I’m missing things here. Why does a Montreal artist want to float a banana over Texas? Why a banana? (Via no chicken?) Why does he shamelessly misuse the term “geostationary”?
There are a lot of complaints. That $65,000 could go to more useful projects (like floating a giant steer over Texas?)(actually, if they can do it for a mere $65k, I think it’s a bargain. I predict cost overruns. That $1M cited later in the article sounds more likely, but still low.)
How could Texas retaliate? What would you fly over Montreal in protest? A giant Hockey puck?
Just to go ahead and get it out of the way: “Geostationary Banana Over Texas” – Band name!
It does seem like a lot of money when you consider it’s only going to be there for a month. And when you consider it’s a giant freaking helium banana. What exactly is the message he’s trying to get across, here?
Oh, yeah, and “Geotationary” is an awful highfalutin’ word to use for “tethered to the ground” (or even if they have some elaborate system of GPS units and fan motors). It’sd just a ballooon kept in one spot. By that criterion, the balloons over my local used-car dealer are “geostationary”.