it comes to traveling.

I will admit I am not made of money although sometimes I wish I was because then I could buy anything and everything like a glow in the dark rollercoaster or a flying trapeze for my back yard.

But I’m not rich and neither are you. Which is why I don’t do a lot of traveling… until now.

After watching “Up” I learned you don’t need to buy an airline ticket to go around the world.

All you need is about $75 worth of balloons and an old man – preferably retired – who has nothing better to do than blow them up for you. You can usually find these men in nursing homes or bingo halls. I am in the process of staking those places out as we speak.

When finished, you can either attach the balloons to your house or a sturdy chair at which point you are free to go wherever you want.

I’m not sure where I will go when all my balloons are blown up, but I can assure you this: it will be a land of awesomeness and amazing things. There is no doubt about that.

Name one airplane that can take you there. I can’t.

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