Ballooning Costs

virgin balloonI’m still excited about the news that Branson has joined the fight to put money aside to lead the way in fighting global warming issues.

I blogged about it here a month ago, you’ll recall.

Well, of course the Onion has a take on this. It’s mean, but it is funny:

Analysts are predicting that the $3 billion Sir Richard Branson has pledged for developing energy sources to combat global warming could come close to matching the amount the entrepreneur, adventurer, and Virgin CEO has already spent on elaborate balloon-based excursions.

That’s the main joke, but to me, even funnier is the ending line of the artice:

Branson also reportedly plans to invest billions more on a time machine that would enable him to prevent the creation of Virgin Airways, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by some four percent worldwide.


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3 Responses to Ballooning Costs

  1. Aaron F. says:

    Oh man!!! I’d forgotten how much I love the Onion. The other news bites on the sidebar of the one you linked are just as fantastic, if not more so! 🙂

  2. John Branch says:

    Others favor love, but in my book, it’s The Onion that’s good for anything that ails ya.

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