30 May 2008

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (169)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Associated Press (from Tuesday, May 27; link good at time of posting):
A skydiver's hope to set a new free-fall record might have come to an end Tuesday when his ride to the sky left without him.

The helium balloon Michel Fournier was going to use to soar to the stratosphere detached from the capsule he was going to use to jump from 130,000 feet.

It happened after the balloon was inflated on the ground at the airport in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. The balloon drifted away into the sky without the capsule.

Fournier appeared disappointed as left the capsule and walked to the hanger. He was hugged by members of his entourage.

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