A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

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SDaniels April 9, 2010 @ 10:46 p.m.

Good one :) A sad part of the current climate is the proud, irrational anti-intellectualism. Sucks to watch that balloon readying to rise up and away, families all snuggly together in the sunset, watching the balloon, fueled by the gasses of family values and tethered tight to gut action, transport over the bend of consciousness that last sliver of guilt over not having even attempted to figure out what went wrong with education in this country...


antigeekess April 9, 2010 @ 11:03 p.m.

I like it. :)

Now all the balloonist needs is for a Libertarian to show up with a military semiautomatic to put a plug in her balloons one at a time and bring her down to earth (or sea).

Maybe then she can catch a ride with the guy in the boat.



CuddleFish April 9, 2010 @ 11:32 p.m.

The independent Fish waves a fin at nan, blows kisses to friends and enemies alike, and swims happily away. :)


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