Tales of X-day Past

From: "Pastor Pressure" <pressure@moreslack.com>
Newsgroups: alt.slack
Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2002 2:22 PM

It was after careful calculation and planning that Ed handed me the small
PVC pipe bomb that he had constructed. We took careful consideration of the
weight and size of our little payload and filled a sufficient number of
helium balloons to give our home-made incendiary a moderately fast ascent.
We timed out the fuse so that we knew that we would have enough for 90
seconds of ascent before detonation. The fuse however was our undoing. We
released the balloons, lit the fuse and the whole thing floated five feet
over our heads, caught a draft and stayed right there. The only travel it
made was across the field toward populated areas. As the fuse shortened,
the balloons began to climb at a painfully slow rate. We were shitting
ourselves. Then, with a little more than 10 seconds on the fuse the ascent
began to get steeper and we breathed a sigh of relief when it reached around
30ft and exploded loudly with no damage to person or property.

This, of course, never happend. I wasn't there and you can't prove it.

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