#1261 – Buoyant

Blimps were an exciting and rare sight in my area. I’ve probably seen them a dozen times. Half of them were in daylight so it looked kind of like a meandering fish drifting around. The other half were at night and the blimp had a grid of lights on the side that scrolled advertising by. For some reason a memory really sticks out from when I was a kid. I was sitting in my living room and heard the sound of very large fans off in the distance. I didn’t know what was going on at first but then I figured it out and ran outside. I made it just in time to see the blimp disappear behind the trees over my house.

Today’s Maximumble is forgetful.

Tags: , ,

14 thoughts on “#1261 – Buoyant”

  1. SCorinth says:

    You’re lucky to have seen any blimps at all near your home. Where I grew up, we had Chinook helicopters fairly often, but never any blimps. *Is jealous*

  2. here in colorado we have norad

  3. Led says:

    Here in Sweden, a local branch of the left party (communists) wanted to make all car/aircraft makers state-owned (they were then owned by GM and other non-Swedish companies) and use them to make airships to use instead of aircraft for flying within the countrys borders.

    I spent about two minutes thinking about how cool and steampunk-ish that would be before casting my vote on something completely else 😀

  4. Led says:

    instead of other aircraft* sry

    Meant airplanes ofc.

  5. Baughbe says:

    I was always fascinated by dirigibles. My local school oddly enough had dozens of books on them. I knew the entire history up to the final decision to decommission the last ones the US had running by the Navy. I even designed safer Hydrogen nodules. Someday, when the Steampunk Revolution happens, I may finally get to realize my dream of piloting a great airship.

  6. Maskman says:

    Biff’s blimp is all flat… 🙁

    I’ve seen a lot of blimps over the years – Used to be stationed near the home port / field of one of the Goodyear blimps. They never cease to strike me as surreal – So of course Biff would have one!

  7. A non e-moose says:

    You just need a cloudwalking spell

  8. i.half4 says:

    Thought I might make the first reference to Zeppelin here, but then noticed the two comments already posted by Zep. As if.

    Nice to near about safer hydrogen nodules. I hope that makes them less ozone reactive as well as less likely to make for cool album covers.

  9. Radical Edward says:

    I see a theme of fantasy backfiring in this week’s Biff.

  10. Cari says:

    Oh the humanity!

  11. Errick says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and pretend this is a My Little Pony reference, because I can.

  12. Slogra says:

    In Ohio, we have Pegasi but not unicorns. The unicorns all died out due to the Great Wyrm infestation of ’43; without blimps or wings, the poor critters just never had a chance.

  13. reynard61 says:

    Blimps?! You want Blimps?! Come to Indianapolis during 500 weekend and you’ll probably see no fewer than *FIVE* of them (plus other assorted helicopters and airplanes) hovering/circling/flying around the track. One of these days I fully expect an air-to-air collision. Other than that; yeah, bringing the Dirigible (technically, the actual name of Zeppelins. Zeppelin was the name of the German company that built them) back would be awesome.

  14. MadDavid says:

    Mythical creatures week!

    Also, Biff has a pretty one-track mind when it comes to designing flying things.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *